Social Bookmarking
Diigo
Allows you to bookmark and tag web-pages. You can also attach a sticky note or highlight part of a web page. You can then share or keep bookmarks private.

Also available as an app.

Pinterest
Teachers "pin" lots of classroom ideas here.



Social Networking
Edmodo
"Secure social learning network for teachers and students"
A lot like Facebook in design and use, but built for the classroom

Twitter




Polling, Formative Assessment
Socrative
"Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets."

SurveyMonkey
"Free online survey and questionnaire tool"

PollEverywheree
"Audience response system that uses mobile phones, Twitter, and the web."
(like American Idol—real time polling; up to 40 people)

Today’s Meet
"TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime."

Google Forms
Part of the Google Docs suite.
"Collect RSVPs, run a survey, or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Then check out the results, neatly organized in a Google spreadsheet."



Create a website or blog
Weebly
"Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly has an easy, drag & drop interface to create your own website."

Google sites
Easy websites and wikis



Online Discussions, Journaling
Penzu
Personal journal and online diary

Wall Wisher
virtual sticky note board - very simple, good for posting questions
eBooks
Questia
- More than 70,000 full-text online books
- Paid site
- Also offers an iPad app

CK-12 Foundation
Free online textbooks (already created)
Classroom Management
Smart Sync
- Allows teachers to see what is on each student's laptop
- Part of the SMART Classroom suite

DYKnow
Classroom management and interactive software suites
Presentations
Prezi
Makes presentations "zoom"--like PowerPoint, but better

Glogster
create online posters

VoiceThread
Now available as an iPad app
Screenshots, Audio Recording
Crocodoc
Embed word or .pdf documents into your app

Awesome Screenshot
"Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share."
Requires a Chrome add-on if using FireFox

SKITCH for Mac
"Annotate, edit and share your screenshots and images… fast."
- made by Evernote
- Also available as an app.

Screencast-o-matic
- One-click screen capture and sharing
- Not yet available for iPad, but may be coming

Vocaroo
very simple online recording; recordings can be shared on googledocs.

Jing
- Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen
- Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video

Voki
Create speaking avatars

yodio
Use your phone to narrate pictures, etc. online
Animation
GoAnimate
Make your own animated videos

Voki
Create speaking avatars
Tutorials
TeacherTechVids.com
Simple tutorial videos for teachers introducing basic tech tools

YouTube
Just search for anything you want to learn how to do!
Miscellaneous Cool Stuff
Many Eyes
Data visualisation tools from IBM. Site allows users to upload data and then produce graphic representations for others to view and comment upon.

Wordle
"Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text."

Well-organized list of tools from Cool Tools for Schools
National Educational Technology Standards by ISTE