Online Web Applications
Cloud storage is a service that is either free or for a fee. It allows you to save your files "in the cloud" (a computer owned by the service company). The advantages of saving your files in cloud storage is that you can access them anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Read this article by Network World for details on a variety of free cloud storage plans, and find one that works for you. The highlighted app for this category is Dropbox. Tutorials are listed below.
- What is DropBox?
- Dropbox FAQs and Support
- How to Create a Dropbox Account
With so many devices at our fingertips, more and more people are keeping track of notes (for work or even day-to-day reminders) using a variety of note taking applications. This article briefly describes a few of the top note taking apps. My recommendation would be to find an application that works for your style and needs for keeping track of your notes as well as an app that is cross platform (works on Mac, Windows, and Android devices). The highlighted app for this category is Evernote. Tutorials are listed below.
- How Students Use Evernote
- Taming the Elephant: Awesome Evernote Tips and Tricks
An awesome tool to create your own class, club, or school website is Weebly. This tool offers a great deal of flexibility and has many interactive features. AND it is very easy to get a professional looking site as well. Whether for personal use, work, or for a class project, the free version of Weebly should fill the bill. There is a paid Pro version as well that contains even more web tools.
- Welcome to Weebly Video
- Weebly for Education
- Beginners Guide to Weebly
- Campus Edition of Weebly
Share Links & Web Resources
There are many great ways to share your links and web resources. A fairly new site that has a very colorful and unique layout is called Symbaloo. Symbaloo uses a set of colorful tiles to showcase the links. The best way to explain it is to actually look at a teacher Symbaloo page, such as this one for K-1 Phonics. If you find this interesting, here is a tutorial on How to use Symbaloo. Other web sharing sites are listed below.
- Live Binders
Online Collaboration Tools
This category has SO many great tools with a variety of uses and purposes, that I will just list a few of the many great collaborative tools for education. Browse each and see what works for you.
- Skype in Education
- Glogster for Education
Online Presentation Tools