Free Software



Check TKI Software for Learning for a more extensive list

Please add software that you have used, loved and recommend as "the best of the best" so we can keep this list manageable. If you want to see a review of software that David has used and recommends the resources page of his blog has links and reviews.

Music, Sound Recording Broadcasting


Audacity PC Mac
ACID Xpress PC

Games, Animation, Programming


Scratch
Including - Introductory Scratch Challenges from Australian edu_blogger Bill Kerr
Game Maker
Aniboom - this is an online animation tool, no software required. SINA blocks this site so you will need to unblock it
Logo - Programming tool from very basic shape creation to very sophisticated programmes.
Blender (G+T 3-D animation - ask David if this is right for you)

Graphics


The Gimp
Inkscape
ArtRage 2.5 Starter Edition, (All New Zealand schools have been offered the full version of ArtRage 2.5 at a Ministry of Education cost of NZ$1.00.)
Pixia

Interactive


Skrbl Mac PC
Skype

Mindmapping


Mindmeister
Mind42 This is an online collaborative mindmapping tool that can be embedded into blogs or wikis, very cool. You can even search Flickr and Yahoo for images to insert into your mindmap.

Cybersafety


Hector the Protector

Moviemaking


MS Moviemaker2.1
MS Photostory3


Google

Google Earth
Google SketchUp
Google Docs
Picasa