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Brandi Caldwell
Brandi.caldwell@sccboe.org
Tools that make me FAST AND (not) FURIOUS:

EFFICIENCY TOOLS
Calendar:

Google Calendar- calendar that is web-based, embeddable, and printable; make calendars for everyone in the family.
http://google.com/calendar


Office applications and collaboration:
Google Docs- office tools with collaboration and sharing kicker http://docs.google.com
Searching the Web:
Diigo- social bookmarks, highlighting, annotations, groups, lists, tags
http://diigo.com


Website and communication:
Wikispaces- student work, embedded stuff, updates, storage all in one spot http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers

URL shortener:

TinyUrl- copy and paste any long web address onto this site (even pick a keyword for it) and PRESTO! You get a new short url.
http://tinyurl.com

Image manipulation:
Jing- downloadable software that captures, edits, resizes, and annotates images from web
http://www.jingproject.com

Fotoflexer- Online photo manipulation program http://www.fotoflexer.com

Pictures:
Pics4Learning- teacher friendly clip art and pics that are royalty free. http://www.pics4learning.com
Flickrcc- a creative commons search for photos in Flickr
http://flickrcc.com

Videos:
Download Helper- Firefox extension to download .flv or .swf videos (from Youtube) onto your computer. http://www.downloadhelper.net/
Flash Player:
SWF & FLV Player- plays any downloaded movies or objects that are in these formats
http://tinyurl.com/swfplayer

Video/audio converter:
Tunebite- download that takes most all video or audio formats (even those pesky iTunes downloads) and converts them so you can edit or manipulate them. http://tinyurl.com/4ql3q9

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION TOOLS:
Testmaker:
Quizstar- create quizzes and keep up with data, classes, etc http://quizstar.4teachers.org/

Studiyo- create media rich online quizzes that are embeddable

http://www.mystudiyo.com/

Blogs:

Edublogs- safe, easy site to create collaborative communication with students or teachers
http://www.edublogs.org

Chat or Interactive communication:
Skype- voice over Internet app that allows voice, groups, chat, video, buddies http://www.skype.com
Music or audio editing:
Audacity- free download audio editor to use for music, podcasting, etc.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Podcasting:
GCast- podcast recording from any phone.
http://www.gcast.com

Podomatic- online storage and podcast making software
http://www.podomatic.com

Surveys:
Poll Everywhere- poll the class from their computers or their cellphones (see sample below)
http://www.polleverywhere.com

Screen recording:
Camstudio- records your screen and audio, cursor, narration, etc.
http://camstudio.org/

Games:
Freerice- vocabulary (geography and other subjects coming) game that motivates students to get correct answers because each one provides a certain amount of rice to a hungry person through World Hunger Organization . http://freerice.com
Template games- games to put into Power Point or other programs that you can edit and manipulate for your classes.
http://tinyurl.com/schoolgames

Presentations:
Prezi- new tool that allows you to zoom and move during the presentation (cures “death by Power Point”)
http://prezi.com

Sites to Explore: