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Tools

 

 


 

 

Aggregators

 

Bloglines: http://www.bloglines.com

Google Reader: http://reader.google.com

 


 

Archive

 

Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/

 


 

Blogs

 

Blogger: http://blogspot.com

Edublogs: http://edublogs.org

Kidblog: http://kidblog.org

Posterous: https://posterous.com/

Wordpress: http://www.wordpress.com

 


 

Bots

 

ALICE Bot: http://alice.pandorabots.com/

Eliza Bot: http://www-ai.ijs.si/eliza/eliza.html

MyBot: http://www.a-i.com/

Oddcast Bot: http://demo.vhost.pandorabots.com/pandora/talk-oddcast?botid=e10677c3ee36f742

Santa Bot: http://www.santabot.com/ 

Turing Hub: http://www.robitron.com/TuringHub/ 

Virsona Bot: http://www.virsona.com/

Nik Peachey explains how we can create a chat bot and how to use it in ESL classes: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/2008/09/artificial-intelligence-chat-bots-and.html 

Web Hal: http://www.zabaware.com/webhal/index.html

 


 

Chat embeddable tools

 

Cbox: http://www.cbox.ws 

Gabbly: http://www.gabbly.com/

Yackpack: http://www.yackpack.com/

Xat: http://xat.com

 

 

 


Get your own Chat Box! Go Large!

an example

 


 

Clocks and world times

 

24TimesZones.com: http://24timezones.com/map.htm (find the time in "your" neck of the woods)

Clock Link: http://www.clocklink.com (free online clocks for your site)

Qlock: http://www.qlock.com/time/ (find the time in "your" neck of the woods)

The World Clock: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html (find the time in "your" neck of the woods)

 


 

Comic Creators

 

Comic Creatorhttp://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/comic-creator-30021.html

DVolver moviemakerhttp://www.dfilm.com/live/home.html

GoAnimate: http://goanimate.com/

MakeBeliefsComix: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Pixton: http://pixton.com/

ToonDoo: http://www.toondoo.com/

WriteComics: http://writecomics.com  (example: http://writecomics.com/gen/4160.html)

ZimmerTwins: http://www.zimmertwins.com

 


 

Exercise Creators

 

ClassMarker: http://www.classmarker.com/

Directory of Testing, Quizzing & Other Interactivity Tools: http://c4lpt.co.uk/directory-of-learning-performance-tools/instructional-tools-testing-quizzing-other-interactivity-tools/

DJordan's Self-Correcting Quizzes: http://weber.ucsd.edu/~dkjordan/resources/quizzes/quizzes.html

Educaplay: http://en.educaplay.com/index.php

ESLvideo: http://www.eslvideo.com/index.php

Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher: http://www.cpr4esl.com/gerrys_vocab_teacher/index.html

Hot Potatoes: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/

Interactive Exercise Makers: http://languagecenter.cla.umn.edu/makers.php
JClichttp://clic.xtec.cat/en/index.htm

Lingt Classroom  http://lingtlanguage.com/

ProProfs: http://proprofs.com/

Quiz Faber: http://www.lucagalli.net/eng/download.htm

Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/

Rich Internet Applications for Language Learning: http://clear.msu.edu/teaching/online/ria/ (Click on Close at the bottom to get an access to the applications)

Script-O!http://www.scriptopro.com/ (no longer free, 30-day free trial)

SMILE: http://clear.msu.edu/teaching/online/mimea/smile/v2/index.php

WordChamp: http://www.wordchamp.com/

WordLearner: http://www.wordlearner.com/

 


 

File conversion

 

VidToMP3 : http://www.vidtomp3.com/

Zamzar : http://www.zamzar.com

 


 

Free Images

 

A big list: http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/

Classroom clipart  http://classroomclipart.com/

Clipart Pictures: http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/

ESL Flash Cards: http://www.eslflash cards.com/

Kizclub:  http://www.kizclub.com/flashcards.htm

Openclip:  http://www.openclipart.org/

School Clip-art: http://www.school-clip-art.com/

UVIC Clipart: http://hcmc.uvic.ca/clipart/

 


 

Games and Game Creators

 

Content Generator: http://www.contentgenerator.net/

Crossword Compiler: http://www.crossword-compiler.com/

Crossword Puzzle Games: http://www.crosswordpuzzlegames.com/create.html

Discovery Channel: http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/teachingtools.html

Game Makers: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/games/index.htm

