Category Archives: Tools

Weekly tool, platform and services post.

Soundcloud and DIY music

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Keeping on with our DIY theme, let’s look at site for musicians, sound technicians, and vocal artists of all kinds. What Is It? Soundcloud is a place for anyone who has created any kind of sound to upload that audio … Continue reading

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Ravelry, a DIY knitter’s paradise

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A short but important DIY post this week, LLO readers. This one’s for the fiber artists out there. What Is It? Ravelry is a social network and online community for fiber artists: knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers. Once … Continue reading

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Etsy, a DIY Marketplace

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Let’s take another look at a resource we introduced in our Supporting Small Businesses, Online post. What Is It? Etsy is a crafter’s dream come true, an online craft fair with artists and suppliers from around the world. Everything from … Continue reading

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DIY Month at Learning for Life Online – MAKE Magazine

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For the month of October, we’ll be looking at DIY – “do it yourself” – tools and resources available online. We’ll start with the biggest and best: MAKE Magazine and Instructables. MAKE Magazine MAKE Magazine is one of the best … Continue reading

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Treasure kids’ artwork with Artkive and Art My Kid Made

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For our last bit of visual fun online, let’s look at two apps that take real-world visual art and turn it into a digital treasure. What Is It? Art My Kid Made and Artkive are apps for iPhone or iPad … Continue reading

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Want to be an Online Publisher? – Using paper.li and Scoop.it

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Last week, we looked at Issuu, an online newsstand full of print documents like magazines and reports. This week, let’s take a look at a similar but different idea – creating a magazine or newspaper made up of website and … Continue reading

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Taking Issuu With It

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For the month of September, we’re going to focus on some great visual resources in online life. Let’s start with something familiar: an online newsstand bursting with full-color publications. What Is It? Issuu is site that features thousands of online … Continue reading

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From “To Do” to “It’s Done” – Online task management

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One obvious way to use online tools for school and study is to help keep things organized. What Is It? There are different tools that will keep track of your to do lists for you, but they all have the … Continue reading

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Classrooms Without Walls

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As folks head back to school, let’s spend the rest of August finding ways to study and learn from wherever you are: still on vacation, away in a dorm room, or hanging out at recess. Watching TED talks is fun, … Continue reading

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Facebook Timeline…once more, with feeling!

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Good morning. Over the weekend, many Facebook users were told that as of August 4th, their profile pages would be switching to the new Timeline format. Let’s take a look at Timeline’s features and see how you can prepare for … Continue reading

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