WEB 2.0 Tools

Show and Tell A-Z List of Web 2.0 Tools

Fun with Photos - Image Mashups

  • AnimotoCreate your own music video, simply by uploading your own images and selecting music. + Students LOVED seeing themselves on the video. - Limit of 30 seconds
  • Slide.com Create your own slideshow, then embed in your wiki or blog.
  • Bubbleshare Another way to create your own slideshow, then embed in your wiki or blog.
  • Slideshare Upload your students' or your own powerpoint files in order to embed them on your classroom blog
  • Mixbook Great potential for collaborative classroom creation, editing and publishing of books. Great variety of layouts, including text AND images.
  • Story Top Story Maker
  • Mosaickr that let’s you create your own in just a few minutes! Couldn’t be easier, especially if you have Flickr. Just link it up to your Flickr account, choose your master image, choose what images you want it to be made up from and let it work its magic.
  • PictureTrail
  • Community Walk
  • Kerpoof! You can make books, pictures or stories. Just choose a background, and start dragging the clip art onto the page. Yes, you can resize, rotate, and move them all. The program incorporates scale, adjusting images depending where they are in the scene. It also a dynamic scene offering the ability to move or delete parts and adjusting for elements like the sun position in your scene. When you drag a sun into your picture, it figures out automatically if it should be in front of the mountains or behind them. If the sun is low in the sky, you’ll get a beautiful sunset on your picture. Drag the sun up to the top and it’ll turn the sky to noontime! Drop the sun way down low and the picture turns to night with the sun invisible. VERY cool.
  • Speechable a free photo service that lets you easily upload and add speech bubbles to your photos and share them with friends via email or on wikis, blogs, and message boards.
  • Skitch Skitch.com is a webservice that works hand in hand with our application Skitch to give you 1-click
  • uploading of images for fast and fun image sharing.
  • Glogster Create your own poster in ten minutes without any design knowledge. Just create your first Glog and explore our fly and fresh galleries to show off your style and use your own images, videos and sounds. You can even create your own web-pages without having any special knowledge. Make any element a link by clicking the "chain icon" in the edit mode of that element.
  • Photophlow Photophlow is a fun way to share flickr photos in real time.
  • My Plick - Upload slides- Powerpoints or pdfs and sync audio
  • Showbeyond Create and share a slidecast in four easy steps.
  • Notaland
  • MixerCast
  • BubblePLY
  • Moonk
  • SplashCast
  • SmileBox Use your photos, videos, words and music to communicate your message in a variety of formats- slideshows, ecards, scrapbooks, photoalbums and postcards.
  • Dumpr Select from a vareity of effects you would like and upload your photo.
  • PhotoPeach PhotoPeach helps you share your memories in a lively and vivid way by moving your photos like a video with your choice of background music, captions on each photo, fun effects, and more.
  • Bookr by PimPamPum Create photo books from your flickr photos.
  • WordSIft Word Sift is a fascinating website that, like Wordle, will allow teachers to insert text and play with the results. Whereas Wordle makes word-clouds, Word Sift takes the most used 50 words of the passage you insert and allows brings up google images that correspond to any word that you then click on. You also get to use the Visual Thesaurus word-cloud web on that page, as well as see the words that you select in their original context. The possibilities for word study using this site are endless.
  • Wordle
  • Picture Cube from Big Huge Labs Create a picture cube or die from your pictures. Just select them, print out them out, cut and fold.
  • MacOSaiX Create mosiacs for Mac OSX
  • Stixy Collaborative Bulletin Board Post text, pictures, videos.
  • Myths and Legends Animated story creation application. Create stories in chapters with animated characters and sound.

Image Citing

  • ImageCodr A quick way to search for images licensed under Creative Commons on Flickr and receive HTML code for inserting the image along with citations and licensing information onto a website.

Photo Editors

  • Lunapic Web based image editor. Great effecs and animations.
  • Picnik - Web based Photo editor
  • SplashUp a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With all the features professionals use.
  • FotoFlexer Promoted as the world's most advanced online photo editor.
  • Sumopaint Online photoeditor with easy to use tools for creating and editing images.
  • ResigeImage resize images for web pages and email.

Video Editors

Audio Sites

  • Evoka - Create audio recordings with your phone or computer mic and host your audio online.
  • Vocaroo Vocaroo is a new startup currently in alpha-mode which allows you to record audio messages and then share them online.
  • JamStudio Online music factory. Create your own music.
  • Yodio Grab some photos, call to record you story and share by email or embed on the web.

