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Applications and online tools priced just right: $0
General Overview Customize your web experience Office Applications and Online Office Suites Portable Apps Blogs and Wikis Online File Storage, Publishing, and Sharing Video Conferencing Media Converters Social Networking Video Sites for Teachers and Students Photo Editing and Sharing Tools Taking Polls….and a little fun stuff, too!!!
Customize your web experience Get an account and customize your home page on the web: http://www.google.com http://www.yahoo.com http://www.live.com Extra (free applications to get more out of your operating system): http://www.windowslive.com http://widgets.yahoo.com/ http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ Google Notebook (best way to surf) Google Notebook
Free Office Applications http://www.zoho.com Zoho is a comprehensive online suite of applications (too many to list) that can allow you to create any type of document and collaborate. http://docs.google.com Google Docs is an online office suite (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Presentations) that allows quick, real time web publishing and collaboration. http://www.openoffice.org Sun Microsystems popular and free full-fledged office suite that is completely compatible office with Microsoft Office. http://symphony.lotus.com IBM offers this free office suite that is completely that is completely compatible office with Microsoft Office. http://www.scribus.net/ Open source desktop publishing application like MS Publisher.
Portable Apps for your USB Key http://www.portableapps.com If you have a USB key you can run an entire computer from it. Portable apps is the place to go to find free applications: office suites, web browsers, email clients, image editors, and audio and video editors and players.
Excellent Blogging Tools A great way to communicate with students and get feedback from them. http://www.blogger.com Googles blogger is the most popular blogging tool on the web. http://www.wordpress.org Another great blogging tool. You can create an audio RSS feed with www.talkr.com www.talkr.com Add widgets with www.widgetbox.comwww.widgetbox.com Embed live chat with www.coveritlive.comwww.coveritlive.com
Wikis: Document Centered collaboration NHS Wikis are available here at the school and were built and maintained by Tom McLaughlin. NHS Wikis Popular Wikis available on the web http://www.pbwiki.com http://www.wikispaces.com http://www.wetpaint.com/
Online File Storage, Publishing, and Sharing http://www.skydrive.com Microsoft Skydrive offers you 5GB of file storage online. You can create file folders, nest folders, and share or publish folders on the web to share documents with students. http://www.officelive.com Microsofts big brother to Skydrive. This a phenomenal storage and collaboration application, though it isnt for publishing to students. http://www.box.net Box.net is another very good online file storage and sharing site.
RSS Readers: Bring the web 2 U RSS readers allow you to collect web content. Rather than going to sites for content, the sites send their information to you http://www.google.com/reader http://www.newsgator.com/ RSS Page feeds http://www.netvibes.com http://www.pageflakes.com
Video Conferencing http://www.skype.com A great free videoconferencing tool for Mac and PC. http://www.tokbox.com Online version of Skype, also does IM and can scan your email to find your friends. http://www.mebeam.com No account needed. setup a room and invite people in to have a video conference. http://www.ustream.tv/ http://www.mogulus.com/ Create your own live, streaming TV channel. You can also watch feeds from all over the world.
Media Converters http://www.media-convert.com This site allows you to convert pretty much any video file into whatever format you need. http://www.zamzar.com Zamzar allows you to download videos from YouTube and other video file sharing sites.
Social Networking & Collaboration http://www.ning.com Create your own social network or join one specifically targeted to your interests. http://www.twitter.com Send short messages (140 characters or less) from your computer or cell phone about what you are doing at the moment. http://www.secondlife.com A virtual world where you can literally conduct a SecondLife. http://www.yugma.com Yugma allows you to share your computer screen via the internet. This is a great online meeting collaboration tool. There is a plug-in for Skype, which makes this really easy to use.
Video sites for teachers & students http://www.teachertube.com Videos for Teachers http://www.schooltube.com Video hosting for students and teachers
Photo editing & sharing tools http://www.photosynth.com Microsofts latest creation allows you to create full 3D images using your just your digital camera. Check out a synth today http://www.getpaint.net/ PaintDotNet is a free photo editing application that is easy to use and offers many of the features of Photoshop and Fireworks. http://www.gimp.org/ The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free Photoshop. The little character is named Wilbur. http://mypictr.com/ Quick and easy online cropping and resizing tool.
Photo Sharing & Slide Shows http://www.flickr.com Flickr is the most popular picture sharing site on the web. http://voicethread.com Like Photostory except you can now collaborate asynchronously. Students can upload pictures to tell a story and others can comment on their work. http://www.slideshare.net/ This is a great place to post your PowerPoint, Keynote, Open Office, or PDF presentations (especially if you are traveling or ever forget your USB key). http://www.slide.com You can do slide shows, funpix,…(and create virtual pets). http://www.mixbook.com/ Just like iPhoto or Kodak Gallery, but you dont have to download anything. Mix and match photos from a variety of galleries. This is great for creating a printed book that is a true class collaboration.
Taking Polls and Surveys Google Docs spreadsheet form: http://spreadsheets.google.com/newform http://spreadsheets.google.com/newform When you create a spreadsheet, your first row becomes the questions. Just start a spreadsheet and click on the Share tab. In the next screen Invite people to: click on to fill out a new form and then the Preview and send form button. You can then create all kinds of questions for your form and use the link to share with those from whom you want to gather data. SurveyMonkey surveys: www.surveymonkey.comwww.surveymonkey.com This is a great online survey tool that allows you to create up to a 10-question online survey, batch send the request participation and harvest the results. There is a more sophisticated version that is fee- based.
More sites to take polls Quibblo – http://www.quibblo.com(You can copy and create graded quizzes too!)http://www.quibblo.com MicroPoll - www.micropoll.comwww.micropoll.com Poll Junkie - www.polljunkie.comwww.polljunkie.com Poll Daddy embedded survey: www.polldaddy.com www.polldaddy.com This is a free program that will allow you to create an interactive poll that can be embedded in your wikispace, webpage, etc. The results are available in your Poll Daddy account
Fun Stuff: Cartoons and Posters http://www.glogster.com/ Glogster is a great place where you can create posters for any purpose http://www.comiclife.com Use your photos to create comics. http://www.toondoo.com/ Create Comics online. http://www.joost.com/ Free television…real TV (not YouTube)