General Information about Technology
Open Document Format
Conferencing/Webinar Tools

General Tools and Best Of... Lists
Productivity Tools
Multimedia Overview
Miscellaneous Tools
Education Tools

Creative Commons

General Information about Technology

HTG How-To Geek http://www.howtogeek.com/

Compare cloud storage http://www.cnet.com/news/onedrive-dropbox-google-drive-and-box-which-cloud-storage-service-is-right-for-you/

3 Considerations for Tech in the Classroom [EDUCAUSE] (YouTube 2:23) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVeu0aouXUE ...

Appreciating a Multigenerational Higher Education IT Workforce http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/5/appreciating-a-multigenerational-higher-education-it-workforce

(security) Addressing Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/5/addressing-information-security-and-privacy-in-postsecondary-education-data-systems

Meeker report: what you should know about the rise of visual content https://www.clickz.com/2016/06/10/meeker-report-what-you-should-know-about-the-rise-of-visual-content?

Bored of Google? Here’s 10 other search engines to try https://www.clickz.com/2016/06/22/bored-of-google-heres-10-other-search-engines-to-try

The Internet of Things: Unprecedented Collaboration Required http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/6/the-internet-of-things-unprecedented-collaboration-required

How do you manage all your emails? https://www.clickz.com/2016/06/30/how-do-you-manage-all-your-emails?

Internet Trends 2016 - CODE Conference http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends

Open Document Format

"The OpenDocument format (ODF) is a free, ISO-standardized format for documents (.odt file extension), spreadsheets (.ods), presentations (.odp) [grahics (.odg), formulas/mathematical equations (.odf)] and more. Used widely throughout the world, ODF is supported by a variety of programs, including the free LibreOffice suite and OpenOffice.org" (from What is OpenDocument? http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/opendocument)

Conferencing/Webinar Tools

To host a conference or webinar, you must purchase a license; to participate in one, you usually just need to download a little app to view it.

Blackboard Collaborate

Talking Communities

  • Note: This company has always been committed to providing an accessible web conferencing / webinar tool. They say "Our web conferencing system uses built-in text-to-speech for the visually impaired as well as a vast variety of user settings to control size and color of text and background. We work in almost all areas of disabilities, including captioning for hearing impaired and even voice recognition for those who have difficulty using the mouse or keyboard. While others think of accessibility as an after-thought, we consider it a cornerstone of our organization. we are constantly trying to move "beyond" just being accessible, and become the most "usable" web conferencing and webinar system for all participants, disabled and non-disabled alike. We are always in very close touch with the disabled community who provide us with information and suggestions to consistently out-perform all other conferencing services available."
  • Talking Communities http://talkingcommunities.com/
  • Participating in a Webinar with Talking Communities (one company's instructions) http://www.gwmicro.com/Support/Knowledge_Base/?kbnumber=GWKB2056

BlueJean: Want to test your video connection? http://bluejeans.com/111
Zoom Video Conferencing


(Collaborative whiteboard / MOOC, tutorial creation....)
(app) ShowMe! http://www.showme.com/ (iOS only?) free and premium versions http://www.showme.com/

- Reviwe ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard https://www.graphite.org/app/showme-interactive-whiteboard
(app) Explain Everything: Collaborative Whiteboard (Android, iOS, Chrome, and Windows) http://explaineverything.com/

The free account "Includes access to viewer and collaboration features* of Explain Everything on iPad, Android, Chrome and Windows, and 100MB of storage on Explain Everything Discover."

- Tutorials http://explaineverything.com/support/tutorials/windows/

- Explain Everything iPad app tutorial (YouTube 5:27) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b00ZeszvjP4

Google Search by Charlotte Thornton (GoogleFest South Carolina, June 2016) goo.gl/TyE694

(whitepaper from Campus Technology by GovConnection and Dell) Inspire Learners with Innovative Technology https://campustechnology.com/whitepapers/2016/06/govconnection-dell-inspire-learners-with-innovative-technology-061616.aspx?