Audio Sources

  • Soundsnap is the best platform to find and share free sound effects and loops- legally. It is a collection of original sounds made or recorded by its users, and not songs or sound FX found on commercial libraries or sample CD's.
  • PodSafe Audio promotes music that is licensed under Creative Commons. Musicians can upload their music to the Podsafe Audio website. Podcasters can use the music files in their podcasts, they just need to credit the musician in the podcast, for the musical clip.
  • Flash Kit Loop is a huge archive of royalty free music loops for you to download and use in your projects!
  • Jamendo, artists allow everyone to legally download and share their music for free. If you like some artists you can freely decide to pay them directly or just spread the word about them. Users can choose among different categories and genres and there’s no limit to the number of songs they can download.
  • Opsound is a community of musicians who decided to make their music available for free. Musicians and sound artists are invited to add their work to the Opsound pool using a copyleft license developed by Creative Commons. Listeners are invited to download, share, remix, and redistribute it.
  • ccMixter, launched by Creative Commons, is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons, where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want. If you're into music, browse this site to hear some of the remixes people have built from sampling music..
  • DigiTales Music and Sound Resources
  • JamStudio (create your own music tracks - like a free version of Garage Band)
  • FreePlay Music (NOTE: Read their terms of service!)
  • Free Music Project
  • Podsafe Music Network
  • Bravenet
  • AKA Riptide Furse posts audio files on his blog - free for you to use
  • Soundzit Access to over 300 millions songs. Listen instantly to music. Embed the customizable player on your site/blog
  • SoundBoard The largest collection of sound clips and categorized soundboards from history to sound effects, movies to games, travel, radio and more. Search, listen, download, embed plus NEW One Track Player


  • Myths and Legends Animated story creation application. Create stories in chapters with animated characters and sound.
  • Mixbook: The best site for creating a book to either share with others digitally or order in the form of hard copy. Also, educators can create student accounts for better management.
  • BookRix: One of the best sites for advertising your digital book; very user-friendly, and a nice social environment.
  • Panraven: A nice site for creating, sharing, and purchasing your digital book.
  • Book Builder: Site for creating digital books.
  • PDF Flash: Upload a PDF to create a professional-looking Flash-based digital book.
  • MyPublisher: Free software that allows users to create colorful photo or digital books.
  • Tabblo: Create a user account to make digital books with photos.
  • SmileBooks: Create beautiful storybooks online or download their software to store on your hard drive.
  • Blurb: Site for making photo books to order.
  • Lulu: Create print or ebooks with this user-friendly site.

Audio and Image Mashups

  • Voicethread
  • Upload your images, record your voice over each image, invite others to collaborate, embed in your blog, collaborative storytelling
  • OneTrueMedia It's a snap to mix your photo, video and audio with their effects to create a montage.
  • Voki Create a character and make it talk. Place it anywhere.
  • Mixwit Make a mix of your favorite music, add images, and post to your site.
  • Yodio Grab some photos, call to record you story and share by email or embed on the web.

Back Channel

  • BackNoise BackNoise lets you create conversations on the fly, in meetings, watching TV, during class, on the train, anywhere and anytime. Talk about what you want, when you want, where you want, and how you want.
  • Chatzy
  • Chatterous
  • CoverItLive
  • Today's Meet Today's Meet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime. Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.
  • Backchan.al backchan.nl is tool for involving audiences in presentations by letting them suggest questions and vote on each other's questions


Drawing Tools

  • Aviary

Collaborative Drawing Tools

  • Twiddla The collaborative drawing area includes standard tools for freehand drawing, shapes, text and images you can upload from your computer. Audio conferencing (VOIP) is built in. You can also create a library of images and documents unique to your space, and, math teachers take note, there is even a section with mathematical formulas.
  • Thinkature A more slimmed-down, all-business collaborative drawing tool that has some extra features like integrated voice chat.
  • Dabbleboard The best overall collection of tools and a very intuitive (and spartan) user interface. It ‘cleans up’ basic shapes and makes them neater!). It supports multiple pages, allows you to display a grid, and has an expanding canvas.
  • ImaginationCubed
  • Doodlewall Create a virtual wall that everyone an draaw on to creating a huge collection of collective creativity.

Collaborative Study Tools

  • Study Blue is a website for students to share and collaborate on the creation of study tools. High School and college students can share notes from class, create multi-media flashcards, email, and share calendars using Study Blue. Students can establish study groups or search for study groups already creating on Study Blue.


