THE EIGHT MULTIMEDIA LEVELS OF;
* WEB-BASED INSTRUCTION
* CULTURAL SELF-EXPRESSION
Due the explosion of new capabilities and sites it is no longer possible to keep the following listing current. Consider the following a short sampler and use search engines to find the latest and greatest new tools.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first three web features listed above can be easily learned by students within a 50 minute period, the others will take more study and preparation. It is strongly recommended you ask your more advanced students to learn the additional features and teach them to the rest of your class. The social incentives for students to show off what they can learn themselves from the straightforward tutorials listed below are self-motivating.
As a busy teacher, youre not likely to have the time your students will have for learning the more advanced features. Thousands of very high quality multimedia authoring programs are at the software downloading sites listed in this handbook, complete with instructions on downloading.
For example; to find software for animations: Go to http://www.tucows.com and search for animation" Once your students learn to download and install one program (its easy) youre on your way to unlimited fun and excitement!Youre likely to find your advanced students are an invaluable source of technical support and expertise.
1. TEXT FILES
Most modern wordprocessors allow saving desktop-published documents as web pages (Requires use of any word processor.)
2. ACTIVE HYPERLINKSto global resources (Requires use of any word processor.)
3. IMAGE FILES; including digital photos and original artwork. (Digital cameras and/or scanners helpful, but not essential. Creation of 360 degree panorama image files and 3D rotational image files will be included. Many images are available via the Internet.
Panorama/3D image tutorial/software:
For Macs (FREE Software!):
Quicktime video tutorials/software:
LViewPro 2.0 Image Processor:
MGI Imaging Software
PC Animation Software:
Gif Construction Set:
Great for photo manipulation, file conversion and creating animations!
PC Art software:
Paintshop Pro 7.0 The best choice for image and photo manipulation!
Free tools, images, animations and more!
Gifworks Free Online Image Editing Tools
You can edit your own images without downloading software.
Resize, animate, special effects, and more.
4. AUDIO FILES; including sound files of all types, including CD quality music files. (Requires any of the many free software programs available via Internet.) Filetypes include; .mid .avi .wavSound Recorder (comes with all Windows versions)
All PC's and Macs have features that allow you to create sound files.
RealPlayer with RealAudio and Real Video:
Many sophisticated free software programs for viewing and listening to multimedia.
www.audacity.com Best free audio program.
MIDI Manufacturers Association
Music software and hardware
Music Enhancement Products
Download music and learn about the MP3 standard.
Cakewalk Musical Composition Software
Creates sheet music while you play and can auto-transpose.
Band in the Box Music Software
For $70 you can have 5 part accompaniment with auto-harmony features!
For additional Audio resources see the Ten Collaborative Tools at
search for MIDI+tutorial*
5. IPTV, VIDEO FILES AND DESKTOP VIDEO CONFERENCING;
Apple Quicktime Video
For additional Video resources see the Ten Collaborative Tools at
For more information search for
desktop video conferencing+tutorial*
6. ANIMATION FILESincluding Java animations
Go to http://www.tucows.com and search for animation"
For additional tutorials search for animation+tutorial*
For sources of animations search for animation+directories
7. VIRTUAL REALITY 3D Worlds
A free demo is available
http://secondlife.com One of the most popular 3D worlds.
For additional tutorials search for VRML+tutorial*
8. CGI DATA-HANDLING PROGRAMMED FILES;
Many great web applications you can easily add to your web site!
An incredible service to easily create custom data entry forms.
Plug and play CGI modules to allow you to easily add interactive features to your web pages! You must have access to CGI on a server if you do not have your own server. At CGI Free you can use their server and their CGI programs after you fill out a little form.
For additional media resources see the Ten Collaborative Tools http://lone-eagles.com/toolbox.htm and the Web Authoring Resources at http://lone-eagles.com/webdev.htm
For additional information search for cgi+tutorial*