Any Video Converter : Convert , merge , and crop your videos for free

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Any Video Converter is a great video conversion tool . It allows its users to convert their videos into any format they want . It resembles WM Converter and VLC Media Player i have covered in an earlier post but with more options .



Some features of Any Video Converter

Here are the main features that Any Video Converter offers to its users :
  • It is free

  • It does not require any sign up

  • It requires a quick download

  • It provides fast converting speed

  • It also provides excellent video quality

  • It can clip, sort and merge segments of a video to make a creative movie

  • It can crop frame size to remove any unwanted area in the frame

  • it gives you the ability to burn videos to DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW disc

  • It also adds the MP4 Faststart option to play back mp4 video in the stream way.

How can i get started using Any Video Converter ?

To start using this tool you need to download it first .
Head over to Any Video Converter and click on Download
Once downloaded you can then start converting your items
It is very easy to use just select the file and the format to which you want to convert your file and hit convert .
That’s it about Any Video Converter : Convert , merge , and crop your videos for free.

Images to Video : Convert Images into Videos

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Images to Video is a cool application that allows you to convert jpg images to videos . It is one of the alternatives to Windows Movie Maker . What i liked about this tool is that it is very quick and does not take forever to convert items into videos . Try it out you might like it and therefore use it with your students to create awesome videos of a trip you made somewhere or turn a school party into a streaming video .



 

Some features of Images to Video

Here are the main services that Images to Video offers to its users
  • It is free
  • It is dead simple
  • It does not require any registration
  • It allows you to turn images into videos very easily
  • It supports many video formats like AVI (MPEG4), WMV, FLV (Flash), MOV (QuickTime).
  • It lets you integrate your video into your website or wiki

How can i get sarted using Images to Video ?

Head over to Images to Video main page
  1. Click on Add Images to upload your images
  2. Click on Add Sound to upload an audio clip
  3. Hit Generate video
It is this simple . Visit Images to Video and try it by yourself .
That’s it about Images to Video : Convert Images into Videos .

WM Converter : Free Video and Audio Converter

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WM Converter is a free application for converting almost any  video and audio file into other formats .  It is like VLC Media Player that i have talked about .These tools are very handy and above all are free to use . They do not require any advanced technological knowledge so do not worry you can use them even if you are just a beginner .

Some features of WM Converter

Here are the main features that WM Converter offers to its users
  • It is free of charge

  • It is secure quick and simple to use

  • It requires an instant download

  • It has Video Speed utility to control the speed of your video

  • It synchronizes video and audio

  • It requires minimum 1.5 GHz (Dual core processors recommended)

How can i get started using WM Converter ?

Head over to WM Converter and sign up for a free account
Watch these two tutorials to learn more




That’s it about WM Converter : Free Video and Audio Converter.

VLC Media Player : Convert and play your audio and video files for free

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VLC Media Player is a free , open source video and audio player . It plays everything like files , discs ( DVD ? CD ? VCD) . I am sharing it with you because i know many of you have problems viewing some videos in certain players . It happened to me many times i get a video in a certain version and when i play it in a different player the result is either it doesn't work at all or the video quality is low . It can  sometimes be embarrassing when you are sharing a video in class or in a conference and then you realize that the quality of your video is not as good as it was in your player at home . Now with VLC Media Player the problem is solved and no need to worry .



 

Some features of VLC Media Player

Here are the main features that VLC Media Player offers to its users :
  • It is completely free

  • It requires a free and instant download

  • It plays both video and audio files

  • It is easy to use and has a quick start up

  • It converts video and audio files to other formats to use on mobile devices

  • It is available for Windows, 10 different versions of Linux, Mac, iOS,  and Unix.

How can i get started using VLC Media Player

Head over to VLC Media Player main page and click on download
Watch this tutorial video to learn more .


That’s it about VLC Media Player : Convert and play your audio and video files for free .

YourFileLink : Host and Share large Files for Free

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YourFileLink is a great web2.0 tool . It allows you to host large files , videos and images for free . After you upload your items you can then share them with whomever you want using a generated URL  . I have used this tool many times and it is working 100 percent .



