Paris 26 Gigapixels

Paris 26Paris 26 is an interactive, hi-resolution panoramic tour of Paris.

Check it out here: http://www.paris-26-gigapixels.com/index-en.html.

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Dropbox

DropboxDropbox allows you to sync files and folders across multiple computers. Once you install the Dropbox client on your computers or devices (iPhone, iPad, Android), the contents of your Dropbox folder automatically sync between them. Your files also get backed up online, and you can restore previous versions of your files by logging into the Dropbox website. You can also set up a shared folder and any Dropbox user that you invite can add, edit and delete files within that folder. The basic Dropbox account is free and comes with 2GB of space.

Check it out here: https://www.dropbox.com/

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PrintFriendly

Print FriendlyPrintFriendly removed ads and navigation from any website, leaving you with a clean, print friendly version. You can choose to remove selected images or paragraphs from the print friendly version and then save it as a PDF. PrintFriendly offers a bookmark for easy access to its service while browsing the web and a PrintFriendly button that you can put on your own website.

Check it out here: http://printfriendly.com

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Nice Translator

Nice TranslatorNice Translator is an easy-to-use online translator. Nice Translator translates as you type and allows you to translate into multiple languages at a time. It currently has 51 languages to choose from and is powered by the Google Translation API.

Check it out here: http://www.nicetranslator.com/

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Voyeur Tools

VoyeurVoyeur is a web-based text analysis environment. With Voyeur, you can perform lexical analysis including the study of frequency and distribution data.  This beta version lets you upload plain-text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF and DOC files or you can analyze an existing URL. Voyeur is part of the Hermeneuti.ca, a collaborative project to develop and theorize text analysis tools and text analysis rhetoric.

Check it out here: http://voyeur.hermeneuti.ca/

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VoiceThread

VoiceThreadA VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

Check it out here: http://www.voicethread.com

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Weebly for Education

WeeblyWeebly is perfect for creating classroom websites, student e-portfolios, and websites for assigned projects. Its drag & drop website editor is stunningly simple to use, and appropriate for use with students of all ages. Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control.

Check it out here: http://education.weebly.com

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Twiddla

TwiddlaTwiddla is a real-time online collaboration tool that is free and easy to use. You can mark up its whiteboard, annotate pictures, websites or documents that you have uploaded, and even work on an EtherPad (aka TitanPad).  Twiddla also incorporates text and voice chat which allows real-time interaction with people from all over the world.

Once you sign up for a free account, you can manage your meetings’ settings  (i.e. make them private or public, change their URL, limit who can use the whiteboard).  You can even play back the entire meeting or view its full transcript.

Check it out here: http://www.twiddla.com

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A.nnotate

A.nnotateA.nnotate is an online annotation, collaboration and indexing system for documents and images. Instead of emailing different versions of a document back and forth you can now all comment on a single read-only copy online. The document is displayed in high quality with fonts and layout just like the printed version. It is easy to use and runs in all common web browsers, with no software or plugins to install.

Check it out here: http://a.nnotate.com

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Audacity

AudacityAudacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The program is quite powerful and yet very simple to use. It is used extensively in language classes as files can be created in mp3 format and uploaded directly into BlackBoard. EGARC provides the following instructions to get you started using Audacity.

Check it out here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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