Overview


A list of tools I use that I recommend you consider incorporating within your working practices, with links to lesson plans, help files and resources. In addition I recommend going to http://talo.wikispaces.com/TeachingTools to peruse and contribute to for an evergrowing list of new free web tools. I welcome any suggestions for new tools and their application in education that I can use in my practice...

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3D

http://sketchup.google.com

Produce three dimensional drawings and designs.

Animations

http://www.dfilm.com/

Easily storyboard and add dialogue and music to create engaging animations.
Example dfilm by refigeration teacher

Audio editing

http://audacity.sourceforge.net

Get your audio files into shape, reduce file size and background noise, export to mp3 and podcast.
Installing and configuring audacity to export to mp3

Blog

http://blogger.com

What is a blog Exercises - 'Getting started' nswlibrary.wikispaces.com

Browser

http://mozilla.com/firefox

Firefox extensions

Extensions are small add-ons that add new functionality to Firefox.

http://www.flock.com/


Calendar

http://google.com/calendar



Diagrams

http://gliffy.com


Email

http://gmail.com

http://webmail.tafensw.edu.au



Encode files

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Pick your video/ audio file format, .mp3, .mov, .wmv... pick your platform, mobile, laptop... super encodes files to whatever format/ platform you want.

Storage

http://box.net

http://archive.org



Freeware search

Find the best freeware programs:

http://download.com

http://freewarefiles.com

http://talo.wikispaces.com/TeachingTools


Google earth

http://earth.google.com

Explore the world from space with the help of this satellite map viewer.

Research

http://www.google.com/notebook

Collate research and information from internet pages as you browse with google notebook.

Social bookmarking

http://del.icio.us


Newsreader

http://bloglines.com

http://www.google.com/reader


Office applications

http://openoffice.org

http://www.google.com/docs


Photo editing

http://gimp.org


Photosharing

http://flickr.com

http://slide.com


Podcasting

http://odeo.com

Introduction to podcasting (Stephan Ridgway) Create podcast (librarytafe.wikispaces.com)


Presentations

http://slideshare.com

Microsoft photostory


Project management

http://www.basecamphq.com/


Screen recording

http://www.camstudio.org/


Start page

http://pageflakes.com

http://networklearning.blogspot.com/2006/05/online-identity-and-personalised-start.html

Survey


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Video blog

http://blip.tv


Video editing

http://zs4.net

Windows movies maker

Apple iMovie


Virtual world

http://secondlife.com


Web conferencing

A web conferencing tool typically enables: collaboratively create files, images, white-board annotations, desktop sharing, screen capturing, text-chat and teleconferencing.

http://vyew.com

http://vyew.com/content/ How do I use vyew??
Free, easy to use, nice interface. Requires Flash installation in browser. Does not have voice or video conferencing (Use Skype).

http://skype.com

http://support.skype.com/ How do I use Skype?
Free voice over ip (VOIP) and video conferencing, text chat and document sharing.

Adobe Breeze TAFE online

Camera and audio optimisation - Introduction to Breeze (sRidgway)
Licence - web conferencing tool, easy to use, TAFE has 200 licences. Log on DET user ID and password or domain account. Booking required.

Wiki

http://wikispaces.com

How to create a wikispace Wikispaces help Wikispaces movies Wiki's and education




http://networklearning.blogspot.com/2006/11/creative-commons-wanna-work-together_09.html
http://networklearning.blogspot.com/2006/08/students-are-up-to-something.html
http://networklearning.blogspot.com/2006/08/future-is-open.html