 

Some features of YourFileLinkl

Here are the main features that YourFileLink offers to its users :
  • It is completely free

  • It is very simple to use

  • IT does not require any sing up or registration

  • You can upload up to 5GB (5000 MB

  • It offers unlimited upload and download

  • It supports any  file type

  • It offers unlimited bandwidth

How can i get started using YourFileLink ?

Head over to YourFileLINK main page
  • select your file to upload

  • tick the yes i agree box

  • hit upload

Watch this tutorial video to learn more


Applications of YourFileLink in education

YourFlieLink is a very important tool in education . We can use it to upload files to share with our students . We can also use it to share documents with our fellow teachers . What are you waiting for , go ahead and try it . Learning is getting much more easier with Technology .
That’s it about YourFileLink : Host and Share large Files for Free.

Subit :Add subtitles to your images for free

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Subit is a great application that lets you subtitle your images and create your own image slideshow . Subit is easy to use with no registration . If you want to add explanations to your images or create a personalized slideshow then head over to Subit . I have downloaded the app from Softsea website and used it to check if it is working and the result is : Subit is really great .



Some features of Subit

Here are the main services that Subit offers to its users :
  • It is free
  • It requires a quick download
  • It does not need any registration
  • It makes your pictures look like a tv show
  • It has 30 + advanced visual effects
  • It offers 30 + broadcaster logos in your picture
  • You can email your picture right from subit to your friends

How can i get started using Subit ?

Head over to subit download page in Softsea website .
  1. Click on download
  2. Once downloaded you can start working on it
  3. Click on select picture and upload your photo
  4. provide subtitle1 and subtitle2
  5. Use the box on the right corner to add :
  • weather effects
  • Network logo
  • Aspect ratio
  • Effects
  • Decorations
  • Colors
After you are done you can then save i, print or email it to a friend.


That’s it about Subit :Add subtitles to your images for free.

Wipee List : Easily Control and Manage Your To do Tasks

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Wipee List is another to do list tool .It works like Todoist and Ta-dalist i have covered in earlier posts. Wipee List is very simple , handy and easy to use that is why i added it to my To Do List Tools i am assembling here .




Some features of Wipee List

Here is a list of the main features that Wipee List offers to its users :
  • It is free

  • It requires a sign up but it is very instant

  • It has a great looking interface

  • It lets you create awesome to do lists

  • It has a sophisticated authoring tool

  • It lets you add your reminders

  • You can share your lists with others via a generated URL

How can i get started using Wipee List ?

Head over to Wipee Lst and sign up for your free account
Click on add an item
type in your item
use Quick reminders sticky note if your item has a priority
Visit Wipee List to learn more

Applications of Wipee List in education

Again just like what we said for Ta-dalist and Todoist , Wipee List can also be used by educators to take notes and organize their online work . I would love that you introduce these tools to your students, K-12 ones i mean, and show them how they can organize their notes and to do lists  . It is about time that our students get to know these educative technological tools to help them with their learning and better prepare them for the 21st century work environment .
That’s it about Wipee List : Easily Control and Manage Your To do Tasks .
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Squareleaf : Whiteboard sticky notes to organize your tasks

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Squareleaf is an intuitive whiteboard where you can arrange and store your to do lists in the form of sticky notes . I like this tool because of the options it offers to us in education and that’s why i decided to add it to the To Do List Tools i am assembling here .




Some features of Squareleaf

Here are the main things that Squareleaf offers to its users :
  • It is free for now

  • It requires a quick registration

  • It provides a range of sticky notes

  • It lets you arrange your notes easily and quickly

  • It lets you adjust the size and colors of your sticky notes

  • You can select different patterns to fit your sticky notes

How can i get started using Squareleaf ?

Head over to Squareleaf main page and sign up for a free account
Let me now walk you through the different steps you need to take to create your notes .


I will not be repeating the same thing i said about how to use to do list services in education . Check out the other posts namely Todoist and see how we can use these tools in the classroom with our students .
That’s it about Squareleaf : Whiteboard sticky notes to organize your tasks.

