Quick Pitch: Thoughtboxes is a simple and stylish way to organize everything you do.
Genius Idea: An elegant twist on online to-do lists.
Mashable’s Take: To-do list applications abound on web and mobile, but Thoughtboxes’ super simple approach will appeal to those looking for a fast and easy way to build lists that are visible a single screen.
Thoughtboxes allows you to organize lists by “trains of thought,” which are essentially topic or project pages. Add boxes to your trains of thoughts, tasks to your boxes and invite friends to chip in with the planning and organization process. You can also manage, move around and color-code boxes, as well as star important tasks.
The free version comes with three trains of thought, but you can upgrade to the paid version for unlimited trains of thought and access to the group features.
htm2pdf is a really useful site, if you want to turn a website, or blog, in to a pdf. This can be useful if you want to show somebody a site in printed format, or want a record of what sections of your blog look like over time.
url2jpg does the same thing, except it turns your URL into a .jpg image. Simple, fast, easy, free.
Thank you again, kbkonnected
WOW! Check out Web2.0 Cool Tools for Schools
Some great links on this site….
What Does it Mean to Integrate Technology Into the Classroom?
What a teaching resource!
An interactive map leads to 10,000 online newspapers, dozens in French, hundreds in Spanish! And all translated with a click….
Newspaper Map…Choose a newspaper from around the globe and have it translated in to the language of your choice.
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What do you think is the best way to deal with the increasing number of under 13s using social networks like Facebook?
Thanks for your question
I’ve co-authored a paper on Internet safety:
Sharples, M., Graber, R., Harrison, C. & Logan, K. (2009) E-Safety and Web2.0 for children aged 11-16. Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning, 25, 70-84.
I also like these rules, which are written in child-friendly language
(from this site: http://www.safekids.com/kids-rules-for-online-safety/)
Kids Rules for Online Safety (for pre-teens)
1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.*
2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.
4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.*
5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.
6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
7. I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
8. I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy*
9. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
10. I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
Being held by my legs and spun round by an older kid when I was about 3 years old. I think he dropped me….