Traditional Vs.Technological: Explore!

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Software Tools (Italics Opensource or free version)

Note taking - Hand written notes

Brainstorm, Text entry tools and word processing software (see Bloom's & Graphical Organisers)
Mind mapping tools - Inspiration, kidspiration, smartideas, Cmap, Freemind,Thinkingmaps Gliffy - http://www.gliffy.com/ Flowchart - Draw Anywhere - http://www.drawanywhere.com/examples.aspx - Mind mapping - MindMeister - http://www.mindmeister.com Compendium
iPAD- ithoughts-HD, SimpleMindX, Whiteboard HD, iBrainstorm, Noterize
Word processing tools open office, StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word,Abiword, Notepad, one-note, Adobe Buzzword, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com
iPAD iWorks Pages, Notes, Noterize
See Also Diagrams and Flowcharts
Stylus Text entry: Tablet PC's - Windows Journal, Text recognition software on PDA's, iPhones, Touch etc. Graphics tablets, Livescribe pens
Blogging tools - Blogging and Microblogging tool - these are excellent tools for taking notes. http://twitter.com http://www.blogger.com http://edublogs.org


Diagrams and Flowcharts -

Butcher paper diagrams, flowcharts etc
Flowchart, mindmapping software
Flowchart - Gliffy - http://www.gliffy.com/ Draw Anywhere - http://www.drawanywhere.com/examples.aspx -
iPAD - Whiteboard HD, iBrainstorm, Adobe Ideas
Mind mapping - MindMeister - Bubbl.us, Gliffy, CMap Tools, Skrbl, writeboard , inspiration, kidspiration, VUE Visual Understanding Environment, Mind Manager, Freemind, Microsoft Visio, smartideas,
Mind mapping - MindMeister, Compendium
Create a graph - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
Diagram designer (freeware, windows, installed) Creately (online diagram designer)
iPAD - ithoughts-HD, SimpleMindX, Whiteboard HD, iBrainstorm

Formal writing

Word Processing software Desktop publishing software
Online Publishing

Word Processing - StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word, Abiword,, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com, AJAXwrite, Open Office, Notepad, Adobe Buzzword
//**i****PAD**// iWorks Pages
Desktop Publishing - Microsoft Publisher, PagePlus, Adobe pagemaker, scribus Pages, Quark Express

iPAD iWorks Pages
Online Publishing - www.lulu.com/
http://www.mixbooks.com
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize Nota Adobe Buzzword

Drafting process

Word Processing Software
Word Processing - StarOffice writer(review tool), MS Word,(review tool), Abiword, Notepad, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com, AJAXwrite, Open Office,Adobe Buzzword
iPAD iWorks Pages
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize Adobe Buzzword

Formal Communications.

E.g. Letters
Electronic mail and Word processed documents
electronic mail -Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class Discussion Boards - Blackboard/WebCT etc
Word Processing - StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word, Abiword,, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com, AJAXwrite, Open Office,

Notepad, Adobe Buzzword
Presentation Software - Impress, Powerpoint, Google documents - http://doc.google.com Keynote Zoho presenter - http://www.zoho.com Open Office
Voicethread, Slideshare, http://prezi.com
iPAD - iWorks Keynote, Projector, Pages in full screen mode, Remote
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize

Informal Communications

Electronic mail, instant messaging, threaded discussion, Blogging and microblogging
Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class Mobile Me
Instant messaging - Moodle, Outlook, skype, Yahoo messenger, Microsoft messenger, IRC, iChat
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
Blogs - classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines
Microblogging & SMS - twitter Texting and SMS. Wallwisher - http://www.wallwisher.com/ lino it online post it notes

Research

from encyclopaedias etc
Online encyclopaedias
Online encyclopaedias - Britannica on line, wikipedia & wikipedia schools offline DVD, citizendium etc, Living library.. Library Spot: Google Scholar: Fact Monster: ArtLex Art Dictionary:
Dictionaries (See online dictionaries and thesaurus)- Websters online dictionaryDefinr Oxford Dictionary Cambridge Dictionary Dictionary.com Wordnik Ninjawords
iPAD - Dictionary.com

Research

from Newspapers, journals and magazines.
Online newspapers etc
Web Browsers: Internet explorer, safari Opera, Firefox, RSS aggregaters, etc Google Scholar:
Bookmarking tools: Diigo Delicious
iPad - Reuter App, BBC app, TVNZ app, News Pro App

General research

Search engines and directories, web quests
Internet explorer, Opera, Firefox, RSS aggregaters
See Also Online Encyclopedias

