Voicethread is a multimedia slide-show application that allows multiple users to provide commentary on images, text and videos in a variety of ways.
Witeboard is a free online whiteboard that the user can share with collaborators for brainstorming and more.
Twitter is more then a 140 character social media platform. It is a place where educators can create professional learning networks, sharing ideas and resources.
Google Drive is part of the free Google suite of applications. It is a cloud based platform for sharing,storing an collaborating on a wide variety of files and projects.
Mindmapping and Brainstorming
Coggle is a collaborative mindmapping tool. It is web based, comes with a free version and includes a chat feature which enables collaborators to communicate in real time. It integrates with Google Drive
Mindmeister is a free cloud based mind mapping tool. It provides tools to facilitate real-time collaboration, task management and more.
Bubbl.us is another brainstorming tool that uses mindmapping. Students can collaborate in focusing on main ideas and themes of a story, historical event or holiday.
Mindmup is a free web based mapping tool that easily integrates with Google Drive and Apps.
Padlet is a free web based platform that enables users to express to brainstorm and share thoughts. The user can upload content, such as images, videos, documents, text anywhere on the page.