BNET (www.bnet.com) is a resource aimed directly at people in mid to high-level management. The site focuses on strategy, operations, insight, and business practices. There is a significant amount of “hands-on” content that includes how-to guides, white papers, webcasts, and an extensive business library. It also includes Web 2.0 features such as blogs, RSS alerts, and other social networking features that allows this website to be utilized as a lead-generation tool.
CNET (www.cnet.com) offers exciting possibilities of how technology can enhance and enrich your life. CNET provides valuable information, free tools, and advice that help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of your technology.
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/) is a free video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. Allows users the opportunity to embed videos into other webpages or powerpoint presentations which is a huge bonus for teaching and learning. [May require some filtering].
TeacherTube (http://www.teachertube.com/) is a free online community for sharing instructional videos. It is a site geared to provide just in time (JIT) professional development with the goal of teachers teaching teachers. It is also a site where teachers can post videos for students to view in order to learn key concepts or skills.
Assign-A-Day (http://assignaday.4teachers.org/index.php) is a free tool which allows instructors to produce calendars to manage classes and assignments designed to enhance teacher and student communication through an online teacher-managed calendar. Teachers create a calendar for each of their classes and add assignments for the students to view.
SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net/) is a free website which allows you to upload and share your own PowerPoint presentations with a broad audience. There are many presentations that can also be downloaded.
Gliffy (http://www.gliffy.com/) is a free tool that makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams, Gliffy users can communicate more clearly, boost innovation, improve decisions, and work more effectively.
Google Desktop Search (http://desktop.google.com/) is a free small downloadable file that you install on your computer. It indexes everything on your computer—including websites you’ve visited and emails you’ve sent or received, if you want it to—so that you can quickly find the item later.
Scribd (http://www.scribd.com/) is a free, web-based, document sharing community and self-publishing platform that enables anyone to easily publish, distribute, share, and discover documents of all kinds. E-books, presentations, essays, academic papers, and newsletters are just a few of the different kinds of documents you can publish and share on Scribd.
Updated Last July 2011
LU Professor Share©. Dr. Ann Marie E. McSwain, RN, DHA, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC