http://www.bitstrips.com/  BitStrips  This tools allows user to animate themselves and create avatars by adjusting their physical characteristics and accessories.  They then put their avatars in comic books settings and create their own comic strips

http://blabberize.com/make Blabberize Blabberize is a simple way to make a photo look like it's talking. Upload a photo, position a "mouth", add a voice, and share.

http://www.blockposters.com  Block Posters  This sites allows users to upload images and then create a poster.

http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html Blooming Apps - Each of the images has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

http://bubbl.us
 Bubbl Us  This site is an online brainstorming site  Users can create concept maps/mind maps etc.  They can be created collaboratively and can be printed if needed.

http://www.braingle.com Braingle With over 20,000 brain teasers, riddles, logic problems, quizzes and mind puzzles submitted and ranked by users like you, Braingle has the largest collection anywhere on the internet. Our large array of unique online multiplayer games will keep you entertained for hours, and if you want to improve your brain, check out the Mentalrobics section. If you crave a brain teaser, mind puzzle, riddle or game, we are the place to get it. Increase your creativity, boost learning and become a better person at Braingle. Get ready to have your brain tangled!

www.brainpop.com  BrainPop. (K-12)  BrainPOP is the leading producer of educational animated movies for K-12. The company creates original animated movies to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible, educational and entertaining for both children and adults.  In the K-12 arena, BrainPOP movies demystify Math, Science, Health, Technology and English topics. Through BrainPOP’s online subscriptionTeachers use movies to enhance traditional classroom learning and Parents are given a safe and informative resource for their children.  This site also has free educational movies to view
See also:
www.brainpopjr.com BrainPopJr (K-3) 
http://esp.brainpop.com BrainPop Espanol
http://www.brainpopesl.com BrainPop ESL
http://www.brainpop.com/educators/home BrainPop for Educators

www.classtools.net ClassTools  Classtools.net allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge!   This site also  provides free, customizable flash templates to embed into blogs, wikis and websites.

http://classroom.4teachers.org Classroom Architect  Experiment with the layout of your classroom with this online diagrams.

http://www.contentgenerator.net/ Content Generator  Our programs allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through our custom software - no coding required.

http://www.educreations.com Educreations Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our app on their iPads. Check out the "Showcase" on our homepage or the "Featured" tab in our iPad app to view some great lessons that other teachers have created with Educreations.

www.edistorm.com Edistorm  Add, discuss and organize ideas from multiple locations before, during and after (or instead of) your meetings.  Edistorm allows our teams to easily input, collaborate and vet ideas, from one location or multiple locations, in real time, while also sharing relevant images, videos and links within the Edistorm. 

http://edusim3d.com  Edysim   The Edusim application is a slimmed down version of the core Open Cobalt Metaverse Project. Edusim is a 3D multi-user virtual world platform and authoring toolkit intended for your classroom interactive whiteboard (but equally powerful on the students laptop or desktop computers !). Cobalt - Edusim has been tested and works on the Smartboard, Activeboard, Interwriter, Polyvision, Mimio, eBeam, and even the Wiimote Whiteboard.

www.flashcardexchange.com FlashCards This site allows the use  to create an unlimited number of flashcards in a variety of languages.  Images and video can be added

http://www.fliptext.org FlipText - Flip typed text

http://edu.glogster.com GlogsterEDU Glogster EDU Premium is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom.

http://goanimate.com Go Animate  GoAnimate is an entertainment website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories, satires and sentiments that can be shared with the entire online community. The site offers simple to more advanced innovative features that provide users with a multitude of possibilities for customizing their animations. We will constantly be enhancing and adding features, popular licenses and animations from well known comedians, animators and writers.

www.scholastic.com/graphix Graphix.  This site from Scholastic for students contains games, videos, blogs and also  “Graphic novels” which indicateds a publishing format — books written and illustrated in the style of a comic book

.http://www.grouptweet.com GroupTweet  GroupTweet turns a standard Twitter account into a group communication hub where members can post updates to everyone in the group using direct messages. When the group account receives a direct message from a group member, GroupTweet converts it into a tweet that all followers can see.  

