20 Cool Tools for You and Your Library
2013
NLA/NSLA
Annual
Conference
October 10,
2013
Christa Burns,
Nebraska
Library
Co...
• Online video creation
• Web-based, Android and iPhone apps
• Free or pay accounts – Free for
Educators
• Upload your vid...
• Online social bookmarking
• Tags
• Saved into your online account, so
available to you anywhere you go
• Choose if bookm...
http://delicious.com/cjburns42/
neblib2013
• SCRENSHOT OF MY DELICIOUS,
AFTER I”VE SAVED ALL THE
LINKS
• Online RSS feed aggregator
• Collects and organizes new posts
from blogs, news sites and
webpages
• Web-based, Android a...
• Online animated video creation
• Customizable characters,
backgrounds, props, and actions
• Import your library logo, pi...
• Book-based social network
• User-populated database of books,
annotations and reviews
• Generate library catalogs and
re...
• Online infographic creator
• Pre-made templates
• Add text, your own pictures, data
from a spreadsheet
• Publish to Face...
• Save web content to read later
• Bookmarklet for browsers
• Android, iPhone, iPad, computer or
Kindle
• User-created do-it-yourself projects
• Step-by-step instructions, photos,
videos
• Commented and rated for quality
• Fre...
• Online collection of video tutorials
• Math, science, economics and
finance, and humanities
• Step-by-step exercises
• P...
• Infographics creation tool
• Choose a theme, upload statistical
data, use DIY editor to display
• Drag and drop function...
• Online photo editing tools
• Fix, adjust, filter
• Express and Advanced versions
• Pixlr-o-matic – vintage/retro look
• ...
• Online reading service
• Turns webpages into clean,
uncluttered view for easy reading
• Browser add-on, Android or iOS a...
• Social news site
• Users post news stories, then vote
on them, making stories appear
higher or lower on the list -
commu...
• Online screen recorder
• Create a video of exactly what is
happening on your screen
• Audio
• Embed into a webpage, uplo...
• Word cloud generator
• Visualization of word frequency in a
text or webpage
• Pick a shape to enclose the words
• Save a...
• Educationally focused instructional
videos
• Designed for teachers, schools and
home learners
• Free and open for all to...
• Web-based survey creation tool
• Online web form
• Single question or many
• Share via Twitter, Facebook, email
or embed...
• Infographic creator, same basic
features as Infogr.am and Piktochart
• Gather info and stats from Facebook
and Twitter t...
• Online animated GIF creator
• Use snapshots from your webcam or
digital camera
• Combines into animation on the
website
...
• Online word processing program
• No software to download, install or
maintain
• Documents can be shared, opened,
edited ...
BONUS TOOL!
http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/nelearns/
Questions???
Christa Burns
Special Projects Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission
christa.burns@nebraska.gov
800-307-2665
...
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20 Cool Tools for You and Your Library

  1. 1. 20 Cool Tools for You and Your Library 2013 NLA/NSLA Annual Conference October 10, 2013 Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission
  2. 2. • Online video creation • Web-based, Android and iPhone apps • Free or pay accounts – Free for Educators • Upload your video clips/photos, choose a template, select music – licensed library of songs, add captions • Download video to embed, share on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, etc.
  3. 3. • Online social bookmarking • Tags • Saved into your online account, so available to you anywhere you go • Choose if bookmarks are Public or Private
  4. 4. http://delicious.com/cjburns42/ neblib2013 • SCRENSHOT OF MY DELICIOUS, AFTER I”VE SAVED ALL THE LINKS
  5. 5. • Online RSS feed aggregator • Collects and organizes new posts from blogs, news sites and webpages • Web-based, Android and iOS apps • Share items to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.
  6. 6. • Online animated video creation • Customizable characters, backgrounds, props, and actions • Import your library logo, pictures, screen captures • Audio – text-to-speech or record your own narration • Download video to embed, or share on YouTube and other social networks.
  7. 7. • Book-based social network • User-populated database of books, annotations and reviews • Generate library catalogs and reading lists • Book discussion groups
  8. 8. • Online infographic creator • Pre-made templates • Add text, your own pictures, data from a spreadsheet • Publish to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or embed on your website
  9. 9. • Save web content to read later • Bookmarklet for browsers • Android, iPhone, iPad, computer or Kindle
  10. 10. • User-created do-it-yourself projects • Step-by-step instructions, photos, videos • Commented and rated for quality • Free Pro Membership for teachers • Android and iOS apps
  11. 11. • Online collection of video tutorials • Math, science, economics and finance, and humanities • Step-by-step exercises • Performance data to track your progress
  12. 12. • Infographics creation tool • Choose a theme, upload statistical data, use DIY editor to display • Drag and drop functionality for colors, fonts, repositioning blocks of data • Upload your own photos and logos • Export as an image that you can use anywhere
  13. 13. • Online photo editing tools • Fix, adjust, filter • Express and Advanced versions • Pixlr-o-matic – vintage/retro look • Download, Facebook app, Chrome app, Android and iOS
  14. 14. • Online reading service • Turns webpages into clean, uncluttered view for easy reading • Browser add-on, Android or iOS app • Store articles on the web to read later on your computer, tablet, phone or Kindle
  15. 15. • Social news site • Users post news stories, then vote on them, making stories appear higher or lower on the list - community decides what is interesting or relevant • Subreddit for Libraries
  16. 16. • Online screen recorder • Create a video of exactly what is happening on your screen • Audio • Embed into a webpage, upload to YouTube or other sites • Export - Quicktime (MP4), Windows Media Player (AVI), or Flash (FLV)
  17. 17. • Word cloud generator • Visualization of word frequency in a text or webpage • Pick a shape to enclose the words • Save as an image, JPEG or PNG • Print out or share online
  18. 18. • Educationally focused instructional videos • Designed for teachers, schools and home learners • Free and open for all to use • Rating system
  19. 19. • Web-based survey creation tool • Online web form • Single question or many • Share via Twitter, Facebook, email or embed on your website • You must have a Twitter account to create a poll, but responders don’t need one
  20. 20. • Infographic creator, same basic features as Infogr.am and Piktochart • Gather info and stats from Facebook and Twitter to create personalized infographics • Facebook Social Life, Twitter hashtag • Download as an image or PDF, get a URL, or embed code to put on your website.
  21. 21. • Online animated GIF creator • Use snapshots from your webcam or digital camera • Combines into animation on the website • Email, share, download, embed
  22. 22. • Online word processing program • No software to download, install or maintain • Documents can be shared, opened, edited online, multiple users • Save into ZoHo – access anywhere • Export - Word(.doc and .docx), Plain Text(.txt), Web Page(.html), or PDF(.pdf)
  23. 23. BONUS TOOL! http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/nelearns/
  24. 24. Questions??? Christa Burns Special Projects Librarian Nebraska Library Commission christa.burns@nebraska.gov 800-307-2665 http://delicious.com/cjburns42/neblib2013 http://www.slideshare.net/cjburns
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