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Free Software for One and All

posted: 4.1.09 by Traci Gardner

PC World unfurled their “101 Undiscovered Freebies: The List” last week. Some of the offerings are old standbys, like, but there are a number of new things on the list that I want to check out. A number of the tools are useful only if you have an iPhone or another tool. Since it’s a PC World list, the tools are Windows primarily, though some of the sites offer Mac options as well.

Consider these ten I found interesting:

  1. 5min, which promotes itself as “Your one-stop shop for instructional videos and DIY projects.” If you’re teaching the how-to genre right now, there’s bound to be something there you can use.
  2. lets you collaboratively edit whatever you’re working on, “by web, email, phone, mobile, and more.” Might be a fun tool for small-group collaboration!
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Indexing Drafts

posted: 1.16.07 by Barclay Barrios

Ask students to look through the index in the handbook. Word processors usually incorporate a tool for creating an index of a document. Have students use the help files of the software to learn how to use this tool. Then have them produce an index of their drafts: What terms do they use the most? And what terms, ideas, or names do they feel are important enough to list in an index?

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Categories: Document Design, Drafting, Revising, Teaching with Technology
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