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Productivity Tools


AheadLogo.jpg - Create dynamic, non-linear presentations (similar to Prezi) with this flash-based tool (allows you to organize using layers like Photoshop)



BeSafeAtBYU.jpg - Cybersafety


BeFunkyLogo.jpg - Photo effects

Celly.pngThis another tool that allows you to set up text reminders and alerts for your classroom. This site is a little more complex than remind101 below but gives you access to more features such as getting input from RSS or Twitter and sending polls directly to phones by text without the need for a smartphone or a projector. This service can also be set up to send out text reminders from events on your google calandar. I'll include a tutorial here.- darcoza darcoza


CutePDFLogo.jpg- Create PDFs for free (download the program, the select print, change the printer to CutePDF, and voila!)

DaveSeah.jpg - Printable CEO Series contains printable tracking sheets to improve productivity

DeliciousLogo.jpg- Save your bookmarks (a.k.a. "favorites") online & then access them from any computer

DiigoLogo.jpg- Same as Delicious, but on steroids (allows highlighting and archiving of webpages, social interaction, etc.)

DivShareLogo.png - Free online hosting and file sharing

DonorsChooseLogo.gif - Propose a classroom project. Donors can donate to your cause

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Dropbox
- Requires download

DumprLogo.png - Make coloring books and other interesting things from photos, save as JPEGs and use as illustrations for assignments or worksheets



EviteLogo.jpg- Design invitations and send them via e-mail. See who has RSVP'd



feedage_logo_50x240.png- Directory of RSS feeds to which you can subscribe



FirstgivingLogo.gif- Online fundraising . . . quickly create a webpage regarding the cause of your choice, send the link to associates, clients, family, and friends, and track your progress


FlashpaintLogo.jpg - Flash drawing editor



FotoflexerLogo.jpg - Very robust, online photo editing site



FoxitLogo.gif- "Write" on the PDFs you save



FundableLogo.gif- Online fundraising: Solicit pledges, people pay via credit card or Paypal, but accounts are not charged until at least $1,000 is raised. Project does not have to be service-oriented

Funding4LearningLogo.png- Crowd-sourced funding for education

GliffyLogo.gif - Create diagrams, graphic organizers




GoogleAlertsLogo.gif- Make information come to you. Set up the alert and it searches the web and delivers updates to you



GoogleDocsLogo.gif- Collaborate with other members of your department or school and easily share information without e-mail



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Language Tools

GoogleScholarLogo.gif- Search for only scholarly articles
IFTT.jpg This is a web 2.0 tool that allows you to link online services to automate online tasks that you don't want to perform manually. The service can be used to do a large variety of things including automatically posting to facebook, downloading images of yourself others upload, sending automatic tweets, checking the weather, checking RSS feeds, and combining your google calandar with all kinds of stuff. It's a very powerful tool in general but can be used for classroom applications as well. Check it out.- darcoza darcoza

I've included a tutorial on how to use this to text homework reminders from your Google Calendar.

ImageChefLogo.gif- Dress up photos with interesting frames and your own captions, then save and share


JingLogo.gif- Free screencasting (requires free download)


ListenToYouTubeLogo.JPG - Pull the audio from any YouTube video here


MediaConvertLogo.png- - Free file conversion from one format to another

MeetingWizardLogo.jpg- Set up meetings, see a grid of people's availability

MyNoteItLogo.gif - Online notetaking application

Newsmap

OnlineStopwatchLogo.gif - Online Stopwatch - Use this to monitor group work, to count down how much "English Break Time" is left, etc.

PandoraLogo.jpg - You select the artist or genre and it generates a station that plays music similar to the style of the selected artist

Pastelink.jpg - Allows you to link a file and send it without registration or software download.

