Maintained by Margaret Riel, and faculty and cadres from the Masters of Arts in Learning Technologies,
from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology from Pepperdine University
–feel free to start a discussion around any of these tools or add a tool.
Web 2.0 is the read/write version of the internet; sometimes called the participatory web.
Students across a number of cadres have collected a set of FREE tools that they find useful.
In addition to the links to the tools on this page, there are two other resources:
(Pepperdine Student Resources)
- Cadre 14’s (2011-2012) Library of Favorite Web Tools
- Cadre 12’s -Design Library of Activities using Web 2.0 tools Cadre 12 designed their library around activities that make use of these web 2.0 tools.
- Cadre 11’s – Design Library of Tools. Cadre 11 (2008-9) developed a smaller set of tools with a page description to help you learn how to use the tool as well as a small activity the students created for their cadre to think about how to use the tool. The site invites discussion around the application of these tools in educational contexts. We welcome your participation.
- Edmodo – For creating trusted and secure social/mobile learning networks, FREE – Edmodo
- Diigo- Community Building around internet-worked resources–one of the top ten… Diigo
- NING – For creating your own social network NING
- Google Sites for creating webpages with wikis Googlesites
- Facebook – Shared personal spaces with many tools for collaboration Facebook
- Yammer – Applies social media tools like Facebook to the workplace. Yammer
- LinkedIn – A form of professional networking Link in
- Tapped In – Professional educators’ collaborative with over 500 professional development groups, university and K-12 classrooms. Safe and secure K-12 Campus allows collaboration between classrooms (polysynchronous) Tapped in
- Education with New Technologies (ENT)- collaborative lesson building and professional development ENT
- Google Groups -group space integrated with google tools. Google Groups
- Student Study Group -example of student use of networking. Let’s Cram
- WiZiQ offers 2-way live audio/video delivery and the ability to share PowerPoint presentations asynchronously even with narrated audio in slides’ http://WiZiQ.com
- Wiggio – An online toolkit that makes it easy to communicate, collaborate, and work in groups. Wiggio
- UpToUs – A free community tool for organizing trusted groups–nicely integrated calendar with reminders. UpToUs
- Brief Screencast Demo UpToUs
- Grou.ps – Another public/private community site. New fees added fall 2010. Grou.ps
- Brief Screencast Demo Grou.ps
- Etherpad http:/etherpad.com This is my favorite resource of the year (mriel). It allows for up to 20 people to write on a page at the same time and keeps track of the contributions of the first 8 in colors. You can play back the changes. Great tool for teaching! (add the name of the pad you want like this etherpad.com/myname and you will be able to name the pad.
- Skype Free voice conferencing http://skype.com , http://highspeedconferencing.com/,and GIZMO http://gizmo.com> and Ecam lets you record Skype conversations on a Mac (http://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/). (Scott, Cadre 9)
- Second Life- a whole world unto itself. http://secondlife.com (5 minute movie introduction http://www.nmc.org/sl/2006/06/12/seriously-engaging-movie/
- TalkShoe – http://www.talkshoe.com Live Interactive Podcasting and Audioblogging. Record group chat and voice via phone, Skype or VoIP and archive as a podcast with free hosting.
- Gabbly Chat Box – Add a chat box to any website for free like the one you see here. Anyone who loads this page at the same time can chat. You can also temporarily open a chat on any web page by type gabbly.com between htt:// and the site url. gabbly.com
- Free Web Conferencing with MP3 recording http://FreeConferencing.LiveOffice.com (Calvin, Cadre8)
- Meebo – http://www.meebo.com/ If you chat with others in AIM, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, or Yahoo Chat, you can do it all from Meebo without having to open each application. It is web based so there is nothing to download. Also, you can embed a widget in your website so people can see when you are logged into Meebo and they can chat with you. (Chris, Cadre 9)
- Elluminate – http://www.elluminate.com/ You can sign up for a free “vRoom” that allows you to use and share voice, live video, multimedia tools and collaborate on a whiteboard with others Live. Great for conferencing or project collaboration. (Heather, Cadre X)
- DimDim (http://www.dimdim.com/) – Free web conferencing tool that delivers synchronized live presentations, whiteboards, and web pages over the Internet while sharing real-time voice and video. No download is required.
- YackPack – Create Async audio discussion with group and individual audio mail http://yackpack.com(Brad, cadre 8)
- Gong -Async threaded discussions http://gong.ust.hk/
- Voice Threads- a great way to have a asynchronous voice conversation around a image. In schools, children could create images and tell stories and others can comment or add to the story. http://voicethread.com/share/409/ (go through all of the 8 pages on what is a voice thread to get different ideas.)
- Audacity – for making podcast and other recordings http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
- Gabcast – use your phone for making podcasts www.gabcast.com
- Gcast is hosted service to create podcasts for free www.gcast.com
- Shared Calendars- Google [http://www.google.com/intl/en/googlecalendar/tour.html Calendar hub http://calendarhub.com/
- Google Maps http://maps.google.com
- Google Earth http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
- Shared To do lists http://voo2do.com/ and Remember the milk http://www.rememberthemilk.com/
- Share and email large files (up to 1GB) through your regular email http://www.pando.com/ (Michael, cadre 7)
- Bookmarks/photos http://www.jeteye.com/?home (Tom, cadre 8) also My DeliciousShare
- Twitter – short statements of current activity shared http://twitter.com/
- Share larger video or music files without using email with file dropper
- Socializr http://www.socializr.com is something of an Evite 2.0 that allows more robust creation and networking and puts all information in the email, which is smartphone friendly.
- Monkey on Your Back (http://monkeyon.com/) – Create e-mail “monkeys” for to-do lists/tasks delegated to others. E-mail reminders are sent to recipients about a task and the creator of the monkey is sent an e-mail when the task has expired.
- Dropbox (http/www.dropbox.com) – Share large files and collaborate easily with up to 20 people and 2GB for free. For larger groups a small feel is charged. Sync files across all of your computers too.
- Box http://www.box.net – Share files and collaborate with others. There is a free service as well as a paid service.
- Wikispaces http://wikispaces.com (Free pro version without ads for k-12 educators)
- PBWikis http://www.pbwiki.com offer new collaborative tools including video uploads, spreadsheets, and more (Brad, Cadre9)
- Google Sites Create your own website as quick as any wiki. http://sites.google.com
- Yahoo Small Business – Build your website, Sell Online and more.http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/ (Dijlah Benjamin, Cadre 11)
- CK-12 FlexBooks http://www.ck12.org Open-source, online textbooks.
- LucidChart http://www.lucidchart.com – Draw flowcharts and mind maps online (Free educational accounts)
- Xtimeline-This is a great tool for working collectively on timelines of events, or items. Xtimeline
- Wet paint http://www.wetpaint.com (Tom Cadre,8)
- Group Scribbles -A tool being developed by some of my colleagues at SRI. Can be used in math education Group Scribbles
- Imagination -Shared Whiteboard for drawing with others http://www.imagination3.com/LaunchPage (Sue, cadre8)’
- Slide Share – an online site to share powerpoint slides Slide Share
- Gliffy – Shared drawing program for charts and graphs http://www.gliffy.com/
- Dabble Design –
- MindMeister – an online collaborative tool for developing mind maps MindMeister
- CMapTools — Share knowledge via concept maps http://cmap.ihmc.us/ (Scott, Cadre 9)
- Concept Cartoons http://www.conceptcartoons.com/
- Be Funky -Fun animation and cartoon tools Be Funky
- Web-based timeline software allowing multimedia entries http://mnemograph.com/index_new.php (Cindy T, AEA Learning Circles)
- Jackson Pollock tool Create your own Jackson Pollock.
