Voxer http://www.voxer.com/ Voxer makes it simple for friends, family and colleagues to talk from anywhere in the world, whenever it’s convenient.
Communicate in the fastest, and most efficient manner there is - instant voice.
You can hear messages as people speak, or listen later if you are unavailable.
Alongside voice, send text, photos and share your location.
Broadcast messages to up to 500 individuals or team contacts.
Use your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 8 or desktop to communicate.
Pick a chat to listen and respond to live voice without being in the app.
Hook up your wired or Bluetooth headsets to respond back hands-free.
Turn on loud, repetitive alerts for messages when you’re in noisy environments.
When you are at your desk, listen and respond to your contacts from a desktop.
Talk across countries, wireless carriers, or data networks at no additional charge.
Data is sent through encrypted connections and stored in a secure cloud.
MeetUp http://www.meetup.com/ Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize.
Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
Lucidpress in the classroom https://www.lucidpress.com/pages/education/K12 Use Lucidpress in the classroom to create engaging class materials, supplements, handouts, and more. Enable students to easily collaborate on group projects.
Lucidpress has become an integral part of the classroom in hundreds of schools around the world. Because our Educational accounts can scale to all sizes, it can work for a class of 5 students or an entire school district of 10,000.
With decreasing state education budgets, many schools are looking for cost-effective alternatives to expensive desktop software like InDesign. We are pleased to offer Lucidpress free of charge to public K-12 educators and students. These educational accounts are the equivalent of our Team accounts and come equipped with all the premium features.
Strategies for Student Collaboration [videos] http://bit.ly/1i1pAh9 Strategies for Student Collaboration [videos]
Short videos for you, each designed to offer a strategy you can use immediately to bolster your repertoire of collaborative design. Don't forget that you can find more in-depth examinations of peer-to-peer learning for every grade in our 'Teaching Channel' video library.
FlipGrid http://flipgrid.com/ FlipGrid
Teachers create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms. Give your students a voice.
You can create up to four* grids with a Flipgrid account. Grids can be classes, sections, groups of students, research groups, faculty groups, or any collection of users interested in a common strand of questions. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of questions, and each question can hold an unlimited number of responses.
Questions are short, text-based prompts (think Twitter™) that can include basic formatting (e.g., bold, italic) and links to websites or documents. Unlimited questions per grid. Unlimited response videos per question.
A Handy Visual Guide To Running Effective Meetings http://edudemic.com/2013/03/running-effective-meetings/ A Handy Visual Guide To Running Effective Meetings
Meetings are typically not something I look forward to. In fact, I do whatever I can to avoid them. But sometimes you just have to face the music and have one. So what could I do to make these meetings as effective as possible? What are some handy tips that would make meetings take a bit less time and achieve a bit more?
So whether you’re looking to speed up a staff meeting, make some professional development gatherings more effective, or just hoping to make in-service days more useful, these tips are for you.
They’re nothing world-changing but they are useful to remember and perhaps even print out. You could print out this visual aide and hand it out at the start of your next meeting. You never know, it might actually help!
Vessenger http://www.vessenger.com Vessenger is a group communication tool that combines team status updates with instant messaging ability.
We're working to bring you the app soon, in the meantime try out our screen snapshot app with built in annotation.
Spaaze http://www.spaaze.com Spaaze is an infinite virtual cork board, and you can use it to do almost everything. Allows others to be invited to collaborate on a single board.
Spaaze (pronounced "space") offers it's users so called boards.
Each board is an infinite space which resembles a virtual cork board - hence the default cork background, but other backgrounds are available.
On these boards, items can be put. Currently Spaaze offers 7 different items: Labels, Notes, Bookmarks, Images, Files, Videos and HTML. These items can be edited in place, moved via drag and drop and positioned freely on the board. Therefore it's possible to arrange a bunch of items any way you like, which makes it possible to use it for many different use cases.
To add some structure to the board it's possible to "remember" certain points (around which items have been placed) by creating hotspots
Online Collaboration [UNESCO] http://bit.ly/LInhCO Online Collaboration [UNESCO]
This section provides links to articles about online collaboration. Strategies for organizing online collaboration are outlined, along with relevant pedagogies and useful tools. Links to collaboration projects are provided, along with information on intellectual property rights and the cultural implications of changes in educational systems.
ScreenLeap http://www.screenleap.com/ ScreenLeap
Click the button and start sharing your screen in under 5 seconds.
View from the browser of any PC, tablet, or smartphone. No software download or installation required.
