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Top 18 Online Meeting and Web Conferencing Tools

Top 18 Online Meeting and Web Conferencing Tools
In a world where we now communicate and collaborate mainly via the Internet, it’s important to have the right tool available. Not only do you need something that is dependable and works properly, but you also want a tool that is easy for all of your collaborators to use. Having a lot of features is nice, but if the people you’re trying to communicate with can’t figure out how to join you, more than likely you’ll end up alone! This list will got over some of the best online tools for meetings, group collaborations, and screen sharing. All of these tools are easy-to-use and, for the most part, are even easier for your collaborators to join in as well. MeetingBurner MeetingBurner is not just a great place to hold online meetings (right in the browser – no downloads required), it’s also good for hosting webinars, and sharing your screen. Pricing: has both a free and PRO account ($19/month or $190/year). Jabbster GoToMeeting Yugma WebEx Twiddla Vyew Huddle 321Meet

Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). FDLs are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app. For consumers Starting April 13, 2018, anonymous users and users who have never created short links before today will not be able to create new short links via the console. After March 30, 2019, all links will continue to redirect to the intended destination. For developers

Practice English with Your iPhone - Yes, you can learn English. - Simple English News Listen here <div style="font-size:90%;position:absolute;"><a href=" English with Your iPhone.mp3?structure=hyphenated&#038;code=296422">Click to listen</a></div><p> The Boca Video iPhone app. Smartphones offer wonderful opportunities to practice foreign languages. For example, the Boca Video app, a free iPhone app, allows you to describe photographs with your voice – a great way to practice English. Boca Video was chosen one of top 100 apps of 2012 by Addictive Tips. You can make a Boca Video about anything: your school, your workplace, your city, your dog or cat … The possibilities are endless. If you have made a Boca Video that you would like to show to the world, then please send it to info at getboca dot com. You can see Boca Videos made by Simple English News here and here.

HelloSlide - Bring your slides to life Making a simple web site Introduction Objectives To enable English teachers, and others who know nothing about computer technology, to make a simple web site. Content Learn how to: make simple Web pagesuse basic HTML tagsname files make links use tables Pedagogy A carefully structured lesson with interactive exercises. Before you start All you need is basic computer literacy, that is be able to: use a word processor such as Word or OpenOffice, create files and store them in folders (also called directories) on your computer, find and open different programs (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Safari....) on your computer, use the Internet to find information on the Web, download web pages and store them in folders on your computer. A little HTML HTML is the code used to create web pages. Even if you decide to use a HTML editor or a CMS (Content Management System) which will create the HTML code for you, you will find it useful to understand a minimum of this language. - Group SMS with your name as sender 6 Tips Towards Not Having Pointless Meetings Whether it was ad hoc or a scheduled one, most meetings don’t seem to help at all when it comes to getting work done. You would think that getting everyone who is involved in the project to sit down and talk through the problems that cropped up, then brainstorming for ways to solve them with, would be helpful one way or another. Well, these guys at WebEx say that meetings are pointless. (Image Source: Fotolia) Jokes aside, a badly managed meeting will take employees away from what they are being paid to do, leaving phones unattended, emails unanswered. 1. It should be a crime for meetings to last longer than an hour. (Image Source: Fotolia) If it is just a report, they can always send you a proposal, or get that done with a 23 KB email attachment. Weekly progress meetings can hardly be helpful, since most work need longer than a week to come to fruition, and it would be silly to just sit around and stare at each other if we have nothing to report. 2. (Image Source: Fotolia) 3. 4. 5. 6.

Boosting collaboration within a distributed workforce When it comes to providing the right information to the right individuals, or having the tools in place to enable them to locate the right people or to share information and collaborate, the majority of companies still struggle to get the basics right, let alone come close to maximising individual or team productivity. The issue is being made all the more acute because of the continuing trend towards more distributed workforces – whether in local or branch offices, out in the field, or mobile or working from home. This is having an impact on the organisation’s structure: virtual teams are becoming more prevalent, which tends to magnify the shortcomings in sharing and collaboration, frequently resulting in a great deal of lost time and extra effort. Some of the basics of communication are reasonably well sorted – such as finding colleagues’ phone numbers or normal place of work – but as soon as people move away from their usual location, hunting them down becomes a problem.

Wikispaces The popular wiki-building service Wikispaces recently made an handy enhancement to their user interface. The new feature is the option to upload files by simply dragging them from your desktop to the wiki you're working on. I've included two screenshots of the process below. Step 1. Step 2. Applications for Education The addition of drag and drop uploads doesn't revolutionize the way that you and your students create wikis or what you do with them, but it is still a helpful little enhancement. If you're looking for ideas about assessing student use of wikis, check out these rubrics from the University of Wisconsin.

Skype in the classroom, now 20,000 members strong Today, we’ve reached a key milestone: Skype in the Classroom has grown to a community of over 20,000 educators who are collaborating on a wide variety of projects across the globe. To celebrate this milestone, I thought it would be a great idea to sit down with Tony Bates, President of the Skype Division of Microsoft, to have him elaborate more about this transformational program. What does Skype in the classroom mean to you? Tony: I think of Skype in the classroom as a magnifying glass into what’s happening in the world. It helps students globally understand and examine the very things that shape their views of society, cultures, economies, business and education. Tony: It’s been better than we ever could have hoped. What is your ultimate goal of this program? Tony: Our ultimate goal here is to help connect a million classrooms. We also want to continue to improve this platform and grow the community so it continues to be a vibrant destination for educators.