E-Web tools


  1. an interactive bloom’s wheel –>  http://community.wvu.edu/~lsmong/Articulate%20Blooms%20Wheel/blooms_wheel.html
  2. a Flash version of the Bloom’s taxonomy.  http://www.celt.iastate.edu/teaching/effective-teaching-practices/revised-blooms-taxonomy/revised-blooms-taxonomy-flash-versionflashbloom.JPG
  3. test if you understand – interactive. Drag the boxes on the left and put them in the given table. https://s3.amazonaws.com/kaylaburtch.com/Blooms+-+Storyline+output/story.htmlbloom
  4. an interactive version of the Bloom’s taxonomy – very practical for T&L: http://byrdseed.com/differentiator/\
  5. Other interactive Bloom’s on web. https://community.articulate.com/articles/blooms-taxonomy-interactive-examples


My Video-based Learning objects

1. A 2 minutes learning object on Pythagoras theorem. (http://youtu.be/LUeQeUjP5hs) and its’ related question here–>http://youtu.be/f-Ip8hlw_A4




Lots of data visualization tools here:



0. Use STORIFY as your own repository/life stiry/curation…Here is my first trial with storify (still trying to master this)

  1. http://storify.com/zulie/web-tools

1. Use VOICETHREAD to learn and to teach…(voicethread.com). Here are my samples

  1. about reserach paradigm–>  http://voicethread.com/share/3390071/ 
  2. choosing a research topic–>  http://voicethread.com/share/3389775/ 
  3. intro to learning objects–>  http://voicethread.com/share/3274779/

2. Use PRESENTME to make your slides more interesting. (present.me). Your video & voice synch with your slides. Here is my sample:

  1. https://present.me/embed/625/300/39650-l17-how-to-present
  2. http://present.me/view/92739-criticalresearchareainit

3. Use MEETINGWORDS to enable real time text chatting with your students (www.meetingwords.com). Here is my example:

  1. http://meetingwords.com/oq1R78kTJP

4. Use WALLWISHER to share and collaborate on media files (texts, images, sound, video…). Check out www.wallwisher.com. Here is my example (now it is called padlet)

  1. http://padlet.com/wall/jo6m5rhzkw

5. Use FLIPSNACK to share notes or other documents in the form of flipping books. (www.flipsnacks.com). Here are my examples:

  1. Penggunaan teknologi berkesan–> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/f715gm3n
  2. e-learning briefing to SOA –> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/fhm8bjjc
  3. The research scope –> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/fuj01e2s
  4. Putting up the research introduction –> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/fu8wc4ge
  5. What to write in an Introduction section? –> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/fumlds05
  6. Variables in research –> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/fun8vslm
  7. What are the scientific methods? –> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/fzpmyujt
  8. Komik remaja –> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/fuisbfl9
  9. Pemasaran melalui internet –> http://www.flipsnack.com/57D5BFAD75E/fukab5fj

6. Use YOUTUBE to upload and download amazing videos (well, it depends…). Here are some of my youtube video uploads:

  1. Hipotesis -1 –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z81mbvZQqTQ
  2. Hipotesis 2 –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3FH12hQINU
  3. Hipotesisi 2 –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKUJy8ouMBg
  4. Komik Popular –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6T3D0wu_IQ
  5. Leisure anak-anak –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yk_RSQz0HI

7. newspaper clipping generator:https://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp


8. Use VOCAROO to simply record sound off hands! You can also upload sound files and share/embed/email. seamlessly. Here is my example

  1. Zu sing nobosy’s child via vocaroo –> http://vocaroo.com/i/s1kz72ssInSG

9. Use SLIDESHARE to study from others’ presentations. Here are some of my examples:

  1. Girls and ICT – http://www.slideshare.net/anakmek/girls-and-ict?from_search=1
  2. Literature Review A to Z – http://www.slideshare.net/anakmek/a-to-z-about-literature-review?from_search=9
  3. Introduction to Interaction Design (IxD) – http://www.slideshare.net/anakmek/intro-to-interaction-design?from_search=3
  4. Managing stress- Golden tips (Big at heart, big at mind) – http://www.slideshare.net/anakmek/managing-stress-23743359?from_search=6
  5. Technical Communication – http://www.slideshare.net/anakmek/technical-communication-23741050?from_search=8


10. Use JING to screencast your screen. The examples below use Sketch Studio to write and use Jing to record the screen and my audio.

  1. The hypothesis-1–>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z81mbvZQqTQ
  2. The hypothesis-2 –>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3FH12hQINU
  3. The hypothesis– 3 –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKUJy8ouMBg

11. VOKI





more tools

Scribble map – yes no need to sign up – just scribble on the world map. zoomable: https://www.scribblemaps.com/create/#lat=6.428236366637428&lng=100.21659851074219&z=11&t=hybrid

Create quiz with video – https://vizia.co/

Tool to track plagiarism–> Plagium, Viper

Explore the universe – milky ways etc…giant telescope! http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Interact/

Learn any language –> http://freelanguage.org/

Struggling with reading? here is a speed reading apps for you! ZapReader

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? see map of the war!

Free lectures, anyone? academic earth, youtube Edu

Exciting way to learn English! watch the move, point/click the word..walla! Englishcentral


more links…

web 2.0 by task –> http://edtechtoolbox.blogspot.com/p/web-2-tools-by-task.html










Sticky-Note Tools…




Tools from http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/13-free-web-tools-students-and-teachers-should-know-about/

1.  Ipiccy is like free Photoshop, but less complicated. It has intuitive editing control panels that allow for the simple things like filters, effects, cropping and resizing. It’s also easy to undo anything that didn’t turn out as imagined. But if the project requires a more sophisticated treatment, Ipiccy has layers that like Photoshop allow a user to make very professional final products. Best of all, it’s easy to upload projects to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks that a class might be using to house finished work.

