Original post from July 27, 2010. Updated with links to the sites presented at Tech Day.
Share your favorite Web-based software, Web site or gadget in 2-5 minutes during the Lightning Round at Tech Day, Friday, August 6. We will have the laptop, projector and Internet at the podium ready for you to use, just bring your passwords and such.
We borrowed this idea in 2009 after Library Camp Kansas, the Unconference held at Kansas State University that March. It has since been repeated in various forms, including the IT 20/02: 20 tech tips, tools, sites, or programs in 20 minutes from the Tech Talk in Emporia in June.
On tap so far: picnik, xtranormal, ninite, and 5 iPad programs Heather can’t live without!
NEW IDEAS – Get inspired by one of these 45 Tech Tips in 45 Minutes (.pdf) from KLA!
Let us know if you have one to add, or just come ready for show and tell!
I HOPE that this is a complete list of sites and gadgets shared at Tech Day, please leave a comment on the post if I have forgotten something. (Sharon)
- Screencast-o-matic, Jing! and inserting images into a WordPress blog using a URL – The YouTube Video (Sharon, NEKLS)
- Serials Solution at the Axe Library (Susan, Pittsburg State University)
- xtranormal and the video from Tech Day (Liz, NEKLS)
- iPad show and tell, with apps: bistro cook, cat physics, shazam, Cat in the Hat (Heather, NEKLS)
- Ideas: Use iPad and Library Web site for Roaming Reference (Patti, TSCPL)
- 100 Classic Books on Nintendo DS (an article) (Betty Jean, TSCPL)
- Ninite (Earl, SLK)
- Facebook and the story of Kristy meeting Amy in person at Tech Day (Amy, Effingham)
- Ninite pro, DNS Report at DNSsy.com and 1DL.us for 60 minute disposable email addresses (Thatcher, NEKLS)
- PDF Split and Merge and Xenu’s Link Sleuth (Kelly, Leavenworth)
- Let me Google that for you (Josh, Johnson County)
- Foxit Reader, Adobe alternative for Windows (Janelle, SWKLS)
- Pazera video processing free ware (Heather, TSCPL)
- kido’z.net, compfight.com, dailymile.com and Fit Librarians, Down for everyone or just me? (Heather, NEKLS)
- Mail Chimp (Dan, Silver Lake)
- kideos.com and the kideos iPhone app (Liz, NEKLS)
- picnik.com (Brenda, NEKLS)
- HP Pavilion tx1000 – tablet PC for note taking and art projects (Betty Jean, TSCPL) More about the TSCPL Techie Toybox from David Lee King
- Doodle (Rhonda, SLK)
- WordPress app for iOS (mentioned in passing)