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Collaborative Writing and Editing

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Wikispaceshttp://www.wikispaces.com/Wikis are simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together. Starting your wiki at Wikispaces is fast, free, and easy. Compaired to
http://usefulchem.wikispaces.com/http://www.slideshare.net/sarah.wikispaces/wikispaces-teachers-presentationhttp://www.wikispaces.com/message/list/homeWikis allow teachers and students to co-write, co-edit, and co-publish contents. Wikispaces is one of the most popular wikis platform for free.

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Wetpainthttp://www.wetpaint.com/This is a website that everyone can build together. You can upload your own texts, photos, videos, and more! One drawback of the free version is that there will be many text and graphic advertisments on your website, which is powered by Wetpaint http://microbiowiki.wetpaint.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUZIufR-gOIhttp://www.wetpaintcentral.com/Wetpaint allows users to contribute contents, including texts, images, videos, etc. One drawback of the free version is that there will be many text and graphical advertisements on your website created by Wetpaint.

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Blogging/Online Journaling

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Blogspot/Bloggerhttp://www.blogspot.com/Blogspot, also called Blogger, is a free blog publishing tool from Google for easily sharing your thoughts with the world. Blogger makes it simple to post text, photos and videohttp://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/http://www.blogspottutorial.com/http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger?hl=en&utm_source=HC&utm_medium=leftnav&utm_campaign=bloggerBlogspot, or Blogger, is your own billboard to post texts, images, and videos to share with the world. Users can leave comments or follow the blog.

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WordPresshttp://wordpress.org/WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers: a good example of open source. There are about 25 million WordPress-powered sites in the world.http://christopherramey.wordpress.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWYi4_COZMUhttp://wordpress.org/support/Another blog site or online publishing site with appealing interface.

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Video Making

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Jinghttp://www.jingproject.com/This is a great free tool to capture and record images and videos for your websites, conversations, and anywhere else.http://video.techsmith.com/jing/2.1/overview/default.htmlhttp://video.techsmith.com/jing/2.1/overview/default.htmlhttp://help.jingproject.com/Jing is a good software to capture motions on your computer screen. Perfect for demonstrating procedures with voice recording. It generates .swf files for you to publish online or to save on local drive.

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Windows Movie Makerhttp://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-makerBy using Windows Movie Maker, you can edit video clips and add special effects. It used to be in every version of Windows. However, it's not in Windows 7. But you can still download it at http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-makerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHyV3J1QL8U&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZXK68NS7gUhttp://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/Default.aspxBy using Windows Movie Maker, you can edit video clips and add special effects. It used to be in every version of Windows. However, it's not in Windows 7. But you can still download it at http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker

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iMovie (Mac)http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/Maybe you want to throw together a few video clips. Maybe you have more time and want to fine-tune every edit. Or maybe you just want to flip through clips the way you flip through album covers in iTunes. iMovie lets you do it all — then share it all. iMovie is a software pre-installed in Mac operation system. It's easy and fun.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozEDZl9lcyw&NR=1&feature=fvwphttp://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=141iMovie is a software pre-installed in Mac operating system. With convenient interface, it's easy to cut video clips and add special effects into your video to make it look professional and fun.

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Audio Recording

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Audacityhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. It's very light-weighted, easy to use, and free from advertisements or plug-ins.N/Ahttp://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Tutorialhttp://forum.audacityteam.org/Audacity is a very light-weighted sound recording software. You can easily record your voice and export them into .mp3 files. It's easy to use and free from advertisements or plug-ins.

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Web Conference/live meeting

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Skypehttp://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/homeFree audio and video calls, Instant message functions, conference call with small group. a very handy and nice toolN/Ahttp://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home#videoItem4https://support.skype.com/Free audio and video calls, Instant message functions, conference call with small group. a very handy and nice tool.

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Dimdimhttp://www.dimdim.com/You can host web meetings with up to "20" people. You can also show your computer screen to others and record your meetings.N/Ahttp://onlinehelp.dimdim.com/videos/tutorials_index.htmlhttp://care.dimdim.com/forums

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Vyewhttp://vyew.com/By using Vyew, you can give presentations, host webinars, or conduct team meetings. Leave content available for access over time; Upload, create, and collaborate on content with your team or customers; Create and upload course content for real-time and anytime collaborative learning. The free account only allows 10 users at one time.N/Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXDG8q51vI&feature=player_embeddedhttp://vyew.com/s/help/Vyew is a great web conference software. You can pre-upload your conference materials in formats of doc, ppt, pdf, jpg, etc. You can take screenshots of your computer and share them instantly. You can even add voice comments to the materials or the screenshots. It also has equation editors and other features. However, the free version only allows 10 users at a time to be in the conference

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Talking Avatar

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Vokihttp://www.voki.com/Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages. You can record your own voice or use the convenient "text to voice" function. However, the characters are all cartoon characters. They are cute but maybe a little bit childish in some occasions. <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://vhss-d.oddcast.com/voki_embed_functions.php"></script><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">AC_Voki_Embed(300, 400, 'cc0b6dfda36ed4a5a947421709e5d294', 2602708, 1,'', 0);</script>http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/tutorial-for-voki-2834271http://forums.voki.com/forums/list.pageTalking avatars can welcome, motivate and lead users through your websites or instructions. You can record your own voice or use the convenient ʺtext to voiceʺ function. However, the characters are all cartoon characters. They are cute but maybe a little bit childish in some occasions.

