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Resources

Free Software

Windows Media Encoder 9

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Microsoft's Windows Media toolkit can do many things, but perhaps most useful is its screen capture function. View the quick-start guide to begin recording lectures and demonstrations for your students. Windows Only.

Audacity

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Audacity makes cutting and trimming audio files a breeze, but also provides a rich toolkit for doing more advanced editing. Windows, Mac, and Linux

Switch

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Switch changes audio files from one format to another, which is useful when editing and sharing digital voice recordings. Windows and Mac

ASU's Podcast Utility

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An easy way to deliver your audio files as a podcast. Windows, Mac, and Linux

CutePDF

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A simple way to create PDFs. After installing, open your original document and select the Print command in the File menu of your application to bring up the PRINT dialog box. Then select CutePDF Writer as the PRINTER to print (DO NOT select "Print to file" option). Save the created PDF file. Windows Only

Gimp

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An easy, free alternative to Photoshop or Paintshop, providing many of the most-used functions of other digital imaging software. Windows Only

Open Office

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An outstanding alternative to Microsoft Office, offering nearly the same features and compatibility. Windows, Mac, and Linux

Google Apps

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Google offers an ever-growing suite of free utilities, most of which don't require any installation. Be sure to check out Docs, which allows collaborative editing of MS Office files, and Sites, a free and easy website editor. Windows, Mac, and Linux

Photo Story 3

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Digital Storytelling is the art of turning a personal story into a multimedia experience. One can combine images, sound, and their own creative voice to quickly and painlessly create their own story. Photo Story 3 can be downloaded free of charge from the Microsoft website. Windows Only

Mac Apps

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The Mac App Store is just like the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

iPad Apps

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Apple offers many free amazing apps for your ipad. They are designed to take full advantage of all things only iPad can do. Which is just about anything.

Media Sources

Internet Archive

The largest collection of open-license audio, video, and text available on the internet.

PBS

Clips and full episodes from over twenty of PBS's best series.

The History Channel

Clips, chapters, and episodes from 60+ different shows from The History Channel.

Annenberg Media

Over 100 educational series available for free viewing online.

Library of Congress: Digital Collections

A selection of digitized content from the Library of Congress.

EveryStockPhoto

A searchable catalog of thousands of public doman and open-license images.