Web Tools : Free

Video Hosting

 

ScreenCast

 

There are lots of hosting services, but finding one where it doesn't either link to the hosting site (like youtube.com where there can be inappropriate content) or include adverts, can be difficult.

 

We now use ScreenCast, as it offers a good free service, that can be upgraded to give more bandwidth and storage fairly inexpensively. It also has a desktop application that enables large files to be uploaded.

 

http://www.screencast.com/

 

 

 

Vimeo

 

No adverts, but will link back to hosting channel. Only content that you have been involved in the creation of, can be uploaded.

 

http://vimeo.com

 

 

 

 

Video Conferencing

 

Beyond iChat - Xmeeting for OSX

http://xmeeting.sourceforge.net/pages/about.php

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Online Storage Space

 

box.net

Free Online #094489">StorageAccess important files from any computerShare photos, and files too big for emailSynchronize and backup foldersSub-accounts and RSS feeds for groups1GB for free.

http://www.box.net/info

 

 

Online Photo Galleries

 

http://www.bubbleshare.com/

 

http://www.flickr.com

 

 

Splashr

Is a tool for presenting Flickr photos:

http://splashr.com/

 

Surveys

 

Free Online Surveys

The basic free service may be limited, so check out number of questions and number of responses allowed, but it can still be a very useful way of getting feedback. Watchout for adverts being added to your survey.

 

http://www.advancedsurvey.com/accounts.asp

 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/Pricing.asp

 

http://freeonlinesurveys.com/

 

http://www.my3q.com/

 

https://signup.zoomerang.com/registration/free.aspx

 

 

Free Forums

 

http://www.freeforums.org/

http://motigo.com/about/forums

 

 

Collaborative Working Tools 

Wiki - a collaborative web site or work space

 

A number of the previously free educational wikis have now introduced either charges or adverts :

PBWorks

Still offers free wikis, but there are limits to size and use.

http://pbworks.com/ 

 

Other Tools

SubEthaEdit?

"Looking for a text editor that is designed by people actually caring about Human Interface Guidelines? A nice way to edit your HTML files? Or a way to work together on code, texts or notes? Be sure to check out SubEthaEdit. While originally designed for coding together, its collaboration features have also proven to be quite useful for teaching, note-taking (e.g. at conferences) and co-writing text. Imagine meetings with collaborative minute taking or writing your TV/film script or book together with your co-authors."

http://www.subethaedit.net/

 

iStorm

"The world's most innovative collaboration tool, that lets users work, talk, and think together. With iStorm, a user can open up a document, and immediately start brainstorming it with other collaborators over a network. "

http://www.mathgamehouse.com/istorm/index.html

 

iChalk

"Like iStorm, iChalk incorporates useful features such as a simple chatting system, and innovative tracing feature. iChalk also allows users to export the chalkboard images as JPEG file and even into a Quicktime movie file."

http://www.mathgamehouse.com/ichalk/

 

File2.ws

File2.ws is a free website that converts any of your own files into a public online web page. Every converted file to a web page has a unique web address so you can share it with friends, or other people on the internet. This allows information to be shared quickly and efficiently to a large audience.

http://file2.ws/

 

PhotoPeach

Create delicious slideshows and share them with hungry viewers.

http://photopeach.com/

 

Wallwisher

What is wallwisher?
Wallwisher is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily.
 
What is a wall?
A wall is basically the 'web page' where people actually post messages.
 
What can I do with Wallwisher?
You can make Pizza by frying 20 grams of Wallwisher in Evian mineral water. Other than that, you can use wallwisher for:
Personal note taking
To-do lists
Party Invitations
Feedback Collection
Wishing people on occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries
Anything that might need input from a lot of people.
 
www.wallwisher.com

 

ProProfs Polls

A poll maker for your blog, classroom or friends..

http://www.proprofs.com/polls/

 

Screentoaster

Capture videos of onscreen action in one click.?Record screencasts, tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more. Share and stream videos online in Flash.?Embed them on blogs and webpages or send them by email.

http://www.screentoaster.com/

 

Blerp

Allows you and your class to add annotations to any website.... and see what others have written.

http://www.blerp.com/

 

MapTrot

A map creating and sharing tool.

http://maptrot.com/

 

Babelwith.me 

"Communicate with anyone, anywhere in up to 45 languages. BabelWith.me is a simple, free group chat that automatically translates your conversation as you type."

http://www.babelwith.me/

 

NotePub

"Use NotePub, instead of paper, to save, share, and search your notes.

Quickly take notes including images, files, links, and tags. Search your online notepad using tags and keywords. Make your notes public, private, or share with a group. Encrypt private data. Control who gets to see what..."

http://notepub.com/

 

Posterous

"Posterous lets you post things online fast using email. You email us at post [at] posterous [dot] com and we reply instantly with your new posterous blog. If you can use email, you can have your own website to share thoughts and media with friends, family and the world."

http://posterous.com
 

Diijo

 
 

SlideShare

 

fur.ly

Shorten multiple urls into one...

http://fur.ly/

 

Tiny Url

Reduce the size of your URL to make it easier to remember:

http://tinyurl.com/

 

Statistics

http://www.google.com/analytics/ 

 

YackPack

add live chat to your web page or wiki

http://www.yackpack.com/walkietalkie/

 

CGI & PERL Scripting

http://my.execpc.com/~keithp//bdlogcgi.htm

 

Web Counters

http://www.webstats4u.com/service/apply?id=3848109

 

 

Content Management Systems

 

 

Drupal

 

 

 

 

Joomla

 

 

 

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