At the May project meeting, everyone was asked to bring along ONE resource, website or link which they found especially useful, handy or interesting. These were collected and are listed below. Additionally, teams provided a list of the tools and websites used from the mid-project updates and visits.


Link: http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups
What/Why: Balsamiq mockups is a tool that can be used to create mobile wireframe

Link: http://www.vetonline.swin.edu.au/digitalvideo/session1.htm
What/Why: Video Pre-production

Link: http://www.slideshare.net/lynnhug/literature-review-5418440
What/Why: Online Teaching Delivery - a Literature Review

Link: http://www.voki.com
What/Why: Creates Animations

Link: http://voicethread.com (twice)
What/Why: 1) A tool to capture conversations, presentations and documents to allow for an asynchronous group conversation.
What/Why: 2) Great for speaking/listening/commenting on others' comments

Link: http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/the-worlds-largest-repository-of-free-online-learning-tutorials/
What/Why: The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials

Link: http://textaloud.en.softonic.com/
What/Why: Converts text to speech

Link: http://www.mightdeals.com/
What/Why: Mighty Deals - Great deals for developers eg I got 100 images/vectors for $100 from Deposit Photos

Link: http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/
What/Why: The Rapid E-learning Blog - really good tips and tricks on designing for e-learning eg visual designs, powerpoint setups, instructional design/visual design

Link: http://safework.sa.gov.au/show_page.jsp?id=2263
What/Why: SafeWork SA - useful for a range of WHS information and links

Link: https://evernote.com/
What/Why: Evernote - really handy cloud-based service that allows for note-keeping and sharing amongst a team. Free to
download, iOS, Androis, desktop versions, all of which synch up

Link: http://phet.colorado.edu/
What/Why: This site provides interactive science based labs and they also have the flash coding available for free. Some of the labs have already been converted to html 5 format.

Link: http://toolboxes.flexiblelearning.net.au/demosites/series4/424/content_sections/home.htmC
What/Why: CybercentreToolbox has great LLN interactive resources for numeracy, literacy, digital literacy with audio accompaniment - can be used on Moodle or in online webinars

Link: http://icons.mysitemyway.com
What/Why: Royalty Free Icons and clipart stock images (good icon ets for using in an LMS)

Link: http://www.online-convert.com/
What/Why: Converts media files online from one format into another

Link: https://www.open2study.com/
What/Why: Australian MOOC Platform - this was great. I distracted myselfby doing a free course on e-learning (writing for the
web) and got an amazing insight into web writing.

Link: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
What/Why: This is an online writing lab

Link: http://www.qrstuff.com/
What/Why: Make your own quick response codes so that visitors can use their mobile devices to get more information about your product.

Link: http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1033867
What/Why:Google Campaign Builder - (Chrome extension that creates a google short URL and allows you to capture where people are coming from, etc

Link: http://tinyurl.com/
What/Why: Makes your long URL smaller. Great when publishing in newsletters etc. they take up less space.

Link: http://www.augmentedev.com/home.php#home
What/Why: Augmented Reality development site

Link: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/
What/Why: A resource of educational web tools

Link: http://www.brightcookie.com/2012/10/how-to-embed-a-youtube-video-into-moodle/
What/Why: Useful tips on embedding video

Link: http://animoto.com/
What/Why: Good for creating short movies (extra note: Yes, this one is great!! I use it too!)

Link: http://www.xyleme.com/podcasts/archives/7
What/Why: The best communication tool for keeping the young ones engaged and motivated.

Link: http://pingbin.com/2012/12/30-cool-ideas-raspberry-pi-project/
What/Why: This story shows some great projects that can be completed with a $50 computer

Link: http://www.amara.org/en/
What/Why: The easiest way to caption and translate any video

Link: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#conformance-reqs
What/Why: Web content accessibility guide

Link: http://storage.googleapis.com/support-kms-prod/SNP_2799330_en_v1
What/Why: YouTube EDU Playbook guide - Interactive video is the sleeping giant of education:

Link: http://edmodo.com
What/Why: Facebook for students/teachers

Link: http://www.dropbox.com/
What/Why: Because it's an easy way to share, jointly edit and backup files. Go for the paid version and add on a Version restore function for total peace of mind.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Tx3NmRgz8
What/Why: How to upload and publish ibooks author books

Link: http://eportfolios.wikispaces.com/Home
What/Why: Dr Helen Barnett' s study into ePortfolios