TECHNOLOGY LINKS


AUDIO

Apple Announces iTunes 9

Classic Cat - the free classical music mp3 and video directory

Embeddable Waves: The Google Wave Word Press Plugin
  • One of the more intriguing aspects of Google Wave – the much anticipated communication and collaboration platform that debuts later this month – is the fact that Waves can be embedded anywhere on the Web.

FindSounds - Sound Types
  • What types of sounds can be found on the Web using FindSounds? Click on any link below to perform a search, or enter one or more words in the search box above and then click on the Search button. This is a partial list. Animals, Birds, Holidays, Household, Insects, many more.

Online programs for recording, uploading, mixing and interacting. Free! Michigan State University
  • Created by the Center for Language Education And Research at Michigan State University. The goal of the RIA project is to create tools that are informed by language acquisition research, and engage language learners in active learning. The RIA programs should be used as tools. There is no content in them, there is only functionality. The tools therefore can be used to support any materials. The same tool can be used by an advanced Spanish teacher, an introductory Japanese teacher, and a remedial ESL teacher. This is because the programs provide function, not content. Because all of these teachers might want to use the same function, the same tool can be used by any language teacher. In the same vein, the same tool can be used to support a variety of language teaching methodologies. One teacher might want to use the interactive exercise creator SMILE to build grammar-translation quizzes. Another might want to have students work together in teams to create games, for the whole class to play together later. The tool simply provides the interactivity. How it is used is up to the teacher.

Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio
  • Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It's the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Together our team of fifty musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every song. It takes 20-30 minutes per song to capture all of the little details that give each recording its magical sound - melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics ... and more - close to 400 attributes! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country. With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content.
  • Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.
  • You can create up to 100 unique "stations." And you can even refine them. If it's not quite right you can tell it so and it will get better for you.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production
  • Today, I’m going to talk about digital audio, and the basic hardware and software you’ll need to begin creating your own podcasts. As I indicated yesterday, the principles of multimedia have been understood for over 80 years, but wide usage of digitally factored technology did not begin in earnest until the 1970’s, because theory had to wait for hardware and software to catch up.

Royalty Free Music

VoiceThread - About - K-12
  • Ed.VoiceThread is a web-based communications network for K-12 students and educators. Simple, powerful and safe, Ed.VoiceThread is a place for creating and collaborating on digital stories and documentaries, practicing and documenting language skills, exploring geography and culture, solving math problems, or simply finding and honing student voices.
  • See the example: VoiceThread - Group conversations around images, documents, and videos.

CONVERTING FILES TO OTHER FORMATS


Convert A File To HTML Instantly With File2.ws
  • File2.ws allows us to convert almost any type of file into an HTML webpage with zero knowledge necessary in any web language or programming skills. This is awesome for someone to share a document or song with the world or a group of people.

Convert pdf to word, image, html, etc.
  • This is another amazing tool that converts any pdf into a word document, an image document, a html document. Also converts text documents into PDF. And does it all in SECONDS!!!!

Fill Any PDF Form
  • FillAnyPDF.com is a website where you upload your PDF form and link to it so other people can fill it out and sign it online. No software is needed. Any PDF form can be used, even if it's not "interactive", so you can get started right away. You can even invite a group to fill out your forms and track the results. Anyone that collects signatures or filled out forms will find FillAnyPDF.com to be a valuable time-saving resource.

Media Convert - free and on line - convert and split sound, ringtones, images, docs
  • Media-Convert is 100% free. No software is needed, and you don't have to register. You only need your favorite Internet browser. Your files are ready 7/7 days 24/24 hours.

PowerPoint to Flash in One Click at iSpring
  • Free PowerPoint to Flash converter promptly creates web-friendly Flash (.SWF) movies from your PowerPoint content (.PPT, .PPS, .PPTX, .PPSX) keeping its visual parameters, animation effects and slide transitions, audio narrations, video and Flash objects after conversion.

