Blogging
Edublogs - Education-only content means that this blogging site won't be blocked by most school filters.
Kidblog - Blogging site specifically for elementary and middle schoolers. No student emails required.

Content Management Systems

Class.io - Turn Google Apps for Education into a full course management system.
Edu 2.0 - Free, online Learning Management System.
Moodle - Free, open source Learning Management System.

Printing from the web

PrintFriendly - Make any Web page print friendly. Get a button to add to your own pages.

Printliminator - Add the button to your bookmarks toolbar, and use it to edit any webpage to print only what you want or need.
PrintWhatYouLike Format any Web page to make it printer friendly.

Presentation/Collaboration
Glogster EDU - Use your Glogster account to see educational glogs. You can sign up, and get access for up to 50 students.
Google Apps for Education - Use Google apps at your school - free and ad-free.
Google Docs - Share files with students or coworkers. Upload documents, or create them directly in Google Docs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel spreadsheets, and Forms (which you can use for surveys or polls). For ideas of how to use Google Docs in the classroom, check out this page.
Google Groups - Create a collaboration space, share documents, set up an email group, and more with Google Groups.
Google Sites - Easily create sites for any class or project. Choose from templates, or customize the page.
Join.me - Share your desktop with others. Great for demonstrating how to do something, or for meetings.
OpenZine - Create your own online magazine for free.
PollCode - Create polls online for free.
Prezi - A nice alternative to PowerPoint, Prezi basically has you create a poster or topic map, which you set to zoom in to certain elements during your presentation. Check out their demonstration.
Slideshare - Share presentations, documents and videos.
Titanpad - Work simultaneously on a document, hosted online.
Urli.st - Provide people with a short URL that will lead them to further resources. Watch a video demonstration.
Wikispaces - create a classroom wiki.
Mouse Mischief - Free download from Microsoft. Uses ordinary wireless mice for student interaction with a projected computer screen. Watch a brief video here.

Recording/Capturing

Jing - Create videos or snapshots of what is on your computer screen.
Screenjelly - create videos of your computer screen (with sound if you want) up to 3 minutes long.
SoundCloud - "SoundCloud makes it easy to share and promote your sounds to anyone, anywhere by connecting your account with Twitter, Facebook & other neat services."
VoiceThread - With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. Upload images, documents or videos.

Social Networking

Edmodo - Like Facebook, but for education.
Formulist - Create useful lists in Twitter. Find people like you, people your friends follow, etc. easily.
Goodreads - create a social network of readers in your classes. Connect with other teachers to see what reading they are assigning in their classes.
HootCourse - Create a forum for discussion using pre-existing social media accounts (Facebook or Twitter). Add a widget to your webpage, displaying the discussion.
LibraryThing - create a social network of readers in your classes. Connect with other teachers to see what reading they are assigning in their classes.
Paper.li - Read Twitter as a daily newspaper. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or hashtag (#).
SchoolTube - Like YouTube, but educational content only. Should be allowed by most filters.
Shelfari - create a social network of readers in your classes. Connect with other teachers to see what reading they are assigning in their classes.
Today's Meet - Create a backchannel for your class, group or presentation. Choose a Twitter hashtag, and how long the room will be saved for.
Twitter - Not just for celebrities. Connect with other students and educators, and make Twitter a great learning tool! Watch these videos for pointers on how to use Twitter and TweetDeck (one of many desktop apps for Twitter).
Wiggio - Connect with your class or group via a number of ways.
Wikispaces - create a classroom wiki.

Using and Sharing Web Content

bit.ly - Shorten a long URL. Sign up for a free account, and you can customize the shortened URL!
DocsTeach - Introduce students to primary documents. Create activities, or find shared activities created by other educators.
Google Books - Get free PDF and epub versions of books in the public domain. See also Project Gutenberg.
Instapaper - Save Web pages from your research for reading later. Read saved pages on your computer, your iPod/iPhone, your Nook or Android phone.
Project Gutenberg - Get free PDF and epub versions of books in the public domain.
Qwiki - An interesting new way to learn using the Internet. Voice, video, maps, photos, are all integrated into a presentation. Currently in alpha testing (you have to sign up to use it, though examples are available to give you a "feel" for how it
SchoolTube - Like YouTube, but educational content only. Should be allowed by most filters.
SymbalooEDU - Organize and share the best of the web.
Trailmeme - Create a path for your students to follow on the Web to learn about specific topics.
VocabGrabber - Analyze any text, isolate most-used vocabulary terms, and see how they are used in context.



Further places to find resources


Find out about tons of resources at Free Technology for Teachers.
Read about what Courtney is doing and discovering at the Curriculum Library blog
See what Courtney has tagged via Diigo as "web tools" here.
Check out this free ebook, which includes lesson plans for 21st century skills.

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