PlaylistLogo.jpg - Search for songs, save them, and then make the playlist available to your students by giving them the direct link or embedding it into a wiki or website

PreziLogo.jpg - Create dynamic, non-linear presentations and concept maps (Storytelling with Prezi)

PrioritizerLogo.jpg- Make a "to do" list, it helps you prioritize your tasks through a series of forced choices

QRTreasureHuntGenerator.JPG - Input questions, it generates the QR codes for you
remind101.jpg- This is a tool that allows you to set up text reminders for your classroom. It is fairly simple to use requiring only an account and having students sign up by texting the classes keyword to a number. Also supports scheduling so that you can plan the texts to be sent out at a future date.- darcoza darcoza

Rubistar.jpg- Edit existing rubrics or create your own

RunningRecordCalculatorLogo.JPG - Allows students to calculate accuracy, self-correction ratio, etc., when reading aloud




SAPLogo.gif- Great PowerPoint tools for soliciting feedback from your audience (including several that integrate with Twitter)



ScribdLogo.png - Upload documents to share with others


search-music-video.jpg - Search for music videos

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Send Tab URLs Firefox Extension

- Send Tab URLs - Send a list of links from open tabs to yourself or others in an e-mail message with this Firefox extension

SenduitLogo.gif - Similar to Divshare, but with an expiration time (from 30 minutes to 1 week). Super simple interface. Easy for technophobes.


SkypeLogo.png- Hold videoconferences with colleagues from around the world for free
SlideshareLogo.gif - Upload ppt presentations to share with others (Example: STARTALK: Developing Teacher Leaders)

SplashupLogo.jpg- - Similar to Photoshop, but free & online

SplicdLogo.jpg- Select specific segments from YouTube videos for viewing

StockXchngLogo.gif- Find copyright safe photos for free that you can use in student projects as well as published or web-based materials

SymbalooLogo.jpg - Create a customizable search page using icons

TargetDiagram.JPG - Use this generator to create a target diagram, then save and share

Teamviewr.jpg TeamViewer is a program that allows you to remote control another computer. This allows you to control your pc from a smart phone or tablet so that you can walk around the room during a presentation. It also allows you transfer files between computers or access files you forgot on your home or school computer from any other computer. Additionally it can be used as meeting software to allow you to video chat while showing your screen to up to 25 other computers which is good if you need to show the class how to do a new task or if you need to show someone how to do something from a distance. Its a very powerful free tool that you should play around with.- darcoza darcoza

TestMozLogo.gif - Multiple choice test generator that scores the test and produces reports. Doesn't require login unless you want to save everything.


TransferBigFiles.png - Extremely simple interface. Simply browse for your file, type in the e-mail address of the recipient, and click Send!

TubeChopLogo.gif - Show specific segments of YouTube videos

TweetDeckLogo.jpg - Keep track of all your Facebook & Twitter feeds in one place


twitter_logo_header.png- A great tool for keeping up with the latest developments in your chosen fields


ViddlerLogo.jpg- Upload up to 500MB of video, then bookmark particular segments within it or allow others to comment on it

videolan-logo.png - Open source video player that will play almost anything

ViewPureLogo.JPG - Copy and paste a YouTube link into the window. It allows you to view the video on a plain white or black screen without ads or suggested videos at the end.

Webquest Generator

WikispacesLogo.pngWikispaces - Use a wiki to remove writer's block--allows you to make continual changes to your text, to move things around, and to keep a constant outline of the various sections of your writing in view via the navigation bar. If you cut a section, but think you might want to use it later? No problem--just make a "parts pile" page, paste the deleted section in, and find it later. Also removes the "Word crashed and I lost everything" phenomenon. Everything you type is captured in the history (as long as you save frequently), and you can always revert to a previous version of the paper if you change your mind midstream. GREAT for collaborative authoring as well.


WufooLogo.JPG - Build your own forms and generate reports


YouSendItLogo.gif- Send large files to others using this service

YugmaLogo.gif- Free collaborative meeting software (requires download)



ZoteroLogo.jpg- Maintain an annotated, sharable research library with searchable, printable notes and reports


50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps



Professional Development


Conferences


AllConferencesLogo.gif- A database of current conferences from a variety of fields. Click here for Languages & Linguistics


ConferenceAlertsLogo.gif- Subscribe to alerts about upcoming conferences based on parameters you specify

Study Abroad


Abroad101Logo.png - Searchable by country and university, allows program ratings and reviews

Learn More About Productivity


Clarifying the Meaning of Productivity

Getting Organized (This link will take you to another wiki)

Managing the Paper Overload (This link will take you to another wiki)

http://languagelinks2006.wikispaces.com/Making+Groups+Work

Just for fun:



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