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VERTEX42 Vertex42 is a great collection of downloadable templets for teachers and students.  This link was recomended by a student at Lexington Middle School in Lexington Nebraska. LiveBinders LiveBinders is your 3-ring binder for the web to collect and organize your resources.  Requires a free account. Ustream Broadcast video live to the world via a computer, mobile, or iPhone. Bubblr Create comic-strips (photonovels) using photos from flickr just by taking a sequence of pictures where you can add bubbles and create a story.  All stories are saved in the archive. Requires a free account. Keepvid Keepvid allows you to download any YouTube video and save it as a MP3, MP4, FLV, and other video formats. Ning Ning is the world's largest platform for creating custom social websites, social networks and communities. Requires an account – minimum $2.95 per month or $19.95 per year for a school. Scoop It A tool that lets people gather and distribute content from around the Web based their interests.  Requires a free account Blabberize Blabberize allows you to add your own voice to any uploaded picture, animal, or character.  Requires a free account. PhotoPeach PhotoPeach allows you to create a rich slideshow in seconds with background music, captions, and comments so you can elaborate on your story further.  Similar to PhotoStory 3.  Requires a free account. SlideShare Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately presentations, documents, and videos.  Also includes a free web meeting tool.  Requires a free account. reQall reQall is a voice-enabled memory aid that seamlessly integrates your mobile phone, email, text messaging and IM into a powerful organizer, reminder system and productivity assistant. r eQall lets you capture your ideas, tasks and commitments before you forget, and it proactively keeps you well-prepared and memory- strong.  Requires a free account. Scribblar Simple, effective online collaboration.  Multi-user whiteboard, live audio, image collaboration, text-chat and more.  Requires a free account. Go! Animate Make a Movie.  Create a character.  Make a skit.  Make your first video in minutes! Choose some characters. Record some lines. Done!  Requires a free account. Read Write Think Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment. A Web Whiteboard Touch-friendly whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world.  Works on all modern browsers, no installation needed. Domo Animate Create animations.  You can also import your own pictures, select a nice song to accompany the slideshow and you are done! Your pictures will be the hero of your own personalized Domo adventure.http://tuxpaint.org/ TuxPaint A free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.  Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. Xtranormal Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people.  If you can type, you can make a movie.  Requires an account.  Windows XP and 7 only.  Mac users can use iMovie. Dabbleboard Dabbleboard is an online collaboration application that’s centered around the whiteboard with an easy to use drawing interface. http://zooburst.com/ Zooburst ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. Popplet Popplet is a platform for your ideas.  Collect inspiration.  Explore ideas.  Organize thoughts. Present work.  Invite others.  Education examples are shown. TimeToast Create timelines and share them on the Web. Tumblr An easy to use microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users can follow other users, or choose to make their tumblelog private. YouSendIt Send large files (50 MB free or up to 2GB for a fee).  Files are stored securely and recipients are sent a link to download the files. Kerpoof Create cards, pictures, drawings, tell a story, or make a movie.  Great for younger students. The Kerpoof website is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company. Mindomo Mind mapping - organize your thoughts and ideas around a subject.  Similar to Inspiration. Airset Registered users get a “personal cloud computer” that helps to manage their personal life. The personal cloud computer helps them keep track of personal calendars and contacts on the web and across different devices (cell phones, PDAs, desktops, etc.) and makes it possible for users to access their files anywhere anytime. Quizlet Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 5 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online. Delicious Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking. Google Sites Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages easily, all in one place.  You can also control who can view and edit.  Requires a gmail account. Posterous Posterous is a simple blogging that supports integrated and automatic posting to other social media tools such as Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook.  It is particularly designed for mobile blogging. Glogster (for education) Create online, interactive multimedia posters to share - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more. Wordle Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.  You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.  Similar to Tagxedo. Diigo Collect and organize anything (bookmarks, pictures, audio, docs, screenshots, notes, etc.) that can be accessed anywhere and easily shared. Animoto Create stunning video slideshows.  Turn your photos, video clips, and music into video masterpieces to share. Voice Thread A collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Tagxedo Turn words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.  (Similar to Wordle.) Poll Everywhere Get responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. People can reply via text messaging - it works with the web (in many countries) or Twitter. Dropbox Offers free, secure file storage and sharing, along with automatic syncing across multiple computers from any location.  Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and a broad range of devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod/Touch, Android, Blackberry); free download. Evernote Chances are, if you can see it or think of it, Evernote can help you remember it - type a text note, clip a web page, snap a photo, or grab a screenshot.  Everything you capture is automatically processed, indexed, and made searchable. Prezi Create presentations alive and on the web.  Login/account required. Eyejot Send video messages as easy as sending email.  Recipients get an email message indicating they have a new video message that they can watch with a single click.  Login/account required for senders, not recipients. Weebly Create student or teacher websites using an easy drag and drop interface with the ability to blog.   Login/account required. Note:  It was named by Time Magazine as number four of the 50 best websites of 2007. EZ Class Sites A website that not only serves as a communication tool for parents, students, administrators, and the community, but also as a tool for teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms and to differentiate lessons for their students. Do Ink Create your own library of drawings and animations, combining and remixing them in an endless variety of ways