Windows Media Encoder 9
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 makes cutting and trimming audio files a breeze, but also provides a rich toolkit for doing more advanced editing. Windows, Mac, and Linux
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
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
An easy, free alternative to Photoshop or Paintshop, providing many of the most-used functions of other digital imaging software. Windows Only
An outstanding alternative to Microsoft Office, offering nearly the same features and compatibility. Windows, Mac, and Linux
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
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
The largest collection of open-license audio, video, and text available on the internet.
Clips and full episodes from over twenty of PBS's best series.
Clips, chapters, and episodes from 60+ different shows from The History Channel.
Over 100 educational series available for free viewing online.
A selection of digitized content from the Library of Congress.
A searchable catalog of thousands of public doman and open-license images.