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Cool Technology to Enhance Your Projects
Wordle - creates word clouds with text that you enter
For an even cooler word cloud check out http://www.tagxedo.com/
Spell with Flickr - uses pictures to spell out text
Cool Text - animates your text
Big Huge Labs - lots of cool project ideas including poster makers
Glogster - create an interactive poster with video, text and photos
ScreenToaster - free online screen recorder. Capture video of onscreen action and share them instantly. No download necessary.
Dream Avatar - create an avatar to use in presentations or websites
VoiceThread - record video chats and discussions while working with powerpoints, images, etc. Allows small group discussions and 5 ways to communicate incl. webcam, microphone, text. Minimal price.
Tokbox or Skype - video chat with your friends and family for free. What's the diff? Skype is a download whereas Tokbox works with your browser. Tokbox can also have up to 6 people video chatting. There are some issues with privacy with Tokbox so you might want to do some research first to figure out which service fits your needs.
Here are some free tools and sites to help you find, organize, and use research resources correctly.The Rough Draft : Saline Area School's Writing HandbookDelicious - save and share your bookmarks with this social networking site...access your bookmarks from any computer and use shared bookmarks to research your topic.
Evernote: save your notes organize them with tags and access them 24/7 with this free notetaking tool
Zotero: a notetaking tool brought to you by Firefox that is recommended for collecting, managing, and citing your research sources
Purdue Online Writing Lab: Get help writing your essays
Copyright and Intellectual Freedom: What you need to know about plagiarism, file sharing, and citing sources
Copyright Friendly - pictures and resources that are copyright free
Citation Help - guide to digital citation machines and style manuals