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Strike App : Easy Collaborative Task List Making Tool

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Strike is a great ‘to do list’ making tool .It is very simple and easy to use . I am adding this application to the list i am making here about To Do List tools we can use in education . I have already covered some tools like : Squareleaf , Wipee List, Ta-dalist, Todoist . All of these tools can work perfectly well in education .




Some features of Strike

Strike offers several features and services to its users . Here are some of them :
  • It is free

  • it requires a sign up but it is quick

  • It has a user friendly interface

  • It lets you create to do lists and store them online

  • It offers several designs , backgrounds and themes for your lists

  • You can share your lists via  a generated URL


Applications of Strike App in education

If you liked this tool then why not try it out with your students in the classroom . Show them how they can use it and make to do lists for them and let them track homework and assignments just from one platform.
That’s it about Strike App : Easy Collaborative Task  List Making Tool .
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Squrl : Collect and Organize videos from all resources into a single platform

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Squrl is a great website for collecting and making video playlists . It offers its users the possibility to gather all their favorite videos from more than 15 video sites all into one playlist and in one single platform . I really like this tool and i want to introduce it to you to try it too .



 

Some features of Squrl

Squrl offers the following services to its users :
  • It is free

  • It requires a sign up

  • You can link you facebook , twitter , and Netflix accounts to get videos shared there into your Squrl account

  • It has a bookmarklet button that you can drag into your bookmarks bar

  • You can build your own community of followers

  • It supports mobile versions for iPad , Iphone

  • It lets you collect videos by bookmarking, emailing, or tweeting to a universal queue.

  • It also allows you to organize favorite videos, series, and shows across providers like Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo, YouTube, ESPN and more into sharable collections

  • It lets you receive alerts of new videos and shows as they become available.

How can i get started using Squrl ?

Head over to Squrl main page and sign up for a free account
  1. Click on Discover on the top bar

  2. Click on a provider logo then collect video you like , you can use the Squrl It Browser button to bookmark videos



To view your bookmarked video click on My Videos

Applications of Squrl in education

Squrl is a very important tool for educators . We all use multimedia in our classrooms . Why not use Squrl to collect  the videos we want to use with our students and organize them into different categories for easy access . We can also share these videos with our students or colleagues and all in just one single platform .
That’s it about Squrl : Collect and Organize videos from all resources into a single platform.
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Ta-dalist : The Web’s Easiest To do list Tool .

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Ta-dalist is a simple tool that lets you create to do lists for yourself and even for others . This tool is very simple to use and completely free . I want to include it here because i know educators might need it in their daily work . You do not need to keep your lists in sticky notes to hang on the door of your fridge or use paid applications online . Ta-dalist offers you all the option you need to keep your to do lists neat and accessible everywhere with internet connection.




 

How can i get started using Ta-dalist ?

Log on to Ta-dalist main page and sign up for a free account . Registration takes only a minute after which you will have your own unique URL where you can see all the lists you create .
  1. Click on Sign up for free account

  2. Once signed in click on create a new list

  3. Give your list a name

  4. Add items you want to do

  5. You can email a list of these to do things to yourself

  6. You can also be notified of changes to this list via RSS

  7. Click on edit to change your lists or customize them

That’s it about Ta-dalist : The Web’s Easiest To do list Tool .
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Sticky Screen : Set to do list items in your homepage

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Sticky Screen is one of the easiest online to do list tool . It is my favorite tool of them all . Sticky Screen is very easy to use . What sets this application apart from all the other to do lists management apps i have covered here is that you can set it as your homepage and whenever you opened a new tab in your browser , your to do list items will just pop up at your face . No way that you  can ignore or forget about them . This is really perfect for us in education . We can use it to remind of us of tasks we need to do or assignments and homework we want to deliver to our students or set it as a reminder of meetings we will have or simply gather all of these items in one page . I am using it as my home page and honestly speaking , hasn’t it been for this tool many tasks will have been waiting there forever . I have loads and loads of things to do and i just keep forgetting about some of them because of stress of work but now i have to face it , things stare at me telling me hey you have stored us here so get us out of this page please .

How can i get started using Sticky Screen ?

