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Educational Technologies

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Distance Education[edit]

Poll Everywhere

Live polling everywhere

Rypple

Fast feedback and quick coaching

Prezi

web-based presentation tool using a map layout and zooming to show contextual relationships

Ning

online platform for people to create their own social networks

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Networking[edit]

Ning

Ning is an easy to use networking service that enables people to create networks so that they can come together to meet and connect with new people.

skoogO

skoogO is a free information networking service that allows college students (as well as teachers) to communicate with each other. Its service allows you to ask any academic questions and receive reliable answers from qualified students.

Facebook

Facebook is a popular social networking service that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload and share photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. It allows you to make new connections and maintain connections as well.

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Web Conferencing[edit]

Dimdim

Dimdim is a web conferencing service that enables communication using rich media in real time. Images, PowerPoints, PDFs, and video can be used in conversations, and unlike other web conferencing services, software installation is not required.

YuuGuu

YuuGuu is a web conferencing application with an "instant messenger" type interface that allows users to have fast, secure screen sharing sessions and real time collaboration. With it, people can work together in real time, see each other's computer screen as if they're sitting next to one another, and share control of the keyboard and mouse. Yuuguu also has a widget that you can embed on your website that directs participants to join your online meetings.

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Networking[edit]

Ning

Ning is an easy to use networking service that enables people to create networks so that they can come together to meet and connect with new people.

skoogO

skoogO is a free information networking service that allows college students (as well as teachers) to communicate with each other. Its service allows you to ask any academic questions and receive reliable answers from qualified students.

Facebook

Facebook is a popular social networking service that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload and share photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. It allows you to make new connections and maintain connections as well.

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Video[edit]

YouTube

YouTube is the leader in online videos, and it is one of the top destinations online to watch and share videos through the internet. It allows people to easy uploading and sharing of videos through websites, mobile devices, blogs, e-mail, etc.

HandBrake

HandBrake is a versatile open-source video transcoder. It can "rip" or convert DVD video and other similar multimedia files into other file formats.

iMovie

iMovie is a dynamic video editing software program for Mac users. It allows you to import videos, organize them like photos, edit them with ease, browse and view them, add details to them, like titles, transitions, and effects, and share them online or burn them onto a DVD.

MemoryMiner

MemoryMiner is a "digital storytelling" software for Mac and Windows. With it, through photos you can discover what connects peoples' lives across time and place and allows you to link the stories depicted in your photos based on people, places, ad time. Simply by dragging and dropping, you can specify who is in the photo and when and where the photo was taken. Additionally, you can drag and drop audio, video, documents, or URLs onto your photos and add text to them as well and can easily publish your digital story to the web.

Go!Animate

Go!Animate is, in a few words, animations made easy. It is a website that allows its users to easily create computer animations and slideshows that can be shared online. The service has features that range from simple to more advanced, providing users with a multitude of possibilities to customize their animations. .

Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a user-friendly video creating/editing software by Microsoft. With it, you can "slice" your video clips and add features to your videos, like titles and credits, transitions, effects.

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Online Collaboration[edit]

Google Wave

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation 
as well as a document where people can discuss and work together using rich formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

Show Document

Show Document is an online platform for instantaneous and spontaneous online meetings that makes it easier for people people to share and work together on the same document at the same time.

YuuGuu

YuuGuu is a web conferencing application with an "instant messenger" type interface that allows users to have fast, secure screen sharing sessions and real time collaboration. With it, people can work together in real time, see each other's computer screen as if they're sitting next to one another, and share control of the keyboard and mouse. Yuuguu also has a widget that you can embed on your website that directs participants to join your online meetings.

MindMeister

MindMeister is an online "mind mapping" software that makes brainstorming with friends and colleagues easy. With it, you can participate in real-time brainstorming sessions that allow you to simultaneously work on maps and instantly see what changes are made to them.

Google Docs

Google Docs is a free service from Google that allows you to store as well as create and edit web-based documents online and access them from any computer. It supports most file formats for word processors, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Google Groups

Google Groups is a free mailing list service by Google that provides a method for its users to communicate and collaborate with their group members. It offers huge storage and customizable pages.

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Interactive Learning[edit]

Aplia

Aplia provides an interactive learning solution for educators that improves students' learning by increasing their effort and engagement in a variety of courses.

