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50 Online Tools to Convert Documents and Media Files

Downloading a document only to find that you do not have the application to open it can be frustrating. Thankfully however there are numerous web apps that help you out of this predicament. We have gathered 50 such online tools that help you convert not only digital documents but also images and various other media files. Audio/Video Converters KeepVid : KeepVid is an useful online utility which helps users download videos from different online streaming websites. CellSea : CellSea is another useful converter which can help users download, convert, crop and resize videos from different streaming websites. VideoDownloadX : With VideoDownloadX, users can convert and download videos from YouTube. GetYourVideo : With GetYourVideo, users can download videos from different online video streaming websites including DailyMotion, YouTube, Metacafe and many more. SaveYouTube : SaveYouTube is a simple, online utility to download different YouTube videos. Document Converters Image Converters

interactive media resources present knowledge in different and (if you do it right) compelling ways engage active participation by the entire class instead of broadcasting to it like a passive audience This Mindmeister mindmap lists collaboration and interaction tools. Storify Drag and drop elements from Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, blogs to create a story that you can Tweet, blog, embed. Screenr Make screencasts instantaneously, then Tweet, blog, embed. Voicethread "Online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. Wikibrains "WikiBrains is a free platform to brainstorm and create mind maps with the rest of the world. How to make RSA style videos and another one on whiteboard animation This is a bit of work, but the result is spectacular. Popplet Prezi - "The zooming editor" Rizzoma Vic's Picks Creaza

New apps on Jolicloud this week: Fotobabble, Livestream, Spaaze, Hitotoki, TuneGlue, and more. Our selection this week is influenced by requests we received from you. Keep the recommendations coming! Just send us your ideas. Fotobabble Fotobabble attaches an audio caption to any image you upload. Simply record your voice directly to your computer to create a talking photo. Livestream Livestream is one of the most powerful live broadcast platforms. Following recent requests, we’ve added popular services to the directory, starting with instant messaging services eBuddy and Yahoo Web Messenger. Spaaze Spaaze is an infinite corkboard (you can change it to a “grassboard”) to aggregate and hold all the nice stuff you come across online. Ibis Reader is an eBook reader that syncs between different devices and remembers where you stopped. Hitotoki A literary take on location-based applications, Hitotoki does not feature the gameplay found in Foursquare or Gowalla. TuneGlue And of course, as announced yesterday, all these apps will be soon running on top of the Google Chrome engine! Enjoy!

10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math | MindShift | The 21st Century Digital Tools Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps. STORYLINES: The educational games-maker Root-1 has released its latest app into the iTunes store this week. StoryLines (iTunes) is a bit like the game of “Telephone.” Players are given a sentence or phrase to illustrate using the touchscreen on the iPad. That illustration is given to the next person, who writes a sentence, captioning the drawing. BIRDS OF AMERICA: John James Audubon’s illustrated The Birds of America holds the distinction of being the most expensive book ever sold. BACK IN TIME: Back in Time is an animated e-book that, as the title suggests, chronicles the history of the universe. BOBO EXPLORES LIGHT: Bobo Explores Light is an interactive iPad app that helps explain scientific concepts about light (iTunes). Explore: apps

Web 2.0 Directory | Web 2.0 Applications 100+ Google Tricks for Teachers It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google Specifically for Education From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Google Docs 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Gmail 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Google Calendar 44.

Apps in Education | The 21st Century Cool Cat Teacher's Favorite Apps, Software, and Sites These are my favorite apps, software, and sites for managing my life, home, classroom, and more. Hope you enjoy and hope you share yours in the comments.Calendaring 1. My family and each child has a calendar (I set the kids appointments to automatically show up on the family calendar), and I use Google cal for my classes. The greatest addition to the calendar is that now I keep my 5 most important calendars on my Apple iPod touch 16 GB (2nd Generation) . Setting Appointments 2. For larger groups with time zones scattered around the planet, sometimes you have to go in and pick the best time, then it confirms and lets you know who is coming. Managing Group Communications 3. We handle all of our private teacher communication in this way. Networking 4. I have two favorite tools for power tweeting: 5. TweetDeck is my twitter tool of choice on my computer. 6. On my itouch I use TwitterFon and enjoy the features it has including the ability to look at conversations. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Blogging

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 — So Far | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... I usually just do a year-end list on Web 2.0 Applications For Education and many other topics, but it gets a little crazy having to review all of my zillion posts at once. So, to make it easier for me — and perhaps, to make it a little more useful to readers — I’m going to start publishing mid-year lists, too. These won’t be ranked, unlike my year-end “The Best…” lists, and just because a site appears on a mid-year list doesn’t guarantee it will be included in an end-of-the-year one. But, at least, I won’t have to review all my year’s posts in December… As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be: * accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users. * free-of-charge. * appropriate for classroom use. * completely browser-based with no download required. It’s possible that a few of these sites began in 2010, but, if so, I’m including them in this list because they were “new to me” in 2011. You might want to visit previous editions: Feedback is welcome.

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