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Classroom Tools

Collaboration

Graphics

Mind Mapping/Graphic Organizer

Organizations

Photo Editing

Browser Tools

Video/Audio Tools

Misc.

 

 

Classroom Tools
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Class Timer is an online timer
* Web-based

classtools.JPG ClassTools: Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds with ClassTools! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! Samples in various content are available. Each template can be saved as a stand-alone HTML file or as a Widget that can be embedded into a blog or wiki - as long as it is non-commercial. * Web-based  * Save on-line  * Upgrade to Pro at additional charge
Education Place.JPG Education Place: .pdf graphic organizer files, good for capturing! (Elem, Middle)
* Web-based
Goodreads.JPG Goodreads: A social network for book lovers! Members can keep track of the books they have read, make recommendations to others, vote on book lists that are posted, see what their friends are reading and recommending, and form book groups. Tip: Teachers can develop a reading group for their students where discussions can develop, suggestions for new material can be found and lovers of particular genres can find each other.
* Web-based
ICDL.JPG International Children's Digital Library: The largest digital collections of children's book, ICDL contains over 4,400 books in 54 languages representing 64 countries with applications for the iPhone and the new larger screen, iPad.
* Web-based
Koobits.JPG KooBits 4.0 is a place to shelve ebooks. Just as with a physical version, users can organize ebooks in a bookshelf either using the default categories or renaming them. The software also enables audio and video input on top of animation of characters and game elements. * Web-based   * Save on-line    * More space available at additional charge

