A comprehensive list of web 2.0 tools with descriptions:

WEBSITE NAME
WEBSITE DESCRIPTION
Audacity
Free, open-source software for recording and editing sounds.
BeFunky
BeFunky lets you apply photo effects, enhance and edit your photos online. Cartoon, sketch, painting, pop art and more.
Blabberize
Just check it out. Totally fun.
Bitstrips Comics
Turn you and your friends into comics. Create and share your own comic strips.
Bubbl.us
Create mind maps online.
Capzles
Capzles helps anyone create beautiful, interactive, rich-media timelines online using videos, photos, text, music, audio and most documents. Talk about wow!
Class Chatter
Safe, effective, and free blogging and web tools for teachers at all levels of education.
Creative Commons
Share, Remix, Reuse- Legally!
Dabble Board
Dabbleboard is an online collaboration application that’s centered around the whiteboard. With a new type of drawing interface that's actually easy and fun to use, Dabbleboard gets out of your way and just lets you draw. Finally the whiteboard enters the digital age!
Doodle
Doodle helps scheduling meetings or appointments. It’s simple, quick and free. Set up a poll and send out the link.
EduBlogs
Share news, materials, downloads, links & more. Facilitate online discussions and collaboration. Create a class publication that students can easily publish to and you can easily edit. Integrate videos, podcasts, etc. Create blogs for clubs, student groups, sports teams, etc. (May be restricted)
Evernote
Always switching from one computer to another to your cell phone? Evernote allows you to save all your notes and files online that you can access from any computer or your phone! There’s an app for it!
FreeFoto.com
Exactly what it says. It is the largest collection of free photographs for non-commercial use on the web.
iNetEditor
Create any document using point-level formatting, indents, margins, backgrounds, borders, choice of bullets, numbering, spell check, pictures, and more. Share folders, documents, and pictures. View highlighted changes others made. Revert document with one click. Your document is never overwritten.
Glogster
Poster yourself! Make interactive posters easily and share it with friends. Add images, text, music and video! So fun for students!
Go! Animate
Make your own cartoons and animations easily! Very professional looking!


Letter Generator
An interactive tool that invites students to learn the parts of a business letter or friendly letter and then compose and print your own.
LetterPop
Create eye-popping newsletters, actionable presentations, irresistible invitations, beautiful product features, etc. Print 10 free!
MagMyPic
Create fake magazine covers with your own photo for free!!! Create personalized, artfully framed magazine or comic covers. You can even post them to your website!
MixBook
Easily create photo books, scrapbooks, cards and calendars in minutes with the simple online software. Great for classroom projects!
Neok12
Kids science, math, social studies, history, geography and other educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K-12 grades that make learning fun!
Photo Bucket
Photobucket offers image hosting, free photo sharing and video sharing. Upload your photos, host your videos, and share them with friends and family.
Piclits
PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
Poem Hunter
Poems from different poets all around the world. Thousands of poems and poets. Search for poems and poets using the Poetry Search Engine.
Polleverywhere
Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on gorgeous charts in PowerPoint, Keynote, etc. (Free version allows up to 30 responses per poll.)
Postcard Generator
An interactive tool that invites students to learn the parts of a postcard and then compose and print your own.
Prezi
Create astonishing presentations and live on the web.
Primary Pad
It’s a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time! SO GREAT!
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
School Tube
A website dedicated to student videos and media sharing for entertainment and classroom use. Students can share their projects on the web for free! Search by school!!! WONDERFUL!!!!!!
ScrapBlog
Digital scrapbooks. Amazing.
Scriblink
A free online whiteboard that allows users to collaborate in real-time. No registration required. Built-in chat, image uploading, file sharing and more.
Selfcast
If you want a site to show you how revolutionary Web 2.0 can be, then look at this one. This site allows anyone to start their own TV station with a click of a button & web cam. Your channel also includes a blog, chat room and information panel. You can create a school TV channel from this site to broadcast to the world...live!
Slideshare
Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF files.
Smories
A place to publish original stories for kids, read by kids
Stixy
Stixy makes it fun and easy for you to collaborate online! Create tasks, files, photos, notes, and bookmarks on your Stixyboard! Great for quick classroom discussions!
Story Bird
Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. Set up a class for free!!!!
Story Jumper
Publish your own children's books! You can even use your own art to illustrate your story! Show the world what you can do! You can even buy your published book!
StudentPublishing
Make paperback storybooks and professionally typed, hardback classbooks. Make free books from every student's story. Make a free book for the classroom where every student is an author and illustrator of a page in a classbook.
Tagul
Create gorgeous tag clouds! It's a word cloud that allows you to embed links, etc! Check it out!
Teacher Tube
YouTube, but for teachers and students.
Voice Thread
Group conversations around images, documents, and videos. This website transforms media into collaborative spaces!
Voki
Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, website or email. Introduce your lessons with your avatar!
Wallwisher
An online notice-board maker. Discussing a new idea? Taking notes? Giving feedback? Voicing opinion? Wishing a happy birthday? The things you can do with this are endless.
Wetpaint
Add free education wikis. Easy to create.
Wikispaces
The easiest way to collaborate on projects!!!!
Word Central
Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games. Includes homework help and lesson plans for teachers.
Word Press
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. There is even an app for it to allow you to update from your phone!
Wordle
Wordle is a toy for generating word clouds from text you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently. So many great ways to use this!
Writely
GOBBLED BY GOOGLE! Now refer to Google Docs.
Zamzar
Free line file conversion, covering a wide range of different image, document, music, video and compression formats. No need to sign up! Quick and easy!


