I think evaluating and "playing" with 13 online tools was overwhelming for one week. I would have liked to focus on less of the same and only the best of what's available.
Of the word processing tools (Google, Zoho) Google Docs is my favorite. In addition to using it for word processing there are other benefits, such as the reader to review all your RSS feeds, the calendar, presentation, spread sheet, templates etc. I like the clean simplicity of Google.
When evaluating Doodle vs. Google calendar my preferred calendar would be Google. I can do everything and more in Google vs. Doodle. I felt like Doodle was really vanilla and unfinished.
I really enjoyed using Animoto. I liked how easy it was. I can see lots of collaboration projects between students and teachers. It would be
Using StumbleUpon as a random web finder was in my opinion a huge waste of time. I would use a good search engine hands down over randomly stumbling over websites.
I enjoyed using Rollyo. Rollyo lets you build search rolls by creating a list of websites. I though this was a good tool to keep students focused on their research, rather than using Google and getting lost on the web.
Dumpr was another good tool. Dumpr gives you the ability edit photos with ease. I especially liked the photo to sketch option. I can see collaboration between art and technology teachers. Dumpr has many different effects to choose from such as turning a photo into a puzzle, or a Rubik's cube!
I hope you have enjoyed a tour through these 13 application. Some are free, some are not. Some are free with a paid upgrade. Some are worth the price of an upgrade some are not. I'll let you decide.
Below you'll find images for all the applications that we've discussed in this post. Please notice that I have also supplied the internet address under each image, it will make it easy to copy and paste so you can check it out!
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