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Technology Resources

A lot of these sites are also APPS and can be found in the Google Web Store and added to your Chrome Account.

Web2.0: Cool Tools for Schools
 

Sound Tools

Looking for audacity type functionality on the chromebook?

Try:  Twisted Wave (http://goo.gl/CsBdP)  l

Web Based Audio Recording (Your own Radio Station)

http://www.spreaker.com

audioboo - Audioboo lets you do as many 3 minute audio files and then you can share it to whom you like

soundcloud- Soundcloud lets you do 2 hrs in any length or number of files that you want.

http://www.vidtomp3.com/ - Turn Videos into MP3 files.

UJAM studio

Audio Cutter

Vocaroo - voice recorder (flash based but allows download in mp3, .wav. or .flac

Instructions on using Vocaroo

Drive Tunes for Google Drive

Google App: Drive Music

Free Audio File Conversion

Mobile Media Converter - convert YouTube videos into mp3's pr WMA

Convert Audio Online - same as above.

Listen to YouTube - same as above

Audio Expert - Audio editor and converter.  Convert audio files & record sounds.

WM Converter

VLC Media Player - Converts video and audio files to other formats to use on mobile devices

Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

  • mix an unlimited number of sound tracks
  • save sound or audio clip to share
  • record and edit sounds
 
  • chromebook
  • 5 min recording
  • share/publish multiple ways
 
  • chromebook
  • advanced - difficult
  • 3 min recording
 
Audio Pal - www.audiopal.com
  • Chromebook
  • 60 sec
  • emails the embed code or widget
  • simple/basic
 
  • 2 hrs of published recordings (I think)
  • Create sets or follow other streams (some may be inappropriate)
  • Chromebook
  • Email confirmation to create account went to Quarantine
  • keep audio private, link to URL
 
  • similar to garageband
 
  • Free sound editor, audio editor, wave editor for processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files.  Produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
 

http://mp3skull.com/ 

 
mySchoolNotebook.com is an application for taking school notes and sharing them with friends.  

bubbl.us - simple brainstorming online.

Cohere - create, connect and share ideas.

Dabbleboard - interactive whiteboard for drawing and team collaboration.

Draw Anywhere - Create diagrams online and collaborate.

Exploratree - edit a thinking guide from the online library or create one of your own.

Freemind -mind mapping (download required).

Mindomo - create, edit your mind maps and share them with colleagues and friends.

MindMeister - create mind maps with as many simultaneous users as you like.

myWebspiration - if you like Inspiration, try this new tool from the same 

team...you will like it!

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods - great tool for leaning about different types of visualization charts.

Persuasion Map - Are you ready to map out your argument for your persuasive essay or debate?

Product Planner - application that allows you to discover, create and share online flow diagrams with others.

You can use an already created flow diagram or create your own.

Text 2 Mind Map - fun

Collaboration Tools

Dipity - create interactive timelines.
Grapevine - online group collaboration and voice communication.

Scribblar - real-time, multi-user whiteboard, image uploading and sharing, userlist, text chat, live audio communication.

Timetoast - create interactive timelines.
Sosius - online sharing and collaboration workspace.

VoiceThread - group conversations around images, documents and videos.

Great examples for teaching and learning plus handouts: 

Soup - create collaborative blog, no advertising.

Stixy - collaborative online bulletin board.

Whizle - create and share plans, guides and tutorials.

Photo/Video/Digital Storytelling Tools

WebTools4u2use

brushvideo - edit your videos online, add text, audio and animations.

Photo Editing Program: http://www.drogbaster.it/photoshop_online.htm

Flickr - photo sharing, online community, tagging.

GetLoupe-  Create a cool shape for a photo collage with your own pictures.

Glogster - interesting tool to organize, present, create posters, share and comment.

mural.ly - Bulletin/Display board to post anything

canva.com

Mixbook - create online stories, no audio.

Photosynth - 3D photography.

Picasa - organize, edit, create, share - digital slideshows are new!

Pixisnap - create photo mosaics and polaroid pictures.

Padlet / Wallwisher (Build a wall)

Prezi - Customized  Scrapbooking Template

shwup - create sharable online photo albums (photos and videos) and create muvees (photo slideshow that you can customize with styles, themes and a music soundtrack).

Slideroll - flash slideshow creator (also listed under Presentation).

Vuvox - create one of a kind interactive stories.

  • Example - Balancing Acts: Transformations and Tensions in the 21st CenturyWriting Classroom

Alternatives for  xtranormal - choose characters, type your script (tell your story) and make a movie!  

moviestorm.com

Wideo

Digitalfilms.com

Goanimate.com

50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story - for additional resources, check out Alan Levine's great pile of resources for digital storytelling.

Presentation Tools

Adam - add videos, HTML, stylized text and more to a static PDF or image file.

authorSTREAM - present, share and store presentations.

Flowgram - create interactive guided presentations by combining, webpages, photos, powerpoint and more with your voice, notes and insights.

Preezo - create and share professional quality online presentations.

Prezi - just out of beta, interesting tool to create cool presentations. Not allows sound and music.

SlideBoom - share live Powerpoint presentations online.

SlideRocket - import, access, create and collaborate.

