Long gone are the days of "Chalk & Talk". Students in today's society are on the forefront of technological innovation especially in the field of presentation marketing. The goal for my English classes is to introduce you to some of the technology you will use in the 'real world'; technology that will help you with employment and further scholastic success. Click on the name of the appllication to visit the particular website.

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A modern answer to PowerPoint presentations. Prezi runs online, is free, and you can collaborate with others on the same project.

A free multitrack mini recording studio. The whole program takes up the same amount of space as your average mp3. GREAT for narration, radio shows, voice overs, and for the budding musician.

 

 

 

Have you ever watched those presentations on YouTube where someone instructs you on how to do something, then shows you their screen while they do it? Well, Cam Studios is a program which allows for this. It is free and is also a relatively small in size. REMEMBER to turn the audio recording on when creating your presentations - it's turned off by default.

 

 


Are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Both of these sites have online video editing tools where Flip videos can be uploaded for easy manipulation. Creaza also has a wonderful alternative for GarageBand and a rather incredible comic creator.

You don't have photoshop on your computer - no problem. Pixlr is a free online graphic/photo editor.


SkyDrive

 

 

 

You need a copy of Word, Excel, Powerpoint or Access? Well you may already have it through your MSN account. Sydrive lets you create, edit, and share Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files online—even if you don't have Microsoft Office installed on your PC (and it's free). Simply log on to your msn/hotmail account and click on "Sky Drive" on the top menu. * Welcome to the Cloud *

 

 

 

 

Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. (ie put the same word in two or three times on the same line to make it bigger) You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

GDHS Library

 

 

Check if GDHS has the book you're looking for. Book items can be checked out for 14 days. A/V and Reference
materials have a shorter loan period. A maximum of five items can be checked out at any time to a borrower.

 

 

 

This is an online resource which allows you to create your own music, edit music and other audio files, create graphics (including vectors) and edit photos. It will even import instruments of your choice and you can play and record in virtual time. Free.

 

 

Resize a whole folder of pictures. If you tend to shoot pictures in high resolution but need them for video or Internet purposes, they will be WAY too big. This program will allow you to resize a whole folder of pictures and save them as managable jpg's in one step - Free (click 'external mirror 1' to download).
Tutorials

How to transfer videos off your iphone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQqYi8-5oYc

App for Transferring videos from your phone:  "Simple Transfer"

Edit .mov movies with Windows Movie Maker:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK2eKHUE0BY