Tech Tools

Tried and tested technology tools that you can use at home and in your classroom. (Know of others?… Let us know and we’ll add them to our list!)

Twitter Micro-blogging website.  Share and receive thoughts and ideas with friends and collegues around the country.  You’ve heard it about.  Now try it for yourself. Twitter Micro-blogging website. Share and receive thoughts and ideas with friends and collegues around the country. You’ve heard it about. Now try it for yourself.

Skype Internet phone service.  Talk or video conference for free with with this simple to use software.  Oprah uses it… shouldn’t you? Skype Internet phone service. Talk or video conference for free with with this simple to use software. Oprah uses it… shouldn’t you?

Wordpress Blogging platform.  Simple to use blogging platform with a wide array of plugins for your favorite tools like Flickr, YouTube, etc. Wordpress Blogging platform. Simple to use blogging platform with a wide array of plugins for your favorite tools like Flickr, YouTube, etc.

Flip Video A simple, affordable handheld camcorder.  Just pull it out, record video and upload it to your computer with the built in USB port.  Perfect for the classroom. Flip Video A simple, affordable handheld camcorder. Just pull it out, record video and upload it to your computer with the built in USB port. Perfect for the classroom.

Vimeo Online video sharing website.  Vimeo provides the best quality video with great privacy options.  You can even create your own groups. Vimeo Online video sharing website. Vimeo provides the best quality video with great privacy options. You can even create your own groups.

Flickr Free photo sharing website.  Upload and manage your photos with ease.  You can even add them to your blog. Flickr Free photo sharing website. Upload and manage your photos with ease. You can even add them to your blog.

Animoto Free video creation tool.  Upload your images and pick your music and Animoto will create a professionally edited slideshow. Animoto Free video creation tool. Upload your images and pick your music and Animoto will create a professionally edited slideshow.

Scrapblog Creative workspace.  Design a scrapbook with your photos and videos and turn them into your own custom slideshow, greeting cards, books and more. Scrapblog Creative workspace. Design a scrapbook with your photos and videos and turn them into your own custom slideshow, greeting cards, books and more.

Scribd Online document viewer.  Share your PowerPoints, Word docs, PDFs online with this versatile website.  Perfect for worksheets or your weekly syllabus. Scribd Online document viewer. Share your PowerPoints, Word docs, PDFs online with this versatile website. Perfect for worksheets or your weekly syllabus.


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