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wikipedia logoAnimation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement.

Recommended Readings:
Adopt and Adapt - 21st-Century Schools Need 21st-Century Technology

Animation and Visualization in the Curriculum: Opportunities, Challenges, and Successes

Child's Play: Local animation firms look to wheel and deal at festival

Educational Animation Gets Things Moving

Good Flash Design

Literature survey "B" - animation in education

Multimedia Learning: Guiding Visuospatial Thinking with Instructional Animation

Tricks to Animating Characters with a Computer

Use of Animation for Improvement of Student Understanding of Energy Conversion

Animated GIF Tutorials

Animation Creation Using GIFBuilder

Build Animated GIFs in Photoshop

Flash 8 Tutorial

Flash Developer Center

Free Flash video tutorials

GIFBuilder Tutorial

How to make GIF animations

So, You Want An Animated .gif, Huh?

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wikipedia logo Graphics software or image editing software is a program or collection of programs that enable a person to manipulate visual images on a computer. Most graphics programs have the ability to import and export one or more graphics file formats.

Some Graphic Software:

Adobe Fireworks



Microsoft Paint


Recommended Readings:
ACDSee 9 Photo Manager

Adobe Fireworks – Review

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Reviews

Corel Paint Shop Pro X - Review,1895,1855974,00.asp

How to paint the MONA LISA with MS PAINT

Is Photoshop worth the extra $500 compared to Photoshop Elements?

Fireworks CS3 – Review

Photo-Editing Software Reviews

Software Comparisons – PC Magazine,1874,1639152,00.asp

ACDSee Photo Manager 9 Tutorials

MS Paint Tricks

Paint Shop Pro X Tutorials

Photoshop CS2 Basics Online Course

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wikipedia logo

Presentation programs often are computer software packages used to display information, normally in the form of a slide show. It typically includes three major functions: an editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted, a method for inserting and manipulating graphic images and a slide-show system to display the content.

Recommended Readings:
Countering 'death by PowerPoint'

Death By PowerPoint

Death by PowerPoint or Twelve Steps to Better E-Presentations

Free Open Office Impress Templates

On the lighter side: Project Manager Leaves Suicide PowerPoint Presentation

OpenOffice Impress – User Guide


PowerPoint: shot with its own bullets

Presentation Software - The Top Ten (10)

Random Thoughts . . . Death by PowerPoint

What is OpenOffice Impress?

Introduction to Open Office Impress 1.9

Becoming proficient in OpenOffice Impress

PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002, 2003

PowerPoint in the classroom

Rutgers Writing Program – Power Point

Tutorial for OpenOffice

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wikipedia logo A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, often containing audio narration. Just as a screenshot is a picture of a user's screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of what a user sees on his monitor. Screencasts are useful for demonstrating features of both simple and complicated software and are often used to create tutorials.

Some Screencasting Software:



Recommended Readings:
A Quick Look at Macromedia Captivate

Camtasia vs. Captivate Studio

Camtasia vs. Captivate


Camtasia Tutorial

Captivate Developer Center

Creating a Captivate Movie

How To Work with Audio in Macromedia Captivate

Learning to use Camtasia

SnagIt Learning Center

Creating Interactive Simulations using Macromedia Captivate

Enhancing the “Show and Tell” Aspects of Class Engagement Using Camtasia

Allow Me to Demonstrate

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wikipedia logo Portable Document Format (PDF) is a proprietary file format developed by Adobe Systems. PDF files don't encode information that is specific to the application software, hardware, or operating system used to create or view the document. This feature ensures that a valid PDF will render exactly the same regardless of its origin or destination. PDF is also an open standard in the sense that anyone may create applications that read and write PDF files without having to pay royalties to Adobe Systems. While the PDF format can describe very simple one page documents, it may also be used for many pages, complex documents that use a variety of different fonts, graphics, colors, and images.

Recommended Readings:
Planet PDF

PDF Zone

PDF Reference

From RSS To PDF: Acrobat 7 Does It

Download the latest version of Adobe Reader

Creating a PDF file

Acrobat For Educators Quick Reference Sheet

Creating Your Own Acrobat Documents

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wikipedia logo Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The distribution format of a podcast uses either the RSS or Atom syndication formats. The term podcast, like "radio", can mean both the content and the method of delivery. Usually the podcast features one type of "show", with new episodes either sporadically or at planned intervals, such as daily or weekly. Podcasting's essence is about creating content (audio or video) for an audience that wants to listen or watch when they want, where they want, and how they want.

How Podcasting Works

Podcasting Explained

Podcasting Tools

Podcasting Tools and Downloads

The new podcasting tools

Tools for Podcasting

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wikipedia logo Video podcast (sometimes shortened to vidcast or vodcast) is a term used for the online delivery of video on demand video clip content via Atom or RSS enclosures. From a web server, a video podcast can be distributed as a file or as a stream. A podcasting client may work with a separate, or integrated player. One such example of the latter is iTunes, which is an unusual case of a web feed aggregator being added to a media player rather than vice versa

Sites to check:
Tools for Videocasting

The tools of the trade for every videocast creator. On this site, you will find everything you
need to run, improve, and promote your videocast online.

Capture, Edit and Share your Life!
Film lovers, family historians and YouTube enthusiasts, you can produce professional
looking video clips easily, without high tech editing equipment — with Video Editing
Software. Good video editing software provides you with the tools needed to capture, edit
and share your video creations. Comparison of:

ShowBiz DVD -
Ulead Video Studio -
Easy Media Creator -
Adobe Premiere Elements -
Pinnacle Studio Plus -
WinDVD Creator -
Nero Ultra Edition -
Vegas Movie Studio DVD -
DVD Movie Factory -

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