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15 May 2012 @ 04:52 pm
Educational and ed-tech links  
List compiled by my coworker Donna C.

Free, easy website creation from Shutterfly: http://www.shutterfly.com/sites/create/welcome.sfly

Create crosswords in minutes: http://www.eclipsecrossword.com/

Place where students can come together to ask, answer, and explore under the guidance of their instructor: https://piazza.com/

3d design: http://sketchup.google.com/

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1041/2025

The encyclopedia of Earth: http://www.eoearth.org/

Educational Videos (TED): http://education.ted.com/

Create a “showMe”: http://www.showme.com/

Popplet is a platform for your ideas: http://popplet.com/ (also an app for iPad)

WikiBooks: open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page

MeetingWords: word together on brainstorming, homework, team projects: http://meetingwords.com/

MIT and Harvard announce edX: (free online classes): http://www.edxonline.org/about.html

Public Library of Science – FREE: http://www.plos.org/

Easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings with Gliffy; http://www.gliffy.com/

Mind Mapping:
Brainstorm and mind map online: https://bubbl.us/ (download: http://download.cnet.com/Bubbl-us/3000-2064_4-10650248.html)

Create, share and collaboratively work on mind maps with MindMeistera: http://www.mindmeister.com/ (includes mobile apps)

FreeMind is a free mind mapping application that allows user to edit a hierarchical set of ideas around a central concept: http://freemind.en.softonic.com/

Program empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps: http://cmap.ihmc.us/download/

Online mind mapping software – Mindomo: http://www.mindomo.com/

Online Polling:
Free online polls with Mister Poll: http://www.misterpoll.com/

Free online polls with MicroPoll: http://micropoll.com/
Buddha Buckblaisepascal on May 15th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Free online classes from a variety of participating schools (Stanford, Princeton, UPenn, U Mich, UC Berkeley): http://www.coursera.org

Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 16th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
Cool, thanks!
Ellen: Squee!indyellen on May 15th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
Janet, may I share this list on Facebook? I know you're not over there (I think) but I have lots of friends who would benefit from this list.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 16th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
Tell you what: I am recently on FB as Janet Miles, so let me post the list and you can share it, what say? (Oh, wait, you won't be able to see it unless you're on my friends list -- send me a private message either here or there with your username and I'll add you.)

Edited at 2012-05-16 01:00 am (UTC)
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on May 17th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, there are about a hundred "Janet Miles" on FB.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 17th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry; that never even occurred to me.

I am an idiot.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on May 17th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
No, you are just well camouflaged.
Pernicious the Musquodoboit Harbour Farm Catpernishus on May 15th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
Dear Janet -- this is a wonderfully helpful list. Many thanks for sharing it!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 16th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
You're very welcome! I'm really glad that Donna pulled this all together. And I'll add the links people are listing here to the original email that went out to my office.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on May 16th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)

May I add Wolfram Alpha...


Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 16th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
Cool! Yes, Wolfram Alpha is an awesome site.
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Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 16th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
You're very welcome; I appreciate Donna for pulling all this together.
barbarakitten_tbarbarakitten_t on May 16th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
I already knew about some of these but not all of them. Thanks for posting this and thank Donna for me.
barbarakitten_tbarbarakitten_t on May 16th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
I forgot to say that I am clipping this to my Evernote account. It's a great way to Organize information.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on May 17th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
I've used puzzlemaker.com for making word games too.