Created by djainslie
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This mindmap is a work in progress and will be updated as I explore and add tools that I use.
Stixy allows you to add images, docs, to do lists, and stickies to the stixyboard
Can share using email addresses (1/10)
Can create wall, add stickies
Can embed, RSS feed and share
Can also add image, video, audio, url to notes (but need url link to do that)
Don't have to be logged in to add
great potential- more options then wallwisher- user agreement for 13 or older for account use
Can have groups and share within- great feature for HS classes using
Can post videos from youtube and vimeo
Can post images
Can post documents
can highlight and go from sticky to sticky to showcase each
can share url, link code, and embed code for blog
Can add images, documents, text, polls. rss- can create groups as well as search
for primary students, quick, easy no logging in required
A way to add sticky notes on a 'notepad'.
No collaboration, sharing, only used by person logged in. Very much like Apple's sticky notes app
simple new sticky wall for organizing tasks
This application is easy to use, free, easy to share and collaborate, can be exported easily and you can attach notes and links.
A very easy mindmap to use. I like the way you have more freedom to link ideas and manipulate them. It is also easy to share and collaborate, can be exported easily, and you can set a print area. Only downside is that you can’t attach links or notes to the ideas. (but for a classroom brainstorm where you wouldn’t need them this is a great application)
I liked this mindmap, but only the basic service is free. As a free version you can only create and save three maps and you are limited as to the other features as well. Of course, the educators fee level is quite low so if you don’t mind paying go for it.
free version offers unlimited public maps, 3 collaborators, 1 team project, 3mb storage
Free version includes only 7 private maps and basic import/export
Complete feature list:
No need to set up account, free- for basic- 5 public diagrams up to 5mb- if you want to upgrade you will have to sign up for a premium account and pay- starts with a 30 day free trial
Very customizable- great for created flowcharts, floorplans, or libraries
can publish as image, url or in blogs
Free- no upgrades Like the look of it- can customize somewhat- but can't create topics off of subtopics
can add links, notes
can invite collaborators, publish and embed in blogs, export as image or print
Looks worth exploring, but haven't yet.
Video shows organizing websites, videos, ideas all in 'pearltrees'
built for teachers
free version has 3 mindmaps and can share-
paid versions 10/50 pounds student/teacher
Looks easy to use and contains many graphics
makes mindmap out of outlined text, can then edit and save as jpg
haven't checked it out yet-
does require sign-in with email and has paid version for more features
VERY easy to use- great basic highlighting tool
put in a url, highlight, then send link to highlighted website
can also share through twitter, facebook, wordpress, or delicious
Don't need an account- but if you use often and want pages your highlight saved you will want to sign-up for free account
Allows you to upload docs as well as urls- highlight, make notes, share
free version allows 30 pages a month
has paid version
This app- in my opinion does it all- highlight, share, make notes, comments, share to controlled groups- take a snapshot of website... it does it all and is a social bookmarking app that tags and organizes
Create a tabbed list of websites in one place so students can access sites you select
Great, easy to use graph program for kids, all web-based and then can be saved, printed, or sent (text or html).
Can embed as image, add images, google maps, text, and chat while drawing
No need to register
can save (sends link to email), print, send, replay drawing
invite by email
can use pen, shapes, lines, stamps,text, background color
Can embed, get url to share
use pen,text, eraser, background fill
Collaborate painting project
paint, upload, post
records your drawing and audio
combines drawing with social network abilities (friending and commenting on others)
records and has playback feature
easy, fast drawing tool, no registration required
This program is more of a drawing program that you can create a drawing sequence that then can be published and played.
Can buy coins to then purchase more props ($5.00 for 400)
Props are ones created by others.
need to be 13 years old to use- could be used in high school but doesn't have a teacher/classroom dashboard
fast, easy, no registration required
Can add scenes, music to background
earning gopoints can get you different animations to use
can publish and share-
but to download you have to pay .99- or 100 gopoints
not school friendly
can send through email-
New this year- looks like it is more user-friendly for schools, need to check it out more
Powered by Goanimate and a more controlled environment with no worry about inappropriate content
Great tool, many different backgrounds, props, characters, speech bubbles, layouts- and can share via social networks, email, url, or embed code.
