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Webjets – The new way to collect, organise and share anything

Webjets – The new way to collect, organise and share anything | technologies | Scoop.it
Seamless productivity for connecting the dots.
John Dalziel's insight:
Webjets is an information management tool. 
Webjets provides educators & learners with an intuitive platform where they can...
  - collect,
  - save and
  - organise 
...digital content. 
Educators & learners can also use Webjets to...
  - record their notes,
  - set goals,
  - remember tasks,
  - create mind maps, and
  - share their digital libraries with others. 
Educators & learners can also use it to collaborate with others in creating digital boards. 
Users can share anything with their friends or peers, and all changes are instantly synchronised between users. 
Using Webjets’ bookmarklet users can instantly drag and drop content (or copy and paste web URLs) from any window or tab into interactive visual cards. 
Users can also create empty cards to record...
  - notes,
  - to-do lists,
  - reminders,
  - tasks…etc. 
Webjets provides users with multiple organisational features to help them structure their content into...
  - canvases,
  - collections,
  - diagrams
  - grids,
  - mind maps and
  - tables 
To sum-up... 
Webjets has a huge potential for everyone within education...
  - Researchers can use it to bookmark and annotate content they come across on-line.
  - Educators can use it to create public digital libraries containing curated content and educational resources to help their learners and drawing on Webjets collaborative features.
  - learners can work in teams to browse the web, collect relevant materials for their research project and organise them into editable mind maps or tables to share with their peers and educator. 
To learn more about Webjets, watch the video clip at https://www.youtube.com/embed/Si82X8B0Ovc ;
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Webjets is an information management tool. 
Webjets provides educators & learners with an intuitive platform where they can...
  - collect,
  - save and
  - organise 
...digital content. 
Educators & learners can also use Webjets to...
  - record their notes,
  - set goals,
  - remember tasks,
  - create mind maps, and
  - share their digital libraries with others. 
Educators & learners can also use it to collaborate with others in creating digital boards. 
Users can share anything with their friends or peers, and all changes are instantly synchronised between users. 
Using Webjets’ bookmarklet users can instantly drag and drop content (or copy and paste web URLs) from any window or tab into interactive visual cards. 
Users can also create empty cards to record...
  - notes,
  - to-do lists,
  - reminders,
  - tasks…etc. 
Webjets provides users with multiple organisational features to help them structure their content into...
  - canvases,
  - collections,
  - diagrams
  - grids,
  - mind maps and
  - tables 
To sum-up... 
Webjets has a huge potential for everyone within education...
  - Researchers can use it to bookmark and annotate content they come across on-line.
  - Educators can use it to create public digital libraries containing curated content and educational resources to help their learners and drawing on Webjets collaborative features.
  - learners can work in teams to browse the web, collect relevant materials for their research project and organise them into editable mind maps or tables to share with their peers and educator. 
To learn more about Webjets, watch the video clip at https://www.youtube.com/embed/Si82X8B0Ovc ;
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Buffer: Social Media Management Platform 

Buffer: Social Media Management Platform  | technologies | Scoop.it
Buffer is an intuitive social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive social media results.
John Dalziel's insight:
Buffer is a digital marketing automation tool that can be adapted for MicroLearning in a learning environment. 
It allows Educational Practitioners to send out automated reminders to their learners via social media. 
They can share to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn – all from one place, on their schedule. 
For example, any link, text, picture or video Educational Practitioners want to share, they... 
  - just add it to their Buffer. 
  - updates will automatically be scheduled and spaced out throughout the day to post to their chosen social networks. 
Users can custom schedule or "post now" right inside the app or from their web browser. 
Social media platforms are also good for group discussions, it's important Educational Practitioners include them in their study program. 
Buffer will help users manage and share their "lessons"/"Micro-Learning" across all platforms. 
Educational Practitioners will also love Buffer because they'll get analytics for each update they share... 
  - Clicks,
  - Retweets,
  - Repins,
  - Likes,
  - Shares,
  - Mentions 
...and more. 
Well worth trying out the Free Plan where users connect up to 4 of their Social Accounts with 10 scheduled posts per profile. 
Yes tools do have other uses than the ones they were designed to do. 
P.S. Buffer apps are available for... 
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ColorNote – free Android notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience

ColorNote – free Android notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience | technologies | Scoop.it
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Android ColorNote is a free notepad app that provides users with a simple notepad editing experience to write down their... 
  - notes, 
  - to-do lists, 
  - reminders, 
  - emails and 
  - memos. 
ColorNote has two note taking formats: 
  - a lined-paper styled text option and 
  - a checklist option. 
The text option allows users to add as many notes as they want. 
Users can easily edit their saved notes, share them with others and/or delete them. 
Users can also use ColorNote checklist mode to create to-dos. 
Users can add unlimited number of items to their list and once it is saved, users can check or uncheck their items with a single tap. 
Other interesting features provided by this app include: 
  - organising notes by colour, 
  - protecting your notes with a password, 
  - writing a diary and/or journal in the calendar, 
  - searching notes and memos, 
  - organising your schedule by notes in the calendar, 
  - sharing notes via SMS or email
…and many more. 
Must be worth a closer look!
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Wunderlist | To-do list, Reminders, collaboration and more!

