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  • Tools and Techniques June 5, 2008
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  • New Tools, New Techniques
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    • The International History Detectives
    • Life ‘Round Here
    • Voices for Darfur
    • Blog : a website that allows readers to comment on the content
    • WordPress MU (internal blog): blogs.micds.org
      • Public but only MICDS students/faculty can comment
      • Every student and teacher has a blog
      • Students post to their specific classes
      • WordPress can accept text, images, audio and video
    • Wiki : a webpage that can be viewed and edited by multiple authors
    • Media Wiki (internal): wiki.micds.org
      • Public but only MICDS students & faculty can edit
      • Requires some knowledge of wiki syntax
    • WikiSpaces (external): wikispaces.com
      • Public, Protected, or Private
      • No syntax necessary; accepts multimedia
    • Google Docs : free web-based word processor and spreadsheet which allow you share and collaborate online.
    • Users must have a Google account
    • Can upload Word/Excel/PowerPoint files or start from scratch (Office 2003 only)
    • Spreadsheets can be turned into forms for collecting information
    • VoiceThread : users can upload images, video, PowerPoint, PDF and Word files
    • Viewers can leave audio, video, and text comments
    • VoiceThreads can be public or private
    • Teachers can purchase VoiceThread Ed for classroom use; this simplifies adding users and managing projects
    • EASY BUT LIMITED
    • HARDER BUT VERSATILE
    • Slideshare allows you to upload PowerPoint and PDF files to share on your blog or wiki
    • PowerPoints will not have effects or audio
    • Splashcast is similar but is far more versatile (i.e. images, audio, video, text, etc.)
    • Projects are truly multi-media
    • Skype is a free service for making VoIP audio and video calls
    • Ning social networks exist for all personal and professional interests
    • Delicious is a social bookmarking tool
    • ePals is an email-based system for finding schools/teachers for collaboration
    • Twitter is a tool for creating a PLN (personal learning network)