Webinspiration : The instant way to create diagrams

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Webinspiration is a nice web2.0 tool . It is all about mapping out ideas and creating beautiful concept maps and diagrams . It also allows its users to organize their ideas in an interactive outline and even invite others to collaborate online .

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Some features of Webinspiration

Webinspiration offers different features to its users such as :

  • It is completely free
  • It is simple to use
  • It requires a quick sign up
  • It has a set of sophisticated authoring tools
  • It allows you to create nice diagrams , outlines , brainstorm or capture ideas
  • It also allows you to save your work ,share it with others or embed it in your blog or website
  • It lets you invite others to join you in the building of a diagram
  • You can use the chat service while you are working on a concept map

How can i get started using Webimspiration ?

Log on to Webinspiration main page and sign up

Once you are signed in click on ‘ launch webinspiration’

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Click on ‘Diagram ‘on the starter screen to open a new document

Use the symbol palette there to :

  • drag and drop
  • create a series of ideas that are connected
  • add new linked symbols
  • organize and show the connections between ideas

Watch this short video to learn more

 

 

Application of Webinspiration in education

Webinspiration is a very important tool in education . teachers and students can use it to create diagrams and cooperate online with each other . The following are some of the ideas  Webinpiration creators suggested for educators :

Download a Webspiration Classroom Overview pdf

– Webspiration Classroom service is now available for grade 5 to adult students and teachers.

Learn more in this video

 

That’s it about Webinspiration : The instant way to create diagrams

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Here are all the educative web2.0 tools i have covered so far in this blog .I have organized them into different categories , select the category you want and explore the tools :

  1. Presentation/Mapping Tools
  2. Organizing / Collaborative Tools
  3. Google / ResearchTools
  4. Audio/Image/Music Tools
  5. Converting/Writing/Storytelling Tools
  6. Video Tools
  7. Teacher Resources
  8. Best of The Rest

Museum Box :The educative way to master the web

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Musuem Box is another great organizational web2.0 tool . It allows its users to create their own boxes and fill them with information in the form of document sheets , videos ,pictures,  links , audio clips etc . It is really a solid tool for building a strong virtual argument or explanation of a subject .
This is the definition Musuem Box creator has provided for their website :

This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.

Some features of Museum Box

Museum box offers a set of interesting features to its users , among these features we can site for example :
  • It is completely free
  • It requires a quick sign up process
  • It has a great and engaging interface
  • It allows you to integrate text files ,videos , audio clips
  • It allows you to search others’ boxes and interact with them through leaving feedback in their pages
  • You can share your boxes online with others

How can i get started using Museum Box ?

Head on to Museum Box main page and click on start


The rest of this tutorial is to be continued in this short video or the slideshow beneath it .


Applications of Museum Box in education

Museum Box is a very important website that educators should be using . It , among all it does  , develops students critical thinking , which is a pillar skill in the learning process . Museum Box also helps students learn how to assess data and how to investigate the learning materials they need .using this tool increases students potential for engaging in healthy debates and help them explore and develop issues and ideas .
That;s it about Museum Box :The educative way to master the web
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  • Sitehoover : a great easy way to organize your online work

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    Sitehoover is a fantastic web2.0 tool . It allows its users to store all their favourite websites and access them from any computer in the world .It acts like LiveBinders but with much more exciting features . Sitehoover does not only bookmark your favourite websites but also informs you about new and updated content on each of these websites . Wow isn’t that great ?

    sitehoover

    Some features of Sitehoover

    here are a list of features that characterize Sitehoover service :
    • It is completely free
    • It is definitely simple and easy to use
    • It has a great interactive interface
    • It allows you to bookmark all your favourite websites with a single click
    • It has a practical extension that you can add to your browser
    • It allows you to tag your bookmarks and let the world see them
    • It also lets you customize the look of your background page and add your particular feel to it
    • It allows you to export all your Firefox bookmarks
    • You can save others’ favourite hoovers into your platform
    • you can set sitehoover as your homepage to get a quick access to your favourite websites whenever you are online.

    How can i get started using Sitehoover ?