Video Sites

  • YouTube Upload and embed videos into blogs, wikis, and websites.
  • TeacherTube- Upload and embed videos into blogs, wikis, and websites.
  • FliqzUpload and embed videos into blogs, wikis, and websites.
  • dotSUB - Enables collaborative subititling of video
  • TubeMogul - Upload video to multiple sites and track statistics.
  • VodPod Make it easy for your friends or blog readers to watch your favorite videos right on your website, blog, or social network like Facebook or Myspace. Vodpod makes it a snap to collect videos from 1000s of sites and share them using our cool widgets. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can always find the perfect fit.
  • Fliggo Create your own video site. Invite others to add videos. Set the level of privacy.
  • School Tube Upload and embed videos into a safe educational site.
  • WatchKnow Video sharing application. A solution to sharing YouTube videos at school.

Video File Converters

  • Prism Video Converter Convert a range of video file formats
  • Prism video conversion software is a free video file format converter for Windows. It can convert video files from avi, divX, mpg, vob, wmv (Windows Media Video formats), 3gp (mobile phone format) and more into avi, asf or wmv files. It can also convert your DVD discs into many different formats.
  • Zamar- Convert a range of video file formats without the need to download any application. Link to file is emailed to you.
  • Media Convert
  • Free video file format converter for Windows. Converts all kinds of documents and files into universal formats like Adobe PDF, PS or CSV. Capture a website as an image.
  • ConverTube- Free converter tool- no waiting for a file.
  • VideoDownloader- Use this tool to grab a video from a website and download it onto your computer
  • Vixy- This service allows you convert a Flash Video / FLV file (YouTube's videos,etc) to MPEG4 (AVI/MOV/MP4/MP3/3GP) file online.
  • KeepVid- download steaming video to your computer
  • Movavi Free online video converter. Converted video file is emailed.
  • MUX Convert videos between any format & save videos forever from popular websites! Send videos taken with your own digital camera to your friends & family privately.
  • Ripzor With Ripzor you can rip and download videos from popular video sharing website like YouTube for free. No more waiting for videos to stream or hassle with slow internet connections. You can download the video and have it on your computer, iPod or MP3 player anytime you want without an internet connection.
  • Media Converter
  • Squared5
  • vixy Copy and paste a video URL, and choose the format for conversion
  • kickyoutube When someone sends you the url for a youtube video, simply replace the www. portion of the url with the word kick. It'll look something like this: Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?=...etc etc
    New: http://kickyoutube.com/watch?=...etc etc
    In a couple moments you're taken to the new site that has the video showing, and a new mennu bar appears above it that contains the names of common file extensions, from mp4 to avi and more. Click the file type you want, then click GO. The word Go changes to the word DOWN. When it does, right-click the word DOWN and choose Save target as..


  • Doodle Create a poll. Forward the link to the poll to the participants. Follow online what the participants vote for.
  • PollEverywhere Your audience can vote via cellphone. Use Widgets to embed in blogs, websites, wikis. Put live polls in PowerPoint. 1000 Free votes a month.
  • PollDaddy


  • MyStudiyo In just a few minutes you can build a great looking quiz to add to your site.

Presentation Tools

  • Bubbleshare - create story albums with your pictures and record your voice telling your story
  • RockYou- create slideshows with your photobucket images!
  • Slideshare / Slidecasts- Share your presentations online
  • authorSTREAM Create and present your PowerPoints online. Upload them to your iPod
  • MyPlick Upload your presentations and audio. Then sync your audio to your slides. Put your presentation on line with embeddable code.
  • Thumbstacks -Put your presentations on line to view with any web browser.
  • Videoegg - share videos on the web.
  • SproutBuilder Build your own multimedia content including mini-sites, widgets, and mash-up. Then embed in wikis, blogs, socialnetwork sites. Able to check on number of views and also change content and have it update on all locations.
  • SlideRocket design professional quality presentations, manage and share libraries of slides and assets, and to deliver presentations in person or remotely over the web.
  • Slideroll
  • Google Presentations
  • Smilebox- This is a very creative APP where you can upload photos and create dynamic presentations with audio. Install required
  • Flowgram Create inteactive guided presentations by combining web pages, photos, PowerPoint and more with your voice notes and highlights.
  • Slideboom Share live PowerPoint presentations online.
  • slidesix The greatest free presentation sharing community in the world. Here you can upload your presentations and share them with your friends (publicly or privately). You can even add video and/or audio by recording it directly within the site!
  • authorstream Upload your presentations and send them to YouTube.
  • Prezi The zooming editor for stunning presentations.
  • JogtheWeb Create a web slide tour, organize it, comment on it and share it.

