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Calaxy

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The California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) is offering a comprehensive set of tools to support teaching and learning in California classrooms.

Calaxy, this free suite of tools, includes blogging, videoconference scheduling, wikis, an asset management module, as well as a a file sharing system where educators can upload videos, podcasts, images and documents. Thousands of Thinkfinity resources are also available in Calaxy.

Calaxy is an excellent tool to share lesson ideas, upload student learning objects, disseminate best practices, and more! Messaging and social networking functionalities help you connect with other educators in the K12HSN Trusted Community.

Make sure you take advantage of these free resources provided by the K12HSN and the California Department of Education.

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Kizoa

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With Kizoa you can-

  •  Create beautiful slideshows
  •  With music and many effects
  •  Insert them into your blog or website
  •  Burn slideshows to DVD
  •  Edit your pictures easily
  •  Store and organize all your photos online
  •  Share your creations with your loved ones!

Animoto

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Turn your photos and videos into pure amazing.  Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your  hotos, video clips and music. Fast, low-cost and shockingly easy.  Animoto offers a six month full access pass to educators.  

Glogster

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GlogsterEDU is the leading social network for “fun expression”. We empower people with the ability to create “Glogs” – online multi-media posters– with text, photos, videos, graphics, music and more. With 20 million page views per month and counting and millions of registered users, we are not just a fad - we are a revolution. We have a loyal following that your brand needs to be a part of.

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Jing

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Jing is a free streamlined approach to content creation.  It is perfect for adding a quick and simple visual elements to your day-to-day conversations. It lets you:

  • Snap a picture of your screen
  • Record video of onscreen action
  • Share instantly over the web, IM, emai

VoiceThread

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With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holdsimages, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.

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Voxopop is a message-board system that lets you create talk groups with which you can discuss and collaborate by using your voice. Some of you may remember that Voxopop was formerly Chinswing. You can listen to public discussions, though you must join to create your own. You can easily send group invitations and make your discussion private, open, or restricted. You can delete it whenever you want.

WeToku

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WeToku is an interview tool that automatically records the interview to play it back. You can embed it and share it with others.