In the past few weeks, I've had some amazing learning opportunities in fantastic places. In turn, I've collected some fantastic new tools to help me with my learning and writing. Here are my top five:
- Image Coder This site helps you to easily add properly cited Flickr images (just like the toolbox above) to your blog or website. You simply paste the photo link into the coder and it generates HTML which also includes a citation. I used to do all this manually. This saves me SO much time!
- Rebel Mouse This site creates a beautiful aggregation of your writing, tweets, and images. It uses your blog and other social media feeds to create a visually appealing virtual business card to share with folks. My page is HERE.
- Mentor Mob If you are a blogger and you want others to experience your best work in a guided way, try Mentor Mob. Mentor Mob allows you to create a playlist of any series of links with guiding questions. It's a great way to scaffold and sequence digital texts for your readers.
- Popcorn Maker Okay media bloggers, you are going to love this. You can take any uploaded video (YouTube, etc.) and overlay Twitter feeds, text, or images. Remember VH1's Pop Up Video? It's like that ONLY BETTER. And there's no download required to remix your videos!
- Haiku Deck This is a free iPad app that allows you to create stunning slide presentations without much work. You can use your own images or those from Flickr. All the images are crisp and beautiful. When you are done, you can easily share or embed your deck. Here's an example of a deck I made recently.