Spaaze is a very cool webtool that allows teachers and students organize information visually using a unique infinite corkboard. The site is easy to use, fun to work with, and looks awesome. It is something that can be very helpful when working on a specific topic, to make a digital portfolio, or just to use as a clipboard of your finds on the web. A great tool for in and out of the classroom!
Users create their own canvas then add post-it type stickies. They can have tags and can be color coded (10 colors). If you want, when they're done they can submit the URL for their canvas to you so you can see their "notecards". I just found stickies can also be added by sending an email to an address it gives you when you set up the board. There are iTunes and Google Play apps too! There is also the ability to share with other contributors.
MindMeister has been built from the ground up to facilitate collaboration. You can share any creation easily by inviting users by email, or simply send them a unique and secure direct link. Once shared, you can start a thinking session and collaborate on any mind map in real-time. Color-coded effects will highlight changes by other users within seconds, and the integrated live chat will let you exchange thoughts with your peers directly.
Crocodoc an online tool that is quickly becoming a go-to application in my technology toolbox. Crocodoc lets you easily share and review documents online including pdfs, Word documents, and PowerPoint slides. Crocdoc is now part of Box. Learn more at https://www.box.com/
Mindomo. A more "full-featured" online mind-mapping website. There are numerous available formatting options that allow you to customize the look of your mind map. Sub-topics can easily be collapsed or extended. Notes can be attached to any topic or sub-topic. You can embed links to websites. There are conveniently built-in collections of icons and images that can be used in your mindmap. You can also import images from the web, including your own images if they are stored on the web.
Wridea is a web service that helps teachers and students remember ideas, organize them, and improve on them by allowing other people to collaborate and brainstorm with them. The site is very easy to use and is free. It can be helpful for class projects, research, or for teachers or teams of teachers trying to gather materials for their classrooms or a specific topic of study.
Creating crisp, attractive flow charts for the web or print has never been so fast and easy. Everyone works on a document at the same time. Lucidchart is connected to Google Apps for Education and can be accessed through Google Drive.
FunnelBrain is an academic question-and-answer site that provides an environment for team based learning and multi-media flashcards. Students work in teams to create review questions and answers, paired with video explanations, for academic subjects. FunnelBrain makes learning fun and effective because it's a shared group effort.
TitanPad could be used as a platform for quickly hosting and recording an online brainstorming session with your students. As accounts aren't necessary you won't lose any classroom time to getting students through a registration process.
Padlet can be used to create storyboards, tutorials, and project galleries. It's also a great place to share ideas, compile resources, and create unique products. Collaborate on the same Padlet by simply sharing a link.