Kwout it!

Trying a new tool that I read about called Kwout. Don’t really know why it’s called that–I think a lot of people in my world would be more likely to try tools if the language didn’t get in the way, but that’s another post…

Via a widget in my Firefox browser, Kwout does this:

http://twitter.com/home

Twitter via kwout

That is a screen capture of a piece of my twitter page this afternoon.

I can capture a screen shot easily and quickly and make it any size I need it to be. This is done with a useful little slider that sizes your kwout so you can see exactly how big it’ll be before you save/upload it–love that. They mashup with Blogger so that it’s wildly easy to post to my blog. Cool thing is that it says the hyperlinks within the graphic above are still hot, although I can’t tell as I type this. They’re not now, but they should be once this goes live. I’ll see how useful it ends up being. Like it at first blush!

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For Melise: Bloglines Question

Melise had a question about whether or not she had successfully subscribed to some RSS feeds through Bloglines. Here’s a screencast that I created with a very cool, free web tool called Jing. Maybe it answers her question. I also told her about the RSS reader that I use at home–it’s called Sage, and it is an add-on to the Firefox browser (which I love).

I couldn’t figure out how to resize my Jing capture, and it was huge. I’ll have to look at their FAQs, but here’s a link to my screencast hopefully answering your questions, Melise! We miss you!

New (to me) Screencasting Tool!

Here’s a screencast that I made to help our web2.0 cohort members who are doing the SLL2.0 course this fall with uploading their avatars to their blogs. Screencast-o-matic is a very easy and free tool that I will use again to create screencasts. I’m thinking of making tutorials for my teachers/students on it. Great for teaching new students how to use our PAC, making booklists on our PACs, etc. On Screencast-o-matic, the videos can remain on their site (of course, it’s blocked at our school), or you can download it, embed it, etc. Very slick.

I have tried repeatedly to upload it to Teacher Tube, but I’m not having any luck. It keeps getting stuck and times out on the upload. So I’m embedding it here, although that’s probably not a long term solution because it’s 4 min long and 42MB. I’m learning though–this is a first effort. Any wisdom out there about using Teacher Tube, making screencasts, etc.?

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