(Also see Note Taking)

Productivity: Searching, Sharing, Storing, Organizing, Converting, Collaborating, Delivering & Odds & Ends!

How can I use these?

Revised Bloom's Taxonomy:
Analyze - Differentiate, attribute, organize, classify, simplify, investigate, discover, sort, categorize, investigate, compare, debate, examine.


Bit.ly Convert long URLs to short ones.

Blackboard Store, arrange, & present content for students; includes blogging & discussion capability & is endorsed by WCPSS.

Box Use for online file storage (5GB free), sharing, & collaboration.

Bundlr Clip, aggregate, & share web content.

CloudMagic Magically find anything when you need it. Search across your accounts in Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Evernote, & more.

ConvertPDFtoWord Convert PDF files to Word or HTML files.

Creative Commons Share your knowledge & creativity with the world & use the work of others. Great to have students use this to register their online presentations.

Delicious Add, organize, & share links so you never lose what you find on the web.

Diigo Use this research tool to annotate, collect, organize, access, & share highlights, sticky notes, documents, images, notes, & bookmarks. Access them from any computer.

Dropbox Use for virtual storage (2GB free), backup, collaboration, & sharing.

Edmodo Use this course management tool endorsed by WCPSS to keep a calendar, post assignments, begin class discussions, blog, receive assignments, & post grades.

Goo.gl Make URLs shorter with the Google URL shortener.

Google Advanced Search Narrow your search by last update, domain, reading level, file type (i.e. .ppt), usage rights, & more.

Google Blogger Turn the Navigation Bar off by going to Layout > Edit Navbar > Select "off" at bottom.

Google Chrome Click the microphone icon in the search box & speak to search. Also, search the Chrome Web Store to find educational apps such as the Read & Write App for Google Docs Download this free app with text to speech, highlighting, a talking dictionary, a picture dictionary, a vocabulary tool, & various study skills tools.

Google Drive (Google Docs) Create online folders, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, surveys, & quizzes from a selection of templates. Use apps such as conceptboard, graphing calculator, Lucidchart diagram, Sliderocket, WeVideo for Google & more. Collaborate, share, & organize with 5 GB of free cloud-based storage. Use the Google App for Android & iOS to view, edit, & share documents from your phone or tablet. Use Hellosign to add your signature to Google Docs; it is legally binding.

Google Images Drag an image into the image search box to find its source (good tool for citations).

Google Maps Use the view options including traffic, weather, webcams, videos, Wikipedia, & bicycling; click "Experience Maps GL" for 3D photo tours of landmarks & buildings.

Google Reader Gather, read, update, organize, & share relevant blogs, news sites, & other web pages.

Google Search On your search results page, mouse over the title of a site, & double arrows will appear. Click on the double arrows for a preview of the web page.

Google YouTube Log into YouTube with your Google account to create your own channel.

Jumpshare Share your files with online viewing of over 200 file formats.

Padlet (Wallwisher) Build a wall with messages, bookmarks, discussion, brainstorming, notes, lists, videos, events, questions, answers, & feedback.

Pearltrees Collect, organize, & share everything you like on the web.

RefME Scan the barcode to have a citation formatted for that item; more than 6,500 citation and bibliography formats.

Research Topic Generator Investigate topics for research papers & products.

Scribblar Collaborate with a multi-user whiteboard, live audio, images, text-chat, & more.

Slideshare Share your PPTs, documents, PDFs, videos, & webinars & search for content to support your curriculum. Converts files to Flash format.

SugarSync Use for online storage (5GB free) & file & folder sharing.

Tiny URL Create a shortened URL for a website.

TodaysMeet Create a chat room to connect with students in realtime.

Twiddla Collaborative site that allows groups to browse & mark up websites, images, & documents or brainstorm on a blank canvas; has chat option & audio conferencing ability.

Vyew Collaboration tool with roles for four collaborators built in; create white boards & write with different colors, pen widths, shapes, and more.

Wunderlist Make & share to-do lists.

Youconvertit Convert file formats from one to another.

Zamzar Convert file formats from one to another.

Zoho Use as an alternative to Google Drive. Collaborate, share, & store with additional application tools.