Wiggio http://wiggio.com/ Wiggio.com is a free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups.
On Wiggio, you can share and edit files, manage a group calendar, poll your group, post links, set up conference calls, chat online and send mass text, voice and email messages to your group members. Each group member can define how they want to keep informed of group activity.
ScreenConnect http://www.screenconnect.com/ ScreenConnect is a self-hosted remote support software that can also be used for screen sharing, for a remote desktop, and more.
Collaborating Rubric http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/collaboration+rubric.pdf Collaborating Rubric
This is a rubric for Collaborating. Students are using electronic tools for sharing, editing and uploading materials.
The tools would include products like elluminate. The rubric looks at the appropriate use of the tool to facilitate the discussion. The rubric does not look at the content or understanding specifically.
There are three major areas or aspects of use. These are preparation for the collaboration session, the use of collaboration and communication features.
Free Tools and Resources from Intel http://www.intel.com/education/teachers/ Free Tools and Resources from Intel
Intel offers free, easily integrated tools and teaching resources to support collaborative student-centered learning.
Our online thinking tools provide active learning places where students can engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems. You’ll also find teaching resources such as exemplary lesson plans, assessment strategies, and technology-enriched project ideas for all K–12 subjects.
Developed by educators, these free tools and resources support 21st century learning, with project-based approaches in the classroom.
Crocodoc http://crocodoc.com Sharing and reviewing documents and presentations with others can be quite a pain. crocodoc was built to change that, alleviating the need to email attachments back and forth, print and pass around hard copies, or install expensive collaboration software.
Crocodoc takes your PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations, and lets you view and mark them up online. Documents can be shared with others, who can collaboratively highlight or strikeout text, add notes and comments, and make revisions. All files are stored securely on our servers, and can be password protected and encrypted for maximum security.
Distributed Idea Generation Outperforms Team Brainstorming http://bit.ly/bIULTp Distributed Idea Generation Outperforms Team Brainstorming
"This has significant managerial implications: if the interactive build-up [of team brainstorming] is not leading to better ideas, an organization might be better off relying on asynchronous idea generation by individuals using, for example, web-based idea management systems."
Solvr http://www.a.freshbrain.com/solvr/ Solvr .. a web 2.0 application to help with problem solving .
No login • No download • For free • Together with others in real-time
Could also be thought of as an Interactive Whiteboard Brain storming tool.
SubEthaEdit http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/ SubEthaEdit
SubEthaEdit is a powerful and lean text editor. And it's the only collaborative one that is a joy to use.
By combining the ease of Bonjour with the world's best text collaboration engine, it makes working together not only possible but even fun…
Nota is casual collaboration. http://notaland.com Nota is casual collaboration.
Nota is a unique, cutting-edge collaborative web platform that allows users to create, share and collaborate on presentations and virtually any other form of online material.
Using Nota’s proprietary toolset, users can instantly integrate text, video, maps, clip art, photos from web album or on the local computer, or license-free images from Flickr, and material from an ever-expanding array of sources.
Users can then instantly embed their work in Facebook or blogs, and can share and collaborate with friends.
GradeGuru : Collaborative Note Sharing for College Student http://mashable.com/2009/05/05/gradeguru/ GradeGuru : Collaborative Note Sharing for College Students "The core of GradeGuru is the ability to upload, share, read, and rate class notes. If you have a group of friends in organic chemistry, and you want to compare notes to make sure nothing is missed, GradeGuru is useful. But the website’s real strength is the ability to organize a library of class notes for future students."
Yuuguu http://www.yuuguu.com Yuuguu is a screen sharing and instant messaging service built to make working together simpler.
Improve your online meetings, presentations, remote support and remote team working with Yuuguu.
Yuuguu came about as a solution to help people work together remotely, through any firewall, across different platforms, with as many colleagues as needed, just as if they were sat right next to each other.
But Yuuguu's vision stretches far beyond the world of work. Yuuguu's unique, easy to install features can give anybody the freedom to be together, whether at work or play, even when they’re not.
Download Yuuguu Free or enhance your experience with Yuuguu Plus
CoverItLive http://www.coveritlive.com/ CoverItLive ... live streaming text ... live Blogging ... moderated conversations ... streaming broadcast tool ... Q & A live sessions online.
Whether it's Live Blogging, hosting a weekly Question & Answer session or simply reporting on Breaking News, all readers agree: Live is Better.
BackChannel Tools : List on Shambles http://www.shambles.net/pages/staff/BCtools/ Backchannel Tools ... list on Shambles.