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Social Networking

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Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/The Facebook social network has revolutionised keeping in touch over the internet. Friends and family can now connect with each other in a network of relationships, sending emails, playing trivia quizzes and games, sharing photos and generally having casual day-to-day contact that is often difficult due to geographical distances and busy lifestyleshttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/JERUSALEM-THE-HOLY-CITY-Dr-Robert-Cargills-UCLA-Spr10-ANNEA10W-Course/314909512792http://www.masternewmedia.org/social_networking/social-network-service-content-aggregation/facebook-beginners-guide-online-social-networking-20070626.htmhttp://www.thefacebookforum.net/It's the most popular social network. Almost every student spends some time every day on it. So it's a good way to get connected with them: building interest groups, sending event invitations, and seeing what they are doing.

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Ninghttp://www.ning.com/Ning is the leading online platform for the world’s organizers, activists and influencers to create their own social network. Design a custom social experience in under 30 seconds giving you the power to mobilize, organize and inspire.http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=ningcomhttp://webtrends.about.com/od/ning/ss/create_ning.htmhttp://developer.ning.com/Ning allows you to create your own social network. Perfect for courses you teach: connect all students, old and new, together and to share contents.

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Social Messaging

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/Whether it’s breaking news, a local traffic jam, a deal at your favorite shop or a funny pick-me-up from a friend, Twitter keeps you informed with what matters most to you today and helps you discover what might matter to you most tomorrow.https://twitter.com/academicdavehttp://www.slideshare.net/Griner/the-twitter-tutorialhttp://tweetsocial.com/Twitter can be considered as a blog with one-sentence-long posts. It's the fastest way to keep others (especially your followers) updated about you, your courses, and your research.

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The timely bits of information that spread through Twitter can help you make better choices and decisions and, should you so desire, creates a platform for you to influence what’s being talked about around the world. Search results spread across Twitter and in other ways across the Web so you can discover what’s happening on and off of Twitter.com, wherever you prefer.

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Professional Networking

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Linkedinhttp://www.linkedin.com/Over 70 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. By using Linkedin, you can stay informed about your contacts and industry; Find the people & knowledge you need to achieve your goals; Control your professional identity online.http://www.linkedin.com/in/cksample?PHPSESSID=1f8a2cce8c08baf9e0265bc8aa9eb48ehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzT3JVUGUzMhttp://linkedin.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linkedin.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=cdaacv4kLinkedIn is the most popular social network for working professionals. It's a good place to build up your network with professionals in your field.

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Survey and Quiz

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SurveyMonkeyhttp://www.surveymonkey.com/SurveyMonkey is the most Trusted Survey Tool. You can create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time. SurveyMonkey provides free online questionnaire and survey.http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=J326l6leFkp779hhhTem%2fdhL2Qfg%2bIIv9fO9fQUk9r4%3d&http://help.surveymonkey.com/app/tutorials/categorylist/search/1http://help.surveymonkey.com/app/answers/categorylist/session/L2F2LzEvc2lkLzRTeURwdjRr/search/1SurveyMonkey is a good tool to generate online surveys and quizzes. There are different question types to choose from.

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QuestionProhttp://www.questionpro.com/QuestionPro is very easy to use with its survey template functions. You can also import your survey from Word documents, and promote your survey on Facebook.http://aaww.questionpro.com/http://www.questionpro.com/home/howItWorks.htmlhttp://forum.questionpro.com/QuestionPro has template functions which makes survey generation easier. You can also import survey from Word documents and publish the survey directly to Facebook.

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Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like.http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~reak/quiz1.htmhttp://hotpot.uvic.ca/tutorials6.phphttp://hotpot.uvic.ca/v6_faq.phpHot Potatoes can give users instant feedback once they click on an answer during a quiz. It provides different question types to use.

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File Sharing

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Google Dochttp://docs.google.com/Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you and your students to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time. You can create new documents from scratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. There's no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer.https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AkAcEBnshqUadFdKS1VtR3ZtZU5LamFPT1kzVUVxYkE&hl=en&single=true&gid=0&output=htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEAhttp://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Docs?hl=enGoogle Docs allow users to edit the same document simultaneously. The documents can be exported in the same file formats of Microsoft Office. A good way to collaborate and to share information.

