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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