What is it, and how can you use it?


Where Freeware is free to use and distribute, Shareware can be originally shared for testing free of charge, but may later incur a fee.

Lot's of great products have started out in this manner.


An eclectic collection of some really useful tools we have used, and loved:

Program/website Name

Author (if known)

Link

What it does

tildee

http://www.tildee.com/
Free site to create step by step instructions for anything. Can add video or images to support instructions, then provide your students with a web link to see the instructions. Really easy to use. I made a tildee to show you.
http://www.tildee.com/aEEP5b#.Tu54NEjy_nE.email
Wiki tips
Wiki educator
http://wikieducator.org/Wiki_Tips_and_Tricks
Heaps of useful tips on how to achieve thinks in wikis
Wiki tips
Wikispaces
http://gettingtrickywithwikis.wikispaces.com/
this one is great
Zamzar

http://www.zamzar.com/
Free file conversions
Jing

http://www.techsmith.com/jing/
Allows you to create short training videos. How to do something on the computer with audio tracks.
Doodle

http://doodle.com/
Meeting organiser, if you are trying to find a date to suit everyone

Junita Lyon, eMentor

A wonderful collection of Web 2.0 tools
Bubbl.us

https://bubbl.us/
Mind mapping / heirarchial charts
Wordl

http://www.wordle.net/
Free program to create word clouds. Fun stuff!
Moodle

http://moodle.org/
Learner Management System (LMS)
helps you to manage your courses and students online.
Open Classroom
Pearson
http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=375267&s=1&k=3B7B0156325A3C97C86B424F9347FB45.
have a look at the webinar and let us know what you think :)
Google LMS
Google

"... Google has developed an LMS with Pearsons and its available to all through Google Apps when you log into Google. Look for Open Class (https://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/search?query=openclass)
Its basic but not bad. Perfect for small providers for whom Moodle is overkill. You can share you docs with learners and each other and you have access to your mail while you work in the LMS.
In fact if you coupled it with a Google apps for Educators or Not for Profits (http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/nonprofit/index.html) account http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/ you could be master of your own domain and create and manage all your learners email accounts and docs and integrate with your onboard Google LMS. Great for complaince and for when students forget their email password. Plus it washes out spam like salt out of a desal plant. So much easier to manage staff email this way! ... Integration wtih blogger, picassa etc etc. no limit to who you could run your courses collaboratively." from Michael Gwyther, eMentor for Barwon
Quiz star 4 Teachers

http://www.4teachers.org/
creates free online quizes. Enables online feedback and marking, and reports are sent to the tutor.