I like animoto because it's such a simple and appealing way to present photos.
When I use this site, I check the boxes for images that I can "use for commercial purposes" and "modify, adapt, or build upon". It's a great way to find useful images.
This is a nice LCMS. Universities and high schools can use it for free up to a certain number of students. All others have to use the "business version" but even that is reasonably priced.
This displays the genius of Hans Gosling and also allows you to download his useful bubble graphs.
Like all Mac apps, Garageband works consistently. It's great for manipulating audio files.
GIMP is a robust tool for manipulating images. I use it for isolating an image and making the background transparent.
I love using this free tool for short screencasts.
Try as I might to like PowerPoint, I just don't. I wish we were all using Apple's KeyNote instead.
I love using prezi for simple presentations. It's an easy way to show scaffolding of concepts and inject some fun into a presentation.
Myudutu is a free authoring tool. You can save your course as a SCORM package and upload it to an LMS. It allows you to make branching scenarios too - a nice feature.
I'm forming a love-hate relationship with Google tools. When they work, they're amazing. Most of the time, google docs works for me. It's a great collaboration tool.
This site has training videos for internet tools and sites. What I love about Grovo is that many training videos are free of charge and each segment is just a few minutes long. Who doesn't have 5 minutes to learn a new skill?
I recommend the Khan Academy to just about everyone who uses the word "math" in a sentence. I find it to be inspirational both in its simplicity and its accomplishments.
Try as I might to like Word, I just don't. Apple's "Pages" is my preferred word processing app.
Voicethread allows you to combine an asynchronous voice chat with images. Very cool!
Once I start "wordling" it's hard to stop. It's a fun way to make words have a more visual impact.
YouTube needs no introduction. I use it for class content and for tutorials for myself.
Weebly is the easiest and fastest website creation tool I've found. You can also use your own html - a real bonus. It's great as a free tool but I chose to pay that $60 per year that it costs to go pro. The Pro version allows me to upload video.
Evernote is a great app. It allows you to share text, video, and audio files with your students. Those files even have geo tags! Students can collaborate by editing the files.
I'm trying to learn as many Adobe products as I can. They're all such great fuel for creativity.