Category Archives: Productivity

Board 800

Board800 allows users to collaborate via online whiteboards. This is currently a free service that allows the user to generate a code to begin a whiteboard session. The code can be shared with the participants whether they be in the room or across the continent. (middle, high)

Use the site to create shapes, draw freeform, and insert text or pictures. You can even work with multiple boards at once.

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Slideshare

 

(no-filtering, at least 13,  middle, high)

Slideshare is a fantastic website that allows the user to upload and share PowerPoint & Keynote presentations and documents. Users can include speaker’s notes, live hyperlinks, and even relevant YouTube videos to play within the presentation. Slideshare automatically will create a presentation transcript for each upload.

Users can also set privileges for downloading presentations and even schedule live zipcasts. There is great potential for this tool for teachers to use to house class materials, presentations, webinars, etc…).

See example for how Slideshare can be used in the classroom:
Slideshare rules.


Thumbscribes

 (no-filtering, teacher-use-only,  middle, high, 
parent-permission-required-under-13, )

ThumbScribes is a platform for creating collaborative writing pieces.

Co+Create haiku, poems, short stories, flash fiction, novellas,  and songs, real time or asynchronously with your computer, tablet, cell phone or even IM.


StoryJumper

(13, filtering, elementary, middle, parent-permission-required-under-13)

StoryJumper  is a site which allows the user to create and publish storybooks. The user can decide if the book is available to the public or private. Teachers are able to create classroom accounts.

Take a look at The Legend of Momoraro example book.


Nota

Nota Logo

(13, no-filtering, elementary, middle, high,
parent-permission-required-under-13)

Mash your ideas and media together with friends in a dynamic whiteboard wiki. Using photos, videos, and other web content you can instantly create brainstorms, presentations, scrapbooks, and enjoy an interactive chat with more than 50 friends.

Using Nota

It’s your whiteboard.

Nota is an online place where you can create documents, and instantly add to them almost anything you like. You can drop in pictures from Flickr. Videos from YouTube. Text, drawing, you name it. It’s all in Nota. If you can imagine it, you can do it – in seconds.

Here are some examples made by Nota users.

Study notebook

Nota is a perfect tool for learn new topic: with Nota, you can insert photos or videos related to the topic easily from the web, and then you can edit your own notebook on the web. For more about educational use cases, visit our educational usecase page.

Recipe book

You can make your own recipe book with photos and drawings, or even with cooking video. With Nota, it’s easy to place photos anywhere you like, and decorate them as you like.

Message board

Let’s make a surprizing card for your friend who is moving out. You can co-edit Nota site with your classmates together in real time. After gathering messages, let’s send it to your friend.

Scrapbook/Photo Album

Let’s keep your trip in memories with Nota. Nota helps you to create your own trip diary in no time. You can paste your own photos and videos in your PC or in your web album (such as Picasa, Facebook, Flickr), or paste free-licensed photos and videos very easily. Then you can write or decolate as you like.

Drawing

How about to enjoy free graffiti on the web? With Nota, you can enjoy drawing with your friend simultaneously, even if the friend lives far away from you.


Live Minutes

 

(no filtering, secondary level)

With LiveMinutes, just share a meeting link with your peer, upload your docs, discuss and annotate them in real-time (in-browser audio or Skype), and capture the meeting’s interaction in beautiful reports!

This works great for discussing a presentation, a PhotoShop design, or an Excel budget. The meeting might start with a discussion on a document, but often participants need to draw a schema or fetch content on the Web. LiveMinutes integrates all these tools in one.

At the end of the meeting, LiveMinutes generates a beautiful report capturing the meeting’s interaction. Teams can keep track of meetings and decisions made, and pass the information to others.


Aviary Education

(no-filtering, elementary, middle, high,  
parent-permission-required-under-18)

Aviary Education provides easy to use photo editing tools that can edit photos, overlay images on top of existing pictures, and apply special effects to photos. With the use of this education side of Aviary, teachers can create class and student accounts to allow for privacy and manage assignments and projects. In addition to the image editor, vector editor, audio editor and music creator are available.