Sticky Screen is free of charge and does not require any sign up .
Head over to Sticky Screen Main page and start typing your notes . The notes are updated automatically as you type .
Here is a screenshot of how Sticky Screen looks like




If you liked this post , why not tweet or facebook it with your colleagues , they might be in need of it as well .
That’s it about Sticky Screen : Set to do list items in your homepage .
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Google Accessibility : Free Technology For the impaired students

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Can students with disabilities use technology in their learning ? the answer is definitely yes . they have the same right as the other students to use and enjoy this technological boom in their learning . Google Accessibility has made it down to earth easy and possible for the impaired students  and those with blindness, visual impairment, color deficiency, deafness or hearing loss, and  limited dexterity  to use its products and benefit from the features Google Lab Store provides for education . Normal students can also use these tools .

As part of Google’s mission to make the world’s information universally accessible and useful, we’re committed to making accessibility a reality for all of our users, including those with disabilities.





Some features of Google Accessibility

Here is a list of the features and services that Google Accessibility offers to :
1 - blind and low-vision users
  • Applications for Android Phones

  • Chrome Browser extentions and functionality

  • Gmail app

  • Google Calnder

  • Google Docs

  • Google Ebooks

  • Google maps

  • Google Search

  • Google Voice

2 -Information for deaf and hard of hearing users
  • Android Phones

  • Google Sms Applications

  • Google Translate Converstaion Mode

  • Gmail Video Chat

  • Google Voice

  • Youtube

Head over to Google Accessibility and click on Using Google Product
 
and explore all the tools i have talked about .


That’s it about Google Accessibility : Free Technology  For  the impaired students.
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Todoist and Wedoist : Individual and group task management tools

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Todoist and wedoist are  twin websites that do the same job . Todoist is a task management for individuals and Wedoist is for groups . Both of the tools are easy to use and require only a 20 seconds registration . I have already covered another tool called Ta-dalist which is also dead simple to use to create to do lists but these twin services i am talking about to day are much more flexible and have more options than Tada-list .

Some features of todoist and Wedoist

Here are the main features that Todoist and Wedoist offers to its users :
  • The service is completely free

  • It allows you to create to do lists and save them online

  • The service is very secure and has a solid back up system

  • It has a powerful and intuitive interface

  • It has built-in calendar with recurring dates

  • It lets you create sub projects and sub tasks

  • It integrates reminders , GMAIL , Outlook , widgest , API

  • It supports mobile access and provides browser plugins

How can i get started using the service ?

Head over to Todoist main page
Click on sign up and follow the instructions
If you are interested in Wedoist then click on its button on the right hand side and do the same
Watch this tutorial video to learn more


Here is a screenshot of what Wedoist page looks like



Applications of Todist and Wedoist in education

Both of these tools are very important in education . Students and teachers can use them to create and organize their to do lists online . You can use Wedoist list to assemble all the tasks and assignments students have to do during a whole course or for a particular span of time .Go ahead and try them they are great .
That’s it about Todist and Wedoist : Individual and group task management tools.
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Kiwik Surveys : Create and track your surveys

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Kiwik Surveys is a survey builder tool . It is one of the best survey applications online . Most of its users are educators so if you have not heard about it yet then this is your chance to learn more about how to make surveys to include in your classroom with your students for free . You do not need to be a tech geek to use it . It is very simple .



 

Some features of Kiwik Surveys

Here are the main features that Kiwik Surveys offers to its users :
  • It is free of charge

  • It requires a sign up

  • It has a user friendly interface

  • It has 11 questions types

  • It supports all languages

  • You can customize your background as you wish

  • You can change the survey theme

  • You can send your survey using email lists which you  have imported elsewhere

  • You can track responses to your surveys

  • It has 7 different types of survey links and popups

  • You can create a link to share your survey results with others

  • You can copy , edit or delete surveys


How can i get started using Kiwik Surveys ?

Head over to Kiwik Surveys main page and sign up for a free account
  1. Once logged in click on “start here “

  2. Give your survey a title

  3. Give it a description

  4. Select a style

  5. use the tools bar to do more

Applications of Kiwik Surveys in education
Kiwik Surveys is a good tool for educators . Teachers can use it to create surveys about teaching practices , study units , and many more and administer them to students to work on . The results can be shared with the whole class or even with the students parents .
That’s it about Kiwik Surveys : Create and track your surveys.
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How to Learn The Basic Spelling Rules of English.

