Categories of ICT Tools

ICT tools can be classified into 7 categorises by their primary functions:
Listed are some examples of web 2.0 Tools for the categories.
Technology Categories
Definition
Examples
Word processing applications
Software that enables the user to type and manipulate text
Google Docs, Open office
Spreadsheet software
Software that enables the user to type and manipulate numbers
Create a graph, Editgrid, Google Spreadsheets
Organsing and brainstorming software
Software that enables the user to create idea maps, KWHL charts, and category maps
Inspiration, Kidspiration, Webspiration, Bubbl.us, Rubistar, Recipes4success, Mind42
Multimedia
Software that enables the user to create or access visual images, text, and sound in one product
Glogster, Second life, Animoto, Acapela.tv, Camtasia, Pixton, Voicethread
Data collection tools
Hardware and software that enable the user to gather data
Surveymonkey, CoveritLive, ProProfs
Web Resources
Resources available on the Web that enable the user to gather information or apply or practice a concept
Virtual tours, applets, simulations, Sciberdiver, Scibermonkey
Communication Software
Software that enables the user to communicate via text, presentation, voice, or a combination of the three
Twitter, youtube, Facebook, dimdim, Prezi, Wordpress, Blogspot, Slideshare, Voki
Source: “Building Better Instruction” (2004) Pitler, H, Brabec.K, Fisher,K
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Items

Tools

Remarks

Mindmap
webinspiration
Bubb.us
Wisemapping
Gliffy Online
Mindomo
webinspirationis a mind map tool
Bubb.us can be used to create a bubble concept map.However, I did not see how to format the text, neither could i add in pictures and embed videos. But the main issue i found it that i cannot have multiple child sharing a single link in the map.
Wisemappingcan be used to create a concept map.
Gliffy Online allows us to create three private and unlimited public maps in the free version.
Resources
sciberdiver
scibermonkey
Classtools
Content catered to Singapore Lower Sec Science syllabus.
repository of resources. Sec 1 - 3 Science Resources
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Free Office Tools
Openoffice
Thinkfree
Google.doc

Story Telling Tools
Smilebox
GoAnimate
Mixbook
Pixton
GoAnimateis a free platform for users to create interesting animations. Its fuss-free and you can choose from a variety of templates to kick start your short animation clip.
MixbooTo build photo books
Pixton is a platform web2.0 which allows us to create comic with ready templates and characters
Making Interesting Presentation
Sliderocket
Prezi
Glogster

SliderocketTo build teaching slides
Preziis supposedly, more "exciting" version of PowerPoint, with plenty of animations to jazz up your rountine class material.
Glogster is an interactive web based poster
Online Storage
Dropbox
Dropboxonline storage platform. Students and teachers and share their files or send in assessment.
Online Collaborative tools
Writeboard
Writeboard is a shareable, web based platform to allow users to save, edit, roll back to any versions as well as compare changes.
Online Communication tools
Wallwisher
Cover It
MSN Messenger
Facebook
Wallwisher is an online notice board maker
Cover It is an online communication tool
Video Downloader / Converter
Real Playerfree3gpvideoconverter