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ThinkFreehttp://www.thinkfree.com/ThinkFree Office is an office suite written in Java that runs on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh platforms. ThinkFree Office has a look and feel similar to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, providing a degree of familiarity to new users.N/Ahttp://event.thinkfree.com/http://forum.thinkfree.com/ThinkFree provides users 1GB storage for free. Users can use either the desktop Office or the online version Office to create documents and then synchronize them so it's available anywhere from any computer, even mobile phones.

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OpenOfficehttp://www.openoffice.org/A multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
N/Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3Ku4MCHHghttp://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/OpenOffice looks and works like Microsoft Office. It contains Text Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, etc. Just like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It may not have so many fancy templates, but it does its work. Its file formats are compatible with Microsoft Office. Above all, it's free!

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Online photo management and sharing

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Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/Flickr is the best way to store, sort, search and share your photos online. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you and your friends and family to tell stories about them.http://www.flickr.com/photos/clementctang/show/with/2588360374/http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9703620-2.htmlhttp://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/Flickr is a web album network in which you can share photos. Its group function is often used by professional or amateur photographers as a forum.

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Picasahttp://picasa.google.com/Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great.
Sharing your best photos with friends and family is as easy as pressing a button!
http://picasaweb.google.com/billy4eggshttp://picasatutorials.com/http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa?hl=en&utm_source=HC&utm_medium=leftnav&utm_campaign=picasaPicasa is a photo managing and editing software. It can detect all images on your local computer and upload them to google web album easily. New versions can also automatically recognize and tag human faces.

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e-Portfolio and Website Creation

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Wix http://www.wix.com/You can use this software to help you create flash websites by dragging and dropping. No programming needed. websites created by this software are also search engine friendly.http://www.phgiordano.it/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs1XSq-qxmAhttp://support.wix.com/index.php/WixpediaThis website provides many appealing flash website templates with animated effects. You can use it to help you create websites with dynamic looking by dragging and dropping. No programming needed.

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Zunalhttp://www.zunal.com/A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. Zunal WebQuest Maker is a web-based software for creating WebQuests in a short time without writing any HTML codes. http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=56931http://zunal.net/index-tutorial1.phphttp://www.zunal.com/index-forums.phpWebQuest is inquiry-based lessons providing learners with information source collected online. Zunal gives educators a platform to organize these information source into lessons.

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Online Presentation

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Slideshow/Slideroll?http://www.slideshare.net/Upload and share your PowerPoint & Keynote presentations, Word & PDF documents and professional videos on SlideShare. Add audio to make a webinar. Capture leads with your presentations. This is also a good tool for making tutorials. http://www.slideshare.net/SLA/elspeth-scott-glow-the-scottish-schools-digital-network?from=ss_embedhttp://www.slideshare.net/tourhttp://help.slideshare.com/forumsSlideShare is an online space providing you space to publish your presentations. Many software tutorials are made by using SlideShare.

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mybrainsharkhttp://my.brainshark.com/Online Presentation Software (Tool) for business communications and elearning. Easily create voice-enhanced presentations with slides, images, video,http://my.brainshark.com/Emotional-Intelligence-749509854http://my.brainshark.com/A-Quick-Tour-of-myBrainshark-445639928http://cco.brainshark.com/Help-Support/knowledgebase-search.aspxmybrainshark allows you to add narration to your online slideshow. It's a great way to record online lessons.

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Concept mapping

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Gliffy http://www.gliffy.com/th Gliffy online diagram software, you can easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.http://www.gliffy.com/examples/flow-charts/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0UgI-FVIKohttp://www.gliffy.com/forums/index.phpGliffy is a good software to create flowcharts and other diagrams.

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MindMeisterhttp://www.mindmeister.com/You can share any of your maps with friends or colleagues and start an online brainstorming session at any time. In collaborative mode both of you can simultaneously work on the same mind map.http://www.mindmeister.com/12213323/best-online-collaboration-tools-2010-robin-good-s-collaborative-maphttp://vimeo.com/7326217http://support.mindmeister.com/forums/52504-mindmeister-forumBy using MindMeister, you can create complicated concept maps. You can also allow multiple users to collaborate by editing a concept map simultaneously.

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Meeting Arrangement

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Doodlehttp://www.doodle.com/Doodle helps scheduling meetings and other appointments. Doodle is simple, quick, free and requires no registration.http://www.doodle.com/BSP7d6w2q57tyiv3http://www.doodle.com/about/helpSchedule.htmlhttp://www.doodle.com/about/help.htmlConventionally, multiple email exchange is needed to coordinate a meeting. This convenient tool allows you to proposal meeting times and ask other participants' response. The result will be shown on one single page. No more emails.

