2013 AOCC Tech Smackdown Presentation List
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Allway SyncSynchronizes folders and files between computers and other storage devices. www.allaysync.comFreeJim Collins
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ASCA SceneASCA has developed a social networking group for school counselors. Members are able to post files (lesson plans, sample forms and more), connect via message boards, see what's coming up on the ASCA calendar, post blog messages, and much more!schoolcounselor.groupsite.comFreeJim Collins
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Block PostersJust for fun! Create wall-sized posters. Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printedwww.blockposters.comFreeSara Williams
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BloggerA free blog publishing service owned by Google.www.blogger.comFreeJim Collins
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Certificate StreetJust for fun! Printing out award certificates has never been easier! Just download, fill out & print. Also see (http://www.poster-street.com/)http://www.certificatestreet.com/Free (pay options available)Sara Williams
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Cornell Method PDF GeneratorThis form will allow you to create custom notetaking sheets for any or all of your classes. The custom sheets can be blank (Cornell Style), ruled, or graph style. They are output with your name, the name of your class, and the date - that is, if you provide that information.http://www.eleven21.com/notetaker/FreeSarah Kolis
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Countdown TimerA free countdown timer, when a stopwatch just won't work or you would like project it (as seen in this presentation).http://www.online-stopwatch.com/countdown-timer/FreeJim Collins
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Create A GraphEasy to use for counselors or students to create different types of graphs. Ever been frustrated with trying to create a graph in Excel? This could be the tool for you.http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/FreeJosh Packard
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Cue Prompter
Just for fun! A teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed.
http://cueprompter.com/FreeSara Williams
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DiigoDiigo is a great tool to create, share, and annotate bookmarks. Create or join a group and share bookmarks with colleagues, students, and others.https://www.diigo.comFreeMarjorie Shavers
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DoodleSimplifies the process of scheduling events, whether they’re board or team meetings, dinners with friends, reunions, weekend trips, or anything else. (Also see http://www.when2meet.com/)http://www.doodle.com/FreeSara Williams
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DropBoxAll of your files, when and where you need them!www.dropbox.comFreeJim Collins
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DropItToMeSecurely receive files from anyone to your DropBox.http://dropitto.meFreeJim Collins
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EdmodoEdmodo provides educators and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications.http://www.edmodo.com/FreeSara Williams
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Email ExtractorEmail Extractor lite. Extract email addresses from any text with this free utility. Simply copy, paste and start extracting.http://eel.surf7.net.my/FreeSara Williams
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FiverrCool website where you can hire people for $5 to do almost anything. Great if you are trying to create something and need just a bit of technical help or artwork done and do not have the skills yourself.http://www.fiverr.com5 DollarsSara Williams
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GlogsterGlogster is the leading global education platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. Glogster makes GLOGS - online multimedia posters - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more.http://www.glogster.com/FreeJim Collins
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Goo.glGoo.gl is Google's URL shortening tool. When you shorten a link with Goo.gl a QR code is created for it too. To find the QR code, click the "details" link after your shortened URL has been made. The details page also shows you how many times your link has been used. goo.glFreeMarjorie Shavers
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Google Docs/Drive/VoiceGoogle Docs allows you to create Word, Excel, Powerpoints, surveys, and much more online. Google Drive allows you to save anything virtually and access it anywhere. Google Voice gives you a comprehensive telephony system for free!http://docs.google.com http://plus.google.com www.google.com/voice http://drive.google.comFreeJim Collins
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Google KeepAn easy to use place to write down notes. Also allows you the opportunity to leave voice or picture notes. Works on desktop or mobile devices!https://drive.google.com/keep/FreeJosh Packard
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GreenshotThis is a lightweight screenshot software tool for Windows. Very easy to use!http://getgreenshot.org/FreeSara Williams
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Hoot SuiteManage social profiles in one location; schedule posts/tweets, analyze traffichttp://hootsuite.com/Free (up to 5 SM platforms)
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is.gd
bit.ly
tinyurl.com
