FREE web-based applications that can be utilized by teachers and students.


Visual Bloom's for the Digital Generation

A Visual Representation of Bloom's Taxonomic Hierarchy with a 21st Century Skills Frame.
This tool will help you conceptualize the ways in which you can use Web 2.0 tools to
employ higher order thinking skills in your students.

Web 2.0 Link Pages

Web 2.0 for Teachers - Kim Peacock

Dozens of links to Web 2.0 applications that can be utilized
for educational purposes.

TechChickTips

Links to Web 2.0 applications

Go2Web20.net

Links to Web 2.0 applications

The Five

Links to Web 2.0 applications

Productivity Tools

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Online documents similar to Office. Multiple people
can collaborate on one single document.

Zoho

An online, free version with office-like programs

Open Office

An free productivity sweet like Microsoft Office.

Cacoo

Website to create diagrams online.

Chartle

Create your own diagrams and graphs using this website.

Rich Chart Live

Create fantastic looking charts and graphs on
this website.

Exploratree

Ready-made graphic organizers. Print them out!

Scribd

Social publishing site, where tens of millions of people share original writings and documents

NextUp

Keep your meeting on schedule with this handy timer application.

PBWorks

Collaborate and share documents online. Educators get a free basic account. Sign your class up.

Poll Everywhere

Poll students on any subject you wish. Easy to setup.
Students can answer via text message or the internet.

new10_e0.gifUrtak

Polling website for creating embeddable Yes or No questions.

new10_e0.gifThinklinkr

Collaborate in real-time to create outlines and notes.

new10_e0.gifEntri

Entri is a free collaborative tool for writing and sharing documents.

new10_e0.gifScribblar

A multi-user interactive whiteboard program.

new10_e0.gifUrtak

A quick polling website that allows you to post Yes or No questions. You can embed your question(s) into a blog or wiki site.

new10_e0.gifTwiddla

A dynamic whiteboard simulator that allows you to write on or over websites, documents or chatrooms.

new10_e0.gifSkrbl

A collaborative whiteboard website similar to Microsoft OneNote.

new10_e0.gifPindax

A message board website where you can easily post sticky notes.

new10_e0.gifAnswer Garden

An easy tool to poll students or get some feedback.

new10_e0.gifLivebinder

An online tool where you can store and organize any of your files.

new10_e0.gifDropbox

A downloadable program that allows you to backup your files to the cloud. You can access any of your files from anywhere.




Wikis & Blogs

Wikispaces

Private wiki space for educators (make sure you sign
up as an educator). Kids can collaborate on projects
together to teach others about their subject. Also includes
tutorials and guides on how to use wikis in your classroom.
Create your own wiki for your classroom. Need ideas?
Check this out.

Wetpaint

Create your own free wiki here!

Blogger.com

Yet another website for classroom blogging. Check out
techronicity for teachers.

Edublogs

Another website for creating classroom blogs.

ClassBlogmeister

Create a blog for your classroom. Teachers have
the option of approving any blog posting before it
is made public.

Edmodo

Create your own in-class network. Blog, share files,
have discussions.

Classchatter

Free blogging and web tools for teachers at all levels of education.

Presentation Tools

Prezi

Non-linear presentation tool that works as a
great alternative to Powerpoint.

Sliderocket

An alternate to Powerpoint, Sliderocket has some
similar features with some fun animated extras.

Vuvox

Create linear slideshow presentations. Use pictures
and links to enhance your presentation.

Xtranormal

Animation website. Students can create downloadable
movies using text to create voices.

Animoto

This website automatically generates slideshow
presentations with music from pictures and video.

Protopage

Customizable webpage that can display text, weblinks,
pictures and video. Windows can be created and
moved around with ease. Could make a great classroom
website or be used as a presentation tool for children's projects.

Blabberize

Hilarious website that allows you to add sound to a
picture and animate the mouth. WARNING: Preview
pictures and audo before you show your students!

Slideshare

Upload powerpoints, word documents and pdf files
to create online slideshows. Embed them into your
wikis or blogs.

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Online documents similar to Office. Multiple
people can collaborate on one single document.

Flixtime

Create a 60 second video using your pictures and videos.

new10_e0.gif280 Slides

An easy to use web-based presentation tool.

new10_e0.gifEmpressr

A rich-media presentation tool.

new10_e0.gifPreZentit

A simple online slideshow creator.

new10_e0.gifMagnoto

A "free-style blogging and website building" tool that can be used to create dynamic presentations.

new10_e0.gifPhotopeach

A slideshow maker that allows you to easily share your work.

new10_e0.gifSlide

Slideshow website that allows you to create videos and photo modifications.


