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  • Tcea 2009

    1. 1. More Free Stuff! Ellen Zimmerman, MTT Hardin-Jefferson ISD
    2. 2. Goals for this Session <ul><li>Explain and overview some of my favorite freeware. </li></ul><ul><li>Give clear explanations of what the software can do for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a Web site for you to go to later when you have time to play! </li></ul><ul><li>www.ezimmerman.us </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the “TCEA” tab. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What do you mean, freeware? <ul><li>Yes, it is really free! </li></ul><ul><li>Some are from individual programmers, some from universities and some from everyday people. </li></ul><ul><li>Shareware means the same thing, free. </li></ul><ul><li>Trial versions either give you full use for a period of time or some have limited </li></ul><ul><li>use or watermarks. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Software Overview <ul><li>Wink by Debugmode </li></ul><ul><li>Swiff Point Player </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Producer </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Photostory 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Format Factory </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sketchup </li></ul><ul><li>Coffeecup </li></ul><ul><li>Babarosa </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Finale Notepad </li></ul><ul><li>Photobie </li></ul><ul><li>CMap Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch (MIT) </li></ul><ul><li>MSW Logo </li></ul><ul><li>Cute PDF Writer </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Free Stuff? <ul><li>Schools with limited budgets. </li></ul><ul><li>Free exposure to a variety of software. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches students to “dive in” and not be afraid of trying new things. </li></ul><ul><li>Something for the ones who finish work early to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Most companies will work with education agencies to give you full working versions. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Is it Safe? <ul><li>Add-ons and extras from reputable software companies like Google. </li></ul><ul><li>University sites like MIT. </li></ul><ul><li>Through download companies. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tucows.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNET.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapfiles.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FreewareFiles.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School virus protection is thorough, </li></ul><ul><li>be brave! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Backgrounds <ul><li>Creating your own PowerPoint backgrounds make a difference. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple steps using images of your choice. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Background Demo
    9. 9. Wink by Debugmode <ul><li>Screen recording software. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Wink by Debugmode
    11. 11. Add-ons and Extras <ul><li>Swiff Point Player 2.0 – lets you add Flash movies to PowerPoints easily! </li></ul>
    12. 12. Microsoft Producer
    13. 13. PhotoStory 3
    14. 14. PhotoStory 3 – Photo Arranging
    15. 15. PhotoStory 3 – Captions/Narration
    16. 16. PhotoStory 3 - Music Demo
    17. 17. Format Factory
    18. 18. Google Earth <ul><li>Google Earth shows maps, aerial views and actual photos that have been posted of sites all over the world. (Can be bandwidth hog.) </li></ul>
    19. 19. Google Sketchup Created by Jared.
    20. 20. Coffeecup <ul><li>Coffeecup is very simple to use webpage software. </li></ul><ul><li>Support is good. </li></ul><ul><li>You do have to have administrator rights to use. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Coffeecup Created by Chantal.
    22. 22. Babarosa <ul><li>GIF animation software </li></ul><ul><li>Trial version that allows full use. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Babarosa Demo Created by Randy.
    24. 24. Audacity <ul><li>Audacity allows for recording and editing of sounds. It can be used to create audio podcasts or to overlay video sounds in Movie Maker or other software. </li></ul><ul><li>The first time you use it you may have to “show” the software where the .dll file is. </li></ul><ul><li>The .dll file should be in the Program files for the software. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Audacity Demo
    26. 26. Finale Notepad <ul><li>Creates music using different instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use even if you don’t know music. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Photobie <ul><li>Photobie is very similar to Photoshop. </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently updated and simple to use. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Photobie Samples
    29. 29. CMap Tools <ul><li>Very simple thought mapping software. </li></ul>
    30. 30. CMap Tools Sample
    31. 31. CMap Tools Demo
    32. 32. Scratch <ul><li>Software from MIT to introduce all ages to basic programming logic. </li></ul>
    33. 33. Scratch Demo Created by Jesse.
    34. 34. MSW Logo <ul><li>Students use math and programming terms to move the “turtle”. </li></ul>
    35. 35. MSW Logo
    36. 36. Additional Freeware That I Love! <ul><li>CutePDF Writer will create PDF documents for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Zamzar is a Web site that will convert your file formats to other formats. It is very useful for posting to the internet. </li></ul>
    37. 37. <ul><li>Wikispaces is an excellent communication site. (DVR for e-mail!) </li></ul><ul><li>iLyrics finds the lyrics for iTunes songs and saves them in the “Get Info, Lyrics” tab of your music. </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics Plugins for Winamp and Windows Media Player will scroll the lyrics for the song that is playing. </li></ul><ul><li>Winamp Player is another music organizer. </li></ul>
    38. 38. My Two Cents….. <ul><li>Don’t get overwhelmed! </li></ul><ul><li>Try one or two new things a month. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t know what something is, Google it or ask a teenager! </li></ul><ul><li>The real nerds today are the ones who DON’T use technology! </li></ul>
    39. 39. Thank you! <ul><li>Have fun trying new freeware and creating lesson plans for your classes! </li></ul><ul><li>www.ezimmerman.us </li></ul><ul><li>(Hosted by Siteground.) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen Zimmerman, MTT </li></ul>

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