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Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online. | ITT EdTech |
Store photos and docs online. Access them from any PC, Mac or phone. Create and work together on Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents.
Mark Ayton's insight:

When you're comfortable with MS Office, despite the sharing and real-time collaboration advantages, the leap to Google Docs can seem just too much! Then there's all your existing Word, Excel and Powerpoint files, will they all need reworking?

Fret no more! MS has replicated just about every Google feature in a very familiar Office environment. It's web-based so will run on any device with a browser. It has all the common MS Office menu items and features, plus it allows sharing and real time collaboration. There are even forms for collecting survey / quiz data in spreadsheets.

I'm not aware of any scripting / add-in capability yet, but I'm sure it won't be far away.

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Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features | TechCrunch

Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features | TechCrunch | ITT EdTech |
Google Forms just got a nice little refresh and now allows you to build questionnaires and collect the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet a bit easier.

Via Anthony Beal
Mark Ayton's insight:

For ages I've been extoling the virtues of Google Docs for collaboration with just one caveat, only one person can work on a Form at a time. At last that caveat has been removed. This latest update just makes so much sense!

Anthony Beal's curator insight, February 1, 2013 5:16 AM

This version allows collaboration, unavailable for Google Forms till now

Mark Ayton's comment, February 1, 2013 5:44 AM
Now that's what we're talking about! It just makes sense :-)
Anthony Beal's comment, February 1, 2013 6:03 AM
Yes amazing that we were only discussing this yesterday!!!!
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Ask3 | ITT EdTech |

Via John Dalziel
Mark Ayton's insight:

Need a simple free tool for instantly preparing, presenting, pre-recording and flipping learning activities? This could be the very thing to get your suite of iPads out of the racks and into action! Thanks to @acljohn for another great find.

John Dalziel's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:26 PM

Ask3 (from TechSmith, the makers of Jing and Camtasia) is...
- screencasting software,
- collaboration tool,
- differentiation platform and
- scaffolded support system all rolled into one FREE iOS app.
Learners and/or practitioners can draw on a virtual whiteboard, record their drawings, narration and even annotate over pictures.
Ask3 also...
- allows learners to automatically upload these screencasts so that they are instantly viewable from all iPads logged into the same "class".
- also gives learners the ability to comment on each other's video - from within the video timeline; they can pause the screencast and add their own comment(s), question(s) or suggestion(s). All of these comments are instantly viewable for the class and practitioner to see and reply to.
There's more.
If text isn't enough to answer a question. Peers and/or practitioners can...
- pause the video where they want to provide help,
- comment,
- ask a question or solve the problem.
Ask3 then allows them to screencast over that paused image and to create their own video response, taking over from where the original video left off.
The video response is then available for the class to view in the timeline as well.
I'm sure that's enough to enthuse potential users.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:08 PM

Looks like a very useful collaborative classroom tool.  Free too at the moment so well worth trying!