60 in 60: Lutz & McGrath at PETE&C 2010

DEN STARs Brandon Lutz and Tracey McGrath try to do the impossible: 60 tools in 60 minutes. My friend and DEN STAR Jennifer Brinson, who has seen 60 in 60 before, says they do not usually make it through to the end, but the presentation is always a delight. Judging from the packed room, this session is a definite draw, two DEN STARS shining (again). Here goes what will undoubtedly be a typing challenge.

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1. xtranormal.com

Music Streaming:

2. Last.fm
Listen to music online for free; users can create their own stations with artists; allows for sharing
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Honorable Extras:
Blip.fm http://blip.fm/
Moof http://moof.com/
Pandora http://www.pandora.com/

Live Video Streaming:

3. Ustream
Allows users to create their own TV channel that can be embedded onto a wiki and live streamed via a link, also allows for archiving for easy retrieval
Live Video streaming by Ustream
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/web-2.0-showHonorable Extras:
Justin.tv http://www.justin.tv/
Live Stream http://www.livestream.com/
Stream Live Video

Back channel Chat:

4. Cover it Live


5. Prezi
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Animation Sites:

Create animated cartoons with an online animation engine

6. Doink
Create web based animations easily using the online creator
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Ball Bounce by blutz01, made at DoInk.com


7. Easybib.com
Creates MLA formatted citations.
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8. Edublogs
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Honorable Extras:
Blogger http://www.blogger.com/home
Class Blogmeister http://classblogmeister.com/index.php
Vox http://www.vox.com/
Wordpress http://wordpress.org/


Sites to create classroom chats or back channels while teaching

9. Tiny Chat
Link that allows for text, video, and auditory chat
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Honorable Extras:
Chatzy (http://www.chatzy.com/)
Skype http://www.skype.com/
Yack Pack (http://yackpack.com/)


10. Donors Choose
Write grant applications for classroom materials to be donated.
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11. Edmodo
A private social platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments.

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Collage Creators:

Uses multiple pictures to create collages in different shapes and sizes

12. Shape Collage (DL)
Create collages with free downloadable software
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Create collages with free downloadable software

Pack of pictures in folder, show how to make a collage


Sites that allow uses to create cartoons using various artistic features

13. Make Beliefs Comix
Create a cartoon online, free site
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Honorable Extras:
Hero Machine (http://www.ugo.com/channels/comics/heromachine/classic.asp)
Kerpoof (http://www.kerpoof.com)
Read Write Think Comic (http://www.readwritethink.org/MATERIALS/comic/)
ToonDo (http://www.toondoo.com/Home.do)

Computational Engine:

Allows the user to input questions or data and receive answers or facts

14. Wolfram Alpha
Computes information (Enter in an algebraic equation to compute it, a date and it will state historical information, any number)
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Two Names:

Birth Date:

Document Collaboration:

Document where multiple people can collaborate at the same time

15. Google Docs
Allows the user to create spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations and store PDF’s with sharing/collaboration options
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Honorable Extras:
Office Online http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/default.aspx
Zoho http://www.zoho.com/


Draw a picture or edit a photo online

16. Flock Draw

17. Sumo Paint
Draw a picture with a variety of features
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Honorable Extras:
Flash Paint http://www.flashpaint.com/
Flock Draw http://flockdraw.com/
Queeky http://www.queeky.com/cms/index.php

Family Tree:

18. Geni
Create a family tree that offers options to share and collaborate
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Honorable Extras:
Myfamily http://www.myfamily.com/welcome/

File Sharing:

Share files

19. drop.io
Allows users to create links for easy file access from anywhere
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Honorable Extras:
Box.net http://www.box.net/
Drop Box (DL) https://www.getdropbox.com/
Pando (DL) http://www.pando.com/

Flash Cards:

Create study cards that can be shared

20. Quizlet
Create web-based flashcards and other review games for student online studying
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Honorable Extras:
Study Stack (http://www.studystack.com/)
Flash Card Exchange (http://www.flashcardexchange.com/)

Flow Charts:

Create a flow chart very easily and collaboratively

21. Lucid Chart
Create a flowchart online.
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Graphic Organizers:

Create graphic organizers allowing users to brainstorm and collaborate synchronously

22. My WebSpiration
Create a brainstorm web online.
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Image Capture:

Take screen shots and/or video of your computer screen

23. Skitch
Take screen shots of anything on your computer and add text and arrows to the capture, can be saved, downloaded or embedded into wikis or e-mail.
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Screen Cast:

24. Jing
Create videos online and allow students to view create videos.
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Image Editors:

Edit photos by cropping, coloring, and adding text

25. Foto Flexer
Free online photo editor
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Honorable Extras:
GIMP (DL) (http://www.gimp.org/)
Photoshop (https://www.photoshop.com/)
Picnick (http://www.picnik.com/)
Sumo Paint (http://sumopaint.com/web/)

Honorable Extras:
Dumpr (http://www.dumpr.net/)
Flickr Toys (http://bighugelabs.com/)
Photo Fun Box (http://funphotobox.com/effects.aspx)
PhotoFunia (http://www.photofunia.com/)

Image Storage & Sharing:

Share and store images online

26. Flickr
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Honorable Extras:
Photo Bucket http://photobucket.com/
Picasa http://picasa.google.com
SnapFish http://www.snapfish.com/


27. Wetoku
Interviews recorded and easily shared, Embed it to your blog and share it with the world.
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Classroom review game

28. Jeopardy Labs
Allows user to create a web based jeopardy game using self created or pre-made questions
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Literature Guide:

29. Shmoop
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Media Conversion:

Convert different media files and download videos from video storage sites to your computers

30. Hand Brake (DL)
Converts DVD’s into editable files and converts them to be watch on portable devices
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31. Zamzar
Converts a variety of media files into different formats and downloads video files from websites
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Honorable Extras:
Media Converter http://www.mediaconverter.org/

Micro Blogging:

Allows the user to tell the world what they are doing via video, GPS, pictures and text

32. 12seconds
Allows the user to send a 12 second video clip via phone or web camera using twitter or the 12seconds TV channel.
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33. Daily Mug Shot
Allows users to take a screen shot of their face or anything else via web cam or uploaded picture; users can only add one picture per day
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34. Screenr
Make screencast and send through twitter easily!
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Honorable Extras:
BrightKite http://brightkite.com/
Twitter http://twitter.com/

Note Taking and more:

Organizes notes, pictures, audio files, and many others.

