Useful Links

  1. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009

  2. Cool Tools for Schools Wiki
  3. Digital Citizenship - Teaching students about safely using the Internet
  4. Support Educational Blogging Wiki (includes examples of teacher blogs)
  5. ALA Top Teaching and Learning Sites
  6. Storybird-collaborative storytelling
  7. Education Podcast Network - over 1000 different educational podcasts
  8. 7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Educators
  9. Miss Training (Office 2K7) from Foxborough Public Schools

Useful Web 2.0 Tools:

  1. Tiny URL - Tools to share web links using shorter web addreses
  2. Zamzar- free file conversion
  3. Google Reader - RSS Reader
  4. VoiceThread - Tool for conversations around media
  5. Blabberize - Creating a talking picture (quite literally)
  6. Voki - Create a talking cartoon of yourself
  7. Prezi - Free 3-D presentation tool
  8. Photo Peach - Free slide shows to go!
  9. Glogster - Free online posters
  10. Wordle - generates word clouds from text provided
  11. Slideshare - Upload and share PowerPoint presentations and documents
  12. Delicious - Social bookmarking website
  13. Audio Boo - Mobile & web platform for podcasting and uploading audio to share
  14. ipadio - broadcast from any phone to the Internet live (phone blogging = phlogging)
  15. 10 Other Word Cloud Generators -this is a blog giving URL's for word cloud generators (Wordle and others)
  16. Dipity.com -- free digital timeline
  17. Xtranormal.com -- free text to video website
  18. Screentoaster.com -- free screen recording of your computer
  19. Onetruemedia.com -- create free videos using pictures and other multimedia

Other Useful Resources:

  1. Technorati - Search engine for Blogs
  2. ISTE NETS Standards (see left side menu for link to NETS for students vs. teachers)
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Useful Software:

  1. Jing Project - Free screen recording software
  2. Tech Smith - paid screen capturing and video editing software
    1. Camtasia Studio - screen capturing & video editing
    2. Snag It- screen capturing & picture editing
  3. Audacity - Free audio recording software
  4. ALA Top 25 Teaching and Learning Sites
  5. Shape Collage
  6. Slide.com - create cute slideshows free
  7. smilebox.com--create free slideshow