Create a more user friendly link to give to people. Instead of https://sites.google.com/a/lhsd.k12.oh.us/logan-hocking-middle-school-counseling/middleschooltransition, or something equally long, you could create a URL to go to that same location: http://is.gd/UsPMrohttp://is.gdFreeJim Collins
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Joe's GoalsThis is a simple tool to make tracking goals the easiest part of accomplishing them. Use the simple single page interface to setup daily goals and track them with just a click. The goals and tracking can be shared with teachers, families, etc... http://www.joesgoals.com/Free Marjorie Shavers
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Jog The WebJog The Web lets you present a series of websites without having to worry about typing in the address each time. It lets you interact with each page and make notes about each one. www.jogtheweb.comFreeJosh Packard
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JuxThis is the ultimate place to share your photos, videos, words, and more. It's like blogging in HD!https://jux.com/FreeJim Collins
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Kaywa QR CodeGenerate your own QR Codehttp://qrcode.kaywa.comFree w/o statisticsMarjorie Shavers
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KeepVid
YouTube dowloader
SaveVid
Download and save videos directly from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, Putfile and more. Simply copy and paste.www.keepvid.com www.savevid.com/ youtubedownload.altervista.org/FreeJim Collins
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LastPassLastPass is a password manager and form filler that's intrinsically Web-based, so you can use it from any computer. Your data is fully encrypted and stored securely online. It's awesome!www.lastpass.comFreeJim Collins
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LivebinderYour three ring binder for the web. Collect your resources, organize them neatly and easily. Make an impression!www.livebinders.comJim Collins
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Music OptionsJust for fun! Play music in your office!www.pandora.com, www.iheartradio.com, www.grooveshark.comFree
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My FootpathHelps colleges and other advertisers reach their target audience of people ages 15-45 who are thinking about attending college. Prospective students visit the site for information about degree programs, scholarships and other funding sources, career profiles, job searching, and college admissions.www.myfootpath.comFreeSarah Kolis
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Our StoryStudents can create a personal timeline, invite others to collaborate, share & embed the final product. http://www.ourstory.comFreeMarjorie Shavers
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PinterestLets you organize and share images you find on the web or create yourself. Great for quick visual ideas on education and counseling topics. Good example http://pinterest.com/wcpsscounseling/www.pinterest.comFreeJosh Packard
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PollcodeFree polls, allows you to create and customize your own poll. You can ask a question with up to 30 possible answers. You can then customize your poll with your own colors, font, and settings. When you're finished we'll provide you an HTML code to add to your website, or you can just share your poll via Facebook, Twitter, or more.pollcode.comFreeMarjorie Shavers
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PolleverywhereDownload and save videos directly from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, Putfile and more. Simply copy and paste.www.polleverywhere.com/free for up to 40 respondentsSara Williams
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PreziMake your presentations ZOOM! You can upload any Microsoft Powerpoint presentation or create one from scratch. It zooms, rotates, flips, etc. to make your presentation much more interesting!prezi.comFreeJim Collins
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Producteev A great to-do list that syncs across all of your devices. Complete with deadlines, tags, email reminders, ability to assign tasks to others, etc. A great way to keep track of all of those little things you are asked to do through the day. www.producteev.comFreeSara Williams
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QR Treasure Hunt GeneratorTo use the QR Treasure Hunt Generator type out a series of questions and answers, generate the QR codes using the tool Russel Tarr provides, then print and display the codes around your classroom or school. Click to view a sample QR Treasure Hunt: http://www.classtools.net/QR/teacher.php?fold=123&fname=456http://www.classtools.net/QR/index.phpFreeMarjorie Shavers
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Re.vu An interactive, visual, and dynamic resume. Allows you to also link to your traditional resume.re.vu/Jim Collins
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Remind101A free text or email reminder service for educators. Students and parents can recieve text reminders but can't see your phone number and communication only goes one way. www.remind101.comFree  Josh Packard
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RubiStarCreate exemplary rubrics in a short amount of time (also a "star" family of other tools available)http://rubistar.4teachers.org/FreeSara Williams
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School Tubek-12 video site - content created by students & educators (like YouTube, but for school!)http://www.schooltube.com/FreeSara Williams
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Screencast-O-MaticEver needed a quick easy way to shoot a video of your screen? Screencast-O-Matic lets you create and edit how-to videos that you can post to Youtube or your website.http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/FreeJosh Packard
