At the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) 2009, I attended Leslie Fisher’s gadgets session. Leslie Fisher is the Director of Fisher Technologies Incorporated which focuses on web development for the k-12 education sector. In the session she went over gadgets and websites to help you with your personal life and endeavors. She’s a great speaker and I highly recommend you catching her at a conference! Here are my notes from the session:
Websites to help keep you organized or make life easier:
Tripit.com-send travel itineraries from your email account
Yelp.com-online reviews of business all over the country
Jott.com-gives an 800 number that you dial that you can send to email to create a to do list.
Works well with rememberthemilk.com-another free site that allows you to create/edit your To Do List from anywhere
Evernote-web-based application that creates ocr text recognition
Ustream.tv-free account allows you to broadcast a live video feed to anyone
Mozy.com-online backup for mac and pc
iStockphoto.com-anyone can submit a picture, but staff of site will evaluate if it is worthy of putting online…once it is posted, it is royalty free.
Edutecher.net-tons of web 2.0 apps for education
Http://betaserendipity.com make your own flash games
Smugmug.com-upload not limited like in flickr, allows you to sell photos, watermarks, order on t-shirt, etc. can use for sporting events. Search for nonprofit and can have a FREE professional level account
Sling Media-external box that hooks up to your home theater no matter how big or small, then uses a internet connection to broadcast the signal to CPU, phone, etc.
Netflix roku-$99) no monthly fee if you are a netflix member with 2 + DVDs a month, allows you to instantly watch 10,000+ movies on demand
Logitech-Harmony One-all in one remote for up to 15 devices ($249-499.00)
http://ion-audio.com ($134.00) Record player w/usb that allows you to create an MP3 out of your old record!