    Head on to Sitehoover main page and open your account it is free and very instant .
    Once you are signed in , you can then start adding your favourite websites
    To add a website to your hoover , enter a name for it and click ‘start hoover’
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    Click on the box that says’ Click to add a page’
    sitehooveraddpage
    Then enter the URL of the page . If you have already created a folder then choose the folder then click on ‘add’ , the webpage will be automatically saved to your folder if you don't have a folder then  it will be set for by default mode .
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    To create a folder click on ‘add a folder’ on the right hand side and give it a name .
    sitehooverfolders
    Click on ‘” panel “ button on top right to :
    • see your own hoovers
    • favourite hoovers of others that you have saved
    • change the setting of your Sitehoover page .

    Under the ‘setting’ tab you can :

    • select whether you want to make your hoover public
    sitehooversettings
    • choose a template or create your own skin
    sitehooverdesign
    • Change account settings
    sitehooveraccount
    • Get addons to add to your tab or copy the html / JavaScript to embed in your blog or website
    sitehooveraddons

    Applications of Sitehoover in education

    No matter how long i talk to you about this great web2.0 tool i will never be able to make you feel the real importance of this tool in education .Teachers and students can use it to organize their favourite sites into hoovers that are easily accessible from anywhere with a computer and internet connection . Teachers can also gather a set of important websites for students and set them into hoovers and share their URLs with their students . You can think of load of ideas on how to use Sitehoover in your classroom just do not forget to Give it a try .
    That’s it about Sitehoover : A Great Easy Way to Organize Your Online Work
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    Free Online Converter :Convert media files online into any type of format

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    Free Online Converter is a great web 2.0 tool . It allows its users to convert any type of format to whatever format they want and in just seconds . I have tried it and it really amazed me and could not wait to share it with you .It is very simple and easy and you do not even have to sign up to start using it .
    free online converter

    Some features of Free Online Converter

    Here are some of the features that sets Free Online Converter apart from all other file converting systems:
    • It is completely free
    • It is dead simple and easy to use
    • It is very instant
    • It supports all kinds of formats
    • It allows you to share your converted files via  a generated URL

    How can i get started using Free Online Converter ?

    Head on to Free Online Converter main page and choose the type of file you want to convert . Here are the files it supports :
    Audio Converter
    audio converter

    Video Converter
    video converter

    Image Converter
    image converter

    Document Converter
    document converter

    Ebook Converter
    ebook converter

    Hash Generater
    hasg generator
    To use any of them just select the target format and hit Go . You will be then asked to browse your file from your computer or provide a URL for it and click on Convert button . Here is an example of how it looks like if you want to convert an image .
    free online converter example

    Applications of Free Online Converter in education

    With Free Online Converter teachers as well as students will never have problems with file conversions .Students will find it very interesting as it will allow them to convert files into format they like and in just a few seconds . I personally love PDF format and before i start reading any long word document article i always make sure to convert it to PDF format which i like so much . Try it out and see by yourself.
    That’s it about Free Online Converter :Convert media files online into any type of format
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    viddix :The Easiest Way to Create Interactive Web Videos

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    Viddix is a video publishing application that allows its users to create interactive video clips . Viddix offers a new and smart platform that allows users to add all kinds of web content to their video timeline . It is really a great tool to turn your boring videos into engaging multimedia clips that students will love .
    viddix

    Some features of Viddix

    Here are the features that Viddix offers to its users :
    • It offers 250 MB file sizes to free users
    • It has a very interactive interface
    • It supports all sorts of raw formats (.avi, .wmv, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4)
    • it converts all these formats to FLV for optimal web performance.

    How can i get started using Viddix ?

    Log on to Viddix main page and register there .
    Once you are signed in then you have two video options :
    1-Viddix Overlay Player
    Viddix overlay player allows you to add simple and effective overlays to your videos . You can for example show a link to your blog or a website or a link to your twitter or facebook account while video is playing . When you use a link Viddix automatically gives you a matching template .This is an example of a screenshot of how Viddix overlay palyer looks like :
    viddixoverlay player
    Watch the Viddix Overlay player demo to learn more
    2- The Dual Screen Player
    Dual Screen player features the ipanel .
    viddixipanel
    This ipanel can use text , images , videos , flash , polls , rss feeds ,custom and links .
    viddixweb content
    This option displays two parts in a video screen : The left hand part shows video and the right hand panel displays the extra web elements that are connected to the video. These web elements can range from a simple text with links to full flash objects and forms. This is a screenshot of how Viddix dual screen player looks like :
    viddixdual screen player
    Watch the Dual Screen Player demo to learn more