Back Chat

Primarypad (Etherpad)

Instant Messaging website. 8 people at once. Color-coded
typing allows you to monitor who has typed what. Easy to
set up. Could also be used to edit text as a group.

TodaysMeet

Create an instant conversation in your room. Students
can have a back-chat going on during the lesson.

Chatzy

Create an online instant messaging class. The
teacher can control access to the board completely.

Wallwisher

A message board where you can stick post-it notes on
your wall.

Neat Chat

Online instant messaging board.

new10_e0.gifDonut Chat

Simple online chat site that allows up to 5 simultaneous users for free

new10_e0.gifLinoIt

Online bulletin board. You can add sticky notes, images and movies.

new10_e0.gifTinychat

Live video chatrooms for collaboration in the classroom.

new10_e0.gifTitanpad

A site where students or teachers can collaborate simultaneously.

new10_e0.gifBacknoise

Easy to use back chat website.

new10_e0.gifTypeWith.me

A collaboration tool similar to Primarypad.

new10_e0.gifStinto

Create your own private chat room quickly.

new10_e0.gifBabelWith.me

A collaboration tool similar to Primarypad.



Bookmarking & Research Tools

Delicious

Save your bookmarks online so you don't lose them.
Share your bookmarks with others. Follow
bookmarks from other people.

Diigo

Research and sharing website. Highlight and add sticky notes to
websites as you research. Save and share your research with others.
Create groups to share research that is found. Teachers could pose
questions on webpages using sticky notes for children to answer.
Use the "Webslides" feature to create a presentation of websights
or a webquest.

Google Bookmarks

Save your bookmarks online so you don't ose them. Bookmarks stay private.

Snipd

Great for saving research. Add snipd to your favourites and click on it to begin using! It takes screen shots of anything you highlight and saves them for you!

Trailfire

Create linear paths through the internet from site to site. Leave
annotations or sticky notes on pages to highlight information or to
give feedback. Teachers and students could create webquests.
Trails of websites can be created to provide students with links to
information. Use as a presentation tool, going from site to site. Multiple users can work on the same trail, allowing students to keep track of where they have been to retrieve information (website bibliography).

Cl1p.net

Internet clipboard. Copy and paste items and text to use on multiple computers.

Otto Bib

Using an ISBN number, automatically generate bibliographies in any format you choose.

FlickrStorm

Save flickr photos to your own tray. Allows teachers to pre-select certain pictures and avoid inappropriate content.

My Note It

Online note-taking tool for students with the ability to share notes with others.

new10_e0.gifSymbaloo

A website that allows you to save your bookmarks visually. Edu accounts ($$) allow you to have your own Symbaloo page.


Word Cloud Generators

Wordle

Create word clouds using text copied from
word processors or websites.

Tagxedo

Word cloud creator. Different designs and an easy
save option.

WorditOut

Word cloud creator. Has a variety of options.

Tagul

Word cloud creator. You can click on any words
in your cloud to search the term.

Clusty

Word search that displays results in a word cloud.
Click on words to see results.

Word Mosaic

Use words to create artistic mosaics.

Mind-mapping

Bubbl

Mind-mapping or Web-mapping tool great for making
connections between ideas. Use it to brainstorm ideas
or create storylines.

Gliffy

Mind-mapping or Web-mapping tool great for making
connections between ideas. Use it to brainstorm
ideas or create storylines.

Text2MindMap

Create your own mind map from text

new10_e0.gifMindmeister

Online mind-mapping tool. Free sign up allows up to 3 collaborative maps.


Story Creation, Writing & Comics

Tikatok

Students can create a story on the website, upload photos or
drawings, and publish their work. Download pdf versions to
print out. Story starters included. Multiple students can
collaborate on one book. Browse other student created
books (author's names/information are kept private).

Big Universe

Read, create and share children's books online. Read
published works with the option for purchase. Create
books (including animations) and save them on a virtual
bookshelf. Students can also rate and recommend their
favourite books to others.

new10_e0.gifChogger

Online comic creator.

new10_e0.gifZooburst

Students can create pop-up books with this website.

new10_e0.gifToonDoo

Cartoon site.

new10_e0.gifStripgenerator

Comic strip creator.

new10_e0.gifOneword

Writing prompt website that chooses a random word
and gives students an area to write.

new10_e0.gifComic Master

Easy to use graphic novel creator.

new10_e0.gifWitty Comics

Comic strip creator.

new10_e0.gifSuper Hero Squad

An easy to use Marvel comic book creator.

new10_e0.gifReadWriteThink Comic Creator

Another online comic strip creator


Mapping

Community Walk

Create your own interactive map, showcasing local or
international places. Add in photos and text.

