Education and Communications Technology

FREE registration may be required to access some of the training materials listed below.

Courses and Modules

  • See the Getting Started topic for information on content development for this website.

Web Links 

Note: Each of the following opens a new browser window.

  • Audacity—Audacity is a free, open-source, audio editing and recording program for use on Windows, Macs, and Linux operating systems, complete with tutorials.
  • Blender—Blender is a free open-source 3D/Animation program. The site includes several tutorials and information about joining the developers' community.
  • CamStudio—Record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video with this free version of Camtasia.
  • Conversion Tables/Unit Conversion Online—Conversions for many common and exotic units.
  • CrocoDoc—Collaboratively highlight and comment on PDFs, Word documents, and images.
  • eHow—Instructional how-to videos on almost anything, from upper body weight training, to compiling statistics in Microsoft Excel.
  • Fotobabble—Add an audio caption to your favorite photo.
  • GIMP (General Image Manipulation Program)—Access free photo retouching and manipulation software.
  • Google, Google, and More Google—Google has expanded well beyond its well known search engine. Make long distance phone calls using Google Voice, share documents using Google Docs, connect with others using Google Plus, and more.
  • Grammar Girl—Read quick tips that can help anyone (girl or guy) improve his or her writing.
  • Khan Academy—This site offers a multitude of video lectures on many topics.
  • Open Office—Free, open-source software applications that allow you to edit Microsoft Office documents.
  • PaperRater—PaperPater is free online proofreading, grammar checker, a plagiarism detection tool.
  • Poll Everywhere—Encourage more student participation in traditional lectures with this free classroom response system that works using cell phones or computers.
  • Prezi—This PowerPoint alternative creates nonlinear, "zooming" presentations.
  • Read the Words—Post a text document online and an avatar will read it back to you. This is a possible resource for students who struggle with their reading.
  • Sigil—Sigil is a free, downloadable, open-source computer program for creating and editing ebooks in EPUB format.
  • Skype—Send and receive text messages, talk, participate in video calls, and collaborate with other Skype users throughout the world.
  • Teacher Tube—This online community provides an alternative to YouTube for sharing instructional videos.
  • Voki—Create a speaking avatar within minutes. The site also includes tips for educators for making learning activities more engaging.
  • Wordle—Create word clouds based on speeches, essays, and documents.
  • Your Fonts—Turn your own handwriting into a font that you can use on your computer.
  • ZAMZAR—Convert all sorts of file types online without having to download software.
Last modified: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 12:16 PM