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10 Essential Online Tools for Teaching and Learning

This presentation focuses on 10 selective essential online tools that are powerful as well as valuable to teachers and students.

Steve Yuen

on 17 April 2012

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10 Essential Online Tools for
Teaching and Learning Dr. Steve Yuen
University of Southern Mississippi Selection Criteria
Online Applications
Easy to learn and use
Useful for students and teachers 1. Google Apps – Education Edition www.google.com/educators/p_apps.html Gmail
Come with built-in Google search technology and over 2.6 GB of storage.
Also available on mobile devices.
Integrate instant messaging right into the email
Provide spam protection using Google technology.
Messages can be sent and read in most languages.
Gmail interface is available in 40 languages.
Free automatic forwarding and POP3 access Google Talk
Instant messaging and group chat
Free PC-to-PC voice calls (VOIP)
Real-time file transfers
Send and receive voicemails
Integrated contact list
Integrated into Gmail
Mobile access
Available of Windows version and Web version
Multi-Languages Support Google Calendar
Calendar Sharing
Gmail Integration
Send Reminders
Mobile Access
Event Publishing Google Docs
Consist of Web-based word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and form
Online document creation
Real-time collaboration
Revision history
Search tools
Mobile access
Supported multiple languages 2. Prezi prezi.com free online presentation and storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides
text, images, videos and other presentation objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames
offer 100 MB of file storage (500 MB for teachers)
come with an offline player
embed your prezis in your blog or website
offer a special education license for students and teachers 3. Diigo www.diigo.com 4. YouTube www.youtube.com 5. Picnik Upload a photo or import online photos from Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Webshots, and others
Offer real-time online editing tools to crop, resize, sharpen, adjust exposure, color, apply effects, and then share them with your friends
Provide many special effects, from artsy to fun
Has many fonts and top-quality type tool
Get creative with a collection of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames www.picnik.com 6. ScreenToaster www.screentoaster.com No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.
Capture videos of onscreen action in one click.
Share and stream videos online in Flash
Embed them on blogs and webpages or send them by email. http://www.screentoaster.com/watch/demo 7. Dropbox www.dropbox.com A special folder that syncs across multiple computers (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry)
Share files beteen computers
Offer online storage (2 GB) that teachers and students can access from school or home
Provide file sharing (public and private)
Online backup
Web access 8. Photopeach photopeach.com http://photopeach.com/album/hyxurd Create your customized slideshows and quizzes with photos and music
Photos can be uploaded from your computer, Facebook or Picasa account
Customize your shows by adding comments, captions, quizzes, and smileys as well as setting speed, changiing transition effects
3 privacy options: public, unlisted, and invitation
Share your slideshow on other media such as twitter, facebook, myspace, or via email
Allow embed your shows on your Websites or blogs 9. Glogster 10. Mindmesiter www.mindmeister.com edu.glogster.com Create a Glog or an interactive poster online containing multimedia elements including: text, audio, video, images, graphics, drawings, and data.
Posters can be shared with other people. They can also be exported and saved to computer-compatible formats.
Student can work with Glogster individually or as a group to create presentations, share information, and interact with their peers.
Sign up for the "EDU" version that prevents other users from viewing class-specific Glogs.
Student account can be created by an educator without the need of a student email. http://liebermanc.edu.glogster.com/glog-9993-8940/ http://pbarto.edu.glogster.com/gwbush/ Onine collaborative mind-mapping tool
Brainstorm with others in real time
Mind-maps can consist of text, links, files, tasks and images
Teachers and students can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere
Offline, iPod and iPhone apps available
Ideas can be inserted into mind-maps via email, from the desktop and via text (SMS)
A free account is limited to 3 mind-maps and import only capability
Paid accounts offer unlimited mind-maps and the ability to import/export to Freemind and MindManager http://goo.gl/Mj6WV Questions and Comments Follow me
Blog -http://blog.yuen.us
Twitter - http://twitter.yuen.us This presentation is available at:
http://goo.gl/AFT1V Google Sites
Create web pages right in your browser
A WYSIWYG Web authoring program
Pages are hosted on Google servers at http://sites.google.com/sites/yoursitename/
No HTML required
Customizable look and feel
Settings for accessing and sharing information
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