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Here is where you can find some apps, tools and platforms, which I had used in my lessons.
A short description will be given. Once a new tool is found and used, it will be updated here.






Platforms


URL
Description
Wikispaces
http://www.wikispaces.com
  • Good for collaboration
  • Support most of the apps, java applets, animations,videos, etc
  • Use Mozilla Fox browser
  • Upload file size max 100MB
Google Sites
https://www.google.com
  • Good for collaboration
  • Support most of the apps, java applets, animations,videos, etc
  • Support all google apps
  • Use google chrome browser
  • No problem with big files
Wetpaint
http://www.wetpaint.com
  • Not popular anymore
  • Too many advertisements
  • Many restrictions
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/
  • Social networking
  • Can be tweet to be used as teaching and learning
Blogger
www.**blogger**.com/
  • Log in using google or gmail
  • Good for language based subjects

Cartoons


URL
Description
Garfield & Friends
http://www.dan-dare.org/FreeFun/Games/CartoonsMoviesTV/Garfield.htm
  • 3 scenes cartoons
  • Fun and cute
  • Cant be saved
  • Can print screen
  • Static cartoon
Go Animate
http://goanimate.com/
  • Very popular
  • Easy to use
  • animation
Domo
http://domo.goanimate.com/
  • Spin off from go.animate
  • Easy to use
Toon Doo
http://www.toondoo.com/
  • Easy to use
  • Static cartoon
Pixton
http://www.pixton.com/uk/
  • Easy to use
2D cartoon maker
http://www.webcartoonmaker.com/
  • Difficult for beginner
  • Need to use C++
voki
http://www.voki.com
  • Virtual avatar
  • Can replace written instructions

Mindmaps & Concept Maps

Mindmaps
URL
Remarks
Cmap tools
http://cmap.ihmc.us/
  • Easy to use
  • Not much variation
  • No images
  • Free tool
imindmap
http://www.thinkbuzan.com/intl/
  • Collaborative
  • Can upload images
  • Attach url
  • Attach doc, ppt
  • Free only for the basic package
dabbleboard
http://www.dabbleboard.com/
  • Collaborative
  • Interactive with chatbox function
  • Free tool
glogster
http://www.glogster.com/
  • Interactive
  • Enhances creativity
  • Can upload any images, files, ppt
  • Good for presentation also
  • An alternative to pen-and-paper poster
  • Free tool
mindomo
http://www.mindomo.com/
  • Nice platform
  • 30 days free trial
mindmeister
http://www.mindmeister.com/
  • Brainstorming tool
  • Must pay
exploratree
http://www.exploratree.org.uk/
  • Thinking tool
  • Available template
  • Free tool

Collaborative Tools


URL
Remarks
Google documents
http://www.google.com
  • Real time collaboration
  • User friendly
  • Safe environment
  • Free tool
  • Can be embedded into wiki, google site
CoverItLive
http://www.coveritlive.com/
  • Real time collaboration
  • Chatbox functions, upload videos
  • Polling
  • Organizer can setup start and end date, time
  • Data can be stored
  • Ipad, iphone supported apps
  • Free tool
Adobe Connect Pro
http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
  • Collaboration taking place, anytime, anywhere
  • Must pay
  • Video conferencing
Online Stickies
http://en.linoit.com/
  • Colourful post it
  • Real time collaboration
  • Can upload videos, files
  • Free tool
  • Can be embedded into wiki, google site
  • ipad supported app
Wallwisher
http://www.wallwisher.com/
  • Online message board
  • Interactive
  • Easy to use
  • Free tool
ProBoards
http://www.proboards.com/features
  • Online discussion forum
  • Free tool
Edmodo
http://www.edmodo.com/home?tour=1
  • Online discussion forum
  • Group collaboration
  • Free tool


Others


URL
Remarks
TinyURL
http://tinyurl.com/
  • Shorten long URL into tiny ones
  • Free tool
  • Never expires
bitly
https://bitly.com/
  • Shorten, share and track your links
Zamzar
http://www.zamzar.com/
  • Convert files into different formats
  • Free tool
Diigo
http://www.diigo.com/
  • Web highlighter
  • Extremely useful for group work[home group, expert group]
  • Ipad supported app
Prezi
http://prezi.com/
  • alternative to powerpoint presentation
  • easy to use
  • can cause motion sickness but fun
Screen-O-matic
http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
  • record anything on your screen
  • 15min recording
  • Good when you are away from school
socrative
http://m.socrative.com
  • for quick polling
SnagIT
http://www.techsmith.com/download/snagit/
  • very nice and interesting screen capturing tool
Camtasia Studio
http://www.techsmith.com/download/camtasia/
  • video making looks easy with this tool