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Digital Books (aka Blog Companions)


Audio | Bookmarking | Charts/Graphs | Digital Art | Digital Storytelling | File Conversion | File Sharing | Misc. | Photo Editing | Presentation/Slideshow | Project Management | Search Engines | Social Networks | Suvey/Polls | Timelines | WebQuests | Word Processing | Video/Screencasting

Audio

Audioboo
nice site for recording audio and sharing w/ others online
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AudioPal
record audio and embed into site
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Contrapunctus Variations
create orchestra music by clicking
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Cut MP3
great way to get snippets from your favorite MP3's
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Dirpy
extract audio from YouTube videos
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Glitchscape
make music by drawing shapes
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Hear Who
turns text into audio (mp3)
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Incredibox
fun way to create online music
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iNudge
create music by drawing
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Jam Studio
create/mix music
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Music Theory
great site for teaching music skills
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Myna
site very similar to Garageband
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Read the Words
great site for converting text to speech
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Recordr
nice way to record audio/video then embed
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Roc
from Aviary, excellent site for making music, bit of a learning curve
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Sound Bible
get royalty free sound effects
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Soundation Studio
easy to use site w/ drag/drop interface
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Voices in the Dark
audio books read aloud on a number of different subjects
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LicenseQuote
sell music licenses from your website and keep 100% of revenue


Blogging

Instablogg
nice site for creating a simple blog
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Tumblr
does not require students to validate email addresses


Bookmarking

iCyte
great site for bookmarking and annotating web pages
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Instapaper
install a bookmarklet to read sites at a later time
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Pinboard
simple bookmarking site
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School Noodle
social bookmarking site built for teachers
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Zootool
nice bookmarklet for bookmarking and sharing sites
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Charts/Graphs

Cacoo
nice site for creating charts/diagrams/flow charts
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ChartGo
create simple looking charts
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Chartle
create unique/interactive charts
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Geek Chart
graph/chart your favorite social networking stats
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Debate Graph
excellent site for graphing debatable topics
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Diagramly
A nice free way to create a diagram then share w/ others
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Grapholite
great site for making online graphs/flow charts
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Lovely Charts
one of the nicer looking chart makers around, especially for those doing a home network diagram
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Lucid Chart
a simple to use free site (for education) for making charts, graphs, wire frames, etc
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MyPicsMap
a mashup of Google Maps & Flickr
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Pie Color
make beautiful looking pie charts, very user friendly
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Pretty Graph
create excellent looking graphs
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Rich Chart Live
create beautiful animated/flash based graphs
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Scribble Maps
draw/share on Google Maps
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Slatebox
create beautiful looking mind maps and organizational charts
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Widgenie
upload/create amazing looking graphs, embed into site
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Digital Art (painting/drawing tools)

Art Pad
great site to use for painting w/ brushes, record while you work to create time lapse videos
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Board800
collaborative drawing board, very easy to use
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Bomomo
fun site for making some crazy looking designs
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Cloud Canvas
great site similar to Sumo Paint/Splashup for drawing/painting online
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Cosketch
great collaborative drawing site
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Crayloa Digi-Color
fun w/ drawing/coloring
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Doink
fun site for creating animated drawings
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Doodle Wall
create your own private room and draw once a day
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Draw.to
excellent site for creating a drawing and sharing w/ others, the ability to embed into site
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Drips
have fun painting like Pollock
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Flowckdraw
great site for collaborative drawing, ability to embed into site
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Graffiti Creator
fun w/ text
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Imagination Cubed
unique drawing site, nice backgrounds
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Kuler
great for mixing and matching colors, uses Adobe Air
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Live Brush
create gorgeous looking pictures
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Logo Ease
one of the best sites for making custom logos
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Muro
nice site for creating digital art w/ lots of tools to choose from
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Mutapic
visual brainstorming w/ art
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Odosketch
great site for making cool looking sketches
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Paint Brush
free Mac app that brings back memories of Mac Paint
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Picartia
great site for making mosaics/collages
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Psykopaint
upload a photo then tweak it w/ paint
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Shape Collage
wonderful site to make collages
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Sketch Cast
create nice drawing tutorials, ability to record audio while drawing, similar to doodle in Voicethread
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Sketchpad
fun w/ drawing/painting
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Slimber
nice site for creating beautiful looking drawings, check out their examples
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Sumo Paint
very popular online drawing/painting site
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Supalogo
nice logo creator
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Typo Generator
make cool fonts/text
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Upperx
great site for getting textures
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ViewAt.org
create/share panoramas
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Voice Draw
draw w/ your voice
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Digital Storytelling

