New Technologies & 21st Century Skills




Doodle is an easy to use web 2.0 tool that allows you to create schedules and invite others in a created schedule or event. It offers both individual appointments and group scheduling with details on the time and date for that schedule.


Edmodo is a new kind of web-based learning management system that supports learning and networking between learners and teachers. It's interface resembles social networks with added features like assignments, quizzes, calendars and additional resources. It is a secured and social way to learn.


It allows the user to create and send video messages without coordinating online time with the receiving parties. The premise of the tool was to eliminate confusing contexts of the written text or email that are commonly encountered in both business and personal communication.


Google groups is an online forum where users can search for groups with particular interests. The group then has topics which are different discussions within that group. Topics have posts much like a blog. Users can also create their own groups.


Google Sites is a web hosting site with a web building infrastructure. Using Google Sites, you can create and edit your own websites without any programming skills. Sites has lots of templates to help you get started and has the ability to integrate with most Google products.


Google Plus is a web-based social networking tool similar to Facebook, MySpace and Orkut. You can add people to expand your network and organize them into groups using circles. You can choose to post your thoughts to specific circles and also modify your main stream of posts from your friends to include specific circles.


Hootsuite is a social media management web 2.0 tool. With this tool you can manage multiple social networks (e.g. facebook, twitter, google+, instagram etc.) in one place. In addition you can schedule messages and tweets and analyze your social media traffic. It's a great way to organize and keep track of all social networks in one location.


Ipadio is a web 2.0 tool that allows users to broadcast live to the web from a phone call. Users create audio podcast and recordings. Similar to written blog, Phlogs can be posted where learners can make comments just as you would with a traditional blog.


Jing is a tool that captures images or animations on your computer with your own voice narratives. Once captured, The images or videos can be available instantly on the Web if the user sends them through either or saves them locally and uploads to the website, like your blog site.


Feeling a bit disconnected to the business world? LinkedIn wants to help. The firm operates an online professional network designed to help members find jobs, connect with other professoinals, and locate business opportunities.


LiveBinders is a Web2.0 tool that helps you organize online web pages into an electronic binder. The tool lets you look at multiple web sites, Word documents, and PDFS within the same 'binder' window, organized by tabs, however you have put them together. A user can also add a few comments about each tab , allowing the reader some insight into the creator's organization.


MeetingWords is a simple text editor for the Web. The user can save his text on the web and more than one person can edit the text at the same time. Changes instantly shows on all screens. This is ideal for meeting notes, brainstorming sessions, team programming and more.


Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free Open Source software package designed to help educators create effective online courses based on sound pedagogical principles. You can browse the categories to find current course/discussion offerings


Penzu is a free online diary and personal journal focused on privacy. It makes writing online as easy and intuitive as writing on a pad of paper. Unlike blogging, entries are private by default and can be highly protected.


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Posterous is a simple blogging platform that is partcularly designed for mobile blogging. Mobile methods include sending an email, with attachments of photos, MP3s, documents, and video (both links and files).


This is a web based networking and communication tool with features to support student engagement, assignments, attendance, grades, homework features share lessons and resources among faculty, student and administrators. It is also known as a cloud based learning management system.

SCOOP.IT! is a free, web-based tool that allows you to collect and share links to articles on your topics of interest in an electronic magazine format. As the user, or curator of your topics, you link topic-related articles (scoops) to add to you topic page, creating posts. The site can even do some of the work of finding scoops for you.


Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephone and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing.


TitanPad is a free web 2.0 tool that enables users to work collaboratively in a single document. Similar to Google Documents, this online tool allows many people to work simultaneously on the document. Users can chat while working on the document, can import existing documents to work on and also export documents from TitanPad. It also provides the option to view previous versions of the document and includes a time slider to view the entire history of the document.


Twiddla is a web-based service that helps distributed teams meet virtually and collaborate in real time by providing tools to create mark-ups of live Web sites, uploaded images and documents, or a blank canvas. In addition to an advanced chat feature, Twiddla offers an opportunity for collaborators to speak with one another via


Voki is a free online service that allows users to create interactive avatars. Avatars can be customized to add voice and other features. The service also includes learning resources, materials and lesson plans on Voki are also available for free. For a secured and organized use of Voki in class, "Voki classroom" can be utilized.


We The Teachers is a free online social networking site for teachers. You can connect with other teachers and find and share learning materials like lesson plans and other instructional materials and educational resources.


WiZiQ is a tool that creates a virtual classroom. It allows the learners to have a real classroom experience on-line where a teacher interacts with students, explains topics, answers questions, etc. in real time. Live video-audio communication makes the interaction more personal since the teacher and the learners can see and hear each other.

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