WEB RESEARCH RESOURCES:

A
Academic Earth - repository of inspirational educational videos; Used online; Free
Activote - pupil voting system for use with Promethean boards; Hardware
Alice - programming language to move characters; Downloadable app; Free
A.map - use diagrams to provoke discussion & debate; Used online; Free
Animoto - make a simple slideshow from still images; Used online, Free
Audacity - sound editing software; Dowloadable app; Free

B
Bamzooki - build your own virtual robots & compete against each other; Downloadable app; Free
Beebots - robot for primary students; Hardware
Bell's Museum - directory of ecological games; Used online; Free
Big Picture - news stories depicted by stunning images; Used online; Free
Bit.ly - shorten long web addresses; Used online; Free
Bitstrips - make your own comic; Used online; Free
Blip.tv - host your own video channel; Used online; Free
Blist - create and share lists; Used online; Free
Blockposters - make giant posters of any size from any image; Used online; Free
Blogger - blog writing tool; Used online; Free
Bow Street Runner - interactive game set in georgian london; Used online; Free
Brainpop - collection of high quality animations for a range of subjects; Used online
Brokenpicturetelephone - chinese whispers with text & pictures; Used online; Free
Bubbl.us - tool for brainstorming; Used online; Free
Build your wild self - create an avatar for yourself; Used online; Free
Building a rubric - helping teachers create rubrics quickly; Used online; Free
Busuu - site for language learning; Used online; Free

C
CARET - activities for 'Gifted & Talented' students; Used online; Free
Celtx - media pre-production; Downloadable app; Free
Cities of Science - directory of science-related events happening in London; Free
Classblogmeister - free class-safe blogging tool; Used online; Free
Classtools - create your own educational games; Used online; Free
Clickteaching - directory of primary teaching resources; Free
Comic Life - make your own comic; Downloadable app
Commoncraft - applications explained in simple English; Used online; Free
Concept to Classroom - directory of educational workshops; Free
Content generator - create your own educational games; Used online; Free (premium service available)
Coxhoe Curriculum Site - directory of primary teaching resources; Free
CPS Pupil Response Systems - voting system for students; Hardware
CrazyTalk - make a photo talk or sing; Downloadable app
Create a Graph - create graphs; Used online; Free
Cueprompter - create a teleprompt feed for a presenter to read; Used online; Free
Cyberschoolbus - directory of educational resources provided by United Nations; Free

D
Dabbleboard - share a virtual whiteboard with other people; Used online; Free
Da Font - directory of high quality fonts; Used online; Free
Dancemat Typing - typing tutor; Used online; Free
Delicious - social bookmarking site; Used online; Free
Digiblue - robust digital camera; Hardware
Digizen.org - learn about being safe on the Internet; Used online; Free
Diigo - web highlighter & social bookmarker; Used online; Free
Dimdim - videoconferencing tool; Used online; Free
Discovery Education - directory of scientific resouerces; Free
Docstoc - business & educational document templates; Used online; Free
Doppel Me - create an avatar for yourself; Used online; Free
Drama in Education - directory of resources for teachers of drama; Free
Drop.io - share files online; Used online; Free
Dropbox - store your files online & access anywhere; Downloadable app & Used online; Free (2GB)
DS - handheld gaming device; Hardware

E
Edmodo - a 'Twitter' for schools; Used online; Free
Educational Simulations - directory of simulations suitable for use in education; Free
Educators Reference Desk - directory of resources for educators; Free
E-Jay - music composition & editing software; Downloadable app
Elgg - build your own social community; Used online; Free
Elluminate - videoconferencing tool; Used online
Enigma Project - directory of resources relating to codes & code-breaking; Free
Enquiring Minds - directory of resources to enhance teaching; Free
Erepublic - social & political simulation game; Used online; Free
Espresso - directory of primary teaching resources
Eventbrite - booking system for events; Used online; Free (if event is free)
EventElephant - booking system for events; Used online; Free (if event is free)
Evernote - stop forgetting things - Downloadable app; Free
Exploratorium - resources centred around the human senses; Used online; Free

F
Faceyourmanga - create an avatar for yourself; Used online; Free
FD's Flickr Toys - make fun stuff with your photos; Used online
Feedmyapp - directory of Web 2.0 tools; Free
FilmStreet - learn about filmmaking; Used online; Free
Flaming Text - directory of high quality fonts; Used online; Free
Flashmeeting - video conferencing tool; Used online; Free
Flickr - photosharing site; Used online; Free (limited use)
Frappr - create interactive maps for groups; Used online; Free
Freedictionary - dictionary & thesaurus; Used online; Free
Freemind - mindmapping tool; Downloadable app; Free
Freeonlinesurveys - create online surveys; Used online; Free

