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These are new technologies, Web 2.0 and hardware and other software that we have discovered. Please feel free to add your own discoveries!

LibriVox
LibriVox -Free audiobook versions of public domain titles (i.e. no longer under copyright.) Downloaded files can be played on iPod or other audio player, burned to CD, or played on computer.

Express Scribe
http://www.nch.com.au/scribe/ - Express Scribe is professional audio playback control software designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings. It is installed on the typist's computer and can be controlled using the keyboard (Hot Keys) or foot pedals.

Brainify
http://www.brainify.com/Default.aspx- social bookmarking for higher education

Classroom 2.0
http://www.classroom20.com/- great resources- blogs, videos, etc. on web 2.0 in the classroom

Doodle
http://doodle.com/ for scheduling meetings, etc, instant data from a variety of people
    1. can also survey regarding movies, vacations, pre-assessment, launching point for discussions
    2. very simple interface
Shahi
http://blachan.com/shahi/ is a visual dictionary which links definitions from wikitionary.com with images from Google and Flickr. While it is has some stunning visual representations of vocab words, please not that some of the images on Shahi would not be appropriate for children. This is an important site for teacher monitoring.

Wordle
wordle.net - Wordle is an Internet application for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5&skipauth=true - Google Presentation on Sixteen Interesting Ways* to use Wordle in the Classroom