Below are some resources for you to use as you create your own digital stories


Make sure you are being responsible users of information...Use photos that are labeled for re-use or else cite your sources for pictures and music. Here's a link to a quick MLA guide: http://library.menloschool.org/mla.html

tutorial videos

Presentation Tools


Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Easy to use audio editor for PC's
Aviary
www.aviary.com
Online audio and image editor. Some bandwidth issues.
iMovie
Mac Only
Edit images and video to create your story.
Moviemaker
Windows Only
Edit images and add sound
Garage Band
Mac Only

Pixie
Software download for K-6

Story Corps
http://storycorps.org/diy/participate/
This is a list of resources for interviews. Also take a listen to some of the stories.

Music Sites

Aviary
http://aviary.com/
This is a one-stop shopping option for students with sound effects, screen capture, music and video editing options.
10 free music sites
Last 100
Ten sites for legal free music for use in podcasts and presentations.
Royalty Free Music .com
http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-resources.html
Sign in as an educator and download dozens of free stock music clips.
Free Byte
http://www.freebyte.com/music/
This web site offers links to free music, software, music lessons, and sheet music.
Mus Open
http://www.musopen.com/
Free Public Domain Classical Music. Access to copyright-free Mp3 files and sheet music.
Freeplay Music
http://www.freeplaymusic.com/index.php
Free Play Music is a great site for school multi-media projects. You can browse music categoriess with over 2500 tracks of music
Pod Safe Audio
http://podsafeaudio.com/
PodSafe Audio is a webite run by a collective of musicians who create music and share it for the purpose of fair-use in podcasts.
The Free Music Archive
http://freemusicarchive.org/
Initially funded by The New York State Music Fund, this archive contains a number of common use music in a variety of genres.
Sound Bible
http://soundbible.com
Offers a ton of sound effects, sound bytes, and clips.
Sound Effects
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/55-great-websites-to-download-free-sound-effects/
http://findsounds.com
Need sound effects? This list will direct you to a variety of sources.
Find sound effects by keyword (i.e., "creaky door")
Free SFX
http://www.freesfx.co.uk
A large searchable collection of sound effects for podcasts.

Photo options

Google
Advanced search
By choosing the advanced search option, students can set Google to search for pictures licensed to share.
Copyright Friendly wiki
http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/
This page offers links to a myriad of copyright-friendly search options.
Pics4learning
http://pics.tech4learning.com/
Offers free photos for education
Flickr's Creative Commons
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
Flickr's collection of photos for use by the public.
Comp Fight.com
http://compfight.com/
Another Flickr service with photos for use
Behold
http://www.behold.cc/
A search engine that allows the user to find pictures according to license
Peer Editing Guides

Peer Edit With Perfection
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/peer-edit-with-perfection-786.html
A complete lesson guide from ReadWriteThink! Assists with guiding students through the entire process.
English 10 Peer Editing
http://www.english.ucsb.edu/teaching/resources/unlocked/coursematerials/english_10/peer_editing.asp
An online handout that can be modified for your classes


District Planning Guides
District Planning Guides
http://curriculum.dpsk12.org/
In case you don't have them in front of you, here are the districts planning guides


Using an iPod? The Thumbtack mic may be a handy tool: http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/19/thumbtack-microphone-for-ipod-nano-touch/