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Play in the Sandbo
An Evolving collection of Technology Tools for Collaborative Work and Online Education
Maintained by Margaret Riel, and faculty and cadres from the Masters of Arts in Learning Technologies,
from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology from Pepperdine University
--feel free to start a discussion around any of these tools or add a tool.
WEB 2.0: The Web You Help Create As Well As Use
Web 2.0 is the read/write version of the internet; sometimes called the participatory web.
We have collected a set of mostly FREE tools that students in the Learning Technologies program found useful.
All Cadre List of Useful Tools by Category
Community Spaces or Social Networking Tools- Synchronous and Asynchronous
Edmodo - For creating trusted and secure social/mobile learning networks, FREE -
Diigo- Community Building around internet-worked resources--one of the top ten...
Google Sites for creating webpages with wikis
Facebook - Shared personal spaces with many tools for collaboration
Yammer - Applies social media tools like Facebook to the workplace.
LinkedIn - A form of professional networking
Education with New Technologies (ENT)- collaborative lesson building and professional development
Google Groups -group space integrated with google tools.
WiZiQ offers 2-way live audio/video delivery and the ability to share PowerPoint presentations asynchronously even with narrated audio in slides'
Wiggio - A
n online toolkit that makes it easy to communicate, collaborate, and work in groups.
Glassboard for private networking with links to email
UpToUs - A free community tool for organizing trusted groups--nicely integrated calendar with reminders.
Screencast Demo UpToUs
Grou.ps - Another public/private community site. New fees added fall 2010.
Screencast Demo Grou.ps
Synchronous Communication Tools
Video conferencing with
using Google Docs (text, spreadsheet, drawing,) for synchronous editing are stored in your
Etherpads allow for up to 20 people to write on a page at the same time and keeps track of the contributions of the first 8 in colors. You can play back the changes. There are many open source version... This is one that works on ipad as well as computers--
you can download the open source program here.
Skype Free voice conferencing
and Ecam lets you
conversations on a Mac (
(Scott, Cadre 9)
Second Life- a whole world unto itself.
(5 minute movie introduction
Live Interactive Podcasting and Audioblogging. Record group chat and voice via phone, Skype or VoIP and archive as a podcast with free hosting.
Gabbly Chat Box - Add a chat box to any website for free like the one you see here. Anyone who loads this page at the same time can chat. You can also temporarily open a chat on any web page by type gabbly.com between htt:// and the site url.
Free Web Conferencing with MP3 recording
If you chat with others in AIM, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, or Yahoo Chat, you can do it all from Meebo without having to open each application. It is web based so there is nothing to download. Also, you can embed a widget in your website so people can see when you are logged into Meebo and they can chat with you. (Chris, Cadre 9)
You can sign up for a free "vRoom" that allows you to use and share voice, live video, multimedia tools and collaborate on a whiteboard with others Live. Great for conferencing or project collaboration. (Heather, Cadre X)
Asynchronous Communication Tools with Voice
YackPack - Create Async audio discussion with group and individual audio mail
(Brad, cadre 8)
Gong -Async threaded discussions
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.
(go through all of the 8 pages on what is a voice thread to get different ideas.)
Audacity - for making podcast and other recordings
Gabcast - use your phone for making podcasts www.gabcast.com
Gcast is hosted service to create podcasts for free www.gcast.com
Glassboard for private forum discussions, very clean interface and links to email
Shared Calendars- Google [
Doodle to find common meeting times for a group
Shared To do lists
and Remember the milk
Share and email large files (up to 1GB) through your regular email
/ (Michael, cadre 7)
(Tom, cadre 8) also
Twitter - short statements of current activity shared
Share larger video or music files without using email with
is something of an
2.0 that allows more robust creation and networking and puts all information in the email, which is smartphone friendly.
Monkey on Your Back (
) - Create e-mail "monkeys" for to-do lists/tasks delegated to others. E-mail reminders are sent to recipients about a task and the creator of the monkey is sent an e-mail when the task has expired.
) - Share large files and collaborate easily with up to 20 people and 2GB for free. For larger groups a small feel is charged. Sync files across all of your computers too.
- Share files and collaborate with others. There is a free service as well as a paid service.
Collaborative Knowledge Building/Knowledge Sharing Tools
(Free pro version without ads for k-12 educators)
offer new collaborative tools including video uploads, spreadsheets, and more (Brad, Cadre9)
Google Sites Create your own website as quick as any wiki.
Yahoo Small Business - Build your website, Sell Online and more.
(Dijlah Benjamin, Cadre 11)
Open-source, online textbooks.
- Completely free online tools for collaborative mind mapping
- Draw flowcharts and mind maps online (
Free educational accounts
Xtimeline-This is a great tool for working collectively on timelines of events, or items.
Group Scribbles -A tool being developed by some of my colleagues at SRI. Can be used in math education
Imagination -Shared Whiteboard for drawing with others
Slide Share - an online site to share powerpoint slides
Gliffy - Shared drawing program for charts and graphs
Dabble Design -
MindMeister - an online collaborative tool for developing mind maps
CMapTools -- Share knowledge via concept maps
(Scott, Cadre 9)
Be Funky -Fun animation and cartoon tools
Web-based timeline software allowing multimedia entries
(Cindy T, AEA Learning Circles)
Jackson Pollock tool
Create your own Jackson Pollock.
ImageSpark- inspire and be inspired through the creation of design boards
Catering Gold Coast
-- a pin board for arranging resources for a coures (like pinterest)
Zoho has a collection of tools that include
(James and Jaime, Cadre 11)
Make any pdf file into a page turning newsletter for publishing on the web with
To trim unnecessary works from your text try
by Helen Sword.
Condense your report by using
, a free word summariser.
Cloud Editing and Tagging
Google Drive has Word processing, spreadsheet and data collecting coud based files
To share files and work in the cloud,
is the most common choice
The best known cloud taggging tool is
which creates a visual graphic of word frequencies
for more customized word clouds. Use a thousand words to make a picture see
- -Instantly captures and shares images and video (from your computer to anywhere more JING information from design library-
- Share movies with an educational design--either for or by students.
Share movies about anything
- photos/ graphic (example of use:
online free video editing (Josh Burker, cadre 9)
add pictures, choose music, and let animoto make you a quick 30 second video sync-ed with your text and photos
- make presentations that zoom. Can also work collaboratively.
- a cloud-based authoring and publishing platform used to create rich interactive media applications easily and quickly, as well as share, publish, and sell inventions. Wildly interactive and shockingly fast.
Databases (large databases are proprietary and are not included here)
RatemyTeacher and Ratemyprofessor - Students sharing knowledge about educators
Who is sick? - A site for collecting real time information on health symptoms
The map of political blogsphere- worth visiting!
Visual Complexity-- collection of visual representations of data links
Web Journals (blogs) and Portfolios and Wikis (quick websites)
, livejournal, wordpress.com), phone blogs (moblogs at blogger)
Jot (for short verbal reflections using your cell phone and have it transfer it to text)
Blogs and Education
(many good k-12 examples)
(not a blogging platform but good for web creation for eportfolios)
Good website creation and blogging tool
Google Sites for wiki-web sites that can integrate all of the many google suite of applications
Google blog site
Qualitative Data Analyses Web Sires
(just cut and past the creation into your document and it's done! Don't forget to select APA (Brandy, Cadre X)
Zotero is a Firefox tool that stores/organize/annotates/locates research materials while working online
Citations in a fluid world is a problem as the world shifts and what you linked to is often gone. Here is a way to store and link to an archived copy
(Scott, Cadre 5)
The Way Back Machine is a way to see how pages change over time and has added an archive feature as well
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. (Robert, Cadre 9).*
Wikipedia -multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet
- a social Bookmarking Tool and a web Highlighting and annotation tool. (Greg Noack, Cadre 11)
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.
: online collaborative
for developing mind maps
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
- For creating trusted and secure social/mobile learning networks, FREE -
: An open-source, enterprise-ready collaboration and courseware management platform that provides users with a suite of learning, portfolio, library and project tools.
: Software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites.
- Another school based LMS site
Web Resource Organization
- Organize all of your web resources in one place. Great for classroom use. FREE
In addition to this master list, each year students create their listing or uses or other documents related to technology and these are linked first.
Cadre 15 ( 2012-2013) linked technology tools to their learning theories
Cadre 14's (2011-2012) Library of Favorite Web Tools
Cadre 12's -Design Library of Activities using Web 2.0 tools
Cadre 12 designed their library around activities that make use of these web 2.0 tools.
Cadre 11's - Design Library of Tools
. Cadre 11 (2008-9) developed a smaller set of tools with a page description to help you learn how to use the tool as well as a small activity the students created for their cadre to think about how to use the tool. The site invites discussion around the application of these tools in educational contexts. We welcome your participation.
Web 2.0 Tools
Huge list of tools to explore
Cool Tools for Schools
Divided into different tool types via menu bar
Crazy Geek Chick Collaboration Tools
27 collaboration tools
Cool Tools Library for 2.0
Cool Tools Library for Web 2.0
Seomoz Tool Site
More collaborative 2.0 tools
Smashing Gaps Collaborative Tools
Even more collaborative 2.0 tools
Automatically converts any text document (word, txt, pdf) to audio. It allows users to download podcast formats
EduTools provides independent reviews, side-by-side comparisons, and consulting services to assist decision-making in the e-learning community
Bloom's Taxonomy and Web 2.0 tools by Samatha Penny
Blogs and resources on Web 2.0 Tools
http://crazeegeekchick.com/ blog/27-free-must-have-online- collaboration-tools/
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