I’m blogging from the conference right now – I’ll add the links later.
Tools, Resources, and Links
With only an hour he can’t cover everything thoroughly, but he’s giving us a taste and some free resources – good.
TinyApps.org – Programs you can put on your flash drive.
TuCows.com – Tulane Univ
OneNote from Microsoft (Free for PCGPS teachers thanks to MICCA) (Gives credit to sources automatically. Nice.)
SyncToy, GoodSync, or Allway Sync (I still prefer iSync for the Mac)
Fsekrit – encrypted notes? Interesting…
Picasa2 from Google – does a LOT of the most commonly used functions in Photoshop, including creating static photo galleries. Of course I have a better gallery now, but if I didn’t this would be nice to have.
CutePDF/PrimoPDF – make your own PDF files
IrfanView – Photo viewer
As can be seen above, most of these nifty apps are for Windows computers. A few (Firefox, for example) are cross-platform, but not many. I won’t complain too much, since most computers in the county are running some version of Windows. He’s just presenting to the widest possible audience.
The presenter likes encrypting his notes to keep them secure in case his thumb drive or laptop is stolen. It’s a good idea – I should look into encryption apps for OS X
Now he’s talking about office apps, including OpenOffice and all the new toys from Google.
Ahhh, security, my old friend:
Hosts file – www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm – block unwanted files.
I’m just going to stick with OS X’s built-in PDF creator.
He’s going through this really fast. He said he would, but it’s making it hard for me to do much more than list the resources he’s talking about.
Anything that’ll fit on a thumb drive so you don’t have to install it.
BlueSoleil & BitPIM: make your own ringtones
He mentioned Bud the Teacher, but then shot them down as being diaries.
At least he likes wikis, he mentioned Wikipedia, and plugged Wikispaces and pb.com
Podcasts and Vlogs:
A plug for iTunes, as well as EPNweb.org.
Teachnology.com – lesson plans
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