March 14, 2010


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Well...we have been trying to think of a way to use this tool for more than just a greeting tool, but that is all we could come up with. GeoGreeting was created while working on a different Google Maps project. They began to noticed that a number of buildings looked like letters of the alphabet when viewed from above. And let's just say, the rest is history. This neat tool allows the users to send 40 character greeting using buildings located in Googles maps. To see an example[Click Here]to view our greeting ; )

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February 16, 2010

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One of the issues that many face when creating a blog or a wiki is that there is not always an easy way to share files (documents, images, spreadsheets). Recently we added a widget to the chatterbocs site that will allow us to easily share files with our guests. The widget is called Setting up a account is simple and adding the widget to your site is even easier. offers three different accounts or favorite is the free version which offers 1 GB of web-storage
25 MB file size limit. To get your free account [Click Here]


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YouTube is a great resource for educators to find content for their classrooms and parent to find videos for their children, but let's e honest, sometimes the additional content found on the YouTube page may not always be appropriate for small eyes to see...that is where SafeShare comes in. SafeShare is a service that allows you to share those YouTube videos that you need and only those videos that you need. Now, SafeShare is not a filtering service, but a tool that disables linking back to YouTube when clicking on the video that is being watched. Now YouTube does offer filtering within its service, but using SafeShareNot removes distracting and offensive elements around YouTube videos and it also allows you to crop videos before sharing them. Try safeshare today [Click Here]


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So you nee a picture for your website, blog or social network site, but you either don't want ot post a real picture, why not try DoppelMe. DoppelMe allows you to create a unique graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar.
It's free and there are no Flash, ActiveX controls, downloads or toolbars needed - just your browser and a few mouse clicks. That's it!

[Click Here] to make your first avatar.

December 16, 2009

chatterboc's Best YouTube Video for 2009

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Here is our pick for the "Best YouTube Video" for 2009

December 13, 2009

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FlockDraw is a simple realtime collaborative drawing tool that allows users to draw or paint through an online whiteboard. Flockdraw requires no account, simply start by clicking the start drawing button on begin drawing once the whiteboard appears. Flockdraw provides a set of tools to create lines, circles, text, or freehand drawings in any style and in seven colors. Once done, a unique URL is provided for each drawing so users can invite others to join and draw with you in real-time. [Click Here]to visit FlockDraw.


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Wouldn't you love to connect with people with similar tastes and likes? Whether you want to discuss one particular topic or meet people that have a lot in common with you, Simler provides an easy way to connect. [Click Here]

December 1, 2009


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The iPhone and iPod Touch are incredible tools. They have taken the mobile and mobile computing to a new level. One advantage that the tools have over other mobile devices is the amount of applications available for them. This plethora of applications can be a real pain to weed through...that is where Yappler comes in. Yappler allows users to build a custom list of the iPhone and iPod Touch apps they like; then share that list via the social solution of your choice. Yappler also offers a sync tool that helps users discover more cool apps by perusing the lists built by others. Check out this great web tool [Click Here]

November 10, 2009


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The Web is a big place, full of new and interesting things to discover. The problem is finding the good stuff and keeping track of it all. This is where Delicious can help.

Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking. It also means that we can show you the most popular bookmarks being saved right now across many areas of interest. In addition, our search and tagging tools help you keep track of your entire bookmark collection and find tasty new bookmarks from people like you. [Click Here]to begin you page.


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If you are an educator looking for a tool for you or your students to edit images, there are many tools available, but finally there is one that competes with Photoshop's Express. The tool is an online image editor called Pixlr. Just upload your image and begin editing with all of the many options and tools. When finished, simply click on “Save” image, and you are able to save your edited image to your computer. To try it out [Click Here]

November 5, 2009


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Simple is always better...correct? Posterous is a simple way to post anything online using email. Simply e-mail your content to the Posterous site, and they instantly reply with your new site domain. From that point on just e-mail anything that your would like to post to your site and it will instantly appear. It really is that simple. For more information or to create your own site [Click Here]

IP Chicken

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Have you ever wondered or needed to know your IP address? Maybe you didn't even know you computer had an IP address. Every computer is assigned a unique IP to help it communicates over the Internet. This IP is kind of like your house address, it identifies the device and distinguishes it from other computers on the Internet.

