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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/
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 16th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
Cool! Yes, Wolfram Alpha is an awesome site.