Create Media For Your Story

Now here is a my rule- the media files you use in your story have to be ones that are licensed or shared with permission to re-use; this is the only way you can safely then share your new creation knowing it does not contain any copyrighted material plus it is just darn human courtesy to give credit where creation came from. So just finding a picture via Google is not satisfactory. For each media file you find, as you search, be sure to document the source by title and URL and find a person or organization to give credit. Just ask Mrs. Arnold for help.

Here are some web 2.0 sites that you can use to add music/video/images to accompany your story:

Citation Resources
Infotrac - HMS Library, need password
EasyBib - Automatic bibliography and citation maker

Copyright Free Stuff
Compfight - A Flickr search tool
Musopen - Embeddable music files of various composers
Free Sound Effects - Free to download
Partners in Rhyme - Royalty free music and sound effects
FreeSFX - Free sound effects
ImageBase - Free photos
Wylio - Free pictures
PACDV - Sound effects, music and images are available
CCMixter - Download, Sample, Cut-up, Share
Looperman - Free loops
Music Graphics Galore - Free music graphics
SoundsResource - The biggest archive of free audio

Multiple Media Types
Wikimedia Commons

Everystockphoto - Search form multiple sources.
Tag Galaxy - Millions of photos categorized by tag, an interactive 3D world of photos.

The following are web-based software that can be used to create different multimedia projects:

Music Creation/Composition, Audio
MuseScore - Free music composition & notation software.
NoteFlight - An online music writing application that lets you create, view, print and hear music notation with professional quality, right in your web browser.
KissTunes - Play and record tunes online using your QWERTY keyboard and share them.
JamStudio - The online music factory.
FinaleNotePad - I have program
Songsmith - I have program
Audacity - Free, cross-platform Sound Editor. Loaded on all netbooks
GarageBand - part of the iLife programs on Macintosh computers
Drum Set
Ken's Virtual Drum Set
Avairy - Free online looping program

Masher - Create free online video, photo, and music mashups. Need login
Nota - Casual Collaboration. Mash your ideas and media together with friends in a dynamic whiteboard wiki. Using photos, videos, and other web content you can instantly create brainstorms, presentations, scrapbooks, and enjoy an interactive chat with more than 50 friends. Need login
VoiceThread - Group conversations around images, documents, and videos. I have login
Fliggo - Create your own video site. Need login
VistaZoo- Create free virtual tours on your own map portal! Need login

WetPaint - Don't need login
Queeky - Online drawing community. ADVANCED
Splashup- Create pictures and edit photos online, just like Adobe Photoshop ADVANCED
Pencil- Download and create pencil drawings draw online DOWNLOAD
Google Sketchup - Create 3D buildings and drawings ADVANCED
Canvastic - Create simple animations on this free canvas. Don't need login
Imaginationcubed - Create drawings with friends, share and replay for instant playback. Don't need login
ImageChef- Create fun photo posters.

Dolver - Quick and easy way to make own movie with stock characters.
Bubblr - Create comic strips from Flickr photos.
Clayanimator - Clay Animation and Stop Motion Animation. Advanced
GoAnimate - Create your own cartoons and animations easily. Advanced, might not be appropriate
MakeBeliefsComix- Online educational comic generator for kids of all ages. Don't need login
Kerpoof - Currently blocked at DTSD. Could have possibilities
PicTaps- Draw a cartoon character and animate them instantly
Comic Sketch - Online comic maker. Don't need login ?
Dfilm- Easily create fun films. Don't need login, might not be appropriate. Simple to use though.
Fluxtime More animation fun. Download
Xtranormal Create movies with real characters. Download, but free versions available
Blender- free open source 3D content creation suite. Download
Pixton - Has a site for educational uses
Brickflims - To complicated
Virtual Legos - Play with Lego online.
DoInk - Draw, Animate, and Collaborate.
SAM Animation - Putting students ideas into motion
ToonDoo- The Cartoon Strip Creator
ComicLife - Expand what you can do with your photos
Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

PictureTrail - Online Photo Sharing, Image Hosting, Online Photo Albums, Photo Slideshows. Need login
OneTrueMedia - Your life, perfectly mixed. Need login
PhotoPeach - I have login
Slide - Don't need login
Animoto - The end of slideshows. I have login
Vuvox- Create an online audio channel. I have login
Jaycut - Create videos easily with your photos and video. Need login

Web Creation
Wix - Free Flash website builder. Need login
Glogster - Poster Yourself - Need login
Sophie - Rich media within a networked environment.