Please share any cool (and free) tech tools that you use in your work.

Format to list cool tools:
Product - URL
Recommended by -
Tutorial link -
Description -
Discussion - Start a discussion using the discussion tab and place the link here.

Jing Project: Visual Conversation - www.jingproject.com
Recommended by - Lisa Nielsen
Tutorial: Watch this video and the getting-started stuff here. Here's the blog http://blog.jingproject.com/.
Description: “Think of Jing as a supplement to all your chat discussions, email threads, forum posts and blog entries. It sits nicely on your desktop, ready to capture and share your stuff at a moment’s notice. Simply select an area of your screen, capture it as an image or record it as a video, and then click Share. Jing conveniently places a URL to your content on your clipboard ready for you to paste the URL into any of your conversations.” “Your content is hosted on Screencast.com .
Discussion: Click here to share ideas about how you could or have used Jing to enhance your work.

Receipts Scanner and Software - NeatReceipts
Recommended by - iSite: Amy Reynolds
I discovered this product at Macworld
Description - NOT just for receipts! It's a portable scanning and software solution that help you organize your papers. Scan, analyze and organize your receipts, documents, business cards and more - then store everything in a database on your PC or MAC. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to an organized, digital life.
Product Blog - See pics from Macworld and CES!
Discussion

Pimp Your Search Engine
Recommended by-Curtis Borg
Tutorial Link: http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dfkk269k_38fszfkggf
Description-This is a Google Presentation of just a little of Anthony Luscre's workshop at FETC February 2008. Anthony is a director of Technology for the Mogadore Ohio Local School System, and has a bit of an obsession ( a good obsession) about search engines, and searching in general. You can see more of his material at: http://www.mogadore.net/searching/

Use of Social Networking
Recommended by - Jim McDermott
Tutorial link
Description -
Discussion

Twitter
Recommended by - Jim McDermott
Tutorial link http://ustream.tv/
Description -
Discussion

Bridging the Home - School Connection:
Televised Learning for Authentic Audiences with Ustream.tv - URL
Recommended by - Jim McDermott
Tutorial link http://ustream.tv/
Description -
Discussion

Creating the Integrated Classroom
Chew the P.H.A.T.: Procedures and How-to's in Assistive Technology
2 Million Minutes- A Video Clip: http://www.2mminutes.com/trailer.html|http://www.2mminutes.com/trailer.html
Recommended by - iCoach, presented by S. Graham

Voice Threads - URL
Recommended by - Frances Newsom-Lang, Phyllis Berkowitz, Michael Swirsky
Tutorial link (if applicable)
Description -
Discussion

Web tools for instruction - www.41411.com
Recommended by - Mitch Barlas
Tutorial link (if applicable)
Description -Online cell phone based text message (SMS) audiance response system.
Discussion

Web tools for instruction - www.pownce.com
Recommended by - Mitch Barlas
Tutorial link (if applicable)
Description - Send messages, files, links and events to your colleagues, students, friends, etc . Create an educational social network of friends to share all digital documents, images and resources.


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Web tools for instruction - www.weebly.com
Recommended by - Mitch Barlas
Tutorial link (if applicable)
Description - Fast, free and very easy website and blog creation and hosting.

Web tools for instruction - www.screencast.com
Recommended by - Mitch Barlas
Tutorial link (if applicable)
Description - Share anything! Video, images, documents presentations and more. Built for business and education professionals.


Web tools for instruction - www.tumblr.com
Recommended by - Mitch Barlas
Tutorial link (if applicable)
Description - Email directly into a blog!


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