www.inanimatealice.com Inanimate Alice This site allows user to participate in an interactive story about a young girls and her adventures living in various places in the world between 8-14.  The site has won international claim and is stimulating to reluctant readers.

http://knotebooks.com/ Knotebooks is a service that allows users to create, customize, and share lessons composed of videos, images, and texts from all over the Internet. Knotebooks uses the term "lesson" to describe what users build, but I think a more appropriate description is "multimedia reference article." Using Knotebooks you can organize information to create a reference article for yourself or to share with students

 http://jingproject.com Jing  This site has a screen cast tool that allows users to record interactions with computer programs and users' voices at the same time.  The recordings can be saved to a website and used to others.

http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/10/19/we-podcasted-today-so-did-you-learn-anything/  Langwitches This site has many technology based ideas and skills for language arts including digital storytelling and pod casting.

www.livebinders.com LiveBinders  Like a real-life three ring binder, this tech tool allows you to collect and organize resources. Much better than a binder, however, the site also comes with tools to connect and collaborate and a virtual whiteboard.


www.memorize.com
 Memorize Memorize.com pages help you remember and understand information. People use them to train, communicate, study, learn, and have fun. What kind of pages you create or use is up to you! Go to the home page and see the demo and then try it yourself. Then create a page or search or browse to find pages on topics that interest you.

www.mindmeister.com Mindmeister.   MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions. Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or just in different rooms) can simultaneously work on the same mind map and see each other's changes as they happen.


http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp   Newspaper Clipping Generator  This site allows the creations of newspapers clisp with easy input and sharing features.

http://oneword.com/ One Word – One Word is a very simple and elegant quick-write solution for students. The site offer a one word prompt and gives the student 60 seconds to start writing. This is a great way to fight writers-block and make writing a little more fun as the words are usually really interesting and offer lots of room for students to get creative. This is a great site, especially for Middle School students of all academic performance levels. 

www.poptropica.com Poptropica INTERACTIVE  Poptropica® is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories, and games.

http://www.queeky.com Queeky You can create animated drawings using QueekyPaint, a unique and easy to use drawing application; watch how others are drawing at the awesome queeky gallery; collaborate with other artists in real time using MultiDraw; create or join different kind of groups. You can attach Queeky drawings, image uploads (drawings from other sites, scans and photos), blog entries and comments to your groups.Subscribe to notifications so you can stay in touch with your friends and other artists on Queeky and their activities. Embed your animated drawings in your blog or website using the Queeky Art Player. 

http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/edge.cfm Safe Web2.0 Tools for Teachers from TeachersFirst

http://scribblar.com Scribblar  Scribblar is a free, simple service designed for creative, real-time collaboration. Using Scribblar, users can collaborate on the creation and editing of images and drawings. Scribblar also supports mathematics equation symbols when creating from scratch on their whiteboard. If you have an image you can upload it to your whiteboard where you and others can edit it or comment on it. The commenting can take place directly on the whiteboard or in one of two side bar chat options. Users can chat in text or in voice which makes Scribblar a good option for hosting informal online tutoring sessions.

www.scrapblog.com Scrapblog  This site has an online scrapbook maker that allows the uploading of photos and then the  built-in backgrounds, stickers, frames and text can be applied to create a one of a kind layouts 

http://scratch.mit.edu Scratch  This is as an electronic tool kit that allows student to create their own games, animated stories, and interactive art.  This program features 2D and 3D graphics, images, text, web pages sound, video and more.  Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

 www.scretbuilders.com SecretBuilders INTERACTIVE (K-8)  SecretBuilders is a virtual world for children 5 to 14 years old powered by a web 2.0 community of children, parents, educators, writers, artists and game developers. On SecretBuilders, children will explore virtual lands, undertake quests, play games, maintain a home, nurture a pet, and interact with their friends. Three features which form the backdrop for SecretBuilders distinguish it from other online worlds.

www.secondlife.com SecondLife  Second Life is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab. It was launched on June 23, 2003. A number of free client programs, or Viewers[1][2], enable Second Life users, called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars. Residents can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another. Second Life is intended for people aged 16 and over[3], and as of 2011 has about one million active users.