5 Card Flickr Draw
choose 5 pictures and put them in order to tell a story
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Alice Storytelling
excellent, free windows app, for creating digital stories
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Art of Storytelling
wonderful site for creating own digital story or comments on others pieces of art
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Batalugu
excellent new site for creating digital stories
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Bookemon
a cross between Mixbook & Bookrix to make a great digital book creator
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BookRix
excellent site for creating/uploading books, sharing/embedding
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Create Your Story: From Old Japan
nice digital story telling site w/ all the fixings
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Digital Directors Guild
great great site to learn how to create a digital story w/ lessons
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Digital Films
fun/easy site to use, a cross between Myths & Legends and iMovie HD
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Domo Animate
create fun stories w/ the anime character Domo
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Dvolver
fun site to make cartoony looking stories
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Fuzzwich
fun way to create stories using animated characters
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GoAnimate
great site to create custom animations w/ educational instance
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Google Search Stories
excellent storytelling site, add clips via search terms, easy to use
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Make Beliefs Comix
fun site to create digital comics w/ lots of teacher resources
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Memoov
fun site similar to My Storymaker and Myths & Legends, can record audio too
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Mixbook
create amazing digital books and order, w/ educational instance
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MotionFX
easy to use, add chapters, effects, text
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My StoryMaker
fun site for creating digital stories
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Myths & Legends
great site w/ educational instance
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Panraven
similar to Mixbook, great for making digital stories w/ video
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Picture Book Maker
nice book making site for the younger kids
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Pixton
nice comic making site w/ an educational instance
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Primary Access
create digital stories w/ historical stock footage
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Stage'D
create digital stories w/ amazing viusals
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Storify
nice site for creating a story w/ social media
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Story Top
create/share online comics
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Storybird
nice site for creating digital storybooks
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Story Jumper
great new site for creating online stories or physical copies
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Super Hero Squad Show
create nice looking comics based off the hit cartoon
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Tikatok
create books then share them online or purchase
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ToonDoo Spaces
nice site for creating digital comics w/ educational instance
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Witty Comics
create digital comics that are more dialogue based
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ZimmerTwins
fun animated site for creating digital stories
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Zinepal
create nice looking magazines/ebooks
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Zooburst
create 3D pup-up books and share on the web
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File Conversion

Booklet Creator
turn PDF's into a booklet
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Carryout Text
speech to text converter
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Comet Docs
nice visual file conversion site
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Create PDF
merge and add watermarks to PDF's
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DocsPal
excellent site, very easy to use
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File2.ws
convert any file into a web page
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HTML to PDF
html to PDF converter
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Loop Apps
easy way to combine PDF's
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Miro Video Converter
convert video to any format, great for mobile apps
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Text 2 Mindmap
convert text into mindmaps
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File Sharing

Airdropper
Author Stream
request files from dropbox users
easy way to share powerpoints/presentations
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Box.net
great way to upload/download files, email notification
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Crocodoc
nice file sharing site which generates unique URL for collaborating
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Dinky Page
create text and share/collaborate w/ others
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DocDroid
easy to use and can password protect files
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Drop.io
real time/private sharing of all types of docs
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Droplr
great/easy site for file sharing
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Dushare
send files while chatting
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File Dropper
share up to 5 GB online
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justpaste.it
great way to share text or images
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Note Pub
create/share/organize your notes
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PDFVue
edit/share/annotate PDF's
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PinDax
create message boards for collaboration
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Pipe Bytes
great site for sharing files privately
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S4ve.as
file sharing made easy, host for 24 hrs
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TinyGrab
share screen shots
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Troovi
upload photos then share URL
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Wall Wisher
create a wall and share sticky notes
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WeTransfer
very easy to use
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ZohoWiki
similar to Google Docs for creating/sharing digital content
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Misc.