Video Converter, DVD Ripper - Any Video converter - The versatile video converter for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, cell phones and more
  • Any DVD Converter can rip DVD, convert DVD movies and multimedia files from any supported format (including AVI, ASF, WMV, MOV, MPG, MPEG, MP4, DivX, FLV and more) for Apple iPod iPhone, Zune, PSP, Sony PS3 and other portable video devices, MP4 players and smart phones, such Nokia N-series cell phones, BlackBerry and Gphone. Any DVD Converter can also download online videos from YouTube, Google Video and Nico Video and convert them in one step. Video clips can be also merged into one file. Additionally, it supports adding .srt external subtitles to any video formats. Now you can convert and compress your multimedia files and watch them on the go!

Vixy.net : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free!
  • This service allows you convert a Flash Video / FLV file (YouTube's videos,etc) to MPEG4 (AVI/MOV/MP4/MP3/3GP) file online. It is using a compressed domain transcoder technology (outline in Japanese). It converts FLV to MPEG4 faster and less lossy than a typical transcoder. When you submit a URL, it will download and convert to the video format, and then you can download the converted file.

CREATE & EDIT VIDEOS OR PRESENTATIONS

Animoto - a powerful online video creator - Educators can apply for a free "all access" pass that lasts for 6 months - and the pass is renewable.
  • Amazingly simple and very creative tool. Simply create an account using the code Mrs. Foster has, upload your images, choose music, and create a video. Check this out.














Avidemux - Main Page - Free Video Editor
  • Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license. The program was written from scratch by Mean, but code from other people and projects has been used as well. Patches, translations and even bug reports are always welcome.

Dfilm - is now Dvolver. Make your own movie with the MovieMaker
  • Dvolver begins with Dfilm. Dfilm was one of the first (if not the first) digital film festivals and a pioneer of the early web years - founded by Bart Cheever, a pioneer in and of himself. Dvolver's founder, Ben Rigby, joined Dfilm as chief technical officer in the late 90s. His team's first task was to redesign Dfilm's website and to find a compelling way to promote the festival. During a brainstorm meeting, Ben devised the "MovieMaker" concept - it would be an easy to use tool for creating and sending online movies. With the backing of Dfilm's talented design and management team, the MovieMaker became a reality and soon became more popular than the festival. Over 2 million visitors made movies in the first month. It was a blow away success and continues to be used by 1000s of people every day.

Embedr - Create Video Playlists and Embed them Anywhere

  • This tool is FANTASTIC. Have used it a number of times. Embedr is a free service that lets anyone create a custom playlist of videos from the top video sites on the web.
  • Create videos - upload the videos to a site such as Vimeo (see below) - and create a play list of several of your videos. The play list can then be embedded into your web page.












How to make a Youtube interactive video
  • This is a Youtube video describing the steps needed to make an interactive video on Youtube.

Masher: Create A Video, Music and Photo Mashup - masher.com
  • Masher let’s you easily create a video by mashing together video clips, music tracks and photos. So you can create a video to brag about your holiday, to wish your friend happy birthday, or to show off your creative side. Whatever you have to say, a video speaks a squillion words, so get mashing!

Prezi - The zooming presentation editor
  • Prezi is zooming sketches on a digital napkin. It's visualization and storytelling without slides. Your ideas live on stage and on the web. Have you ever wondered about presenting your thoughts as free as they come? Ever got tired of creating a slideshow? It's been said, that the best innovations come from people who are unhappy with the tools they use. We realized that our ideas won't fit into slides anymore. Putting together creative thinking and technology expertise, we have created Prezi, a living presentation tool.
  • How to Make a Prezi
  • Learn Prezi Video
  • Many Learn Prezi Videos
  • More Prezi How to Links

Tooble - Internet video by your rules.
  • Download any video from Youtube. Convert it to play on your iPod, iPhone or computer. Do it in as little as three clicks.

