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29 March 2008
Photoshop Express Now Avaliable
Topic: All subjects
Adobe have launched their free online photo editing and storage service.

Posted by tonywh2 at 12:37 PM NZT
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27 March 2008
Become a Freelance Designer - Bid For Projects
Topic: General
Student Freelance is a web service where students can bid for projects posted by buyers in categories that include Graphic Design and Multimedia, Web Design and Development. Students can create their portfolios at the service for buyers to search. Read this article if you are interested in becoming an international freelancer.

Posted by tonywh2 at 7:50 AM NZT
Updated: 27 March 2008 7:54 AM NZT
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Online PowerPoint Presentations With Animations
Topic: All subjects
With authorSTREAM you can share your PowerPoint slideshows through your blog, websites, on YouTube and even via iPod.  Your slideshows remain as you created them, with animations, timings and even audio narrations.

Posted by tonywh2 at 7:32 AM NZT
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26 March 2008
Web 2.0 Applications To Bypass The Desktop
Topic: All subjects
Here is a database that provides a fantastic collection of web 2.0 applications that effectively replace the standard desktop.

Posted by tonywh2 at 8:31 AM NZT
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25 March 2008
Convert Web Pages To PDFs
Topic: All subjects

This new and free web service converts html to pdf format. Just type in a web page URL or paste in HTML and press Convert to PDF. There's also a bookmarklet to convert webpages direct from your browser.

Posted by tonywh2 at 8:24 PM NZT
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21 March 2008
Widgets For Learning
Topic: Instructional Design
Links to more than 50 widgets that emphasise learning. Put them in your blog or wiki.

Posted by tonywh2 at 9:43 AM NZT
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Free Online Learning
Topic: All subjects
Here are links to over 100 websites that provide access to free tutorials in almost any subject in which you may have an interest....

Posted by tonywh2 at 9:32 AM NZT
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20 March 2008
Add A Widget To Your Blog or Wiki
Topic: blogs
Widgets are an easy way to add features to your blog. Here arel links to  a range of widgets that enhance your blog or wiki with photo sharing, search, commerce, weather, news headlines and even games. Adding a widget to your blog/wiki is easy. 1. Browse the gallery and choose a Widget, 2 .Configure it at the Widget provider's site, 3. Post it to your blog!

Posted by tonywh2 at 8:19 AM NZT
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19 March 2008
Sound Effects for Your Pocasts
Topic: General
SoundTransit is a directory of short downloadable audio files of situational background noise recorded by enthusiasts from around the world. All the mp3 files are covered by the Creative Commons license and can therefore be freely used to add ambience to your podcasts. The search engine makes it simple to find an appropriate clip. For more ideas on how to use SoundTransit, have a look at the Nik Peachey's post Soundscapes from SoundTransit.

Posted by tonywh2 at 9:16 PM NZT
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Text To Voice Converter
Topic: General

This is a tool with a variety of possible applications.  The steps involved are >>Say what you want to be read - anything from an uploaded document to some cut and pasted text >>Choose a reader - up to 15 to select from including male and female voices as well as French and Spanish speakers >>Sit back and listen - either online or downloaded as a MP3 file or embedded in your blog/website. Go to the website and do a quick test with some short text and have it read by 1 of 2 readers OR register for a completely free account.

Posted by tonywh2 at 9:11 PM NZT
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8 March 2008
Multimedia Storytelling Options
Topic: Instructional Design
This is a great slideshow about creating multimedia slideshows...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED....for each options there are many links to examples.

Posted by tonywh2 at 7:28 AM EADT
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Record Videos Of Your Screen

Here is a new screencasting tool. Record and share your screen in a video.
 Record videos to help friends use their computer, training tips for other students, help people use your websites, blogs and wikis.


Posted by tonywh2 at 7:18 AM EADT
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2 March 2008
Add Interest To Your PowerPoint Presenatations
Topic: All subjects

This slide show demonstrates how to make your PowerPoint presentations more interesting.

Posted by tonywh2 at 6:31 PM EADT
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Add Your Signature To Your Emails
Topic: General
MyLiveSignature offers a FREE service for creating personal signatures.Spice up your emails, blogs and other digital content by adding your own signature. You can either scan the real thing or create  a signature from a wide range of fonts.

Posted by tonywh2 at 8:35 AM EADT
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Google's New Wiki Application
Topic: General

Some time ago Google acquired the wiki site, JotSpot, and has been developing it ever since.  Now it has been re-born within Google's new application, Google Sites, which makes "creating a team site as easy as editing a document". "People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it's just yourself, your team, or your whole organization.

Posted by tonywh2 at 8:30 AM EADT
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13 February 2008
Design Resources
Topic: General
Here is a designer's website that provides links to the designer's own and recommended resources that include General Design, CSS Design, Blogs and Blogging, Web Design Color Studies, Freelance Web Design, Web Standards, Other Neat Design Things - check out the free stock images section.

Posted by tonywh2 at 11:29 AM EADT
Updated: 13 February 2008 11:32 AM EADT
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11 February 2008
New File Hosting and Sharing Service
Topic: All subjects provides a highly scalable, reliable, fast and inexpensive platform to store and retrieve data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.
  • Fully drag and drop capability between files and folders.
  • Copy, Cut, Move, Delete, Rename and zip files or folders.
  • Folder publishing using direct links or RSS feeds.
  • Sharing with users with permission assignment.
  • Photo Album and Photo editing capabilities.
  • Word, excel online editing and PowerPoint presentation viewing.
  • Online music and video players.

Posted by tonywh2 at 7:46 PM EADT
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Find, Play and Save Music From the Web
Topic: General
Songbird enables you to find, play and save music  from the web using a browser interface. Check out this video to see Songbird's features and then download for free.

Posted by tonywh2 at 4:30 PM EADT
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10 February 2008
File Hosting and Sharing
Topic: All subjects
Box is a file sharing AND file collaboration service. Store your files (docs, pdf, audio and images) and invite others to share - send email to download - and edit. * Share documents or presentations with colleagues * Coordinate work on a group project with fellow students * Share photos and videos from an event with family and friends

Posted by tonywh2 at 8:17 AM EADT
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File Conversion Service
Topic: All subjects

KoolWire is a file conversion service that sends the  conversions via email. It has the ability to convert a Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files to PDF, as well as PDFs back to Word.  Additionally, it can take MP3s and Wavs back and forth.

From word, ppt, excel to PDF:
From PDF to Word:
From WAV to MP3:
From MP3 to WAV:

Posted by tonywh2 at 7:35 AM EADT
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