Free Hot Technologies
(these are courtesy of a handout prepared by the tech coordinator at my school!)
~ Jotform.com . . . Website for creating electronic forms. Best of all, data can be collected and imported to Excel. This site allows you to be much more paperless and “green.”
~ Qik.com . . . Website that allows you to share live video. (Teachers, if you assign your class a project that requires them to interview people, they can use their phones to record and then use qik.com to store and playback the interviews for their project almost immediately.)
~ Wolframalpha.com . . . Computational knowledge engine [Example given: 3x + 2, enter your birth date, enter your name, Burger King Whopper, AAPL Stock Look-UP.] Also does data comparison.
~ Xtranormal.com . . . You are able to animate movies by typing text, picking characters and camera angles.
~ Toondoo.com . . . Easily make comic strips about a variety of topics. Cartoon characters are easy to edit and the gallery has a vast amount of pictures and backgrounds to choose from.
~ Glympse.com . . . Geographic location sharing with your smart phone. Useful for parents!!! (New York Times rated it as one of the top 10 must have iPhone applications!)
~ Posterous.com . . . From any email address (Gmail has largest capacity to send attachments), send Posterous PowerPoint attachments, Word docs, music, etc, and it will create a free webpage with all your content.
~ Live.com . . . Can open any version of Word, PowerPoint, etc. Has a sky drive (25 GB free) to save per account and internet TV useful for showing clips.
See my previous free technology site recommendations here: Technology Tools to Try