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THE 10 BEST FREE TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS Kate Burkes Instructional Designer NorthWest Arkansas Community College ...
1.  JING  HTTP://WWW.JINGPROJECT.COM/   <ul><li>Free Download </li></ul><ul><li>Makes screen-capture videos with audio </l...
2.  FREE ASSESSMENT SUMMARY TOOL HTTPS://WWW.GETFAST.CA/   HTTPS://TOOFAST.CA/   <ul><li>Simple survey tool for student fe...
3.  PICNIK ONLINE PHOTO EDITOR HTTP://WWW.PICNIK.COM/   <ul><li>No registration or download </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of free...
4.  GRAND CENTRAL HTTP://WWW.GRANDCENTRAL.COM   <ul><li>One local phone number for all your phones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R...
5.  GOOGLE EARTH HTTP://EARTH.GOOGLE.COM/   <ul><li>Download program </li></ul><ul><li>Based on satellite imagery -- View ...
6.  USTREAM.TV  HTTP://WWW.USTREAM.TV/   <ul><li>Stream live video/audio over the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Can record fo...
7. WIZIQ  HTTP://WWW.WIZIQ.COM   <ul><li>Free virtual classroom - Private or Public  Tour  </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time vid...
8. SLIDESHARE    HTTP://WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/   <ul><li>Easily post PowerPoint presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Tag with your...
9.  GABCAST  HTTP://WWW.GABCAST.COM/   <ul><li>Record audio from anywhere by phone via toll-free number </li></ul><ul><li>...
10.  MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES <ul><li>Multimedia Resources  http://www.uen.org/curriculum/multimedia_resources.shtml   </li></...
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The 10 Best Free Tools And Resources

  1. 1. THE 10 BEST FREE TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS Kate Burkes Instructional Designer NorthWest Arkansas Community College March 26, 2008
  2. 2. 1. JING HTTP://WWW.JINGPROJECT.COM/ <ul><li>Free Download </li></ul><ul><li>Makes screen-capture videos with audio </li></ul><ul><li>Save as file or uploads automatically to web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comes with free space on ScreenCast.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOUR </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2. FREE ASSESSMENT SUMMARY TOOL HTTPS://WWW.GETFAST.CA/ HTTPS://TOOFAST.CA/ <ul><li>Simple survey tool for student feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous, Password protected </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. PICNIK ONLINE PHOTO EDITOR HTTP://WWW.PICNIK.COM/ <ul><li>No registration or download </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of free options: crop & resize, borders, special effects [not necessary to subscribe] </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. GRAND CENTRAL HTTP://WWW.GRANDCENTRAL.COM <ul><li>One local phone number for all your phones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserve number first; then be invited to join </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instead of personal phone numbers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5. GOOGLE EARTH HTTP://EARTH.GOOGLE.COM/ <ul><li>Download program </li></ul><ul><li>Based on satellite imagery -- View in 3-D – tilt, zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Tour </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6. USTREAM.TV HTTP://WWW.USTREAM.TV/ <ul><li>Stream live video/audio over the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Can record for later viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Can convert to wmv, .mov, or .mp4 and download </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7. WIZIQ HTTP://WWW.WIZIQ.COM <ul><li>Free virtual classroom - Private or Public Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time video, audio, whiteboard, show PPTs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically records and posts sessions </li></ul>
  9. 9. 8. SLIDESHARE HTTP://WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/ <ul><li>Easily post PowerPoint presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Tag with your name so students can search for them, or link from within WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>Can be made private using contact list </li></ul><ul><li>Choice to make it downloadable or not </li></ul><ul><li>Choice to retain copyrights or not </li></ul><ul><li>Creates text transcript – good for accessibility </li></ul>
  10. 10. 9. GABCAST HTTP://WWW.GABCAST.COM/ <ul><li>Record audio from anywhere by phone via toll-free number </li></ul><ul><li>Link to site to listen, or can download as Mp3 </li></ul><ul><li>Free conference calls up to 30 mins. per month </li></ul>
  11. 11. 10. MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES <ul><li>Multimedia Resources http://www.uen.org/curriculum/multimedia_resources.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Tube http://www.teachertube.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>MERLOT http://www.merlot.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Open Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative http://www.cmu.edu/oli/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Yale http://open.yale.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of California College Prep http://www.uccp.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Course Ware finder: http://ocwfinder.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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