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Animotowww.animoto.comVideo Slideshare Maker with Music!Blend video snippets and photos into one smooth video presentation. $5/month, discounted yearly subscriptionEasy to use via laptop or app.Not free.
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Bloggerhttp://www.blogger.comHosts blogs. Easy to get started and easy to use.No
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BookTypehttp://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/Collaborative eBook editing platform Create manuals, textbooks, guides, etc. togetherFree and Open SourceAllows ebook releases in multiple formatsRequires own server hosting (although free hosts are available http://booki.cc)
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Canvascanvas.instructure.comLearning Management System
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Cmaphttp://cmap.ihmc.ussoftwareThis tool empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as Concept Mapsshareware ($10 donation appreciated)Easy to use; great information r/t concept and use on website; fun way to connect smaller concepts with linking phrases to create a "big picture" understanding of larger concepthaven't yet figured out a way to "share" cmaps from computer to computer, i.e., upload a cmap doc to dropbox; must export from cmap to a different file type (.jpeg) to move
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Delicioushttp://delicious.comSocial bookmarking serviceShare links to articles, resourcesNoEasy to use, free, can link to TwitterBit ugly looking.
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Diigohttp://www.diigo.com/Social bookmarking service, similar to Delicious.Collect and share web links.Eductors get a good deal.No (free)Allows Groups (great for classes). Includes annotation tools like highlighting and sticky notes. Allows public or private bookmarks and annotations.Tags, lists, groups, can follow others and joing groups for emails of updates. Allows caching of web pages. More clearly still supported than is Delicious. Integration with iOS browser.Initial learning curve higher than Delicious, site learning documentation not great.
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Doodlehttp://doodle.comOffers calendar so each person can fill in times when they are available.Great for scheduling an event with a bunch of different people.FreeEasy to use. Eliminates a million emails.
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DropBoxhttp://www.dropbox.comFile storage/sharing site. Cannot edit live, as in Google Docs, but easier to share large files than via Google.Share resourcesFree, with paid upgrade (more space) optionsEasy interface to use. Sharing files with others is as easy as knowing their email address. Can share individual files or entire directories.Cannot edit documents in Drop Box... must download, edit, upload.
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Edmodohttp://www.edmodo.com/Facebook for educators, in a sense.Share resources, poll and quiz studentsFree for basic accessIntuitive for most since it resembles Facebook. Easy to enroll students (just give out code). Works on all devices (they have ipad and android apps, too). Can be used for professional development, too.Doesn't have a wiki or curation tool, apparently. Doesn't have some of the features of Google+ or Facebook.
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Educlipperhttp://educlipper.net/It's the Educational answer to Pinterest"clip" educational resourcesFree
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Flickrhttp://www.flickr.comLarge repository of photos, many avaiable for use and remixing under Creative Commons licensesCan search photos for use on blogs, multimedia projects, etc.No
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Google Docs (Drive)http://docs.google.comCollaborative Office Suite including Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, FormsMSOffice altNoCollaboration, useful for developing peer-assessment, co-authoring... the list goes on.....there.
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Google Scholarhttp://scholar.google.com/Search for academic articles - can be shared and citedAcademic researchNoProvides access to journal articlesNot all articles are available in full text.
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Google Siteshttp://sites.google.comHosts wikis—creator can set access parameters. Wiki creation NoRelatively easy to use for those with Google Doc experience
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Google+http://plus.google.com/Google's social network service - you 'circle' the people you want in various groups. Also supports multi-person video chats (hangouts).Share resources, video chatsFreeUse of circles lets you separate class activities from non-class (personal) stuff, unlike Facebook. Hangouts are useful for virtual office hours, guest speakers, etc.Not as many students have used it as Facebook or Twitter.
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gRSShoppersourceforge.net/projects/grsshopper/RSS Feed aggregator created by Stephen DownesCollation of RSS feeds of participants in a MOOCFree and Open SourceCollates activities of participants in a connectivist MOOCRequires own server with Perl modules configured for hosting
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Hojokihttp://hojoki.com/Make All Your Cloud Apps Work As One.
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HootCoursehttp://hootcourse.com/Integrates tweets into a courseExample: http://hootcourse.com/course/1451/FreeIntegrates with Twitter and FacebookEverything public
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Hootsuitehttp://hootsuite.comAllows you to set up streams for different #tags, searches, and twitter lists. Allows for message scheduling. Can post to different networks.(Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)Twitter ClientNoDoesn't require software installation. It's cloud-based, so you can access it from your desktop, smartphone, etc.