Can also print out or save as png. Great free tool-
Has educational portal, which has subscription fee, but is inexpensive
Has educational portal- Pixton for Schools- does charge, seems minimum fee and has 14 day free trial
free gives you good content- uses credits to earn more backgrounds and characters, etc...
but free version is very limited
Tons of more sites on this 'The best online sources for images blog post'
Free images to use-
attribution is put on photo for you
Searches flickr for CC photos you can use and gives attribution
Great public domain images
Has search, limited images but all are free to use
Can search or browse by topic. Free pics to use for learning. I love the fact that they have the citation for students, or myself to easily copy and paste into presentations
Good collection of drawings, photos, and crafts
Great collection of free images, huge and searchable
good selection of clipart- (not photos, but has drawn pics that look good)
has source you can copy and paste for copyright
great site for photos and wallpapers
Students just need to add link back to photos8.com
Good selection and resource
Nice basic video editor, easy to upload video, share and export. Transitions were a little cumbersome though.
*just released updated version- worth a recheck!
Free version very limited, but for simple, quick digital stories using photos- it creates a nice video
educators can apply for animoto for educators- which gives all access- allowing full-length videos (good for 6 months at a time- but renewable)
FAQs for educators:
Free digital storytelling platform where you can add voice to photos (even calling in from cellphone to record)
Can also embed yodio player in blogs, websites...
Haven't explored yet, looks like it is worth some time
Add photos, captions, background music- creates 'slideshow' video of content with pre-made transitions , then can share or embed
VERY easy to use free version has available music to use, can not upload own music or narration unless you upgrade.
Also allows for spiral or story view- neat variation
See differences between basic (free) and premium (3.00/month) here http://photopeach.com/premium/upgrade
Great feature to add quiz questions to photos as well!
TOS states users need to be 13 years or older, or have parent/guardian approval- so this is for use with HS or teachers
Now has educator's account with dashboard
Interesting format, not video publishing, but more a magazine format
You can add photos from your computer, or flickr- then add descriptions. Another way to tell a story through pictures
can email or share on twitter- didn't see a way to embed published mag
others can comment on your published stories- also
keeps inappropriate content off- no age req on user agreement
Free video production- less then 1 minute-
other lengths purchased by movie- 3.00 or 5.00/movie
Great program where you can easily create text to movie
talking photos- upload a photo- record and publish
(one photo a time)
60 sec video can be created- very similar to animoto
Free allows for longer video- 60 seconds- has more music choices, can't edit transitions with free
online video editing tool
Great program, especially for younger students. Add photos, narrate, add text, music then publish and export
Nice editing program, easy to use!
Has teacher dashboard- students can add pics, images, text, and then print out stories (or purchase hardcover books)
Relatively new, adding features
no teacher dashboard, has art that you can add stories to. Will be able to print out
sponsored by Barnes and Noble-
free, has teacher dashboard- great editor but only allows you to publish and pay- cost for pdf even- no free printing out
this is a paid service, but looks good and worth exploring
has teacher edcenter and discounts for teachers when they want to purchase books- which are abt 10.00
Easy editor with lots of images, layouts, etc to add
Can buy- share (email link, facebook, twitter)
students can choose a piece of artwork and write a story, or create a background by selecting a background, props, characters and then write a story. The story can then be shared via email and submitted for publication to The Delaware Art Museum.
Work is not saved, so students would have to finish in one setting.
no registration required
can publish stories, books, reports- and get url
no need to register, free
This is a great tool that allows you to post audio and video that can then be downloaded or subscribed through iTunes.
It is free and as simple as sending an email, because that is what you do! Then an email with an image, doc, audio or video attached and they will post if for you.
This can also be a blog platform
This blog compares 12 free screencasting tools- kudos this is a great resource
Open source screen capturing software.
Free software to download
Has 39 photo effects, upload image and select effect then download.
Three steps, upload, change, save. Can resize, crop, convert, add affects and frame
Create magazine covers, cards, or do other photo effects, animations, or other tools
Great tools, including magazines, posters, jigsaw puzzles, etc...
upload, add affect and edit, then save to disk or web (gives you a url to link to)
crops or resizes pics
can edit photos, then save or upload directly to flickr
Great options- many affects, then can upload to many platforms including flickr, picasa, photobucket, facebook and more.
More affects and abilities then most free editors
Direct connection with photo sharing sites
many affects to choose
Closing in April 2012- moving to google plus
Great image editing tool, many possibilities!
Creates great collages
Todos: - Normal priority - 0% - 05/12/2013
Check out this great of Educational Video Sites
More than I will be adding here, but worth checking out if these don't meet your needs
Can register for a school channel where teachers can upload and a person at district is moderator. basic channels are free, with more functions come a fee (livestreaming)
Can upload, up to 10 gb videos and remix/edit right in the site-
also has paid functions - burning dvds...
can upload video or slideshow (via url)
great site for educational videos - organized- easy for students to search or teachers to organize their videos from other sources.
protected environment for students and teachers to publish videos
This is the one I use, since I have all my photos loaded here I have been hesitate to go to another photo sharing site
EDUCATORS PLEASE NOTE:
Some of these third party tools my not be student appropriate-
shares photos and video,
unlimited and has groups
free gives you:
500 photos per collection
upload 100 photos at once
expires after 30 days of inactivity
Get a url for collection-
can buy premium collection for as low as 1.49-
download videos from youtube
This is a complete list of video/web conferencing tools
interview or have a conversation with someone else - records conversation, then can embed
Delicious a great bookmarking site to start with- it is easy to use, tag, bundle tags and is great to search for other bookmarks
Once you are ready to do more- possibly with groups you might go to diigo, but keep adding to delicious automatically.
