Friday, October 17, 2008

jing - a ling

I love jing! I first downloaded it and installed it on my iMac and my Dell laptop because I needed to make training videos for my staff. It was so easy... but I'm using it all the time now as a screen capture for images while using my Dell. Mac has always had an easy screen capture built in, but not so PC. Jing does it and even includes a marquee tool to get just the piece I'm looking for. jing - a ling! I also like how the jing sun is always up in the corner of my screen, too.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Your virtual SMARTBoard

Just heard about this tool on twitter. If have an overhead projector connected to your classroom computer, and a whiteboard as your "chalkboard" you'd be all set for active board activities.
Simple and easy online multi user whiteboard, start skrbl, give out your URL & start working together. Sketch, text, share files, upload pictures all in one common shared space. There are no new tools to learn, nothing to download, nothing to install. Brainstorm on our simple whiteboard to start thinking together, everyone sees the same screen, everybody gets on the same page. More about skrbl here

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Did You Know?

The latest version of Carl Fisch's video originally shown August 2006 to the teachers in his Colorado school.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wordle - Images with Tags

Wordle will create a design using your tag cloud. It will also create a design with any collection of words. This is my cloud. I love how it really tells about the focus of my interests now. Do you see Tim's name in there, too? I'm working on a digital storytelling class now, and will start my VTClass in July and finished up the Virtual Projects class last March. Moodle should be bigger, but then again, I just use it, I don't read about it. All on Web2.0. Nihce.

Friday, May 30, 2008

23 Things - Web 2.0 at its best

The librarians of Macom County have created a fun list of activities that will instantly get educators involved with the best Web 2.0 tools and concepts. They have picked the best; flickr, rss, blogs and wikis. Along the way you record your experiences and challenges and if you complete the 23 tasks in a given amount of time, you get a prize! Yippee. And if you get stuck they suggest you consult the other staff members in your school for help. A wonderful concept. Planning to try it in my school next fall. I might even plan it out as an iGoogle adventure through their list of Web2.0 wonders.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Adobe PhotoShop Express

Adobe is now making it possible to do a quick fix to a photo and also save it online, right in the fix-it shop. Crop, adjust color and lighten images. Also apply simple effects and wipe out red eye. Nice gallery feature, too and direct access to other sharing sites. Wish you could get to flickr... but maybe in time.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

PHUN - a new fisicks toi

Just heard about this new physics interactive free downloadable "toy" for experimenting . Picked it up from a twitter post on Saturday morning... Thanks Remote Access and glassbeed.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Finally tried VoiceThread - it's awesome!

I made a tiny voicethread about my favorite April vacation spot.

This is all free, and if a teacher wanted to use it for a project, they would be able to create different users and have their students comment along with the teacher in a class thread. I've made some alias's to show how this works.