60 Second Recap
great video reviews of pieces of literature
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360 Cities
check panoramas from around the world in Google Earth
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Aardvark
ask a question and have people post answers
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AR Sights
augmented reality, a must see
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Big Huge Thesaurus
search for antonyms/synonyms
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Blixy
create embeddable widgets
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Book Seer
fun site to find out what to read next
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Book Wink
listen to stories from 3rd-8th grade
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Citizendium
similar to Wikipedia w/ more credible sources
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Closr.it
upload photos and create zoom-able widgets
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Conflict History
Google mash up w/ a time line, very interesting
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Culture Crossing
great site for social/economical data
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Differentiator
create sentence structure w/ Blooms Taxonomy
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Easy Define
excellent site for gathering different info about words
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Edmodo
educational microblogging
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Embedit.in
upload data and embed in your site
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Full Wiki
mash up of Wikipedia & Google Maps
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Histografica
view historical photos w/ Google Maps
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Interactive Quiz
create embeddable quizzes
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KidBlog
one of the best new sites for educational blogging
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Krunchd
organize bookmarks into shareable links
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Lexipedia
visual words w/ a concept map
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LiveTyping
record while you type
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Navify
visual search Wikipedia
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Ninja Words
cross referencing dictionary
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OneLook
reverse dictionary
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PaperRate
excellent site to check spelling/grammar/plagiarism
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Pinball
great site for brainstorming ideas
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ReviewBasics
a great collaboration site for getting feedback
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Planting my Ideas
interesting site to create interactive plants, nice look
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Roohit
annotate/highlight on the web
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Shahi
a visual dictionary/mash-up of Flickr/Wikipedia
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Shmoop
excellent multimedia resources for study materials
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SignApp Now
create free online sign up sheets
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Snappy Words
nice visual thesaurus and dictionary
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Story Cove
interactive story telling site
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Storynory
similar to Book Wink, stories read outloud
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Tagul
create tag clouds, similar to Wordle
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Telescopic Text
understand sentence structure w/ this interactive site
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Thinkature
create a virtual room to collaborate w/ text, chat, etc
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Tutor2u-Wisdomap
excellent mindmapping site designed specifically for education
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Visual Dictionary
great educational site w/ lesson plans/games
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Visualizing Culures
interactive/multimedia for social & cultural learning
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Visuwords
search/create terms, nice visuals, graphic dictionary
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VocabGrabber
target keywords, create tag clouds
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Weebly
great site w/ educational instance for making blog/website
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Wikify
enter text to generate links to Wikipedia
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Word Counter
great site for writers to learn word efficiency
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Word Sift
visualize words, create tag clouds
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WordItOut
great for creating word clouds
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Wordnik
learn the origin/history of any word
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Words Like
mash up of a dictionary and a thesaurus
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World Digital Library
great multimedia map of the world
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Photo Editing

Alpoy
avatar creator
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Aviary
similar to Photoshop
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Big Huge Labs
nice site for adding effects to photos, w/ educational instance
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Cameroid
have fun w/ photos
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Cartoonize
fun site for turning photos into cartoons (a la Scanner Darkly)
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Citrify
nice site for editing photos and adding Photobooth type effects
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Fine Tuna
add comments to a pic
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FlauntR
nice online editor w/ a bit of a learning curve
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Fotobabble
add audio to any photo
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Bubblesnaps
add speech bubbles to your pictures
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Image Chef
turn your photos into incredible things
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ImageEnlarger
enlarge image w/out pixelization, free app
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Image Lobe
ImageOid
free download for adding effects to photos
nice site for adding special effects
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Live Quartz
nice free app for Mac for editing photos
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Loogix
create animated avatars
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Photo Face
excellent site for editing/animating photos
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Pic Lab
nice online editor easy to use
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Picjoke
edit pictures w/ entertaining photos
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Pixer.us
similar to Acorn or a basic Photoshop
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piZap
fun photo editing site for adding effects
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Rollip
create polaroids from your photos
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Speechable
add a speech bubble to a picture
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Splashup
nice/free alternative to Photoshop similar to Sumo Paint
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Thumboo
great site for creating thumbnails
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Tilt Shift
great way to add subtle effects
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Tuxpi
add fun/special effects to photos
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Presentation/Slideshows

