Tech Smackdown

No-cost / Low-cost / Must-have Tech Tool “Smackdown”
September 28, 2010 Holy Innocents


Name

Site, Tool, Resource or Tip

Use/Description
1

Shelley Paul

Mashpedia - http://mashpedia.com

Multimedia real-time encyclopedia.
2

Melinda Holmes

Nooks enhance our library program!
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp

What is a Nook? How do we use it with our library patrons?
3

Kim Mulkey

Magic Pen
http://www.bubblebox.com/game/puzzle/975.htm

Problem Solving and physics for elementary students.
4

Ron Ussery

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2010-race-maps/house/

Interactive Political Scorecard; also email signatures if time permits
5

Kyle Johnson

Xenu’s Link Sleuth:http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html
Cobian Backup:http://www.cobiansoft.com/cobianbackup.htm

Check a website for bad links, re-directs, timeouts, etc...
6

Allisan Mintz

Kerpoof
http://www.kerpoof.com/#/student

Kerpoof is a multimedia website owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company. Lessons plans, teacher and student accounts are available free.
7

Connie White

ReelDirector
Zoozbeat
Free California Textbook initiative
http://about.ck12.org/ca/freetextbooks

Video editing iPhone app works on 3G
Really cool Music recreation studio app
8

Julia Osteen

Storykit -
See a preview -
http://www.techsavvyed.net/?p=826

iPhone/iPod Touch app that allows students to create multimedia stories and share them.
9

Jason Podhorez

VLC Media Player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc.VLC

VLC is probably the most versatile media player around but playing media files is only the beginning of what it can do.
10

Margaret Gunter

Type With Me
http://typewith.me/

Live Text Document Collaboration. Similar to the old EtherPad and easier to get started with than Google Docs.
11

Julie Sway

flashlight app

For Droid - free
12

Nneka Robinson

www.appshopper.com

Catalog of iTunes apps.
13

Cindy Thorne

Eventbrite - http://eventbrite.com

Free ticketing (free events) and tracking for events)
14

Linda McDaniel

Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Free Audio Editor
15

Laura Deisley

Ipad App - http://soundnote.com

Integrated recording of notes, drawings and audio (like livescribe for iPad).
16

Shelley Paul

Ipevo Document Camera: http://www.ipevo.com/

$70 USB plug and play document camera.
17

Dan Paris

stackexchange.com/sites
stackoverflow.com
superuser.com

Free community for IT admins, programmers, and computer users respectively. Ask and answer questions like experts-exchange.com but free.
Also, how to see answers on experts-exchange.com without signing up or paying. It’s legal, but not common knowledge.
18

Lisa Prodigo

http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/net-cetera.aspx
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/12/netcetera.shtm
http://bulkorder.ftc.gov/

Net Cetera Internet Safety materials for parents. FREE from the Federal Trade Commission.
19

Carol Horner

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/

Video Studio - allows for easy YouTube downloading, YouTube to MP3 converter, Video to Flash converter, audio converter
20

Margaret

http://fur.ly/

Combines multiple URLS into one
21

karen Moraes

bootleg elmo


22

Danielle Klaus

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Discovery Education - what's new
23

Robin Daniel

Games for Learning Collaboratory - A Tech Matters - SPSU collaboration


24

Thomas Cooper

CSC Collaborative Research Grant for APCS Teachers
http://csc.javawide.org
http://sites.google.com/site/cscollaborative