Saturday, July 31, 2010

Photo Album Application

A new tool for creating photo albums is jalbum. You can create your albums online or download the application for creating and saving on your computer, to be published where you wish. The jalbum site gives you 30MB of free space. If you want/need more than that you'll have to upgrade and pay for additional space. There are several default 'skins' [album designs] and more are being created daily for free download. If you have questions, check out their FAQs.

Recommended by Aleksandra Blalteberg, who created this album and this album as samples.

App available for: Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and iPhone.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Use Stixy to create Stixyboards for collaborating with friends and colleagues. A Stixty can be made public or be shared by email address. You can make as many boards as you like, sharing with different groups. It's easy to use, and best of all free! Here is a sample showing the types of things you can add. Great for group work when pictures, documents, due dates, need to be shared!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Visual Organizers

Early in the 2009 school year, a post was done about Webspiration. This is still a great collaborative visual organizer! For some, however, it may have too many choices and unfortunately, in the Fall of 2010 the public beta will be over and they will move to Classroom subscriptions. That means money. Fabulous tool if your district can get it.

Another visual organizer tool that is very basic, but can still be collaborative is [] Partners can be given rights to edit or only read. Registration is required, but is free. Here is a very simple mind map.