http://www.showdocument.com Show Document - Show Document is a great site that allows teachers and students to conduct free web meetings to share documents with one another in real time. It is a free service that lets you explore Google Maps together, surf the web with peers or students, share and comment on a Word or PDF document, or even use a virtual whiteboard space to conduct "meetings". Students can chat even conduct a live chat while the teacher hosts an open whiteboard that all the users of the site can access by entering a simple access code which the organizer of the “meeting” gets. This is a very simple way to collaborate online with other teachers and groups of students. There is unlimited space on the virtual whiteboard and you can always save a PDF of all the work before leaving a session. 

www.skype.com Skype  Skype is software that enables the world’s conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Everyday, people everywhere also use Skype to make low-cost/free calls to landlines and mobiles.

www.educationworld.com/a_techteacher.org/skypetutorial.html  Downloadable PDF Skype Tutorial
http://newley.com/2007/10/08/how-to-use-skype-a-tutorial    How To Get Skype Up and Running

www.studyshack.com StudyShack.  This site allows students or teachers  create of new flashcards or student can review existing flashcards.  These cards can be downloaded to cell phones, PDAs, or ipods.

www.tagxedo.com Tagxedo Welcome to Tagxedo, word cloud with style - turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

www.teachertube.com TeacherTube This site is an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

http://www.toondoospaces.com ToonDoo  Welcome to ToonDoo spaces!This is where you can create a private virtual ToonDoo space for your educational institution, business organization, community or group. Publish, share and discuss your comic strips with your group members in a secure and private environment.

http://wetoku.com  WeToku  WeToku is a site that has contains an interview tool that automatically creates recording that can be played back. These recording can be embedded online. See these linked examples - my WeToku interview with Ana Maria Menesez.

http://vocaroo.com Vocaroo   This site has is a free service that allows users to create audio recordings without the need to install any software. All that is needed is to provide is a microphone.

www.viocethread.com VoiceThread  With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

 See Also

    http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Starter+Sheets Starter Sheet on VoiceThread
    http://VoiceThread.com/share/558435 A VoiceThread Tutorial
    http://VoiceThread.com/?#c28  VoiceThread Tutorial Using VoiceThread

 www.voki.com Voki Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

http://www.visme.co Visme  This tools allows user to generate their thoughts and ideas into a visual form that uses a drag and drop features.  Users can create presentations, animations, infographics, and banner ads

www.vuetoo.com VuteToo.com A mix of multiple website, RSS feeds, entertainment, weather and news data in one Web page that a teacher can continually monitor that is an condensed mode

www.wallwisher.com Wall Wisher - Wall Wisher is a web tool that allows students and teachers to collaborate on an interactive cork board. Imagine the ability to post notes with reminders about class trips, even the PDF file for the permission slip, as well as photos and other great items for your peers and students. But there are so many other uses for this great tool - Middle School students can take and organize project notes or class notes on specific content, they can easily brianstorm ideas together, and even include videos and hyperlinks to other valuable content they wish to share with their teachers and their peers.
    www.wallwisher.com/wall/kimzey-good-writers What Makes a Good Writer Wall

http:// webklipper.com/ Webklipper Annotating text to demonstrate reading strategies (visualizing, making connections, asking questions, writing summaries, etc.) is a way students of all English levels can improve their literacy. By using a tool like  students can show these strategies through the use of virtual “postit” notes on any webpage. In fact, classmates can see those annotations and add their own.

http://education.weebly.com Weebly for Education – Weebly is a website creation site that makes it simple for teachers (or students) to create their own simple to work with websites. It is an easy to understand and versatile tool for educators and students alike. By using drag and drop functionality Middle School students can use Weebly for Education to start a Digital Portfolio, a personal blog, as well as create a website for any school club or extracurricular activities. 

http://www.mywebspiration.com/ My Webspiration  This is is an online version of Inspiration - it is free  Use Webspiration to map out ideas, organize with outlines and collaborate online with teams or colleagues. Webspiration unleashes your creativity, strengthens organizational skills, and transforms your ideas and information into knowledge.

http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com Wiglington & Wenks Virtual World   In this virtual world, students are dropped into the middle of a story where they become world travelers to places around the real-world, meeting historical characters, playing brain games, building culture-inspired houses, exploring secret locations, and solving ancient mysteries. There are 100 educational real world and imaginary places for students to visit from the past, present, and the future. 
 

http://www.wisemapping.com/c/home.htm WiseMapping  Wise Mapping is the web mind mapping tool that leverages the power of Mind Maps mixing new technologies like HTML 5.0 and SVG. A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, and decision making. It is an image-centered diagram that represents semantic or other connections between portions of information.

