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The Coolest Web Tools for Blogs

These tools are easily embeddable to make any blog more interactive and interesting.
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Listly

Listly

Lists = Ranking. List Posts = Traffic. We help bloggers & brands curate, crowdsource, and engage readers via live embedded list content inside blog posts.
Example: Authentic Assessment Toolkit
Lisly Tutorials
Listly Chrome extension and bookmarklet
How to make a list from scratch

ThingLink

ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement.
Example: Interactive Comic
Thinglink Tutorials

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Smore

Smore

We feature only the most beautiful, informative and fun flyers that people make.
Example: Learn Smore Stuff
Smore Tutorial

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Quizlet

Quizlet

We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.
Example: Geometry Vocabulary
Quizlet Tutorial

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Padlet

Padlet

Create online walls to collect student products, curate resources or provide a digital space for online collaboration and discussion.
Example: Using Padlet for Online Discussion
Learning in Hand Tutorial

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Canva

Canva

Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Create headers for Listly: Example
Custom images for blog posts: Example
Create custom images for Thinglink: Example

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Tackk

Tackk

Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No accounts or logins needed.
Example: Web Tools Without Accounts
Tutorial

AnswerGarden "
AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it as a tool for online brainstorming or embed it on your website or blog as a poll or guestbook.
Example
Symbaloo

Create a compilation of your favorite web tools all in one place for easy student access.
Example: Digital SSR Symbaloo Style
Symbaloo Edu Tutorials

Snapguide

Snapguide is the easiest way to make and share great looking guides. Create your own guides with our mobile platform and discover guides on the go.
Example: Bloggin' at Bulverde Creek
Snapguide Tutorial

Glogster

Express yourself with the ultimate Glog(TM) - graphic blog. Mix Web, Images, Text, Music and Video. Create your Glogster account today and publish in a new way.
Example: Historical Retelling
Glogster Tutorial

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Box

Box

Box allows students to download or upload files to your box account. This is an easy way to distribute assignments and collect student work.
Example: Edublogs Handouts
Box User Video Library

Shelfari

See what your friends are reading. Create virtual bookshelves for your books to keep track of what you've read. Discuss your favorite books in a book club. Share quotes and book summaries with your friends. A fun way to find great books!
Example: Blogging in NEISD
Shelfari Tutorial

VoiceThread
Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
Example: Teaching the iGeneration
Voicethread User Guide
Tips for Advanced Bloggers
Google Docs

The Ultimate Google Survival Guide. Embed any Google Apps into your website.
Example: Introduction to Blogging
Tutorials

Blendspace

Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content, perfect for flipping your classroom.
Example: Non Fiction Digital SSR
Blendspace Tutorial

Unsplash

Beautiful images for custom headers.
Example: Blogging in NEISD

FlipSnack

FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.
Example: Technology Application TEKS
Tutorial

Welcome to Fotobabble - Talking Photos
Turn Your Static Photos into Living, Talking Masterpieces.
Narrated Digital Drawings
YouTube

Share teacher or student made tutorials with the world.
Example: Tool of the Month: Book Creator App
YouTube Tutorials

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Scribd

Scribd

Scibd allows you to embed documents and files in your blog post without the viewer having to download it.
Example: Tool of the Month: Board Builder
Scribd Tutorials

BlogBooker

BlogBooker produces a high quality PDF blog book from your blog.

Clipping Magic

Clipping Magic: Online image mask generator. Easily remove background from images.

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Zoom.it

Zoom.it

Explore and share your images in full, high-resolution detail with Zoom.it, a free service from Microsoft.

Custom Search Engine

With Google Custom Search, add a search box to your homepage to help people find what they need on your website.
Smart Notebook Lessons Search Engine