Visual Tools

Useful Links

Visual Tools

  • Animoto
    Upload several pictures, pick music, and it automatically makes a video montage (30 seconds or less is free)
  • Bubbl.us
    Brainstorming online - webbing, graphic organizer, etc.
  • CamStudio
    Records what is on your computer screen and turns it into a video
  • Cmap Tools
    Concept mapping - on your own computer or via the vast shared Cmap network
  • DropShots
    Upload pictures (500), video (20 2-minute) for free;
    Commenting feature: pay for upgrades $5/month
  • Flickr
    Create an image storage site or digital story on a given topic
  • Gimp
    Open source (free) alternative to Adobe Photoshop
  • Google Earth
    Images from satellite pictures; often used for news
  • Jing
    Record what is on your computer screen and turn it into a video
  • Pics4Learning
    Copyright-free categorized images for education (get or post your own)
  • Picnik
    Similar to Picasa or iPhoto… but online
  • ScrapBlog
    Easily manipulated, online digital scrapbook
  • Spell With Flickr
    Type in words to be displayed with separate letters from Flickr images
  • stock.xchang
    Leading free stock photo site
  • VoiceThread
    Online presentation or sharing space for pictures, documents, or video where people can make comments (voice or typed) or doodle on them
  • Vyew
    Free, always-on collaboration and live web conferencing