    Applications of Viddix in Education

    Viddix is really a cool web 2.0 tool to use with your students . You can use it to embed links and extra web content to your videos which which will for sure catch students attention more . Viddix drives away all the boredom that accompanies some educational videos and make them so much interactive . I am quite sure your students will love it so why not give it a try .
    That’s it about Viddix :The Easiest Way to Create Interactive Web Videos .
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    Zen.do : easy note taking and flashcards making tool

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    Zen.do is a new web2.0 tool for note taking . It allows  students to takes notes while they are studying  .Zen.do has a built in word processor  where students write their own notes and highlight the important parts of their study materials to turn them into memorable flashcards .
    zen.do

    How does Zen.do works ?

    First log on to Zen.do main page and click on sign up or you can sign in using your facebook or Google account .
    Once you are signed in then you can start taking notes . To learn how to take notes using Zen.do then you need watch this tutorial video

     

    Applications of Zen.do in education

    Zen.do is really a great tool for students to use when taking notes and developing their study materials .Students now can spend ;less time reviewing their notes in such an efficient way using just their flashcards .
    That’s it about Zen.do :Easy Note Taking and Flashcard Making Tool .
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    4. Audio/Image/Music Tools
    5. Converting/Writing/Storytelling Tools
    6. Video Tools
    7. Teacher Resources
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    vuvox : a great multimedia slideshows creation tool

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    Vuvox is a wonderful web2.0 tool that we can use in education .It allows you to stitch together your photos , videos , and music into rich personal and appealing presentations . It is basically a multimedia collage and slideshow making tool .

    Some features of Vuvox

    Here are the main features that vuvox service offers to its users :
    • It is completely free
    • it is easy to use , instant and simple
    • It allows you to share your personal media with the rest of the world
    • it lets you customize you media just the way you like it
    • you can add your feeds to your own media
    • you can edit your images and crop parts you don't like
    • you can upload images from Flicker, SmugMug or Picasa
    • it also allows you to include videos into your collage
    • It allows you to mix all your multimedia into a nice slideshow to share with your students or colleagues

    How can i get started using Vuvox ?

    Visit Vuvox main page and create your free account
    There are four ways to create your multimedia presentations :
    Vuvox Express
    this option is very fast but provides just few tools . when you log on to Vuvox Express you will be working on this platform .
    vuvox express
    Vuvox Collage
    This service offers a wider range of option such as :
    • drag and drop interfaces
    • placement of interactive multimedia that include direct links and presentations
    • an easy to use cut-out tool
    • video and audio assets
    vuvox collage

    watch Vuvox Collage tutorial to learn how to use this option
    Vuvox Studio
    Vuvox Studio is the most advanced option offering broadest selection of editing tools
    vuvox studio

    there are three steps to start using Vuvox Studio
    1- Collect
    click on collect to upload your photos be it from the web or your computer
    2- Create
    click on create to choose a presentation style and use the tool bar on the right hand side to customize it and add things to it
    vuvox create

    3- Publish
    this is where you can broadcast your project or share it with others
    vuvox publish

    Cut-out Express
    you can use this service to :
    • upload a photo
    • make a cut-out
    • upload media
    vuvox cut-out

    Watch this demo video to learn more how to use Vuvox to create you own personal multimedia presentatiomns and slideshows .

