Audio-Visual--Tools & Software related to audio and/or visual presentations.
Audacity Free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
Capzles "Combine your videos, photos, blogs and mp3s into rich, multimedia storylines."
Prezi "Prezi allows anyone who can sketch an idea on a napkin to create and perform stunning non-linear presentations with relations, zooming into details, and adjusting to the time left without the need to skip slides."
Stupeflix Web service that turns your pictures, videos, and text into professional videos.
Collection Sites--These sites actually offer a collection of links (sort of like this page). Most of the links are tools/software, some of which are repeated on my site.
Open Culture The best free cultural & educational media on the web.
Sue Water's Favorite Tools "take the time to share our most useful tools because we should be welcoming people new to using the Internet by sharing our tools - so here is my post - hopefully it will be of help for other educators wanting to get involved with elearning."
Awesome Stories Enjoy an interactive learning experience as you see thousands of hand-selected and relevant links to pictures, slide-shows, videos, audio-clips, artifacts, manuscripts, documents and other primary sources linked, in context, within each story.
Box Online file sharing and collaboration. Or, just a place to store documents "in the cloud" so that you can access them from any computer.
Brainstormer "The Brainstormer is a random story idea generator. The Brainstormer has three wheels of words. Each click of the "random" button spins all three wheels. If you're struggling to develop an idea to start a fiction story simply click the "random" button to spin the wheels of the Brainstormer."
Diigo Social bookmarking. Save all your bookmarks in one place. Add the toolbar to your browser and you can highlight and save snipets and even add notes.
Google Tips My Evernote collection of Google tips related to the various apps. Subscribe in your RSS reader so you never miss an update.
Issuu Issuu turns your documents into beautiful online publications.
Jigsaw Planet Ok, so this isn't a website that does much, it's just really fun and cool. Go here to create and play your own jigsaw puzzles.
Lit Trips w/Google "This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place... and so much more!"
Literature Map Type in the name of an author and receive suggestions regarding other authors you might like.
LitTunes One of their missions: "to inspire educators to reach the disenfranchised with their own language - music." Includes lesson plans!
Miro Play any video, even You Tube, right on your desktop.
Padlet It's like a big corkboard where you can stick post-its. You can even add it to your blog or website.
Pixton Really cool comic creator. I can see this being a very useful tool. Students could make a comic after reading a book. "Award-winning click-and-drag comic creator. Customize everything right on the page. Move characters into any pose. Use in any web browser, Mac or PC. Certified for use on interactive whiteboard."
Scratch Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Timetoast "Timetoast allows people to create interactive timelines, which they can share anywhere on the web. Anyone can join Timetoast and start creating and sharing their own timelines, all they need is a valid email address. It's completely free!"
Wayback Machine Browse through over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.
Wordle "Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide."
Microblogging--Resources related to learning about Twitter and how to use it in and out of the classroom. Plus other microblogging sites you might want to explore.
Edmodo Private communication platform specifically built for teachers and students.
Twitter Articles My collection of articles (stored in my Evernote account) related to Twitter, and using Twitter in the classroom.
Twitter Educators II "This wiki was created to easily help educators find other educators on Twitter that have the same interests as them (that teach in the same content area). Check out the list of educators on the pages linked below and add your Twitter name to the appropriate list too. "
Ning Sites--Ning sites are wonderful places to give and get information. These are my favorites.
Common Craft Show "Our videos may surprise you. They're short and simple. They use paper cut-outs. They cover subjects "in Plain English." But lurking under the simple surface are lessons that have been crafted with great care. Despite our fun and lighthearted style, we take explanation seriously." Super neat site with great ideas that can be used in the classroom.
PBS Video "On PBS Video, award-winning national programming and locally produced shows are just a click away. Watch your favorite shows and catch the episodes you may have missed, all on your schedule."
Snag Films SnagFilms.com is a website where you can watch full-length documentary films for free. Note: Unfortunately if you are on the LAUSD network this site might be blocked to you.
TeacherTube "It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill."
TED IF YOU ONLY TAKE ONE THING FROM MY SITE, THIS SHOULD BE IT. I use TED talks in my classroom and my students go crazy for them. I cannot say enough good things about these videos.
Lexipedia A very cool "visual word web". Includes antonyms, synonyms and "fuzzynyms".
Pop-Up Lexicon A year's worth of vocabulary words! Includes definitions, sentences and quizzes. What more could you ask for?
VocabGrabber VocabGrabber analyzes any text you're interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context.
Wordahead Superb vocabulary site that has high level SAT words (as well, as low level). In addition, each word has a corresponding sentence and video.
Wordnik "Wordnik wants to be a place for all the words, and everything known about them. "
Wordsift This site is really hard to explain, it simply must be experienced. The best I can say is you get a visualization of texts, but in a unique way that includes pictures, a tag cloud and a visual thesaurus.
Websites-Blogs-Wikis--Sites where you can create your own websites, blogs or wikis.
*Blogging Articles, tips and how to's all related to blogging and/or using blogs with students.
Wordpress In my opinion this is the big daddy of sites. Unfortunately with the free site (what this is) you don't get unlimited options. However, it's really user friendly and the one I highly recommend.