General Productivity Tools:

  1. Google Docs: a free, online alternative to MS Office and other productivity software applications. Google Docs includes a word processor, a spreadsheet application, and a presentation tool that allows you to create and edit files online! An impressive selection of templates was recently added.

    (Linda’s Suggestion)
    Create a dynamic web site:
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    • Import a Survey using Google Docs

    • Create A Blog Page using Google sites, Announcement Page!

    • Insert Widgets
    • Wiki Widgets
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  2. KeepVid- http://keepvid.com KeepVid lets you download videos directly from YouTube, Google, Metacafe, Putfile and more. It is as simple as copy and paste. Download educational videos for your students to watch offline. Just right click on button at top of screen and Add To Favorites. While viewing a video on uTube, click the Keep It link in Favorites and you will automatically be able to download the video automatically to your computer.

    (Linda’s Suggestion)
    Rather than download a video, why not embed it in your website. Check out Teacher Tools for instructional videos on embedding uTube or School Tube video into your WordPress and Google Site Teacher Websites.Example of two ways to include video on your teacher website:
    Embedd:
    http://www.parklandsd.org/ir/ironton-elementary/news-at-nine/
    Or just include the link:
    Go to your SchoolTubeAccount, click of Your Videos, then Share, Highlight link and Copy, then Paste into your website!
    http://www.schooltube.com/
    http://bit.ly/Ug7gDr
    or you can link Words to a direct link, such as "November is Hand-washing Awareness Month"

  3. Wall Wisher - http://www.wallwisher.com Classroom collaboration and summary page, great tool for classroom participation. You can either embed your wall or you can send a link by email, for example: http://wallwisher.com/wall/2v9jnfpqk.