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37 free tools on the net TTLA'11 37 free tools on the net TTLA'11 Presentation Transcript

  • 37 Free Tools on the Net Mark Buckland mbuckland@hurupaki.school.nz twitter @mjbuckland Integrating new technologies to empower learning and transform leadership
  • 3 types of tools: • Freeware • Web 2.0 Tools and Services • Firefox Add-ons
  • Freeware •Apple website (use the ) •Google Searches •applemacfreeware.com •freemacware.com
  • Firefox An Internet Web Browser. A ‘faster’alternative to Safari on the Mac, or Internet Explorer on the PC.
  • Vienna An RSS (Rich SiteSummary) feed reader. This means it automatically retrieves information andarticles from websites that you regularly visit.
  • Skype A communication tool. Free calls, video calls andinstant messaging over the internet. Also has the ability to make paid calls.
  • VLC A media player. Playsalmost any video file type. Available in Mac and PC versions.
  • HandbrakeA DVD Ripper. Creates video files on your computer of DVDs. Copyright issues very‘fuzzy’. Requires VLC.
  • Jing Screen capturing. Easily capture a short movie of your screen, or a portion of it, and save as a flash movie file.
  • Flip4MacComponents that you add to Quicktime to enable playback of Windows Media Video and Audio(.wmv and .wma) files.
  • MindNodeA basic mind-mappingapplication. Simple and easy to use.
  • Highlight A screen-writingapplication. Allows you to write on top of what is shown.
  • The UnarchiverAn application that ‘unzips’ or decompresses many different kinds of compressed files.
  • BurnAn applications that makesburning discs easy. You canmake data, audio and video discs, as well as copy a non-protected disc.
  • Image TricksAn application for editing images and pictures.
  • Apimac TimerTimer Application. Can use as a countdown timer, a stop watch, or an alarm clock
  • Timer Very simple count-up or count-down.
  • AnxietyProductivity Application. Afancy term for a to-do list. Very basic, and simple to use. Next is Web2.0 tools...
  • Disk Inventory X Maps out your hard drive so you can see where allyour space has gone. Fully integrates into Finder. Next is Web2.0 tools...
  • Web 2.0 Tools/Services •Cool Tools for Schools a ‘one stop shop’ for anything you want or need on the Internet. •Google Searches •Magazines, eg. Interface
  • DeliciousBookmark storing website. Allows you (and class) tostore your websites online, so they are accessible from anywhere with a connection.
  • Live Binder Just like a real binder, you can store resources. Save files, bookmarks, videos, pictures, and so on.
  • Voicethread A website that holds multimedia and allowspeople to comment, createand join discussions relating to specific topics.
  • Wordle A website that createsword clouds from a list ofwords of a body of text.
  • WorditoutAnother word-cloud website that give‘more control’ over the final product.
  • Story CreatorA website that allows you tocreate a storywith slides that you build.
  • Piratepad / Typewith.meCollaborative writing. Allows multiple users to write simultaneously on one document in real time. Uses EtherPad protocol, whose has been bought and shut down by Google.
  • Shelfari Book recordingsite. Users ‘store’ the books theyhave read, reading or plan to read.
  • Pic Lits Writing / PoetrySite. Allows users to drag pre-setwords to create a sentence in response to apicture. Can also write ‘freestlye’
  • Slideshare Presentation sharing. Users upload presentations forothers to view and download.
  • Tutpup Maths and Basic Facts Practice. Students compete against others from around the world to answer the more questions.
  • Searches Flickr for imagesCompfight with keywords, providing faster and more accurate results.
  • Copy a link from YouTube (orZamZar other video sites) and have a video converted into any format.
  • bit.ly Shorten long web addresses for greater ease of use. tinyurl.com is an alternative,customisable, but popular, so most have already gone Next are Firefox Add-ons...
  • Firefox Add-ons •In Firefox, click on Tools, then on Add-ons. •Google Searches
  • Cooliris View a large group of photos easier and faster.
  • DownloadStatusBarView and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar - without the download window getting in the way.
  • VideoDownloadHelperDownload videos from YouTube-like sites. Also works also for audioand picture galleries.
  • 1-Click YouTube VideoDownload videos from YouTubewith one click. flv, mp4 or 3gp
  • Download YouTube VideosDownload videos from YouTubeby clicking on the “Download”button.
  • ReadItLaterSaves websites/pages for readingat another time, without filling youbookmarks menu.
  • Read Later FastSaves websites/pages for readingat another time, without filling youbookmarks menu.
  • ScreenGrabAllows you to take a picture of anentire webpage or a selection.
  • Awesome ScreenshotTakes a photo of your webpage,and allows you to annotate beforeyou save.
  • SearchPreviewThe extensioninserts previewimages of web sitesinto the Google,Yahoo and Bingsearch resultspages.
  • This add-on provides directFast Dial access to your most visited websites. Create your own ‘homepage’.