Saturday, November 7, 2009

Digital Literacy Tools

This is a list of on-line tools that can be used in education. It is an extensive list with many ways of application. The list is not complete.

Bookmarking Tools
Clip Clip www.clipclip.com
-> ClipClip is, essentially, a social bookmarking tool that allows you to save and collect the sites and stuff you treasure most.
you can ‘clip’ pictures, applications, and paragraphs without having to take from the whole website itself.
ClipClip works, more or less, as your own personal scrapbook.

Del.icio.us http://del.icio.us
-> Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community -
Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere
Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return
Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web

Diigo www.diigo.com
-> Diigo provides a browser add-on that can really improve your research productivity. As you read on the web, instead of just bookmarking, you can highlight portions of web pages that are of particular interest to you.
Moreover, all the information -- highlighted paragraphs, sticky notes, and the original url -- are saved on Diigo servers, creating your personal digest of the web, your own collection of highlights from the web - ones that are meaningful to you! You can easily search, access, sort and share this collection from any PC or even iPhone.
You can easily share your findings, complete with your highlights and sticky notes, with friends and colleagues. A project team, a class, or a club can create a group on Diigo to pool relevant resources, findings and thoughts together.


Copyright Free Digital Photos I use a few of these depending on the photo I need - Great for PowerPoints Comp Fight http://www.compfight.com
-> This has an excellent Creative Commons search engine

Copyright Free http://www.copyrightfreephotos.com
-> The copyright (royalty) free photos available on this site have been made available, free of charge, for any application as you require - web design, graphics, backgrounds, printed images, desktop wallpaper & screensavers. The only exception is that images may NOT be added to other photo libraries (either online or offline) - without written permission from the site owner.

Copyright Free Photos http://www.dotgovwatch.com/index.php?/archives/8-The-Best-Copyright-Free-PhotoLibraries.html
-> Thousands of photos taken by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duty are free of copyright and free to use.

Copyright Friendly http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com
-> Most of the media in the collections are attached to generous copyright licensing. Though you may not need to ask permission to use them when publishing on the Web for educational purposes, you should cite or attribute these images to their creators unless otherwise notified!

Free Foto http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
-> FreeFoto.com is made up of 127417 images with 168 sections organized into 3485 categories.
Non-commercial users may download our web size images to use off-line in school projects, church services, cards, leaflets, etc. Basically if your off-line use is not commercial you can download our web size images for free.

Ideas Wisconsin www.ideas.wisconsin.edu
-> All of the images in the imageide@s repository are free for educators to use within their classrooms.

Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
-> The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people. It does not charge permission fees for use of such material and generally does not grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections.

Pics4Learning www.pics4learning.com
-> Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.

Public Domain Pictures http://www.publicdomainpictures.net
-> PublicDomainPictures.net is a repository for free public domain photos. You can upload your own pictures and share your work with others.

Teacher Tap http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic98.htm
-> This page provides links to some of the better copyright-free and public domain resources. Are intended for educators and librarians who wish to locate quality, copyright-friendly materials for educational, noncommercial, and nonprofit projects.


Capturing Programs CamStudio http://camstudio.org/ -> CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) -------ITS FREE

eSnips www.esnips.com
-> eSnips is for anyone who has anything they want to share with others - eSnips is based on sharing your digital your content

Jing www.jingproject.com
-> Jing is free software that - snaps a picture of your screen, record a video of your screen and can be shared over the internet. It combines chat and media.

Kwout http://kwout.com
-> "kwout" is a way you quote a part of a web page as an image with an image map. It is a Browser plugin. By dragging a mouse on the screenshot, select an area you wish to quote, and click the "Cut Out" button. Then the area you selected will be cut out as an image with an image map (hyperlinks).

