Resources

Capture and Share
  • Jinghttp://www.techsmith.com/jing.html Quick screen capture and screen recording, 5 minute limit on recordings and no editing. Screen capture has some markup tools. Can be used as a trouble shooting tool where students submit screen shots or video of their issue.
  • Screencast-o-matichttp://www.screencastomatic.com Screen recording. Free version has 15 minute limit and watermark. Pro license available for our faculty with unlimited recording, editing and no water mark. Includes embedded webcam streaming. Useful for creating how-to videos. Can be used as a trouble shooting tool where students submit video of their issue.
Portfolio/Faculty sites
  • Bloggerhttp://www.blogger.com Can be used to create your own faculty portfolio or class site. Students can use it for portfolios or class projects. Possible to work in teams.
  • Wordpresshttp://www.wordpress.com Same concept as Blogger.
  • Behancehttp://www.behance.net Portfolio site that has a focus on professionals in the visual arts and music industry.
Media
  • Audacityhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net For editing digital audio files. Multiple track editing and many filters. Can be used to provide audio feedback for assignments.
  • Blue Griffon - http://bluegriffon.org For creating and editing web pages.
  • Crazytalk Animatorhttp://www.reallusion.com For creating animated movies. Large clip and character library and multiple output formats.  
  • Direct MIDI to MP3 – For converting MIDI files. Has batch conversions, supports multiple output formats and many other features. http://www.pistonsoft.com 
  • GIMP http://www.gimp.org For editing digital images. Useful for any kind of image editing project.
  • Share 4http://www.tech4learning.com/share Students can create multimedia projects that incorporate video, audio, animation and web resources. Exports to a shareable file or web format. Another portfolio option for students.

Documents
  • OpenOfficehttp://www.openoffice.org Alternative to MS Office. Includes document, spreadsheet, presentation and database tools.
Feedback
  • Google Forms – Useful for collecting feedback or surveys. Data saved to Google spreadsheet.
Presentation
  • Prezzihttp://www.prezi.com Create interactive presentations online. Useful for student presentations in conjunction with Screencast-O-Matic and the webcam streaming function.
Gaming
  • Game Guru - http://www.game-guru.com You can build you own 3D world, using easy to usetools. Populate your world by placing down characters, weapons, ammo and other game items, then, by pressing just one button your game is built automatically for you, ready to play. 
  • GameMaker - http://www.yoyogames.com/studio/download caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games.  
  • Kodu - http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/ Kodu is a visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input.
  • RPGmaker MVhttp://www.rpgmakerweb.com – Oct. 23rd release. To create learning activities based on gaming concepts. Exports to Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and HTML5. A lite version of the previous version, VX Ace, can be downloaded at http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/download/free-programs/rpg-maker-vx-ace-lite
Mobile
  • Instagram – Share pictures
  • Google Drive, Slides, Sheets and Docs – keep your documents/files updated on all devices
  • Skype – Video conferencing
  • Blogger, Wordpress – To update your blogs and portfolios.
  • Photosynthhttp://www.photosynth.ne For creating panoramic images. 

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