- ImageSpark- inspire and be inspired through the creation of design boards ImageSpark
- Catering Gold Coast
- Google docs and spreadsheet-shared Word processing and data collecting http://docs.google.com]
- Zoho has a collection of tools that include Zoho writer (James and Jaime, Cadre 11)
- Make any pdf file into a page turning newsletter for publishing on the web with ISSUU
- Jing– -Instantly captures and shares images and video (from your computer to anywhere more JING information from design library-Jing
- TeacherTube – Share movies with an educational design–either for or by students.
- YouTubeShare movies about anything
- Flickr– photos/ graphic (example of use: http://www.flickr.com/photos/suter/)
- Flektor, online free video editing (Josh Burker, cadre 9)
- Animoto: add pictures, choose music, and let animoto make you a quick 30 second video sync-ed with your text and photos
- Dabble Date Base -Design and share data on the web http://www.dabbledb.com/
- RatemyTeacher and Ratemyprofessor – Students sharing knowledge about educators http://www.ratemyteachers.com/http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/
- Who is sick? – A site for collecting real time information on health symptoms http://whoissick.org/sickness/
- The map of political blogsphere- worth visiting! http://presidentialwatch08.com/index.php/map/
- Some information about travel and villas and hotels in the Caribbean http://Caribbean-villas-hotels.com
- Visual Complexity– collection of visual representations of data links http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/
- Blogs (blogger, typepad, livejournal), phone blogs (moblogs at blogger)
- Jot (for short verbal reflections using your cell phone and have it transfer it to text) Jot
- b2evolution http://www.b2evolution.net/
- Blogs and Education http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/blogsedu/ (many good k-12 examples)
- WordPress http://wordpress.com/
- Bibliography creator: www.bibme.org (just cut and past the creation into your document and it’s done! Don’t forget to select APA (Brandy, Cadre X)
- Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/
- Zotero is a Firefox tool that stores/organize/annotates/locates research materials while working online http://www.zotero.org
- Citations in a fluid world is a problem as the world shifts and what you linked to is often gone. Here is a way to store and link to an archived copy http://www.webcitation.org/archive (Scott, Cadre 5)
- The Way Back Machine is a way to see how pages change over time and has added an archive feature as wellhttp://www.archive.org/web/web.php
- Encyclopedia of Life http://www.eol.org/ Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. (Robert, Cadre 9).*
- Wikipedia -multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet http://wikipedia.org
- Diigo – a social Bookmarking Tool and a web Highlighting and annotation tool. (Greg Noack, Cadre 11)
- Wordle A word cloud generating tool to see what words are central in any text. Great way to get a quick sense of a paper before you read it.
- MindMeister: online collaborative website for developing mind maps
- Edmodo – For creating trusted and secure social/mobile learning networks, FREE –
- Blackboard: Offers a variety of web-based engagement and assessment solutions for all levels of learners, offering tools including discussion forums, file exchange, real-time chats, whiteboards, and more.
- Sakai: An open-source, enterprise-ready collaboration and courseware management platform that provides users with a suite of learning, portfolio, library and project tools.
- Moodle: Software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites.
|Web 2.0 Tools||Huge list of tools to explore|
|Cool Tools for Schools||Divided into different tool types via menu bar||Carly|
|Crazy Geek Chick Collaboration Tools||27 collaboration tools||Michael W|
|Cool Tools Library for 2.0||Cool Tools Library for Web 2.0||Scott M|
|Seomoz Tool Site||More collaborative 2.0 tools||Regina|
|Smashing Gaps Collaborative Tools||Even more collaborative 2.0 tools||Michael W|
|http://www.spokentext.net/||Automatically converts any text document (word, txt, pdf) to audio. It allows users to download podcast formats||Regina|
|EduTools||EduTools provides independent reviews, side-by-side comparisons, and consulting services to assist decision-making in the e-learning community||Carly|
Blogs and resources on Web 2.0 Tools
http://crazeegeekchick.com/ blog/27-free-must-have-online- collaboration-tools/
Pepperdine List of resources