An Internet Hotlist on Web 2.0

Blog-Podcast-Vlog-Screencast Resources

Collaboration-Wiki Sites


  • Ajax-Write - web-based word processor – requires Mozilla Firefox browser
  • BitTorrent - download - share files & bandwidth
  • Blurb - create/publish your own book
  • DrawAnywhere - spiffy little drag & drop drawing application for diagrams & flow charts; tools are kind of all over the place until you figure it out, but this could be useful
  • Dropload - FTP large files – up to 100MB – share with others
  • Editing PBWiki -
  • Elgg.net - online portfolio/learning community, embed files, repositories (install on server) – designed for university people but applicable to K-12
  • Forumer - forums for free, phpBB Hosting
  • Glypho Collab Book Writing - read/write novels collaboratively
  • GroupSharp - provides hosted weblists, databases, documents & wikis for groups & businesses
  • Groupboard - Groupboard lets you set up a multi-user whiteboard and put it onto your web page. Teachers have been using Groupboard for over 10 years for tutoring and distance learning.
  • Jotspot - Wiki -
  • Jotspotlive (JotNotes) - take one set of notes live in a collaborative meeting, see changes as they happen - everyone types on the same web page
  • Lulu - be your own publish – publish a book, CD, or DVD in minutes
  • PBWiki - create your own wiki
  • Rallypoint - online collaboration tool
  • SeeedWiki -
  • UStreamTV.com - create your own Internet broadcast tv show in minutes with a camera and an Internet connection
  • Wiki Resources from Teach With Tech Blog - The official website for the 'Teach with Tech' podcast, presented by the Indiana University School of Education Instructional Consulting office. This podcast, and this blog, are designed to feature information and resources relevant to teaching with technology at the K-12 and higher education levels.
  • WikiBooks - free, open-content textbooks that you can edit
  • WikiCommons - everything 'media'
  • WikiJunior Big Cats - Here's an example of a book for K-12 students that is being written collaboratively using a wiki:
  • WikiMedia Commons - find some free-use music that's legal to add to your podcast
  • WikiQuotes - quotes from notable people & creative works in every language
  • WikiSource - The Free Library - Wiki Source – The Free Library – is an online collection of free content source texts built by its contributors.
  • WikiSpaces - Create simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together
  • WikiSpecies - open, free directory of species
  • WikiTour BusStop - starting point for Wiki newcomers
  • Wikipedia - Metawiki Search Engine
  • Wikis - How Stuff Works -
  • Wikiville - worldwide community portal – share about your town/neighborhood and read about others
  • Wiktionary - Wiktionary – free, collaborative multilingual dictionary resource
  • Worldwide Wiki: SwitchWiki - Worldwide Wiki: SwitchWiki – effort to catalogue all wikis on the Web
  • Writeboard - online whiteboard for sharing, Writeboard – online whiteboard for sharing, collaborating
  • ZohoWriter - Zoho Writer – create, edit & share online documents from anywhere
  • idPad - free download, collaborative authoring tool for kids

Online Productivity/Organization Tools


  • 30boxes - online calendar
  • 43Things - share your list of 43 life goals/priorities http://www.43things.com/
  • Assign-A-Day Calendar Maker - online calendar
  • Backpack - project/list organization tool
  • Basecamp - project collaboration tool/communication – share files/schedules, & writeboards free, $$ limited free features
  • Blue Host - web hosting, own domain name, $6.95/mo.
  • Bluwiki - yet another option for creating a collaborative wiki space
  • Bubbleshare - your photos, your voice, your story - narrated slide show online
  • BudgetTracker - online budget tracker, money manager
  • Campfire - simple web-based group chat for businesses
  • Carbonmade - free online portfolio site - show off your work
  • Create a Graph - all kinds of graphs can be created – save, share, print
  • Eyespot - mix & share video content – organize random clips – host & share out
  • Flickr - sign in to share photos (part of Yahoo)
  • Furl - save & retrieve web pages from anywhere, social bookmarks
  • Google Docs & Spreadsheets - create/collaborate/share - free online word processing/spreadsheet creation tools from Google - tracks revisions
  • Google Web Page Creator - Google Web Page Creator – create your own web pages quickly & easily (service not accepting new accounts at this time – sign up for gmail to join waiting list
  • GoogleAlert - track your interests on the web
  • JotSpot - take one set of notes live in a collaborative meeting, see changes as they happen
  • Krunch (xfutureblog.com) - compress & uncompress files online
  • Letterfu - one page fold & mail letter template
  • LiveMarks - live del.icio.us feed - watch live updates, then go exploring
  • Mindmeister - web-based collaboratiave mind-mapping tool
  • Mob5 - create a mobile homepage
  • MoonEdit - free download; multi-user collaborative text editor
  • NumSum - online spreadsheet
  • Pageflakes - your personalized startpage to the Web
  • Photojojo - subscribe to photo newsletter for great tips http://www.photojojo.com/
  • Picaboo - create online picture albums
  • PrimoPDF - free PDF converter
  • Projects (miscellaneous) - learn Chinese, collective poetry, other Google map related applications, shared programming apps
  • RSS Calendar - share your calendar with others
  • Remember the Milk - manage tasks & receive reminders (email, SMS, IM)
  • Scriblink - your online whiteboard for collaboration
  • Skobee - online planning/scheduline tool
  • Skype - voice over IP – telephone through the computer (free calls within US/Canada)
  • Snapfish - photosharing
  • Springdoo - video email online made easy – no attachments
  • SuperGlu - piecing your web content together in one place
  • Ta-da List Maker - make lists & get stuff done!
  • Tabblo - online photo sharing templates
  • Think Free Office Suite Online - create MS Office compatible docs, spreadsheets presentations free online – 1 GB file storage
  • Wridea - create pages & categories to manage your projects & ideas
  • Writely - web word processor (currently closed to new registrants while being moved to Google servers)
  • Zexer - free online address book
  • Zoho Creator - Create an online database in minutes!
  • Zoomerang - online survey tool (A limited-feature trial version of zPro surveys. Limited to 100 or fewer participants and 30 or fewer questions. Results expire after 10 days. Ongoing Membership: Free)
  • del.icio.us - start storing your favorite websites on del.icio.us, access them from anywhere!
  • gOFFICE - Word & limited desktop publishing online
  • iOutliner - create online outline for projects
  • iRows - online spreadsheet
  • snipurl - snip your long URLS to make them easier to remember
  • voo2do - track/organize/prioritize tasks & projects

