New Technologies & 21st Century Skills




Wordnik, previously Alphabeticall, is a tool that provides information about all English words. These include definitions, examples of how to use, related words - antonyms, synonyms, images, sounds and statistics.


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.


WiseMapping is a web mind mapping tool. Users will be able to create and read their mind maps from everywhere whenever it's needed. The features consist of: (a) Embeding the mind map it in web page, blog or post, (b) linking mind map and documents, (c) sharing mind map.


Webspiration is the online visual thinking, learning and collaboration tool for students, teachers, and thinkers everywhere. It facilitates brainstorming ideas, visualizing concepts, organizing information and collaborating with others anytime, anywhere.


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.


Wallwisher is an internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily and effectively using text, images, audio, video and pages. A wall is basically the 'web page' where people actually post messages which can be drag-dropped, rearranged and filtered. It can be used to collect feedbacks, comments and thoughts on a topic.


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.


Voice thread is a collaborative mutimedia slide show that holds still images, texts and videos. Users can navigate slides and make comments in 5 ways: speaking directly (with a mic), calling in (telephone), typing text, audio files or videos (via web cam).


VocabGrabber analyzes any text you're interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context. Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the "Grab Vocabulary!" button. VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save.

VISUALIZING is a community of creative people making sense of complex issues through data and design... and a shared space and free resource to help you achieve this goal.


Udemy is a great networking tool for teaching and educating online. This free tool has several great features for educators including the following: - online course/webinar - upload powerpoint/pdf/video files - write articles on topics, upload links, create discussion boards - import from other sources (i.e. slideshare, youtube, etc) - presentation/video mashup = presenter/powerpoint at same time - udemy live = customizable virtual classroom (including whiteboard, powerpoint view room, chatting)


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


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.


Timetoast is a web 2.0 tool that enables users to create their own interactive timelines for events or projects. These timelines can then be shared on the internet by embedding them into any site. It's easy to join Time Toast and start making your very own chronology straight away.


Tagxedo is a cool tool that allows the user to turn words into clouds. It graphically emphasizes the most frequently used words. It is similar to Wordle, but unlike Wordle Tagxedo allows you to shape-fill, i.e. create word clouds into a given shape. This is an amazing creativity tool - allowing your imagination to go wild!


StumbleUpon is a Web 2.0 search engine. It is Web 2.0 because StumbleUpon's search algorithms are based on the user's profile, and on the user's interactions with other users. StumbleUpon can simply be used to find interesting websites, but it also enables users to recommend sites to be included in the StumbleUpon database, and to write reviews and share interesting websites with friends. The ability of "Stumblers" to give feedback on a webpage helps other Stumblers to navigate to webpages they are interested in.


Edistorm now Stormboard is a program used to replace sticky notes and a whiteboard with online visual and virtual brainstorming. Edistorm/Stormboard is a Collaboration tool. Edistorm/Stormboard allows students or participants to work at the same time or view a teacher's lesson at different times. Participants can vote on which ideas or sticky notes they like the best contributing to the overall collaborative effectiveness.


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.


The web 2.0 tool Skrbl is Simple and easy online multi-user whiteboard. It is also a creative way to share desktops and ideas. It allows teams to look at a single screen and organize their thoughts collectively. You can Sketch, text, share files, upload pictures all in one common shared space. Start Skrbl and share your URL to get working instantly.


Scratch is an incredibly powerful teaching tool to create and share games, music, art and stories. You can learn programming putting the pieces of codes together as building blocks (sprites). There is a "stage" where you can see how the "sprites" work together and form the complete story.

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.


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.


Innovative and creative way to create and share presentations without PowerPoint. This zooming presentation tool also offers collaboration features. You can upload existing PowerPoint presentations and tweak it or create your own with various images, text, audio, video and animation.


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).


Popplet is a web 2.0 tool that allows you to create concept maps and create galleries of content in a fast and easy way. You can add images, videos and texts using Popplet. You can also collaborate real-time on a Popplet.


Poll Everywhere provides a fast, easy, and fun way to get feedback from your audience in a variety of situations. Poll Everywhere is a free online tool that allows users to create their own poll that can be answered by web, text message, or Twitter. A poll is a question that can be answered using multiple choice or free text format. Poll Everywhere allows the poll creator to see the results compiled and graphed as replies are submitted in real time.


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Pocket was formerly called "Read it Later" and it is basically a way to save articles, videos, and images that you would like to read or view later. You can save them from your web browser, email account, or app. You can go to your queue any time to click and read or view what you have saved for later.


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.


PBworks lets you create a secure online workspace in about 60 seconds. It helps encourage class interaction with wiki pages that students can view and edit from any computer.


Museum Box is a free web 2.0 tool that allows you to organize and display content (text, audio, video and images) in a structured way. It is a virtual box where each box represent events related to the main topic. It is easy to share your museum box and also easy to view museum boxes that others created.


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


Mendeley is a great reference management tool that can be used to find and organize literature research process. It allows easy management and citation of reference, make annotations for a research and manage a bibliography. It also enables collaboration by inviting colleagues to participate in a research. With Mendeley you can also discover latest research. It is a free web 2.0 tool that requires installation.


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.


Mapmyself provides a free site for users to easily create mind maps for any topic. The user must first conceptualize a topic that he or she wants to illustrate with mind mapping. There should be a central theme with several subcategories. Each subcategory can also have branch points and there is the option to annotate notes for any branch point.


