Tools

 

This is a list of some of the valuable tools that we use in our classrooms:

Web 2.0 Tools

  1. http://del.icio.us/edtechinnovators.com - Online Bookmarking/Social Bookmarking

  2. www.zoho.com - Online Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation Utility

  3. http://edublogs.org - Teacher-friendly blogsite

  4. www.splashcast.net - Content manager for online access

  5. www.netvibes.com - Feed aggregator

  6. www.flickr.com - Photo sharing and storage

  7. www.gaggle.net - Student email solution, blogs, file storage

  8. docs.google.com - Collaborative document sharing, forms, data sharing to a Wiki

  9. wikispaces.com or pbworks.com - User created content canvas

  10. mywebspiration.com or mindmeister.com or mindomo.com - Graphic organizers

  11. coveritlive.com - Backchanneling

  12. onetruemedia.com or jumpcut.com - Video embedding tools

  13. vocaroo.com - Podcast and embed code generator

  14. sliderocket.com or slideshare.com or slideroll.com - Powerpoint embed code

  15. Skype (although not a site, will the ports be open) - Global communication

  16. skrbl.com - User created content for problems, diagrams, etc.

  17. scrapblog.com - Web based publishing

  18. diigo.com - Collaborative website sharing/mark-up

  19. edublogs.com - Blogging

  20. edmodo.com - Backchanneling

  21. wordle.net - Language arts word frequency tool

  22. Netvibes - Feed aggregator (iGoogle would be fine if this is blocked)



Royalty Free

  1. www.audacity.sourceforge.net - Podcast recoder/mp3 exporter

  2. http://cyberduck.ch - Free FTP client for Mac OS X

  3. Google Earth - Geographic and global imagery software



Classroom Tools

  1. Interactive Whiteboards - Smart, Polyvision, Promethean

  2. Calculators

  3. Blackboard Course Management System

  4. Probes and Data Recording Software - Vernier, Pasco

  5. Wacom Tablets

  6. Mimio Whiteboard tool

  7. eInstructuion Classroom Response System