     

     

    Applications of Vuvox in education

    Vuvox is a handy tool to be used in education . As teachers and educators , we can use this service to create engaging slideshows and presentations and share them with our students . we can also encourage our learners to use Vuvox to create their own slideshows to use in classroom projects or when given an assignment.
    That’s it about Vuvox : A Great Multimedia Slideshows Creation Tool
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    2. Organizing / Collaborative Tools
    3. Google / ResearchTools
    4. Audio/Image/Music Tools
    5. Converting/Writing/Storytelling Tools
    6. Video Tools
    7. Teacher Resources
    8. Best of The Rest

    dropbox: the best way to share, sync and back up your files

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    Dropbox is one of my best applications that i use on a daily basis . Dropbox offers a very handy and most of all intelligent way to store and share files online . It is very simple and has no complicated set up .You just need to install a folder in your computer which takes about 5 minutes and then fill in your information .Let’s say for example , you have installed Dropbox on your laptop and have uploaded some documents to it ;  when you are on another computer ,say at school , you can view all the documents you have uploaded and you can even download them and do any changes you want , whatever changes you did will instantly appear on the Dropbox folder you have in your laptop .Isn’t that pretty cool ? . wait till you finish this tour and you will see how important Dropbox is in our life .
    Watch this very short video to have an idea about what Dropbox is all about :

     

    Some features of Dropbox

    These are the features that sets Dropbox apart from any other similar application :
    • It is completely free
    • It is simple to use and has a nice user-friendly interface
    • No need to have a flash drive or memory stick to keep and share information Dropbox does the job for you
    • It is completely secure and if your laptop goes down you will get all your saved files in Dropbox as soon as you install it again


    • Dropbox offers  an online backup service, free file syncing, and the ability to share your files with others


    • It is compatible with most of the operating systems and has a mobile version for mobile devices
    • It offer 2GB for free which is a generous amount of storage for teachers
    • It allows you to share whatever you want via a URL


    • Dropbox lets you go back in time to undelete or undo changes to files.


    How can i get started using Dropbox ?

    Log on to Dropbox main page and sign up for a free account

    Once you are signed in you need to download a special folder to any computer or portable device you work with . click on download to start the process

    when you are done downloading it then you watch this video tutorial to see how you can work on Dropbox . This tutorial is provided by Dropbox creators .



    Applications of Dropbox in education

    In fact everything Dropbox offers is pivotal to education .This is a tool that every teacher MUST have and work with . We can use it to :
    • write our lesson plans and save them for a later use at school . Don't worry , you do not need to install a folder every time you want to check your Dropbox documents , you can just go to Dropbox webpage and log in to see all the things you have saved to your folder at home .
    • share homework assignments , documents , videos …etc with your students or colleagues by saving them to a public folder that everyone can access via a generated URL
    That’s it about Dropbox : the best way to share, sync, and back up your files 

    Animoto : create easy professional video slideshows

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    Animoto is a fantastic web2.0 tool in education . It turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes . It is very fast  and simple to use . Animoto offers different pricing options to casual consumers but educators get an all access pass worth 30 dollars a year for free .This will let you create an unlimited number of online slideshows with no length restrictions .To sign up for this offer visit the Education Sign up Page .

    Some features of Animoto

    These are the main features that Animoto offers to its users :
    • It is very simple to use
    • It has a user-friendly surface
    • Animoto syncs with Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and SmugMug to get your images in a snap
    • It allows you to upload your own mp3 or choose from a collection of tunes in several different genres.
    • It lets you customize your videos in a very simple way
    • you can share your Animoto video on Facebook, YouTube, your blog, or a DVD.

    How can i get started using Animoto ?

    Log on to Animoto main page and click on register it is quick and simple
    To create your first Animoto video you need to follow these three steps
    Step 1
    Select your images and videos clips from the Animoto stock gallery, or import them from  Facebook, Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, and Photobucket
    Once your videos and images are selected you can then begin reordering them by drag and drop technique or just click on reshuffle and let Animoto do the job for you . You can also use many other tools to customize your videos like :
    • Adding text
    • Duplicate or rotate pictures
    • delete or spotlight your pictures
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    Step 2
    Now you need to add some music to your slideshows . You can either choose from your own collection or use the Animoto gallery to select from the tunes they provide for you. Animoto allows you to choose the point where your soundtrack would start
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    Step3
    This is where you finalize your video by choosing the speed you want your video to play at and by selecting the thumbnails you want to have as a cover screen for your video  .
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    Finally give your video a title and a description and let Animoto process it before it sends you an email containing the link to your slideshow video which you can use to share with others .
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    Watch this video to learn more

     

    Applications of Animoto in Education

    Animoto is really a must have tool for educators . It can be used in different ways. Check out how educators use Animoto to learn more .
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  • prezentit : a great presentation software for your students

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    Prezentit is a great web2.0 tool . It allows its users to create alone or with others , share and show   online memorable presentations . It is a very handy tool that we can use with our students .
    prezentit

    Some features of Prezentit

    The following are some of the features that underly Prezentit service “:
    • It is completely free
    • It is simple to use and safe
    • It has a nice user-friendly interface
    • It allows you to simultaneously edit slides with others online
    • You can share your presentations with others using a short link
    • you can choose either to make your presentations private or public
    • It has no limit to the size or duration of the presentation

    How can i get started using Prezentit ?

