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Computer Site of the week:
Coggle - A Simple Mind-Mapping Tool Coggle. Coggle is a new, collaborative mind-mapping service that is very easy to use.
To create a Coggle mind map just sign-in with your Google account and click the "+" icon to start your mind map. After entering the main idea of your mind map you can add branches by clicking the "+" icons that appear next to everything you type. To re-arrange elements just click on them and drag them around your screen.
Coggle is a collaborative tool. You can invite others to view and edit your mind maps. You can also just invite others to view by sending them an email through Coggle. All Coggle mind maps can be downloaded as PDFs or PNG image files.
Applications for Education
The problem with some mind-mapping tools is that while robust in features they don't have intuitive interfaces which in turn causes students to struggle with the process and lose the flow of the brainstorming process. In contrast to that Coggle doesn't have a robust set of features, but it does have a very intuitive user interface so that your students can focus on recording your ideas and not struggle with the formatting of their mind maps.
Archive of Past Recommendations:
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VINE free iphone app
Vine is a way to see and share life in motion. Create short looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
GoAnimate is a fun app that lets you make animated videos, for free, in just 10 minutes, without having to draw. You create dialog which can be computer voiced or you can record your own voice.
Podcastomatic.com is a free service that automatically converts your blog posts into podcasts. The service does not require any registration on your part. To turn your blog posts into podcasts through Podcastomatic just enter your blog's URL and press "Go." Podcastomatic will then convert the text of your posts into podcasts. You can listen to the podcasts online, through iTunes, and or download each podcast.
Quick Picture Tools is a free service that offers twelve tools for editing and enhancing your pictures. Some of the things that you can do with Quick Picture Tools include cropping images, combining images, adding text to images, and creating calendar wall paper for your computer. Each of the tools provides the option to resize images and adjust the overall quality of your original image before you use it for a collage, calendar, or mini poster.
Simple Booklet is a great new tool that lets you create online books, brochures, and reports that can be embedded or linked to by its url address. It’s free, you can grab images and videos off the web, and extremely it is simple to use.
ShowMe is a free iPad app for creating whiteboard videos. You can draw and talk at the same time while being recorded. Your videos can be shared and uploaded to YouTube through the app. There is a public gallery of lessons that you can browse and contribute to.
Tackk is a free service that you can use to quickly create simple webpages. Using Tackk you can create a page to announce an important event, to advertise an event, or to show off your best digital works.
To create a Tackk page you do not need to register for an account, but unregistered Tackk pages expire after seven days. If you register for the service your Tackk pages stay up indefinitely.