Saturday, August 22, 2009

Live Binders - Online Binders of Webpages and Images

Live Binders is a neat service that allows you to create online binders of webpages, images, and documents. Live Binders displays your collected content in a tabbed, book-like format. You can create binders for as many topics as you like. Adding content to your Live Binder can be done by manually typing in the url of a webpage, upload files from your computer to your Live Binder, or add content through the Live Binders bookmarklet for Firefox and Internet Explorer. Live Binders has an excellent series of video tutorials to help you get started.

Thanks to Kelly at iLearn Technology for the tip about Live Binders.

Applications for Education
Live Binders could be an excellent tool for students to use to create online booklets of resources they find online combined with content that they've created. Or students could build Live Binders to showcase the work that they've done.

When You Use Creative Commons Licensing...

Sometimes you get great things like this... remixed version of Shift Happens.

The official remix...

The remix available in 22 languages...

So many remixes that you could spend a couple hours watching them on YouTube.

How many educators and administrators have been influenced by the spirit of the Did You Know and the many, many remixes?

Thanks to Chris Brogan for the thought. Most educators probably don't know who he is because he's in the business/ marketing world, but he has some excellent thoughts to share about building connections and communities.

Three Easy Ways to Resize an Image

Most of your better image editing services have image resizing capabilities built-in. But for those times when you can't or don't want to use a full-size image editing tool, simple image resizing tools can be handy. Here are three free and fast image resizing tools.

All three of these tools function almost identically. Upload an image, specify your desired dimensions, download your resized image.

1. Resize Your is the most visually appealing option of the three. The directions are very clear and the advertising is minimal. You can expand or contract your images.

2. Shrink Pictures shrinks images that are in jpeg, gif, and png formats. You can specify the exact dimensions you want your image to be or use the percentage scale.

3. Pic Resize in addition to shrinking your images allows you to apply some special effectst to your images.

There are many similar services out there on the web. If you have a preferred web-based image resizing tool, please leave a comment.