2.  Thinglink allows a user to add content to images. For example, a student could display a map of Washington, D.C. and add a video explaining how a bill becomes a law over the Capitol building. And it’s easy. The user just clicks a spot on the image and adds text, a link to a website, or an embed code for video. It’s a quick and easy way to make a project more dynamic and interactive.

3.  Easel.ly is a fairly easy way to create an infographic, a visual depiction of information. The tool offers set themes that can be dragged onto a blank canvas to give students somewhere to start. A good example is a map of the United States with bubbles highlighting statistics about specific areas. Then icons can be added, sized, and edited to visually represent information. It’s good for those uncertain of their tech skills, but who want to begin integrating some digital tools into the classroom. It won’t do the work for you, and it forces students to represent what they know at the end of a research project, while giving some creative license. “Instead of giving a paper or project, this is a great way for them to break down concepts visually,” Bellow said.

4.  The Noun Project is making clip art icons for every known noun making it a perfect place to look for the images needed for a precise infographic. It can take a lot of time to find a perfect image of a cracked cell phone or a specific kind of dog and the Noun Project makes that a little easier.

5.  Infogr.am is another tool to visually represent information. It has templates that allow you to throw in your facts and build beautiful charts to represent the information.

6.  InfuseLearning is the student response suite challenger to Poll Everywhere. It’s a simple interface that’s free to teachers and it doesn’t require any advanced planning or setup. In real time teachers can send out questions, prompts or quizzes and have students respond in a variety of formats; true/false, multiple choice, open ended, even with a doodle. It also has an audio function that includes language translation, opening up more use possibilities.

7.  BigHugeLabs provides a great way to make posters and trading cards easily. Best of all, using the free education-specific login students won’t see any advertisements. It’s good for younger kids or an older kid who wants to put together a presentation fairly quickly. One great use would be a movie poster featuring themes and characters of a book.

8.  Sign Generator allows usera to create their own clip art by changing the letters in photos of signs. The tool provides over 500 templates or a user can upload a photo of a sign and change the letters around. It’s a fun way to get creative.

9.  Delivr creates QR codes, the codes that a mobile device can easily scan and trigger an image or website. QR codes were a theme at ISTE this year; educators displayed interesting ways they use them including as a way to engage students as they come into class or in a treasure hunt format. The nice thing about Delivr is that it will remember all the QR codes ever created and users can edit and change associated urls if to send users to a different website. That adds some unpredictability and suspense to the day. “It becomes the Easter egg for your classroom that gets kids thinking about what they’re going to be learning in class that day,” said Dembo.

10.  Aurasma is a free app that lets a teacher turn any object into a QR code, rather than just a square bar code, and plays with the idea of augmented reality. Students can hold a mobile device up to an image, such as a bulldog, and be taken to a website, a video or an image about bulldogs. “It’s a blend of virtual reality and reality,” Bellow said.

11.  WeVideo is a simple web-based video editing tool that turns video projects from a huge time sink to an easy and fun experience. “This is one of these things that every teacher should have at their disposal,” said Dembo. The tool allows users to upload content, save it in the cloud, and can link to other storage space like Google Drive. It can be powerful for making student-centered projects because it allows students to mute parts of the base video, record themselves and add that narration to the video. The video can be published using different file sizes, the smallest of which is free. The tool also offers a number of themes, effects and transitions to spiff up any video.




QR Codes
Surveys and Polls
Online Whiteboards/Corkboards
PDF Tools
Word Clouds
Reference (dictionary/thesaurus/concordance/corpus/citation)
Documents (webpages/text/paste/view)
Stories (create/read)
Screencapture (image/video)
Video (view/edit/create)

QR Codes


  • QRickit QR Codes: Create QR codes that will perform up to 18 different tasks including add a contact, sending an email or SMS message, go to a Google map location, or even send a Tweet! You have the option of choosing the code and background colours and including an image in the code. Download the image as a JPEG or PNG file. (★★★)
  • QR Code GeneratorCreate a QR code for a URL, VCard, text, email message, or SMS. High quality images can be downloaded or embedded, including JPG, SVG, and EPS. (★★★)
  • goQRCreate a QR code for nine different things: website, text, VCard, SMS, telephone call, geolocation, event, email, and wifi password. Image can be download as a high-quality SVG, EPS, PNG, or JPG. You can also change some of the colour and image settings for the image. (★★★)
  • QR-Code GeneratorCreate a QR code for a URL, VCard, text, email message, or SMS. Image can be downloaded or embedded. (★★★)
  • QR Stuff: Create a QR code from up to 23 different things including tweets and Google Maps location. Image can be downloaded or printed. (★★★)
  • Kaywa QR Code: Create a QR code for a URL, Facebook, contact, or coupon. High quality images can be downloaded as an EPS or PNG. (★★★)
  • Create QR Code: Nice, clean site that creates a QR code for up to nine different things. Download or embed the image. (★★★★)
  • QRcode business cards: Type in your information, choose an online image, and the site will create online business cards that you can download as a PDF file to print on Avery business card paper. People who can the card will have your information downloaded automatically to their contacts list. (★★)

Decode online

  • ZXing Decoder Online: Decode QR codes online without a dedicated app. The QR code can be uploaded or found online. (★★★)
  • Online Bar Code ReaderDecode QR codes online without a dedicated app. The QR code must be uploaded. (★★)
  • QR Code Scanner: Create a QR code from a URL and download the image. Decode QR codes online without a dedicated app. Images can be scanned using a webcam or images can be uploaded. (★★★★)

