In the 21st Century, it's important to have a suite of tools that increase your capacity to manage your digital world as well as contribute to it. Pick and choose from the following tools to build your own personal digital infrastructure (PDI).
NEW: Box.net | I GB for free with RSS feeds, now that rocks.
Yousendit | need to send a large file that is too large for email? Use yousendit to deliver files up to 1GB in size. (free)
Breifcase | need to store your files online? Use this free service from Yahoo!
BUILDING ONLINE CURRICULUM
Myprojectpages.com| build six different types of online learning activities. Type and submit Wizard card interface.
PiNet Library | David Warlick
HPRTEC | oldies but goodies
Filamentality | the first, I think
ONLINE PRESENTATION SOFTWARE
NEW: Thumbstacks.com | create your own PowerPoint-like presentation right online. Cool.
BLOGS: in no particular order
NEW: Talkr | podcast your text blog entries, converts your text blog to voice.
AUDIOBLOGS, VIDEOBLOGS AND PODCASTING
Audioblog.com | costs one lunch a month for all this capability.
SeedWiki | couple of wiki pages for free to get to know the technology.
Editme | pay basically 5 bucks a month to get your wiki
pbWiki | peanut butter wiki: make a free, password protected wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich.
SOCIAL BOOKMARK MANAGERS
del.icio.us | collect your bookmarks, organize by tags and share by RSS. That's the new way.
Spurl | same thing, basically. You decide which one you like.
WEB PAGE CLIPPING AND SHARING
Furl | clip Web pages, organize by tags and publish what you clip through an RSS feed into people's aggregators. Cool.
Bloglines | collect your RSS feeds with this online aggregator.
CRITICAL THINKING TOOLS
Visual Ranking (from Intel Teach to the Future): online tool for analyzing and prioritorizing information.
Seeing Reason (from Intel again): Mindful mapping of cause and effect
RSSCalendar | Create your calendar and publish it through an RSS feed. Would be very cool for teachers.
Flickr | the industry standard, in my opinion.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING PLATFORMS
imovieHD | macintosh
COLLABORATION TOOLS | for posting digital content
digitalstories.org | upload student digital stories
Ourmedia | online hosting for everything digital
NEW YackPack | stay in touch with everyone, how cool is this
COPYRIGHT | CHECKING FOR PLAGIARISM | of your published online work
Creative Commons | emerging methodology for licensing online content
Copyscape | see who is stealing your stuff. Tell them to quit it.
eSNIPS: clip, store, and share components of Web pages
Net Snippets: online information manager, clips as well
PDF Online | create PDF documents for free that are emailed to you. Maximum 2 MB in size.