A Few New Tricks for Old Dogs
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Session Description
Explore several free online tools, from Aviary to Wallwisher, that teachers can use to liven up classroom activities and encourage participation, collaboration and creativity.

Shelley Paul
Email: shelley (dot) paul @ gmail.com
Twitter: @lottascales

The plan: I share ~25 tools in 25 minutes. You explore the ones that interest you. Ready? Go!

Thanks for coming! If I have missed anything, you can find it at Zombo.com!

What's Going On?


Get Inspired by Tech


Feed Your Head


Connect & Collaborate


Make Stuff


Store & Share Stuff

  • Dropbox - http://www.dropbox.com/
    Store, sync and share files across multiple computers and devices. Up to 2 GB
  • Drop.io - http://drop.io
    Create a drop to store and share up to 100 MB of any kind of content. Every drop has a unique URL and email address for uploading. Drops can be public or private (password protected) and expire when you say. Add a free phonecasting number to post podcasts from any phone. Go to: http://drop.io/lakeview10
  • Evernote - http://evernote.com
    Store and search saved content from anywhere -- webpages, scanned documents, handwritten notes, images, etc...
  • Posterous - http://posterous.com/
    Easiest blogging and podcasting EVER. Go to: http://lakeview10.posterous.com/
  • SafeShare - http://www.safeshare.tv/
    Present a Youtube video without all the comments and related videos. Set a precise start and end time to show a specific clip!
    Hans Rosling

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    Phenomenal collection of tools and resources from Joyce Valenza.
  • Teach Web 2 - http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/
    Uses SWOT analysis to examine a variety of online tools and their potential classroom uses.
  • Web Tools 4 U 2 Use - http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/
    Phenomenal collection of Web 2.0 resources for school library media specialists. Features an introduction to each topic, ideas for use in the media center, links to tutorials and further information, and "Five to Test Drive" / "More to Explore" in each category.