    Log on to Prezentit main page and sign up , it is quick and easy .
    Now that you are signed in click on ‘ new presentation ‘ button
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    and you will be directed to this  platform
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    Click on add text to open the authoring tools you have and  a box will be opened in the slide for you to write in , you can drag it to whatever place in the slide .
    prezentittext

    To insert an image just click on image and select from the ones in the gallery or your library or just upload them from your computer . You can also customize their size to what suits your slides the best .
    prezentitimage
    To customize your background click on ‘background image’ and again select pictures you want to display on your presentation background from library , gallery or upload yours you have in your computer
    prezentitbackground
    to add transitions to your slide click on ‘transitions ‘ button and choose the one you want
    prezentittarnsition
    If you want to invite someone to edit with you the presentation click on the ‘ share’ button on top of the page and insert his or her email address

    Once you are finished with your presentation you can then press ‘ publish ‘ button to choose whether you want to make it public or private .
    prezentitpublish

    Applications of Prezentit in education

    Prezentit is a great application to introduce to your students and make them familiar with . Show them how they can use it to make interesting slide shows . They can use it to collectively work on a classroom project with each one editing and adding to the presentation ..
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    2. Organizing / Collaborative Tools

    3. Google / ResearchTools

    4. Audio/Image/Music Tools

    5. Converting/Writing/Storytelling Tools

    6. Video Tools

    7. Teacher Resources

    8. Best of The Rest

    engrade : the best online gradebook for educators

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    Engrade is one of the best online web2.0 tools in education . It is the number one online gradebook in class management system with more than 2,410,506 members . Engrade is completely free and is a great way to post class information for students and parents .


    Some features of Engrade

    The following is a list of features that Engrade offers to its users :
    • It is completely free
    • it is secure and private
    • It requires a sign up but it is quick and easy
    • It allows you to record grades and attendance , schedule assignments and build classroom materials like : lessons , quizzes , and flashcards
    • It lets you imprint a variety of grade reports
    • It allows you to create and share wikis , lessons , flashcards , and online quizzes
    • You can also use it to embed videos and upload documents



    How can i get started using Engrade ?

    Visit Engrade front page and click on sign up
    Create a teacher account
    Now that your account has been created you need to set up your first class

    Next you choose the grading scale for this class . If you select manual option , Engrade will not automatically calculate the students  grades and you have to enter them but if you select 0-100 Engrade will automatically calculate them based on their percentage .If you want to customize your students grading scale click on custom button



    Engrade allows you to put your assignments into categories and weight them .


    it also allows you to sort students in the grade book by their last name , id number or class percentage


    To add an assignment simply click new assignment

    then enter its name , the points possible , select a category , choose a date , and add a description or attachment .Under the student score , you can enter the scores of your students on this assignment .

    To create a class , scroll over classes button on the top bar and click on create a new class and do the same procedure you did previously .

    To learn more about Engrade here is a list of video tutorials on how to use each of its functionalities just click on any link to watch the video.
    Introduction to Engrade
    How to create and assign a quiz using Engrade
    How to create flash cards using Engrade
    How to use attendance option on Engrade


    Introduction to Engrade from Engrade on Vimeo.

