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Create a Shared Google Calendar

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… Continue Reading →

Rid Distractions with Freedom Software

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… Continue Reading →

Create Interactive Presentations with VoiceThread

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… Continue Reading →

Back up your Files Online with DropBox.com

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… Continue Reading →

Save Colors from the Web with Instant Eyedropper

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… Continue Reading →

Wolfram Alpha: A Different Way to Search

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… Continue Reading →

Get Organized with Google Bookmark Lists

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… Continue Reading →

Create Word Clouds with Wordle

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… Continue Reading →

Manage Your Web Feeds With Alesti

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… Continue Reading →

Remove Clutter when Reading on the Web

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… Continue Reading →

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