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Editor

KooBits Editor is a program that allows users to create multimedia ebooks, ecards, scrap books, photo montages and more. It is currently available in four languages: English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. Users can publish their ebooks on their user profile, share them on various social networks, and comment on books created. * Web-based    * Save on-line   * More space available at additional charge
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Museum Box: This site allows students to place items into virtual boxes; these items can include images, video, text, and sound. MuseumBox can be used across the curriculum and can help students to describe a person, place, thing, event, idea, or issue.
* Web-based
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Our Story: Create your story! Our Story permits users to develop and save collaborative timelines that can be personalized with annotations, photos, and videos. Stories (timelines) can be printed in book format, archived on DVD, or even sent as postcards.
* Web-based   *  Save on-line    *Save to computer
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Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. * Download software
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Photo Story3 helps you to create exciting video stories by adding panning and zooming effects to your pictures. Use Photo Story to record narration for your pictures, and add titles and background music to your story. * Download software   * Save to computer
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Prezi is an presentation application - an editor that lets you create Prezi presentations (similar to PowerPoint). However, unlike many applications, Prezi can be used directly from an internet browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari) without the need to install anything. Prezi can also be installed (we call this Prezi Desktop) so you can use it without internet access. * Web-based   * Save on-line and to computer
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Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists.
* Web-based   *  Save to computer
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Storybird: Do your students like to tell stories? Storybird will help them to create short, visual stories. You can save them, share them and (soon) print them. Use Storybird's beautiful watercolor illustrations to tell your story.
* Web-based
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Study Stack: Find flashcards to study or create your own flashcards! Study flashcards or use the other activities such as matching, crosswords, hangman, scrambled word, or bug chase. Study flashcards anytime and anywhere by printing your flashcards or by using them with applications on your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
* Web-based
WebQuest.JPG Webquests are made and shared for your classroom. Webquests are an online inquiry-based lesson format. Problem solving and creative thinking skills are engaged in Webquests and this website links teachers to many different learning opportunities.
* Web-based
Collaboration
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21 Classes: Create a virtual classroom and BlogPortal. Host and manage blogs for your students. Use a Class Homepage to communicate with students that includes fully featured blogs to upload text, photos, or insert videos. A class can have its own portal, where all students will have their own blog. * Web-based
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Debategraph: Join debategraph, a browser based, wiki-style site, where students can synthesize, evaluate, expand, collaborate, contribute and substantiate their own thoughts and ideas to both sides of the issues. Debategraph utilizes visual depiction to deepen and enrich student understanding for a continuous and robust debate.
* Web-based
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Edmodo is a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students and schools. Edmodo provides classrooms a safe and easy way to connect and collaborate, offering a real-time platform to exchange ideas, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. Accessible online and from any mobile device via free smart phone applications. * Web-based  * Save on-line
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Edublogs lets you easily create & manage student & teacher blogs, quickly customize designs
and include videos, photos & podcasts. * Web-based (10MB-free)  * Save on-line  * Upgrade to Pro at additional charge
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Global School Net: Bring the world together through their website. Global School creates opportunities for teachers and students around the world to work together in international based projects. Tip: Check out the webinars and cyberfairs.
* Web-based
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LiveBinders is a way to gather all your knowledge, whether it is website links or files, all into one place for easy, elegant sharing. It is similar to a three-ring binder on the web. * Web-based   * Save online
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Mindmeister: Simultaneously work on maps with friends and colleagues and see changes as they happen. * Web-based  * Save on-line
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Primary Access: Capture your students' imagination with movie narratives based on primary sources. Primary Access is an online tool that allows students and teachers to combine text, visual, and sound elements, which are then combined to convey information about their chosen historical event or time frame. A library of Primary Access movies is available through a catalog by historical time period.
* Web-based
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SchoolTube: This is the ideal place for teachers and students to share videos online. Create your own channel for your school or share videos with other students and educators. Instructions on how to load, create, and compress videos as well as how to create video contests and TV shows for your school.
* Web-based
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Scratch: Targeted to 8- to 16-year olds, Scratch allows students to create and share projects, presentations, stories and best of all - videos games! The emphasis is on multi-media and includes graphics, sound, music, and photos. Supported by National Science Foundation research, Scratch encourages creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration.  
* Web-based
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Tumblr  lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be.
* Web-based  * Save on-line
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Wiggio is a free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups. Functions include: a shared group calendar, polling function, central folder for group members to upload to or download from, internal messaging system, meetings with chatrooms and conference calls, and  more. * Web-based  * Save on-line
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Wikispaces: This easy-to-use website allows anyone to write, edit and share content, depending on the permissions granted by the wiki owner.
* Web-based
Graphics
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Big Huge Labs: Turn photos into personalized calendars, cards, holiday ornaments and other goodies. Or make a one-of-a-kind poster using the Motivator, Mosaic, Magazine Cover, Pop Art poster, Movie Poster or Jigsaw toys. Customize your creation with your own photograph & text.
*Web-based    * Save to computer
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Block Posters: Create any size wall poster from any size photo. Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printed. Download the PDF file containing your newly created images & print each one massively blown up, resulting in a huge pixel poster to stick on your wall.
* Web-based
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Gickr.com lets you instantly create Animated GIF online, free, right now! Just upload pictures or grab them from your Flickr.
* Web-based  * Save on-line  * Can save to computer
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GIMP (short for the GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software graphics editor. In addition to detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create basic animated images in the GIF format.
* Web-based
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GlassGiant can make fun custom pictures, unique signs, snowglobe photos and much more. Insert pictures into other objects, etc. It has photo and text options.
*Web-based
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Glogster EDU Premium is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom. This site allows for glogs - interactive posters; collaborative class projects; school-level teacher management of students and classes; and is a private and safe student environment
* Web-based    * Save on-line   * Customized by user 
* Cannot save to computer

