Web Tools : Free
There are lots of hosting services, but finding one where it doesn't either link to the hosting site (like youtube.com where there can be inappropriate content) or include adverts, can be difficult.
We now use ScreenCast, as it offers a good free service, that can be upgraded to give more bandwidth and storage fairly inexpensively. It also has a desktop application that enables large files to be uploaded.
No adverts, but will link back to hosting channel. Only content that you have been involved in the creation of, can be uploaded.
Beyond iChat - Xmeeting for OSX
Online Storage Space
Free Online #094489">StorageAccess important files from any computerShare photos, and files too big for emailSynchronize and backup foldersSub-accounts and RSS feeds for groups1GB for free.
Online Photo Galleries
Free Online Surveys
The basic free service may be limited, so check out number of questions and number of responses allowed, but it can still be a very useful way of getting feedback. Watchout for adverts being added to your survey.
Collaborative Working Tools
A number of the previously free educational wikis have now introduced either charges or adverts :
Still offers free wikis, but there are limits to size and use.
"Looking for a text editor that is designed by people actually caring about Human Interface Guidelines? A nice way to edit your HTML files? Or a way to work together on code, texts or notes? Be sure to check out SubEthaEdit. While originally designed for coding together, its collaboration features have also proven to be quite useful for teaching, note-taking (e.g. at conferences) and co-writing text. Imagine meetings with collaborative minute taking or writing your TV/film script or book together with your co-authors."
Create delicious slideshows and share them with hungry viewers.
A poll maker for your blog, classroom or friends..
Capture videos of onscreen action in one click.?Record screencasts, tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more. Share and stream videos online in Flash.?Embed them on blogs and webpages or send them by email.
Allows you and your class to add annotations to any website.... and see what others have written.
A map creating and sharing tool.
"Communicate with anyone, anywhere in up to 45 languages. BabelWith.me is a simple, free group chat that automatically translates your conversation as you type."
"Use NotePub, instead of paper, to save, share, and search your notes.
Quickly take notes including images, files, links, and tags. Search your online notepad using tags and keywords. Make your notes public, private, or share with a group. Encrypt private data. Control who gets to see what..."
"Posterous lets you post things online fast using email. You email us at post [at] posterous [dot] com and we reply instantly with your new posterous blog. If you can use email, you can have your own website to share thoughts and media with friends, family and the world."
Shorten multiple urls into one...
Reduce the size of your URL to make it easier to remember:
add live chat to your web page or wiki
CGI & PERL Scripting
Content Management Systems
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