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Free Web 2.0 Tools


15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student Should Have

Aviary - A free suite of online tools (image editor, audio editor, music creator, etc.)

BeFunky.com - Do amazing things with your digital photos - cool, free photoshop site.
BigHugeLabs - Tons of cool stuff to do with your digital photos.
BigMarker.com - "Use this to conduct online tutoring or brainstorming sessions and other presentations. You can create your choice of a public or private online meeting room."
Blabberize - Make a "blabber" by uploading an image and then adding narration.

BookBub.com - Provide your email address and you will receive daily e-mails with offers for free or very cheap ebooks for ereaders.

Capzles - An interactive timeline creator.
ClassTools - "Create free educational games, quizzes, activities, and diagrams."
Comic Strip Creator - Allows users to create one to six panel comic strips.
CoolText - Create your own customized graphics and logos that can then be saved or copied and pasted.
Cosmo Learning - Free educational resources organized by subject area.
Creaza - "An integrated, web-based toolbox for creative work. You use the toolbox along with various fully developed thematic universes: historical periods, fairy-tales, fantasy worlds, and current challenges, such as climate/environment. Creaza integrates professional and user-generated content, creative tools and a social network in a new and innovative way."EverNote - Remember everything...from creating text and ink notes, to snapshots of whiteboards and product labels, to clips of webpages, Evernote users can capture anything from their real and digital lives and find it all anytime.

DoppleMe - Create a cartoon/avatar of yourself.

Easel.ly - Create and share visual ideas - cool online poster-maker.

FillAnyPDF.com - Fill in PDF forms online for free.
Fodey - Allows users to create customized graphics, such as "fake" newspaper clippings and wanted posters.
Gliffy - Free online diagramming software that allows users to effortlessly create flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.
Glogster - Combine and edit images and sounds to create an online "poster." Glogster.edu allows teachers to create virtual classrooms for activities.
GoAnimate - Make animated movies.
Google - Useful for more than just searches, sign up for a Google account and you'll have access to Google Documents (like Microsoft Word, but better because multiple people can edit a document from various locations), Google Calendar (create a class calendar and embed it in your page), and much more.
Google Earth Tutorial - Learn how to use Google Earth meaningfully in your classroom.
GoSoapBox.com - Help make sure students are understanding what is being taught in class with real-time feedback tools.
Instagrok.com - A useful research tool, enter in a search term and Instragrok will produce a concept map and create a list of reliable websites.
Issuu - Upload files to create a professional-looking online magazine.
Join.Me - "Mac and Windows users can easily share their computer screens with each other. Once you've downloaded the Join.Me cilent, you can start sharing your screen with anyone you'd like."
KeepVid - Allows you to get around the YouTube filter to show students videos- go to this site and then copy and paste a link to a YouTube video to show.
Kizoa - Slideshow, video, and collage maker.

LearningInHand - Learn how to incorporate new technology - like ipods, podcasting, and blogs - in your classroom and see examples of how other schools are doing so.
Live Binders - Create a digital "binder" of information for your classes or have students create their own "binders."
MakeBeliefComix - Create customized cartoon strips.
Microsoft Office Tutorials - Free online Microsoft Office Tutorials.
Mindomo - "A versatile mind-mapping tool...create and edit mind maps, and share them with others." A great tool for collaborative work and brainstorming activties.
Museum Box - Create virtual museum displays.
National Repository of Online Courses - "A growing library of high-quality online course content for students and faculty in higher education, high school and Advanced Placement."
NounProject - Over 150,000 icons that you can copy and paste into your work.

Only2Clicks - A free service that organizes your favorite websites by tabs (school, sports, news, etc.).

PDFonline.com - Convert PDFs to Word documents for easy editing.
Pen.io - Create and edit your own webpages completely free with no registration required!
PhotoPeach - Upload photos and add music to make professional-looking slideshows that you can embed in a blog or website for free.
PicMonkey.com - Free photo editing site with other features (like collage) coming soon.
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Polleverywhere - "Poll everywhere is a live audience polling application. Ask your audience a question, they answer by texting their vote/answer in with their cell phone and results are updated live!
PosterMaker - Turn any photo into a poster.
PowerPoint Games - This site has templates to create common games (Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?) for your classroom.

