Web 2.0 Apps

25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning


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!

VoiceThread — Group conversations around images, documents and videos. Try this one — http://voicethread.com/share/90321/

Edmodo — Secure social networking. Watch the video at YouTube!

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.

MixbookCreate 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!


Retired apps…

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.



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