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Today i am sharing with you a video about the basic spelling rules of English and in just two minutes . Being a teacher of English for several years and having been studying English for more than 15 years now , i would really recommend this video to those of you who are still having problems with spelling and are looking for a quicker way to get over it .I know in a digital age such as ours where the info is accessible everywhere online, accuracy and time management are the key notions of success and because the 21st century learners opt for electronic learning much more than they do for hard cover version then this video is ideal for those who do not have time to go over a grammar book just to forget what they have learnt in the first place.
The video has been created with a professionalism touch and covers most of the rules you need to know about English spelling .
Enjoy the video and don't forget to share it with your students , friends and colleagues .

That’s it about How to Learn The Basic Spelling Rules of English.
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Twinslator : Free Tool to Translate your Tweets

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Back again to Twitter . This social website which has created such a big buzz in the virtual world has never stopped from amazing us with stunning applications its developers produce now and then . Given the importance of Twitter as an educative tool in education , and given the importance of its communicative role for educators , i would like to keep you updated about Twitter latest applications that we can use with our students and in our classrooms . The purpose is to enable both teachers and students to educatively benefit to the maximum from Twitter .I have already covered some of its apps in later posts namely :
Paper.li :an outstanding web2.0 tool for educative twitters

A GREAT FUNCTIONALITY TO IMPROVE TWITTER IN EDUCATION

Today i am introducing you to Twinslator . This is a real time tool that makes us able to translate tweets we like into different languages.I am glad twitter has finally published this tool for i have always wanted to translate tweets into German and now i can.



 

How can i get started using Twinslator ?

Log on to Twinslator main page
  1. Paste the Tweet into the first box

  2. Select the language you want

  3. Hit translate


I know it is very simple to use and i am quite sure many of you would love it .
Do you use Twitter so often ? Do you want to keep track of what i publish here in my Educational Technology Blog ? Follow my twitter at @medkh9 .
That’s it about Twinslator : Free Tool to Translate your Tweets .
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TikiToki :Create Timelines for Students Accomplishments .

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TikiToki is a great application for multimedia timelines making . It allows its users to create stunning animated timelines. TikiToKi is very easy to use and above all its basic version is completely free .





Some features of TikiToki

Here are the main features that TikiToki offers to its users :
  • It is free

  • It requires a sign up

  • It is easy to use

  • It had a user friendly interface

  • It lets you create  beautiful, interactive timelines that include videos and image galleries

  • You can upload images from your computer or a flicker account

How can i get started using TikiToki ?

Head over to TikiToki main page
  1. Sign up for a free a account

  2. Click on create a timeline

  3. Fill in the info


  1. Put your cursor on any box and a pop up window will show up where you can read the instructions related to what you have to do to fill that box

  2. After you have finished providing all the necessary info for your timeline click on save and that’s  it .

Applications of TikiToki in education

TikiToki is a great tool in education . Students can use it to create timelines of their learning . For instance , students create a timeline at the start of their school year and include in it links , media , study units , grades and marks and everything else and by the end of the year they will have a record of what they have and have not accomplished during the whole year . It is a great way for learners to reflect upon their learning .
That’s it about TikiToki :Create Timelines for Students Accomplishments .
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snisnip : shorten , crop and share videos

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SnipSnip is a great video editing tool. I find it much better then many of the other video tools. SniSnip allows you to snip parts of video to share with your students . No need to play the whole video if you just want a specific part in it .I have already talked about two other video editing applications that can do the same work as SniSnip but are slightly different . You can check them at
VIEWPURE :HOW TO MAKE EDUCATIVE VIDEOS
TubeChop : The Educative Use of Youtube
snipsnip

Some of the features of SniSnip ?

SniSnip offers many features to its users;
  • It is completely free
  • It does not require any registration
  • It lets you crop only parts of a video 
  • You can share cropped videos with others
  • You can also embed them in your blog or wiki
  • It eliminates all the distractive features around videos

How can i get started using SnipSnip ?

