Cooltools for Cool Living October 2008

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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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  • 1. 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/
  • 2.
    • MANAGE YOUR TIME Google Calendar
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 3. Pete’s Google Calendar(s)
  • 4. Pete’s Google Calendar: Work Reminders
  • 5. Pete’s Google Calendar: Work Reminders
  • 6. Pete’s Google Calendar: Work Reminders
  • 7. Pete’s Google Calendar: Work Reminders Set repeating dates, etc.
  • 8.  
  • 9. Set Reminders: SMS/Text and/or Email
  • 10.
    • Reminder options:
    • SMS/TEXT
    • Email
    • Popup
    Set Reminders: SMS/Text and/or Email
  • 11. Pete’s Google Calendar(s)
  • 12. Multiple calendar layers Set permissions/sharing for each
  • 13. [email_address] Set who you want to share with, and how much you want to share
  • 14. My wife shares her calendar and I share mine which allows us to schedule our lives 
  • 15. 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)
  • 16. My wife shares her calendar and I share mine which allows us to schedule our lives  Easy to toggle views
  • 17. Email Reminder
  • 18. Text Message Reminder Reminder
  • 19.
    • Choose the Best Date Doodle
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 20.  
  • 21. Put in title, description, name and email
  • 22. Select Dates
  • 23. Select times
  • 24. Receive confirmation email with admin link
  • 25. Admin Page, if you want to edit, delete or export results
  • 26. Receive confirmation email with participant link. Email this link to participants.
  • 27. Participants enter their name and check which days/times they can attend
  • 28. Doodle even tells you the best date!
  • 29. Participants enter their name and check which days/times they can attend
  • 30. Example of picking time/date for online meeting
  • 31. Example of picking time/date for workshop with multiple presenters.
  • 32.
    • Send/Receive Files YouSendIt / SendUit
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 33. Yousendit: Sends email directly to recipient
  • 34. Yousendit
  • 35. Yousendit: Sends email, but also gives you link
  • 36. Yousendit: Recipient receives email
  • 37. Yousendit: Recipient receives email
  • 38. Recipient clicks on link and sees this page
  • 39. Senduit: Does NOT send email directly
  • 40. Senduit: Specify how long file will be available
  • 41. Senduit: Creates link which you email to recipient
  • 42.
    • Manage RSS Feeds Simply Headlines
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 43. Receive RSS updates as Daily email Newspaper!
  • 44. Choose from pre-selected sites
  • 45. Or add your own feeds
  • 46. When would you like the paper to be delivered? Set Delivery time(s)
  • 47. What format? Set Format
  • 48. What order? Set the order of your news
  • 49. Here’s my paper
  • 50. Here’s my paper
  • 51. Here’s my paper: Includes photo feeds too!
  • 52. Here’s my paper
  • 53. Here’s my paper
  • 54. Here’s my paper
  • 55. Here’s my paper
  • 56.
    • Convert File Types ZamZar
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 57. 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
  • 58. Easily Convert files from one format to another
  • 59. Easily Convert files from one format to another
  • 60. Receive email with download link when ready
  • 61. Receive email with download link when ready. Files stored for one day.
  • 62. Receive email with download link when ready. Files stored for one day.
  • 63. Receive email with download link when ready. Files stored for one day.
  • 64.
    • Control your software Portable Apps
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 65. Always have a full productivity suite at hand!
  • 66. Always have a full productivity suite at hand! Includes Mozilla browser, email, calendar, IM, etc.
  • 67. Always have a full productivity suite at hand! Includes Mozilla browser, email, calendar, IM, etc.
  • 68. Always have a full productivity suite at hand! Open Office also available!
  • 69.
    • Save/Share/Discover
    • Social Bookmarking: Furl
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 70. FURL: Web access to all you bookmarks. And a Whole. Lot. More.
  • 71. FURL: Web access to all you bookmarks. And a Whole. Lot. More.
