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10 Cool Back-To-School Tech Tools

College students tote a ton of technology when they head off to school. Here are 10 more gadgets and apps worth throwing in the backpack.
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Podio for Students enables users to team up on projects using familiar social metaphors, such as status updates, likes, chat and comments. Podio has launched several major updates this year, adding instant messaging and one-to-one video chat; a redesigned iPhone app; and a faster, more comprehensive Android app. Other student-friendly features include the ability to set up separate workspaces for different study groups, projects, classes and so on; a task manager; and a survey feature. Get more information and sign up for free.

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David F. Carr
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8/20/2013 | 3:10:00 PM
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I had no idea Podio had a free edition for students. Usually, their free accounts are limited to 5 users (plus "guest users"). Does that apply here?
David F. Carr
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8/20/2013 | 3:44:39 PM
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Podio student edition has apparently been around for years, but as far as I can tell instructors who wanted to use it in a course would still be bound by terms that apply to business users.

Announcement from 2011
http://blog.podio.com/2011/11/...
Lorna Garey
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8/20/2013 | 7:08:52 PM
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Never mind back to school, I want some of these for myself ...
Deb Donston-Miller
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8/20/2013 | 10:49:06 PM
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I wish that all of these things had been around when I was in college. I don't want to date myself by naming the IT available to me at the time. (Let's just say I needed corrective ribbon.) How have things changed since you've been in college?

Deb Donston-Miller
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pbyrne
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8/21/2013 | 5:50:09 PM
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It indicates that join.me is free, but their website indicates otherwise. Did I miss something?
Alex Kane Rudansky
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8/21/2013 | 8:53:50 PM
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Podio sounds a lot like Lore.com, a similar platform used for education.
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8/21/2013 | 9:28:21 PM
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My parents sent me to college with an abacus and a quill pen
Deb Donston-Miller
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8/22/2013 | 1:19:52 PM
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According to the vendor, "Basic is free, period. No time limits."

Deb Donston-Miller
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8/23/2013 | 6:25:11 PM
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we use join.me at work frequently. It's awesome. Been using the free "trial" version for years.
WKash
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8/27/2013 | 9:29:29 PM
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I love the idea of the Livescribe pen, but knowing how quickly I lose pens, I think I'd still be better at just taking notes w/ an old fashion keyboard.
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