Screen Jelly http://www.screenjelly.com
-> Screenjelly records your screen activity with your voice so you can spread it via Twitter or email

Screenr http://screenr.com
-> Create screencasts for Twitter - click the record button and send


Converters Cometdocs http://www.cometdocs.com -> Free Online File Converter - Cometdocs currently offers over 50 online conversions.Convert from PDF: Convert to PDF: Convert from XPS: Other File Conversions:

File2 http://file2.ws
-> File2.ws is a free website that converts any of your own files into a public online web page. Every converted file to a web page has a unique web address so you can share it with friends, or other people on the internet.

iSpeech http://www.ispeech.org
-> Simply cut and paste the text you wish to convert to speech into the iSpeech text box and click convert text. Or, upload any supported document, website, blog, etc. and click convert file or the listen button. Free & Commercial

Movavi http://online.movavi.com
-> Free Online Video Converter No software to install. No ads to interrupt.Small 100mb videos.

Read The Words http://readthewords.com
-> ReadTheWords.com is a free, web based service that assists people with written material. Users of our service can generate a clear sounding audio file from almost any written material. It generates a voice that reads the words out loud, that you request us to read.

Talkr http://new.talkr.com
-> a text-to-speech service popular with thousands of bloggers

Text 2 Mind Map http://www.text2mindmap.com
-> Text 2 Mind Map is a web application that converts texts to mind maps. It takes a structured list of words or sentences, interprets it, and draws a mind map out of them.

Voz Me http://vozme.com/index.php?lang=en
-> A quick and simple text to talk on-line tool.

Digital Image Editor PicJuice http://www.picjuice.com -> With picjuice you can easily edit your photos: resize, crop, rotate, flip and adjust contrast and color levels.

Picnik www.picnik.com
-> Fix your photos in just one click - Use advanced controls to fine-tune your result- Crop, resize, and rotate in real-time - Tons of special effects, from artsy to fun

Picture2Life www.picture2life.com
-> Picture2Life, here you can Edit, Collage, Animate and Share your pictures online.

Pixler http://www.pixlr.com
-> Like a PhotoShop on-line (not as powerful). Get creative with the free online photo editor and do your quick fix with the image express!

Snipshot http://snipshot.com
-> A fast on-line tool. One-click enhance improves most images. Basic editing tools like crop, rotate, resize. Basic image adjustments like contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpness and hue. Unlimited undo and redo.

Sumopaint http://www.sumopaint.com/home
->Sumo Paint is a full featured photo editing / painting application, which works right in your favorite web browser! The application can be used in Windows, Macintosh or Linux operating systems. The only requirement is the Flash Player (which usually comes preinstalled in any OS). sumopaint.com is a thriving online art community of over a 4 million unique users and over 100 000 registered members from over 200 countries. The primary purpose of the community is to create, share, remix, explore, comment, rate and fave the artwork of its members.


Digital Photo Project Tools 360 Cities http://www.360cities.net -> What does it do? It mashes panaramic images with maps. Show the world to a wide audience in a new way. Create guides that let you step inside. Provide a place for the World's best panoramic photographers to gather. Let you experience places you have never been before.

Amimoto http://animoto.com
-> Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy.

Be Funky http://www.befunky.com
-> Turn your photos into digital artwork with a single click.

Big Huge Labs www.bighugelabs.com
-> Make posters, jigzaws, movie posters, maps, magazine covers, calendars and more from your images

Digital Storytelling Tools http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools
-> 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story

Dumpr www.dumpr.net
-> Dumpr is where you create marvellous photos to share with your friends. Fun stuff.

Fine Tuna http://www.finetuna.com
-> Add comments to an image and share with your friends.

Glogster http://edu.glogster.com
-> A creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures learner's excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun.

HP Photo Projects http://bit.ly/3D0VjP
-> Fun things to do with Prints. Free images and activity sheet.

Issuu http://issuu.com
-> A world of publications by people and publishers alike. Collect, share and publish in a format designed to make your documents look their very best. Good site for students learning design.

Letterpop http://letterpop.com
-> Use LetterPop to create eye-popping newsletters, actionable presentations, irresistible invitations, beautiful product features, sizzling event summaries, informative club updates, lovely picture collages, and a whole lot more.

Mapvivo http://mapvivo.com
-> bring journeys to life by sharing images, text and video, and placing them together on a virtual map

Museum Box http://museumbox.e2bn.org
-> This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie.

