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A free social bookmarking tool. Allows teacher to create a protected (Walled Garden) community for students to share sites they find. No emails required.’ Students can bookmark, highlight, make notes and share links.’ This tool is great for group projects and research skills.


Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers
Put your files into your Dropbox folder on one computer, and they'll automatically appear on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!). You can even download Dropbox apps for your smartphone or mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry). Everything in your Dropbox is available from the Dropbox website, too.



Upload file online and share with others just by sending the link. Works for bigger file that can't be send via email



is a software application that allows users to make voice calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing.


SlideShare features a vibrant professional and educational community that regularly comments, favorites and downloads content. SlideShare content spreads virally through blogs and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Individuals & organizations upload documents to SlideShare to share ideas, conduct research, connect with others, and generate leads for their businesses. Anyone can view presentations & documents on topics that interest them, download them and reuse or remix for their own work.



Create an online chat room that allows for conversation (perhaps around a provided discussion question) during an event, movie or lecture. Does not provide moderation, anyone with the link can join.



There are a few options for wikis, which are websites editable by anyone who is a member or has access. The two most popular are Wikispaces and PBWorks. Both allow users to share editing privileges on pages, upload files, and add links.’ Great for projects, brainstorming and sharing work.’ The teacher can often control which pages can be edited and by whom.’ PB Works allows teachers to create user accounts without an email address. Wikis can be protected (walled garden) or public.