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Innovation in STEM/STEAM Education: Productivity

This guide was made to promote and share resources, ideas, and information related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) at KU libraries.

Calculators

7 stones : Online scientific and statistical calculator. Hosted

Calcoolate: The coolest calculator on the web. Hosted

Calc Result : Calculator for every formula, with unit conversion and printable calculation history built in. Hosted

eCalc : Both a basic and scientific mode calculator, it includes advanced features like unit conversion, constants and equation solving. Hosted

gCalc : Designed to provide a basic, easy-to-use, well-balanced set of graphing functionality for algebra, pre-calculus, calculus and beyond Hosted

 Screen Calculator (Ambleside School) : Large online calculator. Hosted

Web2.0calc.com : Online calculator. Hosted

Spellcheck Tools

Anytypos.com : Spell checker. Hosted

Spellcheckonline.com : Hosted

Spellify : Online spellchecker. Hosted

SpellJax : Online spellchecker. Hosted

Speed Reading Tools

RapidReader

Speed reading on demand. Free trial, Download

Spreeder

Online speed reading application. Hosted

Personal Calendar Tools

Deadline 

Simplest calendar every made. Hosted

Google Calendar

Online calendar. Hosted

Lightning 

Brings the Sunbird calendar to the popular email client, Mozilla Thunderbird and the SeaMonkey internet application suite. Download

Sunbird 

Cross-platform calendar application, built upon Mozilla Toolkit to provide you with a full-featured and easy to use calendar application that you can use around the world. Download

Alert Tools

Alerts.com 

The information you want when and where you want it. You’re in control. Hosted

Conference Alerts 

Receive free e-mailed updates of conferences matching your interests, available dates and preferred destinations. Click on ‘Subscribe’ to stay up to date with what’s happening in your field. Hosted

Google Alerts 

Email updates of latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Hosted

Notify.Me 

notify.me delivers notifications that interest you in real time. It eliminates the need for you to constantly check on classified listings, blogs or social networking sites. Hosted

Video-Alerts

Video-Alerts is a service that allows you to get an email notification when new videos are uploaded to YouTube, on whatever topic you choose. Be the first to watch! Hosted

Watch that page

Monitor pages for new content. Updates sent by email. Hosted

Yotify 

Track anything that matters to you. Hosted

Read It Latter Tools

InstaPaper

A simple tool to save web pages for reading later. 

Pocket (previously ReadItLater

One reading list everywhere you are. Hosted

I need to read this

One click to save an article to your to-read list. One click to read the next article on your list.

laterloop

Read web pages later on your phone or anywhere. Hosted

Surfulater 

Saves any text or images you find on the web for you to review later. Just select and save. It’s as easy as that. You can even save the contents of emails or any other app! Hosted

Timer Tools

Achieve Planner

Time management software for Windows helps you get organized, increase your productivity, and make better use of your time. Free Trial, Download

Big Time

Countdown timer. Download

Egg Timer Plus

Stopwatch and timer program. Download

RapidReader 

Speed reading on demand. Free trial, Download

RescueTime

Ridiculously easy time management. Hosted

Spreeder

Online speed reading application. Hosted

TickCounter 

countdown, countup, timer, counter and stopwatch tools. Hosted

Accessability Tools

Browsealoud 

Reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Download

iSpeech

onvert text to Speech. Listen to any document, website or blog. Hosted

PowerTalk 

Program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows. Download

ReadtheWords.com 

Upload doc, choose a reader and sit back and listen online or create MP3 podcast. Hosted

TextAloud 

Reads text from email, web pages, reports and more, aloud on your PC. Free Trial, Download

Thunder

Screenreader talking software for blind and visually impaired people. Hosted

Other Useful Tools

Bit.ly 

URL Shortener for tracking clickthroughs. Hosted

ClipClip

When you find something on the web, you can cut out only the most interesting part preserving the look and feel rather than bookmarking bunch of links. Hosted

Google Translate 

Translate from one language to another. Hosted

Plaxo

Your smart, secure and synchronised address book. Hosted

ShortText 

A simple tool to post text online, with minimum fuss. Hosted

Tagxedo 

Create Tag clouds with style. Hosted

Videora 

A free video converter that converts video files, YouTube videos, movies and DVD’s so you can play them on your video playing device. Download

Wordle 

Generate “word clouds” from text you provide; useful to visualise themes, etc, share wordles. Hosted 

Zinkmo

Synchronise bookmarks across computers and browsers. Hosted.