Mutapic http://www.mutapic.com
-> Mutapic is an online picture generator. It is a free tool you can use to rapidly create original art.
Good creative play / fun

My eBook Maker http://www.myebook.com
-> Create, publish and share - your own novel, comic, magazine, photo album or brochure for free.

Pic Artia http://www.picartia.com

Photo Story 3 http://bit.ly/1zcCCK
-> Create slideshows using your digital photos. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories.

Splashr http://splashr.com
-> Splashr is a tool for presenting Flickr photos. Quick to use - limited in creativity

Stupflix http://www.stupeflix.com
-> Stupeflix technology produces videos encoded in your favourite format in no time then integrated within minutes in your website.

Tabblo www.tabblo.com
-> A good online application for putting together photos and words with styled templates that can be customized by the author for the purpose of telling a story.

Tourist Remover http://www.snapmania.com/info/en/trm
-> A neat tool. Take multiple photos from the same scene and the «Tourist Remover» blends them into a composite photo without any interfering elements.This effectively removes annoying objects such as tourists or passing cars from your photos.

Virtual Tour Creator http://www.mapwing.com
-> Use Mapwing to turn your digital photos into virtual tours that include interactive maps, images, and comments. Good for navigating through a series of images.

Voice Thread http://voicethread.com
-> A great collaboration, visualisation or make meaning tool. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

Yudu http://www.yudu.com
-> Create a publication. Read and publish online for free from anywhere.Then embed it anywhere.

Flash and Share Your Presentations
280 Slides www.280slides.com
-> Upload and create on-line based PowerPoints.

Author Stream http://www.authorstream.com
-> Sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet. Embed or download to iTunes

iGliss http://www.igliss.com
-> iGliss helps you create your own online media catalog - pictures, videos, and audio files

Masher www.masher.com
-> Masher lets you easily create a video by mixing together video clips, music tracks, and photos all for FREE!

Moonk www.moonk.com
-> Create a sideshow, video show or jukebox & show photos, videos and MP3's on your social network.

Ovi http://share.ovi.com
-> Share photos and videos. Anytime. Anywhere.

Picture Trail http://www.picturetrail.com
-> BiggestFill out this form to create a chat room immediately – only for you and people you invite. It’s as quick and easy as writing an email! slideshow selection on the web! Post them to any webpage!

Prezent-it http://www.prezentit.com
-> Create, share and show your presentation on line.

Prezi http://prezi.com
-> Coolest online presentation tool I have ever seen"

Rock You http://www.rockyou.com
-> Story type slide shows

Slide www.slide.com
-> Story type slide shows

Slideboom www.slideboom.com
-> Professional type slide shows

Sliderocket http://sliderocket.com
-> "SlideRocket is a revolutionary new approach to presentations. It's the only presentation software that allows you to create stunning presentations, manage them intelligently, share them securely and then measure the results. ..."

Slideshare www.slideshare.com
-> Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios on SlideShare. Share publicly or privately. Add audio to make a webinar.

Spresent www.spresent.com
-> Spresent is a free Web-based alternative to PowerPoint. Create and edit high-quality Flash presentations online. You can send presentations via e-mail or publish on your web site or blog.

Zentation http://www.zentation.com
-> Zentation combines video and slides to create online presentations that best simulate the live experience.



Interactive Whiteboards
Dabbleboard www.dabbleboard.com/main
-> Dabbleboard is an online collaboration application that’s centered around the whiteboard. With chat & voice

Scriblink http://www.scriblink.com
-> Scriblink is a free digital whiteboard that users can share online in real-time. Sorta like pen and paper, minus the dead trees, plastic, and the inconvenience of being at the same place at the same time.

Web Canvas http://webcanvas.com
-> The worlds largest web painting - make a contribution

WizIQ http://www.wiziq.com
Writeboard http://www.writeboard.com
-> WiZiQ enables teachers and learners to collaborate through. Excellent for Virtual Classes



Music
Anywhere FM http://www.anywhere.fm/player
-> Share, Discover, and Play Music for Free

Bo Jam http://www.bojam.com
-> "Bojammers" upload or record their original tracks into our dynamic library of instrumental and vocal tracks and use our Web-based recording studio to create new music by adding and editing tracks contributed by other musicians.

Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net
-> Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Excellent student audio editing tool.

Grooveshark http://listen.grooveshark.com
-> Grooveshark -- Listen to Free Music Internet Radio and Free MP3 Streaming.
Listen to any song in the world for free.

Guitarati http://guitarati.com
-> 109 songs found around color - interesting concept

Jam Glue www.jamglue.com
-> 1. Upload or Record your own Tracks 2. Create an original Mix or personalize someone else's in our simple online Mixer 3. Show off your music: email it, embed it, or just sit back and let the Jamglue community discover your talent! - CREATIVE

Jam Studio http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm
-> This is an excellent tool for students to play around with harmonic cords and rythmn to get a good sound - instantly - CREATIVE

Kiss Tunes www.kisstunes.com
-> Play and record tunes online using your QWERTY keyboard, and share them with family and friends! CREATIVE


Trakax http://www.trakax.com/software/pc/download
-> TrakPack Royalty-free Music Collection TrakAx empowers you to create professional music and video mixes in an easy-to-use and fun environment. Whether you are creating a music track for your MySpace page or a video for YouTube, TrakAxPC is the most powerful FREE application on the web. Download Now - It's Free!


Photo Hosting and Sharing
Ask 500 People http://www.ask500people.com
-> Ask a question and someone will answer it - wisdom of the crowd - novel.

Chatzy www.chatzy.com
-> Fill out this form to create a chat room immediately – only for you and people you invite. It’s as quick and easy as writing an email!Chatzy has no registration steps - your friends can join instantly - a good tool.

Clocking It http://www.clockingit.com
-> ClockingIT is a free hosted application, keeping track of all your tasks and the time you spend on them. Extensive features Project Management, Collaboration and Time Tracking ...and it's free!

Doodle www.doodle.ch
-> The world’s leading online scheduling tool, Doodle takes the pain out of finding the right date and time for a group of people to meet and makes scheduling virtually effortless. The basic service is a free online coordination tool which requires neither registration nor software installation.

Jiffy http://www.jifflenow.com
-> Jiffle™ makes scheduling appointments and meetings quick and simple. Jiffle now integrates with Google calendar and it is free! Webex users can now use Jiffle to help schedule Webex meetings.

Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com
-> Classroom Response System Plans for K-12. Class size of 32 free. Students can vote or send messages using whatever any device they own.

Remember the Milk http://www.rememberthemilk.com
-> Managing tasks is generally not a fun way to spend your time. We created Remember The Milk so that you no longer have to write your to-do lists on sticky notes, whiteboards, random scraps of paper, or the back of your hand. Works with iphone & android. Looks Good.

Todays Meet http://todaysmeet.com
-> This is an excellent backchannel of communication. Imagine you're giving a presentation where you can read the mind of every person in the room. You'd have an amazing ability to adjust to your audience's needs and emotions. GREAT TOOL.

Tokbox http://www.tokbox.com
-> Record a video and send it to anyone with an email address - works with IM services.



Students
15 Essential Tools for Students http://mashable.com/2009/09/03/web-apps-students
-> List of 10 Tools
Evernote is one of the best note taking applications available, allowing you to sync notes between the web, your phone, and any computer.
Notely is a complete, end-to-end solution for taking notes and staying organized.
GradeMate is a free online organizer made with students in mind. With it you can create to-do lists, manage due dates, keep track of grades, and even collaborate with fellow students.
Backpack is also a great way for students to keep research organized. Backpack is sort of like a single page wiki that lets you keep files, images, notes, and to-do lists in a single place and share them with fellow students (which is great for collaborative projects).

BackBoard http://www.getbackboard.com
-> Upload a document and get feedback - good for collaboration

Child Net http://www.childnet-int.org
-> Welcome to Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.

E-Learning Kids http://www.e-learningforkids.org
-> Our all-volunteer staff consists of committed education and e-learning experts and business professionals from around the world. For students aged up to 12.

