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Written by Kimberly 7 December 2010 47 Comments Have you ever learned about a new (or new to you) tech tool and thought, "Wow -- how did I not know about this?". Saturday I attended EdCamp Citrus, and experienced this during one of the sessions. Here is a list of my favorite free lesser-known webtools, all mentioned at EdCamp Citrus' Web 2.0 Smackdown. 1. Typewith.me - Collaborate with others in real-time on a document. Each author can type in a different color, so you know who is contributing what. Share with others with the unique URL. Click here to learn more about how to use Typewith.me in your classroom. 2. ViewPure.com - Make sure when you show a video to your class, that's all you're showing them! Get rid of the advertisements and comments on a YouTube video - all you need is the link to the video. I originally heard about this tool from Richard Byrne's EdTech UNconference Session, and mentioned it at the Smackdown. Thanks, Richard! 3. TubeChop.com - Only want to show 2 minute clip of a 10 minute video? Put the YouTube URL of a video inside TubeChop, and select the part that you want. When you're finished, you are given a link and embed code for the cropped version of the video.
4. Whenisgood.net - Tired of the back and forth that happens when you're trying to schedule a meeting? Select on a grid the times that are good for you, then email (via a link) your grid to your invitees. They choose when they are also free. Meeting scheduled! 5. Fur.ly - Shorten multiple URLs into one, & easily navigate through all your URLs. The best way to understand is to see an example...click here to view a fur.ly of all the links mentioned in this post. For a full list of everything covered in the Smackdown, click here. And a big thank you to Jerry Swiatek for managing the session and
.com! I have never heard about it today and I like to think I am on top of my web tools. 2010 at 3:42 pm Finding new technology tools has always been a favorite part of being in digital media marketing! Have you seen the new Mashable article on “4 Tools for Monitoring Your Child’s Online Safety” http://on.Kimberly Like 69 people like this. Be the first of your friends. there’s always more to learn! It’s especially hard to keep up with technology. [Reply] Shana Ray Reply: December 8th. I guess you learn something new each day. I look forward to seeing other webtools and ideas coming from your unconferences in the future! Thanks again! +Shana @ShanaatDS [Reply] Kimberly Reply: December 7th.for all of the hard work he put into EdCamp Citrus! What lesser known tech tool do you know and love? Leave a comment and tell me about it. some I haven’t heard about! .to/hypm9m It has some great tools. but that’s part of the fun If you know of any other tools you think should be on this list. 69 69 69 47 Comments » Shana Ray said: I just wanted to say thank you for posting about TubeChop. 2010 at 8:04 am Yes Shana. I would love to hear about them.mash.
[Reply] 8 December 2010 at 8:44 am Marian said: Dear Kimberly. And of course. [Reply] Kimberly Reply: December 8th. Kim! It’s always nice to hear feedback from our readers and learn about what you find useful & interesting. Marian .Us which lets you save screen grabs of pages you want to remember without saving them to your hard drive. 2010 at 5:45 am Thanks for the tip Freddy – will check it out. Collaborize Classroom is an online learning platform for teachers and students to interact online! +Shana. really useful tips! I learnt about ViewPure and TubeChop from your post – they’ll be great for my English as a second language classes. [Reply] 7 December 2010 at 2:34 am Freddy Melvin said: Thanks for the amazing list. hope that proves to be useful as well. [Reply] 7 December 2010 at 4:40 pm Kim said: KimberlyI always look forward to the articles. [Reply] Kimberly Reply: December 8th. as I often plan activities with YouTube content. Thanks. 2010 at 8:49 am Thank you. but it appears as if ViewPure also allows video cropping under the more options tab. but this one is especially helpful.I am also a fan of http://Curate. Thanks and all the best.
org. Two of my current favorite websites are wallwishers. I would love to hear your stories of success using these two websites in your classroom. you can read to find out the correct answer. It is great to begin my day using these two sites together. Thank you. [Reply] 14 December 2010 at 3:39 pm Kathryn said: Wow1 I’m excited to try out tube chop. your wonder might just become the wonder of the day on Wonderopolis.com – People will do just about anything for five dollars! There are several on there that will write and deliver Santa letters or even make special. I like to use tiny video clips as intro activities and this will be a great tool for doing that. The students LOVE using both of these websites. So you are not only challenge yourself to see if you know the answer. The web master of the website encourages people to submit something that they have been wondering about. The question is linked to a page that always has a short video and information that will answer the question.com and wonderopolis. I have Wonderopolis web site on my white board for the students to view the wonder of the day with its question. fun videos as gifts! Try it! You’ll love it! Kristi [Reply] 13 December 2010 at 11:35 am Jinny said: Hi Kimberly.com as it is focused on Edu [Reply] 11 December 2010 at 12:07 pm Enjoy Kristi Sayles said: Just have to share one of my favorite sites – it’s called Fiverr. The students must post their response to the question and post it on Wallwishers. I learn so much every time I open your newsletter. Wonderopolis is a new website which has only been up and running for 72 days (the number on the website correlates with how many wonders they have posted). This is how I use Wallwishers and Wonderopolis in my classroom: I have created a wall in Wallwishers for my students with a generic question. So you never know.[Reply] 10 December 2010 at 11:35 am John McLear said: You may prefer primarypad. [Reply] .
[Reply] 17 December 2010 at 12:06 pm Tamara cox said: Wish I had known about Tubexhop a week ago. I am anxious to use them when we return to school in January.16 December 2010 at 6:51 pm Molly said: Twitter! We have a classroom account and follow news feeds and various professionals for current events. [Reply] 17 December 2010 at 8:19 pm Mike Carter said: Fur. My undergrad students used ViewPure for an assignment in their educational technology course. Thanks for helping teachers be the best that they can be.ly works even better than live binders plus then benefit of short URL. Great time saver. Thanks for sharing [Reply] 17 December 2010 at 4:33 pm Faye Haggar said: Thanks for sharing. [Reply] 17 December 2010 at 11:43 pm Kathryn Trask said: . Most added it to their delicious sites to use again! [Reply] 17 December 2010 at 8:09 pm Johnna said: I love all of the websites that you posted.