35. Evernote
Allows users to get organized and sync everything via multiple devices
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Online Learning:

36. EDU 2.0
Create an online school & classroom, a free alternative to Moodle & Blackboard
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37. PDF My URL:
Makes a PDF out of any URL quick and easy!
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Personal Learning Networks:

A network of people created to share and collaborate on ideas

38. Ning
Create a learning community about a certain topic or hobby, share ideas, thoughts and get organized as a group
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Ex: Pete&c Ning http://ning.peteandc.org/

Podcast Sharing:

Sites for syndicated website content sharing which allows users to upload or download to their iPod

39. Buzz Sprout
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Honorable Extras:
Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Gabcast http://gabcast.com/index.php

Photo Stories:

Create unique digital stories with picture and audio that anyone can add to

40. Voice Thread
Add pictures and then create text or audio about the picture (3 Voice Threads for free)
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Take polls via web based questions or cell phone

41. Poll Everywhere
Poll students to check for understanding the classroom via SMS text or website
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Click to see Poll Results!
Click to take Web Poll

Honorable Extras:
Poll Authority (http://www.pollauthority.com/)


42. Doodle
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43. Volunteer Spot:
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Social Bookmarking:

Share websites that are bookmarked with a social network

44. Delicious
Add bookmarks to the website to share with other users and view all your bookmarks on multiple computers
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45. Diigo
Share bookmarks with a group of like-minded individuals and get an e-mail when links are added
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Social Networking:

46. Plurk
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Study Skills:

Brush up on vocabulary, art, geography and more

47. Free Rice
This site provides vocabulary and content based questions (Art, chemistry, geography, language learning, and math). For every correct answer, rice is donated to a third world country. This site is a great warm-up activity for students.
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Text To Speech:

Reads text in a web site and converts it to an audio file

48. Read The Words
Allows the user to highlight words that are then read to them
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Honorable Extras:
Click Speak http://clickspeak.clcworld.net/
VozMe (http://vozme.com/index.php?lang=en)


Create a timeline of events or important dates

49. Time Toast
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Honorable Extras:
Dipity (http://www.dipity.com/)
Time Glider (http://timeglider.com)
Timeline Maker (http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/timeline/)
xtimeline (http://www.xtimeline.com/)


Allows the user to translate languages of web content

50. Google Translate
Translate full websites into a variety of different languages; also includes a widget that allows users to change the language of a website
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Video Creation:

Create video using pictures, music and transitions

51. Animoto
Upload pictures, select music, and Animoto will create a 30 second video
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Video Editing:

Allows users to edit video without software

52. Jaycut
Edit and share videos online
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Honorable Extras:
Riff Trax http://www.rifftrax.com/cuts

Video Sharing:

Upload videos and share them with the world

53. TeacherTube
Share educational videos with the world on this safe site, allows users to embed video onto wikis or share links
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Honorable Extras:
Motion Box http://www.motionbox.com/
SchoolTube http://www.schooltube.com/
Vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/

Video Teleprompter:

Online teleprompter where users can read text while creating a web cast

54. Cue Prompter
Add text, set the speed and read away while looking and recording from a web cam
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Visual Blogging:

Create visual pages embeddable for wikis, web sites and blogs

55. Glogster
Create visual and interactive pages that can be embedded onto a wiki or blog
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Honorable Extras:
Scrapblog http://www.scrapblog.com/

Web Based Phone:

56. Google Voice:
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White Board:

Interactive, virtual white board where users can collaborate and share ideas synchronously

57. Scribblar
Use this site to brainstorm ideas on a white board that can be seen on multiple computers
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58. WallWisher
This site allows you to post a question and allow students to post to a collaborative wall that the entire class can view. Excellent for discussion based question.
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Honorable Extras:
Skrbl http://skrbl.com/

Wiki Creation:

Create a wiki where users can collaborate and share content on a specific topic or idea

59. Wikispaces
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Wiki creator that is free for educators.
Educators click here!

Honorable Extras:
Google Sites http://sites.google.com
PB Wiki http://pbworks.com/
Scratch Pad http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/Scratchpad_Wiki_Labs
Wet Paint http://www.wetpaint.com/

Word Cloud:

Picture of words that are sized based on their amount of use in a document

60. Wordle
This site allows user to create “word clouds” based on provided text. It enlarges that words that appear most frequently. You can copy and paste in a story, poem, speech, etc. and identify the most important words.
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60 in 60
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Brandon’s Contact Information:

Twitter: blutz01


  1. MyClassCam

    Student Videos shared on a collaborated system with dedicated moderators.

  2. Marianne

    This is actually related to my domain!Good info there!Some even very useful and to take in consideration!Thanks

  3. text to speech

    Yeap, it’s a really nice blog and the readtheword app is not bad, but there is another text to speech app i strongly recommend to you and your readers, it’s ispeech developed by ispeech company and it supports as many as 36 different languages. You can also customized your voice as you prefer, tried the iobama and ibush which are really interesting software for free. You may experience the best text to speech app ever.

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