Web 2.0 Tools

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Out of control massive list of Web 2.0 Tools

Community Spaces or Social Networking -Synchronous and Asynchronous

Synchronous communication

Asynchronous Communication with Voice

  • YackPack - Create Asynchronous audio discussion with group and individual audio mail http://yackpack.com
  • Gong -Asynchronous threaded discussions http://gong.ust.hk/
  • Voice Threads- a great way to have a asynchronous voice conversation around a image. In schools, children could create images and tell stories and others can comment or add to the story. http://voicethread.com/share/409/ (go through all of the 8 pages on what is a voice thread to get different ideas.)
  • Audacity - for making podcast and other recordings http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  • Gabcast - use your phone for making podcasts www.gabcast.com
  • Gcast is hosted service to create podcasts for free www.gcast.com

Coordination Tools

Collaborative Knowledge Building/Knowledge Sharing Tools

  • Wikispaces http://wikispaces.com (Free pro version without ads for k-12 educators)
  • PBWikis http://www.pbwiki.com offer new collaborative tools including video uploads, spreadsheets, and more
  • Google Sites Create your own website as quick as any wiki. http://sites.google.com
  • Wet Paint - build a rich, online community around the whatever-it-is that you’re really into. Utilizing the best features of wikis, blogs, forums and social networks http://www.wetpaint.com/

Productivity Tools

  • Fireshot Pro-Firefox or Internet Explorer Add-on that allows screen captures




Web Journalling and Portfolios

Research Tools

  • Bibliography creator: www.bibme.org (just cut and past the creation into your document and it's done! Don't forget to select APA
  • Encyclopedia of Life - Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.
  • Google Scholar
  • Son of a Citation Machine- Help student and professional researchers to properly credit the sources used
  • The Way Back Machine is a way to see how pages change over time and has added an archive feature as well
  • Wikipedia-multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet
  • Wordle A word cloud generating tool to see what words are central in any text. Great way to get a quick sense of a paper before you read it.
  • Zotero is a Firefox tool that stores/organize/annotates/locates research materials while working online

Social Bookmarks

  • Delicious: bookmarking via social networking to share important websites and information
  • Diigo - a social Bookmarking Tool and a web Highlighting and annotation tool.

RSS Readers

Bloglines: keep track of all those news articles, blogs and up-to-date information in one place via RSS FEEDS
Google Reader: is the same as Bloglines; keeps tracks of news feeds, blog postings, linked to iGoogle Home
NetVibes - another RSS feed reader, very easy to use
Scribd.com - bills itself as "world’s largest document sharing community"
Sightspeed - a free video email program; can be used for 30-second videos sent as email attachment
Voice Thread: group conversations around images, pictures and videos
YouTube Link: web 2.0 tools video presentation on youtube by Delia, Jason, Paula, and Terry.
Zoho Documents: free suite of online web applications