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Audacity is a great free tool for teachers and students when working with sound/audio for creating podcasts or audio recordings.Add background music or cool effects to audio or voice recorded tracks. Files formats can be exported as MP3 or WAV files. Online manual.
Animoto is a free tool that takes a series of uploaded pictures and creates a movie preview. This tool is great for story or novel introductions. This is a must see site and students will love creating "movie previews" for books they read and projects they do. Education Account available for free. Online tutorial.
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and video comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. Ed.VoiceThread is a web-based communications network built specifically for K-12 Sutdents and Educators. With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world.
iSpring Free is a PowerPoint add-in for converting PowerPoint presentations into Flash format. iSpring Free keeps the original appearance of PowerPoint presentations regardless of complexity. After conversion to flash format, presentations are converted into compact, easy to distribute and share via the web. Online tutorial.
Kerpoof is a wonderful site operated by Walt Disney Company which allows students the ability to create free animated movies and digital stories.
Easy and fun comic creator. Choose a character, add talk or thought bubble, add additional characters if needed, add objects and panel prompts. When complete, simply print or email comic as needed. Tons of teacher printables to use in class.
Picresize is a free program that is easy to use for resizing images. Online video.
Prezi is a free web based multimedia tool which lets you bring presentations back to life. Students, teachers, and administrators can present their ideas on a large canvas. Online tutorial.
This site allows you to remove distracting and offensive content from around YouTube videos. However, it may not allow you to view YouTube videos if YouTube is blocked by your school.
Screenr makes it easy to create and share screencasts on the web. With just a few clicks, record and capture computer screens and voice to share and post online. Nothing to install or download. Online tutorial.
Already use PowerPoint for presentations? Why not, try SlideShare to upload PowerPoint presentations, PDF Portfolios or SMART Board presentations and share them online. Online video.
Smilebox offers a creative, safe and free way for teachers to share classroom activities and information with students and parents through photos, videos, words and music in multimedia designs. Online video.
Soundzabound Royalty Free Music
Soundzabound Royalty Free Music supersedes Fair Use in that they fully license the music with unlimited rights for education and sign off that you are protected. Online video.
This online service can turn an ordinary computer with a web cam and Internet connection into a live broadcast studio. You can also capture the broadcast and store it for anytime playback. They feature a free (ad-supported) tier of service.
Zoho Show 2.0 let's you create, edit and share presentations online. This online tool is great for making powerful presentations, whether you are a teacher, a student, an administrator or anyone looking to put together cool presentations. Zoho Show's pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use.
Windows Movie Maker is a feature of Microsoft Windows. Teachers and students can use their inspiration to import images, videos and music making projects come to life. In addition, titles, effects, transitions and narration can be added for captivating videos. Online video.