Vimeo - Upload 500 MB of videos you create for free
  • Check this out - upload your videos and this program will allow you to then embed your videos onto a web page.
  • Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make.
  • Upload 500 MB PER WEEK of videos you create for free.














Zoho Show

  • The online tool for making powerful presentations.Whether you are a professional, a teacher, a student, a businessman, a salesman or anyone looking to put together a cool presentation, you have come to the right place. Zoho Show's pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use.
  • Zoho How to Video

DOWNLOADING AUDIO, VIDEO, ETC.

18 Free Ways to Download Any Video off the Internet
  • From MakeUseof.com - There are basically two ways to download videos off the Internet and that’s how I’ll split up this post: either via a web app or via a desktop application. Personally, I like the web applications better simply because you don’t have to clutter up and slow down your computer with all kinds of software! 18 Free Web services for downloading videos from video-sharing sites.

Dirpy - Use Dirpy to convert your favorite YouTube videos to mp3's!
  • Dirpy Studio, which is currently in beta, is a tool to convert your favorite YouTube videos to high quality mp3's and also download the videos directly. Dirpy Studio provides many useful features like real-time transcoding, id3 metadata tags, offsets, support for high quality formats (including HD), and more. Dirpy is also search tool to help you find files like music, videos, archives, and executables hosted in open web directories more easily.

Keep Vid
  • Download and save videos from many sites.

Safe Share TV
  • Distraction free videos - Not only does SafeShare.TV remove distracting and offensive elements around YouTube videos, but it also allows you to crop videos before sharing them.

FIND VIDEOS

**Kideos - Videos for Kids**
  • Kideos is the premier destination for kids to safely watch videos online. Each video on Kideos has been screened by our Video Advisory Council before it makes it onto our site. Our goal is to empower parents to feel comfortable allowing their child to spend time on Kideos, while also making sure children have a thoroughly entertaining experience. Kideos was created by Earlier Media, a company dedicated to providing a trustworthy destination for children of all ages to learn, watch videos and play games online.

**School Tube**
  • SchoolTube provides students and educators a safe, world class, and FREE media sharing website that is nationally endorsed by premier education associations. SchoolTube is the recognized leader for moderated, internet media sharing for teachers and students. All student created materials on SchoolTube must be approved by registered teachers, follow local school guidelines, and adhere to our high standards.

Snag Videos
  • Find over 800 Free documentaries that you can use - watch, embed, download, etc.
  • SnagFilms is committed to finding the world‘s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve.
  • SnagFilms.com is a website where you can watch full-length documentary films for free, but we’re also a platform that lets you “snag” a film and put it anywhere on the web. With a library of over 850 films, and rapidly growing, you’re bound to find films that resonate with your interests. We make it easy for you to find a film that shines a light on a cause you care about. You can then open a virtual movie theater on any web site, so any one can watch your favorite SnagFilms for free.
  • SnagFilms can be summed up in four words: Find. Watch. Snag. Support.

SquoolTube: K-12 Educational Videos
  • Fantastic site - find all kinds of videos here.
  • Site created and run by Diana Dell - Credentials of Gamequarium.com, Diana Dell, include the following: She believes that learning occurs only when children are actively engaged with the curriculum. Technology engages children more than any other medium. This is the rationale for creating this website. Gamequarium.com can be used by parents, teachers, and students of all ages who are in pursuit of fun, interactive learning experiences. The games and activities are arranged by subject to allow for ease of navigation.

