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Kathy Schrock's Online Tools

Kathy Schrock's Online Tools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Web 2.0 tools and online utilities have become more full-featured and useful over the years. 

Here are some links to various online tools to help both teaching and learning. The online tools all work with laptops and Chromebooks unless stated otherwise. The ones that have Chrome apps available have a link to the Chrome Web Store link. 
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Kathy is a great Librarian, Media Specialist and content curator.  Let her insights be the filter for your cup of Online Tool Tea!

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South Florida Guide's curator insight, January 19, 11:33 AM

I found some new tools here.

Eric Mason's curator insight, March 28, 5:24 PM

Kathy is a great Librarian, Media Specialist and content curator.  Let her insights be the filter for your cup of Online Tool Tea!

Lilydale High School's curator insight, May 10, 7:22 PM
Online tools!
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Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People

Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Welcome to the official website of the LibreOffice project: the office suite the community has been dreaming for years. Download the latest version now.
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Students don't have to own Microsoft Word to produce dropbox compatible documents. This open source product should do the job and comes highly recommended.

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Poodle: a portable, offline Moodle solution.

Poodle: a portable, offline Moodle solution. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle works well on the web, but what about isolated educators without access to an Internet connection? Should they be excluded from online education and resources?
With Poodle, they’re not!

Created by MAF-Learning Technologies (MAF-LT) for an audience without access to the Internet, Poodle is Moodle made portable.

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Poodle could provide you with an offline testing environment as you experiment with customization of your Moodle course designs.  Since is works on a flash drive, you can work almost anywhere.  It's a full moodle installation so once you get your course tweaked you can back it up and move it to your online Moodle. 


Nice little nerdy tool! 

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The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year - Edudemic

The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The school year is upon us. It’s quite literally the time for teachers, students, parents, school administrators, and everyone else to begin spending the vast majority of their day at a school. Whether it’s college, high school, middle school, or elementary levels, it’s school time. That means teachers need to be up to speed and ready to rock the classroom. In order to do that, we thought it’d be useful to know about the most popular teacher tools that we’re hearing about. We’ve assembled a list of the basic and popular tools that we’ve seen used in modern classrooms around the world. They may not be the most cutting-edge but, instead, you can rest assured that they’re tried and tested.
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Time to go back to school?  Put a few of these tools into your kit.  Have a great new year! 

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Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms

Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.
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Teachers in the blended or flipped environment should investigate this powerful discussion system.  Lots of nuances and you can't beat the price (free). 

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 10, 2013 2:17 PM
Brilliant.
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Online Data Backup - Tools - Are you protected?

Online Data Backup - Tools - Are you protected? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Tools for Your Small Business - Online Data Backup Services - Small Business HUB (New Zealand)


  • Dropbox
  • Sos Online Backup
  • MyPcBackup
  • OpenDrive
  • Carbonite


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Here you'll get a list of online back up services. Bottom line as an online pro I need all my workfiles in a secure cloud. Now that I"m actually using my Carbonite account to recover from a total laptop meltdown, I've had an account for two years on two machines, This is the first time I've needed it. I'm glad I have a service.  (Not so happy that it will take 3 days to restore the files or an hour in que to get through to tech support.) 


It's always nice to have alternates. Let's see if hot competion improves service and drives down prices. 

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, February 8, 2013 9:34 PM

What online back up tools are you using?

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Taggstar is a free app that makes the images on your site interactive

Taggstar is a free app that makes the images on your site interactive | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Taggstar enables visitors to your site explore images and discover valuable content."


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I installed the code on several of my blogs.  Now when I'm logged in and editing my blog, I can add hyperlinked hotspots to any image.  I could do this with an HTML editor, but Taggstar makes it a much easier process.  


Any diagram or image you post on a blog could become quite an interactive roadmap.  Fun! 

