Web 2.0 Apps
Spring 2013 Apps
Issuu — Collect, share and publish in a format designed to make your documents look their very best.
Storybird — Do your students like to tell stories? Storybird will help them to create short, visual works using other’s artwork for inspiration.
Prezi — Create non-linear creative presentations that can be kept for online access or downloaded for personal or professional use. Include pictures, videos, and more.
Tagxedo — Dazzle your project with these word clouds. Choose a picture or shape, then add your words and voila, a visually enticing display.
Kerpoof — Explore, create, and design at Kerpoof. Make a picture, a movie, a drawing or a card by selecting a background and then dragging and dropping your selected additions.
My Storymaker — My Storymaker is a storytelling environment for both confident and reluctant writers to tell stories. As you control a character’s actions, emotions, and interactions, the program writes the story.
Think Binder — ThinkBinder is an app for real-time collaboration.
Evernote — Tired of trying to keep track or find your various notes on taken throughout the day and want to be able to organize your thoughts from a variety of sources? Evernote will do this and you can access it from anywhere, including your mobile devices.
Popplet — Popplet delivers an interactive way to create concept maps, mind maps, and options to brainstorm or storyboard right along with peers.
Edublogs — Created especially for educators, a resource where teachers and librarians can create their own blogs with templates and help from other educators.
Pic-Lits — Choose a picture from the gallery, and add text. Word choices are available or use your own. There is also an introduction to writing poetry using this tool.
Pixlr — Pixlr is a free online photo editor. Edit, adjust and filter your images. No registration required; jump right in!
Be Funky — A free online photo editor that lets you apply photo effects, enhance, edit, filter pictures and photos online. Cartoon, sketch, painting, pop art and more.
Vialogues — Do more than watch a video: discuss, question, and comment. Vialogues puts the “think and do” into video watching. Vialogues allows you to post a video and then invite participants to answer questions, discuss or just comment.
Learn It In 5 — Learn It in 5 is for professionals, students, and parents who want to increase their Web 2.0 skills. A series of videos, all 5 minutes or less, guide users through lessons of their choice.
SchoolTube — The ideal place for teachers and students to share videos online. Create your own channel and share videos with other students and educators.
SoundCloud — Save, store and share audio.
Podcasts — Check out Podcast Friday! at the CA Library Blog.
Curriki — A free member website where educators share ideas and hear from others in the profession.
International Children’s Digital Library — The largest digital collections of children’s book, ICDL contains over 4,400 books in 54 languages representing 64 countries.
National Science Digital Library — The NSDL includes a variety of educational resources to further STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Fall 2011 Apps
Meet-O-Matic — The world’s simplest meeting scheduler.
Poll Everywhere — Instant audience feedback.
Slideshare — Share presentations online — easy peasy! Now with Zipcast technology!
Edublogs — Teacher and student blogs.
Facebook — Social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
Google Docs — Online documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere.
LibraryThing — Catalog your books online easily, quickly and for free.
SchoolTube — Dedicated to student video and media sharing for entertainment and classroom use.
TeacherTube — An online community for sharing instructional teacher videos.
Animoto — Turn your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes.
Mixbook — Create personalized Photo Albums with easy Photo Book tool. Create and share your Digital Photo Album for FREE!
Storybird — Create stories using original artwork from the gallery!
Ning — Create your own custom network — UPDATE: No longer free. Booooo!!!
Slide — Lets you use photos and other digital content to publish and share — UPDATE: Went bye-bye on March 6, 2012.