Online Teacher Resources & Fun Stuff To Try


  • Ajax Translator - online translator, multiple languages
  • Animoto - upload your pics, select music, and have your own music video mixed in just minutes to email out to friends & family
  • ArtPad - paint online, frame, hang in gallery, share with friends with save & send
  • Ask.com - search engine – see “Ask for Kids” (replaces Jeeves)
  • Assign-A-Day Calendar Maker - online assignment calendar
  • Blabberize - upload picture – grab from Discovery Streaming – you do have the right to republish DES images – use citation Align red box to lower half of mouth/chin to shape of mouth/chin area when talking – shows cutout Record>Save>Email>can be private except by direct link you copy/paste or Embed in web page
  • CTC Music Mixer - fun to play with sounds, mixes
  • CasaNotes - ALTEC’s 4teachers.org – templates for notes to parents, etc.
  • Citation Machine - select APA or MLA - interactive web tool to help you cite sources
  • Citation Maker - bibliography maker APA or MLA
  • Class Notes - free communication tool – syllabus, homework, messageboard, calendar, news, gradebook, etc.
  • Class Set-up Tool (Scholastic) - design your class seating chart - interactive
  • CogDooRoo - 50 Web Tools To Create a Story - Alan Levine's wikispace for digital storytelling - 50 web tools you can use to tell a story
  • Comic Creator - Interactive Comic Strip Creator – ReadWriteThink(IRA/NCTE site)
  • Community Maps - create community projects in geography & history
  • Create-a-Graph - all kinds of graphs can be created – save, share, print
  • Delivr - online digital postcards (image access denied at school)
  • DigitalStoryteller - web-based, online tool from University of Virginia
  • Dr. Hotlist's Emerging Web Technologies - When you get tired of THIS page, go to Dr. Hotlist's Emerging Web Technologies, by Odvard Egil Dyrli. Web technologies bring powerful new dimensions to K-12 education. Share our key resources in your district.
  • E-Board - free trial, 30 days – calendar, iNote, Rich Text editing
  • EasyBib - free automatic bibliography composer MLA
  • Engrade - Online Teacher Gradebook Suite
  • Flash Card Exchange - flash card exchange library – find what’s already been done or create your own flash cards
  • FreePlayMusic - copyright free resources for students’ digital stories
  • Gliffy - online charts & organizers to share
  • Gmaps Pedometer - measure walking distance on the map
  • Google Alerts -
  • Google Earth - maps - free download - 3D planet interface
  • Google Maps -
  • Google Mars -
  • Google News -
  • Google Planimeter - measures area using Google maps
  • GovTrack - independently tracking the U. S. Congress
  • Graphic Organizer Maker - create customized graphic organizer worksheets
  • Grokker - one search, many sources
  • Homework Station - assignment calendar
  • Hot Potatoes - free software download for educators; create online quizzes & exercises
  • Jacuba - free online spellchecker
  • Jumpcut - Video Editing - video editing online - SuperBowl 2008 commercial with user-generated videos was run on this site (students should be supervised, not searching for popular content!!)
  • Kartoo - search returns visual map
  • Keep Toolkit - Knowledge Media Laboratory resources using multimedia representation as teaching tool
  • Kozoru - question & answer search system
  • Lesson Planner Discovery.com - Discovery School – create & store lesson plans online
  • LessonPlanner - NCRTEC online lesson plan template
  • Map Builder - tag locations and create your own custom map
  • Mixbook.com - Travis posted this one to John Larkin's blog at http://blog.larkin.net.au/2008/01/14/web-20-for-the-classroom-teacher/ as John was sharing my Web 2.0 links page. Travis said students can use this site to mix pictures and text to create book reviews! Take a look and see what you think.
  • Moodle - Moodle – Open Source course management system/online learning community software - download
  • MyPlicks - create a music video with myplicks.com
  • Nicenet - Internet Classroom Assistant – create an online course site - no advertising!
  • Noodle Tools - develop search strategies and cite information correctly
  • NoteStar - create online research notes & organize
  • Nuvvo - on demand learning, create online course (free or $$)