Synchronous collaboration during meetings
Imagine you're giving a presentation where you can read the mind of every person in the room. If you can stay sane, you'll have an amazing ability to adjust to your audience's needs and emotions.
Using Twitter at social media conferences has become a great way to do just that. But Twitter isn't appropriate for every situation.
This is a list of alternatives
Scribblar Collaborative Web-Based Platform http://www.scribblar.com/ Scribblar Collaborative Web-Based Platform
Real-time multi-user whiteboard
Image upload and sharing
Userlist and text chat
Live audio communications
No downloads, no user limits
Create your own free scribblar room now and invite others to join you.
You will be up and running in less than 10 seconds - no registration required!
Yugma http://www.yugma.com/ Yugma ... Share your desktop, collaborate on documents in real-time and run a web conference one-on-one or one-to-many.
With a simple download, Yugma allows anyone to host a meeting, with up to 500 people - effectively and efficiently. Yugma is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux so you don´t have to worry about your guests not being able to join.
Desktop Sharing & Collaboration | Skype Integration | Free Teleconferencing | Presentation Tools | Shared File Space | Session Recording, Playback, and Webcast | Webinars |
Google Sites : One-stop sharing for team information http://sites.google.com/ Google Sites : One-stop sharing for team information
Google Sites, a new offering from Google Apps, makes creating a team site as easy as editing a document. Use Google Sites to centralize all types of information -- from videos to presentations -- and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.
Building a site is as simple as editing a document, and you don't need anyone's help to get started.
Create a single place to bring together all the information your team needs to share, including docs, videos, photos, calendars and attachments.
Invite co-workers, classmates, or your entire organization to edit your site with you to keep it fresh and up-to-date. And let as many or few people view your site as you want.
Ning Group : Creat Your own Social Network http://www.ning.com/ Ning Group : Creat Your own Social Network
Got a group? Create a custom group website with profiles, photos, and events in seconds!
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook is a social utility that connects you with the people around you.
Facebook is made up of lots of separate networks ?things like schools, companies, and regions.
You can use Facebook to:
* Share information with people in your networks.
* See what's going on with your friends.
* Look up people around you.
MySpace : online community http://www.myspace.com/ MySpace is an online community
Create a private community on MySpace and you can share photos, journals and interests with your growing network of mutual friends!
WebHuddle https://www.webhuddle.com/ WebHuddle
Using WebHuddle, you have options?nd flexibility. Meetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprise? existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddle? optional voice over IP. WebHuddle also offers recording capabilities?resentations can easily be recorded for playback over any web browser for those who missed the live meeting.
To create a meeting today, simply click the log in button, create a profile, and follow the instructions for uploading content and conducting your WebHuddle virtual meeting. During the beta period, there is no charge to use the WebHuddle service.
Bebo http://www.bebo.com/ Bebo also allows you to share Photos, Blogs, draw on your own and other members' White Boards, and, oh, a lot of other stuff too.
You will need a valid email address for the college. After registering with Bebo click on the College tab. Choose your Country, then college. After finding your College click on the Join Now button. It is that easy.
Membership and use of Bebo is free.
If you are a student or alumni of a College you can connect into your College to socialize with other members.
TWiki - A Web Based Collaboration Platform : wiki http://www.twiki.org/ TWiki - A Web Based Collaboration Platform : a wiki
Welcome to TWiki, a flexible, powerful, and easy to use Web-based collaboration platform. Use TWiki to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet or on the internet. Web content can be created collaboratively by using just a browser. Developers can create new web applications based on a Plugin API.
Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/consult/collab/cctool.html Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit : Effective teaching with technology matches the teacher's goals
and the learner's characteristics and needs, with tools that enhance understanding.
What factors affect collaboration? | How can I leverage tools for collaboration? | What types of tools and resources are available and how are they being used? | How can I structure collaborative dialogue? | How does information literacy fit into collaboration? |
Tapped In : http://www.tappedin.org Online activities take place within custom virtual buildings within the Tapped In environment. Each organization gets their own building, which typically has 3 floors
- Customized virtual buildings with public, group, and personal rooms
- Tenant-branded membership and log-in pages
Group creation and management
- Guests and member access via standard Web browsers
- Text-based chat and private messaging
- Threaded discussion boards in every room
- Conversation transcripts automatically emailed
- Messages saved for someone who is not logged in
Information sharing and retrieval:
- File and URL storage in personal and group rooms
- Room "sticky notes" for posting welcome messages, agendas, etc.
- Tenant, group, and member directories
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