si2012digfootprint.jpgSummer Institutes 2012 Information and Technology Web Resources (PDF)
Bubbl.us
Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. You can create colorful mind maps online, share and work with friends, embed your mind map in your blog or website, email and print your mind map, and save your mind map as an image.
http://bubbl.us/
GoAnimate
This animation tool allows users to build short animated scenes, and then publish them to e-mails of social networking sites. There is a large variety of different themes and characters to choose from.
http://goanimate.com/
Google Documents
Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one place and share your work with others to edit and view online.
http://docs.google.com/
Google Forms
Collect information by creating a form in Google Docs. Your form is embeddable and shareable and will compile all your responses in an easy to use database in Google Documents.
http://www.google.com/google-d-s/forms/
Intel Education Initiative
Organization that offers free tools and resources for educators that support collaborative student-centered learning. Online thinking tools are active learning places where students engage in robust discussions, pursue investigations, analyze complex information, and solve problems.
http://www.intel.com/education/tools/index.htm
LiveBinder
Livebinder is a free media sharing site that allows users to create online notebooks that hold select websites and media from online sources in their complete format; users can interact and navigate within the stored website. There is also a downloadable tab tool that allows them to add new pages to their LiveBinder as they browse online.
http://livebinders.com/
Rescue Timer
Online stopwatch and countdown clock to aid in time management during classes, meetings, etc.
http://www.rescuetime.com/
Stixy
Create tasks, appointments, files, photos, notes, and bookmarks on your Stixyboards.
http://www.stixy.com/
Tagul
Create beautiful looking tag clouds and embed it on your web page that you can hyperlink to websites and resources.
http://tagul.com/
Tagxedo
Turn words, news articles, slogans, phrases into visually stunning word clouds that will be individually sized to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
http://www.tagxedo.com/
Tiny URL
This web tool allows you to create a tiny URL in replacement of a longer URL to a website that will not break in e-mail postings and never expires.
http://tinyurl.com/
Today's Meet
Today's Meet is an online back channel room where you can use a live stream to make comments and ask questions to provide valuable feedback to presenters in order for them to sharpen points and address audience needs. Please use this resource to assist your colleagues and presenters to enhance your learning experience during today's meeting. The room will be monitored regularly and feedback used accordingly.http://todaysmeet.com/
Vimeo
Vimeo is an ad free U.S.-based video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos.http://vimeo.com/
Voki
This website allows user to completely design and customize avators with a variety of different editing features. They can also add voice or text-to-voice speech for their avatar that can be embedded into any website with HTML code.
http://www.voki.com/
Wikispaces
A free wiki host providing community wiki spaces, visual page editing, and discussion areas.
http://www.wikispaces.com/
You Tube
You Tube allows you to view and share originally-created videos. You Tube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe.
http://www.youtube.com/
Xtranormal
Xtranormal lets you create, share and watch stories. Xtranormal helps you create amazing interactive stories with a few clicks and a little imagination. You can instantly be an animator, poet, educator or comic.
http://www.xtranormal.com/
"The digital tools used during this institute have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined during this institute."