Log on to SnipSnip main page
Copy the YouTube video url and paste it in SnipSnip search box then select the start point and end time.
Yes it is this simple .
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gymnasium for brain: improve students thinking skills

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Gymnasium for Brain is a cool website . I think the title says it all . This website is about puzzles. It provides some very challenging brain games for kids . The purpose is to sharpen students minds and improve their ability to think outside the box. Gymnasium for Brain provides intelligent puzzles together with their solutions , patterns , Speed Math and kid’s corner ;all of which are dedicated to the wellness of the mind . I would really recommend this site for educators dealing with kids .


Some features of Gymnasium for Brain

Here are the main features that Gymnasium for Brain offers to its users :
  • It is free
  • It is simple to use
  • No sign up or registration is required
  • It offers puzzles with step by step solution
  • It provides patterns to sharpen students creative skills
  • It offers speed math to improve thinking speed and make math fun
  • It also features kid’s corner where you can find activities , moral stories and answers to frequently asked questions by kids


Applications of Gymnasium for Brain in education

Gymnasium for Brain is a great site for educators .You can introduce it to your students and work on puzzles with them . Divide students into groups and let them select a name for their group then you start the competition . Give them a puzzle and assign some time for them to think about the solution before you do a whole class correction .Gymnasium for Brain will definitely help students improve their thinking abilities ,sharpen their minds, and develop their analytical and logical skills .
If you liked the post ( i hope you did ) then visit Gymnasium for Brain and discover more .
That's it about Gymnasium for Brain : Improve Students Thinking Skills .
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Bee PDF : Upload , Embed, and share your PDFs online

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Bee PDF is a free hosting and sharing website . It allows its users to upload their PDFs and share them with others . I have always looked for such a website where i can get safe URLs for my PDFs and now here it is ; very simple and easy to use . Bee PDF does not charge you with any fee and it is completely free . Once you upload you PDFs into Bee PDF then you can use the generated URL to share with others and let them access your docs or you can use the embed code to include your PDFs into your website, wiki or blog . Bee PDF allows you to read and browse through PDFs published by others .

I am sharing with you this post because i know many of you need this tool in their work . You can upload PDFs you want to share with your students and give them their URLs or if you have a blog for your classroom then you can use Bee PDF to embed your PDFs there .

How can i get started using Bee PDF ?

Head over to Bee PDF main page and sign up for a free account . It is very quick and simple
Once signed in click on Upload and select the PDF you want to include
Once the Upload is finished click on Processed Files on top right side
You will see now your file you can either click on Edit to give it a title , description , and a category

Or click on its name to be directed to the page where you can view it and share it . Use the embed code on the left bar to embed it in your site .
That’s it about Bee PDF : Upload , Embed, and share your PDFs online .
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Lucid Chart : a simple mind mapping and flowcharts making tool

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Lucid Chart is a flowcharts and mind map making tool . It looks similar to the other tools i have collected here under the Mind Mapping Tools tab  . The only difference here is that Lucid Chart offers many more design options then most of the others .
lucid chart

Some features of Lucid Chart

Here is a list of the main features of Lucid Chart :
  • It is free for teachers and students
  • It is very simple to use and has a nice interface
  • It uses drag and drop technique to draw charts
  • It lets you upload your own images into your diagrams
  • It has an extensive library of templates and shapes
  • You can share your drawings and diagrams online via Twitter and Facebook
  • You can also embed them in your wiki , blog or website
  • You can invite others to collaborate with you in real time
  • It has a built in group chat so that you can chat with your colleagues while working

How can i get started using Lucid Chart ?

Head over to Lucid Chart main page and sign up for your free account
Watch this tutorial video to learn more about Lucid Chart

Applications of Lucid Chart in education

Lucid Chart is a very important tool in education . It is practically useful for visual learners . Introduce it to your students and show them how to use it to create their own flow charts or mind maps . Give them brain storming assignments and let them develop concept diagramming .
That’s it about Lucid Chart  : a simple  mind mapping and flowcharts making tool  .
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Sqworl : Visually Bookmark Your URLs.