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Survey and Polls

  • PollEverywhere: A nice, clean poll without ads. Can be multiple choice, free response, true/false, image, or discourse questions. Participants can use the website or can send by SMS. Limitations on the number of free polls or users without registering. See live results on the screen. Very nice site and simple to use. (★★★★★)
  • OneQstn: A simple multiple choice poll option with a clean button-type interface. There are no options to change the look or to have users add their own options. One of the easiest to use and doesn’t use Flash or Java so it works on basically any website including iOS devices and can be embedded almost anywhere. (Note: It asks for name and email information, but you can leave them blank). (h/thttp://www.thetoolbox.cc/) (★★★)
  • PollCode: This site provides a few additional functions such as multiple answers, colour, background, and font choices, as well as the ability to leave comments. People can also just view the results without giving an answer. The poll is hosted or can be embedded. One unique feature is the ability to use a dropdown menu instead of radio buttons. (★★)
  • Click2Answer: While not the prettiest poll. this site allows for users and administrators to get an email each time someone completes the survey. Participants can also add comments and all the answers and comments are presented in an easy-to-read chart. (★★)
  • Hanzo: This site allows some simple design choices as well as single or multiple votes. Results are given in a bar graph in percentage or numbers of votes. You can also set a start and end time for the voting. Easy and use and the poll can be embedded or hosted. (★★)
  • Flisti: This site allows for multiple answers and users can leave comments as well. Visitors can view the results without voting. It is hosted and can also be embedded. (h/t @rkiker) (★★★)
  • Poll Junkie: A clean, simple poll that allows for multiple choice, ranking, rating, and free text questions. You can set an expiration date, allow for comments, and download as a CSV. (★★★★)
  • Yarp: A very simple, yes or no type of survey. (★★)
  • Tally: Very simple, clean hosted poll creator. Users click on one or more answers and results are shown in the poll itself. Copy URL to share. No place to add text answers, but works on most devices. No ads. (★★★) (h/t @AnthipippiHarou)
  • Xat: A Flash-based poll creator that creates an embed code for website and blogs. Not many options and isn’t hosted. Can change image background using another site. No ads. (★★) (★★★★)(h/t @AnthipippiHarou)
  • Pollmaker: A poll creator with multiple options: multiple answers, type in your own answer, start and stop times, customizable themes, text field, commenting, and location reports. Fairly simple, yet quite robust for a free poll maker. No ads. (★★★★) (h/t @AnthipippiHarou)

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Online Whiteboards/Corkboards

  • scrumblr: This is an online sticky-note application that allows you to create columns to organize your notes. You can also categorize your notes using coloured dots and stars. (h/t @manssen) (★★★)
  • Awwapp: Draw or type on this whiteboard using a variety of coloured markers. Invite others to participate and post online or save the completed work to your computer. Here is my guide of it. (h/t @ICTmagic) (★★★)
  • Board800: This is an online collaborative whiteboard that allows for multiple pages. Draw, write, or type on the page or an image. Share with others. It is good for 90 days. (★★★)
  • draw.to: A small, simple whiteboard that you can share with others or embed on your website. Draw, type, or write on the board and have others join in. (★★)
  • interactive illimitably: An interesting chat and drawing tool that includes some drawing games as well. Collaborate with others on a
    drawing. Text, draw, and apply layers. (★★)
  • FlockDraw: Draw, add text, and chat online with up to 10 people at once. Embed the drawing or save it your computer. (★★)
  • GroupZap: This is made up of a number of great tools including drag-and-drop images and files from your computer, drawings, coloured notes, and exporting and embedding. Add a custom background, reply a history of how the board was created, and more. An email address is needed to join, but since you don’t need to receive a registration email, a fake email account works just fine (something@something.com). Boards are only active for 7 days. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)
  • Scriblink: Draw or write on up to 5 different pages. Share the link with others or save to your computer. Upload and draw on photos as well. Person who wants save the board needs to provide an email address. (★★★)
  • Padlet: One of the most well known of all of the stickynote sites. Add notes to a wall and others can go on and add theirs as well. The administrator needs to register with an email, but other can add without registration. Works well with tablets and phones.Here is my guide to it. (★★★★★)
  • CoSketch: Collaborate with others by drawing or typing on a whiteboard, image, or Google Map. Embed on your webpage as well. (★★★)
  • Twiddla: This is the most extensive of all the whiteboard tools here. You can annotate and draw on a whiteboard, Etherpad document, webpage, document, or image. Use audio including connecting with Skype and so much more. (h/t @rkiker) (★★★★)
  • Web Whiteboard: Create a simple post it whiteboard with multiple pens and pencils. Simple to set up and share. (★★★)
  • Smart Notebook Express: Different from most whiteboards in that it creates and uses Smart Notebook files that are used with Smartboards. It is an easy way to create a view Smart Notebook files when you don’t have access to the full Notebook software. Limited in usage, it is not meant to be collaborative, but can be used to share files. (★★)
  • Linoit: A robust corkboard / inboard that allows for multimedia items and has a navigation map. Requires registration, but students can use a fake email address. Also has mobile apps. No ads. Simple to use. (★★★★)
  • NoteBook CastAn online shareable whiteboard for up to 10 people. Works on HTML5 browsers, including tablets. Add images, text, and shapes. Screen capture your creations. Simple to use. No ads. (★★★★) (h/t @AnthipippiHarou)

