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    • 15 Things to Try This Year
      Metronet
      August 2010
    • 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…
    • Make a Screencast
      Screen-cast-o-matic
      http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
      Capture screen for explanations, demos, teaching
    • Try the Backchannel
      Make distraction into a contribution
      TodaysMeet
      http://todaysmeet.com/
      Edmodo
      http://www.edmodo.com/
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Make a Book Trailer with Animoto
      Animoto
      http://animoto.com/
      Photos, video clips, music automatically put in animated slide show
    • 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/
    • 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
    • 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/
    • 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/
    • Try something new in Google
      iGoogle
      Custom Search
      GoogleDoc Forms
      Google Voice
      Google Sites
      Google Labs
    • Join WebJunction Minnesota
      Free online classes
      Groups
      Share documents
      Find “friends”
      http://mn.webjunction.org
    • 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
    • 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