I attended the technology conference today in Liberty County in Hinesville and wanted to share some of the highlights from the two sessions I attended. In Freeloader’s Guide to Educational Software Daniel Rivera shared wonderful Open Source software available on the web:
Crayon Physics – Crayon Physics is a 2D physics game, in which solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics.
Art Rage 2 – ArtRage, the easy to use, stylish painting package that lets you get painting from the moment you open it up. You can paint with oils, sketch with pencils, sprinkle glitter, and more. You can paint with gold leaf, silver foil, and other metallic colors.
Picasa 3 – Picasa is software that makes it easy to view, organize, edit and share the digital photos on your PC. You can cut, crop, resize, straighten, or touch up your photos with a few clicks.
Celestia – Celestia is a simulation of the entire universe, based on current astronomical information. It includes beautifully rendered planets, moons, and some smaller orbital bodies such as Mir and the International Space Station. You can visit other stars or even travel outside the galaxy.
Geogebra – lets you create constructions with points, vectors, segments, lines, and conical sections as well as functions. You can change them later as well. You can also enter coordinates and equations directly, including variables, of course.
In the second session Web 2.0 Nibblets: Nom, Nom, Nom , we divided into groups and investigated different Web 2.0 technologies:
Drop.io – Simple real-time sharing, collaboration, and presentation.
Use drop.io to privately share your files and collaborate in real time by web, email, phone, mobile, and more. Create each drop in two clicks and share what you want, how you want, with whom you want.
Remember the Milk – Managing tasks is generally not a fun way to spend your time. They created Remember The Milk so that you no longer have to write your to-do lists on sticky notes, whiteboards, random scraps of paper, or the back of your hand.
Glogster – Simply put, Glog is a kind of poster – fully designed by yourself! Glog is a fancy creation from text, images, music and video. No matter if it is colorful, sexy or emo. Your Glog will stand out. It gives you a perfect tool to express yourself.
Prezi – A presentation tool using a map layout and zooming to show contextual relationships
Cacoo – Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts.
Edmodo – Edmodo is an online classroom communications tool for teachers and students to share Notes, Files, links, and assignments.