Archive for March, 2010
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Google Apps Marketplace – Manymoon: Free Social Productivity, Project Management & Task Management
Here's a fantastic social project management application (which I've used a little previously) that now integrates with Google Apps via the Marketplace – and might also be valuable for an Education Edition domain: "Manymoon is the #1 team collaboration application for Google Apps and is trusted by thousands of businesses. Put your social network to use to securely get work done, instead of just talking about it."
(tags: projectmanagement googleined googleapps googleappsmarketplace)
Google Apps Marketplace – MindMeister Mind Mapping
Here's another great app in the marketplace for education (thanks to Doug Belshaw @dajbelshaw for pointing this one out): "MindMeister lets you create, share and collaboratively work on mind maps, making it easy to plan projects, exchange ideas and brainstorm online with friends and colleagues." It looks expensive though – unless there's an EDU version.
(tags: mindmaps googleined googleapps googleappsmarketplace)
Google Apps Marketplace – Dimdim Web Conferencing
Dim Dim is another important app for education in the Google Apps Marketplace: "Face-to-face meetings used to be the only way to get things done. Now the best way to save money, time and travel is to collaborate over the Web with Dimdim."
(tags: dimdim videoconference webinars googleined googleapps googleappsmarketplace)
Aviary – Creation on the fly / blog / Aviary is in Google Apps!
This is probably the most important app available in the Google Apps marketplace… "Aviary is a powerful suite of browser-based design tools for people who create." As GCT Danny Silva (@iteachag) said, "who needs adobe." I'd add iLife (or at least Garageband). These tools are free and web-based. Awesome.
(tags: multimedia googleapps googleined googleappsmarketplace)
Google Apps Marketplace
This changes Google Apps: Education Edition (for me). Suddenly Google Apps can do things a normal Google account can't: "The Google Apps Marketplace offers products and services designed for Google users, including installable apps that integrate directly with Google Apps. Installable apps are easy to use because they include single sign-on, Google's universal navigation, and some even include features that integrate with your domain's data."
(tags: googleined googleapps googleappsmarketplace)
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Free online Audio Editor – Aviary.com's Myna
On Twitter today @mrlosik said "Myna is hands down the best freebie I've used. It's to Garage Band what Google Docs is to Office." Cool.
(tags: multimedia audio)
Twiducate.com – Social Networking For Schools
Again, I haven't played with it yet, but this looks like another social microblogging option for small groups of students (such as a class, led by a teacher). I think @shareski posted this on twitter, and I'd love to learn more about it.
(tags: socialmicroblogging internetsafety)
Internet Copyrights: A Guide for Educators and Students « Curriki's Blog
I haven't watched it yet, but I always have my eye out for more "copyright" resources for educators. This video and the accompanying resources are being promoted by Curriki, an inspiring "open source" curriculum effort. :)
(tags: opensource copyright intellectualproperty)
Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano in Education & Language
This free ebook (and low cost book) might not only be a good resource for you, but also an inspiration. I'd love to see more educators self-publishing the resources that they create… for the benefit of others (and themselves).
(tags: books digitalstorytelling publishing)
Kidblog.org – Blogs for Teachers and Students
This site has been making the rounds in Twitter and Buzz – and will definitely be a part of my next "Blog If You Love Learning" workshop. From the about page: "Kidblog.org is built by teachers, for teachers, so students can get the most out of the blogging process. Kidblog meets the need for a safe and simple blogging platform suitable for elementary and middle school students. Most importantly, Kidblog allows teachers to monitor and control all publishing activity within the classroom blogging community. If you've tried (perhaps with limited success) other blogging platforms like Blogger, Edublogs, or WordPress.com, you'll notice the Kidblog difference immediately!"
(tags: blog edublog internetsafety)