Productivity Tools

  • dial2do Get things done easily, hands free. Just talk to post to your blog, email, twitter, evernote and many more.
  • SimplyBox SimplyBox is a free service to Capture, Share, and Organize ANYTHING you find on the web
  • BackupUrlThe first instant url caching service.
  • Team Effect Team Effect is a project management system designed to help plan, schedule and track your projects. It helps you maintain control of your projects by reducing the effort required to plan your project and keep it up to date. What makes Team Effect Project Management Software different is its unique visual approach to planing and scheduling. Everything is shown on one simple calendar and all changes are click and drag. Forget the cost and complexity of other packages, this is project management software for 2009.
  • ShareTabs Share your links as tabs. Add a list of links to the form below and submit it to get a single link to them all, conveniently displayed in tabs. Great for sharing in Email, IM, Twitter, or SMS.
  • PdfonFly is a pdf conversion service that allows you to convert you web pages and reports and images to adobe pdf files.
  • PrintFriendly Make any page print friendly.

Document Sharing

  • Scribd Share documents with others. Put documents online with embeddable code.

Concept Mapping Tools

  • mind42 - A collaborative browser-based online mind mapping tool. Able to invite others to collaborate on the concept map and edit simultaneously. Able to be linked, embedded.
  • Mindomo - Web-based mind mapping tool - free registration - very similar to inspiration
  • Bubbl.us - An online concept mapping tool. Able to invite others to collaborate on the concept map.
  • MindMap Easy to create basic flow charts, mind map, brainstorming diagram and sketch map. Includes thousands of ready-made graphics that you simply stamp to create your drawing.
  • Mywebspiration - Beta web version of Inspiration.
  • XMind - Opensource collaborative mindmapping application.
  • Lovely Charts is a slick new web-based tool for creating flowcharts and wireframes. Features you’d expect from a similar desktop app come standard: copy-paste, undo up to 20 steps, and pan/zoom all work the way you’re used to. Objects snap into place, and the basic drawing tools are all there.
  • Creately An easy to use online diagramming application that is built for collaboration. Create fast, professional looking diagrams with Creately's large library of objects and easy start templates.

Storyboarding Tools


Notetaking and Highlighting

  • Highlighter
  • AyeNotes AyeNotes revolutionizes notetaking, using templates to automatically convert shorthand entries into full, readable notes. With AyeNotes, you can quickly take notes online and access them everywhere.


  • Sketchcast Create line drawings and add voice. It is also useful for for recording math problems or science related lessons as in Smart Notebook. Use the embed code to place a sketchcast into a blog or wiki. Here is my first attempt as Sketchcast.
  • Jing Snap a picture of anything on your desktop. Record video of what you do, or what you see.Share online. Instantly uploaded. Share in email, IM, or blogs.
  • ScreenToaster Make screencasts / tutorials / demos / high-scores show-offs... Embed them on blogs/webpages or send them by email.

Chat Tools

  • stinto stinto offers you a comfortable, yet also easy to use chat, which you can create with one click and which will be deleted after a longer period of inactivity.


  • Skrbl Share resources with your team, co browse the web, annotate shared documents, video phone, skype calls ... share ideas, communicate & sync like never before.
  • Wizlite allows you to highlight text (like on real paper) on any page on the Internet and share it with everybody (or just your friends).
  • Twiddla A web-based meetig playground. Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your friends or make that conference call more productive than ever. No plug-ins, downloads. Invite people to collaborate.
  • Thinkature - Chat inside a visual workspace (now with voice chat!) Collaborate in real-time.
  • Scriblink

Writing - Collaborative Tools

  • EtherPad The perfect way to collaborate on a text document and keep everyone literally on the same page.
  • Evernote
  • CheckVist An online collaborative outliner and task list manager. Supports concurrent editing.
  • Zoho
  • GoogleDocs
  • Stixy Upload your work, add comments, share files and photos, create to do lists and more. Invite others and start collaborating.Use it for online research, as a photo album, a shared calendar and project space.

Link Shortening Tools

Web Pages


Document Management

  • YouSendIt
  • Box.net
  • Drop.io
  • Docstoc
  • Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere
  • Drop.io

Time Line

  • Mnemograph Web based timeline application for creating, collaborating on and sharing history and project planning.
  • Dandelife Dandelife is the ultimate mash-up for your photos and videos. It is a place for you to record the events of your life, past and present, public and private.
  • Dipity
  • Viygo
  • XTimeline
  • OurStory
  • AllofMe
  • TimeRim View, create, and compare timelines.

Spreadsheets and Databases

  • ZohoCreator Convert spreadsheets to online database application. Create web forms and embed into your wesite.

Search Tools

  • Quintura and Quintura for Kids - Creates search clouds for a selected search.

Mapping Tools

Content Use Tools