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PDF Tools

  • PDFescape: The most comprehensive of all the free online PDF tools. Create, read, and edit PDF documents. Create and fill in PDF forms all within your browser without needing to register. Some of the more notable tools including the ability to insert and remove pages from a PDF document, annotate and markup a PDF, as well as creating fillable forms. (★★★★)
  • FoxyUtils SplitPDF: There are four simple, yet effective, tools: split a PDF (remove a range of pages), merge PDFs (combine 2 or more PDFs into one document), unlock a PDF (in case you forget the password), protect a PDF (add a password and restrict usage). (★★)
  • PDFAmigo: Create PDF forms with a number of options and ways to customize the look of the page. Collect data via email. (★★★)
  • PDF Newspaper: Enter a webpage with an RSS feed and convert the last five posts into a nice looking PDF newspaper. Here is my guide to it. (★★★)
  • PDF to Word Online Converter: Upload a PDF and the site will convert it into a Word document without needing to install anything or provide and personal data. (★★)
  • PrintWhatYouLike: Enter a webpage URL on this website or use their bookmarklet and the site will grab the information from the website allowing you to remove what you don’t want before making it into a PDF to download and print. (★★★)
  • Online PDF Tools: Has a set of eight PDF tools including converting, merging, rotating, and unlocking PDFs. Some of the unique functions include creating a PDF flipbook and converting Instagram and Facebook photos to PDF (those two functions require your passwords). (h/t to @deewaker72) (★★★)
  • 2ePub Converter: Converts 14 different types of documents, including PDFs, into one of four different ebook files. (h/t to @NMHS_Principal) (★★★)
  • Capture Webpage: Create an image or PDF from a webpage. If you select one of the image files, it will create one long image of the site instead of splitting into seperate files or only what can be viewed on the screen. Great way of capturing an entire page. (★★)
  • Sejda: A number of advanced split and merge functions as well as encrypting and rotating PDFs. (h/t to @makeuseof) (★★★)
  • Witwall Tech: A super simply way of cropping a PDF online. Upload your own image or find one online. Create a preview, drag over the area you want to keep, and crop. Automatically downloads a cropped version. (★★)
  • I Love PDF: Extract, split, or merge PDFs quickly and easily. Even stores the finished files online for up to 1 hour. (★★★)
  • PDF Extractor: Extract images, fonts, and text from a PDF. Upload your own file or find one online. (★★★)
  • Neevia Online: Compress large PDFs, merge, or resize files. It also has a number of advanced options. h/t to @claganach (★★)
  • Print Friendly: This is one of the easiest and nicest ways of creating a clean PDF document of a webpage for printing. Select sections to delete and keep or remove images. Use the simple bookmarklet to access from any webpage. See my screencast on how to use PrintFriendly here. (★★★★)
  • Sciweavers: This is a series of online web applications inlcuding a number for PDFs. Merge, split, print, and extract images from PDFs. (★★★)
  • PDFSplit: Split and extract pages from PDF. (★★)
  • DocsPal: Convert many different types of files. Upload and view files. Share file links with others. (★★★)
  • PDF Zipper: Compress large PDF files for screen or print. (★★)
  • PDF Online Reader: Upload a PDF and annotate and markup a PDF. Can be downloaded, but not shared. (★★)
  • Cute PDF Editor Online: A great online PDF tool. Edit, crop, extract pages, merge, and more. Clean and simple. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★★)

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  • ChartGo: Create a bar, line, pie, or area graph in 2D or 3D. Options also include dimensions and orientation. Enter your data and you are then given a URL to edit and one to share. You can also embed the chart on your website or blog. Simple, yet nice looking results. (★★★)
  • Chartle: This site has the most options available including bar, pie, line, scatter plots, Venn diagrams, radar charts, organizational charts, tables, timelines, motion charts, gauges, and maps. Options for dimensions, data type, and either 2D or 3D shapes. Charts are hosted in the gallery or can be embedded on your website or blog. (★★★)
  • Piecolor: Create a piechart you can download. Very simple to use and can be in 2D or 3D. No hosting or embedding available. (★★)
  • Graph.tk: This is a mathematical graph creator. Type in your formulas and the graph is created automatically. Beautiful results that can be downloaded. No host or embed functions available. (★★★★)
  • Hohli: Create bar, line, and pie charts along with Venn diagrams, scatter plots and radar charts. Choose your chart size, colour, and add your data. The chart is hosted as an image, you can also download or embed to your website or blog. (★★★)
  • Kids’ Zone: Make a bar, line, area, pie or XY graph. Choose your shading and colour, add your data, labels, and fonts, and then download or email yourself the link. (★★★)
  • I Heart Venn Diagrams: Enter in the data for two or three circles including how much overlap and size of the circles. It creates the Venn diagram and gives you a url to the image which you can share or download. (★★★)
  • Classtools Venn Diagram: Choose either a two or three circle Venn diagram and then enter the data, title and notes. You cannot adjust the size or overlap. Download the HTML file or embed in your website. (★★★)
  • Good Labs: Create a very nice pie chart or two circle Venn diagram. Label your items, adjust the overlap by clicking-and-dragging, enter a title, and choose your colour. It makes a very nice infographic-style chart. You can also save the diagram in the public gallery. (★★★)
  • Fuel the Brain Venn Diagram: Choose a two or three circle Venn diagram and enter the labels. Add dots with initials to each circle. You can’t download or ember the diagram, but you can always make a screenshot. This works best on an IWB. (★★★)
  • Venny: Create a two, three, or four circle Venn diagram. Label your elements, add your notes, and then download the final image. (★★★)
  • ReadWriteThink Venn Diagram: Create a two circle Venn diagram, add labels and elements, and print out. You cannot save online or embed. (★★)
  • Online Chart Tool: Create up to ten different types of charts and download as an image, PDF, or CSV. (★★★★)
  • Plotvar: Create up to four different types of graphs and download as an image or PDF. (★★★)