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ScreenrWeb-based screen recorderhttp://www.screenr.comFreeMarjorie Shavers
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Share My LessonShare My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. www.sharemylesson.comFreeSarah Kolis
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Signup GeniusNo more sign up sheets! Create and organize signups of students, parents, volunteers, room space, etc. online and free.http://www.signupgenius.comFreeSara Williams
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SkypeThe service allows users to communicate with peers by voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged.www.skype.com/FreeJim Collins
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SlideShareOffers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.www.slideshare.netFreeJim Collins
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SocrativeSocrative is a free online student response system. Quick and easy to use, it's a great way to get feedback from a group.www.socrative.comFreeJosh Packard
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Stich ItStich.it is a service that lets you “stich” almost anything together on the Internet. That means that you can quickly and seamlessly create a slideshow-like experience that can include Web pages, video, music, photos and more. All you need are links! (also see www.bundlenut.com)http://stich.it/FreeSara Williams
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StorybirdsThese are short, art-inspired stories you make, share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards.http://storybirds.comFreeJim Collins
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StudyBlueFlash card creation with a twist. You can share your flash cards with others. Great for student study groups. StudyBlue has a website as well as IOS and Android apps.http://www.studyblue.comFreeJosh Packard
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TED EdTED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. An example of a video school counselors might use: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-stage-fright-and-how-to-overcome-it-mikael-chohttp://ed.ted.comFreeMarjorie Shavers
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Tube ChopAllows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it (or make it school appropriate!)http://www.tubechop.com/FreeSara Williams
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TwitterTwitter is a powerhouse for marketing, communication, business, and even education, letting people from around the world work together, share ideas, and gain exposure.www.twitter.comFreeSarah Kolis
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UslideTurns your smartphone into a presentation remote.uslide.netFreeMarjorie Shavers
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VirtualDubCreate a music video with your counseling department/teachers/students. It is amazing how simple it can be to throw something together that will be a major hit!www.virtualdub.orgFreeJim Collins
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VoicethreadVoiceThread allows students to create narrated slide shows & presentations. Upload images, record (or upload) voice comments, and publish the project online. Voicethread is great for group collaboration that allows students to engage in an ongoing discussion based on the images uploaded to the presentation. http://voicethread.comFree Marjorie Shavers
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Wall WisherBlank, interactive "wall" that you can teach with, brainstorm, take notes, and more.http://wallwisher.com/FreeSara Williams
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WeeblyWeebly is a great way to create an awesome website from scratch. All you need to know is how to drag and drop the things you want and a great site appears in no time.www.weebly.com
http://education.weebly.com
Free & Pro PlansJosh Packard
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Wikispaces ClassroomWikispaces Classroom is a social writing platform for education. You can use it as a blog, wiki, or online learning environment.http://www.wikispaces.com/Free for educators and studentsMarjorie Shavers
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WordleWordle is an online tool for creating word clouds from passages of text. The more often a word appears in the text, the larger will be on the cloud. Works great as a way to create interesting title pages for presentations.http://www.wordle.net/FreeJosh Packard
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WufooA great website for collecting form and survey data. Wufoo is easy to use and creates visually appealing forms with lots of options for exporting the results.www.wufoo.comFree for up to 100 entries a monthJosh Packard
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ZamzarFree conversion between document, image, music, video, audio, eBook, compressed and CAD formats. No download or account required. (other options include http://www.mediaconverter.org/ & http://www.online-convert.com/)www.zamzar.comFreeJim Collins
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ZoteroEasy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itselfhttp://www.zotero.org/Free
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OSCA NetworkA networking site for Ohio school counselors similar to ASCA Scene. Connect with other Ohio counselors, post lesson plans and other helpful documents and discuss important issues. ohioschoolcounselor.groupsite.com/Free
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