Monday, July 19, 2010

Web Resource Recommendations (All Free!)

Last week at the 2010 Apple Distinguised Educator Institute, I attended many workshops and presentations. Today I am passing along a variety of free resources that were highlighted by fellow ADEs.

Appolicious is a highly recommended site for getting the lattest news on Droid and iPhone apps. It has blogs, reviews, "best of" lists, etc. I learned about this one at a workshop given by Mike Amante.

The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words.

Bill Rankin recommended a book which gives tips on slide presentations. Go to A Good Man to get a free copy of Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good People.

Wikimatrix helps you find wikis that match your personal needs. It features customized searches and side by side comparisons of wiki features.

Are you looking to replace your Ning? Edmodo is a secure environment for creating a private social media site. It has a simple interface and extraordinary features. It comes highly recommended from fellow '09 ADE, Robert Miller

Xtranormal is a web-site powered by a web-based application used to create short 3D animated movies from simple text-based movie-scripts. The characters in the movie speak the dialogue in the script, and react to performance triggers—icons that are dropped directly into the script. Quite addictive.

Come back on Thursday for some recommended iPhone and iPad apps.


Screen shot from from an Xtranormal movie

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