 

 http://www.wepapers.com wePapers  wePapers is where you find the kind of quality information you wouldn't find anywhere else on the web, the kind of papers you'd have to dig for in dusty library basements and still not find what you're looking for.   We created wePapers to help people learn from one-another. wePapers is also where you share what you've learned, with people who are learning the same thing. You can discuss your work with them and get useful feedback.

http://www.wordle.net  Wordle This site allows you to create your own website, animations, Word puzzles, and Word Art.

   http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/20322  - 5 Reasons to Use Wordle in the Classroom
   http://www.slideshare.net/digitalmaverick/how-to-use-wordle-presentation  How to Use Wordle
   http://www.slideshare.net/JenniferW/wordle-ideas Wordle Ideas
   http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/29590 Wonders of Wordle

 www.yackpack.com YackPack  YackPack messaging is done at your convenience. You log in when you want, you listen, and you yack. All the messages are stored for future reference. Most important, YackPack captures and conveys the expressiveness of voice putting emotion into virtual learning environments and enhancing traditional classroom interactions outside of class time

      http://www.yackpack.com/education.html How Can I Use YackPack in the Classroom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWfIA7TxjHA YouTube Video on YackPack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axa4-ye55_I&feature=related YouTube Video on the Use of Wikis and Yackpack

 http://education.weebly.com  Weebly Weebly is a place for you and your students to create free websites and blogs. Weebly makes it extremely easy to create a website or blog because of its drag and drop interface, ready made designs, the ability to customize content simply, and the drag and drop approach to organizing pages. These websites are easy to create and have great looking, professional results.

www.whyville.com Whyville  Whyville is a virtual world geared for teen and pre-teen girls and boys.  Whyville's millions of registered "citizens" come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together. Whyville is their world. Whyville has places to go, things to do, and of course, people to see. Whyville has its own newspaper, its own Senators, its own beach, museum, City Hall and town square, its own suburbia, and even its own economy - citizens earn "clams" by playing educational games. information can then be downloaded to your system.

http://worditout.com Worditout WordItOut is the word cloud generator that gives you control with many custom settings. Free to use and no sign up required!  You cancustomise more settings than any other word cloud generator;  Create word clouds from sentences, whole documents, web addresses or tables; decide how to filter that text, which words to display or remove, and tweak their importance with ease.  Design your word cloud as you like, find that perfect layout, choose your own colours, fonts and sizes (and how to mix them), or let WordItOut find a random look for you!

Comic and Animation: From EdTech Toolbox
Animasher  - create your animation
Bitstrips - comic creator
Cartoonster is a website aimed at children with tutorials on how to create animations. Perfect to introduce the concept and possibilities of animation to youngsters.
Clayanimator - the art/science of creating, editing claymotion animation projects.
Comic Creator - Interactive Comic Strip Creator – ReadWriteThink
Doink.com is a website that allows you to create and share animations.
Domo a school friendly Go!Animate in which all inappropriate content is filtered out. Domo allows you to create animations that can be embedded onto blogs, wikis, etc.
Doodlewall- online or private doodlewall
Fluxtime more animation fun.
Go!Animate is a web application with which you can create animated cartoons.
Kerpoof allows children to draw, tell stories and create cartoons and animations. Very popular now part of the Disney family of companies.
Make Beliefs Comix allows you to create comic strips online.
Myebook - get your graphic comic, novelette or magazine published online for free.
Pikikids - comic creator
PicTaps - draw a cartoon character and animate them instantly
Pixton is an online comic creator with an education section, allowing the creation of safe sharing environments.
Professor Garfield - Comics_lab - write assemble and print your own comics.
SmashMash.tv  animate pictures and photographs, like Blabberize
Stripgenerator is a simple, yet effective and intuitive cartoon strip generator.
Toondoo is a web application that allows you to create your own comic characters and comic strips.