Mind Mapping/Graphic Organizer
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Bubbl.us is an online tool that allows you to generate mind mapping and brainstorming diagrams immediately.  Thoughts and ideas are linked by colourful and readable text bubbles which can  be printed or posted online.  Bubbles are connected to the parent bubble and are colour coordinated according to hierarchy. It is fun, quick and easy to use.
* Web-based   * Save on-line
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Exploratree: Create "thinking guides" using Exploratree's endless options. You can fill in the guides online or print them out for student use--both options offer the option to save your work for future use. Thinking guides are divided into five broad categories for use by educators and students: map your ideas, solve problems, explore, analyse (they're British!), and different perspectives.
* Web-based
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Gliffy online diagram software can easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.
* Web-based    * Save on-line
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Mindomo is a mind mapping software application. A mind map is a brainstorming tool for arranging ideas in a non-linear graphic manner. This type of tool is useful when problem solving and brainstorming for an infinite number of purposes. * Web-based   
* Save on-line   * Customized by user     * Cannot save to computer
Organizations
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ASCD is where the information is for supervision and curriculum. This association is one of the leading groups in the field of education, supervision, and curriculum. Offering conferences & up-to-date periodicals, ASCD also provides ongoing research for school improvement.
* Web-based
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FRONTLINE: Frontline Teacher center - New classroom activities with streaming video, downloadable lesson plans and web-exclusive resources to accompany FRONTLINE programs in the classroom 
* Web-based
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KET: We are Kentucky's educational television network, but our vision takes us far beyond just television or computer screens. KET is really about ideas-about learning, the arts and culture, and citizenship. We work each day to use television, online video and related media for the benefit of everyone in Kentucky.
* Web-based
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Newseum - a 250,000-square-foot museum of news - offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
* Web-based
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Partnership for the 21st Century offers educators information, resources, and tools to understand, identify and integrate the 21st century skills of creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving skills and communication and collaboration skills. What skills will our students need to be successful in the 21st century? Here's a great resource to help educators learn how to integrate 21st Century Skills into the curriculum.
* Web-based
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PBS stands for public broadcasting service, and refers to a group of television stations through the United States and through parts of Canada that are non-profit and privately owned. Unlike most standard stations, PBS is known for broadcasting shows without commercial interruption.
* Web-based
Photo Editing
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Citrify is a fresh little web app that can make your photos look better. Easy to use one-click tools for removing pimples, reducing wrinkles, or applying funky effects. There is no user account signup and you don't have to upload any photos. Software can open and save photos right from your computer.
* Web-based
Closr.JPG ClosR is an online service which allows you to upload high resolution pictures and make them zoomable and browsable without requiring the user any large bandwidth. In the same way, ClosR allows you to focus on the side of the picture you are interested in and view it without any image quality loss. ClosR widget technology allows a quick and fluid Web browsing with minimum loading time.
* Web-based
Fotoflexer.JPG FotoFlexer: Online photo editor
* Web-based
Phixr.JPG Phixr: Easy-to-use online photo editor, directly supports Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, flickr and many more. No browser plugins required.
* Web-based
Pixlr.JPG Pixlr is an online photo editing tool. Fast, simple and enough features to make this a great find for low- to moderate-level photo editing. You can create a new image, upload an image, or grab one from a URL location. The Pixlr Editor has nice features but requires some knowledge of photo imaging software or you will get lost.
* Web-based   * Save to computer
Sumo.JPG Sumo Paint is a full featured photo editing / painting application, which works right in your favorite web browser! The only requirement is the Flash Player.
* Web-based   * Save on-line
Browser Tools
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Delicious is a bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. Get to your bookmarks from any computer, anytime, anywhere. Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return.
* Web-based    * Save on-line
Edutopia.JPG Edutopia: Search by keyword from over 2200 features on this site or browse a collection of over 100 downloadable videos to find the tools needed to help in promoting an interactive learning environment.