Ahead
create zoom-able web pages
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Book Mash
runs on Adobe Air, great way to search multimedia data
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Clipgenerator
similar to Animoto, add photos, select music, etc
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Creaza
a suite of multimedia tools
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Digital Vaults
create digital posters, movies, or pathway challenge
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Flixtime
create slide shows similar to Animoto
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Fotonea
create/edit a photo collage
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Fotopedia
nice multimedia site for creating dynamic encyclopedia
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Free Book -S
search engine to find free online books
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Glogster
create interactive/multimedia posters w/ educational instance
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iLovePhotos
similar to iPhoto w/ face recognition
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KickLight
mash text w/ videos to make a wonderful presentation
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Kizoa
excellent site for making animate slideshows
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Magic Studio
great multimedia site
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Magnoto
similar to Glogster create interactive pages
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Me and My Movie
create/share/comment on movies
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Museum Box
upload multimedia content into boxes
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My Hero
create media rich webpages/presentations
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One True Media
excellent site for making beautiful presentations
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Pho.to
share nice looking slide shows, embed into site
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PhotoPeach
great slideshow making site w/ the ability to create quizzes
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PhotoSnack
create beautiful looking slide shows
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Photovisi
create beautiful looking collages
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PreZentit
make excellent looking slideshows, nice user interface
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Prezi
great site to make zooming slideshows
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RockYou
fun site for making multi-media presentations
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Shwup
make excellent looking slide shows, similar to Animoto
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Slideroll
wonderful looking slide shows, educational instance
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Vuvox
create amazing looking multimedia slide shows
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Project Management

Diagrammr
easy way to make mindmaps/diagrams w/ text
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EdiStorm
real-time mapping w/ sticky notes
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Education Eye
great way to brainstorm w/ this innovative search engine
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Gnatter
very easy to use, web based project management site
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Live Binders
organize digital content, educational instance
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Onyaka
great for scheduling
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Slick Plan
create beautiful looking mindmaps/flow charts
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Thinklinkr
make collaborative outlines
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Toobla
great way to organize multimedia data via channels
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Search Engines

AudioOwl
search engine for finding audio books
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Bevyfind
search engine designed to speed up the searching process
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Bingle
mash up of Google & Bing
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Biographicon
search engine for biographies
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Blekko
engine that uses hash tags to filter results
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Blinx
search engine for video that is great at organizing it's content
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Collecta
engine based on real time results
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Cyclo.ps
search engine for royalty free photos
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DeweyDigger
catalog of the web via the Dewey Decimal System
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DocJax
document/eBook engine
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Duck Duck Go
a nice simple search engine that can search on multiple meanings
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Europeana
European/cultural engine w/ Web 3.0 capabilities
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EyePlorer
excellent/unique engine which visual searches Wikipedia
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Factbites
a mash up of a encyclopedia and search engine
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Famhoo
family friendly search engine
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Faroo
real time seach engine w/ ranking system
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Feedmil
adjustable search engine on different categories
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Find Icons
great site for finding icons
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Find that File
ideal for finding specific file types on the web
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Find the Best
comparative search engine
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Forestle
help save the rain forest by searching here
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Goofram
mash up of Google & Wolfram Alpha
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Google Squared
from Google Labs, results in a spreadsheet format
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Google Swirl
innovative way to search for images
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GoT
mash up of Google Blogs and Twitter
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Hakia
search engine built on semantics aka Web 3.0
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IsInVideo
real time search engine for videos
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Jamendo
search engine for free/open source music
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KidRex
built by kids w/ Google's custom safe search engine
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Kngine
web 3.0 search engine
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Kosmix
searches the web for best in social media content
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Lavva
user generated search results
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Leap Fish
similar to Dogpile
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Librophile
great search engine for audio books
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LocPDF
excellent visual way to search for PDF's
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Mashpedia
a search engine/visual encyclopedia that is real-time
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Middlespot
innovative search engine that works like an online sticky note
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Murgurdy
search engine that displays visual results,
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Muzic
great search engine for independent music, ability to download song
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NachoFoto
real-time search engine for images
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Neotake
search engine for ebooks
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Number Gossip
search engine for numbers
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Oamos
excellent new engine w/ multimedia results, nothing is quite like it
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Open Clip Art
great search engine for clip art
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PanoGoogle
search engine for panoramic images
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Picture.of.a
search engine for free photos
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PreKinders
search engine designed for Pre K and KDG
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Qwiki
innovative information experience must-see
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Quintura
interesting search engine where results come in clouds/tags
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Refseek
academic search engine
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Scoopler
real time engine where you can share results
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Search Cloud
results return in the form of a tag cloud
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Search Credible
collection of 26 search engines in one page
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Search Motive
results from people not "web crawlers"
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Slidefinder
search engine for slides
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Sleedo
search engine where results feed the hungry
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SortFix
interesting search engine where you can customize your search fields
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Space Time 3D
search in a coverflow visual style
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Specra
results ranked/weighed
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Sperse
search results w/ preview icon
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Spezify
results come in a variety of multimedia formats
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Sprixi
search engine for finding pictures
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Sputtik
very original search engine
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Stinky Teddy
search engine powered by gossip
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Surf Canyon
interesting way it refines search results
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Sweet Search
great search engine for students
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TinEye
reverse search engine for photos
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Topic Box
a nice educational search engine w/ over 2000 sites
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Topsy
a great search engine that indexes it's results via social data
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Twick.it
searching via micro/user defined data
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Twine
web 3.0 search engine
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Twurdy
get results based on readability levels
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Typedia
search engine for fonts
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Veezzle
great search engine for finding free stock photos
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Video Search in 3D
cool way to search for videos
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WebKruz
multimedia visual search engine
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Wolfram Alpha
computational search engine that solves problems
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Worio
search engine that divides up key words
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Wylio
search engine designed for bloggers, results are all common craft
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Ziipa
Web 2.0 search engine
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Social Networks

