Just found info on this one in FreeTech4 Teachers. Watch Know is a repository of educational videos collected from various places across the internet. There's a search option as well as category browsing. Videos are from sites like National Geographic and YouTube. If your school blocks YouTub,e you'll be able to access videos here.
This looks like a pretty cool little tool. You can create an up to 3 minute screen capture with sound and either send it in twitter or email. Just launched yesterday Screenjelly is created by the people at Screentoaster who I've written about previously. I just tried something quick, and the quality looks good. There are lots of ways you could use this, but for education here are a couple: If you have an online course and one of your students is having trouble with an application. You could have that person create a screenjelly. In minutes you could see the exact problem. If you are writing a blog and want to show your reader a concept, screenjelly might be helpful. Check out this interesting ScreenJelly from Bensykes where he demos photo realism in a desktop resume.
Here's another "real-time" app. How would you like to enhance your blogs with relevant images, links or tags while you write. The minute you start to write a post, Zemanta will switch on. I'm trying it as I write this post. Well I found their logo, so it saved me a bit of time. This might be useful. It's a simple add on in Firefox. Check it out here Zemanta
Follow up- It's about an hour after uploading Zemanta, and I have already uninstalled it. I saw its icon sitting right up there in my browser window, and it suddenly dawned on me that it also would be providing ideas about content when I'm writing email..that is kind of creepy- big brother. There now-- I feel better.
I've been reading about a trend in applications called Real-time. It denotes an application that has a usage right now live. These applications can save time and simplify tasks especially if you are working online collaboratively. With Etherpad you create your own pad and can work with up to 8 people. From their site,"When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate." The upside is there's no sign in; the downside it's out there and anyone could see your work. Of course, if you really want a private network it's $49 per user.
Have you seen all of the educational videos on the YouTube EDU channel? If you haven't, it's worth a look. The channel has hundreds of free video clips colleges and universities. You can search the individual institution, search for a specific speaker, or check out the most viewed. Here's the link http://www.youtube.com/edu