Ed.VoiceThread: It's a web-based communications network for K-12 students
and educators. Simple, powerful and safe, Ed.VoiceThread is a place for creating and collaborating
on digital stories and documentaries, practicing and documenting language skills, exploring
geography and culture, solving math problems, or simply finding and honing student voices.
Splashcast: A media syndication service that enables
anyone to create streaming media channels (combining audio, video, photos, text,
and RSS feeds) and broadcast them live on any web page or blog.
Quizzing and Survey Tools
Web Services Toolbox: The Toolbox is a free suite of online tools designed
to help University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students accomplish their web and communication
responsibilities quickly and easily. NetID required for login. Includes Surveys, Calendars, Forms,
eNewsletters, and more. Campus supported and workshops are available.
Doodle Poll: This is an open source tool to help with scheduling meetings,
taking polls etc. Links to the poll can be forwarded to individuals and results displayed.
Free, no registration required.
Hot Potatoes: The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to
create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering
and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Available free of charge for those working for
publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the
Quia: An easy, centralized classroom management system including a master
student list, archive of student results, and the tools to conduct schoolwide proficiency testing.
http://www.quia.com/web/. Free trial.
Respondus: Included with Web CT. It is a powerful tool for creating and
managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard, WebCT, eCollege,
ANGEL and other eLearning systems.More info at:
Study Mate (Respondus): Can create ten Flash-based activities and games using four
simple templates. The Flash activities can be used with any web server or published directly to a
Blackboard, WebCT, or ANGEL course. StudyMate Author will import items from MS Word files and
publisher test banks, making it easy to create interesting, interactive activities from existing
content. Best of all, you don't have to know Flash programming or HTML to use StudyMate Author.
Free download available for UIUC faculty from the Cites Webstore[
http://webstore.illinois.edu/] More info about Study
Survey Monkey: Free limited version. Select from over a dozen
questions (multiple choice, rating scales, drop-down menus, and more...). Options
allow you to require answers to any question, control the flow with custom skip logic, and even
randomize answer choices to eliminate bias.
Yugma: Free Desktop sharing and collaboration. Can give online presentations, host
webinars, streamline workflow, provide remote support
Zoho Meetings: Free (while in Beta), an online application with which you can share,
collaborate, troubleshoot, demonstrate, and do much more. ZohoMeeting allows you to share
your desktop and also to control it from a remote location. http://meeting.zoho.com/login.do?serviceurl=%2Fhome.do