List of Educational Web 2.0 Apps to Jumpstart Your Productivity

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There are lots of great web 2.0 apps aimed at students. Here is a list of 25 apps to jumpstart your productivity and help you become a better student today.
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1. Organization

  • College Ruled - This site will allow you to create a class schedule and a private message board for classmates that you can link to from Facebook.
  • Myschoolog - Web 2.0 app that lets students create schedules and organize their school life online.
  • 30 Boxes - This easy to use online calendar from 30 Boxes gives you the ability to plot your calendar and track RSS feeds in one spot.
  • Groupvine - Great organizing tool for study groups and other campus organizations.
  • Backpack - Award-winning web 2.0 app that lets you prepare schedules, calendars, files and information that you can share with other people.

2. Note Taking

  • SyncNotes - Create, manage and synchronize your notes with SyncNotes' free service.
  • The Awesome Highlighter - This time-saving web 2.0 app lets you highlight text on web pages, and then generates a link to a new page showing the same text with highlights.
  • Note Mesh - NoteMesh is a web 2.0 app that allows college students in the same classes to share notes online using a wiki set-up.
  • mynoteIT - Take notes, upload notes, scan notes, share notes and access notes from your mobile phone with mynoteIT.
  • Short Text - Create, share and store notes online with ShortText.com.

3. Homework

  • Gradefix - A quick and convenient homework management system from Gradefix.
  • Google Docs - Create, upload, share and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations with this beta tool from Google.
  • OttoBib - This site will automatically configure your bibliography using one of five styles: APA, Chicago, MLA, BibTeX or Wikipedia.
  • Calcoolate - This web 2.0 app is for students who need help calculating complex mathematical equations.
  • Flashcard Exchange - Print flashcards, create flashcards and study online with Flashcard Exchange, the world's largest flashcard library.

4. Research

  • Diigo - This web 2.0 app is a research tool, an online highlighter and a knowledge-sharing community.
  • Zotero - Zotero is a Firefox extension that lets you collect, manage and cite research.
  • Scholarpedia - A free encyclopedia written and reviewed by scholars around the world.
  • del.icio.us - One of the most popular bookmarking tools on the web, del.icio.us lets you bookmark websites and tag them for easy retrieval.
  • WhatsOnMyBookshelf - This site allows you to meet people with similar reading interests and trade books using a simple point system.

5. Networking

  • Facebook - Facebook was started for students and is still one of the finest social networking sites for students on the web.
  • YackPack - YackPack lets you record and store audio messages that only a select group of people can access--a great way to communicate with fellow classmates.
  • The Campus Center - This social networking site is great for students wishing to connect with other people in their major and create study groups with people around the world.
  • Campus Bug - Campus Bug is a social learning network that provides education and social networking tools.
  • The Student Center - A networking and student resource site just for students from Student.com.

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  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Cortiva Institute

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Massage Therapy
      • Esthetics (Skin Care)
  • Online Programs Available
    2. George Mason University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management
      • Master of Science in Health Informatics
      • Master of Business Administration
      • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management
      • Master of Science in Finance
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
      • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate
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    4. Lincoln Tech

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Automotive Technology
      • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
      • Electrical/Electronics
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    5. Brightwood College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Medical Assistant - AS
    Certificate
      • Computer Networking Technology
      • Dental Assistant
      • Medical Office Specialist
      • Pharmacy Technician Certificate
      • Medical Assistant - Certificate
      • Medical Assistant - Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
      • Master of Liberal Arts
      • Master of Arts in Science Writing
      • Master of Science in Applied Economics
      • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Project Management
      • Master of Finance
      • Master of Professional Accounting
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Healthcare Administration
      • Master - Human Resource Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Communication
      • BS - Human Services
      • BS - Accounting
      • BS - Project Management
      • BS - Marketing
      • Undergraduate Specialization - Criminal Forensics
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Project Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Accounting
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Purdue University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Communication
      • Master of Science in Education in Special Education
      • Master of Science in Engineering Technology
      • Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
      • Master of Public Health
      • Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Seton Hall University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Accounting
      • Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management
      • Master of Business Administration
      • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
      • Master of Business Administration - Finance
      • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA
      • MBA Dual Concentration: HR & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA Dual Concentration: BS Mgmt. & HR
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Mgmt & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA: Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
      • B.S. - Business Management: Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • Bachelor: Health Care Management
      • Bachelor: Accounting
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Business Management
      • Associate of Science - Business Studies
      • Associate: Health Information Management
      • Associate: Healthcare Management
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
      • Associate of Science - Accounting
    Certificate
      • Diploma: Medical Office Admin
      • Diploma: Medical Assisting
      • Diploma: Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting
      • Networking Systems Certificate

Featured Schools

Cortiva Institute

  • Massage Therapy
  • Esthetics (Skin Care)

What is your highest earned degree?

George Mason University

  • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics

What is your highest level of education?

Georgetown University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Lincoln Tech

  • Automotive Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Electrical/Electronics

What year did you graduate High School / Receive GED?

Brightwood College

  • Medical Assistant - AS
  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Dental Assistant

What is your highest level of education?

Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Arts in Science Writing

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado State University Global

  • Master of Project Management
  • BS - Communication
  • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management

What is your highest level of education?

Purdue University

  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Master of Science in Education in Special Education
  • Master of Science in Engineering Technology

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