Free Tech Tools for Language Educators

Software Tools
Web-based tools
Tools that you
might already have
"Almost Free" Tools

Software Tools

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Audacity PC, Mac, Linux software for recording and editing sounds
Audio Recorder Mac only simple audio recorder
AVS Video Converter PC only YouTube to iPod converter
CoreFTP PC only file transfer protocol (ftp) program
Fetch Mac only file transfer protocol (ftp) program; free license for education
FileZilla PC only file transfer protocol (ftp) program
Handbrake PC, Mac, Linux DVD to MPRG-4 converter
Hot Potatoes PC, Mac tool for creating interactive language exercises
Irfanview PC only graphic viewer, editor, and converter
KompoZer PC, Mac, Linux html editor; use to create and publish web pages
OpenOffice PC, Mac, Linux office suite: word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, presention software
Picasa PC , Linux software to edit, manage, and share photos
Praat PC, Mac, Linux software for acoustic analysis
PureVoice PC only simple audio recording software for PC
QlipBoard PC only create Qlippits (files with media and voice annotation)
Skype PC, Mac talk to anyone over the Internet
Switch PC, Mac convert audio files from one format to another
VLC Media Player PC, Mac plays many multimedia formats

Web-based tools

bibme Web-based create a bibliography according to MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian formats
BubblePly Web-based add an annotation or "bubble" to an online video
CuePrompter Web-based teleprompter/autocue service

Dopplr Web-based online service for frequent travellers; coordinate your future travel plans with colleagues
Gliffy Web-based online application that makes it easy for you to create, share, and collaborate with diagrams
Google Reader Web-based checks news sites and blogs; share with others
Google Docs Web-based Create and share your work online (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation)
Protopage Web-based free Web 2.0 personal start pages
SplashCast Web-based Create your own streaming media channel
VoiceThread Web-based online media album that permits voice, text, audio, video annotations
Ustream.TV Web-based

live interactive video broadcast platform

Tools that you already have

iMovie Mac only captures and edits video comes with Macintoshes
MovieMaker PC only captures and edits video comes with PCs
Sound Recorder PC only records audio files comes with PCs

"Almost Free" Tools

Graphic Converter Mac only create, edit, and convert graphics files
QuickTime Pro Mac, PC record, edit, compress video files



Last modified: December 9, 2008