Computer Technology Resources


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Web-Based Applications (Free!)

  • ICT Magic
  • Animoto - captivating slideshows from images (free - 30s max)
  • Audacity - Audio Editor and Recorder
  • Aviary - Image Editor, Music Creator, Screen Capture, Audio Editor, Vector Editor, Image Markup, Effects Editor, Swatch Editor, Podcasting and more
  • Aviary HTML5 Feather - very powerful online HTML5 image editor
  • Blabberize - Animate a photo and attach audio soundtrack
  • Blogger - Blogging by Google
  • Blubrry - podcasting host
  • Bounce - Web page Capture - Annotate and Share
  • Bubbl.us - Brainstorming/planning
  • Camstudio - Streaming video software
  • Cartoonize - convert photos to cartoons quickly & simply
  • Chatzy - backchannelling / private messaging / virtual rooms
  • Delicious - Social Bookmarking
  • Diigo - Social Bookmarking
  • Dipity - create and share interactive timelines
  • Dropbox - Sync and backup files online and across computers
  • Drop.io - voicemail / podcasting / file sharing
  • Edmodo - micro-blogging/backchannelling for education
  • Edu Blogs - Blogging for teachers and students
  • Edu 2.0 - A VLE, Virtual Learning Environment
  • Embedit.In - show any type of document on your website and annotate
  • Flame Painter - awesome artistic image creator (video)
  • Flikr - Photo Album, Photo Sharing
  • Gickr - create animated GIFs online
  • Go Animate - create animated cartoons
  • Glogster - Make posters with links, videos, scrolling text and more
  • Google Apps - very powerful, very good applications of all sorts
  • Google Bookmarks - Social Bookmarking
  • Google Docs - Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet
  • Google Notebook - Clip and collect information as you browse the web
  • Harmony - Artistic painting programme
  • Jaycut - Video Editor
  • Kizoa - slideshow and online edting, effects, storage
  • LiveBinders - organise your resources (perhaps I should use this!)
  • Memonic - Social Bookmarking with snippets
  • Moodle - A VLE, Virtual Learning Environment
  • MugTug - A suite of photo-editing software
  • Office Web Apps - Microsoft's version of Google docs
  • Orbs - website CMS/wiki
  • PBWorks - Wiki, with free version for educators
  • PDF to Word - Converts PDFs to MSWord or RTF
  • Picasa - Photo Album, Photo Sharing
  • Photopeach - Slideshow with music (30 photos max)
  • Photovisi - create collages of photos
  • Pixlr’s Online Image Editor - Powerful online image editor
  • PodBean - Podcasting host
  • Podium - Podcasting
  • Posterous - put stuff online using email
  • Present.ly - microblogging/backchannelling
  • Prezi - Dynamic Presentations
  • Rasterbator - create HUGE rasterised images
  • Scribd - social publishing and reading - produce documents and share them
  • Slideshare - upload presentations and add audio, and share!
  • Spellery - website spell checker
  • Sumopaint - An Online Graphics/Drawing/Painting package
  • SurveyMonkey - survey and questionaire
  • Tagxedo - Word Cloud with style
  • Tag Galaxy - browse Flikr images in 3D
  • Tagul - Word Cloud
  • TodaysMeet - backchannelling
  • Toondoo - Cartoon Strip Creator
  • Twitter - Social Networking/micro-blogging in 140 characters
  • TypeWith.Me - collaborate on a document - no log in, flexible saves, replay
  • Voki - create a speaking avatar for blog, presentations, emails
  • Weebly - website creator
  • Webs - website creator
  • WetPaint - free wiki
  • Wikispaces - wiki with ad-free version for educators
  • WinkBall - simple video messaging
  • Wordle - Word Clouds
  • Wordpress - Blogging by Wordpress
  • Xtranormal - make videos with cartoon characters - you write script, it reads.
  • Yola - website creator
  • Yolink - Refine your search results
  • YouTube - movie/video host
  • Zoho - Suite of Online Web Apps - Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet and more
  • Zooburst - digital storytelling tool -lets anyone easily create 3D pop-up books.
  • Glitter Text

Programming

  • Alice - a visual programming environment that introduces object oriented concepts to learners
  • Google App Inventor - create Android Apps by assembling existing code blocks
  • Kodu - A visual programming language for creating games (PC and XBox)
  • Scratch - visual programming, a bit like LOGO only better!
  • Stencyl - a Flash-based system for making your own games
  • Yahoo! Pipes - take various data sources (eg RSS feeds) and apply filters for mashups. Web-based - no downloads
  • 2010 Top 100 - Jane Hart, C4LPT

Web Resources

Video Sources

  • Commoncraft - Videos in Plain English (fast US English!)
  • EduTube - Educational videos
  • ICT Video Help - Videos made by teacher Phil Bagge for Excel, Gmail, Audacity and many more
  • PBS Video - big video collection for schools
  • PupilTube - how-to videos, tutorials
  • Quietube - YouTube without the comments and adverts
  • SchoolTube - moderated for school use
  • Videojug - thousands of videos, including how-to's
  • Vimeo - like YouTube but more quality
  • WatchKnow - kid-safe video directory
  • YouTube - videos on just about anything. Effectively a search engine.
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Audio Sources

Creative Commons licenced music, samples and sounds. Useful for multimedia projects:
Source
Music
Samples
Sounds
Beat Pick
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ccMixer

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Free Loops

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Free Music Archive
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FreePlayMusic
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Freesound


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Jamendo
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Jewel Beat
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MagnaTune
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Monkey Machine


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Opsound
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Owlmm
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PodSafe Audio
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Royalty Free Music
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The 61
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Sound Bible


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Sound Click
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soundcloud

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Sound Transit


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Soungle


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Sutros
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Wolfram Tones


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http://edte.ch/blog/?page_id=424 - Tom Barrett's Interesting Ways to Use Audio in Classroom (@tombarrett) http://listen.grooveshark.com/ - free streamed mp3 music, Internet Radio http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htm

Games

Twitter Resources

YouTube Tools

  • Tubechop
  • Spliced
  • Quietube
  • ViewPure
  • YouTube Userscripts
  • Overstream
  • xat.com/YouTube
  • youcub.es
  • Tubepopper.com
Download videos with:
  • www.savevid.com
  • www.zamzar.com
  • www.keepvideo.com
More Youtube tools here

Interesting Websites

Client-Based Applications

  • Office-type Applications: Word Processing - Spreadsheet - Database - Presentation
  • Graphics
    • Image Resizer - VSO's simple batch image resizer, add watermark, border, sepia etc.
    • MyPaint - advanced painting program
    • Photofiltre - simple offline photo editor
    • Rasterbator - create HUGE rasterised images (client version)
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Desktop tools
    • CCleaner- keeps your C drive clean and sweet
    • Firefox - pretty fast and reliable web browser
    • Google Chrome - fast and reliable web browser
    • OpenOffice - Like MSOffice, only free
    • Opera - another good web browser
    • uTorrent - fast, efficient, and free BitTorrent client
  • Selection of Free Tools and Resources from @luke1946 "Teach for Teachers"
  • LimeSurvey - survey and questionaire





Voicethread - pw

Moodle

Wiki

Blog

Audacity

Criterion

Inspiration

Googledocs

Windows Movie Maker

Photostory

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