Multimedia Tools

City Tech faculty suggested the following multimedia resources that they have found useful in planning their coursework or for presentations.

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CUNY Academic Commons
Instructional Technology (ITMS)
Ursula C. Schwerin Library

Images/Templates

Coroflot
Coroflot is the largest, most established, most diverse pool of professional creative portfolios.

Dafont
This catalog of fonts can be installed into your text editor for repeated use.

Flickr
Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community.

Free Clipart Pictures
Free clip art categories also provide links to related resources including animated graphics, photos, fonts and desktop themes.

FWA – Hall of Fame
This Web site offers a selection of well-designed flash sites.

Logo Design Love
Logos are posted on this website as a reference.

Pantone Matching System Color Chart
This chart is intended as a reference guide only. Use current PANTONE Color publications for accurate color.

The Omni Group
Need a diagram, process chart, quick page-layout, website wireframe or graphic design? Make graphic documents quickly by keeping lines connected to shapes even when they’re moved, providing powerful styling tools, importing and exporting Microsoft Visio files, and magically organizing diagrams with just one click. Make sure to check out the free products at the bottom of the page, and the tutorial section here.

Open Source Software

Audacity
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Citrix
Citrix Systems provides server and desktop virtualization, networking, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing technologies for businesses worldwide. Citrix provides free Xenserver software, along with support for its products.

Fedora
Fedora is an RPM-based, general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat.

FreeSoundProject
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound provides only sound, not songs.

GIMP
The best free open source alternative to adobe photoshop.

NCH Softwares
NCH softwares is a free software download site. Software is available for audio, video, business, graphics, computer utility, dictation, transcription programs for Mobile, Pocket PC, Windows and Macs.

OpenOffice
OpenOffice.org is an open-source software application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems. It supports Microsoft Office formats among others.

PuppyLinux
Puppy Linux is a lightweight open source, Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use. The entire system can be run from RAM, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started. Applications include SeaMonkey, AbiWord, Gnumeric, and Gxine/xine.

VirtualBox
VirtualBox is a free virtualization software that supports a large number of operating systems applications.

Windows Photo Story 3
Windows Photo Story 3 lets you create narrated slideshows using your digital photos.

Social Networking Media

Blogger
Share your thoughts, photos, and more with your friends and the world.

Free Layouts
Find a large collection of free high quality web templates, blog templates, and MySpace layouts for personal web pages.

Free WordPress Themes
The free WordPress themes on this site are made available in the standard .ZIP file format. Most modern operating systems should allow you to open these without installing any special software, but in the event you do need something, get 7-Zip. Don’t forget to check out the license page.

Second Life
Second Life (SL) is a virtual world developed by Linden Lab that launched on June 23, 2003, and is accessible on the Internet. A free client program called the Viewer enables its users, called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars. Residents can explore, meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another, or travel throughout the world.

City Tech has purchased and maintained a virtual Island named City Tech, which some professors have used in a virtual classroom setting for assigning projects for student. Real money is needed to purchase items in SL.

Wiki Dot
Now it’s easier than ever to build a website. Publish content, share your documents, collaborate with friends or coworkers, create a place for your community!

WordPress
Publish your work through WordPress, a publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.

Tutorials

Action Script Tutorials
This site provides tutorials about Flash, Flex and ActionScript.

Learn Open Office
This site provides comprehensive, Web based training for OpenOffice.

Linux Cluster HOW TO
This site has a detailed description of how to setup or configure high-performance servers and nodes.

Linux Tutorials
These tutorials are for open source based applications.

Linux User & Developer
These tutorials are for Web developers and IT professionals.

Mind Storm (LEGO) – Robot Tutorial
This tutorial demonstrates how to build robots.

Virtual Training Company (VTC)
VTC provides basic videos tutorials for PHP.

Windows Live Movie Maker
This tutorial demonstrates how to edit videos.

Yo Linux
Linux tutorials provide technical how-to information and examples for Linux desktop and server configurations.

Videos

Brown University: CIS Online Training
Screencasts are narrated videos thatvdemonstrate how to make power point presentations and use other applications.

Go To And Learn
This website filled with basic instructional videos on how to use Adobe Flash.

Linux Journal
Linux Journal provides free instructional videos for software configurations.

Moving Image Archive
This library contains thousands of free movies, films, and videos.

The Omni Group: Videos
Free How to videos for Web designers.

Xilinx Web Design Videos
Sign up to access the video library of ISE design suite ‘how to’ tutorials.

Web Magazines

Campus Technology Magazine
Campus Technology is an online magazine that reports on the latest instructional technology trends.

Converge Magazine
Converge is an online magazine that reports on instructional trends and technology achievements.

Digital Web Magazine
Digital Web Magazine is an online magazine intended for professional web designers, web developers and information architects.

How Stuff Works
A catalog of articles that describes how “stuff” works.

Linux Journal
Linux Journal is a comprehensive source of everything readers need for creating and completing their own projects using open source software.

Linux User & Developer
Linux online magazine is for Web developers and IT professionals.

Virtualization Admin
VA is an online reference that provides a focused multi-faceted range of free tools and information for IT professionals.