The Web 2.0 tools on this page have been used during Summer Institute 2012.



Animoto: Turn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free, and shockingly easy!

Bubbl.us: Brainstorm online with bubbl.us. Easily create colorful mindmaps to print or share with others. Almost no learning curve.

Delicious: Delicious helps you find information that is interesting to you and collect it for easy sharing. Dig into stacks created by the community, and then build your own!

GoAnimate!: Use GoAnimate! to create videos for free. Create an animated lesson for your class. Make a training video for your staff. GoAnimate is one of the fastest, easiest way to make a video!

Linoit: Lino is a free sticky and canvas service that requires nothing but a web browser.

Livebinders: Use Livebinders to create your three-ring binder for the web. Collect your resources, organize them neatly and easily, and make an impression.

Penzu: Penzu is your own personal journal and online diary.

Poll Everywhere: Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's an easy way to gather live responses in any venue.

Popplet: An iPad-friendly alternative to Bubbl.us. Popplet is a place for your ideas.

Stixy: Stixy makes it fun and incredibly easy for you to collaborate online with your friends, family, colleagues, or peers.

Tagul: Tagul is a web service that enables you to create gorgeous tag clouds.

Tricider: Collect ideas and then vote on your favorite. Tricider makes it easy to share ideas as well as pros and cons that accompany each.

TinyURL: Making over a billion long URLs usable!

TitanPad: TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously.

Today's Meet: Today's Meet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime.

Twitter: The Twitter hashtag for Summer Institute 12 is #ncdpisi12

Vimeo: Vimeo is video + you. Vimeo puts your videos first and gives you the best ways to share, discover, and be inspired.

Vocaroo: Vocaroo is an online voice recorder.

Voki: Create speaking avatars and use them as a learning tool.

Wallwisher: Wallwisher is an online collaborative notice board maker. It is ideal for making announcements, sharing ideas, and keeping notes.

Wordle: Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

Xtranormal: Xtranormal makes your stories come to life. It's that simple. Create a story. Share a story. Watch a story.



Video Sites


TED Ed: Use engaging videos to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

Teaching Channel: Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.

YouTube for Schools: Sign up for YouTube for Schools to bring the power of video to your classrooms for free. Access thousands of free high quality educational videos on YouTube in a controlled environment.



“The resources provided during the course of the NCDPI Summer Institute 2012 have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during the Summer Institute.”