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Meeting Wizardhttp://www.meetingwizard.com/By using Meeting Wizard, you can Send online invitations to plan and schedule meetings and other events. Propose optional dates, manage responses, send automatic reminders and more!
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Social Bookmarking

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delicioushttp://delicious.com/Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to share, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web resources. Keep, share, and discover the best of the Web using Delicious, the world's leading social bookmarking service.
N/Ahttp://www.slideshare.net/adrian.muller/delicious-tutorialhttp://support.delicious.com/forum/We are familiar with bookmarks in web browsers: to remember the websites you may come back to visit. Social bookmarking allows you to store these bookmarks online and to share with others, so they are not limited to only one browser.

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Diigohttp://www.diigo.com/Diigo is a social bookmarking website which allows signed-up users to bookmark and tag web-pages. Additionally, it allows users to highlight any part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or to a whole page. These are special premium accounts provided specifically to K-12 & higher-ed educators. Once your Diigo Educator application is approved, your account will be upgraded to have additional features.N/Ahttp://vimeo.com/12687333http://www.diigo.com/learn_moreDiigo social bookmarking website accepts applications from educators. Once proved, the account will be upgraded with additional educational features.

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Image Manipulation

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GIMPhttp://www.gimp.org/No funds to purchase Adobe Photoshop? GIMP (short for the GNU Image
Manipulation Program) is a free software raster graphics editor with provides Photoshop-like capabilities and offers a broad feature set that has made it popular with amateur artists and open source fans.
http://gimper.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7692http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/http://gimper.net/index.phpNo funds to purchase Adobe Photoshop? GIMP (short for the GNU Image
Manipulation Program) is a free software providing Photoshop-like capabilities and with a variety of features.

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Newsletter and brochure publications

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LetterPophttp://letterpop.com/You can Use LetterPop to create eye-popping newsletters, actionable presentations, irresistible invitations, beautiful product features, sizzling event summaries, informative club updates, lovely picture collages, and a whole lot
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FTP Solution

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FileZillahttp://filezilla-project.org/FileZilla is a free FTP solution. Both a client and a server are available. FileZilla is open source software distributed free of charge.N/Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF_5wQG6O7Uhttp://forum.filezilla-project.org/FTP software can help you transfer files between server and your local computer. FileZilla is a convenient free FTP tool for PC.

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Fetch (Mac)http://fetchsoftworks.com/This is a light-weighted FTP tool for Mac computers to upload and download files from a web server. A License is required but you can obtain one for educational purpose for free!N/Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Letgk8rWAFQhttp://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/supportThis is a light-weighted FTP tool for Mac computers to upload and download files from a web server. A License is required but you can obtain one for educational purpose for free!

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Qualitative Analysis

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Weft QDAhttp://www.pressure.to/qda/Weft QDA is an easy-to-use tool to assist in the analysis of textual data such as interview transcripts, written texts and fieldnotes. It includes a number of fairly standard CAQDAS featuresN/Ahttp://www.pressure.to/qda/doc/http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/weft-qda-usersAlthough not a full blown version of NVivo, which is the most widely used qualitative data analysis tool, the free Weft QDA offers many similar functions to organize and analyze non-numerical or unstructured data. It can import text from .txt and .pdf, and it has text search and marking functions for open and axial coding.

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Group Comments

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VoiceThreadhttp://voicethread.com/http://voicethread.com/#u69633.b85460.i433413http://voicethread.com/http://voicethread.com/about/VoiceThread is a good collaborative platform for users to leave comments about an uploaded document or an image. Users can listen to others' comment and easily add their own. It's just like a round table meeting!

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yuuguuhttp://www.yuuguu.com/N/Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX1DIzJVbZk&feature=relatedhttp://www.yuuguu.com/blog/desktop sharing made easy. no software needs to be download at the audience's side. You can even give control of your keyboard and mouse to your collaborators to make it a very interactive online session.

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Mikogohttp://www.mikogo.com/N/Ahttp://www.mikogo.com/support/video-tutorials/http://www.mikogo.com/support/forum/Desktop sharing software. You can give control to any audience and change their role to presenter. a small client software need to be downloaded. Holds up to 10 participants. Work well on both PC and Mac.

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vseevideo conferencing

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wordleword cloud generator

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statusnetalternative twitter

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nvualternative Dreamweaver

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thunderbirdalternative Outlook

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inkscapealternative illustrater

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weboutsreal people avatar

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Adobe ConnectNow

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Screenrscreencast

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Mindomomind maphttp://www.mindomo.com/view?m=70440ce37efd4d11bb1587068da7ccda

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Prezipresent without slides

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Animotovideo slideshow

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Glogstermultimedia posterhttp://mei08.glogster.com/glog-tulsa-race-riot-project/

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Dipitytime linehttp://www.dipity.com/mei08/Curriculum-History/