Research, Collaboration & Design Tools

 

Alice (Computer programming in a 3D environment)
animoto (tutorial) (For any teacher who wants to create and let kids create a quick video presentation.) (Education account http://animoto.com/business/education)
Annotate Online document review.
camstudio (Free streaming video software)
Celestia (free download) (For any teacher who is teaching space science or the solar system and wants to engage kids)
Dvolver Make your own movies with their tools and share them.
edublogs Student and teacher blogs.
gliffy (You can create professional-looking flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.)
Google Docs  (Let's you collaborate on documents in a word-like, excel-like environment)
Google Earth (Any teacher who is teaching geography, measurement, math, history and more) (download)
Google Sketchup (Any teacher who wants to give kids a hands on experience while learning measurement, geometry concepts and creative design) (download)

Great information site
Intel Teach to the Future tools (Ranking items and provide reasoning to why, investigate relationships by comparing/contrasting, develop well reasoned arguments.)

Interview with asteroid expert Don Yeomans
Jing Screen capture software.
mediacoder Convert media to other formats.
mediaconverter Audio/Video Converter.
movie maker (tutorial)
noodletools  The Web's most comprehensive and accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully-integrated note-taking.
Paper Rater Grammar & Spelling Check / Free Online Proofreading

PBL Lessons These are lessons I have created in cooperation with my educator friends.

PBWorks Create wikis for the classroom.
Podbean Podcast hosting.
Podcast Alley Podcast hosting.
Podcast Pickle Podcast hosting.
Podomatic (A tool for creating and publishing podcasts)
PollDaddy Create polls for your class.
PollEverywhere Create polls for your class.
posterous.com Microblogging made super simple
seedwiki Create a wiki.

screencast-o-matic Screen capture

screenr Screencast creator

Screencastle Record a screencast directly from you browser.

Screenjelly Screenjelly records your screen activity with your voice so you can share it.

Screen Toaster Free online screen recorder
Skype (Any educator who wants to collaborate or let their students collaborate with authors, experts or other teachers and students in remote locations.)
Solar System Simulator Show the movements of the bodies of the solar system.

Stop Disasters Disaster simulation game.
TimeToast Create timelines.

Ustream (free video broadcasting with embeddable player)
Viddler  Video sharing.
Visuwords (online graphical dictionary)
Voicethread Create collaborative projects.
Webnotes Annotate the web.
Weebly (Create a free website & blog with an easy drag and drop interface)
wetpaint Create wikis for the classroom.
wikispaces Create wikis for the classroom.
Wordpress Create blogs.
Zoho Notebook (You can create content of type text, image, audio, video and embed content of any type from multiple applications.)
21classes Free classroom and teacher blogs.