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Sqworl is a great tool . It is an online “web application that provides a clean and simple way to visually bookmark multiple URLs”. Sqworl saves a screenshot of every web page you bookmark . I like this application because it is visually enticing . I have already covered other bookmarking tools that we can use in education like :

  1. BONZOBOX IN EDUCATION
  2. STIXY : ORGANIZE AND SHARE INFORMATION IN EDUCATION
  1. WEBLIST : TEACHERS’ DYNAMIC CONTENT SHARING SITE
 
sqworl

Some features of Sqworl

Here is a list of the most important features that Sqworl offers to its users :
  • It is free
  • It is simple and easy to use
  • It requires a sign up
  • It has a user-friendly interface
  • it allows you to Make a personalized homepage for yourself
  • It lets you Take notes when comparing items
  • Create a step-by-step tutorial for other users
  • It lets you organize your bookmarks into groups
  • You can share your bookmarks through via a unique URL
  • It provides a version for the iPhone app
  • It provides a bookmarklet to help you easily bookmark your pages

How can i get started using Sqworl ?

Head over to Sqworl main page and sign up for a free account
Watch this tutorial video to learn more

Sqworl Screencast from Caleb Brown on Vimeo.

Thats it about Sqworl : Visually Bookmark Your URLs.
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Primary Wall : Students Sticky Notes Wall

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Primary Wall is a great collaborative sticky note service .This tool is different from the other sticky notes applications in that it does not require any sign up . Primary Wall is created with elementary school students in mind .It allows users to organize their notes in such an easy way that no extra or advanced technology knowledge is needed . It is ideal for students and i would really recommend everyone of you who has not tired it to do so .
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How can i get started using Primary Wall ?

Head over to Primary Wall main page
Click on create new wall
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Watch this tutorial video to learn more

Applications of Primary Wall in education

Primary Wall is a very important tool in education . we can use it to collect and organize sticky notes that are relevant to our students learning needs and then invite them to visit the URL of the wall we have created and let them start editing it . They can click on”add notes” or double click on the wall to start writing their own notes .
That’s it about Primary Wall : Students Sticky Notes Wall.

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Google Documents : Simpler File Upload .

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Google Documents is a great application issued by Google . I have already covered the different uses of this app in education in a post entitled Google docs in education . Today i am adding some extra services that Google have just updated . As you probably know ; Google doc offers you an online storage capacity of 1024 MB and you can pay to have more . This virtual storage repertoire allows you to download a decent amount of docs and access them wherever you are . I personally depend on it a lot because i hate memry sticks and USBs .
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A couple of months ago Google introduced the new functionality of Drop and Drag making it easy for you to drag any document from your desktop right into the upload box and start uploading it immediately . No more complications , uploading has never been this easy with Google Doc and it takes only a few seconds to upload your stuff . wow what a great time saver !
The second functionality is the Folder Upload . Google Doc has added Folder Upload via the new upload menu in the latest version of Chrome , Firefox and Safari . You just need to install a small applet into your browser to start using this service .
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Lastly when you upload a document using the drop down menu a window will show up in the bottom right of your documents list and show upload progress. Picture

Once files are uploaded, they will appear in your documents list within seconds. You can also share them from the pop-up. Uploaded files go into the currently selected collection and have visibility set to private unless the collection is shared.
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Visit Google Docs Blog to learn more about these services and many more .

That s it about Google Documents : Simpler File Upload .
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Topmarks ; Free Educational resources

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Topmarks is a great resource site for educators . It features the best educational resources online . It looks like Discovery education with some slight differences in the layout .Topmarks is a UK site where you can browse for educative materials , activities and many more . You can  navigate the site by selecting your subject and age group or use their own search bar . The information is organized in such a way to allow teachers and students to easily find what they are looking for .
Topmarks is one of the sites that educators need to be using in their professional development journey . They can look for ready made materials to include in their classrooms .

The major tabs in Topmarks

when you head over to Topmarks main page you can navigate ;
the classroom tab
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this is where you can find excellent resources for interactive whiteboards

Games
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this is where you can find excellent educative games for your students
Parents
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here you can read articles designed specifically for parents
Visit Topmarks to learn more about what it offers to educators .
That’s it about Topmarks ; Free Educational resources.

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