Use Animoto to create digital stories from photographs and images. This site requires a username and password, but has limited free use (30 second videos).
Makes a short video of an image talking through a voice recording and easy manipulation to create a mouth on an image. Blabberize allows you to create speaking characters using historical or current images. Check out the Blabberize Page. You could have Newton explain gravity, Einstein explain an experiment or a koala explain it's habitat and behaviour.
Make your own flashcards and games using words and definitions or questions and answers. You need an email address to log in.
Blackboard Collaborate
Blackboard Collaborate is free for Victorian DEECD teachers and allows particpants to use an interactive whiteboard, text chat, emoticons, polling, web tours and application sharing. You can link with experts in the field, scientists in their laboratories or teachers and students at other schools.
Free, online mindmapping tool. Ask students to create a mindmap that demonstrates their understanding of a topic, for example, Simple Machines, Forces, Nutrition, Body Systems. Check out some examples here: Page
Comic Life
Create cartoons and storyboards using comic life, using photos and speech bubbles. Check out some examples at the Comic Life Page. This tool is the only paid software that I have included in the list. It requires a payment and then download.
Diigo allows you to save and tag useful links online, which can be accessed from any computer. My Diigo links are all about science, maths, technology and the environment. You can search by tags to find popular resources.
This online site allows you to quickly and easily create great looking graphs. Create A Graph Page here.
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A site that allows you or your students to collect digital content, including webpages, videos, infographics and other images on a single web page.
This database of Flashcards can assist your students to remember terms and definitions. My Flashcards Page here.
Online photo sharing site where you can access creative commons images for use on blogs, wikis and slideshows. My Flickr Page here.
Search for multiple images around a theme and save as a set, including creative commons images. So you can find a dozen different examples of bridges or towers from around the world or a set of images of flowers or birds.
Google Docs
Create forms and surveys, share templates and tables. You can see an example of a Google Form on the Evaluation page. Other examples are the Student Perceptions Survey and the Maths Survey. Google Docs is also very useful for sharing worksheets and tables to record data. Tom Barrett has created some amazing resources by crowd sourcing the "Interesting Ways" series of presentations.
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Similar to Wallwisher, this tool allows you to create a digital 'pinboard' and add 'sticky notes'.
Mindmeister is free web-based collaborative mind mapping software for brainstorming and project management. It requires sign-up and is a little more complex that

A site where you can create a virtual notice board, share the link and have everyone post their feedback. Great for exit slips ("What did you learn in today's lesson? What questions do you have about what you learnt today? What do you want to do next?").
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This is a very simple tool that allows teachers and students to create flashcards and quizzes using a database of terms and definitions.
Quiz Revolution
formerly MyStudiyo
Create multiple choice quizzes with images. My Quiz Revolution Page is here.

Record mp3
Click a button and start recording to get an mp3 file that you can save and share with anyone.
Upload and share PowerPoint presentations to be embedded on blogs and wikis. Students can record the steps in an experiment, create a project about an endangered species or demonstrate their understanding of a science concept. My Slideshare Page is here.
Connect with experts in the field and classrooms across the globe.
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Speakpipe is a tool that allows you to add a tab (button) to blogs, wikis and other websites so that users can leave a voice message or ask questions. You register and have a page where students can use their microphones to create a voice message, and the owner gets am email message that they have a voice message waiting for them.
Create beautiful, coloured and shaped word clouds to summarize a topic or to find out what students already know. See some examples at the Tagxedo Page.
Use a picture to add interactive links, such as websites, maps, descriptive information or wikipedia entries for example.
Use Twitter to establish and develop your personal learning network.
A great way to organise your twitter feeds so you can follow several columns at a time. Try #scichat and #mathchat for links to great resources.
Voicethread allows users to add text and voice to images and videos. For example, ask students to describe an experiment (Separating Mixtures) ; Draw a water cycle/carbon cycle poster and explain the concepts; Annotate a diagram (Digestive system, Circulatory system, Microscope, Flower parts); Explain how scientific equipment is used or how machines work (Distillation, Van de Graaf generator, torch, energy conversions.). My Voicethread Page is here and I have embedded some examples in the Voicethread Page on this wiki.
Create speaking, animated characters with your own voice or a text to talk tool. Ask students to write a script about a scientist announcing a discovery, describing an experiment or explaining their results. You can also give students your instructions using a Voki embedded in a wiki or blog.
is now called Padlet
Wallwisher allows users to post notes on a board - find out what students have learnt, what they want to know or what they want help with. Try this one at Wallwisher. Let me know what you expect to gain from this presentation and how I can help you.
Wikispaces for Educators
Wikispaces allows you to easily create websites with multiple pages. This is an example of a wikispaces site. This pdf file "Wikispaces for Teachers" helps you get started with a wiki. I have used wikis for collaboration between students in my own class and students at different schools. The "Online Science Fair" and "International Energy Challenge" are two examples.
Wordle is another site to create word clouds. Check out some examples at the Wordle Page.
YouTube gets some bad press, but it is a great way to engage students. You can upload videos and use them as a 'hook' to get students interested in a specific topic. For example; car crashes for inertia and forces, explosions for chemical reactions and your own webcasts. Check out my YouTube Page.