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									                   Express Yourself with Web 2.0 Tools
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Animoto - Animoto videos- as easy as 1, 2, 3 -music videos for your images and
pictures. With high production value motion graphics synchronized to every beat of your
music – make sure sign up for education as it is free or Picture Trail – as far as I know no
education account

Artpad – draw and your drawing is played back for you – view others’ work

Arkive – “images of life on Earth”, more than just a collection of images, it has
thousands of videos, images and facts about the world’s species. This is the digital
version of Noah’s Ark

Audacity - Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio – down load from the
county website and make sure you download lame Great tutorial

Awesome Highlighter - Awesome Highlighter lets you highlight text and note on
web pages and then gives you a small link to the highlighted page.

Awesome Stories - A link site that allows users to source information about films,
famous trials, disasters, history and biography free for schools

      Lesson Plans      Narrations   Slide Shows Videos| Images         Audio Clips

                            Documents              Topics

Blogger - Blogger is a free blog publishing tool from Google for easily sharing your
thoughts with the world. Blogger makes it simple to post text, photos and video

Build Your Wild Self – create a unique you built of different animal parts

CamStudio - Records screen activity from the Windows desktop into standard AVI
movie files. It is an ideal tool for creating software demonstrations

Capzles - create beautiful, interactive, rich-media timelines online using videos, photos,
text, music, audio and most documents
Class Tools - allows you to create free educational games, activities and
diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet!

Certificate Street - Printing out award certificates has never been easier! Just
download, fill out & print. 100% Free. No registration required!

Cl1p – copy and paste between computers in 3 easy steps---only keeps it for 7 days

Comic Strips – lots of different sites Kerpoof ToonDoo Make Beliefs Comics
                  PikiStrips Witty Comics

Common Craft - three-minute videos help educators simply the best

Creaza - offers an engaging suite of online tools where kids can use their imagination
by creating, publishing and sharing digital stories.

Digital Vaults - an amazing site where students can create digital content with primary
resources. Students can search photographs, documents, and other records and collect
them. Students can use collected items to create their own digital poster or to make a
movie. Students can also create a Pathway Challenge. In a challenge, students create a
series of clues that show relationships between photographs, documents and other

Diigo –

Dropbox - the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online – wow

Edistorm - takes the metaphor of sticky notes on a boardroom wall and brings it online
allowing anyone - anywhere to brainstorm with only a web browser


Embedit - the easiest way to embed any document or any webpage in your blog, profile,
or website. It works with PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Eyeplorer -   an interactive data visualization of various facts and the relationships
between them based on data

Fences - Fences is a program that helps you organize your desktop, and can hide your
icons when they're not in use. It's FREE for personal use
Flickr - Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application -. Show off your
favorite photos and videos to the world Spell with Flickr

Fling the Teacher - interactive Flash learning games new create own character
Example Matter and Energy

FLV Player - FLV Player is a standalone application to play Flash FLV files with.

Glogster - This is just the first step in making education and technology more engaging
for educators and students!
Example Weather

Go Animate - On GoAnimate you can make your own animated characters,
direct your own cartoons and watch others' creations. It's easy, fun and free! BUT
DomoAnimate – better for students

Google for educators - Earth - Sketch Up – Docs – Reader - WOW
Google Search Engine – create your own and embed

Ideas to Inspire - collection of collaborative presentations, which offer a large
number of ideas for engaging lesson activities

Issue -Explore a world of publications by people and publishers alike. Collect, share
and publish in a format designed to make your documents look their very best

Jigsaw - site that makes it simple to create custom jigsaw puzzles. Just upload a jpeg
image to the site, choose how many pieces you want, what shape you want the pieces to
be and Jigsaw Planet does the rest. You instantly have a custom interactive puzzle for
your students to play! The puzzles can be saved for your own account, shared with
students via a url, or embedded into your classroom website for easy access

Jog the Web - web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a
series of web sites. Its step by step approach of taking viewers through web sites
allowing the author to annotate and ask guiding questions for each page is unique.

Letterpop - Use LetterPop to create eye-popping newsletters, actionable presentations,
irresistible invitations, beautiful product features, sizzling event summaries, informative
club updates, lovely picture collages, and a whole lot more

Lit2Go - a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. You

      Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go,
      Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer,
      View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen,
      Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.
Media Converter – Convert flv files to window media files everyone can see

Mindomo - an online mind map Software where users can create, view and share mind
maps in their browse limited 6 free

Middle Spot - Search and bookmark the web with screenshots captured in real time.
Pan, zoom, group, and organize what you've bookmarked in a borderless mashtab. Create
as many mashtabs as you want, keep them private or share them with friends and

Mixbook - Create personalized Photo Books, Photo Albums and Scrapbooks in seconds
with our
easy, online
Photo Book

Movavi - free Online Video Converter No software to install. No ads to interrupt.

Museum boxes- This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or
description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.

