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Web 2.0 Tools

Web 2.0 Tools are web applications that encourage interactive information sharing, collaboration with others, and allow users to change the content located on the site.    

*Animoto - lets you create short movies with photographs and videos of your own. Mrs. Borck has created an educator account so please contact her if you would like to use this resource. Example

Befunky – turns your images into artwork with a single click.

Big Huge Labs - do fun stuff with your photos

*Bit.ly – shortens, shares, and tracks your links.

Blogger – create a free blog (must have a gmail account).

*Cacoo- is a feature-rich collaborative diagram creation Web 2.0 tool. With Cacoo you can draw shapes, type, and drag and drop elements of your diagram. Images can also be uploaded into your Cacoo diagrams. Cacoo allows you to chat with your collaborators in real-time while you work on your diagrams.

Earth Pulse - is comprised of essays, photo galleries, links to additional resources, and an interactive vital statistics map. The Vital Statistics Map allows users to view mapped displays twenty different sets of statistics.

Etherpad  is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen.

FamilyEcho creates a family tree with the information that you provide.  

Flipbook takes your pdf files and turns them into online flippable pages.  You just download your pdf's and Flipbook send you the link to your website.  

FotoFlexer - The world's most advanced online image editor.  

Masher is a great, free, tool for creating video mash-ups. Masher offers a large collection of video clips from the BBC's Motion Gallery and Rip Curl video. There is a large music library, an effects library, and a good selection of video player skins. If you don't find content that you like in Masher's library, you can add your own images, video clips, and music clips through the Masher uploader.

Mixbook is a fun scrapbook tool.  The cool thing about Mixbook is that it can be collaborative and more than one person can create a book!  It can be shared online.  

Padlet provides a cloud-based software-as-a-service, hosting a real-time collaborative web platform in which users can upload, organize, and share content to virtual bulletin boards called "padlets". 

PdfMyUrl is will take a URL and turn it into a PDF.  GREAT tool!  

Penzu is an online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy. With a unique and compelling user experience, it makes writing online as easy and intuitive as writing on a pad of paper. You can insert photographs into your journal, email your entries, print, and save in your account.  

PhotoFunia is an online photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience. You upload any photo and just wait to see the magic. Our proprietary technology automatically identifies the face in the photo and let's you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages.

*PIC-LITS  is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and in the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. Example

Pixlr - Comparable to Sumo, Pixlr is a full-featured image editor. It's very accessible, and if you have experience with Fireworks or an equivalent product, then you'll pick it up very quickly!

Poll Everywhere is a great polling tool that can be used by anyone who knows someone with a laptop or a cell phone they can send a text message from.

Prezi is a Web 2.0 tool to create awesome presentations live and on the web!  

Scrapblog brings your pictures to life through scrapbooks, slideshows, and greeting cards to share or print.  

*ShapeCollage lets you put your images into a cool collage (several shapes to pick from). Example

Smilebox is a photo service that lets you quickly turn life’s moments into digital creations to share with others or save for yourself. Choose from hundreds of designs for scrapbooking, creating slideshows, and sending free greeting cards, filled with your photos and videos and the music and text of your choice.

Storybird allows you to create short, visual stories that you can make with family and friends to share. Example

Sumo - possibly one of the best web-based drawing tools online. It has numerous features and can be used by beginners as well as more professional illustrators. Oh, and it's great fun!

Tagxedo - easy to create word clouds. 101 ways to use Tagxedo

Textanim Web 2.0 lets you generate an animated text picture (gif) with texture in 10 seconds and then share it with the world.  

*Timetoast lets you create interactive timelines to share on the web! Example

Tinypaste creates a little paste or URL of your message that you write in an amped-up text box.  After you have created your Tinypaste you can send it to others or embed it where you wish.  

Wix is one of the best website design programs I have seen!  It is FREE and easy to create an amazing, flash-based, professional website with Wix.  

Word It Out creates word clouds out of any text that you paste into the word cloud generator. You can change the text, color, and shape of your word cloud.  

WorldHistory.com  lets you create your own biography timeline and map, add your ancestors and view them on a historical map. Interactive Maps, Timelines, Videos, Geocoded Photos, and Museum Artifacts are just some of the features available on WorldHistory.com.  

Word Art creates amazing word clouds!  Each tag is linked with a URL and is “clickable” which enables visitors to use it for navigation.

*Wordle generates personal word clouds.  

XtraNormal is a unique service that enables students to create animated, narrated movies just by typing the dialogue then dragging and dropping characters and set elements into the movies. There are free and paid plans for using Xtra Normal.

*Zamzar helps you transform your songs, videos, images, and documents into different formats.  

Zoho Show is an online tool for making powerful presentations.  Zoho Show's pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use.  Watch a demo of Zoho Show here.

Wordpress allows you to create your own free blog site.