Handouts from 2010 NETA Conference

From: Steve Batty [mailto:sbatty@mccooknet.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2010 12:22 PM
Subject: NETA 2010 free sites-software
Below are handout materials gathered at the 2010 Nebraska Educational Technology Association Annual Conference, “Creative Journeys to Learning,” held April 28-30 in La Vista:
20 Free or low-cost Neat Software Applications
1. Audacity – http://audacity.sourceforge.net – PC/Mac – Free audio recording and editing software
2. Seashore – http://seashore.sourceforge.net/ – Mac – Free graphic design software
*Sumo Paint – http://seashore.sourceforge.net/ – PC Option
*Tux Paint – http://www.tuxpaint.org/ – PC/Mac – Free drawing program for students ages 3 -12
3. Skype – http://www.skype.com/ – PC/Mac – Free phone calls and video conferencing software
4. Stellarium – http://www.stellarium.org/ – PC/Mac – Free planetarium software for your computer
5. Celestia – http://www.shatters.net/celestia – PC/Mac – Free space simulation software that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.
6. Google Earth – http://earth.google.com/ – PC/Mac – Free software for maps and satellite images
7. Google Docs – http://docs.google.com/ – Web browser Online word processor, spreadsheet, forms, and presentation software
8. Google Sketchup – http://sketchup.google.com/ – PC/Mac – Free 3D modeling drawing app. *http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ example
9. Little Geometry – http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/ – Mac only – Free basic math tool set
10. KompoZer – http://kompozer.net/ – PC/Mac – Free web page authoring software
11. Jing – http://www.jingproject.com/ PC/Mac - Free Create 5 min. swf video tutorials using your computer screen/voice. Purchase Jing Pro for longer videos.
*http://www.eltima.com/products/swf-flvplayer/ – PC player
*http://mac.eltima.com/freeflashplayer.html - Mac player
12. Geogebra – http://www.geogebra.org - PC/Mac – Free geometry package (software or online) providing for graphical and algebraic input
13. cMapTools – http://cmap.ihmc.us/conceptmap.html - PC/Mac – Free concept mapping software
*Webspiration – http://www.mywebspiration.com/home - Free online beta concept mapping software
14. Comic Life – http://plasq.com/comiclife - Mac – Uses your own photos to create comics.
*http://plasq.com/comiclife-win - PC – Uses Your own pnotos to create comics and comic strips
*Bitstrips – http://www.bitstrips.com - Make your online funny pages
15. iTunes – http://www.apple.com/itunes - PC/Mac – Free educational content through iTunes
16. Wikimindmap – http://wikimindmap.com/index.htm - Tool to easily and efficiently browse wiki content
17. Mini $ (Mini-Money) – http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/25726 - PC/Mac – Free budget/money management
18. NROC – http://www.montereyinstitute.org/nroc/ – The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) is a growing library of high quality online course content
*TED – http://www.ted.com/ – The best talks and performances from Technology, Entertainment, and Design
19. Readability – http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability - A simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter
*Cue Prompter – http://www.cueprompter.com - A free web browser teleprompter
20. Desktop Curtain – http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/26396 - Mac – Free software that hides desktop clutter for presentations or screen shots
*Fences http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/ – PC – Free software that hides desktop clutter for presentations or screen shots.
Ten Free On-Line Resources Every Teacher Should Know (Version 2010)
http://fur.ly/ – Shorten multiple URLs into one.
http://prezi.com – Develop on-line presentations.
http://photopeach.com/ – Make a rich slideshow in seconds.
http://cacoo.com – A cool multi-featured on-line whiteboard.
http://www.wallwisher.com/ – Wallwisher – A collaborative notice board maker that can be used for brainstorming or categorizing.
http://www.plagium.com/ – Track plagiarism by pasting your original text.
http://wetoku.com – Record web interviews and post the file.
http://awesomehighlighter.com – An awesome highlighter lets you highlight text on web pages and then gives you a small link to the highlighted page.
http://davidrumsey.com – A database of historical maps that can be used with Google Earth.
http://aviary.com - Photo-editing, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen captures, and more.
Lights, Camera, Engagement! , Meg Ormiston
http://www.flickr.com/ – Flickr
http://creativecommons.org/ – Creative Commons information
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/EDTEC470/sp09/5/images/Bloom%27sDigitalTaxonomymap3.gif – Blooms taxonomy recreated.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx – Photostory 3
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx – Windows Movie Maker
http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/digital_storytelling.aspx - Digital Storytelling guide.
http://www.mediaconverter.org/ – Media converter
http://listentoyoutube.com/ – Convert songs off youtube.
http://www.soundboard.com/ – Soundboard
Multimedia in the Differentiated Classroom, Meg Ormiston
http://2differentiate.pbworks.com/ – A wiki filled with resources.
http://twitter.com/ – Twitter home page
http://www.wordle.net/ – Create a tag cloud
http://docs.google.com – Create and share your work online (much like MS Office programs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA – Google Document youtube.com movie
http://schooltown.net/ – School Town to organize your classroom.
http://www.flickr.com/ - Images on Flickr
http://sketchup.google.com/ – Google Sketchup
http://earth.google.com/ – Google Earth
http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html – Google Literature – greatest road trip stories
http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en – Sign up for a gmail account for Calendar, email and Docs
http://www.xiberpix.net/SqirlzMorph.html – Create your own morph.
http://www.kff.org/entmedia/mh012010pkg.cfm – Generation M2 report
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom’s+Digital+Taxonomy – Updated Bloom’s Taxonomy
http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/ – Twitter for teachers
http://jenuinetech.com/GTW/ – Guess the Wordle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw_ZW1NCQgY – Project Spectrum video.
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/ – Cool Tools for School.
http://www.soundboard.com/ – Not sure how to explain this site. It’s neat.
http://creativecommons.org/ – Creative Commons information
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/EDTEC470/sp09/5/images/Bloom%27sDigitalTaxonomymap3.gif – Blooms taxonomy recreated.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx – Photostory 3
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx – Windows Movie Maker
http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/digital_storytelling.aspx - Digital Storytelling guide.
http://www.mediaconverter.org/ – Media converter
http://listentoyoutube.com/ – Convert songs off youtube.
http://www.soundboard.com/ – Soundboard.com is a catalog of free sounds and soundboards for PCs.
Professional Learning Networks for Personal Professional Development, Meg Ormiston
http://techcamp.ning.com – Ning is the social platform for the world’s interests and passions online.
http://twitter.com - Twitter
http://www.skype.com – Skype
http://secondlife.com/?v=1.1 - Second Life, the Internet’s largest user-created, 3D virtual world community
http://docs.google.com – Google Documents
http://titanpad.com/ – Titan Pad to create your on-line chat.
The above information was submitted as a blog post by Steve Batty, of McCook. Please click on comment below to comment or share additional materials or links.

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