Videos Safe4Schools | Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
  • Words from the creator of the site say it all: I am a teaching and learning coach, and really enjoy this job. I am fortunate enough to go into other teachers’ classrooms, and work with gifted people from all sectors of education. I love the use of technology in classrooms, but am very concerned about the many schools that want teachers to integrate technology only for the sake of integrating technology. I believe we should really focus on improving student outcomes in our decisions about the best ways to teach, and to prepare them for the world they may face when they leave school. I believe that we should look into ways of integrating technology that will allow students to learn in different ways, present their work in innovative ways, and that will allow students to make contact with students and teachers from all around the world. We live in a global community, and we should teach our students how to become global citizens with a true sense of both self and global communities. Vibrant learning communities can survive with the help of technology, but it is our responsibility to assure the best learning and social outcomes for the future generations under our care. Marynabadenhorst
  • Check out her main page here: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

YouTube


IMAGES
3D Filter - Search hundreds of thousands of 3d models and textures

8 quick tips to turn you into a Flickr expert | News | TechRadar UK

Clip Art Gallery

Free Collaborative and Private Photo/Video Sites for Teachers and Parents | Making Teachers Nerdy
  • Those special events where everyone seems to have a camera flashing such as field day, classroom performances, and field trips offer a special opportunity for teachers and parents. It gives everyone a chance to grab those candid shots and capture great moments on film, but often there is difficulty sharing all those photos and videos in one place. Email works to a point, but often this is cumbersome and has limitations with file sizes. Worry no more. Today’s post will make video and photo sharing easy while keeping those treasures private and safe.

IMAGES - VERMILION
  • Tons of images from Vermilion Parish schools.

Pics4Learning | Free photos for education -
  • THIS IS A FANTASTIC SITE This site truly is amazing - great photos - no copyright provisions for educational purpose.
  • Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

Red Kid
  • RedKid is dedicated to providing a free, entertaining, educational, and safe website for internet users of all ages. Be sure to take a good look around as our site is quite extensive. We hope that you enjoy your time here and come back often as our site is updated daily. If you need help with one any of the sites' features, have an idea that you would like to share, or would like to contribute to RedKid in some way, please contact us. We are always looking for ways to make this site even better.
  • Sign Generator
  • Freeway Sign Generator
  • Generate Images you Upload

Welcome to Flickr!

Flickr in the K-12 Classroom - Teaching With Technology
  • In the past, students would cut pictures out of National Geographic, Life and other magazines to illustrate reports. Now thanks to Flickr, students and teachers have the ability to search a vast and growing photo archive, using tags, or keywords.

CREATING WITH IMAGES

Block Posters - Create large wall posters from any image for free!
  • Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printed. Ccreate any size wall posters from any size images. Totally Free To Use!
  • No registration required.

Generate Some More Fun Photos
  • From Far-Out-Links to Learning

It’s a Frame-up Farr-Out Links to Learning » Blog Archive »
  • More from Far-Out-Links to Learning

Mosaic/Collage Generators Farr-Out Links to Learning » Blog Archive »
  • And still More from Far-Out-Links to Learning

Motivator Poster Maker

Welcome to Speechable - Photo Captioning
  • Speechable is a free photo service that lets you easily upload and add speech bubbles to your photos and share them with friends via email or on Facebook®, MySpace®, Orkut, blogs, and message boards.

EDITING IMAGES


13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators
  • More from Mashable: Whether you’re artistically inclined or not, sometimes you just need to whip up an illustrative or entertaining image for a blog post or presentation. The tools on this list help you generate respectable graphics in a jiffy — design talent optional! Tools include: Warning Label Generator, DeMotivational Posters, Street Sign Generator, LOL Cats, Magazine Covers, Tombstones, Garbage Pail Kids and more!

25 Photoshop tricks that you should know - The Tip Kit
  • When you begin using Photoshop (or any other program for that matter), there's usually so much new stuff to memorize and you start by using program and context menus. If you work with a program for a long time, you start remembering convenient keyboard shortcuts to perform actions that you use the most. Photoshop is not an exception and knowing some useful tricks might make your life a little less complicated. Here's a collection of some interface tricks and keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop.

31+ Photo Effects and Tools for your Blog and Presentations and Personal Pictures - Online Photo Editor
  • Make your pictures more lively, apply fancy effects and create real eye-catchers with this collection of easy to use photo effects. All photo tools on this site are browser based, very simple to use and can be combined with each other.