Book Army
network for sharing/collaborating on books
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Diipo
a new social network for teachers and students
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Educator's PLN
great new Ning network, similar to CR 2.0
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Goodreads
network for book lovers, nice user interface
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Hollur
social network where leave posts via audio messages
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Kubbu
similar to Moodle, w/ an educational instance
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Parentella
network for teachers & parents to collaborate
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Teacher Lingo
network for teachers, great for blogging
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Twiducate
great way to teach social networking to students
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Worldbuilder
fourth world media educational community
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Survey/Polls

Flisti
very user friendly for embedding poll into site
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Fluid Surveys
one of the most robust survey creators around
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Insightify
interesting site for making polls/surveys
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Obsurvey
excellent site, alternative to Google Doc's survey
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PollDaddy
Add a little poll box to your site


Pollmo
create simple polls w/ a unique URL
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Runpolls
nice drag/drop interface for making polls/surveys
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Strutta
Swayable
make online contests, educational instance
visual way to make polls
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Text the Mob
create entertaining polls/discussion boards
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Urtak
nice site for creating yes/no polls
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Vorbeo
create polls that can embed into a site
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Yarp
user friendly site for creating short surveys
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Timelines

Capzles
create beautiful looking timelines w/ a cover flow style
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Preceden
simple to use, can make multiple lines
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Tiki-Toki
wonderful site for making visual timelines
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TimeRime
interactive timelines w/ educational instance
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WebQuests

Historical Scene Investigation
excellent webquests for history teachers/students
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Zunal
great site for creating own quest
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Word Processing

Ether Pad
simple to use, real-time collaborating
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Folding Story
great way to create/collaborate on an online story
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Primary Pad
built w/ Ether Pad engine
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Text Flow
parallel word processing at its best
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TypeWith.me
very easy to use no registration, real-time
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Video/Screencasting

12 Seconds
Is a great way to share short video clips then rate them
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Explore
great site for downloading/viewing video, similar to United Streaming
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Fliggo
create your own instance to host video, comment moderation too
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Jelly Cam
great free app for mac/pc for stop motion
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KickYouTube
easy way to download YouTube videos to your desktop
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Kids Tube
great site for students to view/share video
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Memo Share
a great site for creating fun mash-up videos
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Neo K12
great site for free K-12 videos
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Open Source Cinema
excellent site for editing/remixing video
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Pixorial
Easy to use site for creating video/e-cards and sharing
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Quiet Tube
weblet that removes comments from YouTube
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SafeShare TV
make YouTube safe
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SaveVideo.Me
easy way to download video from your favorite sites
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Screen Jelly
very user friendly, nice online screencasting site
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Stroome
Excellent site for creating/mashing video, similar to Jaycut
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SynchTube
create a virtual room to "house" a YouTube video and chat
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Teach w/ Movies
get lesson plans/guides to teach w/ popular movies
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VidMe
great way to share private videos, ideal for education
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Vidinotes
add notes to videos
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Vod Pod
house your own videos and create widget for sharing
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VYou
great site for creating conversational video
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WatchKnow
excellent site w/ 1000's of educational videos to choose from
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YouCube
upload YouTube videos onto a 3D cube
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YouTube Video Editor
add transitions and edit clips in this simple to use editor
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