Cool Tools


a simple, collaborative flashcard study tool.
Cards may be viewed individually or as a full set. After registering, your own flashcard sets appear on your cardwiki page. You can easily share cards with friends or classmates using links or via the Facebook button. Cardwiki has a thumbs up/thumbs down/thumbs sideway feature that allows students to rate their level of understanding and forces cards they don’t know as well to display more frequently until the thumbs are mostly up.

Cools Tools for Every Occasion


Share your computer screen quickly without installing or downloading software!

Bitty Browser

Bitty Brower allows you to embed one website (or multiple websites) within another website. (Think Television--picture within a picture.) For an example, see the WMHS Educational Technology Page on EdLine. The LA Digital Immigrants page is embedded on the Ed Tech Page.
embeditin.3.JPG is a service that allows you to embed your documents and files in your webpage or blog instead of having to link to them. The files display directly in the browser, no software required. This is a free service that will allow you to embed document, imae or text files. To be specific:
  • Documents: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, wpd, odt, ods, odp
  • Images: png, jpg, gif, tiff, bmp, eps, ai
  • Text: txt, rtf, csv, html


File Conversion

DocumentConverter Express
Document Converter eXpress makes it possible for anyone to instantly convert files to PDF or Image without the need of installing special software. Browse to upload document from your computer. Choose the type of file you want as your end product and click "Convert."

PDF to Word Converter
Free PDF to Word by Nitro PDF Software
Free PDF to Word by Nitro PDF Software

Using PDF-to-Word conversion technology, you can quickly and easily create editable DOC/RTF files, making it a cinch to re-use PDF content in applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, OpenOffice, and WordPerfect. Best of all, it's entirely free!

PDF my URL ****
Convert any website to PDF by pasting the URL into the box. Great site!

OCR Terminal
OCR Terminal is a free online Optical Character Recognition service that allows you to convert scanned images and PDFs into editable and text searchable documents. It accurately preserves formatting and layout of documents. OCR Terminal is a free online Optical Character Recognition service that allows you to convert scanned images and PDFs into editable and text searchable documents. It accurately preserves formatting and layout of documents.

SignUpGenius ****


Create online signup sheets to manage registration, volunteers, etc. Easy, easy app! Site provides email links to list. Does not create embedding code.

Format Factory
Format Factory is a multi-function media converter. This software will convert MovieMaker WMV and PhotoStory WMV files to MP4 files. It will also convert multiple video files to Windows Movie Player files, which insert easily into PPT. The program also has a host of other neat features, such as converting media to 3gp (what works great in mobile phones), and tons of other conversion formats for video/audio, and changing the quality of the video/audio while being converted. This program requires a download. It is free.
Free online file conversion without downloading software. Zamzar is dedicated to helping you transform songs, videos, images and documents into different formats. The program will allow the user to download and convert YouTube videos for use in PowerPoint and other programs. The user may also upload a Word document and convert it to a PDF document.

Any Video Converter
Any Video Converter is a professional video converter which can convert video files from various formats with fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It can convert almost all video formats.

File Storage, Uploads, Instant Publication


Instantly publish content to the web without creating a website or wiki. Simply email documents, PPTs, PDF files, etc. as an attachment to: Account is created along with url. Creates immediate content for download. Not a particularly beautiful site, but it "gets the job done."

Create an account to immediately publish content to the web. Create folders, upload files, etc., for storage or download. Files may be private or shared. This is an excellent and easy way to make materials available on the web.

Printing from the Web

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Ever print a webpage only to find your printout is full of ads, empty space and other "junk" you don't want? PrintWhatYouLike is a free webpage editor that gives you control of how webpages look when printed. This site will remove background printing, change page font and size, and allow you to print only what you need.

Screen Capture Programs

Jing Project
Use Jing to instantly capture a picture of any desktop. Record video or what you do or see on your computer. Screen captures may be saved to computer or embedded in blog, wiki, or website with html generated by Jing. The Jing Project will store video online. Free software download and install required.

Kwout takes an image of a web page so that it can be pasted into a website or blog. It retains the hyperlinks from the site. To use Kwout, right click on the bookmarklet and select "Add to Favorites." A small icon box with a "K" will appear in the lower right-hand corner of your browser. To use Kwout, click the icon to activate the program.

ScreenHunter is a free screen capture program. Users may capture a rectangular area from the active screen. The screen scapture includes the mouse image. Captures may be saved to a file. Program requires a small download.