Kotatsu, named for a kind of heated Japanese table, is a nifty piece of software that allows the user to create tables with .css classes written into the code. The user selects how many rows and columns for their table, then names the different classes they want and Kotatsu generates the html code for pasting into a web page, LMS window, or blog.
Voicethread is a tool designed around the idea of discussing media. It is a great tool for students in a photography or art class to view ans discuss the same image, photo, or painting and be able to view and/or listen to one anothers’ contributions.
A full-featured audio creation and editing application. Audacity is open-source, powerful, and much easier to learn than most other tools in its class. Create podcasts, narration tracks for PowerPoint presentations, narrations for audio slideshows, or even voice over for iMovies. Download it here for Windows or Mac.
How do love thee, let me count the ways… Really, for Prezi (http://prezi.com/), it comes down to three reasons. First, Prezi isn’t PowerPoint. Second, Prezi has the potential to be far more visual. Third and finally, Prezi is a better presentation tool than PowerPoint or Keynote.
What don’t I like? Prezi does not support native narration (they say they’re working on it) so Prezi is limited in its application in distance learning as a tool for creating interesting stand alone presentations.
One way to take Prezi to the next level is to combine it with a screen capture software like Captivate, Camtasia, or Jing and add narration there.