  • Online Certificate Maker - Online Certificate Maker – templates for printing games, activities
  • Our Story - Collaborative Timeline With Pictures - save stories, photos, and videos on a collaborative timeline, export Widget code
  • Photoshow.com - upload some pics, add some music, create a quick & easy photovideo online
  • Postcard Creator - create an interactive timeline - ReadWriteThink(IRA/NCTE)
  • Printing Press - create brochures, newspaper, booklet, flyer with this easy template from ReadWriteThink (IRA/NCTE site)
  • ProjectBasedLearning - create rubrics/checklists for PBL projects (from 4teachers.org)
  • QuizStar - online quiz generator
  • RubiStar - online rubric generator for PBL
  • Rubric Builder - David Warlick's Landmark Project - create effective assessment rubrics and share them over the web
  • Rubric Maker - customized assessments for student work - choose and edit a variety of existing performances as well as create performances specific to your class content
  • Sketch Swap - online sketch board
  • Skrbl - online whiteboard p2p site
  • Soapbx - create free public presentations online
  • Soople - search engine - easy 'expert' search
  • Spellmaster - download/create online flash vocabulary training aids
  • Spurl - online social bookmarking service & search engine
  • Survey Builder - build online interactive surveys, timelines, polls, etc.
  • Talkr - online tool reads blogs aloud, converting them to podcasts
  • Teacher Tools Generators - a variety of teacher tool generators from The Canadian Teacher
  • Teacher's Report Assistant - free download – write professional assessment reports
  • Teachers' Domain - multimedia resources for the classroom
  • Termites - Teacher-Created Software to Create Seating Plans That Work from Tiny Rock - check out this interesting new teacher-created software; try a free demo to see how easy it is to create seating charts based on relationships
  • The Official Seal Generator - online tool create a personal or class 'official seal' - a variety of shapes and styles - interesting!
  • Think.com - free online learning community tool hosted by Oracle Education Foundation - many interactive tools
  • Timeline Creator - ReadWriteThink Interactive Timeline (IRA/NCTE site)
  • ToonDoo - grab photos from Discovery Education Streaming, combine them with graphics, clioparts from ToonDoo, create 3-panel cartoon to tell a story - really creative way to do a lab report? (safe search may work - approach with caution when working with students - preview!)
  • TrackStar - online interface that helps teachers organize and annotate Web sites into lessons (hotlist)
  • Visual Thesaurus - find & visualize synonyms, 30 day free trial from ThinkMap, then $ subscription
  • Vivisimo/ Velocity5 - categorized, clustered search returns
  • VoiceThread - allows you to upload images or videos and add comments to them
  • WebNotes - online notes to share (Jim Wenzloff’s practice site)
  • Whole Wheat Radio - internet webcast originating from Talkeetna, Alaska - non-provit, featuring music of independent artists, tend to appeal to grownups average age 44
  • a9 - a9 search engine
  • fo.rtuito.us - place to meet people online, randomly (for the risk-taker in life - definitely NOT a place to send your STUDENTS!!!)
  • idPad - free download, collaborative authoring tool for kids
  • myprojectpages.com - build curriculum activities online – inquiry-based learning wizards

Some really good blogs to start reading . . .



eLenawee Course Links



Internet Resources

Links to external resources

1. http://www.commoncraft.com/ Our product is explanation. We make complex ideas easy to understand using short and simple videos.

2. http://www.teachertube.com/index.php Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. 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.

3. http://collaborationnation.wikispaces.com/How-to+Pages A wiki page with lots of Tutorials.

4. http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis Examples of educational wikis

6. http://smartcityradio.fluidhosting.com/2006/10-October/100506_SmartCity.mp3 an interview with Doug Thomas and Mizuko Ito on Smart City Radio.October 12, 2006



This hotlist was created by Sue Summerford
and adapted by PPhillips.

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