     


     

    Applications of Engrade in Education

    Engrade is a great web2.0 tool in education . It has been created mainly for teachers and students . The following are a set of ideas on how we can use Engrade in education as has been proposed by Engrade themselves :
    We can use Engrade to :
    • create a customized grading scale to store students scores
    • engage students in online discussions
    • assign homework and assignments for students
    • safely and privately message students and parents
    • build online class wikis for your classroom
    • Post events , reminders and lessons online for your class
    • create flash cards to help students with their learning
    • Track daily attendance
    • deliver online quizzes to your students and let Engrade automatically calculate the scores for you to save you time .
    that’s it about Engrade : The best online Gradebook for Educators
    I hope you liked this post . To learn more about other organizational and collaborative tools you might need in your classroom , just check the '” Organizing / Collaborative tools “ tab on top of this page .
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  • Let's Crate , a free file sharing service for educators

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    Let's Crate is another free file sharing application .It is very simple and easy to use . It allows you to share files that amount to 20MB with whomever you want . You can either start using this free service without signing up , a thing which will allow you to save your crate just for 30 minutes , or you can sign up and save your crates forever . I personally think that you should give Let's Crate a shot and see if you would like it . I have been using it for awhile now and have found it extremely helpful .


    Applications of Lets Crate in Education

    Now you have another handy web2.0 tool to use with your students in the class to share files and interesting documents at no times . I hope you would try it out and introduce it to your students and show them how to use it . best of luck .


    Sendoid , The Instant Private Way to Share Files in Education

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    Sendoid is a great file sharing web2.0 application. It is completely different from other file sharing services in that it is based on peer to peer transfer system . This means that files are never stored into servers and that they are only accessible in a direct way through a generated link .

    Some features of Sendoid

    Here are some features that sets Sendoid apart from other file sharing systems online
    • It is completely free
    • It is dead simple
    • It is very instant and straight forward
    • It does not require any sign up
    • It  provides  a high security via a 128bit AES encryption algorithm, link obfuscation, and an optional user-set password at the end-point.
    • It offers a size limit that ranges between 600 MB and 1 GB
    • It provides a desktop application that facilitates file sharing

    How can i get started using Sendoid ?

    Log on to Sendoid main page
    Click on Choose File to Share

    Once the file is selected , you can set a password for it or choose whether you want a reusable link then click on Share button .
    A link  will be generated for you that you can share with others via many ways such as email, IM, chat, twitter, etc

    To install Sendoid Desktop Application just click on Install Sendoid button

    Applications of Sendoid in Education

    Sendoid is a very important tool in education . We can use it to share files instantly with our colleague teachers in such a private and secure way . We can also introduce Sendoid to our students and show them how to use it to send files to each others and to their teachers as well .
    That is it about Sendoid , The Instant Private Way to Share Files in Education

    Short Text : the educative web posting

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    Short Text is another great web2.0 tool suggested by B’s Life with English .It is a simple tool to publish text online with no sign up or sign in . It is really very practically useful and all  you need to do to post your text to others  is an internet connection .
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    Some features of Short Text

    Here are the key features that underly ShortText service :
    • It is completely free with a premium version for more functionalities
    • It is very simple, quick and user-friendly
    • It does not require any sign up or sign in
    • The URL you generate for your text lives for one year and if visited during this one year then it would live longer
    • You can make your URL private
    • You can share your URL with whomever you want
    • It has a useful Firefox extension to help you instantly post your text
    • It allows linking to vidoes or images
    • You can also active the “ allow comments” service to interact with your visitors .

    How can i get started using Short Text ?


    Log on to Short Text main page
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    Type or paste your text in the box and select your privacy settings and enter the captcha letters then hit “ create URL”

    Here is some of the ideas Short Text engineers provided on the different ways Short Text can be used :


      • innstant blogging.
      • Throwing a party? Post the details here and share the url with your friends (remember to make the post private).
      • Want to provide more information about yourself or your company in forums/email/visiting cards/banners? shortText it and put a link.
      • People always bug you for directions to your office or home? shortText it and just provide the link to whoever needs it (make it private).
      • Instant message has a size limit? Quickly shortText it and IM the url.
      • Emails getting filtered out at work? shortText the content of the email and just send the url.
      • Store hard-to-remember information online.
      • Publish code, research work, ideas, rants and raves; quickly.
      • shortText anything which you find yourself typing again and again.
      • shortText short lived webpage content which you would have to save locally otherwise. Find it later by searching for relevant keywords.
    To learn more about Short Text you need to visit their FAQ page
    That’s it about Short Text : The Educative Web Posting.
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