With IP Chicken, you will quickly find you IP Address just by going to their site. For more information or to find your IP adress [Click Here]

October 26, 2009

Icons for the Taking

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We recently stumbled across a great site that offers a large selection of high quality icons. The large database contain over 20,000 icons are available in multiple sizes. They are conveniently divided into categories and are available in two formats, png and icon. Now the site is French, so you may need to use the Google translation toolbar. To check out this great site [Click Here]

October 25, 2009

Woopid Video Tutorials

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Have you ever wished you had your own personal trainer when it came to using new software or hardware? Now you can with a FREE video turial service called Woopid. With Woopid you can watch free technology training videos and get help and answers to your computer and gadget questions. They have thousands of video tutorials for PCs, Macs, and tons of different applications. to check it out [Click Here]

October 9, 2009


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Have you ever wished you had that pefect picture for a project? Well now you can with PhotoXpress. is the world’s largest free premier-quality image bank, providing creative professionals a vast and legal image library for both personal and professional use – including Web site design, brochure illustrations, advertisements and editorial illustrations. features more than 350,000 images in 22 categories, with subjects ranging from people in professional settings to international scenic shots. To check out this incredible tool [Click Here]


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No longer does your editing photos need expensive or complicated. With Pixenat, you can edit your photos online without software, This simple and free online photo editing tool is easy enough for the novice photographer to use. Simply go to and follow the three simple steps located on the left side of the page...and that is it!

Let us know what you think!

September 26, 2009


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It is not very often that you will see our entire staff get excited about a web tool, but finally we have complete buy in. Whether you are a runner, cyclist, walkers, and other individuals who want to be and remain healthy and active, MapMyFitness is the tool for you.

The MapMyFitness is great source for community-based fitness content, tools, calculators, and mapping technologies. As a user, you are able to visualize see health and fitness training progress through the use of maps, workout logs, fitness calculators/tools, and user-led community groups.

* community for Runners.

* community for Cyclists.

* community for Walkers.

* community for Hikers.

* community for Triathletes.

* community for Active Users.

To top it all off, MapMyFitness also offers these tools for the iPhone and Blackberry so it can truly be a mobile tool. Check out what's going on in your community today. Click on the image below!

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September 19, 2009


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We have used many online scheduling services and most of them are pretty good. Recently we found a service that is not only good, but also very user friendly. The service is called MeeBee. MeeBee is an online personal assistant that arranges all your meetings with friends. MeeBee uses the applications that you already use (e-mail and calendars)and uses the to schedule meetings and coomunicate the method that the meeting will take place whether it is face-to-face or by video. Check it out [Click Here]

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Here is another Web 2.0 tool that we have been using for a long time. Meebo is a unique Web 2.0 chat tool that can be easily added to any blog, wiki, or web page. The great thing about the Meebo chat tool is that is allows you, the page owner, to chat with visitors that stop by your page. After you have added this tool to your page, all it requires you to do is log on to Meebo, and you will then automatically see any user or users that stop by your page. If you are logged in, the site visitors will see a green light on the Meebo chat tool showing that you are available to chat.

Check out meebo [Click Here]


September 8, 2009


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Wouldn't you love to have your own personal start page or personal portal on any computer you are on? PageFlake does just that and it is so easy to use. Simply create an account and begin adding tabs and modules. You can add everything form favorite links, local weather, RSS feeds, notes, a personal calendar...this list goes on and on. So get start today by [Clicking Here]


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No matter what your profession is, professional relationships and networking are the key to your success. LinkedIn is a powerful professional social network to help you be more effective in your daily work and open doors to opportunities using the professional relationships you already have. Whether you are looking for a new profession or just networking, we think you will find this tool vital and beneficial. Check it out [Click Here]

September 7, 2009


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This tool has been around for a few years but we always like to tell the world about it. The tool is Dropboks. The reason that we love it so much is due to the fact that it is so simple to use.

