Archive For The “Cool Tools” Category

Wikis and WYSIWYG

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It is sad that the best editors that come native with wikis are in non-opensource products. eg. Jotspot (which has just been bought by Google), Seedwiki and Wikispaces for instance. It’s to do with markup language. Mediawiki is probably the premiere OS wiki. There are several efforts to get a wysiwyg editor to work with…

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Cool Tools: Editors

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Evernote “EverNote Corporation’s mission is to give users the ability to instantly create, organize and find any notes or content – and to make this information accessible at any time, in any place. Built on a new metaphor for note management, our flagship product, EverNote 1.1, provides a single place where users can easily record,…

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Webquests

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These, I nearly had forgotten about.  Glen revamped IT712 into a webquest format in 2003 and it has proved a big hit. Webquest links: WebQuests (Bernie Dodge’s website) “This site is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the WebQuest model to teach with the web. By pointing to excellent examples…

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Hard Drive Indexer/Searcher

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In my search to find a good tagging utility to work on my HDD files (something like comes built in with the Mac) I came across this is a cool, lightning fast HDD search utility: Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) version 1.6 I have yet to decide if there is overhead from using this, there doesn’t…

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e-Fest 2005: Free scenario player

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Been too busy to go online. Lots of interesting people to meet. Terry Stewart (Massey) -very interesting scenario creator. www.diagnosis.co.nz/ pbl.massey.ac.nz/ Free – but not simple!! Grew out of Terry’s interest in Computer games from the 1980’s. He’s looking to have 15 quality scenarios in a range of domains.

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PLAXO: address manager

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E-mail address manager. Update things over the web to keep contacts current. www.plaxo.com/ Carol Cooper is using it. Looks really cool.

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Yet another search tool

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Clusty, which aspires to group searches by topic. Try this to see what it says on tagging: clusty.com/search?query=tagging

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Picassa, Audacity, Tinderbox and cMap

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cMap: Mind Mapping Free for non-profit use (plus Learning management system called Leo) From the site: “The CmapTools program empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. It allows users to, among many other features, construct their Cmaps in their personal computer, share them on servers (CmapServers) anywhere on…

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