Big Huge Labs = Fun + Easy Integration Photo Farr-Out Links to Learning » Blog Archive »
  • More from Farr-Out Links - Use the apps found on BigHugeLabs.com to make your Flickr, Photobucket, or computer-housed photographs more interesting than ever.

Depicter: online diagram and vector graphics editor
  • Depicter is a web-based vector graphics editor. Store your drawings online, or export them to SVG, PNG or JPEG.

Easy image sharpening in Photoshop | Shape Shed

Fun Photo Editor

Generate Some More Fun Photos Farr-Out Links to Learning » Blog Archive »

Punypng
  • Compress your PNG, JPEG, and GIF images. A free tool that dramatically reduces page load times by reducing the file size of any image without any loss ofquality.

Shrink Pictures - Resize Images
  • Welcome to Shrink Pictures. As an admin of a large Forum, we have a lot of users who have almost no graphics skills or knowledge. This website was created out of frustration of users asking questions like How do I resize images? How do I make images smaller? and How do I shrink this picture for an avatar?. So, we created the Shrink Pictures tools that are no more difficult than posting in a Forum and now anyone can Resize Images and Digital Pictures.

Textorizer - vectorize a picture using text strings
  • Textorizer takes a raster image in a format such as png, jpeg or gif, detects edges using a Sobel convolution filter and replaces them with supplied lines of text.

Tuxpi Foto Fun Farr-Out Links to Learning » Blog Archive »

  • More from Farr-Out Links to Learning - This great little site features 29 photo effects and tools that will make your pictures lively and eye-catching. All photo tools on this site are browser based, very simple to use and can be combined with each other to create even more interesting images. Take some time to explore, play, and share these generators with your students as you help them build media and digital imaging resources that can be embedded in writing and presentation projects.

Welcome to Aviary

  • Aviary is on a mission to make creation accessible to artists of all genres, from graphic design to audio editing. We're a privately held company currently headquartered in Long Island, NY, with team members around the world. Our founders also created Worth1000.com, a talented community of 500,000 digital artists that participate in amazing daily contests.

SCREEN CASTS

CamStudio - Free Streaming Video Software
  • CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

Jing - Add visuals to your online conversation
  • With Jing you can snap a picture of your screen, record video of onscreen action, and share it immediately.

Screen Capture Tools: 40+ Free Tools and Techniques
  • Blog summarizes 40+ free tools and techniques.

Screencast O-Matic
  • Screencast-O-Matic is the original free and easy way to create a video recording of your screen (aka screencast) and upload it for free hosting all from your browser with no install!

Screen Toaster - Free Online Screen Recorder ***** Capture screencasts instantly
  • Mrs. Foster used this and it is great - no application download needed. Simply click and start creating a screen cast. You can add audio - using your computer's microphone - as well as picture in picture if your computer has a camera feature.




  • ScreenToaster is a french start-up whose offices are established in the heart of Paris, France. We are a small team of high-skilled web engineers developing state-of-the-art web 2.0 services for internet users. Our ideas is to enable people to share their know-how in a very simple way, making screencasts. After launching a privately funded prototype, we have raised in September 2008 our first round of capital from angel investors expert in the industry. This gives us the needed financial stability as well as access to the expertise and network of our investors. ScreenToaster is the easiest way to rapidly create and share tutorials, demos, training and more.
  • ScreenToaster is a free web-based screen recorder designed to capture your screen activity, audio and webcam images in real-time then publish and share your video in blogs and websites. Unlike others, ScreenToaster works in all browsers and doesn't require any download so that you can use it anywhere, anytime. Our high-quality screencasts can be streamed on the Internet in a Flash player, on any Windows, Mac OS or Linux platform.

Screen recording software mac free - Google Search

Screenr - Create screencasts and screen recordings the easy way