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Dear friends, here's the place to share and find useful online tools and web applications for ESL teachers.If possible, let's sort them out by category (Video tools, Slide shows, Collaborative writing etc.) because if we keep adding them altogether, it will be difficult to find anything soon.Please include the name of the tool with the link, short description, and it will be great if you also find (or add later) some links to the articles related to this tool or 'how to' videos available on the net + an example of the 'end product' created with this tool.
! Let's not share here just 'any' online tool (because there are hundreds and thousands of them out there), but only those which you have tried and found useful for us as teachers.

Sites where you can find a great amount of educational tools, categorized and accompanied with a short description.
1. Cool Tools For Schools

Video Creation Tools | Collaborative Writing | Bookmarking Tools | E-Portfolios | Slide Shows | Posters

Video Creation Tools

Tool name and URL
Short description
Where you can learn more about this tool
‘End product’ example created with it
Your personal impression, pros and cons of the tool
Google Search Stories Video Creator
Just type in your searches and select the kind of results that best communicate your story. Then, share your story with the world.
Youtube tutorial
Helen's 321 introduction with Google search
I’ve used it for creating my 321 Intro for the EVO workshop. It’s very easy to use, but you can only make 7 entries, so your story will be quite short. (it might require Google and Youtube account - I have both so did no registration)
Animoto
Create stunning videos! Turn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free, and shockingly easy!
Video tutorial
'My Day' with Animoto - 30 sec.
Animoto is very easy to use, it's possible to teach young learners to use it on their own; visual; effective.
The free account on Animoto allows you to create only 30-second videos which is hardly enough for anything. But there is a solution - you can upgrade to a free educator's account. Read how to do it and learn more about Animoto here.

The Five Best Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software


















Collaborative Writing

Tool name and URL
Short description
Where you can learn more about this tool
‘End product’ example created with it
Your personal impression, pros and cons of the tool
Edmodo
a wiki site with unlimited space………



BubbleUs
Brainstorming on-line is simple



Entri
Get feedback on rough drafts / Jot down ideas and share through Twitter



Google Docs
Collaborative writing
Google Docs in plain English


LiveTyping
Collaborative writing



Mixedink
Collaborative writing for groups



Novlet
Collaborative writing of nonlinear stories



Thinkfree
Virtual office / Edit documents in your web browser



Willyou typewithme
Collaborative writing



Writeboard
Sharable web-based documents



Zohowriter
Online word processor - create, connect, collaborate



comics-and-cartoons
On-line creating cartoons



http://wikiwall.ru
On-line board for making a poster



http://www.twiddla.com
On-line board for explanation (free of charge), you can upload documents, images,etc
https://sites.google.com/site/ulejconf/teacher/vahendid/realizacia-mezpredmetnyh-svazej-i-sovmestnaa-rabota-ucitelej-predmetnikov/interaktivnaa-onlajn-doska
http://blognauroke.blogspot.com/2010/01/twiddla-na-obrazovatelnom-bloge.html
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Bookmarking Tools

Tool name and URL
Short description
Where you can learn more about this tool
‘End product’ example created by it
Your personal impression,pros and cons of the tool
Symbaloo
Symbaloo is a free visual bookmarking application that lets you create multiple tabs for organizing all of your web links. It’s like having a custom dashboard of all of the websites you visit most.
What is symbaloo
Youtube introduction
Our wiki page with video tutorials
Helen’s symbaloo Home page webmix
I’ve been using symbaloo for 2 months by now, and I’m simply happy with it! Always wanted to find a good visual way to organize my links and never lose them. Now I start my work on the Internet by opening my Symbaloo page.


























E-Portfolios

Tool name and URL
Short description
Where you can learn more about this tool
‘End product’ example created with it
Your personal impression
About.me
The site allows to quickly build your personal profile page that points users to your content from around the web.





























Slide Shows



Posters

Tool name and URL
Short description
Where you can learn more about this tool
‘End product’ example created with it
Your personal impression
Glogster
Glogster is a tool that allows the user to make an interactive poster online and share it with friends, mix images, text, music and video.
technology4kids
Nature Care
(by Nataly)

Power Point Presentation
With the help of this application you can work on the same PPP from different computers
http://www.microsoft.com/multipoint/mouse-mischief/ru-ru/























To create your own chat is available on http://chatium.com/ru

‍To create own newspaper on-line http://paper.li/


blogging

intermediate+

any

http://flavors.me/


presentations

intermediate+

any

http://prezi.com

interactive presentations