Monday, December 15, 2008

Video Converters

Motionbox - Main Blog: Top 10 Free Video Rippers, Encoders, & Converters
With so many different video cameras, codecs, formats, and more, Lifehacker's Top 10 list on Free Video Rippers, Encoders, & Converters definitely makes for a good reference if you ever need just the right program to convert a video file into a format that works for you. We usually recommend Any Video Converter for PCs and Roovid Lite for Macs, but you can have some fun checking out the rest and see which one you prefer, depending on what you're trying to do. The best part is that all of these utilities are free, safe, and will work on various operating systems.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

This Has Been Spell Checked

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A Vision of K-12 Students Today

Interesting YouTube Video - I wonder which class I should show this to...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

IM from anywhere


This looks like a way to pull applications together.  IM Convergence!


Microsoft Launches Thumbtack; It's a Google Notebook Competitor
Microsoft Live Labs has just released Thumbtack, a new online notebook service of sorts, allowing you to create different collections where you can store links and content and share it with friends. Microsoft offers a few examples of how you might want to use this: finding a new apartment with your roommate, creating a list of your favorite restaurants, or storing data on different cars if you’re in the market for one.



This looks like a great Web 2.0 app to mash up so many things - I think it is well worth investigating.

"Fair Use" and Copyright

Any and all resources on this topic are welcome

Top News - This fair-use guide offers copyright shelter
Hoping to clear up the confusion over the "fair use" of digital materials in teaching and learning, a panel of university professors has developed a "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education."

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


If only I knew how they made these videos

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Alternative Browsing

Too good to ignore: Six alternative browsers | InfoWorld | News | 2008-12-02 | By Michael DeAgonia, Ryan Faas and Preston Gralla, Computerworld
Too good to ignore: Six alternative browsers
These relatively unknown browsers are good -- and could be better for some users than the ones they're using now

Monday, December 01, 2008

Test Drive Open Source Software

Home - OpenSourceCMS was created with one goal in mind. To give you the opportunity to "try out" some of the best php/mysql based free and open source software systems in the world. You are welcome to be the administrator of any CMS system here, allowing you to decide which system best suits your needs.

Screen Toaster

ScreenToaster - Free online screen recorder : create screencast, tutorials and reviews in few clicks

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    Make screencasts / tutorials / demos / high-scores show-offs...

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    No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.

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    Embed them on blogs/webpages or send them by email.