*Favorite Web 2.0 Tools*

Creativity, with less mess


Create word clouds to share online or print out. You can point this a a blog or a web page to create a cloud or add your own words.


Audacity is a free audio editor. It's like having your very own recording studio. You can download this tool and then record voice overs etc. These recordings can be edited, mixed, and manipulated using all sorts of fun sound editions and you can even edit out the "white" noise in the background of many recordings. This is a seriously sophisticated tool.

Some resources for Audacity:

Audacity Tutorial

Video Tutorials

Audacity Wiki

Audacity Tutorial for Podcasting

Web Warriors


On this site, you can upload up to 50 photos for free and then change them. It is easy to add characters to you presentations. Simply upload your photos and then choose the manipulation or enhancement you want and save the changes.


Voicethread is like a virtual portfolio or album of files (and not just pictures!) that can then be shared and commented on by a group. An entire debate project could be stored using this tool. Comments can be made with voice recordings, web cams, text comments and more.

VoiceThread 4 Education Wiki

Picnik Free Photo Editing

Free features

  • Fix your photos in just one click

  • Use advanced controls to fine-tune your results

  • Crop, re-size, and rotate in real-time

  • Tons of special effects, from artsy to fun

  • Astoundingly fast, right in your browser

  • Awesome fonts and top-quality type tool

  • Bucketfuls of shapes from hand-picked designers

  • Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux

  • No download required, nothing to install

This Is Sand

This site is really just for fun and very mesmerizing. Just click on the gray box in the top left corner to get some quick tips. There is a gallery where you can view the many finished pieces people submitted.

The Gallery