academic/creative digital journals & directories

(There are hundreds of these, so I’m going to list a few of the most referenced ones, to my knowledge, which is certainly limited in disciplinary scope.)


Journals/Sites of Interest

articles/readings of interest

technical handouts

resource forms


  • rip YouTube videos: – a free file conversion website: will help you rip YouTube videos for editing yourself.
  • Instructions for ripping videos from YouTube using Zamzar (above). Follow the filetype choices in Step 2 for either Mac or PC.
  • taking screenshots: PC or Mac instructions for taking screenshots and making them into images that you can upload to your blog.
  • using MovieMaker: short, video-based tutorials that literally walk you through how to do pretty much everything in MovieMaker v.2.
  • using iMovie 09: Apple’s tutorials for using the newest version of iMovie.
  • using iMovie 06/HD: Apple’s tutorials for using an older (better?) version of iMovie.
  • VPN client: you can download the VPN client from ISU’s help desk website. Use this for mapping your student server locations from home. (NOTE: I’m having trouble making it work on my Mac right now, so if you have problems with it, please call the Help Desk first, then we can troubleshoot in class (although it’ll be difficult since we don’t have wireless in the lab).
  • WEbVPN client. Use this if the above doesn’t work or is too confusing.
  • Zotero: a free bibliographic tool that comes as a Firefox plug-in.
  • xtranormal: type in a script and use their pre-made 3D environs to create a movie.
  • creating mapping/media story mashups with web and cell phone delivery.
  • Remix America gives you the tools and raw materials you need to remix America Then with America Now.

websites with accessibility tools

  • Magpie:
  • Subtitle Workshop:

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