Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Additions to the Digital Backpack

Its that time again, gotta clean out my stack of new tools and add them to the backpack. I'll add a few more tomorrow.

- Let Google Suggest Twitter Followers For You
- Search Google and WolframAlpha in the same place - Embed a Google Streetview on any website.
- Simultaneously send a group message via email, mobile text, and voice call. - Takes screenshots of any website.
- Make panoramic images from your own photos online.
- Wherigo is a toolset for creating and playing GPS-enabled adventures in the real world.
- real-time text collaboration (Etherpad replacement)
- convert text to speech
- convert text to speech (spoken by a cartoon avatar)
vozMe - convert text to speech
- convert text to speech
- Combination online whiteboard and chat room. Moderator can also conduct a web tour.
- Online forum discussion site. Has potential for backchanneling.Students  under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
- helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime. Students  under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
- lets you create conversations on the fly, in meetings, watching TV, during class, on the train, anywhere and anytime.
- Create embeddable chat rooms for live blogging or backchannel discussions.Students  under 13 must have parent permission to use this tool.
- Free instant chat room service, also provides chat rooms for personal web sites, blogs, forums, online community sites

Twitter Tools:

With, you can instant message easily and securely with other Twitter users.
- Real fun visualization of your Twitter followers. See yourself lead a parade.
- Start a Twitter Campaign
-Twitter Directory
- Schedule Twitter, Email, or SMS messages to be sent at later dates.
- Create your own Twitter backchannel discussions
- Hold online course meetings using Twitter and Facebook


Mrs. Tenkely said...

Great additions to the backpack. The text to speech recommendations couldn't have come at a better time. I was just starting the hunt for one of my students. Thanks for making my job so easy :)

Missouri FCCLA said...

Some nice tools there! I'm now busy checking many of them out....

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