Here are my notes from Leslie Fisher’s session at MACUL. Leslie is always one of my favorite presenters – lots of fun and lots of new stuff for the geekiest of geeks!
Handouts here: http://www.lesliefisher.com/handouts/handouts.html
twitter.com /goodies to get a widget to add to your website. Can set width, height, color, and then embed the code.
Use TweetDeck columns to search for a certain topic.
Google Calendar -embed your calendar on your webpage, can customize which events it shows to the public.
Google Maps – can create your own map, can collaborate with others on the map.
Google Web Forms – can embed into a website. Yes, this I have used this feature a lot with my students!
Evernote – Yes, love this! Use it all the time. Great way to collect recipes from the web. Also use it with my phone to take pictures while shopping. I didn’t know until today that it would try to do text recognition. Neat!
Etherpad – hmm, only 16 people allowed at a time in the free version. I couldn’t get into her example. That’s new, I think. Good to know if you want to use with a class, you couldn’t get entire class in at one time. (An alternative is http://typewith.me/ – thanks @yoopertechgeek on twitter.
Google Wave – a wave of information, a document that people can join. I haven’t quite figured out this app, yet.
Use Google Sites to create a webpage. Can set up areas to be collaborative.
Google Voice – a phone number that connects to your home and cell number, can create groups, customize.
jott.com – $12 for 10 minutes worth of talk time. Uses with Remember the Milk.
Ustream TV - use to stream classes, activities using webcam or phone. Can add a poll to the stream. #”roomname” to open the chat so you don’t have to log in to chat. iPhone app only works over wifi.
Smugmug – photos, gives free account to nonprofits. Can use as a fundraiser.
Audioboo – record with your iPhone. I’ve used this with my fifth grade class. I ask students to reflect on what they have learned at the end of the lesson.
Tripit - place to put all your confirmations for your trips, puts together your itinerary. Can network with other people via the app, also supports iCal info.
Yelp - food reviews and more
I’m familiar with most of these, but she shared some new ways to use them. Thanks, Leslie!