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Word Clouds

  • Wordle: Probably the most popular site for creating word clouds and is one of the best for creating high-quality printable versions of the image. Paste in a text or put in a website URL and it creates a random word cloud. Change the font, style, colour and limit words. You can also check word counts as well. Print out as an image to save for later (if you have the capability of printing as a PDF, you can then print the cloud as large as you want without problems with losing quality). (★★★★★)
  • TagCrowd: Paste or upload a text or choose a website URL. Enter your criteria including word limitations and word counts, and create a square type word cloud that can be embedded or printed. The PDF download function didn’t work for me, but it may be just a temporary problem. (★★★)
  • Wispy.me: Grab text from Twitter or Facebook or paste in your text, choose your colour scheme and font, and create an instant word cloud. Save to a unique URL and then download the image to your computer or share with others. (★★★★)
  • ABCya! Word Clouds: This is a nice little word cloud generator designed for kids. It can’t handle larger texts (seems to have trouble beyond about 35 words), but the images are nice and can be downloaded as a jpeg image file or printed. You do have some control of fonts, colour, and layout as well. (★★★★)
  • WordItOut: This is the only word cloud generator listed here that needs an email address to save it. You can always do a screen shot or put in a temporary email address to get the file. You can paste text or get from a URL and create a word cloud with some control on font, colour, and layout. (★★★)
  • Jason Davies – Word Cloud Generator: A really nice and clean layout with lots of options for how the words or even sentences will be laid out. Download as an SVG or PNG: great for printing. (@PeterVogel mentions that it also works well with Chromebooks) (★★★★★)
  • HTML5 Word Cloud: A fantastic site with plenty of options for text input including Twitter feeds, WordPress sites, and simple plain text. Change shapes, colour schemes, and sizes. Download as an image. (★★★★★)
  • Semantic Word Cloud Visualization: Simple to use with some options for changing the appearance. Download as an image or PDF. (★★★)

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  • Earthtools: Find precise location data, sunrise and sunset times, height, contours, and distances all without registration. (★★★)
  • MapMaker International from National Geographic: Overlay a number of different themes from water, land, and climate to population, political, and economic systems. Draw on the map and place a variety of different markers as well as use a measuring tool in kilometres or miles. Save as an XML or PNG file. Share with others via link. Works with tablets. (★★★★★)
  • National Atlas Map Maker: Create, save, and print US based maps using a number of layers including geographic, political, and historical. (★★★)
  • Hypercities: Overlay historical maps over current satellite views of a number of places around the world. (★★★★)
  • Flash Earth: View Bing and Yahoo maps on one site. Zoom and rotate. (★★)
  • Map Generator: Create a simple Google map with one marker and text that you can share or embed without needing to register. (★★)
  • Esri: Add a data overlay to a map based on US data such as age, income, and population. Embed or share a custom URL with comments. (★★)
  • Aardvark Map: Create custom Google maps that can be embedded or shared without registration. Add multiple points or add custom overlay sets. (★★)
  • Scribble Maps: Draw on a Google Map and add markers, images, video, audio, and text as well. Save as an image, get a link, or embed. Even add a custom style to your map. (★★★★)
  • ZeeMaps: Create a custom Google map with markers, images, movies, and more. Share your custom map for free. (★★★★★)
  • Indiemapper: Create vector, shape based, or custom maps based on your own data. Change projection types and export as an image. (★★★)
  • OpenStreetMap: Created using data from users, OpenStreetMap is an alternative to Google maps where users can download images or data. (★★★★)
  • Quikmaps: Draw lines, scribble, and add markers with comments on a Google map without registration. Share the link or embed in your blog or website. (★★★)
  • Dual Maps: Combine Google maps, Streetview, and Bing maps as one map. Add Wikipedia and Panoramio layers as well. Embed on your website or blog. (★★★)
  • TravBuddy: Show a map with all the places you have visited in the world. Embed the map on your website or blog. (★★)
  • Roadtrip America: Create a road trip route with markers of things to do and see along the way. You are unable to save or print the map without registering, but you can always create a screenshot of the map to download. (★★)
  • MapFab: Draw, add markers and links, and share or embed a Google map without registering. (★★★)
  • MapFling: Search for a place and add markers and then share with others using a URL. (★★★)

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  • When Is Good: This is the website has very few options, but it is also the easiest to use. Choose your time increments of 15, 30, 60 minutes or a whole day and then highlight the times you are available. Use the show options to make full use of the site such as a description or giving the page a custom URL before naming the site and creating the event. You will be given a code that you will need to see the results later on, so make sure you write it down. You will then be supplied with three URLs: one for sharing, one for the results, and one for editing the calendar. Others can then choose their times and provide comments and their name. (★★★)
  • NeedtoMeet: Create a schedule by giving it a name, length, location (optional map), and description. You are then given a daytimer type of calendar where you select all possible meeting times. You are then given a shared URL and an administrator URL. Users who go the shared URL can then select the time that is good for them. It also shows what choices have already need selected by others. (★★★★)
  • Meetifyr: This is the most feature-rich site of the three with the options to include extras such as a custom map. You first must provide information such as what it is (title) and where (the location). You can also provide a more detailed description if you would like. For the location, you can choose a map. You then choose your date or date range and copy the URL to share. (★★★★)
  • TymFinder: Give your meeting a topic, enter the time-zone, a range of days, a time range and increment, and attendees’ names and it creates an embeddable or printable time sheet. There is no option to vote online. (★★)
  • Doodle: Doodle uses a polling type design to find a time to meet together. You first need to provide the basic information such as title, place, description, and name (email is optional) before proceeding. You then select a day and time through a calendar or use the free text option. Finally, you can choose a number of options for the poll such as a single answer per person or limiting the number of choices. You are then given two URLs: one for sharing and the other for editing. Here is my guide to it.(★★★★★)

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Reference (dictionary/thesaurus/concordance/corpus/citation)