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Ifttthttp://ifttt.com/IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that.

Good demo of (one) use of many to show how it works:
http://professorjosh.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/ifttt-twitter-to-delicious-recipe-to-save-bookmarks-automatically-video/
Organizing info/retrieving infoNSave and archive info automaticallyNone?
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LearningJarLearningJar.com
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Learnisthttp://learni.st/The Pinterest model, only applied to topics of learningPinterest-like curation and commenting around topics of interest.Free Beta (for now?)Scrapbooking model seems ideal for ad hoc curation and commenting.Still in beta, and need to request an invite
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Library. thinghttp://www.librarything.com
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LinoIthttp://en.linoit.com/Collaborative canvas - post text, images, video, audio.Like a whiteboard that can be edited, printed and re-usedNoNo need to sign students up to use it. Very easy to use.None.
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Mendeleyhttp://www.mendeley.comCitation management; similar to Zotero. Files live online and on your computer(s) for easy syncing and access to .pdf or .doc versions anywhere. Annotations/highlights/sticky notes also get sync'd. Full-text searchable. Can org into groupings both privately and have public groups. Can set up "working groups" where all members have access to the articles, or interest groups where people have access to the bibliographic references. Able to email .pdfs/access to individual files from within the interface.Managing referencesFree, with paid upgrade options (more storage, more group members).Easy to use; access my digital reference library from any internet-enabled device
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MentorMobMentorMob.com
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MindMeisterwww.mindmeister.commind mapping software for collaborative brainstormingVisualize thoughts alone or with a groupFirst 3 maps are free, subcription beyond that.
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Omekahttp://omeka.org/ and http://www.omeka.net/Omeka is a tool for hosting online exhibits, archives, collections, and other digitial projects. There are two services: Omeka.org is a free, open source software that you can use on your own serve to host your site. Omeka.net is an online service. Server and/or hosting software for online exhibits, digital projects, archives, and other collections.Download and basic service, yes. But there are pay options too. Pretty easy to use, big community of supports (created by GMU's Rosenzweig center for history and new media).
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Pearltreeswww.pearltrees.comvisual mapping of subjects and sub-subjects
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Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/Group links together in one place. Links shown as photos. Create categories for related links.ePortfolio, grouping links into categoriesNoSweet interfaceHas been overrun by wedding, house, and baby stuffs so an ePortfolio there might not be taken seriously. Requires photo to be able to add link.Take a look at http://learni.st/ . Same UX model, an obviously different focus. Still in beta, though, I think
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Pixlrwww.pixlr.comcloud based photo editingediting photos for use in projects; a simpler version of Adobe Photoshop type toolsfreerelatively easy to use, free, cloud-basedsome knowledge of editing (or at least tool location) is helpful
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Prezihttp://prezi.com/Online presentation software. Able to easily visualise ideas.Powerpoint alternativeNoExcellent to use on iPad
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Scoop.itScoop.itCuration resourceFreemium
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SlideSpeechhttp://slidespeech.comPlatform for collaborative, interactive talking presentations which play on the web and mobile devicesUse interactivity for formative assessment and presentations to deliver personalized instruction.Students can also make and share from their phones/tablets or the web.FreeNo audio or video recording equipment or editing required: just type and edit text. Presentations are searchable and collaboratively editable (like Wikipedia articles).Internet Explorer users need to install the Google Chromeframe plugin: http://www.google.com/chromeframe?quickenable=trueInteractivity tutorial: http://slidespeech.com/s/i1YzPUryen?autoplay=true
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Smorehttp://smore.comEasy to use poster creating for presenting Good for use in online classroomsFirst 5 freeEasy to use, great design. Can incorporate audio, video, etc. ; Easy to publicize/ embed/ show off one's psoter Long form instead of multiple pages like powerpoint; Also becomes expensive after free trial
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Storifyhttp://www.storify.comCapture and Storyboard with content scattered across various social mediaDrag bits in from various social media to create a narrativeNoReally slick interface, fun to useThe story evolves as you create, so you have to author on your toes, but this is not a problem with the tool.