Can import bookmarks, tag, list, highlight... and much more
Like the group feature where others can add to group (group can also be private or public)
Great for organizing and presenting bookmarks
This is the best bookmarking tool I have found for educators- cause it does so much
This is a great way for teachers to create a list of websites to be explored by their students focusing on specific topics or content exploration. I used this often when teaching 3rd and 4th grade students where I wanted to give them the resources to explore.
You can also use/explore other teachers' tracks.
Created for teachers, so very user-friendly
There are even more features now then when I used it five years ago.
simplified way to share bookmarks- easy to share with students and teachers. Creates page with visual appeal. This is a great way to share with students- so they can only refer to one page with the needed links.
A way to keep all your bookmarks on a particular topic together- and build more- not like diigo- but I think this would be good for specific topics that you really want to focus on, say if you were doing research on a specific topic
designed for younger students
designed for young students- 8-10 year olds- with parents
open source social network for schools- looks promising, haven't checked it out yet
social network for students 13 or older-
has free introductory version, then goes up to 99.00 and 239 for tutoring version
Has forums, chat and review sessions
covers SAT,GMAT,ACT, GRE,LSAT prep review
Also says it is for mastering of content, but looks like it is mostly for test prep
social network designed for younger kids (6-12)- requires parents to sign up their children
Great tool- teachers can create a group, give students code for them to join, students can post links, discussion questions, pics and can also have library to post documents (up to 100 mb)
Creates a 'poster' with links, docs, etc that you can share with a group creating a mini social network. Free only allows groups of 12- has paid version for more
Due to the difficulty keeping privacy settings set on student end- I believe the best way to use in a school environment now is to create a group page and have students join. That way there isn't any 'friending' back and forth and it won't put the teacher in a bad situation if they read something that they have to do something about. Group pages allow you to post announcements for members and discussions to happen around projects or ideas without the full profile connections. For now, that is what I recommend in our district.
free,no need to sign up-
teachers can set up and simply give url for students to enter video/audio conferencing room
This is great post that outlines several timeline tools http://edutechintegration.blogspot.com/2009/12/friday-focus-online-timeline-creation.html
free, multi-layered, can share or keep private
Haven't thoroughly explored yet
costly, not great for k-12 environment- version 9.1 clunky and having issues
very intuitive- free version gives alot of features-
features can be viewed here: http://dokeos.com/en/products
it is open source
integrates with google apps and facebook
Combination between student learning management and social network-
I really like this CMS, it is very easy to navigate and is very similar to facebook in feel- as it has that social network feel.
online platform for elearning- it serious would want to pay 9.95/month for features
This blog post has eight tools where you can create websites
Easy to use, free website creator with blog ability built in.
Has various widgets available, or html ability
They also have education.weebly.com to get free trial- way for teachers to have controlled environment for student websites
Free plan includes: 100 responses/survey
1 user account
Love its ability to create surveys/questionnaires, inserts into spreadsheet, produces summary with graphs
Free allows 10 question surveys, 100 respondents
has free version, and paid
free offers 12 question surveys, 100 responsesBought out by surveymonkey...
simple poll tool where you can embed into blog- has to be yes/no
great tool for scheduling meetings
polling app for cellphones-
can do up to 3 questions, and get 50 responses
unlimited polls and surveys, create, embed
Free version is basic, but is easy to use-
allows for students to view their results after taking the test so they can review their answers
upgrade is only 24.95 a year and might be worth it if you want to do analysis of assessment questions, also emails results
Looks very promising, haven't checked it out yet
You can create a 'jeopardy like' gameshow like quiz at this site.
Great for review
unlimited quizzes and takers, BUT free version does not allow for tracking,analysis, storage- and contains ads
These are tools that allow you to create and organize your homepage.
Definitely a way to help organize your webworld
visual start page
This link is a great resource for all search engines and resources kid friendly
This search engine give you a tag cloud for your search word. You can also embed your search cloud into a blog, website...
Powered by YahooKids
meta search engine- doesn't include google, but does have filtering and other unique features.
