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Cool Tools For Cool Living, presented for Brigantine Public Schools on 10/24/08. Links and annotations available at: http://petescooltools.pbwiki.com

Cool Tools For Cool Living, presented for Brigantine Public Schools on 10/24/08. Links and annotations available at: http://petescooltools.pbwiki.com

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  • Cool Tools For Cool Living Updated 10/24/08
    • With your host Peter Bromberg [email_address] Links & Annotations at: http://petescooltools.pbwiki.com
    http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
    • MANAGE YOUR TIME Google Calendar
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Pete’s Google Calendar(s)
  • Pete’s Google Calendar: Work Reminders
  • Pete’s Google Calendar: Work Reminders
  • Pete’s Google Calendar: Work Reminders
  • Pete’s Google Calendar: Work Reminders Set repeating dates, etc.
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  • Set Reminders: SMS/Text and/or Email
    • Reminder options:
    • SMS/TEXT
    • Email
    • Popup
    Set Reminders: SMS/Text and/or Email
  • Pete’s Google Calendar(s)
  • Multiple calendar layers Set permissions/sharing for each
  • [email_address] Set who you want to share with, and how much you want to share
  • My wife shares her calendar and I share mine which allows us to schedule our lives 
  • My wife shares her calendar and I share mine which allows us to schedule our lives  (Suzanne’s calendar is in red, mine is in blue)
  • My wife shares her calendar and I share mine which allows us to schedule our lives  Easy to toggle views
  • Email Reminder
  • Text Message Reminder Reminder
    • Choose the Best Date Doodle
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
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  • Put in title, description, name and email
  • Select Dates
  • Select times
  • Receive confirmation email with admin link
  • Admin Page, if you want to edit, delete or export results
  • Receive confirmation email with participant link. Email this link to participants.
  • Participants enter their name and check which days/times they can attend
  • Doodle even tells you the best date!
  • Participants enter their name and check which days/times they can attend
  • Example of picking time/date for online meeting
  • Example of picking time/date for workshop with multiple presenters.
    • Send/Receive Files YouSendIt / SendUit
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Yousendit: Sends email directly to recipient
  • Yousendit
  • Yousendit: Sends email, but also gives you link
  • Yousendit: Recipient receives email
  • Yousendit: Recipient receives email
  • Recipient clicks on link and sees this page
  • Senduit: Does NOT send email directly
  • Senduit: Specify how long file will be available
  • Senduit: Creates link which you email to recipient
    • Manage RSS Feeds Simply Headlines
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Receive RSS updates as Daily email Newspaper!
  • Choose from pre-selected sites
  • Or add your own feeds
  • When would you like the paper to be delivered? Set Delivery time(s)
  • What format? Set Format
  • What order? Set the order of your news
  • Here’s my paper
  • Here’s my paper
  • Here’s my paper: Includes photo feeds too!
  • Here’s my paper
  • Here’s my paper
  • Here’s my paper
  • Here’s my paper
    • Convert File Types ZamZar
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Zamzar
    • Quickly converts files from one format to another
    • Eliminates need for conversion software
    • Convert text, image, video, and sound files (large array of file extensions available)
    • Conversions emailed for downloading
    • http://www.zamzar.com
    Easily Convert files from one format to another
  • Easily Convert files from one format to another
  • Easily Convert files from one format to another
  • Receive email with download link when ready
  • Receive email with download link when ready. Files stored for one day.
  • Receive email with download link when ready. Files stored for one day.
  • Receive email with download link when ready. Files stored for one day.
    • Control your software Portable Apps
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Always have a full productivity suite at hand!
  • Always have a full productivity suite at hand! Includes Mozilla browser, email, calendar, IM, etc.
  • Always have a full productivity suite at hand! Includes Mozilla browser, email, calendar, IM, etc.
  • Always have a full productivity suite at hand! Open Office also available!
    • Save/Share/Discover
    • Social Bookmarking: Furl
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • FURL: Web access to all you bookmarks. And a Whole. Lot. More.
  • FURL: Web access to all you bookmarks. And a Whole. Lot. More.
  • FURL: Easy bookmarking with the bookmarklet
  • FURL: Easy bookmarking with the bookmarklet
  • FURL: Easy bookmarking with the bookmarklet
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  • FURL: The bookmark page
  • FURL: The bookmark page
  • FURL: The bookmark page
  • FURL: Categorize into your own topics (nice autofill feature saveskeystrokes!)
  • FURL: Share with a team/group (more on that in a minute)
  • FURL: Choose Privacy Settings
  • FURL: Annotate!
  • FURL: If you highlight text on page you are bookmarking it will automatically be pasted into the clipping field. Or add/paste yourself.
  • FURL: Keywords for increased findability
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  • FURL saves a cached copy! YAY!!
  • Discuss…
  • FURL: Discussion field (great for group projects or feedback to students on their sources.)
  • CREATE GROUPS… Create Groups
  • Create Groups
  • Create Groups: Set Privacy Levels
  • Create Groups: Determine members
  • Create Groups
  • Create Groups
  • Create Groups
  • Another look at the bookmark page
  • Group page after one bookmark has been added
  • Recommendations: Discover new resources Use FURL to discover new resources!
  • My Archive Cool Tools Use FURL for Lesson Planning and Creation of webliographies
  • RSS FEED…. Cool Tools Feed RSS Feeds are available
  • RSS FEED…. Subscribe using your favorite RSS reader (Google, Bloglines, etc.)
    • Find/Share Presentations
    • Slideshare
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Slideshare
    • Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint
    • A great place to share your own PowerPoint presentations and slidecasts or to view what others have posted
    • Create a social network with others who share your interests
    • http://www.slideshare.net
    Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • Slideshare: Save your favorites
  • Slideshare: Create or join groups
  • Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • Email notifications Discover new resources Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
    • Discover new resources
    • RSS Feeds for :
    • Tags
    • Most viewed
    • Users
    • Etc.
    Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
    • Photo touchup
    • Picnik
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Picnik
    • Online photo editing in your browser
    • No program installation required
    • Import pictures from your PC or online
    • Some features require premium subscription
    • http://www.picnik.com
    Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • Picnik Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • Picnik Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • Picnik Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • Picnik
  • Picnik
  • Create some funky effects!
  • Final version in under a minute!
  • Compare to original Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
    • Stay in touch
    • Meebo
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Aggregates all my IM accounts (AOL, Yahoo, Gtalk)
  • Aggregates all my buddy lists too!
  • Access to all my chat logs
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  • Create your own “widget” and put it anywhere on the web—let’s others IM with you even if they don’t have an account.
  • Create your own secure room
  • Share pix and video as well as chat.
    • Get to the Point
    • Citebite
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  •  
  • I want to send you this great blog post. But I want to draw your attention to a particular sentence or paragraph.
  • I want to send you this great blog post. But I want to draw your attention to a particular sentence or paragraph.
  •  
  •  
  • I send you this URL
  • When you click, you see this:
    • Manage Your To-Do List
    • Remember The Milk
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
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    • Do it for free
    • Google Docs
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • Free Word Processing: Easy to organize and share. Great for collaboration!
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  • Version Control!
  • Version Control!
  • Presentation software (i.e. Powerpoint), spreadsheets and forms
    • If there’s Time…
    • RSS
    • http://www.slideshare.net/pbromberg/library-gardens-magical-mystery-tour-rss-demystified
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
    • Peter Bromberg [email_address]
    • Links & Annotations at: http://petescooltools.pbwiki.com
    Cool Tools For Cool Living Thank you!! http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/