Useful Utilities

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is an online polling tool that uses mobile technology (smartphone, iPod Touch, iPad, laptop, etc.) Texting, web, or Twitter, can be used to respond to the poll, providing the instructor with immediate responses that can then be shared with the class.  Check it out at http://www.polleverywhere.com.

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What is Poll Everywhere? A tool used to create real-time polls for class, using mobile devices.

How to use the Windows 7 Snipping Tool

Check out this short description to see the variety of ways to use the tool.  This can be very useful when you want to share all or part of whatever you see on your computer screen.  It can be useful when you have an error or problem with your computer.  Simply snip the error message or other parts of the screen that show an issue and send to the IT people.

If see a website that has something you want to share, you don't have to send the link, just snip the information and send.

Do you have a picture that has some items you don't want?  Snip them out!

With the "freeform" option, you can do decorative snipping as well.  Snipping boring pictures with the freeform tool can give the picture a new look.

Get creative and try it out.

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The Snipping Tool in Windows 7 can be fun and useful to use.

Jing Screencasting and Image Capture

Jing is FREE screencasting and image capture software. You can record the activity on your screen. You can use it to create quick demonstrations and tutorials. You are limited to five minutes and there are limited editing capabilities. You can instantly share your Jing video on Screencast.com, twitter, and facebook. You can download Jing here:  http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html.

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Jing is FREE screencasting and image capture software. You can record the activity on your screen.
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