Social bookmarking - a method of marking,
categorizing, and retrieving important URLs.
del.icio.us offers a number of improvements
over these browser-based cataloguing toolsfirst and foremost that your selections are
posted online and are thus accessible from
anywhere, not just from your personal
Diigo is a fantastic tool that allows users to
save bookmarks in the "cloud." More than
that, you can save images and files over the
web, highlight and take notes on a website,
and even put digital sticky notes on a website
so you can come back later and review your
Aimed at college and university students and
Use it to create dedicated lists of educational
websites and share them with students – or
to allow students to show you the sites
they’ve been using.
Great for creating different lists of resources
to share quickly and simply with students
working on different topics.
LiveBinders offers a great way of organizing a
student's (or teacher's) web-based work. Also,
LiveBinders can be a handy way to organize a
variety of websites you collect as resources or for
research. Best of all, it's free!
Collect URLs, images, video, pdfs, documents,
powerpoints and more …. All in place.
This online mind-mapping tool allows groups
to collaborate on planning and brainstorming
ideas around a particular topic. Teachers and
students can use it to keep in touch and
collaborate on new projects inside and
outside the classroom. - See more at:
Webspiration Classroom™ is the web-based
diagramming, mapping and outlining service
designed to help students
brainstorm, plan, organize and write.
For districts using Chromebooks or cloudbased apps, Webspiration Classroom delivers
visual learning tools, lessons and templates
to support instruction in multiple subjects.
Supports Group collaboration
TodaysMeet: There are LOTS of free tools to use
for backchannel chatting (basically, conducting
an online conversation while another face-toface conversation or meeting is going on), but
TodaysMeet is a favorite because it's simple to
use, free, and the conversation itself can be
quickly downloaded and saved. Further, you can
determine how quickly the chat itself disappears
from the web. Since no registration is required
and YOU determine the name of the room,
there's an element of security built in too!
The backchannel is everything going on in the
room that isn't coming from the presenter.
The backchannel is where people ask each other
questions, pass notes, get distracted, and give
you the most immediate feedback you'll ever get.
Instead of ignoring the backchannel, TodaysMeet
helps you leverage its power.
Tapping into the backchannel lets you tailor and
direct your presentation to the audience in front
of you, and unifying the backchannel means the
audience can share insights, questions and
answers like never before.
A fantastically simple way to share files,
Dropbox means you can instantly send
assignments and essays from anywhere in the
world to a single common place where they
can be accessed by students and teachers