Have you ever wished you had an easy to access place to store content. You know, something that is web based so the contents can be accessed 24/7, from any location...even your favorite coffee shop. There is a service called DropBoks and their basic 1Gig storage is free. DropBoks is a simple web site, that is so easy to use and setup, it will amaze you. On top of that, your files are encrypted, authenticated, and secure. Currently the service only offers 1 Gig of storage and single user access, but are soon going to roll out upgrade in storage size and the ability to share content with friends. There are also plans to add a drag and drop feature along with multiple file uploads. Check it out [Click Here]


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With the flattening of the world with high speed Internet, the need to collaborate has grown more than ever. Ubidesk is a free tool that allows this collaboration to happen. This is an online collaboration space where you can run team projects with document collaboration, team task management, calendars, files and e-mail communications. Unlike many free workspace tools, Ubidesk allows your team to run multiple projects and the organization or team members for each project separately. Finally, Ubidesk is a secure service so projects are safe and encrypted. Check Ubidesk out today [Click Here]

September 5, 2009


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Finding an affordable video conferencing solution that allows the ability to share a presentation, desktop and whiteboard is finally here. DimDim is an free open-source alternative to to Webex.

Dimdim lets you deliver synchronized presentations with video over the Internet. To top it all off, PowerPoint presentation can be uploaded, as well they offer an interactive whiteboard and the ability to share your desktop. The best part is no software is required and a land-line option is also available. All session can be recorded and achieved so if anyone missed your session, they can get a copy. So check DimDim out [Click Here]

August 30, 2009


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One of the most powerful tools that I use for teaching online course is screen recording or sometimes called screen casts. Screen recording is a digital recording the computer screen. Not only can you capture the video but audio can be captured also, allowing narration to take place. Really good screen recording software can very expensive, but recently I found an online screen recording tool that is free. Since ScreenToaster is online, it works with any platform (Windows Vista, Mac OS and Linux) and also allows the final project to be converted to Flash so they can be shared online. Now, the only problem with ScreenToaster is that it is currently in its Beta you have to register to get an invitation key. to check it out[Click Here]

August 28, 2009


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Do you have a favorite blog you like to read every morning? Hopefully chatterbocs is one of those blogs, but what if I were to tell you about a new service that will make it easier for you to get your daily fix straight from your iPod?

Odiogo is a web application that will easily convert text entries into high-fidelity voice files ready to play in iPods, MP3 players, phones, and laptops. The program extracts articles from sites that have subscribed to the service, then hosts the audio files on their servers. Think of Odiogo as a DVR for blogs. It saves your favorite content which you can rewind, play, and even fast-forward through right from your iPod or computer. The audio quality of these voice files is simply superb. Best of all, Odiogo is Free. To check it out [Click Here]


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KickYouTube is the easiest way of downloading YouTube videos to your computer. Just put kick after youtube on the video url. So for example, if you have the following url:

It would look like this:

And then you will be able to download the video in a variety of formats, which include MP3 for audio only. As an alternative, you can use our handy bookmark, located at the upper right corner of this page. Just drag the star icon into your bookmarks toolbar and you're all set.


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AudioPal is a quick and clean tool that allows you to add your voice to your website. The web widget is customizable and audio can be added qucikly either by phone, text-to-speech-, you computer mic or from an audio file. To check it out [Click Here]


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Tokbox is a free service that lets you talk with your friends over live video. Here's how it works: you sign up and they give you a link. When you want to talk with anyone, just give them the link - they click and you chat.

Tokbox can also be added to your social network profile, blog, or personal webpage. Anyone can come to your page and see a "Push to Talk" button. They click it and connect to you in real time using live video and audio. Check this tool out [Click Here]