G
Gazillionaire - business strategy game; Downloadable app; Free (trial basis)
Gliffy - make diagrams & drawings; Used online; Free
Global gateway - find partners for global projects; Free
Glogster Edu - interactive poster maker; Used online; Free
Goodreads - create book groups & share books you're reading; Used online; Free
GoodTyping - learn touchtyping - keeps record of performance; Used online; Free
Google Docs - create collaborative slideshows, text & spreadsheets; Used online; Free
Google Earth - look at the earth in detail; Downloadable app; Free
Google Forms - use Google Docs to make free surveys; Used online; Free
Google Reader - aggregate updates from all the blogs you read; Used online; Free
Google Scholar - confine your web searches to research papers; used online; Free
Google Sketchup - 3D sketching software; Downloadable app; Free
Go2web2.0 - directory of Web 2.0 tools; Free

H
Hamilton Trust - directory of teaching resources; Free
Hot Potatoes - make your own multimedia activities; Downloadable app; Free
Hot Shot Business - simulation of running a range of small businesses; Used online; Free

I
Inspiration - mindmapping software; Downloadable app
Imaginationcubed - share a virtual whiteboard with other people; Used online; Free
iLife - suite of software tools that come free with Macs
Inkscape - vectors graphics editor; Downloadable app; Free
Irfanview - graphics manipulation software tool; Downloadable app; Free
iTalc - powerful didactical tool for teachers; Downloadable app; Free
iWork - suite of software tools for Macs

J
JClic - make your own multimedia activities; Downloadable app; Free
Jeopardy Labs - create your own Jeopardy-type quizzes; Used online; Free
Jing - create animated screen captures from your desktop; Downloadable app; Free
Joomla - content management system; Used online; Free
Junkyard Sports - directory of ideas for recycling items to play games; Free

K
Kar2ouche - create your own animated films from storyboards tied in to specific curriculum areas
Kerpoof - create your own drawings or animated films; Used online; Free
Kids on the Net - looking at writing through the eyes of a child; Used online; Free
Kyolo - put speech bubbles on photos; Used online; Free

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Lego World Builder - control lego objects ion a virtual world; Used online; Free
Linerider - use planning to negotiate obstacles; Used online; Free
Literature Network - searchable directory of classic literary works; Used online; Free
Lookybook - get to see & review childrens books page-by-page; Used online; Free
Lulu - self publish your own work in hard copy; Used online

M
Mahara - e-portfolio system; Downloadable app; Free
Make Beliefs Comix - make your own comic; Used online; Free
Making the News - news story writing resource; Used online; Free
Media Awareness Network - games to help Internet Safety; Used online; Free
MediaWiki - make your own collaborative documents; Used online; Free
Mind42 - collaborative mindmapping tool; Used online; Free
Mindmeister - mindmapping tool; Used online; Free
MissionMaker - create your own 3D rendered games
Moo - make unusual business cards and other items; Used online
Moodle - create your own virtual learning environment; Downloadable app; Free
Moshi Monsters - social networking site for children; Used online; Free (limited use)
MovieMaker - movie editing package found on all PCs
Moviestorm - create your own 3D rendered films; Downloadable app; Free (paid-for addons available)
Mrpicassohead - create a simple face in the style of Picasso; Used online; Free
Museumbox - present themed artefacts as if in boxes in a musem; Used online; Free
Mybrochuremaker - make brochures, leaflets & flyers; Used online; Free
Mywebspiration - mindmapping tool; Used online; Free
Myst - immersive game famously used by Tim Rylands to teach literacy

N
Nation States - political simulation game; Used online; Free
Netsmartz - games to help Internet Safety; Used online; Free
Ning - build your own social community; Used online; Free
Nobel Prize - directory of educational, science-themed games; Free

O
Odiogo - convert text to speech; Used online; Free
OneWorld Classroom - collaborate with schools around the world; Free
Oovoo - video conferencing tool; Used online; Free
OpenOffice - alternative suite of applications to other office suites; Downloadable app; Free
Orisinal - collection of violence free, mostly beautifully drawn games; Used online; Free

P
Panoramas.dk - 360 degree panoramic images from around the world; Used online; Free
Partner Finding Forum - find partners for European projects; Free
Pbwiki - make your own collaborative documents (THIS page was made in pbwiki); Used online; free
PDA - handheld devices; Hardware
Pedagogue - collaborative e-learning content tool
Photostory - create storyie from photos; Downloadable app
Picnik - edit images in your browser; Used online; Free
Picsearch - a search engine for pictures: Used online; Free
Pikistore - create your own t-shirts; Used online
Pixton - create your own comics; Used online; Free
Pizap - edit images in your browser; Used online; Free
Planypus - share plans with other; Used online; Free
Plurk - communicate with your friends via a timeline; Used online; Free
Poissonrouge - learn French through games; Used online; Free
Podium - create your own podcasts
Poly - create and look at polyhedra; Used online; Free
Polyvore - Use freestyle or a template to create artistic text, fashion, artistic collages; Free
Posterous - post anything you like online; Used online; Free
PowerPoint - slideshow creation tool
Powerleague - create debate through thought provoking surveys; Used online; Free
Prezi - create effective presentations from still images; Used online; Free
Profitania - business strategy game; Downloadable app; Free (trial basis)
PS3 - Sony's gaming console; Hardware
PSP - Sony's handheld gaming console; Hardware