280 Slides - create and share presentations.

Slideshare - share your presentations and search for others of interest.
Slideroll - flash slideshow creator (also listed under digital storytelling).

slidesix - share your presentations and add video and audio narration directly within the site.

Smilebox - create photo slideshows and scrapbooks.

www.wevideo.com - Google Chrome App.  Replacement for Movie Maker.

tubechop.com- TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

Online Tutorials

Enhance Your Google Docs Presentations

In Pictures - software tutorials based on pictures.
Woopid - video tutorials for software, online tools and gadgets.

Website Tools

Ajaxload - website that allows you to create your own animated loading images.
BlinkWeb - 100 templates to create a website with or without a blog in a "blink."

Edicy - plenty of great templates to create a quick and easy website in minutes 

Comfy Page - view this same website here created in this web service.

Feed Icon 2.0 - create an RSS feed icon for your website.

Google Sites - create websites, wikis and more.

kwout - browser plugin that lets you take a screen shot of an area of a webpage and then cut it out with a quote attached. Then you can add it to your blog or website.

Moonfruit - drag and drop interface, Twitter and Facebook integration, plus additional features like message board and chat features.

Picturesurf - create an image gallery using your photos and easily add it to your website or online profile page.

Roxer - drag and drop interface for website creation.

SnapPages - create and edit your website, integrated calendar and chat services.

Symbaloo -  Create graphic websites using touchable tiles.

Webnode - drag and drop with additional add ons to include a blog, various widgets, etc.
Webdon - website builder, hosting and templates.

Webs - create a personal, group or small business website - lots of great templates.
Weebly - create website and blog with easy drag and drop interface.

Wix - create flash websites.

Yola - formerly SynthaSite, easy web publishing with creative template choices.
 
Online Writing Tools
 

Buzzword - Abobe product, lets you share documents with people, giving individuals varying levels of access, from comments to editing to just reading the document.

Flipsnack - Make beautiful flipping books from your .pdf files.

GoAnimate - Create animated videos to tell a story.

Hypertextopia - read and write stories using hypertext.
mixedink - collaborative writing tool.

Plotbot - write screenplays collaboratively or independently.

Revizr - simple collaborative document editing.

storymash - collaborative creative writing community.

911 Writers Block - use this tool "dial for" cues to overcome writing blocks.

yWriter - creative writing tool (download) where each "project" is organized by "chapters" and then "scenes."  Also has storyboard and daily word count functions.

Storybird - allows students to create their own story books online.  Features a section called art gallery where users have access to artwork to embed in their stories.

Just Cool Tools

Block Posters - create large wall posters from any image.
Draw Anywhere - Create diagrams online and collaborate. 

iCharts - create, share and embed interactive charts and graphs online.

geoGreeting! - spells out your greetings using satellite images of buildings found in the Google Maps satellite view...fun!

Idee Labs - locate photos based on color scheme.

1link - put multiple links into one short link which you can share with your friends..

MeetWays - Enter your address and a friend's address, and Meetways locates the midway point on a Google map. Add a search criteria (i.e. "coffee") and you'll see coffee shops in the vicinity of the midway point.
Spell with flickr - grabs images from flickr and uses them to spell words you type in.  The result can then be embedded in a blog or website.

Posters - blockposters  Create huge posters with your printer using this program and your photos.

Studying with Cyber Tools (Quizlet, Studystack, mindmeister, dropmind, and much much more).

UserNameCheck - forgotten which sites you have signed up for?  Check this out...

Wordle - create word clouds that are converted to .jpg files (example at the top).

For Chromebooks, try http://tagul.com for creative word cloud shapes.

Poodwaddle-  Source of World Clock. Flash games, and useful applets and gadgets.

JamStudio - Create music on-line.  Free and paid subscriptions.

Productivity Tools

BibMe - build a bibliography online.

clip clip - save images and text from websites to use in presentations or share with others.

Clipperz - online password manager.

Google Reader - constantly checks your subscriptions for new and updated information.

Google Calendar - organize your schedule and share events with friends.

htm2pdf - convert web pages to pdf.

Jing - capture images, record video, share online (combination of SnagIt andCamtasia but free).

www.movenote.com  is a great app to add for recording video and screen-capturing simultaneously. 

Screenr- Screencast for Mac or PC

ScreenCastOmatic- create screencasts to upload to your website, YouTube or the cloud.

VisualCV - create interactive online resumes.

vi.sualize.us - bookmark, organize and share images found on the web.

WebKut - screen capture tool (requires download).

Yahoo! Calendar - create to-do lists, easy scheduling, add Flickr photos on the days you took them (coming soon), evites, and more.  Check out the demo.

Zamzar - online file conversion.

Desktop Conferencing ToolsMikogo - screen sharing application that includes file transfer and remote control. You need to download the application but the person you are sharing with does not.

spreed - free web conferencing, online meetings and web collaboration (up to three people).
Yugma - allows anyone, anywhere to instantly share their desktop and ideas online with others.
Vyew - anytime collaboration and live web conferencing.

Teamviewer - Remote control any computer or Mac over the internet within seconds

Google Apps & Extensions for better productivity

Bomomo              http://bomomo.com/
Drum Kit             http://www.ronwinter.tv/drums.html
GeoGuessr          https://geoguessr.com/world/play  
(this looks like something for geography) *****
Flappy Code       http://studio.code.org/flappy/1