Thanks to everyone who attended our workshop on "50 Web Tools in 50 Minutes."
For your clicking convenience, check out the full list of web-based tools that we covered.
- Online OCR — Convert scanned documents to text.
- Wordle — Word clouds! (example) See also Tagxedo
- Up-Goer Five Text Editor— Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words?
- Scribd — Document sharing. (example)
- WordPress.com — Blogging platform.
- Edublogs — Like WordPress.com or Blogger but specifically tailored to educational needs.
- Wikipedia — "a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia"
- NolaWiki — "a collaborative, reliable, comprehensive look at the people, places, events and ideas of the city of New Orleans."
- Wikispaces — Create your own wiki. (Note: This page is hosted on Wikispaces.)
- Google Sites — Create your own website/wiki. (example)
- visualizing.org — Find (and share) visualizations of complex issues. (example)
- Many Eyes — Find and create data visualizations. (example)
- Pinterest — A social environment for collecting, discovering and sharing images. (example) (more on educational use)
- Compfight — Search tool that makes it easy to find Flickr photos, including those licensed for re-use.
- YouTube — Everybody knows about YouTube, but did you know about their Education Channel?
- Vimeo — Video hosting. Like YouTube but cooler. Lack of support for captioning could be a deal-breaker.
- CaptionTube — Speaking of which, here's a tool for captioning YouTube videos. (example)
- TED-Ed — Like YouTube's Education Channel but even more highly curated.
- Animoto — Easy-to-make online videos from photos and music. Free for videos under 30 seconds. (example)
- Screenr — Screen recording. Yes, it's web-based. (example)
- SoundCloud — Audio sharing platform. Free version limited to 120 minutes total. (example)
- AudioBoo — Audio sharing platform. Free version limited to three minutes per file. (example)
- Educreations — Recordable interactive whiteboard. Captures voice and handwriting/drawing to produce movies. Especially nice with an iPad but can also be used via web browser. (example)
- Prezi — Make (and find) crazy zooming presentations. (example)
- Timetoast — Build (and find) interactive timelines. (example)
- Capzles — Make (and find) multimedia storylines. Educational version in the works. (example)
- SlideShare — Share and find presentations (mainly PowerPoint). (example)
- VoiceThread — "A VoiceThread is a collaborative, interactive, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos." (example)
- MentorMob — Make and find learning playlists. Virtually all media supported: videos, PDFs, webpages, etc. (example)
- Quora — Social Q&A site. There are many of these but Quora's the best. (example)
- Khan Academy — Lectures and quizzes with an emphasis on math, science and finance. (example)
- Poll Everywhere — Easy way to aggregate live responses. (example) (example) (see also Socrative)
- SurveyMonkey — Surveys made easy.
- Moodle — Free course-management system.
- Quizlet — Make and find study tools (flash cards etc.) (example)
- Evernote — Store notes, images, documents, web clips, audio notes. Searchable. Sync across your devices. Claims to recognize handwriting from, say, a photo of a whiteboard.
- LiveBinder — Like a three-ring binder for web pages. (example)
- Delivr — Make and manage QR codes. (example)
- Facebook — Yes, it can be used for teaching. For example, make a group for your class.
- Twitter — For developing connections with colleagues around the world.
- LinkedIn — Professional networking.
- Yammer — Enterprise social network: social software designed for the institutional context.
- Dropbox — Easy file sharing.
- Popplet — Mind mapping, image galleries, more. (example)
- MindMeister — Collaborative mind mapping. (example)
- Voki — Create talking avatars. See example below. (example)
- MakeBeliefComix — Create your own comic strips. You'll have to make a screenshot for sharing online. (example)
- Diigo — Bookmarks on steroids. Allows you to highlight and add sticky notes to web pages. (example)
- ScoopIt — Curated web content. (example)
- Learnist — Curated web content, possibly more education-oriented. (example)
See also: The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies' Top 100 Tools for Learning
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Not sure if this is the right place, but you should know about Lucidchart. Integrates with Google Apps for Education and has a great mind mapping library among others.