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Indispensible ICT Tools for teachers

The following list of ICT tools was crowd sourced from individual educationalists and not companies when the question 'What Indispensible ICT tools do you use in education' was asked and is not meant to be exhaustive in any way.
This particular wiki was created by Drew Buddie attributions where possible are below.
If adding to the list please try to keep the format of entries the same: Product name in alphabetical order; How used; 'Free' if free. Then put your name in alphabetical order in the contributors list at the bottom of the page.
2
2Simple - suite of many software tools for primary school use
12
12seconds.tv - create and share up to 12 seconds of video; Used online; Free
20
20Q - animal, vegetable or mineral; Used online; Free
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
Audible Kids - access audio books for kids; Used online; Free (limited use)
Aviary - suite of image editing software; Used online; Free (limited use)
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
L
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
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
List of contributors: [recompiling list as original list deleted]
dasaunders [at] henrico [dot] k12 [dot] va [dot] us