This is a great tool for concept mapping and presenting complex ideas by creating flowcharts This tool also allows collaboration with peers for real-time feedback and brainstorming. Completed charts can be saved, presented or shared with others with edit or read only privileges. Charts created using this tool can be instantly integrated with Google Docs/Drive and other Google apps.


Lovely Charts is diagramming software that claims to be super easy, sexy, and efficient. And after reviewing this tool, I have to admit it's true. This is a cool diagramming software that can be used to create everything from flowcharts to people diagrams. A great tool for mind mapping.


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.


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.


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.


iSpeech is a high quality text to speech and speech recognition provider. You can use the tool online or through applications provided for phones and tablets. Other popular mobile apps targeted for specific purposes are®, iSpeech Translator", and Caller ID Reader".


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


This site offers great tools to create documents, spreadsheets and presentation online. In other words, GoogleDocs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application offered by Google.


Glogster is an online interactive poster design site. It allows users to create their glogs and then share them with the world. It replaces the old poster-board projects with an interactive online poster. Glogs can be very simple for new users and involve text and images or become advanced and include multi-media and links to social networking.

FLOWCHART is an online multi-user, real-time collaboration flow charts service. All collaborating parties can chat and design flow charts at the same time. You can also record and playback your flowchart creation process. Final flowcharts can be exported as PNG picture or a PDF. It is a web-based program and works in all the browsers.


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.


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.


Edheads is an online educational tool that provides free science and math games to be used by teachers in a classroom or by students on their own. The activities are addressed to elementary, middle and high school students.


Easy Polls is a free tool available on website for creation of polls. The poll creation process is quick allowing easy creation of polls, as well as easy filling a single page form. The important component of Easy Polls are pre-maid, templates that can be easily used. With Easy Polls, the person creating the poll can concentrate more on coming up with good poll topics and questions, and less on figuring out how to set things up.


Dvolver moviemaker is a Web 2.0 Creativity and Innovation tool that can be used to make movies. It revolved from a tool called Dfilm (Digital Film). Dvolver was created by Ben Rigby in 2007. Dvolver moviemaker is an inexpensive tool that can be fun and innovative for all ages. With this web 2.0 tool, you can select your own characters, background and images. You can also add animation to the scenario, create a dialogue, and add music of your choice, then share it with others.


This is a simple, free online tool where anyone can create diagrams. It is an excellent resource that allows for critical thinking and looking at any process with an analytical eye. All that is needed is internet access, a flash player, and a diagram that you want to create. Draw Anywhere allows for "concept mapping," which is a technique for visualizing relationships between different ideas or thoughts. A map is a graphical tool for organizing knowledge.


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.


DocsPal is a free online file-type converter and viewer. One can convert documents, video files, audio files, images, e-books, and archived files from one file type to another. You can also view images and documents in your browser.


This site is a powerful research tool and a knowledge sharing community. It is a social bookmarking web site which allows signed-up users to bookmark and tag web-pages. Additionally, it allows users to highlight any part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or to a whole page.


Digital Vaults is called an online exhibition. It is an online interactive exhibit conceived as a portal into the National Archives. The site uses visual records such as documents, photographs, and other media, and illustrates how these materials can come together in unexpected ways to tell the story of the US.


This tool allows you to organize your bookmarks by keywords ("tags") and view other people's bookmarks. This is a public website that allows you to search for websites on certain topics, and you can share your bookmarks with your friends. There are no prerequisite skills to using this tool, and there are no resources needed (although a need to access your various bookmarks from different computers would make it even more useful).


Creately is a web-based tool that allows users to create diagrams, graphs, charts and wireframes. It can be used online using a browser or the software can be downloaded and used. Depending on the membership the tool allows collaboration and sharing among its users.


A Web-based tool that allows teachers to create variety of flash based activities. There are no required downloads and user friendly and step-by-step instructions make it easier for the user to follow and use the given flash templates and create a unique activity.


Cacoo is an online web 2.0 tool that can be used collaboratively to create, organize, and share diagrams, graphic organizers, network, flow, and seating charts, etc. Cacoo has a library of symbols and stencils that can be easily accessed and arranged to create a diagram or chart by multiple, real-time users. The created diagrams can then be shared and viewed openly by all or made private for view by selective users.


Cachinko is an online social networking site that also acts as your own personal job finder. You can look for jobs on this site, post job listings, or even recommend friends to specific jobs.


It is an online community for learning languages. Users can help each other to improve their language skills by practicing with native speakers in the community. For now there are 12 languages you can choose from.


Aviary offers free online image editing tools, from basic image touching to complex effects. It boasts to be a free suite of powerful online creation tools for photo-editing, web templates, logos, filters, color pallettes, screen captures and more.


Assign-a-Day is a website created for teachers to create calendars that can be shared with other teachers and students. It is a free tool that allows teachers to create and manage calendars, add and delete assignments, and give a description of assignments, which can then be shared with colleagues or students. Students can see assignments for their classes to get an overview of what is coming up and help them stay on track with due dates.


Animoto is a web based resource that allows you to bring life and motion to your presentations. With this resource, you can easily add music soundtracks, video and motion to elements of a presentation. Animoto allows the user to take a typical power point slide presentation and make it more visually engaging by adding different elements of sound and visual motion.

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