These tools allow users to share information mostly through social networking. Most Web 2.0 tools have an element of sharing.
Animoto – Combine text, video, photo, music and audio into multimedia presentations. Free for 30 second videos. An alternative to Videolicious.
Diigo – A bookmarking site that allows you to annotate and archive websites. You can choose to keep to your information to yourself or share. Also an app.
Dropbox – Free online/cloud storage of up to 18 GB (extra storage costs more). Also an app.
Edmodo – Social networking for teachers ad their students. Post discussions, embed images, links, and videos.
Glogster – Create a digital poster with interactive features. Annual subscription.
Goodreads – Virtual shelf where you can organize books you want to read, are reading, or have read. You can also create lists, write reviews, and create private or public discussions. Also an app.
Google Drive – Allows you to store all files documents, images, and videos AND allow others to access and/or edit them. A great tool if working with a partner or group or using a variety of digital tools. Must have a Gmail account.
MyHistro – Tikitoki/Timeglider meets geocaching. Create interactive map-based timelines. Also an app.
PBWorks – Create an interactive space for your classroom. Includes storing class resources, parent outreach, and online interaction.
Photobucket – Online photo editor and image hosting. Also an app.
SchoolTube – A place for teacher and students to share videos. An alternative to YouTube.
Scoop.it – Browse or create topics where you can add static or dynamic content along with descriptions. An alternative to Pinterest.
Shelfari – Virtual shelf where you can organize books you want to read, are reading, and have read. You can also read reviews, discussions, and questions about your book. Owned by Amazon.com and requires an Amazon I.D. to access.
Speaking Image – Annotate images with interactive features.
Pinterest – Organize and share images and inspirations. Also an app.
Skype – Connect through video conferencing.
Slideshare – Share PowerPoint presentations on the web.
Tikitoki – Create timelines with text, audio, images, videos, and links. An alternative to Timeglider.
Timeglider – Create timelines with text, audio, images, videos, and links. An alternative to TikiToki.
Twitter – Microblogging.
Videolicious – Create mutimedia presentations using music, video, images, and audio. Free 1-minute presentations. Also an app.
Vimeo – Video hosting site. An alternative to YouTube.
Weebly – Create a free website and blog.
Wikispaces – Create a collaborative space for sharing content with your class or peers. An alternative to PB Works.
Wordle – Word cloud creator. Create a word cloud like the one above!
WordPress – Create a blog such as this one. Supported by SD41’s Learning Tech team.
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