From CUNY Academic Commons


  • The Forum Network provides a collection of talks and lectures PBS and NPR have decided to make freely available.
  • 99 Awesome Firefox Add-ons for Educators comes courtesy of, for those interested in extensions to the browser most of us use.
  • Zotero is a bibliographic tool for collecting and citing the sources you meet with on the Web. (It’s #22 of the above 99 but is good enough to merit its own entry.)
  • Evernote isa way to clip, annotate, and collect almost anything you come across in the digital world.
  • EtherPad isa web-based word processor that allows people to work together in real time.
  • Mendeley is a pdf management and bibliographic tool that allows you to organize, share, and discover research papers. 
  • WolframAlpha is a “computational knowledge engine” that will answer your math questions, do your calculations, and much more.
  • citeulike is a combination of social bookmarking tools that allows you to do (possibly annotated) bibliographies and reading lists that link right to the sources.
  • VoiceThread allows you to upload images in a slideshow format, including narration or text for each slide, and also allows text or voice comments from any user.
  • 10 sites for sharpening critical thinking is a compendium brought to you by Jeff Cobb’s Mission to Learn blog.
  • AcaWiki bills itself as a “‘Wikipedia for academic research’ designed to allow” students and teachers “to share summaries and discuss academic papers online.”
  • Hot Potatoes is free quiz generation software.
  • Free Online OCR (optical character recognition) analyzes the text in any image file (like a scanned document), then that into text that you can easily edit on your computer.
  • Gizmoz is an app that lets you create, customize and animate 3D characters that talk — e.g., from a photo you have of yourself (or a historical personage, or what/whomever).
  • Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 as put together by Jane Hart, a “social learning consultant.”
  • Educational Videos on the Internet– a listing of vidos available on the web for use with instruction in various academic areas
  • {Please add your own favorites}

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