Additional Writing Tools that have yet to be added in alphabetical order!


**Bookr**
Create books with turning pages. Direct link to flickr for images.
**FlipSnack**
Online flipping book software that allows you to convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications. Embed a book, magazine, catalog, newspaper, portfolio or any other kind of document into a website or blog.
**Tikatok**
Create a book. Upload images. Comment of the book. View online, embed, send via email or purchase hard copy
**ClassTools**
Create books with turning pages. Embed into any webpage.
**ArtisanCam**
Picture book maker. Make your own children's book
**PeKay**
Using very simple operations on the screen, tell your story through PeKay the pigletand friends. Print it out and you have a one-of-a-kind original picture storybook.
**Bookrix**
Connecting writers to readers. Upload and share your writing, read, review and critique
**Yudu**
Self-publish your own digital magazines, eBooks, digital brochures. Simply upload your PDFs to create search engine friendly page-turning publications that can be emailed or added to your website. Create your own personalized library to store and share your content.
**Penzu**
Free online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy. You can keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself and share only if you want to!
**Zooburst**
Create customized 3D pop-up books. Books can be inspected from any angle from with a 3D space by rotating. Items can be made "clickable," allowing you to learn more about individual characters within a story. If you have a webcam installed on your computer simply click on the 'Augmented Reality' button at the top of the screen and watch as the book appears in the palm of your hand!
**My Storymaker**
Control characters and objects, creates sentences for you. Once you are done with your story, you can print it out. If you share it with others, you can print it out again by entering the magic number it gives you in the box on the right. Save the .pdf file that prints to your own computer.
**PrimaryAccess**
A suite of free online tools that allows students and teachers to use primary source documents to complete meaningful and compelling learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, rebus stories and other online tools.


**Toondoo**
Create cartoon strips and cartoon books. Use your own photos or site graphics. Embed into any webpage.
**Comiqs**
Create cartoon pages, choose layout and design. Use your own photos or sitegraphics.
**Pixton**
Create your own comics without having to draw. Share and remix with your friends. Embed into any webpage.
**Make Beliefs Comix**
Use simple tools to create comic strips
**Pikistrips**
Create your own comic strip. Choose your layout, upload your photos, add your speechbubbles and effects. Share with friends.
**Funny Times**
Build your own cartoon.
**Toonlet**
Make your own cartoon strip or comic.
**Chogger**
Create your own cartoon strip or comic. Use your own drawings from scratch orupload your own photos or drawings.
**Super Action Comic Maker**
Create a story using super action comic heroes. Make a futuristic sculpture and watch it react.