  • SnappyWords: This is a visual dictionary and thesaurus that uses lines and arrows together with coloured circles to show connections between words. Double-click on other circles will show new connections. (★★★)
  • RhymeZone: Find words that rhyme, are synonyms, antonyms, definitions, and so much more. (★★★)
  • WebCorp: Use the web as a corpus. (★★★)
  • BibMe: Create citations for APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian using WorldCat. (★★★)
  • WordNet: An extensive corpus and text vocabulary and phrase analyzer. Find how often a word is used and in what context. Analyze vocabulary level of a text. (★★★★)
  • Compleat Lexical Tutor: While not the prettiest site in the world, Lexical Tutor provides a robust set of lexical tools for students, teachers, and researchers. (★★★★★)
  • Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA): Probably the most common corpus on the internet providing vocabulary text search within a wide variety of genres. (★★★★★)
  • Textalyser: A comprehensive text analysis tool. Easy to use with loads of data. (★★★★★)
  • WordHippo: A simple tool for finding synonyms, antonyms, and sample sentences. (★★★)
  • WORDCOUNT: A nice, clean tool for finding the frequency of a word in everyday usage. (★★★)
  • Readability-Score.com: Paste in a text or URL, upload a PDF, or use a bulk list to analyze text for readability. (★★)
  • PaperRater: A decent amount of text analysis for grammar, overuse of sentence or phrases, and other review information. (★★★★)
  • WordCounter: Ranks word usage for a pasted text. (★★)
  • Voyant Tools: A very nice tool for analyzing text using word clouds, graphs, and even a custom corpus. (★★★★★)
  • Frequency Level Checker : Another site that doesn’t look very nice, but works well. Paste in a text and compare vocabulary level for each word. Great for finding difficult words for language learners. (★★★★)
  • The Readability Test Tool: Paste in a text and  analyze text for readability. (★★)
  • Alphabetizer: Sorts the vocabulary in a text alphabetically. (★)
  • Pro Writing Aid  (h/t @makeuseof): Check a text for grammar and plagiarism. (★★★★)

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Documents (webpages/text/paste/view)

Realtime Collaborative Writing

  • TitanPad: Realtime, collaborative document editing using a version of Etherpad that allows for private groups. Simple to use and no ads throughout the site. Documents can be downloaded as PDF, text, DOC, or HTML. Hosted in Germany. My guide to TitanPad is found here. (★★★★★)
  • MozillaPad: Same as TitanPad, except hosted by Mozilla, the organization behind FireFox. (★★★★★)
  • PiratePad: Same TitanPad and MozillaPad, except no options for private pads or groups. (★★★) (h/t @AnthipippiHarou)
  • PrimaryPad: Same as PiratePad, except you can choose to pay for hosting a private group. Free pads are only active for 30 days. (★★★) (h/t @AnthipippiHarou)
  • WriteURL: A realtime, collaborative document editor with image, font, and link options. Clean and simple to use. Document can be downloaded as a word document. No ads. My guide to it is found here. (★★★★★)
  • Notepad: A very simple, plain text notepad that allows for realtime editing between users of a shared document along with audio and video chat. No ads. My guide to Notepad is found here. (★★★★)
  • Kl1p: Create a plain or rich text document online, upload documents or images, or make a list or sketch without registering. No ads. Set expiration dates. Share via unique URL or QR code. Clean and simple to use. My guide to Kl1p is found here.(★★★★★)
  • ShowDocument: Create and edit richt-text documents online in realtime with others. Use a whiteboard, annotate and draw over YouTube videos, and share your screen. No registration or ads. Text chat as well. Needs Adobe Flash, although there is a simplified Android app. (★★★★)

Document / Webpage Creation

  • justpaste.it: Create rich text documents or HTML that become single webpages that can be password protected and downloaded as a PDF. No ads. (★★★)
  • pageOrama: Create a simple, clean, single-page website using a rich-text editor or HTML. No ads. (★★★)
  • OneShar.es: Create a one-time-use text document you share via a private URL. Once viewed, it is deleted. Simple to use with no ads. (★★★)
  • notepad.cc: Extremely simple and clean way of creating a simple text document online that can be password protected. No ads. (★★★)
  • wePaste.com: Paste or type in text with some simple options. Set a password and expiration date. Can also view history. Can share a editable or only viewable. No ads. (★★★)
  • FreeTextHost: Paste or type in simple text. Add passwords or administration or viewing. Can set an expiration date. Ads on viewing page. (★★)
  • Snippi (h/t http://www.thetoolbox.cc/): A very simple, clean place to paste in plain text and share via a unique URL. No ads. Can set an expiration date. (★★)

Compare Documents

  • Mergely: Paste in two versions on the same text and compare for changes between them. Merge changes item by item. Clean, simple interface with no ads. (★★★★)
  • DiffNow: Paste in text, upload documents, or enter URLs to compare text changes. Simple website with minimal ads. (★★★)

Document Viewing

  • View Docs Online: View MS Offics documents, PDFs, ebooks, and more online. Document can also be embedded in a website or blog and can be downloaded. Has ads when viewing. (★★★)
  • DocDroid: Upload most types of documents to get a clean, simple online viewer with shareable link. Document can also be downloaded. Is hosted for up to 60 days from last viewing. No ads. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)

Blogs / Wikis

  • Kidblog: Create a class set of blogs for your students. Students register using a class code. Nice interface and simple to use. (★★★★★)
  • ClassChatter: Create a class online with discussion boards, blogs, and private email. Students register with class code. (★★★★)
  • tiddlyspot: Create a basic hosted wiki without registering. Not terribly simple to use. (★★)

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  • Markkit.net: A simple bookmarklet that works with most browsers that allows users to highlight sections of a website and then share the unique URL with others. Simple with no ads. (★★★)
  • szoter: Capture a webpage, upload an image, or take a picture from your webcam and draw on it or add text. Share link with others. No ads, but needs Java. (★★★★)
  • Crocodoc: Upload a document (DOC, PDF) and highlight, add comments, and share with others. Viewers can comment and reply. Download annotated or original documents. Simple to use with no ads. Here is my guide to using it. (★★★★★)
  • Bounce: Add a URL and annotate the screenshot. Share with others online using a unique URL. Very clean an easy to use with no ads.. (★★★★★)
  • Thinkport Tool: Annotator: Create or paste text and share with students who can highlight using multiple colour highlighters. Simple, no ads, and useful for student work. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)

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Stories (create/read)

