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
-> 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.
-> 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 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
-> This has an excellent Creative Commons search engine

Copyright Free
-> 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
-> 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
-> 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
-> 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
-> All of the images in the imageide@s repository are free for educators to use within their classrooms.

Library of Congress
-> 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 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
-> is a repository for free public domain photos. You can upload your own pictures and share your work with others.

Teacher Tap
-> 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 -> 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 is for anyone who has anything they want to share with others - eSnips is based on sharing your digital your content

-> 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" 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
-> Screenjelly records your screen activity with your voice so you can spread it via Twitter or email

-> Create screencasts for Twitter - click the record button and send

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

-> 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.

-> 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

-> Free Online Video Converter No software to install. No ads to interrupt.Small 100mb videos.

Read The Words
-> 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.

-> a text-to-speech service popular with thousands of bloggers

Text 2 Mind Map
-> 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
-> A quick and simple text to talk on-line tool.

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

-> 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, here you can Edit, Collage, Animate and Share your pictures online.

-> 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!

-> 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.

->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). 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 -> 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.

-> Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy.

Be Funky
-> Turn your photos into digital artwork with a single click.

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

Digital Storytelling Tools
-> 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story

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

Fine Tuna
-> Add comments to an image and share with your friends.

-> 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
-> Fun things to do with Prints. Free images and activity sheet.

-> 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.

-> 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.

-> bring journeys to life by sharing images, text and video, and placing them together on a virtual map

Museum Box
-> 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 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
-> Create, publish and share - your own novel, comic, magazine, photo album or brochure for free.

Pic Artia

Photo Story 3
-> Create slideshows using your digital photos. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories.

-> Splashr is a tool for presenting Flickr photos. Quick to use - limited in creativity

-> Stupeflix technology produces videos encoded in your favourite format in no time then integrated within minutes in your website.

-> 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
-> 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
-> 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
-> 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.

-> Create a publication. Read and publish online for free from anywhere.Then embed it anywhere.

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

Author Stream
-> Sharing PowerPoint presentations on the Internet. Embed or download to iTunes

-> iGliss helps you create your own online media catalog - pictures, videos, and audio files

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

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

-> Share photos and videos. Anytime. Anywhere.

Picture Trail
-> 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!

-> Create, share and show your presentation on line.

-> Coolest online presentation tool I have ever seen"

Rock You
-> Story type slide shows

-> Story type slide shows

-> Professional type slide shows

-> "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. ..."

-> 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 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 combines video and slides to create online presentations that best simulate the live experience.

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

-> 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
-> The worlds largest web painting - make a contribution

-> WiZiQ enables teachers and learners to collaborate through. Excellent for Virtual Classes

Anywhere FM
-> Share, Discover, and Play Music for Free

Bo Jam
-> "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® 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 -- Listen to Free Music Internet Radio and Free MP3 Streaming.
Listen to any song in the world for free.

-> 109 songs found around color - interesting concept

Jam Glue
-> 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
-> This is an excellent tool for students to play around with harmonic cords and rythmn to get a good sound - instantly - CREATIVE

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

-> 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
-> Ask a question and someone will answer it - wisdom of the crowd - novel.

-> 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
-> 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!

-> 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.

-> 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
-> 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
-> 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
-> 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.

-> Record a video and send it to anyone with an email address - works with IM services.

15 Essential Tools for 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).

-> Upload a document and get feedback - good for collaboration

Child Net
-> 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
-> 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.

-> 1000 + education games

-> 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
-> Audio books for kids - comes at a small cost

-> Make a movie, Make a card, Make a story

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

-> Record a sketch with or without voice. Explain something, have fun, or create art. Then embed it in a blog

Story Bird
-> Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share

Toon Doo
-> 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

-> Story creation

Tot Lol
-> Totlol is a video website designed specifically for children. It is community moderated. It is constantly growing. It is powered by YouTube.

-> 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
-> LIST of Web Apps for Students

-> 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
Life Blog
Life Haps
This Moment
Time Toast

URL Shorteners
Tiny Paste
Tiny URL

Video Programs
5 Min
Cam Studio
Jay Cut
Jump Cut
Muvee Mix
School Tube
Teacher Tube

Web 2.0 Repositories
All My Faves
All Things Web 2.0
Cool Tools For Schools
Digital Research Tools
Feed My App
Net Web App
Parent Web 2.0 Tools
Read Write Think
Simple Spark
Web 2.0 For Teachers
Web Tools 4U2 Use

Virtual Worlds
Google Holo Deck
Kick Fly
Koin Up
Mag Too
Map Skip
Movable Life
Planning Wiz
Second Life
Small Worlds
Talking Photo
Vista Zoo