Web 2.0 tools: multi-platform; free; actually useful; app v cloud; phone v phone; download v cloud.
Great advice for the tools: don’t wedge tools into your life — only use what works for you and your workflow and interests.
- Creaza (lots of tools actually here — built for teachers; web comics maker; web-based movie editor; audio edit; mindomo)
- LovelyCharts – infographics
- Pinterest [Her Pinterest page]
- Qik – FaceTime for Android phones
- Toodledo [great for people who want really detailed lists]
- Pocket (formerly ReadItLater)
- RemembertheMilk – can send lists to people.
- Zamzar – can convert almost anything
- Scribd (ex. Hunger Games trivia — found other people’s lists and used those)
- Textthemob (web-based version of clickers)
- Polleverywhere (web-based version of clickers)
- iTrulyCare (PayPal alternative)
You Know, For Kids!
- Handipoints – paper dolls; chores; arts; worksheets, etc
- Storybird – storytelling tool
- LittleBirdTales – Kids recording their stories
- Smories – Kids recorded reading stories; Started in Britain, so many of the kids have British accents!
- RedKid – webmail for kids; and more!
Audio & Music
- Hark — can get lots of Fair Use multimedia clips here
- Booklamp (Open source version of Novelist; cross between Digital Humanities & Novelist)
- Booktrack – suggests soundtrack to listen to along with your ebook
- Movellas – publish short stories
- Ficly — publish short stories
- Geni — make family trees
- Storify — integrating social media — tell stories
- Small Demons — storehouse of info about fictional characters — pop culture, etc. Cross-referenced. Geographics; products. Finds references everywhere. Site that depends on user community to improve the database of information.
- ShareSomeSugar – why buy when you can borrow (borrowing sugar cups from neighbors); why buy when you can borrow?
- VisualThesaurus – visual displayed search engine
- Eyeplorer – visual displayed search engine
- Wolfram Alpha
Oldies but goodies
- YTTM.tv — YouTube Time Machine — organizes, limits YouTube content by year and other searching.
- Cramberry — premade Flash Cards
Twitter/Social Media Tools
Just for fun and/or totally weird
- ivoodoo app
- Run and pee — best time to get up and use the restroom during a movie
- Places I’ve Pooped
- Knowyourmeme — encyclopedia for memes
- Mindbloom — reminds you to be nice to people
- Bacolicious — puts Bacon on any web page