Category: Web 2.0

Knovio

knovio

Knovio is a site that essentially turns your PowerPoint presentation into a video presentation on the web. Simply upload your PowerPoint, start recording your webcam (or use your microphone if you only want audio), advance through the slides while you’re narrating, and press stop when you’re finished. You can then review your recording before saving …

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Pixlr

Pixlr

Pixlr is another online, photo editing suite. There is no registration required. Simply click on the “Open Photo Editor” link to use its main photo editor called Pixlr Editor. Pixlr also has Pixlr Express (use for basic photo editing such as cropping, rotating, auto-levelling) and Pixlr-o-matic (use for applying photo effects such as vintage or …

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Prezi

Prezi

Prezi is a website that lets you create “zooming” presentations.  Instead of presenting linear PowerPoint slides, you can zoom in, zoom out and rotate the canvas in a Prezi presentation. You can also embed a Prezi on your own website. Prezi’s basic educational account gives you a few more goodies than a typical account (e.g. …

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FaceFlow

FaceFlow

FaceFlow is a website that lets you have group video calling with up to four people.  Just sign up for a free account, and then send the URL it creates for you to people you want to connect with.  It’s that simple.  No downloads required! More than four people can be in the web conference, …

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Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a free audience response (or polling) system.  Audience members (or students) can vote using their mobile device, Twitter or the web and their responses are updated in real-time. Once you have opened a poll, you can view it online or download it as a PowerPoint (or Keynote) slide.  This feature comes in …

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Aviary for Education

Aviary

Aviary is an impressive suite of online tools.  They have an image editor (Phoenix), a vector editor (Raven), and an audio editor (Myna) among other things.  Phoenix is comparable to Adobe Photoshop, Raven to InDesign and Myna to Garage Band or Audacity.  If you sign up for a free account, you will be able to …

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JayCut

JayCut

JayCut is a free, online video editor.  You can upload your own video (and image) files and optionally add transitions, text and audio.  Once you are finished working on your video project, you can download or publish it in a variety of ways and formats (e.g. .flv, .mp4 or .avi). This is a great tool …

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Audioboo

AudioBoo

Audioboo allows you to record or upload audio from the web or selected mobile devices (Android and iPhone).  You can also upload a photo and indicate a location on Google maps for each recording (aka “boo”).  Recording time is limited to 5 minutes per “boo,” but the great thing about Audioboo is that it creates …

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ViewPure

ViewPure

Ever wanted to show a YouTube video without any of the comments, suggestions or related videos that show up on the YouTube page?  ViewPure lets you do just that.  Simply paste in the URL of the YouTube video you want to show, press the “create” button, and ViewPure creates a new page with just your …

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Present.me

Present.me

Present.me is a tool that lets you upload a PowerPoint file and record your webcam to go along with it.  This is an easy way to do personal capture (as opposed to lecture capture), and it’s free and saves to the “cloud.”  The basic account has ads, doesn’t have any privacy settings and is limited …

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