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Cool Tool Duel for Your School:

Twenty Tools, Two Geeks, Three Minutes Each.... 
The challenge is to present the coolest new tools
 for our schools. Come cheer on Vince and Sharon
 for a fun-filled hour of one-upmanship. May the
best geek win!




From Meaningful Learning with Technology:

"Technology cannot teach students. Rather, learners
teach the technologies. Meaningful learning will result
 when technologies engage learners in the following:

  • Knowledge construction, not reproduction
  • Conversation, not reception
  • Articulation, not repetition
  • Collaboration, not competition
  • Reflection, not prescription"
(p. 10 -David Jonassen, 2005)

Note: Many of these cool tools were originally shared
 on Edtechtalk Weekly webcast
 (edtechtalk.com - 7 PM EST Sundays),
WOW2 webcast (edtechtalk.com - 9 PM EST Tuesdays),
 and on twitter







 

 
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Cool Utilities

Vince's cool tools:


VozMe: http://vozme.com/index.php?lang=en
Text to speech to mp3 to your ipod?
Songza http://songza.com/: The music search
engine & internet jukebox. Listen. Now.

Snagit: PC installed screen capture tool,
captures images, video and lots more ($)
Jing : http://www.jingproject.com/
 The online screen capture tool


Venn Diagrams:
http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=28
 quick and easy Venn
 diagrams
Swivel: http://www.swivel.com/
All kinds of graphs… of unique data

Excel: Excellent teaching resources for
 using excel

Worldometers:
 http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/class/excel_resources.htm
Live statistics page
Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/home
How to site

Games for the brain:
http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/

MY Stickies: http://www.mystickies.com/
some stickies to track online
 notes on websites
Online CEO:
http://www.roughunderbelly.com/user/login
 just because I can put on an
online to do list

Senduit: http://www.senduit.com/
best and quickest way to
send <100 mb files

Fun stuff
Million Dollar Homepage
We feel fine:
http://www.wefeelfine.org/wefeelfine_pc.html
track everyones mood….
 (requires IE)
Don’t click it… Innovation in active computing
http://www.dontclick.it/

Searching
Kartoo: http://www.kartoo.com/
The visual search engine

Soople: http://www.soople.com/
All the advanced features in a page

Mapping/Flowcharts

Exploratree: http://www.exploratree.org.uk/
create your own focus tools
Gliffy: http://www.gliffy.com/
create flowcharts

Glide: http://desktop.glidesociety.com/
 suite of potential for your needs all
in a desktop

Portable Apps: http://portableapps.com/
An alternative to computer
installed/web-based apps

Scratch: http://scratch.mit.edu/
An basic programming tool,
suitable for all levels (PC)

Visible Body: http://www.visiblebody.com/
The human anatomy inside out
 (requires PC and IE)

Workshop:


OpenOffice/Word/ Google Comparative
http://recitpub.wikispaces.com