**MixedInk**
Find a topic you care about and jump in,or create a new one and invite others to join. Contribute your ideas, mix & match others' ideas, or simply rate as you read. Create a single text that's more powerful because of the many contributors behind it.
**DigitalIs**
A collection of ideas, reflections, and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world. Read, discuss, and share ideas about teaching writing today.
**Zhura**
Online script writer
**Storymash**
A creative writing community for authors, amateur writers, readers and anyone interested in collaborative fiction and collaborative creative writing.
**Novlet**
A web application designed to support collaborative writing of non-linear stories in any language. With Novlet you will be able to read stories written by other users, create your own ones, and choose the plot you like most from several alternatives.
**Springnote**
An online notebook. Create pages, work on them with friends, and to share files. A great tool for group projects as it allows group members to easily collaborate. Advanced search, numerous templates, and 2GB of free file storage. Access it from anywhere anytime.
**Fivesprockets**
Screen writing software - import scripts from other screenwriting programs. Scheduling, casting, crewing storyboarding and more!
**Writeboard**
Write, share, revise, compare. Sharable, web-based text documents that allows you to saveevery edit, roll back to any version. Write solo or collaborate with others.
**WriteWith**
We make writing online work for groups. In just a few seconds, get your own account where you can upload documents, share with other people, chat, assign tasks, and track everybody's actions with a comprehensive history.
**Collab-O-Write**
Enter your own story, add to an existing story, illustrate a story, write a story from an illustration or just get some writing tips.
**Adobe Buzzword**
Write and collaborate on documents anywhere, anytimeOnline word processor, perfect for writing reports, proposals, and anything else you need to access online or work on with others. It looks and behaves like your normal desktop word processor, but it operates inside a web browser, so there's no installation required.
**Webnote**
A tool for taking notes on your computer.Create a workspace and create notes in the workspace. You can save your workspace at any time and return to them from the same computer or any other computer. You can also share your notes with others by providing the workspace name (or url) to a friend. Great for collaborative ideas and brainstorming as many people can work on the same page at the same time, just by using different notes.
**Linoit**
Simple and easy web sticky note. Use lino anytime, anywhere. Post stickies not only from your PC, but also from outside via Email. Paste it, see it, and peel it off anywhere.
**Webnotes**
With WebNotes you can highlight text and stick notes to web pages. All highlights and notes are stored in folders within your WebNotes account. Pages you annotate can be shared through email or online links.
**NotePub**
Online notepad
**Jotform**
JotForm is a completely web based form builder. It has an intuitive drag&drop and instant edit form editor. You can create web forms, collect submissions and payments from your web site visitors.
**Xpad**
The ultimate notepad, TextEdit and Stickies replacement for Apple's OS X. You can create as many documents as you like, all of which are managed in one window. Attached to that window is a drawer containing a list of all the documents you've created. Any document can be selected and loaded instantly, at any time, allowing you to easily create and manage hundreds of documents without cluttering your desktop.
**Writing Fun**
Using text organisers to assist students with the writing process.
**aMap**
Create an 'argument map'. Argue by mapping out complex debates in a simple visual format. Embed your argument maps into any other website.
**Webook**
Write, review, vote, get published. Write alone or collaboratively. Give and receive feedback.
**Phrasr**
Write a phrase, Phrasr will find images to go with each word. You can change these to suit.
**Paperrater**
Grammar check, plagiarism dectection, free online proofreading
**Tagul**
A web service that enables you to create gorgeous tag clouds. The words can be interactive - rollover effects, link to google search. Can use text or url link to make the tags. 20 clouds per user allowed.
**Tagxedo**
Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
**WordMosiac**
Write a comment or poem in the shape of hearts or other symbols.
**WordItOut**
Word cloud generator that gives you control with many custom settings. Free to use and no sign up required. Create from sentences, whole documents, web addresses or tables. Display or remove words and tweak their importance with ease. Choose your own colours, fonts and sizes. Easily embed them on your own website (as big or small as you want)


**Tip of my Tongue**
Find that word that you've been thinking about all day. Search under part word, letters or meanings.
**Grammar Grater**
A weekly podcast about English words, grammar and usage for the Information Age.
**GrammarBook**
Free grammar tools such as rules, commonly confused words and grammar and punctuation videos.
**Grammar Girl**
Search for grammar rules and offers tips for better writing. Also, available via podcasts.
**Lexipedia**
Type in your word - parts of speech appear in different colours, with meanings attached.
**Memidex**
Free online dictionary/thesaurus with extensive cross-referencing, complete inflections, simple interface, and frequent updates.
**WordAhead**
Vocabulary videos for word meanings and use in sentences. Can upload own.
**SavetheWords**
Interactive site of challenging and unusual words to 'adopt'. Meanings and usage given.
**Confusing Words**
A collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.
**The Free Dictionary**
The world's most comprehensive dictionary: many languages, medical and legal dictionaries. Thesaurus, acronyms, abbreviations, idioms, encyclopedia, literature reference and a Search Engine all in one!
**BigHugeLabs**
Synonyms, antonyms, and rhymes. Also blog post ideas and story plot/logline resources for writers.
**Spelling Cow**
Can spell check as you type on any web page. Just add one line and your website will have a spell checker. You may also run SpellingCow on any website you visit via the use of a favelet.
**Orangoo**
Free Online Spell Checker. Spell Check your text or website. Fast and Accurate Results. No Software Required.
**WordStash**
Create your own digital flashcards and learn whatever you want in a fun and easy way. Half flashcard, half dictionary.
**VisuWords**
Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.
**Plagium**
Track plagiarism by pasting your original text and checking.
**Dupli Checker**
Track plagiarism by pasting your original text and checking.


**Citebite**
Paste a chunk of text and the URL of the page containing the text and in return get a link that opens directly to your selection and highlights it.
**Zotero**
Free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage and cite your research sources.
**CitationMaker**
Create records for books, web sites, interviews, images, music and sound effects, videos and animation, and more. Records can be formatted in either APA or MLA format.
**Bibliobouts**
Play the BiblioBouts online game to learn the process of finding high quality information while you complete your assignments.
**EasyBib**
Free automatic bibliography and citation maker. Search for your source, build your bibliography, print or export it.
**OttoBib**
Make a bibliography by entering ISB numbers.