Category Archives: Online tools

Three digital tools offer free trials

If you’d like to give some new software a free whirl, here are three great opportunities. Scapple for Windows Literature and Latte, the maker of Scrivener, has released a beta version of a Windows program called Scapple. Scapple is desktop … Continue reading

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Narrable: A new service for creating audio slideshows

A new website called Narrable offers some interesting possibilities for storytelling. Narrable is an online service that allows you to load photographs into a horizontal slider and then add voice narration to each photo. Viewers can scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Resources for collaborating

Today’s Meet Allows you to create a back channel for sharing comments during a presentation, meeting or class. _____________________________________________________________ Trello For sharing and collaborating on projects. _____________________________________________________________  

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Tools for converting digital files

      Google Swiffy Convert .swf files to html5. ________________________________________________ OnlineConvert.com For audio, video, images, documents, ebooks and other formats. ________________________________________________

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Education tools and apps

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 From the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies.

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Free and low-cost tools for design and publishing

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software A good list of tools from Lifehacker. ——————————————————————————————-

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What’s All the Fuss About Evernote?

I started using Evernote earlier this year, and it has quickly turned into an essential tool for my research and teaching. It’s an easy way to take notes, and it allows you to clip web articles and store them in … Continue reading

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TheWebList gets a makeover

TheWebList.net got an updated look last week. The site is a one-man project that aggregates headlines from popular tech-heavy sites like Digg, Lifehacker, Mashable and CNET, along with broader sites like the New York Times and Google News. I’ve used … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for tweets, apps, graphics, curation

Social media / productivity GroupTweet Allows an unlimited number of people to tweet from the same account. I haven’t tried this, but I like what I see. The service seems to solve a problem that many organizations have: how to … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for maps, timelines, curation

Maps and mapping TileMill TileMill is an open source platform for creating maps using a CSS-like coding system. The site includes a support area for learning how to use the software and how to export maps. The TileMill suite of … Continue reading

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