Tour of Tools

A “short-list” of digital tools that we will be using in the management of this course

G-Mail:  Google’s free email service

Blogger:  Google’s free blogging site
  (or one could try Wordpress:
   or Edublogs:

Delicious: Social Bookmarking

Diigo: Social Bookmarking Plus!

GoogleDocs: Free collaborative office documents

Bloglines: RSS Aggregator

WikiSpaces: Free wiki collaboration

.Mac trial: Free 60-day .Mac trial will assign you an active iChat address forever

Skype: Sign up for a free account and then download and install the client software.

Twitter: MicroBlogging; networking tool

Facebook: Social networking site

YouTube: Video gallery

TeacherTube: Youtube safe for education

iTunes: Podcast Aggregator

iTunesU: download and install iTunes software for free at Then go to the iTunes Music Store and click on iTunesU.

Flickr: Online photo sharing gallery

UStream: Live, interactive broadcasting.

Slideshare: embed slideshows on your website or blog store and embed files online

Second Life: virtual, online, 3D world


More to follow…