iMovie for iPad and iPhone - The Basics
Canva allows you to design a variety of products, such as handouts, posters, banners, tickets, passes, signs, certificates, headers, channel art, and more? Canva is a super-simple web app that has a lot of free designs and options to create powerful visual content. This site is a winner, until they monetize it to death, like Haiku is trying to do.
One thing I really like about Canva right now is the ability to sign up / sign in with Google. This makes entry a lot easier for staff and students if you have institutional Google accounts.
The great thing about Canva is that it has pre-made templates, much like MS Publisher, for those who are completely design-impaired, but unlike Publisher, those templates are not ugly and ridiculous looking.
Audiotool is a powerful online music production studio right in your browser.
All your tracks, samples and presets are stored on the Audiotool servers and are accessible from any browser.
Okay, so I had given up on Tynker, but check this crap out. They now have a level editor that looks pretty sweet. You unlock more sprites as you level up, just like GSM. For those of you who want to make an old-school RPG but are intimidated by Stencyl, Give this a try.
We've been talking about programming. Next, we'll be talking about games. Her's a sweet little app to bridge the gap:
This is Scratch - style blocks-based programming for games.
Haiku Deck (link to the app)
"Haiku Deck makes it easy to follow the best practices recommended by experts: simplify your message, use images to amplify emotional impact, and keep formatting clean and consistent. Learn more about our unique approach in The Haiku Deck Way: 10 Tips to Transform Your Presentations. »"
Use this app to easily follow Mr. Walters guidelines for presentations.
Taking screenshots (pictures of what you're doing on the computer) is a basic skill. Using Print Screen is the absolute basic way to do this in MS Windows. It's still the best way for flash game screenshots. Below, are two tools for more advanced screenshots.
Screencast-o-matic is a sweet little app for making videos of what you are doing on your screen. You can make videos of your project work, games you are playing, demonstrations of how to do something, etc.
Here's a video by someone else on how to use it:
Photoshop is one of the few product names to become a verb. Now you can find out what all of the fuss is about.
Use the quick start Guide (Below) to experience Ps for the first time, then try some of these more advanced techniques, under details.
Quick Start in Photoshop
Details: Ps for Graphic Design
Details: Ps for Photo Editing
Details: Assorted other uses for Ps