Educational Resources

Picasa is a free photo editing software from Google. With Picasa you can organize and
view pictures, make photo collages, video slide shows and prints.
Furthermore, Picasa enables easily to enhance the quality of a picture
by changing the contrast, lightning or fix red eyes. Even though you may
have less experiences with photo editing programs, Picas is easy to
use. Therefore, I would recommend this program for the school. http://picasa.google.com

Windows Live Movie Maker

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Windows Live Movie Maker is a free video editing software, which enables everyone to create in just few steps an amazing movie. Movie Maker provides the following features adding special effects, titles, text, music and you can add your own voice to describe the scene. The movie can be saved as an AVI format on the computer desktop, burn on CD or add it as an attachment in an e-mail. Moreover, you can share the movie direct to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and SkyDrive. Even though it is an open source software, it provides plenty of special effects to create an interesting movie. Therefore, I would use Movie Maker in the school in order that students learn the basics skills to create a movie. http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other

Hamster Free Video Converter converts videos from and to MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV, DVD, and more. Additionally, the program enables to converts videos to more than 200 different devices such as iPhone, iPad,
Blackberry etc. This amazing feature enables that students can upload their own videos on their devices. Additioally, hamster free video converter is available in 40 different languages. However, the program is only compatible for Microsoft systems. http://videoconverter.hamstersoft.com/

WordPress is a free web software to create websites or blogs. It provides comprehensive help information to get started with the creation of your own website. It has no disturbing advertisements so that teacher can use in the classroom setting. http://wordpress.org

BBFlashBack Express is a free screen capturing program from Blueberry Software. The program enables easy to record the screen, sound
and webcam. During the record of the screen, it can also record you from your webcam. The program offers the following features you can upload the movie to Youtube, Blip.tv, Viddler or Revver and export it as a Flash or AVI file. Because the BBFlashBack Express is in the taskbar integrated you can start recording whenever you what. Therefore, it is simple to use.  http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBackExpress.aspx

The Photoshop Tutorials website offers a variety of written step–by-step tutorials to almost all Photoshop features such as photo retouching, photo effects, textures, etc. Every tutorial consists of a practical example that explains step-by-step with the help of screen shots how to create that example. The site is well suited as a reference guide for teachers in order to receive inspiration to create assignments. The tutorials are easy to follow and understandable so that students can use it as well. http://photoshoptutorials.ws/

 

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