Friv http://www.friv.com
-> 1000 + education games

Kideos http://www.kideos.com
-> Online Video - Kideos is the premier destination for kids to safely watch videos online. Each video on Kideos has been screened by our Video Advisory Council before it makes it onto our site.

Kids Audible http://bit.ly/1cCpSc
-> Audio books for kids - comes at a small cost

Kerpoof http://www.kerpoof.com
-> Make a movie, Make a card, Make a story

My School Log http://www.myschoolog.com
-> mySchoolog is an online web-based application to organize your school life easily. You can easily organize everything about your school life with mySchoolog.

Sketchcast http://sketchcast.com
-> Record a sketch with or without voice. Explain something, have fun, or create art. Then embed it in a blog

Story Bird http://storybird.com
-> Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share

Toon Doo http://www.toondoo.com
-> ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool from Jambav, a fun site for kids. Jambav is devoted to creating a unique array of free and customizable online games of educational value for children of all abilities. LOOKS FUN

Tikatok http://www.tikatok.com
-> Story creation

Tot Lol http://www.totlol.com
-> Totlol is a video website designed specifically for children. It is community moderated. It is constantly growing. It is powered by YouTube.

Visuwords http://www.visuwords.com
-> Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate. GOOD

Web 2.0 Backpack http://bit.ly/vhyXq
-> LIST of Web Apps for Students

Wordle www.wordle.net
-> Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.
and the list goes on ..........................................


Timeline Creators
Capsules http://capzles.com
Dipity http://www.dipity.com
Life Blog http://www.lifeblob.com
Life Haps http://www.lifehaps.com
Plurk http://www.plurk.com
This Moment http://www.thismoment.com
Time Toast http://www.timetoast.com
ViGo http://www.viygo.com
xTimeline http://www.xtimeline.com

URL Shorteners
Bit.ly http://bit.ly/go
Doiop http://doiop.com
Tiny Paste http://tinypaste.com
Tiny URL http://tinyurl.com

Video Programs
5 Min http://www.5min.com
Bubbleshare www.bubbleshare.com
Cam Studio http://camstudio.org
Ekko.tv http://www.ekko.tv
Jay Cut http://jaycut.com
Jing www.jingproject.com
Jump Cut www.jumpcut.com
MeBeam http://www.mebeam.com
Muvee Mix http://www.muveemix.com
PalBee http://www.palbee.com/index.aspx
Pixorial http://www.pixorial.com
School Tube http://www.schooltube.com
Screencastle http://screencastle.com
Screenr http://screenr.com
Skype www.skype.com
Teacher Tube www.teachertube.com
Tubechop http://www.tubechop.com
Vimeo http://vimeo.com

Web 2.0 Repositories
All My Faves www.allmyfaves.com
All Things Web 2.0 www.althingsweb2.com
Cool Tools For Schools http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com
Digital Research Tools https://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com
Feed My App http://www.feedmyapp.com/web_20_education_applications_sites
Go2Web2.0 http://www.go2web20.net
Listio http://www.listio.com
Mashable http://mashable.com
Net Web App http://www.netwebapp.com
Parent Web 2.0 Tools http://www.go2web20.net/#tag:parent
Read Write Think www.readwritethink.org
Seomoz http://www.seomoz.org/web2.0
Shambles www.shambles.net
Simple Spark www.simplespark.com
Web 2.0 For Teachers www.web2educationuk.wetpaint.com
Web Tools 4U2 Use www.webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com

Virtual Worlds
Everyscape http://www.everyscape.com
Google Holo Deck http://bit.ly/uz0gH
Lively www.lively.com
Kick Fly http://www.kickfly.com
Koin Up http://www.koinup.com
Mag Too http://www.magtoo.com
Map Skip http://www.mapskip.com
Movable Life http://movablelife.net/login.aspx
Planning Wiz http://v3.planningwiz.com
Second Life www.seconlife.com
Small Worlds http://www.smallworlds.com
Talking Photo http://bit.ly/30yiUP
Vista Zoo http://www.vistazoo.com
Voki www.voki.com
Xtranormal http://www.xtranormal.com
Yoowalk http://www.yoowalk.com