Can sort out key words that you want to focus on and take out those you don't
search for icons
search for students
This is a great, FREE text to speech tool-
just need to copy and paste text or upload doc- voice is very natural sounding.
Unfortunately can't get iSpeech plugin put on my edublog blog- but does work with other blog platforms, including wordpress.
text to speech program for blog, email, or profile
free, easy, fast... need I say more?
Type text into window, select male or female voice, and create mp3
Also has many languages
free (for now)
add text, converts to mp3
Check out this wiki:
to see different blogging platforms compared in detail with links
Works good with basic ppt and word docs,
had problems with formatting of tutorial docs.
Good with basic docs
(did have issues with formatting from Word to Scribd, save as pdf then upload corrects formatting issues)
To see an example of an embedded doc go to:
Easy to set up, upload, then can share or embed into blog/wiki/website
Even docs with complex formatting uploaded well so didn't need to convert to pdf.
supports following formats:
doc, xls, ppt, pps, pdf, rtf, txt, docx, xlsx, ppts
max size 100mb
To see example of embedded doc go to:
Great way to share docs- can send link, or invite
formatting may be lost on docs with many different components. Better to save as pdf before loading for those docs.
no account to set up, just send an email with attachment- they post
upload, sign in using existing account (like google,yahoo... and others) then can embed, link to, or embed thumb
Can also choose amount of rights for others viewing, printing, downloading
Like the component of sitewide embedding- put in site address and all documents can be opened in separate window then downloaded
Very easy to use.
'Drop' a document, invite collaborators, share, or simply allow others to view and/or download.
Did not incorporate links with ppt
joins multiple pdfs together for free
upload up to 5gb then share url- easy!
Love this for a simple, free way to edit pdfs, save and share them
create online binders to organize your resources and share
nice tool for real-time creating and collaborating- then can export into word, pdf... to fine tune
Gives a url to share
(no sign in needed)
can also chat as well
fast, easy, free...
Fine line between publishing and sharing tools- I thought I should add a separate area for tools that allow students and teachers to publish documents online in a very polished and professional manner- these tools do just that
Nice publication tool-
can easily read, paging through and magnifying like a digital magazine.
Takes pdfs and turns them into a 'page turning' published doc- then you can embed into blog, website...
can publish docs, audio, images or website (visually saves it)
upload docs and they become magazine format to browse and read
plans start at free (1 user, 2mb per upload 50MB total) .25,.35.45.55 per user gets more storage and management pieces
To view pricing: https://www.ebackpack.com/plans
These maps have been shared by my PLN on twitter. Great resources, and interesting to see where others organize tools. I have to admit that has been my biggest challenge here, to organize them so they make sense to me.
This is a great resource for web 2.0 tools for schools by teacher20.org
Great map of tools created by Robin Good, 2009
Part II of this list of collaboration tools:
I love this wiki- has web 2.0 tools organized by purpose
Great digital poster tool.
Make sure you check their FAQs to get all components of site unblocked so your students can use.
Great tool for having conversations over images. A great way to have students interacting over presentations
platform where you can create, share (add email addresses), and collaborate on presentations
Can add text, video, images, maps, documents,has drawing tools and can then embed
Quick guide can be found here: http://notaland.com/howto
Has good tutorials, but not as intuitive as you would think.
Can add images, text, docs.
Can create groups and share for collaboration
Nice feature of when you need to see 'whole picture' and then zoom in on each component. Can also have link to presentation.
Has free, then two upgrades
Great alternative to PowerPoint and publishes directly to slideshare
Free, nothing to download, can upload existing Pp or create from scratch
can add notes, themes, text, images, videos
can export as Pp, pdf, or can also present right from app
can also publish with Slideshare, email, or embed
Free application where you can create a space using images, text, links to create a presentation
When I was working with it took quite a while to process an image to insert-
not an application I would use
No log in required, upload slides, upload audio and publish
Create, share and show presentations online
worth exploring, looks like you add images and then progress through them, can add text, audio...
Nice slideshow tool
upload (from my computer or web), choose theme, effects, music and publish- can also embed
Infographics and data visualizations- great way to display information
allows you to post text, photos, videos, links, quotes, music
can create a secure network for classes, post video, assignments, announcements etc...
Is currently unavailable- until further notice 2/10
Put words, urls and create word clouds- can choose final colors, font, size. publishing gives you embed code, and also url is sent to you via email
Interactive with links to words- but does require sign-in (free)
Puts words into a shape
have to install Microsoft Silverlight to use
but once downloaded- nice word cloud generator-
you can edit words, font, theme, shape- like others
Love the feature where words pop out at you as you hover over them on the cloud
Can save as image for use
Easy to set up, embed in website
can participate via cellphone, IM and email
works with google maps- can make and share maps