Skype

DESCRIPTION

Skype service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls may be placed to recipients on the traditional telephone networks. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged via adebit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features, including file transfer, and video conferencing. Allows to create circles for your friends,business,scholl groups. Skype has also, app for android or IOS devices (like smartphones, tablet PC’s ).

BENEFITS

  • Allows to free video chat,
  • Allows to free online video conferences.
  • Allows to file transfer.

BEST PRACTICES

  • Everyone (teachers,studends, proffessionals, etc)

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Create a Skype or Microsoft accounts
  • Download application to your tablet pc, phone or pc(free)
  • Stable internet connection.
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Google+

DESCRIPTION

Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus is a social networking and identity service that is owned and operated by Google Inc. Google has described Google+ as a “social layer” that enhances many of its online properties, and that it is not simply a social networking website, but also an authorship tool that associates web-content directly with its owner/author. It is the second-largest social networking site in the world after Facebook. 540 million monthly active users are part of the Identity service site, by interacting socially with Google+’s enhanced properties, like Gmail, +1 button, and YouTube comments.

BENEFITS

  • Allows to create circles for your friends,business,scholl groups.
  • Allows to, make use of all google services with one account (drive, maps, hangout, gmail, goole+,blogger,etc.)
  • You can like other peoples sharings with +1 button s, similar in use to Facebook’s Like button  The amount of +1 s a website has been correlated to higher Google search rankings.
  • Google+ Pages which allows entities which are not individuals (such as organizations, companies, and publications) to set up profiles, or “pages”, for the posting and syndication of posts.
  •  Allows the account holder to share their location with a person, circle or circles With Locations options.

BEST PRACTICES

  • Everyone (teachers,studends, proffessionals, etc)

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Create a google account (free)

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Google Drive

DESCRIPTION

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google, released on April 24, 2012, which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. Google Drive has a client software for easy using and Users could reach their files also trough phone and tablet pc applicattions With client software users could be upload files to Google Drive easy as move files another folder in their computer..

Google Drive users has an advantage of using Google Docs, a free web-based office suite of productivity applications, that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It gives to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.

Google offers all users an initial 15 GB of online storage space, that is shared across three of its most-used services: Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+. Users can upgrade their free 15 GB account through a paid monthly subscription plan to get additional storage.

BENEFITS

  • Easy acces to shared files& Easy file sharing (photos,videos, documents,etc. )
  • Share documents to other users
  • Allows to prepare,share and analyse online surveys
  • Large storage space for starters(15GB).

BEST PRACTICES

  • Everyone (teachers,studends, proffessionals, etc)

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Download application to your tablet pc, phone or pc(free)
  • Create a Google account(free)
  • Stable internet connection for fast synchronice.

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Dropbox

DESCRIPTION

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. Offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software for easy use. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder also are rachable through the web site of dropbox and mobile phone or tablet pc applications. Dropbox user also can be prevent data loss, with back up files to dropbox.

Dropbox gives you 2GB of storage at the beginning and can be upgraded through inviting other people or purchasing additional storage space.

Dropbox can be a great teaching/learning tool. It is a usefull, fast and innovative way to share documents with studends for a teacher or with classmates for a student.

BENEFITS

  • Easy acces to shared files& Easy file sharing (photos,videos, documents,etc. )
  • Easy using. Dropbox on your computer is just like using any other folder on your hard drive except the files you drag into your Dropbox folder automatically sync online and to any other computers or mobile devices linked to your account.It’s like having the same folder on all of your computers and mobile devices at the same time.

BEST PRACTICES

  • Everyone (teachers,studends, proffessionals, etc)

PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING

  • Download application to your tablet pc, phone or pc(free)
  • Create an account(free)
  • Stable internet connection for fast synchronice.

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Clilstore

DESCRIPTION

Clilstore is a service using Wordlink, a WWW based facility which links arbitrary webpages automatically, word by word with online dictionaries. And Wordlink in turn uses Multidict, a multiple dictionary lookup facility which makes use of freely available online dictionaries. Both Wordlink and Multidict were developed as part of the European funded POOLS-T project (2008-2010) and their development is continuing as part of the present TOOLS project.

BENEFITS

  • Content is automatically inter connected with wide range of dictionaries
  • Interactive tool which allows using video resources in language learning

BEST PRACTICES

  • Teachers and parents
  • Language learners

 

PRECONDITIONS – WHEN CREATING

  • Register on Clilstore as a teacher or student

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Go Animate

DESCRIPTION

GoAnimate enables users to create animated films and then publish them on the Internet.

BENEFITS

  • The application offers an friendly and familiar way to pupils and students to express their thoughts

BEST PRACTICES

  • All users

PRECONDITIONS

  • Free users can create films with less options than the paid version of the app

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Google Maps

DESCRIPTION

Google Maps uses the power of the Google search engine to enhance the standard online maps application. Google Maps is the only site surveyed that readily allows users to search by keyword for points of interest, and its mapping service allows users to refine searches interactively. As a bonus, the site uses images from the popular Google Earth application to provide optional satellite views of locations around the globe. This is also the best site for viewing international online maps because it does not require complete address information. Google Maps is the easiest site to search for well-known locations like the Eiffel Tower by name.

BENEFITS

  • Easy to access to everyone, gives information for most locations.

BEST PRACTICES

  • All users

PRECONDITIONS

  • None, but if someone wants to save a map has to create a google account.

 

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