Blogger

Blogger is a free blog publishing service from Google that enables people to easily share their thoughts with the world. Blogger makes it simple to post text, photos, and video. Some unique aspects about blogger is that with it you can develop a blog community by adding "followers" to your layout, getting feedback from your readers, and easily create a "team blog" that allows group blogging, or intoner words, allow multiple bloggers to contribute to a single blog.

Make Beliefs Comix!

Created by author/journalist Bill Zimmerman, Make Beliefs Comix is an online educational comic generator for kids. It helps to stimulate creativity and make learning enjoyable, providing a safe place where young children (and people of all ages) can come up with new ideas and communicate through art and writing. With it, creating your own comic strip is easy and fun.

Glogster

Glogster is a portal that allows you to "poster yourself" by making an interactive digital poster (called a "glog") that you can share with others online. You can use it to express your mood, feelings, and ideas, using text, photos, graphics, videos, and music.

aniBOOM

aniBOOM is is a virtual animation studio that enables creation and distribution of animations using the internet. The website has a library containing a plethora of animations, a competition platform that lets independent animators can submit their original content in online competitions, and a collaborative aspect that enables multiple animators to create a single animation together.

ToonDoo

ToonDoo is an online cartoon strip creator where you can create, publish, share, and discuss your cartoon strips with group members in a secure online environment.

Vernier

Vernier produces software and probeware for hand-on data collection in science courses.

PECS

Picture Exchange Communication System (PEC) is a unique augmentative and alternative communication intervention package for indivduals with autism and related developmental disabilities.


GoTalk

GoTalk is an augmentative communication aid device that uses non-verbal communication. It is an assistive technology used by educators of students with special needs.

Tech/Speak

Tech/Speak is a multi-level augmentative and alternative comunication device designed to aid communication through direct selecting using "real-voice" technology fo speech playback at high audio quality.

DynaVox/Mayer-Johnson

DynaVox/Mayer-Johnson is a company that provides individuals alternatives to gain, or regain, the power of speech through use of their augmentative and alternative communication products.

Proloquo2Go

Is a product that povides a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty speaking. One unique feature about it is that it can be used on the iPhone and iPod touch.

Dipity

Dipity is an online service that allows its users to create and share interactive timelines about any subject. Users can embed YouTube videos, Twitter, RSS feeds, Blogger, flickr, Picasa, Last FM, and more into their timelines. Dipity is the perfect tool for creating a timeline for any subject in the classroom, making learning both interactive and fun.

Open Knowledge Foundation

The OFK, or Open Knowledge Foundation, is an organization dedicated to promoting “open knowledge,” which is any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute—without any legal, technological or social restrictions.

Google Earth

Google Earth is a service provided by Google that lets you view Earth in a unique way. With it, you can view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, buildings in 3-D. It allows you to explore rich geographical content, saved the places you tour, and share it with others.

Masses and Spring Lab Simulation

A realistic mass and spring laboratory. Hang masses from springs and adjust the spring stiffness and damping. You can even slow time. Transport the lab to different planets. A chart shows the kinetic, potential, and thermal energy for each spring.

Dipity

This is an easy online graph and chart generator. Here, you can create five different graphs and charts: bar graph, line graph, area chart, XY chart/graph, and a pie graph.


Plagtracker

Plagtracker is a FREE online plagiarism checking service. It contains comprehensive database of academic papers considered to be very useful.

CourseCracker

CourseCracker is an organization dedicated to enhancing the skills of educators by allowing them to communicate more efficiently and effectively. This website gets parents more involved in their child's education. This free platform allows a child to bring his or her classroom home to improve their quality of learning.


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Website Development[edit]

Weebly

Weebly provides a free service for people to easily create professional websites and blogs for classrooms, businesses, and more. No real technical skills are required because it has an easy "drag and drop" interface.

PikiWiki

PikiWiki is a web service that enables its users to easily create and share webpages. With it, those who aren't as computer savvy can create unique, expressive webpages using PikiWiki's drag and drop interface. You can use pictures, videos, or other media, and you can even record audio and video directly onto your webpage. Users are free to arrange everything the way they want, and friends and family can contribute to the page as well. What sets PikiWiki apart from the concept of "Wiki" is that it combines multiple forms of media and it doesn't require any special markup language yet still allows for quick and easy collaboration.

Wikispaces

Wikispaces is a "WYSIWYG" ("what you see is what you get' webpage developer. It's much like a word processor that lets you format text, insert images, and links using a simple toolbar and file uploader.

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