What’s GNU?

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So, I’ve been trying out and hearing about a few new things on the technology scene.  Some of my latest finds and learning more abouts are:

plus.google.com — seen the little +1 button by some of the websites in a google search?  Here’s more on that: http://www.google.com/+1/button/

if this, then that — http://www.ifttt.com/ —  this site helps you link your email, social media channels and more  in a variety of combinations so items added one place are added automatically to another

Movi –moble video conferencing — http://www.tandberg.com/personal-video-conferencing/pc-mac-video-movi-v2.jsp –a new way to add distance learning and video conferencing capabilities

ereaders — http://edukindle.ning.com/ — ning for folks using ereaders and ebooks, covers not just Kindle but Nook, ipad, android, sony and more with groups also for particular uses of the devices

Twitter for schools — http://www.twiducate.com/ —  developed by teachers for classroom use, this site might make it through filters that block twitter; note: there is an ad captcha on the login page that requires you to answer a question to complete the login.  If you don’t see the ad, check with your techs about it.

Finally, a couple of new items I’ve been working on: ONE: Librarians, check out a new wiki developed by myself and a Texas library colleague: helpforlibrarians.pbworks.com  TWO: for copyright  help , see http://www.cleburne.k12.tx.us/page/83 , a submenu has links to hints and helps for music and images

Have fun and keep searching!

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  1. Carol Teitelman said:

    Movi is an expensive solution for desktop video conferencing. There are many almost free solutions out there that work just as well.

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