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Multimedia Tools


  • Animoto - (ONLINE TOOL) for making slide shows. There are only 3 steps - upload your pictures, add music, save.  It automatically does everything else. Free Demo allows 30-second trial. 


  • Animator DV - (DOWNLOAD TRIAL) A software for creating stop-motion animated movies. Some features: onion skin, frame averaging (video noise reduction), AVI export, RAM player, time-lapse tool.  


  • Art Rage Demo - (DOWNLOAD) With ArtRage you can paint with oils, sketch with pencils, sprinkle sparkling glitter and much more. Tracing and Reference images let you load photos to recreate as paintings either by eye or by letting ArtRage select colors for you as you paint.


  • Audacity - (DOWNLOAD) A simple and powerful sound recording tool.  Great for podcasting & MP3 recording! 
    • For MP3 capability you must download the LAME MP3 decoder here. 
      1. When you finish downloading the lame_enc.dll file above, save it somewhere on your computer that is easy to find.

      2. The first time you use the "Export as MP3" command, Audacity will ask you where the lame_enc.dll file is saved.  You must tell Audacity where you saved the lame_enc.dll file and voila! you can now export to MP3 format forever.


  • Blender 3D - (DOWNLOAD) Blender is a free, open source 3D content creation program. 


  • CamStudio - (DOWNLOAD) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create AVI video files, and using its built-in SWF (Shockwave Flash) Producer CamStudio can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, Internet-friendly Streaming videos (SWF). Most files in 2016 are uploaded as a MP4 file in 2016. MAC does not utilize Flash files. Before using this product make sure you know if you can view a .SWF file. There are several ads on this page, make sure to download the correct file if using CamStudio.


  • DVD Flick - (DOWNLOAD) A simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. 


  • Gimp - (DOWNLOAD) A photo editing application that rivals Adobe Photoshop in features.


  • IrfanView - (DOWNLOAD) A free tool to change several file properties at a time.  For example, quickly change the dpi of several photos at one time before you put them online. 


  • Jott Messenger  - (APP) With Jott Assistant you just call a simple phone number, speak your notes, messages, or updates and hang up. Jott Voicemail works the same way, but your friends, family, and colleagues are the ones leaving the messages when they call your number. Then, Jott takes the spoken messages, turns them into text, and sends them to the right destination via email, text message, or web update.


  • Kaltura Free Trial - (DOWNLOAD) Allows users to collaborate simultaneously on multimedia presentations involving pictures, videos, and audio recordings.


  • Lego Digital Designer - (DOWNLOAD) With the free Digital Designer software you can build absolutely anything with virtual LEGO bricks right on your computer. Then you can buy the real bricks to build your creation online in Lego Factory, or you can print out an inventory of bricks and take it to any Legoland theme park or Lego Store.



  • Paint.NET - (DOWNLOAD) A graphics editor with a very nice, simple interface.  Much like Adobe Photoshop.  This program may require you to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.  Click Here to download Microsoft .NET framework 3.5. There are several ads on this page, make sure to download the correct file if using 



  • Microsoft PhotoStory 3 - (DOWNLOAD) Breathe more life into your favorite memories with Photo Story 3 for Windows by adding motion, effects, music, and more to your digital photos.  


  • Quick Time - (DOWNLOAD) A multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, media clips, sound, text, animation.


  • SafeshareTV - (ONLINE) Allows you to show YouTube videos in the classroom without all of the recommendations.  


  • SketchUp - (DOWNLOAD) SketchUp Make is free software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like.  Most people get rolling with SketchUp in just a few minutes.  Click here for SketchUp tutorials. 


  • SlideRocket - With SlideRocket you can quickly make stunning presentations, manage a library of slides and assets, share them securely with colleagues, and measure how they're used.


  • Scribus - (DOWNLOAD) An easy to use desktop publishing tool similar to Microsoft Publisher. 


  • Tux Paint - (DOWNLOAD) Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12.  It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. 


  • Tux Paint Stamps - (DOWNLOAD) Add stamps to your Tux Paint projects with this free add-on!   


  • Vocaroo - (ONLINE) Free voice recording service.


  • VoiceThread - (ONLINE) Create collaborative reflections on pictures or documents.  You can choose to draw, write or record information for each image.


  • Windows Movie Maker - Already built into Windows.  Click 'Start' -> 'My Computer' -> 'Windows' -> 'Program Files' -> 'Movie Maker' folder -> 'moviemk'