  • StoryJumper: Create an illustrated storybook using cartoon images. Free registration with no email, but need to verify age. Share online. (★★★)
  • Fractured Fairy Tales: Use three different fairy tales to re-write into your own story and print out. Simple with no ads. (★★)
  • Little Bird Tales: Create story slideshows using drawing tools, image uploads, or from a preloaded gallery. Add text and record audio to create a self-playing story you can share with others using a unique link. No ads, although there is a limit to the amount of stories you can create. Teachers create a class so students don’t need to register. (★★★★)
  • Storybird: A beautiful site where users can create online story books using incredible artwork. Teachers create classes so students don’t need to register. (★★★★★)

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Video conferencing / chat

  • Appear.in: Video chat with up to eight people without registering. Uses HTML5, so no need for Adobe Flash. Has an iOS app. No ads. Super simple to use. (★★★★★)
  • AV by AOL: Create a simple, 4-person video chat without registration. Needs flash. Simple and clean without ads. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)
  • Ubiqq.tv: Create a simple two-person video chat. Requires Adobe Flash. No ads. (★★★)

Text chat

  • stinto.net: Create a simple text chat that you can share with others using a unique URL. No ads. (★★)
  • Neat Chat!: Create a simple text chat that you can share with others using a unique URL. No ads. (★★)
  • TodaysMeet: Create a simple text chat room that can be used in projection mode. You can also share with others using a QR code. Download the transcript and set a time for chat to be active. Get an embed code to put in your website or blog. (★★★★)
  • Tlk.io: Create a beautiful text chat that can be embedded and used on most devices. No ads. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)
  • Simple Meet: Create a simple text chat that you can share with others using a unique URL. Allows for file uploads and downloading of chat logs. No ads. (★★★)

Discussion boards / forums

  • Forummotion: Create a discussion forum where students can post messages, links, and images. Requires an administration (i.e. teacher) registration, but students are not required to sign up, depending on administrative settings. Needs a bit of learning at first, but not that complex. Free forums have ads. (★★★)
  • Boardhost: Create a discussion forum where students can post messages, links, and images. Has an RSS feed option and polling options. Requires an administration (i.e. teacher) registration, but students are not required to sign up, depending on administrative settings. Needs a bit of learning at first, but not that complex. Free forums have ads. (★★★)


  • Quick Screen Share: Share your screen with others, or view and take control of someone else’s computer using a simple, private screenshare. Uses Java and may not work in closed networks. No ads. (★★★)

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  • ReelApp: Upload a PDF or PowerPoint presentation and get a link to share the slides or pages or get an embed code to put in your website. Clean, easy to use, and viewers can give a thumbs up or down for each slide/page for feedback. No ads. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)
  • Slides: This site does require registration, you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. This is a wonderful site for creating, importing, and sharing presentations. It also allows for embedding and for a ‘live’ view link of the presentation that users can use to follow along as you control the presentation. Lots of features with no advertising. There is a limit of 250mb of storage, but you can remove presentations to save space. (★★★★★)
  • Prezi: This is another site that requires registration, but you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. Prezi is a popular site for creating presentations that are more of a mind map or outline in design. Very slick in operation, although can be taken too far, making it quite distracting at times for the viewer. Share and embed. Add a voiceover. Import other presentations. Storage is limited to 100mb for the free accounts. No ads. (★★★★★)
  • PowToon: Teachers can create a class account and then allow students to create presentations without needing an email address. PowToon allows users to create animated style presentations with audio voiceovers. There are some limitations with the free version (5 minute length, watermarking, no downloading), but it would be fine for a class situation. Lots of features, but can be a bit overwhelming at first. (★★★★★)
  • Knovio: This is another site that requires registration, but you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. Knovio allows users to upload up to five PowerPoint presentations and users can record a video and / or audio of themselves sharing their presentation. The length is limited to seven minutes for each presentation. While the web version requires Adobe Flash, there is an iPad app as well. (★★★★)
  • Zentation: This is another site that requires registration, but you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. Take a YouTube video, upload a PowerPoint presentation, and synchronize them with chapter markers. Share with others who can skip to chapters and also add comments. It does have some ads and there is no way to change the layout with the free option, but students could use it to talk about a video they found on YouTube and make a presentation about it. Does need Adobe Flash. (★★★★)

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  • SpeakPipe Voice Recorder: Record audio online (up to five minutes) and save online for up to three months without registering or download. No ads. Embed code is available as well. Requires Adobe Flash for desktop or laptop, but can be used with mobile devices in combination with built in recorder. Simple and clean. Here is my guide to using it. (★★★★)
  • croak.it! (h/t @larryferlazzo): Record a 30 second recording online without registration and share a link with others. Upload a file and trim to 30 seconds to share with others. Mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices. Files are made public and can be found by anyone on the site. The main page also shares files from others on it, which may be a problem in some situations. Simple to use with no ads. (★★★)
  • RecordMP3Online: Record an MP3 file online and download to your computer. No hosting available. Simple to use. Very few ads. Needs Adobe Flash. (★)
  • Online Voice Recorder: Record up to seven minutes of audio online and download to your computer. No hosting available. Has a simple trim function as well. A few ads. Needs Adobe Flash. (★★)
  • Soundation: Powerful online audio recorder and editor. Up to four channel audio editing. Needs registration for hosting, but can download files without. Even had a virtual piano keyboard. Creates a WAV file. No ads. (★★★)
  • Clyp.it: You can upload or record audio files online. Host them and share a link. Files are made public and other public links are shown on the main page. Works best with FireFox and Chrome. Does not need Adobe Flash. Mobile app available, but requires Facebook login. No ads. (★★★)
  • Chirbit: This is a site that requires registration, but you can use a fake email address as long as you remember what it was for logging back in. Record audio files online and share with others. Can type in transcriptions to go with the file. Can even add an image to a file. Require Adobe Flash. (★★★)
  • Audior.ec: Record audio online and download to computer. No hosting available. Needs Adobe Flash. Simple with no ads. (★★)