Tubechop and ViewPure sound like two tools that will be very useful. Thank you. Thanks. [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 11:13 am Melissa Warren said: Thank you for the great info! These are five very useful tools! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 11:17 am Linda Thurber said: I am going to be sending this to my teachers. I didn’t know where I could find the app that would ONLY show the YouTube. [Reply] 17 December 2010 at 11:49 pm Megan said: Tubechop is something I definitely will try! This will allow me to show videos without my students getting TOO off task! I’m also going to try to schedule meetings with whenisgood – I’m super organized and love anything that allows my Type A personality to flourish Thanks for these! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 9:21 am ken said: Thanks [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 11:07 am Emily Waldal said: Thanks for the great list. . I’ll pass these on to other teachers and be using them in class.
since maybe NOW I can get it IT folks to give me access to youtube. And the ViewPure is helpful in controlling exactly what will be shown to a class. Cutting out the junk was one of their big issues. As a Tech Coordinator for the district. [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 11:54 am Beth said: Thank you for the great new tools. these are excellent new sites to share with the teachers in my school. Those ads are always annoying when you show videos to a larger audience. A friend got a well known author to use type with me to answer student questions. [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 1:12 pm . [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 11:36 am Lee Hall said: Type with me and Furly are great sites.[Reply] 18 December 2010 at 11:27 am Robert MacMillan said: This solves a real problem for me. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 11:32 am Brandon said: I think the ViewPure is the best option for live videos. [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 12:41 pm Lorrie said: I like the new TypeWithMe … but I also like TitanPad and use it with colleagues as well as students.
Thanks so much for sharing!! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 2:36 pm Lori Feldman said: I am always looking for new tools. My collection has turned into a series of professional development courses! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 2:49 pm Sam said: I love the Whenisgood.net – great for scheduling meetings with teachers and staff – and parents! Great for meetings! Nice addition [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 5:11 pm P Hester said: The doument sharing apps are great.would be helpful if our district did not block YouTube access!! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 5:37 pm Cindy Murphy said: Great information! I can definitely use whenisgood.. It is an early Christmas present.Lorie Ferguson said: What wonderful tools! I will share them with our teachers and know that they will be very useful.net for scheduling meetings with my coworkers. Thanbks! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 6:14 pm Rachel B. said: . The apps to delete ads or to select portions of videos are appreciated.
thanks for the tip! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 9:15 pm Everett H said: I’m going to love tubechop.google. It is nice to have a tool to get rid of the junk on Youtube and leave the video. for our district! [Reply] 19 December 2010 at 8:23 am Nancy Broyles said: I like Viewpure. I’m checking out the others too.com/site/ellistechnology4teachers ) Great info!!! [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 11:45 pm Debbie said: Thanks for the tip of those 5 Web 2.com. as well as the tech dept.0 tools…I have not heard of nor used any of those tools before…but I can’t wait to put them to use!!! I am passing this very useful information on to all of the teachers at my school.Whenisgood is going to be incredibly useful for scheduling team meetings. Thanks. [Reply] 18 December 2010 at 10:04 pm Mrs. ( http://sites. [Reply] 19 December 2010 at 9:19 am Kathy Landis said: I’m so glad you put this together! I always love finding out about new gree things that will help my students! [Reply] . converting and using movie maker. Ellis said: I am going to add a link to this site from a webpage I am creating about Technology 4 Teachers – Never Stop Learning. It will save time with downloading.
ly.however.however.teachparentstech. I will definitely use these tools. but have watched a couple of the videos and decided it could also be teachteacherstech – you can pull the videos up and show them without sending in an email. if you send the email to a teacher who is having problems then they can later review it again [Reply] Kimberly Reply: December 21st.19 December 2010 at 9:22 am Liz Grant said: These are great sites and wanted to thank you for sharing them with us. All five were new to me. with several emails or phone calls back and forth have you seen the site: http://www.org have not explored it fully. Teachers need a quick way to collaborate with their students without any set up.com it did not openreally like the one on scheduling meetings. but I plan to try them out after the holidays! [Reply] 20 December 2010 at 8:40 am .for me this is always a hassle. said: Thanks for the list. [Reply] 20 December 2010 at 1:05 am Deb said: Thanks for sharing these five sites. I have shared these to a few teachers already this morning and have gotten back several comments already from them stating they can’t wait to return to school to use them.ly link – I fixed it and it is working now! [Reply] 19 December 2010 at 1:19 pm Cristina said: Typewithme is just what I am looking for.really looks as if these will be some great tools. when I tried fur. [Reply] 19 December 2010 at 11:27 am Charlotte O. 2010 at 8:16 am Thanks for pointing out the broken Fur.
There are so many options. Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website (optional) . You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS. and to have others recommend after sorting through them is a huge timesaver. The two websites for working with YouTube look promising also. No spam. Thank you. [Reply] 20 December 2010 at 7:07 pm Leave your response! Add your comment below. In addition.Kelly Schermerhorn said: I am so thankful for these tidbits! I share with my colleagues and it is so important to share with others. Keep it clean. Thanks! [Reply] 20 December 2010 at 9:57 am Don Shegog said: I look forward to using typewithme with my students. the other recommendations in the comments just add to the value of this post. Be nice. or trackback from your own site. [Reply] 20 December 2010 at 9:30 am Margaret said: I am always so thankful when I run across tested sites to investigate. Stay on topic.
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