  • 72. FURL: Easy bookmarking with the bookmarklet
  • 73. FURL: Easy bookmarking with the bookmarklet
  • 74. FURL: Easy bookmarking with the bookmarklet
  • 75.  
  • 76. FURL: The bookmark page
  • 77. FURL: The bookmark page
  • 78. FURL: The bookmark page
  • 79. FURL: Categorize into your own topics (nice autofill feature saveskeystrokes!)
  • 80. FURL: Share with a team/group (more on that in a minute)
  • 81. FURL: Choose Privacy Settings
  • 82. FURL: Annotate!
  • 83. FURL: If you highlight text on page you are bookmarking it will automatically be pasted into the clipping field. Or add/paste yourself.
  • 84. FURL: Keywords for increased findability
  • 85.  
  • 86.  
  • 87. FURL saves a cached copy! YAY!!
  • 88. Discuss…
  • 89. FURL: Discussion field (great for group projects or feedback to students on their sources.)
  • 90. CREATE GROUPS… Create Groups
  • 91. Create Groups
  • 92. Create Groups: Set Privacy Levels
  • 93. Create Groups: Determine members
  • 94. Create Groups
  • 95. Create Groups
  • 96. Create Groups
  • 97. Another look at the bookmark page
  • 98. Group page after one bookmark has been added
  • 99. Recommendations: Discover new resources Use FURL to discover new resources!
  • 100. My Archive Cool Tools Use FURL for Lesson Planning and Creation of webliographies
  • 101. RSS FEED…. Cool Tools Feed RSS Feeds are available
  • 102. RSS FEED…. Subscribe using your favorite RSS reader (Google, Bloglines, etc.)
  • 103.
    • Find/Share Presentations
    • Slideshare
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 104. 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…
  • 105. Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • 106. Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • 107. Slideshare: Save your favorites
  • 108. Slideshare: Create or join groups
  • 109. Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • 110. Email notifications Discover new resources Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • 111.
    • Discover new resources
    • RSS Feeds for :
    • Tags
    • Most viewed
    • Users
    • Etc.
    Slideshare: For saving, sharing and discovering…
  • 112.
    • Photo touchup
    • Picnik
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 113. 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.
  • 114. Picnik Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • 115. Picnik Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • 116. Picnik Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • 117. Picnik
  • 118. Picnik
  • 119. Create some funky effects!
  • 120. Final version in under a minute!
  • 121. Compare to original Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • 122. Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • 123. Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • 124. Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • 125. Photo touchup: Quick. Easy. Free.
  • 126.
    • Stay in touch
    • Meebo
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 127. Aggregates all my IM accounts (AOL, Yahoo, Gtalk)
  • 128. Aggregates all my buddy lists too!
  • 129. Access to all my chat logs
  • 130.  
  • 131. 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.
  • 132. Create your own secure room
  • 133. Share pix and video as well as chat.
  • 134.
    • Get to the Point
    • Citebite
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 135.  
  • 136. I want to send you this great blog post. But I want to draw your attention to a particular sentence or paragraph.
  • 137. I want to send you this great blog post. But I want to draw your attention to a particular sentence or paragraph.
  • 138.  
  • 139.  
  • 140. I send you this URL
  • 141. When you click, you see this:
  • 142.
    • Manage Your To-Do List
    • Remember The Milk
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 143.  
  • 144.  
  • 145.  
  • 146.
    • Do it for free
    • Google Docs
    Cool Tools For Cool Living http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/
  • 147. Free Word Processing: Easy to organize and share. Great for collaboration!
  • 148.  
  • 149. Version Control!
  • 150. Version Control!
  • 151. Presentation software (i.e. Powerpoint), spreadsheets and forms
  • 152.
    • 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/
  • 153.
    • Peter Bromberg [email_address]
    • Links & Annotations at: http://petescooltools.pbwiki.com
    Cool Tools For Cool Living Thank you!! http://flickr.com/photos/zbar/2169389710/