Hangman: http://www.manythings.org/hmf/

Hangman Script: http://javascript.about.com/library/blhang1.htm

Jigzone: Online jigsaw puzzle creator: http://www.jigzone.com

Novel Games: http://www.novelgames.com/

Online Crossword puzzle maker: http://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW/

TeAch-nology.com's Crossword Puzzle Maker: http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/crossword/

The Hangman Game: http://www.hangman.learningtogether.net/

 

 


 

Graphic creators

 

Gliffy: http://www.gliffy.com

Toonlet: http://toonlet.com

 


 

Heavy online file delivery

 

TransferBigFiles: http://www.transferbigfiles.com

YouSendIt: http://www.yousendit.com

Ge.tt: http://ge.tt/

 


 

Image Editors

 

Offline 

Easy Thumbnails: http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/ (resize images)

Quick Screen Capturehttp://www.etrusoft.com/ (capture and edit images)

 

Online

Image Editor: http://www.imageeditor.net/

My Imager: http://www.myimager.com/

Pixrl: http://www.pixlr.com/ (edit pics)

 


 

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

 

Moodle: http://www.moodle.org

Nicenet: http://www.nicenet.org

Ninehubhttp://ninehub.com/

 


 

Maps

 

Bravenet: http://www.bravenet.com/webtools/guestmap/ 

Clustrmaps: http://clustrmaps.com

Google: http://google.maps.com

 


 

Microblogging

 

Edmodo: http://www.edmodo.com/ 

Plurk: http://plurk.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com

 


 

Miscellaneous resources

 

Authoring Tools for language teachers: http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/Links/authoring_tools.htm

Directory of Learning and Performance Tools: http://c4lpt.co.uk/directory-of-learning-performance-tools/

Online Tools for Language Teaching: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume15/ej57/ej57int/

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators (Richard Byrne, Dec. 2010): http://issuu.com/richardbyrne/docs/super_book_of_web_tools_for_educators

 

 


 

Online Storage (and embed)

 

Box.net: http://box.net/

DivShare: http://www.divshare.com/

DocStoc: http://www.docstoc.com

Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/

Embedit.in: http://embedit.in/ (embedding docs in wikis/blogs)

Livedrive: http://www.livedrive.com/ 

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/

 


 

Online Virtual Offices

 

Google Documents: http://docs.google.com

ThinkFree: http://www.thinkfree.com

Zohohttp://www.zoho.com/

 


 

Painting tools

 

Artrage: http://www.ambientdesign.com/artragedown.html

Aviary: http://aviary.com/home

Flash Paint: http://www.flashpaint.com

Inkscape : http://inkscape.org/

Paint Online: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/paint_colors/paint_color_palette

Painter: http://www.valspar.com/painter.html 

WebSketch: http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/flash/flash_interfaces/776707_websketch_online_drawing_tool.php?id=776707&refnum=texasmary

 


 

Photo albums

 

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com

Mixbook (for Education): http://www.mixbook.com/edu/

Photopeach: http://photopeach.com/

Picasa: http://picasa.google.com/

Picturetrail: http://www.picturetrail.com

Slideroll: http://www.slideroll.com/

Tinypic: http://tinypic.com/

 


 

Photo Stories

 

DVolver moviemakerhttp://www.dfilm.com/live/home.html

PhotoPeach: http://photopeach.com/

PhotoStories3: http://microsoft-photo-story.en.softonic.com/
ZimmerTwins: http://www.zimmertwins.com

 


 

Podcasting blogs

 

Odeo: http://odeo.com (Coming soon)

Podbean: http://www.podbean.com

Podomatic: http://www.podomatic.com

Posterous: http://www.posterous.com/

Listen to Joao Alves talk about Posterous: http://web2class.posterous.com/posterous-640

 


 

Recording

 

Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Callburner: http://www.callburner.com/

MP3 Skype Recorder: http://voipcallrecording.com/

Powergramo: http://www.powergramo.com/

 


 

Rubric Creators

 

iRubrics: http://www.rcampus.com/help/about/rubrics.cfm?

Rubistar: http://rubistar.com/

 


 

Screencasts - Slidecasts - Videos

 

Animoto: http://www.animoto.com/ 

Google pres: http://docs.google.com (click on create and select "presentation")

Slide.com: http://www.slide.com/ (Slide.com will be shutting down on March 6th 2012).

Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/

Stupeflix: http://www.stupeflix.com/

Toufee: www.toufee.com  (no longer free)

VoiceThread: http://www.voicethread.com

 


 

Screen captures

 

Irfanview: http://www.irfanview.com/

Jing: http://jingproject. com (and video)

MWSnap: http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html

Screenr: http://screenr.com/

SnapIt: http://www.sharewareconnection.com/snapit.htm

 


 

Social Bookmarking

 

Blinklist: http://www.blinklist.com

Delicioushttp://www.delicious.com/

Diigo: http://www.diigo.com/

 


 

Social Networks

 

Cloudworks: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/

FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com

Ning: http://www.ning.com/ (no longer free)

Google+: https://plus.google.com

 


 

Shortening URLs

 

Bit.lyhttp://bit.ly/ 

Google URL Shortener: http://goo.gl/ 

Tinyurl: http://www.tinyurl.com

 


 

Start Pages

 

Netvibes: http://www.netvibes.com

Protopage: http://www.protopage.com 


 

Survey Creators

 

Polldaddy: http://polldaddy.com/

SurveyMonkey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/

Zoomerang: http://www.zoomerang.com/

 


 

Text creators

 

Cool Text: http://cooltext.com/

Myspace glitter text generator: http://glitter-graphics.com/myspace/text_generator.php

 


 

Text-to-Speech

 

iSpeech: http://www.ispeech.org/free.text.to.speech.tts.software

ReadtheWords: http://www.readthewords.com/

Text to Speech: http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/

VozMe: http://vozme.com

 


 

Tutorials

 

Second Life tutorials:

 

Teacher Training videos: http://teachertrainingvideos.com/ (Russel Stannard)

 


 

Voice/Audio tools

 

Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net (recorder - MP3 converter)

AudioPal: http://www.audiopal.com/ 

Aviary: http://aviary.com/

Chirbit: http://www.chirbit.com/

EVOCA: http://www.evoca.com

HandyBits: http://www.handybits.com (to be downloaded)

Vaestro: http://www.vaestro.com

Viewpoint: http://clear.msu.edu/viewpoint/index.php

Vocaroo: http://vocaroo.com/

VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com/

Voxopop: http://www.voxopop.com/

 


 

Video tools

 

Blip.TV: http://blip.tv/ 

Google videos: http://video.google.com

Ourmedia: http://www.ourmedia.org

TeacherTube: http://www.teachertube.com/

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com

Yahoo videos: http://video.yahoo.com

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com

 


 

Videos with captions/subtitles

 

dotSub.com: http://dotsub.com

 


 

Video capture

 

Jing: http://jingproject.com 

KeepVid: http://keepvid.com/

Vixy: http://vixy.net/

 


 

Video lessons

Real English: http://www.real-english.com/ (Mike Marzio)

 


 

Video: Live streaming

 

Justin.tv: http://en.justin.tv/

LiveStream: http://www.livestream.com/

Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/

 


 

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) or vClassrooms

 

BigMarker: http://www.bigmarker.com/

Elluminate: http://www.elluminate.com/Services/Training/Elluminate_Live!/?id=418
Learning Times: http://www.learningtimes.org

Scribblar: http://scribblar.com/

Tapped In: http://tappedin.org/tappedin

Twiddla: http://www.twiddla.com/ 

Vyew: http://vyew. com/site/

Webhuddle: https://www.webhuddle.com/

WiZiQ: http://www.wiziq.com (no longer free)

 


 

VoIP tools (chat)

 

Skype: http://www.skype.com

Oovoo: http://www.oovoo.com/  (free for 2-way video )

Yahoo Messenger: http://messenger.yahoo.com

IMO: https://imo.im/ 

 


 

Widgets

 

Neoworks: http://www.neoworx.net/blue/gallery/home.php

Widgetbox: http://www.widgetbox.com/widgets/gallery/

Widgets for your wiki: http://www.scribd.com/doc/4965117/Widgets-for-Your-Wiki

 


 

Wikis

 

PBworks: http://pbworks.com

Wetpaint: http://www.wetpaint.com

Wikidot: http://www.wikidot.com/

Wikispaces: http://wikispaces.com

 


 

Worksheet creators

 

Tools for Educators: http://www.toolsforeducators.com/ (FREE worksheets, worksheet creators, printables wizard and on-line teaching materials makers with images) 

Worksheet Wizard: http://wizard.4teachers.org/

 


 

 

 

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