Wunderlist | To-do list, Reminders, collaboration and more! | technologies | Scoop.it
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There are many tools for making check lists. Practitioners, and/or learners, could...
   ● go old-school and keep check lists in a paper notebook, or
   ● put them on Post-It notes on their desk, or
   ● use a plain text file to keep track of their check lists, if they’re a fan of the minimalist look on their computer.
There are also a lot of other great tools that can be used to manage checklists, each of which can be very valuable if they decide to make a lot of different lists.
Wunderlist is one such tool that allows users to...
   ● make different to-do lists.
   ● organize and share their to-do/work etc., lists.
   ● set Due Dates and Reminders and Assign to-dos. No matter whether their lists are course/work related or just for fun.
   ● share their lists and work collaboratively on projects with others.
Wunderlist works seamlessly across all major devices, available for free on...
   ● iPhone,
   ● iPad,
   ● Mac,
   ● Android,
   ● Windows,
   ● Kindle Fire and
   ● the Web
No matter what they’re planning, how big or small the task may be, Wunderlist makes it easier to get stuff done.

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7 Sticky Notes - Fun, interactive, powerful and cool Sticky Notes for your Desktop!

7 Sticky Notes - Fun, interactive, powerful and cool Sticky Notes for your Desktop! | technologies | Scoop.it
7 Sticky Notes is a 100% free desktop notes software that creates Sticky Notes directly on your Desktop! It has a great good-looking realistic sticky note appearance with great features, and it is at the same time simple to use, reliable, and light!
John Dalziel's insight:

Post-its on the desktop or Start Screen can be extremely helpful for remembering small but important amounts of information.
Many practitioners and/or learners will prefer to stop cluttering up their desk and go digital.
7 Sticky Notes is an ideal option, for those either running Windows 7 still, or if they’re on Windows 8 but prefer the desktop over the Start Screen.
7 Sticky Notes offers plenty of options for formatting notes and the text within them.
After the installation...
   -  an icon appears in the notification tray (the area in the bottom right corner of your desktop).
   -  Right-clicking the icon provides the option to open a new note.
When a new note is opened, the Note Configuration Window will appear beside it allowing users to change...
   -  the colour of the note,
   -  the font,
   -  font size,
   -  font colour
...and more.
There’s also an option to set alarms.

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Habit List: Breaking bad habits and Setting new ones

Habit List: Breaking bad habits and Setting new ones | technologies | Scoop.it
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Habit List allows users (Learners, Educators, everyone) to detail any habits they want to start and then to monitor whether they’re sticking to them – either for the week, for the month or for all-time. 
It’s easy to set repeating tasks, which makes it a great tool to track revision on the run-up to an assessment. 
Ultimately, whether you want to study harder or start going to the gym, the Habit List app helps users to establish a new habit. Available for iOS devices (Currently £3.99) at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/habit-list-create-good-habits/id525102168?mt=8
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Voice Clock - helps users to keep track of time and help them organise themselves better!

Voice Clock - helps users to keep track of time and help them organise themselves better! | technologies | Scoop.it
Helping you to keep track of time and help you organize yourself better!
John Dalziel's insight:
Voice Clock helps users to keep track of time and help them organise themselves better! 
Voice Clock announces the time every 30 minutes or every hour (users choose), helping users keep their tasks on course and fight procrastination. 
Users will soon be able to decide whether they want a male or female voice to read them (at the time of posting the default is female), and change the language they are read in (at the time of posting the it is available only in English).
This is one that I find very useful!
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Sticky Notes HD – iPad/iPhone/Windows Phone note taking app worth trying out

Sticky Notes HD – iPad/iPhone/Windows Phone note taking app worth trying out | technologies | Scoop.it
a great iPad/iPhone/Windows Phone note taking app worth trying out
John Dalziel's insight:
If like me, you are used to Google Keep, Sticky Notes HD has almost the same functionalities. 
Sticky Notes HD allows users to create memorable sticky notes using a wide variety of features that include... 
► 20 colours, 
► stunning graphics and visuals, 
► customizable notes size, 
► text and colour. 
Users can organise their notes using colour-codes and be able to sort them by priority, alphabetically or inverse. 
Users also have the option to password protect their notes. NOTE: All of a users sticky notes can be automatically synced to other devices, no set up is required. 
Another educational plus provided by Sticky Notes HD, is the ability to create note pics with different backgrounds and filters and post them to social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 
Additionally, users can share their notes with others from within the app using one of the following options... 
► mail, 
► social media, or 
► messages. 
Besides recording notes, users can use Sticky Notes HD to create... 
► reminders, 
► memos, 
► lists and much more. 
Give it a try and see if you like it!
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My Study Life

My Study Life | technologies | Scoop.it
A free cross platform planner app for students, teachers and lecturers designed to make your study life easier to manage.
John Dalziel's insight:

MyStudyLife is a Learner Planner for All Platforms, which could provide an excellent service for learners if they get into the habit of using it to keep track of their assignments.
My Study Life allows learners to organise...
   - their classes,
   - tasks and exams
...and never forget a lecture or assignment again
When learners start using the app they...
   - have to enter their courses, then
   - start to enter tasks into each course.
Each task is assigned a due date.
The My Study Life homepage shows them the tasks that have due dates approaching.
Whether or not MyStudyLife will help learners will be determined by whether or not they get into the habit of using it.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention it's free.

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Evernotify

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Evernote is used by many practitioners and stakeholders, to keep track of their thoughts, things they find on the web, and ideas as they come to them.

 

It can also make a great place to keep track of the tasks they need to accomplish.


Evernote is however lacking any sort of notification feature to actually remind users to do the task.


This can be addressed by using Evernotify.me.


Evernotify.me sends email notifications for tasks within Evernote.

 

Now Evernote users can have their ideas and their to-do list in one place.


Simply...
- sign up and
- link it with your Evernote account.
- everything is broken down in two categories; to-dos and IOUs.

 

NOTE: When users add a new task through Evernote they must make sure they tag the note with “evernotify” or it will not notify them.

 

Once lists are set up, users can use the Evernotify web app to tweak how often and when they receive email notifications.

 

When users receive an email, it will tell them how many to-dos and how many IOUs they have left on their list.


For avid Evernote users, this a must-have app that will take it to another level.

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