* Web-based
furly.JPG Fur.ly is a link aggregator that will take as many links as you'd like to feed it and generate one short URL. When that URL is accessed, the first page in the list is displayed, along with a yellow fur.ly banner across the top. The webpages in the list can be accessed using left/right arrows or a drop-down list. The list created from the sites in the photo above can be seen here.
* Web-based     * Save on-line
internettutorials.JPG Search engines: Visit How to Choose a Search Tool, a more extensive list of search tools organized by features.
* Web-based
JogtheWeb.JPG Jog the Web: Do you want an easy and innovative way to guide students through the Internet? jogtheweb is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of Websites. Its step-by-step approach of taking viewers through Websites allowing the author to annotate and ask guiding questions for each page is unique.
*  Web-based
Weblist.JPG Weblist is a great way to gather and organize content based on a theme with the added feature of one URL. Your weblist can then be shared through social media networks or posted on a blog or Website. No time to make your own list, then search their playlist for subjects from music to science and everything in between.
* Web-based
Video/Audio Toos
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Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips, and music. Similar to Movie Maker. Can post to YouTube, blogs, etc.
* Web-based   * Save on-line
Any DVD.JPG Any DVD Converter: Any DVD Converter Pro is an all-in-one DVD ripper and video converter with fast converting speed and excellent output quality. As a video converter, Any DVD Converter Pro convert all kinds of video formats including DVR-MS, WMV, AVCHD, TS, TP, RM, RMVB, MOV, MKV, etc to AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, FLV and audio formats. Video merging, video clipping, video cropping, subtitles and more useful features are also provided.
 *  Download to computer   * Not free
Any Video.JPG Any Video Converter: Any Video Converter is an all-in-one video converting freeware with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed, and excellent video quality. It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, RM, RMVB, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, and AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for PSP or other portable video device, MP4 player, or smartphones. It is the freeware to convert video files between multiple formats and download YouTube videos.
* Download to computer
Fotobabble.JPG Fotobabble enables you to create Talking Photos in just three clicks. Adding a voice - your voice, your child's voice, grandma's voice - gives photos life and creates a more memorable experience for everyone. You can also use our iPhone app to do it all from your device!
* Web-based
Handbrake.JPG Handbrake: Handbrake allows you to convert video from virtually any format to whatever file type you want.  HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Outputs: File format: MP4(M4V) and MKV; Video: H.264(x264), MPEG-4(ffmpeg), MPEG-2(ffmpeg), or Theora(libtheora); Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, or Vorbis. AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 pass-thru; Misc features: Chapter selection. Works best for Apple computers. 
* Download to computer
Jing.JPG Jing: Do you need to quickly snap a picture of your screen or record a video of an onscreen action? Jing is the solution; it's free software that adds visuals to your online conversations. Include it in an email, Website, or IM. 
* Download to computer
Primary Access.JPG Primary Access: Capture your students' imagination with movie narratives based on primary sources. Primary Access is an online tool that allows students and teachers to combine text, visual, and sound elements, which are then combined to convey information about their chosen historical event or time frame. A library of Primary Access movies is available through a catalog by historical time period.
* Web-based
roxio.JPG Roxio: Edit videos and create DVDs like a pro - even in 3D; Fix photos and make cards, calendars and slideshows; Rip music and convert audio files to most popular formats; Burn and copy CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs; Share on DVD, portable devices such as iPad®, iPhone®, Android Smartphones YouTube™ or Facebook® 
*  Download to computer    * Not free
SecondLife.JPG Second Life: Create an avatar and join other educators in Second Life to explore virtual reality, a world where you, the user, can participate in professional development, meet colleagues to explore and discover and create new understandings about learning in virtual worlds. Tip: Meet with people from all over the world without having to leave your classroom , library, or home.
* Web-based
vocaroo.JPG Vocaroo: The premier voice recording service. It allows you to send voice mail messages to friends or post them online. * Web-based    * Save on-line
voki.JPG Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages. This site also has lesson plans that use avatar videos to present some lesson plans for different subjects.
* Web-based  * Save on-line
Xtranormal.JPG Xtranormal: www.xtranormal.com is a website where users may use cartoons to make movies of their taste. They may publish their movies. Then, other users may watch the movies. You type something; we turn it into a movie. On the web and on the desktop.
