e-Learning Stuff Podcast #031: Store it, Tag it, Share it

With David Sugden, Ron Mitchell, Lilian Soon and James Clay.

This is the thirty first e-Learning Stuff Podcast, Store it, Tag it, Share it.

James, David, Ron and Lilian discuss various web tools that can be used to store your stuff; like documents, notes, files. Tools that allow you to tag your stuff and share your stuff. They talk about the tools they use with their stuff and they talk about how these tools can be used for learning. 

Download the podcast in mp3 format: Store it, Tag it, Share it

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.


  • Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer or device you use.
  • Dropbox is a way to store, sync, and, share files online.
  • Etherpad – When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone’s screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.
  • Now that Etherpad is open source, other versions of the service are now available such as iEtherpad
  • Our snow podcast from last week.
  • TinyGrab is a simple yet extremely powerful utility for Mac OS X and Windows. Harnessing the power of pre-existing and new OS screenshot taking capabilities, TinyGrab instantly uploads and allows you to share with a small URL— all in under thirty-seconds.
  • Skitch is a Mac application for  making screen grabs and then annotating them, before uploading them to a web service.
  • Screenr – Instant screencasts for Twitter. Now you can create screencasts for your followers as easily as you tweet. Just click the record button and you’ll have your ready-to-tweet screencast in seconds.
  • Jing
  • Screencast-O-Matic
  • Format Factory
  • iPadio takes any phone call and streams it live on the web, makes phonecasts and phlogs simple and immediate.
  • Veho USB Microscope
  • Delicious

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8 thoughts on “e-Learning Stuff Podcast #031: Store it, Tag it, Share it”

  1. Do you have any advice on developing an institutional policy to the use of tools such as Evernote and Dropbox? We are looking to take advantage far more of these sorts of tools and I’m wondering what the implication would be for example of installing Dropbox on all student PC’s and suggesting students sign up for accounts with them instead of us providing storage (I’ve just signed up with dropbox having heard the podcast and am very impressed so far).

    On the otehr hand, if we wanted to develop an institutional version of Dropbox, can this be achieved with Sharepoint?

    1. Hi Nathan

      UCISA and JISC have a number of case studies and briefing papers to assist institutions considering outsourcing email and data storage services.

      They cover many of the issues that you would need to consider.

      Those are though the issues relating to giving an account to every student.

      If all you do is tell students about the tools and let them make a choice if they use them or not, then you have less issues.

      Ask yourself do you have an institutional policy in relation to the television programmes that learners watch (at home); or the food they eat at home, etc…



  2. How I excited I was to get the last 2 podcasts after a long break, but how disappointed to see that from iTunes, the voice all comes out of the left channel, making them impossible (too uncomfortable) to listen to on headphones.

    I think you’re doing something wrong or iTunes’ RSS is doing something to your recordings.

    1. Hi Darren

      Upon further investigation I found I had flicked a setting in Garageband and this was resulting in the left channel only audio issue.

      I am now re-encoding the podcast recordings affected by this issue.


  3. Hi James

    Ah, OK.

    You’re using a stereo mic?

    As an audio guy myself, Jiggling cables and stuff around sometimes seems to work but sure you’ve already tried that!

    Anyway, hope you get it sorted soon.


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