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!