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Create a Shared Google Calendar

Create a Shared Google Calendar

December 4th, 2013

Not only can Google Calendar help you manage your own schedule, you can also create a calendar to share with your students, co-workers or an organization.  This is a useful tool because there are several options for sharing your calendar.  Some of the sharing features in Google Calendar include: *  Share only available/busy times on your schedule (no details). […]


Rid Distractions with Freedom Software

October 4th, 2013

If you constantly find yourself checking your email, updating your Facebook, reading blogs, shopping online or watching YouTube videos (when you are trying to get important work done) there is hope yet!  With Freedom, a  program available for Mac and PC users, you can set parameters to disable your internet access from 60 seconds up […]


Create Interactive Presentations with VoiceThread

November 13th, 2012

VoiceThread is a collaborative online application that enables users to share a multimedia slideshow and make comments, as part of a group conversation. Once a thread is created, contributing users can comment using text, a webcam, a microphone or even by telephone. With VoiceThread, a group discussion can be securely captured and stored in one […]


Back up your Files Online with DropBox.com

October 21st, 2011

If you are constantly emailing yourself documents or always carrying around your USB drive for backup, you may want to try an online service for file storage.  Drop Box is an easy backup system that enables users to share files between their computers and mobile devices. With a free account you get 2GB of space […]


Save Colors from the Web with Instant Eyedropper

Save Colors from the Web with Instant Eyedropper

August 26th, 2011

Instant Eyedropper is a free software program that allows you to easily copy and save any color you see on the Web. With Instant Eyedropper, you can identify and save the HTML color code so that you can use the color on your Web page or in an image editing program, such as Adobe PhotoShop. […]


Wolfram Alpha: A Different Way to Search

July 29th, 2011

Wolfram Alpha is an online service that distinguishes itself from typical search engines by providing answers to factual queries, rather than answering a question with a listing of Web pages.  Wolfram Alpha functions as an answer engine by retrieving answers from its own internal knowledge base.   To see how Wolfram Alpha works, try entering a […]


Get Organized with Google Bookmark Lists

Get Organized with Google Bookmark Lists

May 6th, 2011

If you are working on a project or planning a trip, Google’s Bookmark Lists offer an easy way to organize and share the links you find. To use Google Bookmarks, you must have a Google account or create one. Once you log into Google, start searching through Google and click on the star next to […]


Create Word Clouds with Wordle

Create Word Clouds with Wordle

March 25th, 2011

If you are interested in creating an easy and fun visual aid for a project or presentation, Wordle is a free online tool that allows you to create word clouds from the text you input. The more frequently used words will appear larger and there are also options to change the layout, colors and fonts. […]


Manage Your Web Feeds With Alesti

Manage Your Web Feeds With Alesti

October 21st, 2010

If you have favorite news websites or blogs that you like to visit everyday, it’s possible to automatically receive the latest articles on one page, almost like getting the morning paper delivered to your doorstep.  With Alesti, you can easily subscribe to blogs and RSS feeds and access them from any computer or mobile device. […]


Remove Clutter when Reading on the Web

Remove Clutter when Reading on the Web

October 7th, 2010

Readability is an online tool that allows you to read articles and online literature without all the clutter and advertisements. Follow these simple steps to enable this tool: Visit:  http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ Choose your preferences: Drag the Readability icon into your bookmarks bar Whenever you find a worthy online article, just click on the readability button and […]