Connecting dots for digital learning and teaching

Tools for Curation and File Sharing

This mindmap shows all of the current content curation tools and groups them into categories. There are 250.

Dropbox : a 2 GB e-vault tool that allows teachers to drop files in an online folder and sync it with multiple computers, or create collaborative folders to share with other teachers

Bookmark: The Complete Dropbox for Educators (from Tech The Plunge) : through Box’s cloud content management platform, you start from 5GB free individual plan, turn any folder into a public webpage in one click and create widgets to share files on a company web page or blog. With the Box Business edition, get additional security with 256-bit SSL encryption and set passwords and expiration dates for file and folder access. It’s also a project management and collaboration tool for your team.

ShareFile differs from something like Dropbox is that it makes it easier to sync the same files with multiple users and other advanced workflows.For instance, you can set up one-way syncs just for updating files from a master source, as well as two-way syncs to capture updates from all machines. Also, ShareFile maps to your computer’s existing file structure, so you don’t have to place a file in a special folder to make sure it syncs. Once they are synced, the files are accessible via the Web and mobile as well.

3G Vision i-nigma– i-nigma lets users create Quick Response barcodes that will link users to website links, encoded messages, contact information, or text messages. i-nigma also has a QR reader that users can download for their computer, i-pad or mobile device. i-nigma can be used by 400 different devices to read QR barcodes.  (from 2011 ALA Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning)

Microsoft Tag – Create and scan Microsoft Tags from this site. Users can edit tags, create categories, view reports on the usage and statistics of each tag. Similar to QR barcodes, Microsoft created their own tag. Download the reader for mobile devices from this site as well. (from 2011 ALA Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning)


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