Q
Qik - broadcast live video from a mobile phone; Used online; Free
Quest Atlantis - safe virtual world in which children complete educational challenges; Used online; Free
QuestGarden - repository of Webquests; Used online; Free
Quizlet - create Flashcard quizzes; Used online; Free

R
Rafi.ki - learning community; Used online
Random Activity Generator - tool for rethinking how you complete tasks; Used online; Free
Rememberthemilk - organise your events/life; Used online; Free
Rockyou - photosharing; Used online; Free
Routes Game - resources centered around genetics; Used online; Free
Rubistar - helping teachers create rubrics quickly; Used online; Free

S
Samorost - text free puzzle game can be used to teach literacy; Used online; Free
ScrapBlog - interactive poster maker; Used online; Free
Scratch - programming language for everyone; Downloadable app; Free
Segmation - paint by numbers; Used online; Free
Shape Collage - create collages from photographs; Used online; Free
Sharepoint - create your own virtual learning environment
Shelfari - share your bookshelf with others; Used online; Free
Shidonni - bring drawings to life; Used online; Free
Sim Earth - simulate a living planet (classic game); Downloadable app; Free
Similar Minds - repository of personality tests; Free
Skype - audio & text communication tool; Downloadable app; Free
Slideshare - upload your slideshows and share with other people; Use online; Free
SMART - interactive whiteboard system
SmugMug - photosharing site; Used online; Free (limited use)
Snapter - use a digital camera as a mobile scanner; Downloadable app; Free
SodaPlay - make virtual objects then make them move; Used online; Free
Songbird - open source music player; Downloadable app; Free
Spelling City - create spelling lists; Used online; Free
Spotify - listen to music online; Downloadable app; Free
Stripgenerator - make your own comic; Used online; Free
Stumbleupon - recommend websites to others; Used online; Free
Superclubsplus - safe social networking site for children; Used online; Free (premium service available)
Switchzoo - create your own funny animals; Used online; Free

T
Taecanet - directory of resources for teachers to aid personalised learning
Taking Liberties - looking at personal freedom & rights; Used online; Free
TeacherTube - repository of videos relevant for use in teaching; Used online; Free
TED Talks - repository of inspirational & life-affirming videos; Used online; Free
TextArc - create word pictures from text files; Used online; Free
Textoriser - create vector art from text files; Used online; Free
Thinkature - create your own collaborative visual workspace; Used online; Free
Think.com - safe social networking site for children; Used online; Free
TiddlyWiki - create reusable, collaborative, non-linear notebook; Downloadable app; Free
TikaTok - create an virtual book from your pictures; Used online; Free
Tinyurl - shorten long web addresses; Used online; Free
Toodledo - create 'to do' lists to organise your tasks; Used online; Free
Toondoo - make your own comic; Used online; Free
Toy ATM - teach children value of money; Hardware
TrueTube - repository of videos to provote discussion; Used online; Free
Turnitin - check if work is plagiarised; Downloadable app
TuxMath - game to help learning of Maths; Downloadable app; Free
Tux Paint - create your own art; Downloadable app; Free
Twiddla - share a virtual whiteboard with other people; Used online; Free
Twitter - communicate with your friends; Used online; Free
Typepad - blog writing tool; Used online; Free
TypeRacer - improve typing speed by competing with others; Used online; Free

U
Ustream - broadcast video footage live; Used online; Free

V
Visualiser - like an OHP but uses a camera; Hardware
Visuwords - graphical dictionary & thesaurus; Used online; Free
Voicetheread - group conversations around images; Used online; Free

W
Westall's War - resources centred around World War 2; Used online; Free
Wetpaint - build your own website
Wii - Nintendo's gaming console; Hardware
WikiEducator - directory of e-learning content; Free
Wikispaces - make your own collaborative documents; Used online; Free
Wink - create animated screen captures from your desktop; Downloadable app; Free
Wizlite - highlight text on websites & share with others; Used online; Free
Wobook - create and sell magazines from your own content; Used online
Wordle - create word pictures from text files; Used online; Free
Wordpress - blog writing tool; Used online; Free
WorldTV - create your own channels of themed videos; Used online; Free

X
Xtranormal - create animations from text; Used online; Free

Y
Yacapaca - assessment platform; Used online; Free
YackPack - send audio feedback to grops; Used online; Free
YouTube - repository of videos; Used online; Free

Z
Zamzar - convert files from one type to another; Used online; Free
Zapitalism - business strategy game; Downloadable app; Free (trial basis)
Zoho - tools for productivity & collaboration; Used online; Free
Zotero - collect, manage & cite your research sources; Downloadable app; Free