Web 2.0 Tools


Tuxpi - Add frames, borders and edges, apply special effects and change colors, create montages and artwork.

Yogile - the easiest way to share photos, photos are deleted after 14 days.

Fotoflexer - claimed to be the worlds most advanced online image editor, 13 or older.

Pixlr - and promoted as the worlds most popular

Paint.net - download link, installed on all student netbooks

Photovisi - create a photo collage

Shape Collage - make a photo collage in almost any shape (software download)

PicMonkey - a set of eay to use online photo editing tools

Thinglink - tag images with popup buttons all over the image.

Google Maps

Google Lit Trips - free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth.

Your GMap Put your favorite places on a map. Add your comments. Sample

Tripline a new way to create animated maps that you can post right into your web page or embed on your blog. 13 or older.

Animaps - create animated google maps complete with images, text, etc.

Storyjumper is a place to create and discover stories for kids, must be 13 or older without paid registration

Storybird Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards.

Myths and Legends Story Creator - Create your own stories with Story Creator 2!

Voice Thread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments. 13 or older

MuseumBox - build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.

Photostory link to program download, this is installed on many computers in BGRS

Comic Master - created by National Literacy Trust in the UK, email and pass, all ages.

Comics, Newspapers and Posters - Learn about the design of these forms of communication, a Learn Alberta resource. 

Create Your Own Comic - Marvel Superhero, registration required to save, parent permision required for under 13 yr. of age.

Make Beliefs Comix - Create your own comic strip, print or email your comic only.

ToonDoo Comic book creator tool - 13 or older

Voki - allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages, 13 or older on teacher registered classroom version only.

Pixton - a great way to make comics, the basic account is free.

Doink - simple and friendly animations on an iOS, 13 or older.

Hero Machine - create your own character with 1000's of different features.

Prezi - Create astonishing presentations live and on the web, 13 or older with parent permission.

Glogster EDU is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video, parent permision required under 13 yr. of age.

VoiceThread: Collaborative, asynchronous Voice Thread discussions! 13 or older.

Jux - Slide shows with text, Google street view and captions, text on video, articles. 13 or older.

Easle.ly - easily the best infographic creation program, it is in beta so expect frequent changes.

Dipity Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. 13 or older.

TimeGlider Create, share, and publish zooming/panning interactive timelines. 13 or older.

TimeToast create and share timelines online

Capzles - multimedia rich timelines. 13 or older.

LIFE Photo Timeline Select the pictures you want to use (from LIFE.com's archive, your Flickr account, or both), write your own narration, and, if you like, share your finished product.

Tiki Toki is a web app that makes it dead easy to make stunning, animated timelines that work in your browser.

Delicious is a social book marking service. Users can tag, save, manage and share web pages. 13 or older.

Titanpad similar to etherpad but open to anyone on the internet

TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in real time. 13 or older.

Twiddla is a no setup, web-based meeting playground. Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Students can make drawings, ideas and chat with one another in real time!

Edistorm collaborative sticky notes

Fakebook - just like facebook but for students to create fictional characters  or historical people.

Dabbleboard - online collaboration centered around the whiteboard

Cel.ly - free group text messaging and polling. 13 or older.

gText - text messaging

remind101 - Texting for a class for teachers. Parent consent if uner 13.

Thinkbinder - an easy way to share files, information and work on a collaborative whiteboard. 13 or older.

StixyThink of Stixy as your online bulletin board. Create as many Stixyboards as you like, one for each project. Use Stixy to easily organize and share.

Socrative - engage the class using any device.

Create A Graph! - create area, bar, pie and line graphs from the National Center for Education Statistics. This is an interactive charting tool!

bubbl.us - free web application for brainstorming online. Registration required.

Gliffy Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and other drawings online with the Gliffy diagram editor. Registration required - email.

Cacoo - a free site that allows you to create diagrams and drawings, such as network charts, mind maps, site maps and more online. registration required.

Popplet - a web-based mind mapping application that lets you visually collaborate with other Popplet users. It can collect documents, pictures, videos, and text. 13 or older, registration required.

Spiderscribe - an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool. It lets students and teachers organize their ideas by connecting notes, files, calendar events, etc. in free-form maps. Users can also collaborate and share those maps online with other users. Registration required.

Spicynodes - collapsable mind maps that encourage exploration. Parent permission for under 13, registration required.

Animoto produces TV-quality music videos using your photos in just minutes. Example. 30 second max on free account. Registration required, 13 and older.

Creaza - video editor, mind mapping, audi editor and cartooning. Registration required, 15 or older.

Stroome - mix it up mash it out. Registration required, no personaly identifiable information if under 13.

smallnew.gifWeVideo - video storytelling.  The free account has1 GB of storage. Registration required, 13 or older.

Zamzar - online conversion of video files, max 100 mb.

Online Converter - convert from almost andy format to another in the same media type.

star.pngEvernote - catch phrase "Remember Everything", an excellent note taking took with apps for all platforms and devices. Also Evernote for Schools.

Evernote Apps - http://evernote.com/evernote/ for every OS, Apple, Android, Windows, Blackberry, etc. 

Diffen Compare, contrast and find the difference between any two things!

Persuade Star - This free online application is designed to help students in grades 5-12 write an online persuasive essay. Registration required.

Spezify is a visual search engine that aggregates search results from multiples sources.

Qwiki a summary of search results using images, voice and text, 13 or older.

MyPicsMap View Flickr photos on google maps.

Wikihood - a mashup of wikipedia and google maps. Apps available for iPad, iPod

InstaGrok - a mashup of various search tools in a web like manner

Visual Search - search by entering in a photo instead of words.

Searching Google Infographic - a great infographic that shows the tips and tools that Google has for internet search.

Survey Monkey - the world's leading provider of web-based survey solutions. Registration required.

Try the Forms in Google Docs, data is automatically imported into a Google Spreadsheet as the results come in.

Tagxedo - turns famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, into a visually stunning tag cloud, with words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

Wordle - generate “word clouds” from text that you provide

Tagul - very flexible with many settings to control the look of the word cloud. Registration required.

LiveBinders - a great online binder for notes, web page captures, searches, videos, PDF, images, etc. Registration required, 13 or older.

TextCompactor - compact your text to any fraction of the original you choose. Cut and paste the text into the box and adjust the slider to see the resulting summary.

Spreaker - a site to make podcasts and share them with others. 13 or older.

Typing Club - an excellent online typing tudor, no adds and very informative stats.

Paper Rater - copy and paste your text on the site to have it rated for grammar, readability, plagarism, spelling, etc. Must be of Legal Age to use.

Plagarism Checker - check essays or research papers for any plagiarism.

Note: Do not post documents in public shared areas that have personal information.

Ge.tt - 2 GB free, no install or account required.

Jumpshare - simple, free file sharing, no signup required, all files deleted after 2 weeks, simple URL to access files, group sharing.

Classtools.net allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge! Interactive Venn DiagramTimelinesFlashcard GeneratorDiamond NineBurger Diagram (story/essay planner)Jigsaw DiagramSource Analyzer,

Read, Write, Think A collection of online tools that accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.

Weebly! is by far the easiest way to create a free website or blog by using a simple drag and drop interface. Teachers must create accounts for students under 13.

Smartboard Notebook - a web bases tool to look at noteboof files created on Smartboards.

Create a Graph - National Center for Education Statistics, line, bar, pie, etc.

Chartle - simplicity, ubiquity and interactive chart making.

TinkerCAD - a web based 3D CAD program

Wix - free website creation and hosting.