By Rob Rector
As we learn about new technologies, please be vigilant in hopping aboard just anything. Third-party sites can come and go like the tide.
pixlr.com ( http://pixlr.com/editor/ ): Gives you all the features of Photoshop, but without having to pay $600 for a licensing fee.
cutmp3 ( http://cutmp3.net/): If you wish to cut music for a certain portion, this is a great way to isolate a soundbite.
zamzar ( http://www.zamzar.com/ ): takes videos from Youtube or Vimeo and converts them so that you can embed them without having to worry about links that can often go down.
Screenr ( http://www.screenr.com/): Allows you to caputre all onscreen monitor movement.
Google Hangout: ( http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/): chat with student/faculty/friends through video. Take screen caps, toggle between open screens, chat with up to nine people.
PDFescape ( http://www.pdfescape.com/): Edit and maipulate your PDF docs.
Prezi (http://Prezi.com): Break out of boring PowerPoint presentations. Powerpoints are typically horrible; there are alternatives, but nothing beats a dynamic speaker. If you must, don’t make students buy it. They can do it in Google for free ( https://drive.google.com/templates?type=presentations ).
Share your presentaitons here at Slidesnack ( http://www.slidesnack.com/).