Digital Video and Images Tools
Note: this page links to explanations for specific software applications. For lesson plans and resources for assignments, try the Digital Storytelling page.
Photo-editing, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen capture, music creator, audio editor, and more.
Start with a photo. Add a mouth and start talking!
A free online editor with multiple effects and layers. Works online, no need to download software. Users can save online or to their own computer.
Download this free software for image editing. Offers multiple effects and layers.
Annotation: Day Three
Teaching students to analyze a photograph? You'll find great ideas here: checklists of what to look for, suggestions for structuring a written response, and links to photo archives.
This online image editor allows users to add effects.
Photoscape for Windows
Download this free software for image editing. Effects include frames, balloons, and filters.
A free basic editor that allows users to save to their own computers or online. No need to download software.
Any Video Converter
Would you like your video to be in a different format? Use the free version of this product to convert it.
Audio Media Resources
If your students are making digital videos, they will want music. At this site find links to royalty-free music.
AVS Video Editor
At this site download free video editing software.
Digitales Storymaking Steps
Downloadable handouts to help students plan storyboards, images, and music.
Free Video Converter
You shot video in one format, but you need to convert it to another? Click here.
Free online video editing. Free account required.
A great tool for screen captures. Free version available; requires download.
A very simple online editor. Upload your images, videos, and soundtrack, add text comments, and itís done! In the free version videos are limited to one minute.
This site enables students to upload and edit their videos. It requires an account, but itís free.
How to use Windows Movie Maker
This page offers step-by-step instructions with links to additional explanation. Windows Movie Maker is free software available for use in Windows XP and Vista. Always use the most recent software.
Windows Movie Maker Video Tutorials
Follow the links to a series of short videos demonstrating how to use Windows Movie Maker.
"If you can type, you can make movies" at this site. Registration required. Basic features are free; upgrades are available at a fee. This site is not designed for education, but a creative teacher will find many applications.