Multimedia Tools

A collection of links, tips, and resources for using multimedia tools.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators (free download)


Animoto is a cloud-based tool that allows users to easily incorporate images, video clips, text, and music into video slideshows.

Apply for an educator's account for unlimited videos (account is good for 50 students for 6 mo.)
Once your receive full-access to your educator account have your students sign up using your unique class code (see directions below).
Sign-up using your Class Code
Directions for students to use Class Code

Animoto Frequently Asked Questions
Tips for putting together better Animoto videos.

Flip Video

The Basics of creating a movie within the FlipShare application.


Watch a video on creating a podcast using GarageBand


Directions on setting up classes using the school premium license.

Glogster Educator Resource Library (great glog examples, lesson plans, media resources, and more)

Here's a 90 second introduction to using Glogster.

Glogster Training Materials
You need Flash plugin

Short Glogster video clips created by a middle school student Click here.


Learn how to download YouTube videos to use in iMovie (don't forget to cite your sources)

Introduction Video to iMovie '09



Photostory Tutorial

Here's another Photostory Tutorial.


Rubric for PowerPoint projects

PowerPoint 2003 (PCs)
Self-paced tutorials that include visuals and videos.

PowerPoint 2008 (Macs)

Learn how to add audio to your PowerPoint project.

Windows Movie Maker

Introduction to Movie Maker

Adding Transitions and Special Effects

Add Titles and Credits

Add Music

Add Narration