Photo Story 3 is a piece of free software that you can download to your PC and use to create multimedia photo stories complete with images, transitions, effects, text, background music and your own voice narration. This article includes a tutorial video, examples and teaching suggestions.
Xtranormal is a website that hosts text-to-speech based computer animated videoclips, featuring animated three-dimensional characters speaking in monotonous computer voices.Users who log into the site may create videos by scripting the dialog and choosing from a menu of camera angles and predesigned characters and scenes. Xtranormal videos may also be created through an interface on the Youtube web site, and Xtranormal's animation software, called State, may be downloaded free and run offline.
Pinterest.com is one of the fastest growing social networks that provides a easy way to "pin" images you have located on the Internet or created yourself, in an organized fashion on "boards". It is basically visual bookmarking and its use is spreading like wild fire. Teachers quickly discovered the wealth of ideas available for use in their classroom. But what they may not have considered is the possibility of how students can use Pinterest to keep creative works organized. This Pearson School Systems link focuses on four ways to use Pinterest with students. Become a follower, explore, or create a profile for yourself and get started. There's also a mobile app you can access from the web browser on your phone.
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.
Word clouds are a fun way to show words, where the most important ones are bigger than the others. Discover, generate and share word clouds from any text with WordItOut! Now you can get them as custom gifts too!
Wallwisher is an online notice board maker. Discussing a new idea? Taking notes? Giving feedback? Voicing opinion? Wishing a happy birthday? Now do all that easily with Wallwisher wall and some stickies.
Enhance your digital classroom with Animoto. Turn photos, video clips and music into stunning video slideshows which can bring your lessons to life.If you are a teacher or educator, apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom.