Category: Web 2.0

Jun 14

Bit.ly

Bit.ly

Bit.ly is a website that allows you to shorten URL or website links.  Simply copy and paste a long or unwieldy link into the white text box at the top and click on the Shorten button.  If you sign up for a free account, you can do even more with Bit.ly like keep track of …

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May 10

Quizlet

Quizlet

Quizlet is an online learning tool that allows you create and study flashcard sets.  Using the flashcard sets, students can learn in six different study modes: Flashcards (flip through the material), Scatter (match words to their definitions), Speller (type what you hear), Space Race (type words before their definitions vanish off screen), Learn (track your …

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Feb 04

SlideRocket for Education

SlideRocket

SlideRocket for Education is a cloud-based presentation creation tool.  It is currently offering free, full-featured accounts for students and teachers with an EDU email address.  SlideRocket lets you embed videos from YouTube, add photos from Flickr, and record narration for your slides, all from within your web-browser.  No additional software (except Adobe Flash) is required.  …

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Dec 14

Mozilla Popcorn Maker

Popcorn Maker

Mozilla Popcorn Maker is a video editing tool that allows you to “enhance and remix” existing video content.  You first locate the online video file that you want to edit, and then using Popcorn Maker’s editor you can add text, Wikipedia content, images, Flickr galleries, Google maps, Twitter feeds, and video effects (like pauses or …

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Nov 15

Dropmark

dropmark

Dropmark allows you to drag and drop files from your computer or web browser to create a cloud-based presentation.  You can add photos, videos, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs and websites and then organize them as you wish.  You can choose who you want to share the “dropmark” with and can even collaborate with other users to …

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Oct 22

FaceFlow

FaceFlow

FaceFlow is a video chat service that features a web interface for online video calls (with multiple people).  Sign up is free, and it has a mobile app and a desktop application that you can install … but its web interface allows you to video chat with colleagues and friends without installing any stand-alone software.  The website …

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Sep 19

Jumpshare

JumpShare

Jumpshare is another file sharing and distributing program (similar to Ge.tt).  Jumpshare currently does not offer user accounts so files are deleted two weeks after they are shared.  However, unlike Ge.tt, Jumpshare has the ability to preview or play most file types right within your web browser.  You can upload .mp4, .mpeg, .mp3, .flv, .doc, …

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Aug 24

BatchGeo

batchgeo

BatchGeo is a website that lets you create maps quickly and easily from spreadsheet data.  Simply copy and paste geographical data from Excel (or any other spreadsheet application) or from any table on the web into BatchGeo, and click “Map Now” to create a Google map of your data.  That’s it!  The map can then …

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Jul 30

SpeakingImage

SpeakingImage

SpeakingImage allows you to bring interactivity to your images. You can add “points of interest” and “zones of interest” to annotate specific objects or areas in your image.  SpeakingImage’s annotation tool also lets you work with different layers, which allows your visitors to toggle specific annotations on or off. Check it out here: http://www.speakingimage.org/

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Jun 21

Universal Subtitles

universalsubtitles

Universal Subtitles (or Amara) is a free online tool that allows you to subtitle exiting video sources (you can enter the URL of an Ogg, WebM, flv, mp4, Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion video) in many different languages.  If you have ever tried to construct a .srt file from hand, you know how difficult and time …

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