Web 2.0 Technologies that are free:
Want to send an email that is too big? Try http://www.yousendit.com/
Google Gadgets for Learning: http://code.google.com/apis/visualization/documentation/gadgetgallery.html

Templates to use for projects:
Keynote, Pages, and Numbers templates can be found at http://www.iworkcommunity.com
Microsoft Office templates for the Mac can be found at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/default.aspx

Friend Feed: http://www.friendfeed.com Allows you to build a customised feed of made up of content your friends on other collaborative sites have shared, including news articles, photos, ...

Free Keyboarding site (like pacman game): http://typingtest.com/games then pick Keyman

Online stop watch: http://online-stopwatch.com

Free Live Audience polling tool: http://polleverywhere.com

Web 2.0 apps for students: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_20_backpack_web_apps_for_students.php

Worldle: Wordle
Here’s how to do it:
Go to: http://wordle.net/
Click the Create button at the top of the page.
  • Enter some text. (You can either type it here or paste it in.)
  • Click Go. (This will generate your word cloud.)
  • Use the buttons at the top of the screen to customize the layout and colors:
  • Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to print your cloud and / or save it to the gallery.
Free Discussion Boards or Forums:

Places to Write Online:

Free Wiki Sites:
Social Bookmarking Sites:
Places to Upload Pictures and Blog to them:
Fun Tools to create and then put in other projects:

be changing my one for this week (Lights, Camera, Action...video creation and the like...possible changes next year), but I have one coming up next semester that deals with graphics editing. In the past, can anyone guess what was used? Correct! Photoshop. But why should I use Photoshop? Why shouldn't I use Picnik? Why shouldn't I use online Photoshop? I realize I don't pay for Photo Story, but shouldn't I just use Animoto or Slide and get the embed code automatically? Who uploads video anymore (OK, someone has to populate YouTube)? Everyone ends up embedding anyway, right?
So, my friends, should I make a change and do more online editing and less with downloaded software? Is it more valuable for my students, few who have Photoshop at home or school, only half of which can download Photo Story due to building computer choices, to learn how to edit photos and create movies online?