PowToon - From the creators "PowToon will create the world’s most minimalist, user friendly and intuitive presentation software that allows someone with no technical or design skills to create engaging professional “look and feel” animated presentations. Our aim is to establish a new presentation category called “powtoon” – a combination of presentation and animated cartoon – as the industry standard for evolved (animated) presentation."
Prezi Presentation Creator - Create presentations that go beyond Powerpoint.
PrimaryAccess - Presentscreate digital movies or storyboards with primary source documents.
ProCon - Presents "pro" and "con" information on a variety of controversial topics, useful for persuasive writing, critical thinking, and current events activities.

Project Gutenberg - free ebooks
PurposeGames - Allows users to create custom games for free.
PuzzleMaker - Create word and number puzzles.
Quizlet - Make online flashcards, quiz yourself, and share with friends.
Royalty-free Music - Music that can be added to movies, glogs, and other presentations.
RubiStar - Allows teachers to create rubrics for project-based activities for free.
ScreenJelly.com - Allows anyone to quickly create a narrated screencast up to three minutes long.

Screenleap.com - "Easy to use, all you have to do is download the java applet and you're ready to share your screen with anyone at anytime."
Screenr.com - Allows users to create narrated screencasts, but a Twitter account is required to save your recordings.
Scribblar.com - "A simple service designed for creative, real-time collaboration - users can upload and edit images and drawing together. There's also support for math functions in your whiteboard."
Sense-Lang.org - Not a great typer? Become one with free online typing tutorials and games.
Sharendipity - Quickly create and share simple video games with the help of easy-to-follow tutorials.
Shelfari - Create a virtual bookshelf and participate in online reading groups and discussions.
Shidonni - Draw your own animals and then animate them in a virtual world.
Slide.com - "Slide is a basic, one-function slideshow tool. The user can upload their images and design a slideshow using various templates and effects."
SlideCarnival - Free professional-looking templates for Google Slides - just click the name of the template you like and it will open in Google Slides, make a copy, and begin work.

SMARTExchange - Find lessons that incorporate your SMART board.

SnagFilms.com - Founded in 2008, our mission is to bring the world of independent film to broader audiences everywhere. SnagFilms.com offers thousands of great independent movies and documentaries for free. Our films entertain and inform, engage and inspire, satisfy every taste, encourage discovery, and create community.
Stitch.it - "Simply copy-and-paste a set of links in our text box and click 'Stich It'. We'll convert those links into one short URL for you to share. It's that easy!"
StudyStack.com - "StudyStack is an easy-to-use, green alternative to the labor-intensive buying of hundreds of index cards and handwriting each question and answer over and over and over."
Surveymonkey.com - "With a basic account, users can join for free and create a 10-question survey and collect up to 100 responses."
Symbaloo.com - "Symbaloo is a new way to organize, share your online life and discover that of others."
Tagxedo - "Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."
TED - Short talks given by a host of people representing myriad subjects.
TextTheMob.com - Polling site - allows registered users to ask 3 questions with 50 respondants per question for free.
ThinkFree - Just like Microsoft Office - in fact, you can open and save documents created with Micosoft Office (.doc, .xls, .ppt).
TimeToast.com - "Timetoast is an incredibly easy-to-use timeline tool that results in a clean presentation. Simply create a new timeline, and add your events. Each event requires a title, date, and description, and the user can choose whether or not to upload images. Because each event has a character count, users must be thrifty with their words in the descriptions."

TopDocumentaryFilmsOnline - Watch top documentary films for free online.
VoiceThread - Create a slideshow of images with voice narration. Groups of people in different locations can interact and comment on the slideshow.
Voki - Record your own voice to create your personalized speaking avatar. Customize your Voki to look like you. Your Voki can then be embedded into a blog, webpage, Facebook, etc.

Wix.com - Create free websites.
Wordle - Users can create "word clouds" from a block of text - the more a word is used in the text passage the larger it will appear in the word cloud. Can be used as an interesting way to introduce a topic.