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15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
15 Things To Try This Year
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  • 1. 15 Things to Try This Year
    Metronet
    August 2010
  • 2. Start or improve your blog
    Blogger
    http://www.blogger.com/home
    Edublog
    http://edublogs.org/
    Embed photos, videos
    Tags
    New templates
    Add widgets—Twitter feed, blog roll…
  • 3. Make a Screencast
    Screen-cast-o-matic
    http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
    Capture screen for explanations, demos, teaching
  • 4. Try the Backchannel
    Make distraction into a contribution
    TodaysMeet
    http://todaysmeet.com/
    Edmodo
    http://www.edmodo.com/
  • 5. Take a webinar
    Minitex
    http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/
    WebJunction/WebJunction Minnesota
    http://mn.webjunction.org/catalog
    Edutopia
    http://www.edutopia.org/webinar
    Tech Soup
    http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events
  • 6. Subscribe to Keep Up
    MetroBriefs
    News & information for Twin Cities library staff
    Bi-weekly
    http://tiny.cc/metrobriefs
    Things On a Stick News
    Web 2.0 tools in monthly newsletter
    http://tiny.cc/thingsonastick
  • 7. Find & Use Creative Commons Media
    Photos
    Flickrcchttp://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/
    Flickr Advanced Search
    Google Image Advanced search
    Music
    http://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos
    Various media
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • 8. Make a Book Trailer with Animoto
    Animoto
    http://animoto.com/
    Photos, video clips, music automatically put in animated slide show
  • 9. Collaborate via a wiki
    Lesson plans
    Conference planning
    Classroom projects
    Wiki sites
    Pbworks.com
    http://pbworks.com/
    Wikispaces
    http://www.wikispaces.com/
    Wetpaint
    http://www.wetpaint.com/
  • 10. Share what you find
    Share bookmarks
    Diigohttp://www.diigo.com/
    Delicious http://delicious.com/
    Networks, in box..
    Google Reader Share
    http://www.google.com/reader
  • 11. Make a word cloud
    Text from papers, web site, spelling words…
    Wordle
    http://www.wordle.net/
    Image chef
    http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/
  • 12. Stay “alert”
    Set up a Google Alerts
    http://www.google.com/alerts
    Topic or journal alert in Gale Educator’s Reference Complete or Ebsco Professional Collection
    http://elm4you.org/
  • 13. Try something new in Google
    iGoogle
    Custom Search
    GoogleDoc Forms
    Google Voice
    Google Sites
    Google Labs
  • 14. Join WebJunction Minnesota
    Free online classes
    Groups
    Share documents
    Find “friends”
    http://mn.webjunction.org
  • 15. Branch out from IE
    Install Firefox
    Explore Add Ons
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
    Easy YouTube Downloader
    Colorful Tabs
    Ad Blocker
    Delicious/Diigo buttons
    Download status bar
    …..
    https://www.mozilla.com
  • 16. Store & Share in the Cloud
    Documents
    Dropiohttp://drop.io/
    GoogleDocs http://docs.google.com
    Photos
    Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/
    Picasa Web http://picasaweb.google.com

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