Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vodburner - Free Skype Call Recording

Vodburner is a free service for recording and editing Skype calls. To use Vodburner you need to download and install the free Vodburner software. Vodburner allows you to record any Skype call regardless of duration. When you're finished recording you can edit the call by removing segments and adding transitions. Vodburner recordings can be directly uploaded to YouTube. (Vodburner is a Windows application).

Applications for Education
Skype is a great tool for connecting classrooms to each other and bringing other visitors into your classroom from anywhere in the world. Recording your Skype call allows you to reuse the conversation and information in the call. For some ideas about using Skype in your classroom visit Skype an Author or watch the following video about Silvia Tolisano's Around the World With Skype project.

Around the World with Skype from langwitches on Vimeo.

Page Easy - Quickly and Easily Build Web Pages

Page Easy is a free service for quickly and easily building simple web pages. Page Easy isn't intended be used for creating full-featured websites. Rather it is intended for use by people who need to build a web page to advertise an event, create small displays of information, or need an online contact page. Page Easy pages can contain any combination of text, images, and videos.

Creating a web page with Page Easy is a fairly straight-forward process. To use Page Easy you do have to create an account. Once you've created an account you can create a page. Choose a page name (which becomes part of the url for your page) then fill in the text boxes, video boxes, or image boxes. If you need more boxes, just look for the "more boxes" link below your last box.

Applications for Education
Page Easy could be used by students to create online collages of information they've gathered or created about a topic. Students could also use Page Easy to make a digital portfolio.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Lifeyo - Quick and Easy Website Creation
8 Ways to Build Websites (Not Blogs) for Free
Moogo - Create a Free Website