Ning - An online service to create, customize, and share a social network
Example Ning in Education

PBS Video

PhotoStory – make great looking movies using images with easy editing tools tutorial
Saves to wmv

Piclit - great way to get students to think creatively and critically about writing.
Students can choose any picture and then use the word list to create a sentence

Picnik - Photo editing made fun. Picnik makes your photos incredible with easy yet
powerful editing tools. Tweak a picture, create a slideshow
Podbean - podcast Social Subscribing lets you collect your favorite podcast in one
place and find everyone elses favorites

Portaportal - Portaportal is a web based bookmarking utility that lets you store links to
your favorite websites online

Prezi - some unique features like zooming presentations that grab and hold viewers
attention, lets you create a sort of walking path through your presentation

Quietube - is a handy little browser extension that removes all the clutter from YouTube
allowing you to view only your selected video. Quietube removes all advertising, sidebar
content, comments, and ratings. Installing Quietube requires nothing more than dragging
the Quietube button to your toolbard. Then anytime that you're on YouTube click the
Quietube button to remove all of the clutter and just watch your selected video.

Readwritethink - Providing educators and students access to the highest quality
practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction
Examples Student Material

Rubistar - a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the
time to develop them from scratch. - is a new service that makes it possible to view YouTube videos without
displaying the related videos and associated comments. This could be a particularly
useful tool for anyone publicly showing a YouTube clip. To use simply
copy the url of a YouTube video and paste it into

Screenjelly - records your screen activity with your voice so you can spread it via
Twitter or email
Scribd - Scribd is a social publishing site, where tens of millions of people share
original writings and documents
Example English Just for Fun
Shahi - visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images, and

Share Tabs - website that allows you to share several links with one web address.
Teachers can enter a list of websites they want students to visit into Share Tabs. After
entering the links, you create one Share Tabs URL that will open all of the links as
separate tabs in a web browser.
Examples: or

Shelfari - users build virtual bookshelves of the titles they own or have read, and can
rate, review, tag, and create a widget for your website or blog
Example Heres

Shmoop - Smart, fun, plain-spoken study guides and teacher resources, some pics and

Simply Box - is a web tool that allows users to capture content from any web page and
put it into a box

Sheppard software - educational games, learning games for kids, online geography
games, online learning, endangered species, animals, english vocabulary, science online

Sketchcast – record a sketch with or w/o voice, then watch or embed in blog

Skype - With Skype you can make free calls over the internet to other people on Skype
for as long as you like, to wherever you like
SlideShare - Join SlideShare, the world's largest presentation sharing community.
Share publicly, privately. Add audio for webinar
Example Creative Thinking

Stickies - can be customized on nearly every level, from font to color to behavior
Stu’s Jeopardy - Stu's Double Jeopardy (for Windows) borrows from the lasting
legacy of the popular TV gameshow, Jeopardy! to make an exciting, interactive and

Teachertube - Our goal at is to provide an online community for
sharing instructional teacher videos

Time Toast - a place to create timelines that you can add to your blog or website. You
can create historical timelines of important events

Time Tube – enter a name or event and build a timeline with youtube videos
Thinkfinity - offers free lesson plans and educational resources for teachers,
parents and students

Tikatok - where kids channel their imagination into stories - and publish those stories
into books for you to share and treasure with friends and family – enter a name or event
and build a timeline with youtube videos
Example Dog Delta        Example Elvis

Triptico - lots of resources includes word magnets, timer, name selector, group
selector, score keeper, spinners, dice, score board, match, and more

TuxPaint – free download interactive paint program
Example Screenshots

Vimeo - home for the videos you create
Voice Thread - is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media
(images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways
- using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam)
- and share---VoiceThread is offering free educator accounts for all k-12 classroom
educators. These free accounts are identical to the Pro account in almost every aspect.
After you are signed in and on the Browse, Create, or Myvoice pages click the button up
top that says 'Go Pro' and then click the link in the next window that says 'K-12
classroom educators' video tutorial        tutorial
Example Classroom 2.0
Ed.VoiceThread is a secure collaborative network designed specifically for the k-12
school environment. Teachers and students can collaborate around almost any type of
media including voice, text, webcam, and drawing commentary in a secure environment.
Access is restricted to k-12 educators, students, and administrators to ensure safe
classroom collaboration.

View Pure - simple little tool that strips YouTube viewing of all of the distractions of
related videos, comments, and promoted videos

Voki -free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them
on your blog, profile

Webquests - find, create, share ---also can create scavenger hunts with Quia
Example Plant Webquest
Webspiration - Use Webspiration to map out ideas, organize with outlines and
collaborate online with teams or colleagues

Widgets – embedded in a page and interactive -- on-screen tools -clocks, event
countdowns, quizzes, daily weather, etc.

Woopid - technology training video tutorials. You can find a video about nearly every
gadget or computer question you may have. The videos are very easy to search by
category or keyword

Wordle - generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater
prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your
clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
Example Twenty ways to use wordle

YouTube -

Youtube to mp3 - enter the URL of the video you want to convert to MP3

50 tools Presentation     - 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based

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