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15 Things to Try This Year<br />Metronet<br />August 2010<br />
Start or improve your blog<br />Blogger<br />http://www.blogger.com/home<br />Edublog<br />http://edublogs.org/<br />Embed...
Make a Screencast<br />Screen-cast-o-matic<br />http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/<br />Capture screen for explanations, d...
Try the Backchannel<br />Make distraction into a contribution<br />TodaysMeet<br />http://todaysmeet.com/<br />Edmodo<br /...
Take a webinar<br />Minitex<br />http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/<br />WebJunction/WebJunction Minnesota<br />http://mn....
Subscribe to Keep Up<br />MetroBriefs<br />News & information for Twin Cities library staff<br />Bi-weekly<br />http://tin...
Find & Use Creative Commons Media<br />Photos<br />Flickrcchttp://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/<br />Flickr Advanced Search<...
Make a Book Trailer with Animoto<br />Animoto<br />http://animoto.com/<br />Photos, video clips, music automatically put i...
Collaborate via a wiki<br />Lesson plans<br />Conference planning<br />Classroom projects<br />Wiki sites<br />Pbworks.com...
Share what you find<br />Share bookmarks <br />Diigohttp://www.diigo.com/<br /> Delicious http://delicious.com/<br />Netwo...
Make a word cloud<br />Text from papers, web site, spelling words…<br />Wordle<br />http://www.wordle.net/<br />Image chef...
Stay “alert”<br />Set up a Google Alerts<br />http://www.google.com/alerts<br />Topic or journal alert in Gale Educator’s ...
Try something new in Google<br />iGoogle<br />Custom Search<br />GoogleDoc Forms<br />Google Voice<br />Google Sites<br />...
Join WebJunction Minnesota<br />Free online classes<br />Groups<br />Share documents<br />Find “friends”<br />http://mn.we...
Branch out from IE<br />Install Firefox <br />Explore Add Ons<br />https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/<br />Easy You...
Store & Share in the Cloud<br />Documents<br />Dropiohttp://drop.io/<br />GoogleDocs http://docs.google.com<br />Photos<br...
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  1. 1. 15 Things to Try This Year<br />Metronet<br />August 2010<br />
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. Join WebJunction Minnesota<br />Free online classes<br />Groups<br />Share documents<br />Find “friends”<br />http://mn.webjunction.org<br />
  15. 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. 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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