Educational Software and the Money Dilemma: Part 2

This is the second installation of my blog on FREE educational software. Hopefully you had a chance to try out the two excellent software packages we discussed in the first blog ( and Flashcardlet)

Today, I want to share two newly designed software apps that I just used in my Resources for Teaching course at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Download them to your lap-top, desk-top, or ipad and let us know what you think of these great apps!

PREZI: Prezi is a web application that allows you to create visual presentations. A great description would be PowerPoint meets mind map. You can: pan and zoom, import media, present online and offline, work together, use a full tool set and story line. It’s for free download and supports both MAC and PC platforms. Check out a great example of a Prezi that could be used to teach a class or to hand in as an assignment:

Download Prezi for FREE at:

For the ipad or iphone:
HISTORY PIN: Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history. Each of these pieces of history finds a home on Historypin, where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of the world. Historypin was developed by the not-for-profit company We Are What We Do, in partnership with Google.

Give one or both of them a try and share your pros and cons of each with us here!

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