Virtual Worlds for Insurrection and Revolution in Education

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Functionality : graphics quality; APIs for simulation; interface tools; authoring tools; links to 2D web; chat/voice capabilities; support for multiple instances; ADA issues. This is from a live blog post by Peter Brantly of O'Reilly Radar from a conference hosted by the Hewlett Foundation on Friday. They are discussing options for virtual world platforms for education and standards.

Sprout - A Flash Editor - Let's You Customize Your Own Widget

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The product is a drag-and-drop Flash authoring tool built on Adobe's Flex. That's a widget I just created using Sproutbuilder , a new product form the creators of ChipIn. According to Jason Ricci, Chief Product Officer, Sprout is a concept that grew out of our work at Chipin - and we definitely haven't lost our nonprofit roots.look for more fun functionality geared towards nonprofits in the future.

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Telework Cool Tools: SlideRocket

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SlideRocket also has drag-and-drop authoring tools and customizable presentation templates that allow users to create presentations from any web browser. SlideRocket's free Desktop Presenter tool allows you to download the presentation to your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. If you use presentations for fundraising or outreach, note that SlideRocket keeps track of viewer data and provides analytics tools that let you to see how popular a presentation is.