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Swaggleswaggle.comLets you send a text message to hundreds or thousands at once.Communicate quickly with a crowd of people who all have cell phones.Free
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ThinkBinderwww.thinkbinder.comVirtual space for online study groups to video/text chat, collaborate on documents & whiteboards, share resourcesFree
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Tiki-Tokihttp://www.tiki-toki.comAllows you to create timelines and link events on timeline to relevant media and url. Allows for collaborative timeline creation. Creation of timelines.Free for basic access, though there are premium account options.Auto embeds youtube and vimeo linksauto embeds only from youtube and vimeo
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Tweetchathttp://tweetchat.comtwitter management site—allows you to sort tweets by hashtagFreeEasy to read
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Tweetdeckhttp://www.tweetdeck.comTwitter management site—allows you to sort tweets into columns by hashtag, @s, and other criteria. Can schedule tweets. Twitter ClientNoCloud-based, on desktopn, aptop, iPad, iPhone...Signal to noise ratio is a little unfavorable/Dark background hard to read
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Zoterohttp://www.zotero.orgBrowser add-on that organizes websites and links related to books, films, and other media for reference exportation.Bookmarking, reference generationNo
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Twitterhttp://twitter.comSocial network - develop PLN, discuss, share ideas and linksSharing, networkingNoHas power to change the way you learn. Lots of communities of practice and knowledge, accessible through #tags. You can keep half-an-eye on it during the working day.Bit confusing to begin with. It's a constant stream of information, it can be overwhelming - even exhausting. If you're out of the action for a few days, it can be hard to catch up.Maybe we could compile a list of #tags that are helpful? I think #mooc #digped and #elearning are three obvious ones. I've found #mooc to be the most exciting. Setting posts as 'favourite' can help you keep track of them later on, when you come to use Storify.
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Urtakhttps://urtak.com/Urtak lets you make smart, sticky polls where participants can ask and answer questions. With Urtak you can: Make unlimited free polls.Embed polls everywhere.Analyze results in real time.
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VoiceThreadhttp://voicethread.comGroup conversations are collected and shared in one place. Allows for multimedia including vids, ppt, images. Can be used for synch session when scheduled. Alternative to text based resource. Facilitates sense of community.Collaborative/ind project. Online presentation.Online discussions, sync or async. Alternative assessment. Facilitates online presence of instruction/peers with video/audio.(?) As an educator my VT account was w/o cost. But the policy may have changed. See website. Your institution may have a site license.Increases learner participation, VT's can be exported to LMS, blog etc. Con: Individual accounts cost $.
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Wallwisherhttp://wallwisher.com/Same as LinoItLike a whiteboard that can be edited, printed and re-usedNoNo need to sign students up to use it. Very easy to use.None.
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Webformhttp://webform.comA survey service more open and cheaper than SurveymonkeyCreate forms and surveys that you can export and host yourself, if you want.Open Source, freemium hosting
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Wordlewordle.netcreate free word cloudssee connections between ideas, texts, words; visualize textsFreeEasy to use; does not require high tech knowledge; easily shared none that I can think ofWORDLE SQUIRTLE
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Wordpresshttp://wordpress.comSame as Blogger. More professional, more diverse set of tools, plugins.Hosts blogs.Professional blogging system, can have multiple participants with good levels of control. Can also be used as a full-blown content management system for a website.Can be difficult to begin using. Posterous/Blogger/Tumblr are an easier way into blogging.Having taught students to use both blogger and wordpress, blogger was easier on the non-tech saavy students.
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Workflowyworkflowy.comlist-making, file-sharing websitefreeAn article about the pros: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/08/workflowy_the_note_taking_app_that_changed_the_way_i_organize_my_life_.html
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Xtranormalwww.xtranormal.comanimation software; cloud basedcreate animated shortsfirst use may be free; subscription after that $10/mo+easy to figure out. Direct upload to YouTube for sharing. pedagogy-a great way to add some video explanation to projects, assignments, and the like, or for sharing ideas via an animated shortcost; many of the sets and actors require paid subscription to utilize
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YouTubehttp://www.youtube.comno
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ZeeMaps
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Cacoohttps://cacoo.com/lang/fr/;jsessionid=3A8B082F65372AD6D867B8AF40CC3F1F.3maps, drawing, shemas software (look a bit like a free Publisher)create maps and shemas25 sheets for freeeasy to use and to shareneeds good connection, sometimes low
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