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"Thing on a ring" (as it has come to be known) has gone throu a number of versions. I've listed the contents of the tips below but if you want to download and print the cards yourself they appear below under "archives".


  • Opera ( http://www.opera.com )
    • Opera is a free web browser. Among its more advanced features is tabbed browsing, which is quite robust and offers the following:

    • Tabs with Thumbnails
    • Tab Pinning
    • Follower Tabs
    • Private Tabs
    • Tab Stacking
  • Awesome Screenshothttp://www.awsomescreenshot.com )
    • Currently available for Safari and Google Chrome browsers. “Awesome Screenshot” is a free downloadable plug-in that allows you to create images from web pages. It has tools for cropping and annotating the images within the browser. No external utility like Photoshop or Gimp are needed.Currently available for Safari and Google Chrome browsers. “ Awesome Screenshot” is a free downloadable plug-in that allows you to create images from web pages. It has tools for cropping and annotating the images within the browser. No external utility like Photoshop or Gimp are needed.

  • KeepVid ( http://http://www.keepvid.com/ )
    • Video Capture utility that allows you to easily save an online video to your local computer. All you need is the URL of the video and “KeepVid” will ask you where you want to save the movie and how you want to compress it. Video Capture utility that allows you to easily save an online video to your local computer.

  • TED talks ( http://www.ted.com )

      Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED hosts 2 conferences every year of Ideas Worth Spreading. TED takes the best live talks and performances from the event and put them online. The allowed time for eachpresentation is 18 min or less so it’s not much time out of your day. These videos offer some insight into good presentation, design and style. Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED hosts 2 conferences every year of Ideas Worth Spreading. TED takes the best live talks and performances from the event and put them online. The allowed time for each presentation is 18 min or less so it’s not much time out of your day. These videos offer some insight into good presentation, design and style.

  • SecondLife ( http://www.secondlife.com )
    • Virtual world simulation that requires (for now) the installation of special software and for each user to have an account. Fast computers and Internet connections are required. Your users can participate for free, but if they want to add images, own land, purchase items, there are costs involved. Virtual world simulation that requires (for now) the installation of special software and for each user to have an account. Fast computers and Internet connections are required.

      Your users can participate for free, but if they want to add images, own land, purchase items, there are costs involved.

  • Collaborate ( http://www.uwosh.edu/d2lfaq/online-rooms-collaborate )
    • Collaborate is an online web conferencing solution. Set up meeting times with your colleagues or students and collaborate with them using audio, video, whiteboards and screen sharing options.

      • Additional Options:
        • Polling
        • Quizzing
        • Application Sharing
  • Pixlr ( http://www.pixlr.com )
    • Pixlr is an online image editor. Its free and offers a variety of tools to edit your images. It uses layers and It is flash based so youll need to have flash installed.

Archives

Note that the tips are designed to be timely and current for the class they were created for. So the PDF tips might not be up to date now. They are available for your convenience incase you attended a training session and lost your copy.

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