Scribble Maps

A resource that allows you to draw or place markers
on a google map. You can then share your map with others.

Mapalist

Create a visual list using Google Earth and Spreadsheets.

Sound

Audacity

A free downloadable program that allows you to
edit your sound files. Edit length, add sound effects
or mash more than one song together. To use mp3s,
make sure you download and instal the Lame mp3 encoder.

Aviary

Photo editing, vector drawing and sound
editing tools. This free, online multimedia suite has it all. New feature similar to Garageband.

JamStudio

Forget copyright! This online music creator will allow
students to create their own original piece of music
to accompany any presentation or video they have created.

new10_e0.gifSoundation Studio

A garageband-like website


Timeline

new10_e0.gifDipity

Timeline creator. You can include pictures, video and sound.

new10_e0.gifTimerime

You can include pictures, video and sound.

new10_e0.gifTimetoast

Simple timeline creator.

new10_e0.gifXtimeline

A collaborative multimedia timeline creator

new10_e0.gifTimeglider

Another online timeline creator.



Animation

Xtranormal

Animation website. Students can create downloadable
movies using text to create voices.

Aniboom

Animation website. Students can create their own
simple animations. Watch the tutorial video.

Memoov

Animation website. Students can create animated
movies and record voices for the characters.

DoInk

An online animation creation. Draw and create
animated sequences.

Blabberize

Hilarious website that allows you to add sound to a
picture and animate the mouth. WARNING: Preview
pictures and audo before you show your students!

new10_e0.gifCard Funk

An interactive card maker.

Picture Editing and Sharing

Photoshop.com

Online photo editing website.

Flickr

Share your photos with others around the globe.
Search through thousands of pictures.

Shape Collage

Free downloadable program that allows you
to create fantastic looking picture collages
from your saved images.

Voice Thread

Have group conversations around images, documents
and videos.

Jing

Share screen pictures and video over the internet. Include
comments on your pictures and video. Teachers could
use it to verbally comment on student homework or create
instructional "How-to" Videos. Videos are hosted by the website.

Picnik

Fun, easy to use photo editing website.

Psykopaint

Turn your pictures into paintings by classic
artists using this website

Aviary

Photo editing, vector drawing and sound editing
tools. This free, online multimedia suite has it all.

Befuddlr

Create puzzles from your pictures that you
can solve on your Smartboard.

Splashup

Online image editor. Allows you to easily share your
photos and images on Picasa, Flickr and Facebook.

Sumopaint

Fun, online image editor. Has a variety of
options many others do not.

Citrify

Online photo editor. You can touch up your
photos or add effects.

new10_e0.gifWebInpaint

This website will allow you to easily delete unwanted objects from pictures.

new10_e0.gifTinytags

This tool creates custom sales tags.

new10_e0.gifSlimber

A painting tool that allows you to save to a public gallery and replay your painting.

new10_e0.gifViscosity

A modern art generator.



Art & Drawing Sites

Jackson Pollock

Easy, fun paint blotch website. Use Notebook
screen-capture to save your paintings!

This is Sand

Exactly what it says. Create multi-layered
sedimentary works of art. Use Notebook
screen-capture to save your paintings!

Mr. Picassohead

Create custom Picasso heads with
this easy to use website. Save or
email your painting.

Artpad

Online canvas that allows you to paint using
different brushes and paintcans. Add text to
your drawing. Replay the making of your creation live!

Flame

Quite possibly the coolest art site ever,
Flame allows you to make fantastic flowing
creations.

Psykopaint

Turn your pictures into paintings by
classic artists using this website

Odosketch

Online sketching website with multiple pencils
and colours.

Bomomo

Hard to describe this one. Tiny balls follow
you around on screen. When you click, they colour.

Cosketch

An online drawing tool with the option
to upload and work on your own image.

Doodlewall

Users sign up for their very own wall where they
can create one doodle daily. Doodles are saved so
you can look back at your work.

Flockdraw

Create drawings on this online whiteboard and
embed them in your blog or wiki page

Graffiti Creator

Create a custom graffiti logo with this
website. Use Notebook print-capture
to save your logo.

Logo Ease

Create a custom logo quickly with this website.

Mutapic

Combine two pictures to create original art.

Sketchcast

Sketch online with this website. Record
your sketch with audio for playback.
Embed your video in your blog

Mugtug

Another online drawing website for creating
your own pictures. This one has a few more
advanced options.

Supalogo

Custom online logos. Just type in the words
and hit generate.

Red Studio

Interactive art games. Try Fautograph,
Chance Words, Remix and YouDesign.

Repper

This website allows you to create and download
custom patterns for backgrounds of websites,
desktops or presentations.