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PREZI
A powerpoint alternative presentation tool. 
http://prezi.com

ISSUU
An internet magazine that takes pdf documents and puts them into a beautiful magazine format available on the web.
http://issuu.com

POLL EVERYWHERE
An internet tool to survey students or give them a quiz.  Cell phones are used as response systems and a graph appears on the screen as students text their answers.  Great alternative if you do not have access to response devices.
http://polleverywhere.com

MUSEUM BOX
Provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can add text, images, video and sound to the side of the cubes.
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/

GOOGLE SITES
Create your own web pages for free.  Videos walk you through the process step by step.
http://www.google.com/sites/help/intl/en/overview.html

Jing (Screen Capture)
Create video of your computer screen to share with your students. Once the video is recorded, it is immediately available online to whomever is provided the url, without it having to be converted or e-mailed to you. Once you download the program and register, Jing is available to you from your desktop at any time. The free version allows you to record up to 5 minutes of video. Available for Macs and PCs.
HOW TO USE JING: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Jing/index.html
WAYS OF USING JING: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/jingInReality/index.html

Lynda
Whether you’re into digital photography, web design and development, motion graphics, or just need to brush up on Excel, you can learn all the software skills you need to gain a competitive edge with these online tutorials.
http://www.lynda.com/

Twiducate
Social networking for schools
http://www.twiducate.com/

Twitter
HOW TO GET STARTED IN TWITTER:
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newTwitter/index.html

ScreenJelly (Screen Capture)
Screen recorder software that requires no download. You don’t even have to sign up for ScreenJelly if you have a Twitter or Facebook account. Once you’ve made your recording, it can be e-mailed, tweeted, or put facebook with a click of a button. Also, you may get the link to the video and post it elsewhere.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Jelly/index.html

BLOGGER
Have students post blogs, journal entries and the like onto their blogger account to sharpen their technology skills, internet navigation skills, and
HOW TO USE BLOGGER: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/blogger/index.html

SURVEY MONKEY
Tool for creating surveys. It also organizes all the results in graph form.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/monkey/index.html

GLOGSTER
Make on-line posters and magazines and embed all sorts of media including video and/or audio.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/glogster/index.html

iTunes and iTunesU
Upload and/or subscribe to podcasts, download applications, etc. iTunesU is material submitted from Universities. No iPod or iPhone needed.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/iTunesNew/index.html

ProProfs Quiz Maker
Make quizzes online for your students to take online. These quizzes can be pass or fail, letter graded, or be on a customized grading scale with a maximum score of your choice. They also can be timed. You can embed videos from online and images into your quizzes. Quizzes can include multiple choice, multiple answers, true/false, fill in the blank, and essay questions. Teachers may also include feedback for the students after they have answered questions, An advantage for the teachers is they can see results of the quiz from individual students and the overall stats of a quiz. Questions have the choice to be graded or not graded. Students may also receive certificates if the teachers choose that option. After creating a quiz, it can be shared on facebook, twitter, myspace, your blog, through your e-mail or any even embedded into a site. Simply make an account and start creating.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/proProfs/index.html

Interactive White Boards
HOW TO USE: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/iwb2/index.html

Scribd
Upload documents such as powerpoints, pdfs, etc., that you want shared with your students. You can also “ReadCast” (repost) documents submitted by others to your students or network of people. Students can also download and print these files or get the link for document, embed it, post it on facebook and twitter, or e-mail it. Every post can have comments posted to it if the viewer has an account. Signing in with your Facebook account is also available which allows you to see what friends have posted on Scribd and what they are reading, etc.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/scribd/index.html

SKYPE
Video/audio chat.
HOW TO USE FOR LESSONS: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/skype/index.html

Search Engines
Examples of search engines are google.com, yahoo.com, ask.com, etc. Learn how to optimize your search results.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/search/index.html

Second Life
3D evironment
PART 1: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/second1/index.html

RSS
Find out what is Real Simple Syndication and why and how to use it.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/rss/index.html

Powerpoint
Slideshow of information
Powerpoint Basics: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/power1/index.html

YouTube
view, upload, and download videos about your subject area, for example, lectures and how to videos. Videos can be shared through e-mail and/or linking.
ALL ABOUT YOUTUBE: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/youTube/index.html
DOWNLOADING FROM YOUTUBE: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/downYouTube/index.html

Xtranormal
Build avatars and environments and make the avatars speak. Different camera angles can be used along with many other features to make a movie. The ability to use different languages is available. Avatars can be used to make announcements, hold journal posts, etc.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/xtra/index.html

Voki
Customize an avatar and make it speak. Different languages are available. Avatars can be used to make announcements, hold journal posts, etc.
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/voki/index.html

Webnote
Create notes online so that you can refer to them from any computer and even share them by sending the url of the notes.
http://www.aypwip.org/webnote/

Dropbox
Save anything to your Dropbox, a program saved to your computer and on the internet, and access the files from any computer or mobile phone at anytime for free. Share files with others straight from your desktop or phone by creating a shared folder between the two of you. Anything you store in your Dropbox is saved to the internet, so, even if your Dropbox application is removed from your computer or phone, your documents/pictures/audio/video are still available online. Also, deleted files may be undeleted.
https://www.dropbox.com/

Webspiration
This is the web version of Inspiration where you “combine the power of visual thinking and outlining to enhance thinking learning and collaboration.”
http://www.mywebspiration.com/

Gliffy
With Gliffy online diagram software, you can easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.
http://www.gliffy.com/

Zamzar
Convert any type of files and receive e-mail notification when files are converted and ready to be picked up from site.
http://www.zamzar.com/

iSpring
Free PowerPoint to Flash converter creates Flash movies from your PowerPoint content keeping its visual parameters and animation effects. Only for PC users.
http://www.ispringsolutions.com/free_powerpoint_to_flash_converter.html

Skim
A PDF reader and note-taker for Macs. It is designed to help read and annotate scientific papers in PDF form, but it also great for viewing any PDF file.
http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/index.html

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