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 2, 2013 11:50 AM

Much like dropping pins on a Google Map, with Taggstar you can insert little stars into any image you wish. (See the small stars in the blue circles on the image above. This is just a sample image to show what the stars look like, they are not functional here. If you want to see a demo, click on the image and go to the Taggstar website)

 

When clicked, the stars lead visitors to any content you select -- another image, a video, a website, a document. This is a great way to make your images serve as portals to a world of information.

 

It's also a great alternative way to make a presentation...better than Prezi IMO.

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:09 PM

I haven't tried this yet, but it looks pretty good and easy to use.

Shea Stehm's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:43 PM

I installed the code on several of my blogs.  Now when I'm logged in and editing my blog, I can add hyperlinked hotspots to any image.  I could do this with an HTML editor, but Taggstar makes it a much easier process.  

 

Any diagram or image you post on a blog could become quite an interactive roadmap.  Fun! 

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Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.
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I just added this to my Chrome browser.  It came highly recommend. It also works in D2L (which has a very weak spell check system).  


Give it a try! 

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Trent Online's curator insight, February 18, 2015 4:00 PM

An excellent grammar-checking and grammar-advice tool

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 9:10 PM

I'll have to try this new service. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:11 AM

..always handy when writing :)

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45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom - Edudemic

45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Using polling tools in the classroom is probably old hat by now. There are a ton of different tools available to teachers – many of them free- and they’re being put to use in a variety of different ways. From simply polling your class to get information and opinions to taking quizzes and having your …

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Ok, 45 tools?  With persistence you might find the ONE you want to use.  Let's take a poll on which one we like? But first let's find one we like. 

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Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools

Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Technology and the Internet can be used in many different ways, and you can benefit a lot if you learn how to use them wisely. You won’t realize the full potential of the Internet and your gadgets until you start using tools that will enhance your learning and authoring potential. There are many tools that can be used for that purpose, but we chose the best 10 of them for educational writers, which you should start using as soon as possible.
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Tim Owens's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:19 PM

http://www.easygenerator.com/

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:07 PM

 

1. Writinghouse

2. Book Builder

3. authorPOINT

4. Dipity

5. CourseLab

6. Edmondo

7. Edublogs

8. Scratch

9. SmartBuilder

10. Vyew

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:45 PM

Free e-learning authoring tools

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Top 5 #Back2School Online Tools

Top 5 #Back2School Online Tools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
It's Back2School season! Are you prepared to go back to school? Make sure you check these online tools to impress you colleagues in class.


Regardless of which side of the desk you sit, you can make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest online platforms that will aid you in class (and leave everyone around you in awe) with this list of 100 Tools for Learning. I’ve selected my top 5 – let me know what yours are!

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Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder – Record any audio online with one click

Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder – Record any audio online with one click | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder is the best free audio recording software. It can record any sound from various audio input. One of its biggest advantages is that it is 100% free without no time limitations!

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Ruth Bass's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:38 PM

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LJPSaveSaveSave's curator insight, May 20, 2013 8:05 PM

A useful tool for those who made the leap from Windows XP to Windows 7 (or 8) and desperately need the "What U Hear" feature back in their lives...

LJPSaveSaveSave's comment, May 22, 2013 9:42 PM
This is the most awesome thing in the universe for people who own Windows 7. I tried it out and it actually works the same as "What U Hear"
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Online Instructor Toolkit - List | Diigo

Online Instructor Toolkit - List | Diigo | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Dennis OConnor's List: Online Instructor Toolkit - References for online instructors: time management, course checklist, discussion dynamics
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I put together this 'toolkit' as a resource for my students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Practicum.  


Lots of captured wisdom here for anyone getting ready to teach online (and for those of us who have been doing it for awhile as well! 

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80 Online Tools, References, and Resources | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educators

80 Online Tools, References, and Resources | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educators | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

80 Online Tools, References & Resources for Educators http://ow.ly/5c7PS #k12 #edchat #education (via @edutopia)...


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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.