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Bookmark | Citations | Collaborate | File Transfer | Fundraising | | Make Info. Come to You | PDFs | Polling & Survey Tools | Productivity Tools | Learn More About Productivity


CiteULikeLogo.gif- Search the citations other scholars are bookmarking (from SpringerLink)

DeliciousLogo.jpg- Save your bookmarks (a.k.a. "favorites") online & then access them from any computer
DiigoLogo.jpg- Same as Delicious, but on steroids (allows highlighting and archiving of webpages, social interaction, etc.)




GoogleDocsLogo.gif- Collaborate with colleagues to write conference proposals and prepare PowerPoint presentations

SkypeLogo.png- Hold videoconferences with colleagues from around the world for free

WikispacesLogo.pngWikispaces - Use a wiki to remove writer's block--allows you to make continual changes to your text, to move things around, and to keep a constant outline of the various sections of your writing in view via the navigation bar. If you cut a section, but think you might want to use it later? No problem--just make a "parts pile" page, paste the deleted section in, and find it later. Also removes the "Word crashed and I lost everything" phenomenon. Everything you type is captured in the history (as long as you save frequently), and you can always revert to a previous version of the paper if you change your mind midstream. GREAT for collaborative authoring as well.

ZoteroLogo.jpg- Maintain an annotated, sharable research library with searchable, printable notes and reports

File Transfer

DivShareLogo.png - Free online hosting and file sharing

- Requires download

Pastelink.jpg - Allows you to link a file and send it without registration or software download.

SenduitLogo.gif - Similar to Divshare, but with an expiration time (from 30 minutes to 1 week). Super simple interface. Easy for technophobes.

TransferBigFiles.png - Extremely simple interface. Simply browse for your file, type in the e-mail address of the recipient, and click Send!


DonorsChooseLogo.gif - Propose a classroom project. Donors can donate to your cause.

FirstgivingLogo.gif- Online fundraising . . . quickly create a webpage regarding the cause of your choice, send the link to associates, clients, family, and friends, and track your progress

FundableLogo.gif- Online fundraising: Solicit pledges, people pay via credit card or Paypal, but accounts are not charged until at least $1,000 is raised. Project does not have to be service-oriented

Make Info. Come to You

ConferenceAlertsLogo.gif- Subscribe to alerts about upcoming conferences based on parameters you specify
feedage_logo_50x240.png- Directory of RSS feeds to which you can subscribe

GoogleAlertsLogo.gif- Make information come to you. Set up the alert and it searches the web and delivers updates to you

SmartbriefLogo.jpg - Gathers news from blogs, newspapers, and other media sources on topics of interest to professionals in specific industries. Available as an e-mail digest, RSS feed, etc. ACTFL collaborates with SmartBrief to produce one specific to professionals in world language education. There is also a generic education one.


CrocoDocLogo.png - Upload a document, it turns it into an editable PDF

CutePDFLogo.jpg- Create PDFs for free (download the program, the select print, change the printer to CutePDF, and voila!)

FillAnyPDFLogo.png - Allows you to make any PDF editable and send it electronically

FoxitLogo.gif- "Write" on the PDFs you save. Great for reading and annotating research articles.

PDFEscapeLogo.gif - Free PDF editor that works in your browser

PDF Toolbox: 40 Tools to Rip, Mix, & Burn PDFs (from Mashable)

Polling & Survey Tools

doodleLogo.png - Create a poll, schedule a date, and confirm it with participants
PolldaddyLogo.jpg - Create polls, quizzes, or surveys and collect responses via e-mail, Facebook, iPad, Twitter, or your website

PollEverywhereLogo.jpg - Create polls and collect responses via texting, Twitter, or the web

SurveyMonkeyLogo.jpg - Create quizzes and surveys (up to 10 questions and fewer than 100 respondents for free)

WhenIsGoodLogo.gif - Propose dates and allow people to paint in the times that work best for them

Productivity Tools

EviteLogo.jpg- Design invitations and send them via e-mail. See who has RSVP'd

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Language Tools

doodleLogo.png - Lets you poll large groups of people so you can schedule meetings and events

JingLogo.gif- Free screencasting (requires free download)

MediaConvertLogo.png- - Free file conversion from one format to another

MeetingWizardLogo.jpg- Set up meetings, see a grid of people's availability

MyNoteItLogo.gif - Online notetaking application

OnlineStopwatchLogo.gif - Online Stopwatch - Use this to monitor group wor

PixlrLogo.jpg - An AWESOME extension (available for both Chrome & Firefox) that allows you to grab part or all of a webpage, edit it, and then save it in a variety of image formats

RequallLogo.jpg - Leave yourself a 60-second message. It transcribes it and sends the text and audio file to your e-mail and to your online account

Rubistar.jpg- Edit existing rubrics or create your own

SAPLogo.gif- Great PowerPoint tools for soliciting feedback from your audience (including several that integrate with Twitter)

ScribdLogo.png - Upload documents to share with others

Send Tab URLs Firefox Extension
- Send Tab URLs - Send a list of links from open tabs to yourself or others in an e-mail message with this Firefox extension

SlideshareLogo.gif - Upload ppt presentations to share with others (Example: STARTALK: Developing Teacher Leaders)

SplashupLogo.jpg- Similar to Photoshop, but free & online

TweetDeckLogo.jpg - A great tool for managing your Facebook and Twitter accounts

ViddlerLogo.jpg- Upload up to 500MB of video, then bookmark particular segments within it or allow others to comment on it

WhenIsGoodLogo.gif - Propose dates and allow people to paint in the times that work best for them

YouSendItLogo.gif- Send large files to others using this service

YugmaLogo.gif- Free collaborative meeting software (requires download)

ZamzarLogo.jpg- Download and convert YouTube videos

Learn More About Productivity

Clarifying the Meaning of Productivity

DaveSeah.jpg - Printable CEO Series contains printable tracking sheets to improve productivity

Getting Organized (This link will take you to another wiki)

Managing the Paper Overload (This link will take you to another wiki)

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