Monday, April 12, 2010

New Additions to the Digital Backpack

I have not had a chance to update the Digital Backpack with new tools since February 11th so this list today will be extensive. Since Twitter 3rd party apps make up a sizable amount of this list, and because they cannot be used independently without a Twitter account, I have put them in their own list.




Twitter 3rd Party Apps:


  • - Twitter Automation Service: auto follow, reply, & DM users based on keywords, schedule tweets, and more.
  • - Twitter Automation Service: auto follow, reply, & DM users based on keywords, schedule tweets, and more.(Also will work to auto post to Facebook or your Blog)
  • -allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets, and schedule their release.
  • - Displays a map of what topics are trending based on location. Great visualization tool.
  • - List of tools that let you send DM to multiple people, follow multiple users with one click, and analyze followers.
  • - Twitter user bio search engine.
  • - Twitter follower analysis tool
  • - Displays the 50 most tweeted links and shows you what people are saying about them.
  • - Twitter keyword search/Google Map mashup tool. Search for people tweeting keywords within a set radius of a specific geographic location.
  • - Clean up and manage who you follow, find out who isn't following you back, find out which inactive accounts you follow, easily search inside your Twitter stream.
  • - call anyone on Twitter
  • Backup tweets from multiple users into one PDF!
  • - push your RSS feed to Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin
  • - Create a post-it note on a a webpage, upload a file to that post-it to share with others, then share the post-it on Twitter.
Web Apps & Services:
  • - Search and view content on iTunesU from within your browser without downloading iTunes (works but layout is poor)
  • - Edit movies online
  • - Upload files up to 2GB in size then share them via email or social media sites like Facebook & Twitter.Students  under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
  • - Create an internet chat room on the fly and share the link with people you want to chat with.
  • - provides you the possibility to literally draw your website's code.
  • - Create a homepage with 52 quick links and a Google search bar.
  • - Super Simple Project Management Online Application
  • - Upload and share files with friends. Allows you to set an expiration date on the download link for anywhere from 30min to 1week.
  • - Scribble on Google maps and share your annotated maps with others.
  • - This link is to Edmodo's mobile website, great for use on cellphones and iPods.
  • - simple group text messaging (SMS) service for cellphones. Send one text message to Swaggle, and we'll send it to everyone in your group. When someone responds, that goes to everyone in the group, as well. (Free for up to 17 group members)
  • - Free group TXT messaging via mobile phone or the web with unlimited number of groups, members, and messages and no spam.
  • - StoryJumper is a place to create and discover stories for kids.
  • - Simple to use group calendar tool.
  • - real-time text collaboration (Etherpad replacement)
  • - Online tools for musicians (includes a metronome, drumbot, guitar tuner, and pattern sequencer)
  • - very nice and simple blogging and website hosting platform.Students  under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
  • - upload your photo, record your voice, share with friendsStudents  under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
  • - upload photos of your house then edit them to see what your home and yard would look like if you made changes.
  • Text visualization tool.
  • - Convert any text, document, email, or rss feed to a text-to-speech mp3 file.
  • - Visual search engine for Wikipedia.
    - Wiki Search engine (Searching 21,964,380 articles in 1,158 wikis.)
  • - Put the heads of yourself, your friends, famous people, anyone on these videos!Students  under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
  • - Combines a personal homepage, RSS reader, and bookmarking.
  • is a high-tech way to have adventures, explore your surroundings, and discover awesome places hidden right around you and all over the world from any mobile phone.
  • - fun tool that lets you upload a picture of a person, then upload another picture and see what it looks like on that person as a tatoo.
  • - create a message board where people leave their comments via audio recordings. Students under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
  • - while not technically a video tool, Mikogo is a tool used to share your screen online with another person. Great for 1:1 web conference.
  • - Nice online drawing tool with unique drawing effects.
  • - Converts text you enter to an image composed of letter images found on flickr.
  • - Make your own 3d photographs.
  • Raphael Color Picker - Choose your color on the color wheel and it tells you the hexadecimal number for that color.
  • - Host your own radio show on Spreaker!
  • - Conduct large-group phonecalls for free, stream them on the internet, and then publish them as a podcast.Students under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
  • - Host an event live on Vokle and include viewer discussion.
  • - Upload presentation materials to drop.io then they give you a free conference call line and chat box.Students under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
  • - Build a start page with your favorite links organized by tabs.
  • - People Search Engine - combines information from phone directories, social networking, and social media services
  • - Search the web for DRM-free music, podcasts, speeches and much more.
  • - livestream, publish, & share video and pictures from your mobile phone online.Students  under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
  • - Upload a batch of photos and apply the same edits to all pictures in the batch at the same time.
  • - Create your own social educational network.

3 comments:

Mrs. Tenkely said...

WOW! This is like winning the lottery today, thank you for all of the great resources.

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