* Web-based   * Save on-line  
* Move space available at additional charge
Miscellaneous
Creative Commons.JPG Creative Commons: Give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work - a "some rights reserved" approach to copyright.
* Web-based
evernote.JPG Evernote: Tired of trying to keep track or find your various notes on taken throughout the day and want to be able to organize your thoughts from a variety of sources? Evernote will do this and you can access it from anywhere, even your iPhone.
* Web-based
flickr.JPG Flickr: Online photo management and sharing application. Get photos and video into and out of the system in as many ways as possible: from the web, from mobile devices, from the users' home computers and from whatever software they are using to manage their content. Publish them to: RSS feeds, by email, by posting to outside blogs. * Web-based   * Save on-line
FlickrCC.JPG Flickr for Creative Common searches for license photos and videos.
* Web-based    * Save on-line
Hulu.JPG Hulu is a website and over-the-top (OTT) subscription service offering ad-supported on demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, and many other networks and studios.
*Web-based
monoprice.JPG MonoPrice.com: Monoprice, (DBA. MonoPrice.com) Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics.
* Web-based
Poll Everywhere.JPG Poll Everywhere: If you want to get learners' attention, then ask a provocative question. Poll Everywhere is a voting platform that can be used in classrooms and libraries to gather answers to a particular question. Participants vote by sending a text message via their cell phones or by voting on the web.
* Web-based
SchoolHouseRockLyrics.JPG Schoolhouse Rock: This site lists Schoolhouse Rock song lyrics. It also provides a link to the video on YouTube.
* Web- based
SchoolTube.JPG SchoolTube: This is the ideal place for teachers and students to share videos online. Create your own channel for your school or share videos with other students and educators. Instructions on how to load, create, and compress videos as well as how to create video contests and TV shows for your school.
* Web-based
Screencast.JPG Screencast.com is TechSmith's media hosting site that securely hosts your content. It's perfect for images and videos. We use Screencast.com to ensure everyone has access to a free, secure hosting option that enables the fastest visual communication possible. Free online storage and sharing with Screencast.com. 2 GB of storage and 2 GB of bandwidth per month for free.
* Web-based   * Save on-line and to computer  
* More storage available at additional charge
Skype.JPG Skype is a basic and easy-to-use service that offers free voice, video calls, conference calls, instant messaging and group instant messaging. Download the software; connect to the Internet and you're good to go.
* Web-based
Teachertube.JPG TeacherTube   is a video sharing website similar to, and based on, YouTube. It is designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share educational resources such as video, audio, documents, photos, groups and blogs. The site contains a mixture of classroom teaching resources and others designed to aid teacher training.
* Web-based    * Save on-line and to computer
Ted.JPG TED is a remarkable Website sharing ideas from the world's most innovative thinkers and experts related to technology, entertainment, design, business, science, and global issues. Watch, listen to, learn, discuss and spread TED.
* Web-based
Toondoo.JPG ToonDoo is the world's fastest way to create cartoons! Licenses are relatively inexpensive for groups. Free 15 day trial. * Web-based  * Save on-line
TubeChop.JPG TubeChop does exactly what it sounds like it does. It lets you search for YouTube videos via keyword or by copying and pasting in the actual video URL. It then opens a screen with a simple editing slider ala QuickTime. Simply move the beginning and ending sliders and click Chop It!
* Web-based   * Save on-line
TurningPoint.JPG TurningPoint: Three basic elements make up a typical audience response system: polling software, response keypads, and a response receiver. Turning Technologies provides a variety of software and hardware options for you to choose from to meet your unique learning and meeting needs.
* Download to computer
Twitter.JPG Twitter, a website for communication among friends and colleagues, is based on this question. Everyone who is connected to your account can know what you are doing at anytime, just send a "tweet."  This is a way for everyone to keep track of everyone else. Tip: Students working in research teams, designate secretaries to keep the instructor and librarian up to date on how the group is doing throughout the project.
* Web-based
Wallwisher.JPG Wall Wisher is an online notice board maker. It gives you a virtual space where you can post short text notes in the same way that you could put post-it notes onto a notice board in your classroom. But this noticeboard can be shared between people all over the world. * Web-based   * Save on-line
zoho.JPG Zoho: While using Zoho your documents and data are securely stored online on our servers and can be accessed from anywhere. Saves in .doc, .xls, .ppt, etc. Can use MicroSoft Office when off-line.
* Web-based   * Save on-line
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