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Taming Tech Tools for Libraries

Join this webinar to explore a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that you can use to help your library better serve patron needs and to work smarter.

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With so many new tech tools popping up everywhere, we are all working on a wild frontier of possibilities. But how do you know which tools are worth “taming” to help you provide better library services? In this webinar, tech-tamer Kieran Hixon will unpack a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that can help your library better engage with patrons and build digital literacy skills. From completing daily tasks to growing advocacy efforts, these web based tools can help you work smarter.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Presented by: Kieran Hixon, Technology and Digital Initiatives Consultant, Colorado State Library, and Board Member and Web Master, Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Start time: 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific  

Tweet: #wjwebinar and @RuralLibAssoc

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Tools covered in presentation

Animation and movies

Name of Tool/App

URL

Animoto

animoto.com

PowToon

http://www.powtoon.com/

Tellagami

tellagami.com

Voki

www.voki.com/create.php

Go Animate

goanimate.com

bubbl.us

bubbl.us

Audio and Music

Name of Tool/App

URL

Audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Pandora

http://www.pandora.com/

Blip.fm

http://blip.fm/

AudioBoo

https://audioboo.fm

Vocaroo

http://vocaroo.com/

Soundation

http://soundation.com/

Charts, Infographics and Presentations

Name of Tool/App

URL

Charts builder

http://charts.livegap.com/

crappy graphs

crappygraphs.com

Gliffy

www.gliffy.com

Visually

www.visual.ly

Slide Rocket

http://www.sliderocket.com/

Prezi

www.prezi.com

Coding and games

Name of Tool/App

URL

Alice

www.alice.org/index.php

PlayCanvas

https://playcanvas.com/

Scratch

scratch.mit.edu

Digital storytelling

Name of Tool/App

URL

Inanimate Alice/Snappy

http://www.inanimatealice.edu.au/index.html

My StoryMaker

http://www.clpgh.org/kids/storymaker/embed.cfm

Storybird

storybird.com/create

ZooBurst

http://www.zooburst.com/

Museum Box

http://museumbox.e2bn.org/

File conversion and saving

Name of Tool/App

URL

Zamzar

zamzar.com

Audio Online Converter

http://audio.online-convert.com/

Google Drive (Google Docs)

drive.google.com

Save media

http://savemedia.com

Dropbox

www.dropbox.com

Miscellaneous

Name of Tool/App

URL

Timetoast

www.timetoast.com

Wave

http://wave.webaim.org/

If this then that

https://ifttt.com

Bamboo DiRT

http://dirt.projectbamboo.org

Raffle Copter

http://www.rafflecopter.com/

Skype

www.skype.com/en

Padlet

padlet.com

Wolfram Alpha

www.wolframalpha.com

Check My Links

add-on for Chrome browser

Internet Buttons

internetbuttons.org

Doodle

www.doodle.com

Balloon

http://ballloon.com/

Pictures

Name of Tool/App

URL

Cluster

https://cluster.co/

Pixlr

www.pixlr.com

Smilebox

smilebox.com

Pic Monkey

www.picmonkey.com

Big Huge Labs

bighugelabs.com

PhotoPeach

photopeach.com

Project Management

Name of Tool/App

URL

Trello

https://trello.com/

Asana

https://asana.com/

ClockingIT

http://www.clockingit.com/

LeanKit

http://leankit.com/

Agilefant

http://agilefant.com/

Screen Capture and Screencasting

Name of Tool/App

URL

Screencast-o-matic

http://screencast-o-matic.com/

Jing

http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

ScreenSnapr

http://screensnapr.findmysoft.com/

Screenr

https://www.screenr.com/

Surveys and Quizzes

Name of Tool/App

URL

FlipQuiz

http://flipquiz.me/

Survey Monkey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/

Google Forms

http://www.google.com/drive/using-drive/

Three Cents

https://www.threecentsapp.com/

Date

18 September 2014

Time

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Venue

Webinar

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