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

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