  • Free Ringtone Maker: Upload and trim an audio file online. Lots of ads. Somewhat tricky to use. Requires Adobe Flash. Some options for editing the audio as well. No hosting online. (★)
  • Cut MP3 Files Online: Trim an MP3 file online. A few ads. Requires Adobe Flash. No hosting online. (★)
  • Online Audio Joiner: Upload or record multiple audio tracks. Trim and combine audio files online and then download. No hosting available. Needs Adobe Flash. Some ads. Simple to use. Here is my guide to it. (★★)
  • Online Audio Cutter: Upload an audio file and trim with some fade options. Download to computer. No hosting available. Needs Adobe Flash. Some ads. Simple to use. (★★)


  • PicoSong: Upload up to a 15mb MP3 file and host online. Share link with others. Two links: one for sharing with others and one for deleting. Listeners can also download the file. Some comments appear at the bottom of the page from other files. No ads. Requires Adobe Flash. Simple to use. (★★)

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Screencapture (image/video)


  • Screenshot Machine: Paste a URL and create a fullscreen image of a webpage. No ads. My post on it is here. (★★★)
  • thumbalizr: Create a small image of a webpage to put in your own website. No ads. (★)
  • kwout: A unique screenshot tool for websites. Select an area to copy and receive an embed code that you can put in a website. Maintains all links within the image as well. No ads. Somewhat tricky to use at first. (★★★)


  • Screenr: Record screencasts (ie. videos of your screen) of up to five minutes in length. Needs Java access. Add audio as well. Download or share online. Simple to use. No ads. (★★★★)
  • Screencast-O-Matic: Record screencasts (ie. videos of your screen) of up to ten minutes in length. Needs Java access. Add audio and webcam as well. Download or share online. Simple to use. No ads. (★★★★)

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Video (view/edit/create)


  • mailvu: Record a video online using your webcam (up to 16 minutes). Get a unique URL to share. Requires Adobe Flash. No ads. Simple to use. Videos are deleted after 30 days. No option to download. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)
  • videomessageonline: Record a video online using your webcam (up to 2 minutes). Get a unique URL to share. Requires Adobe Flash. No ads. Simple to use. Videos can be embedded. Videos are deleted after 30 days. No option to download. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)
  • Webcamera.io: Record a webcam video online and download to your computer. No option to host. Some ads. Requires Adobe Flash. Simple to use. (★★)


  • Stupeflix: Create a video up to 20 minutes long using photos, videos, and audio. Access to creative commons work with automatic attribution. Registration free, although free videos can’t be downloaded, but can be uploaded to Facebook, YouTube, or Vimeo and downloaded from there. They are also hosted by Stupeflix so they can be embedded and shared. Also, all free videos are private, but once transferred they can be deleted. Very simple to use with a variety of templates. (★★★★★)
  • Shotclip: Upload videos, audio files, and images to create videos online. Requires registration, but a fake email works. Limit on 5GB of storage, 480p resolution, and 15 minutes export per month. Somewhat slower, but works fine. Videos made with the free account have a watermark. (★★★)
  • Kizoa: Upload videos (up to 1 minute in length), images, and audio files. Trim and combine with transitions. Needs free registration, but fake email works. Can’t download files, but a shared link is given. Viewers can comment without registration. There is a 1GB storage limit. No ads (except the Kizoa ads). Not terribly simple, but works. (★★★)
  • TubeChop: Trim a YouTube to a smaller section and get a link to share with others. A few ads. Requires Adobe Flash. Simple to use. Here is my guide to it. (★★★)
  • safeshare.tv: Paste in a YouTube link and get a ‘safe’ URL (i.e. a link that takes away everything but the video). Option to trim video (start and end points). Very simple to use. No ads. (★★★)
  • ViewPure: Paste in a YouTube link and get a ‘safe’ URL (i.e. a link that takes away everything but the video). Option to trim video (start and end points). You can also create a ‘custom’ URL and set a password. Very simple to use. No ads. (★★★★)

Upload and Share

  • SendVid: Upload an share a video without registration or ads. Works with mobile devices. Videos are not listed in a public list or searchable. Link can be shared or video embedded in a website. Great site for students to share videos. (★★★★★)
  • vid.me: Upload and share a video online without registration or ads. Does show some videos on the front page. Videos uploaded from web can be set as not publicly listed. App for Android devices allows for recording and uploading videos without an account (although videos may appear in the public list). Very simple to use. Allows others to download video as well. (★★★★)
  • SomeVid: Upload an share a video without registration or ads. A library of public videos is shown on the main page. Videos may be listed in a public list. Link can be shared or video embedded in a website. (★★★)


  • Video ANT: A fabulous site from the University of Minnesota. Paste in a YouTube video or host your own on your own server. Viewers can add text annotations at any point in the video and can reply to comments as well. Comments can be downloaded. Registration is required, but a fake email is fine. No ads. Simple to use. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★★)

Watch Together

  • TogetherTube: Watch a video or listen to an audio recording together with others online in realtime (synchronized). Vote on a YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, or Soundcloud file to watch or listen to. Chat together in a room. Rooms can be made private, although no password option. No ads. Somewhat simple to use. Here is my guide to it. (★★★★)
  • myCircle.TV: Watch a video or listen to an audio recording together with others online in realtime (synchronized). Find a YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, or Soundcloud file to watch or listen to. Text and audio chat together in a room. Rooms can be made private, although no password option. No ads. Somewhat simple to use. (★★★★)
  • Gaze: Create a private one-to-one video, text, and audio chat while watching a YouTube or locally hosted video together. Very simple to use. No ads. (★★★★)

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Diagramming/Mind Mapping

Photos and Drawing (find/edit/share)

URL Shortener












File Sharing

Forum / Discussion

Games (create and play)

Invoice creation


Comic Creation

Group Texting




Financial Literacy



I just found this compilation. Very rich web 2.0 tools.  Yet to explore.



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