Presenting material,

creating posters etc
Presentation software, graphics tools, web publishing
Presentation Software - Impress, Powerpoint, Google documents - http://doc.google.com Keynote Zoho presenter - http://www.zoho.com Open Office
Voicethread, Slideshare, http://prezi.com
iPAD - iWorks Keynote, Projector, Pages in full screen mode, Remote, StoryKit,
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize
Desktop Publishing - Microsoft Publisher, PagePlus, Adobe pagemaker, scribus Pages, Quark Express
Online Publishing - www.lulu.com/
Graphics Tools - Corel draw, Staroffice Draw, Inkscape MS Paint, the GIMP, Tuxpaint, paint.Net, Adobe Photoshop, Photostory 3
Comic/Cartoon Tools
Comic Life - http://plasq.com - http://www.comiker.com/ http://www.comeeko.com/ http://www.pikikids.com/ http://comiqs.com/ http://www.pixton.com/home http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ http://www.hypercomics.com/ http://www.kerpoof.com/ http://stagedproject.com/
iPad - comic touch, comic strip

Watching videos

Digitised resources
Players Microsoft media player, Real player, Quicktime
materials - Clickview Google Video,teacher.TV YouTube, Teachertube,TED.com
iPad - Youtube, VLC Player, Videos

Journals

Process journals, Diaries etc
Blogs, microblogs Video and Podcasts
Blogs - classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines
Microblogging - twitter
iPad - Tweetdeck, Twitter
Video Blogging tools Google Video,teacher.TV YouTube, Teachertube,
Audio Blogging tools - Audacity itunes Podcastalley - Voicethread
iPad - Quickvoice
Journalling tools
Outlook, iCal, Google Calendars
iPad - My Journal, Calendar

Homework

Distributing Homework and assignments
Electronic mail
Posting to conferences, forums, wikis etc

Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class
Wiki - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG , wikispaces wet-paint wikis
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
Blogs - classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines

Microblogging & SMS - twitter Texting and SMS.
Online STorage
Drop Box, iDisk, Mobile Me

Collecting Homework

Drop Boxes
Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
iPad - iDisk, Evernote

Paper based tests

Electronic tests
Electronic testing tools - First class Education, Moodle, Blackboard, ELGG
LAMS, SurveyMonkey, eXe, scorm objects, Hot potatoes Google Forms (part of Google documents)

Voting and surveys

(paper based or show of hands)
Online surveys and Polls
Online Survey and Polling tools - First class Education, Moodle, Blackboard, ELGG LAMS, SurveyMonkey, eXe, scorm objects, Google Forms (part of google documents)
See Also Survey tools associated with Blogs, wikis, and IM tools
Microblogging & SMS - twitter Texting and SMS.

Discussions

Asynchronous & synchronous tools, IM, Chatrooms, Forums, Threaded discussions, wikis
Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class
Wiki - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG , wikispaces wet-paint wikis
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
Blogs - classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines
Social Networking Tools - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, Facebook, MySpace, Friendster Second Life: Class Home Page Builder:Elluminate

Microblogging & SMS - twitter Texting and SMS. (limited)
Audio and Video conferencing - skype, iChat, elluminate, Adobe connect, gChat
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize

Graphical organiser

Brainstorming mindmapping software
Mind mapping - Bubbl.us, Gliffy, CMap Tools, Skrbl, writeboard , inspiration, kidspiration, VUE Visual Understanding Environment, Mind Manager, Freemind, Microsoft Visio, smartideas, Mind mapping - MindMeister, Compendium
iPAD - Whiteboard HD, iBrainstorm, Adobe Ideas
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize

Time management

Personal, project or group Organisation
Calendaring, project and task management softwares
Calendaring - Outlook, outlook express First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG iCal
project managment - Ganttproject, MS Project, openproj
task management task coach, First class, Moodle Outlook

Mathematics

Maths & data processing (paper based, calculator)
Spreadsheet, calculators
Spreadsheet Star Office Calc, Staroffice Math Open Office, MS Excel, Numbers, https://acrobat.com Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com
iPad - Numbers
Calculators - Standard and scientific calculators
Online resources - wikipedia WebMath:
iPad Mathboard
Board Games
RPG and electronic games
Gamemaker, PopFly RPGMaker 2000 The Sims Online

Timelines

Visually respresenting events
Online timeline tools
Preceden - http://www.preceden.com/ xTimeline - http://www.xtimeline.com/ interactive timeline - read write think http://www.timerime.com/ http://www.timetoast.com/
http://timeglider.com/
http://www.dipity.com/

Bibliography

Developing a bibliography
Online Bibliography tools
Online Citation Tools
EasyBib - http://www.easybib.com/ Landmarks Project Son of Citation Machine - http://citationmachine.net/ Zotero - http://zotero.com BibMe - http://www.bibme.org/
Bookmarking Tools
Diigo - http://www.diigo.com Delicious - http://del.icio.us or http://deliocious.com