Media Resources

Sensory/Environmental & Ambient Research / Data Visualization / Modelings

Creative Commons (Resources)

Rez (Game)

Nataural.com Milena Droumeva (Sound / Ambient / Field Recordings)

Smell & the City Victoria Henshaw (Smell Walks, Olfactory)

MultisensoryMel Melanie McBride (Smell Walks, Olfactory) Website

Urban Remix (Ambient/field recordings and social-urban sound remixes).

Sensory Mapping

Edward Tufte Knowledge/Data Visualization

‘Digital Humanities’
– Historical Soundscapes 
– Totality for Kids by M. Wark

Interactive Documentaries Bear 51 & Digital Sins

Art/Game: QTO

Dance your PhD: http://gonzolabs.org/dance/videos/

Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev (transmodallity)

Social Semiotics Glossary Site
(Glossary of Multimodal Terms / From Social-Semiotics Approach)

Listening: E Glennie

Databending / Databending / Databending + SoundGlitch


Production Tools & Gizmos / Multimodal Production, Sampling, Remix, Serious Comics, Soundworks, etc


Vidibox.com Compose video/soundworks by recording, sampling & remixing. Not just for VJs –  limitless possibilities for multiple genres –  buggy in record mode. Does not enable image files to be imported, but you can save images as movies (in iMovie, etc) and then import image in video format (image + time). VidiBox tutorials.

Apps I have used for ‘Serious Comics’ and Zines and Dual-Language/Polyglot Multimodal Works include Halftone 2 and ComicBook! – the latter enables you to import your pictures and posterize/cartoon-ify your image…

Popcorn Maker Remix/Gif/MashUp/Meme Making

Speaking Photo

Comiclife is a very nice platform for serious comics/zines and dual-language multimodal texts. You can select a version for tablets or a more comprehensive version for download to computer. 30 days free. (but not expensive)

Twine is an easy-to-use browser-based tool for creative interactive, non-linear narratives (multimodal stories, poetry, essays, or really any genre) and interactive narratives games.

Twine DMG Powerpoint

Sktchy supports comic/zine making by posterizing or sketcherizing images. Photo-Chop is an app supports tile-warping distortions to more abstract ends.

PhotoShop & Gimp

Timeline Creators < Resources Pages > Timeline Creators

Articulate Storyline – Multimodal Presentation Tool

Padlet (Interactive Virtual Wall)

Camtasia (ScreenCast)

iMovie / iMovie for Education

Animoto

VoiceThread (not tried)

Digital StoryBoards  / StoryBoard That

Multimodal Presentations Plafforms: Prezi / Mindomo / eMaze

iBook Author (mac/apple proprietary)

iBook Author is a free tool enabling users to write their own multimodal poetry, stories/books and curriculum materials, etc. Can be saved and distributed outside of iTunes U, but requires a Mac/iPad for reader download. It CAN be saved as PDF for Windows/PCs, but much interactivity is lost and format is distorted (as a PDF).

Enables video-embedding, image-editing, lots of ‘widgets’, 3-D modelling display, and plenty of serious design features for maximizing multimodal aesthetics.

Before Lomo-imitating digital Apps & Retro-Filters, there was actually a Soviet-made 35mm film camera, theLOMO – ‘the original camera app’. Remarkable night and low-light shots, crazy on-board ‘computer’, surreal color saturation, and real-deal organic vignetting (with occasional light-leaks and other aesthetic ‘defects’).

Gestural fun, invites experimental attitude, and (not infrequently) great results: the original improvisational, DIY/chance-operations action-camera aesthetic for anyone. A LOMO community or ‘affinity group’ (Gee, 2003) appeared in the mid 1990s, advancing the experimental democratic aesthetic associated with Lomography.

Camera+ Image Editing with Filters (including Lomo). Also good for preparing images for iMovie or cartoon-makers, etc… Introduces camera users to darkroom terminology, image-editing terms, photography aesthetics, and classic camera models.

Hipstamatic (Lomo/Holga-style with light-leak effects) & LO-Mob (Retro-Filters)… on and on…

iMovie which has tablet/app iPad (For audio-visual editing and remixing, original movie production, documentaries, etc). Windows/PCs typically come with MovieMaker.

Pinnacle Studio which has tablet/iPad versions.

Super-8 supports retro film aesthetic (e.g, in the tradition of older documentary films, family movies, including frame stutter and light-leak distortions).

Action Movie Effects (same maker as Super-8) is a silly, incorrect app that allows you to add spider attacks, avalanches and meteor strikes (and worse) to your narrative.

Collage Makers: I can’t find a good collage making app that does not limit you to template-driven/greeting card results. Befunky has site and app but not much in terms of sophisticated design options. Paper and scissors still work very well, with a digital picture chaser, as does Photoshop Touch and the usual image-editing tools (Photoshop, Gimp, etc).

Hyperlapse Time Lapse

Stop Motion Studio Stop Motion

Animation Creator (Not Tried)…

There are may stop-motion/animation creators available online, new gizmos appearing daily.

Audio Tools (Soundworks Composition, Editing, Remixing, Publication, etc)

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Glitch Art: Audacity Audio-Editor used to modulate a cat image (using  on-board musical effects like reverb, pitch shift, etc).

Glossary of Technical & Aesthetic Film Terms: Filmsite.org

Audiotool.com Cloud-Based Composing/Mixing & Sharing (with server-side software). Free

Soundcloud and MixCloud (Free Publication/Sharing and Social Media Sites). Synthtopia Site for new digital tools, app reviews, models, technique-sharing. CCmixter Resource site for ‘remix culture’. Looping Tools (Resources for Digital and Analog Looping Tools & Techniques)…

Loop with Loopy (Music, Sound, Voice, etc, Looping Gizmo).

Audacity Hack and tinker with your Audio-files (Remix/Mashup, Glitch-ify, Tempo Edit, Distort and Elongate, ect). Free

Webpage (links to) Field/Audio-Recording Tools.

http://www.synthtopia.com

MPC Sampling/Composing with Tablet App Version iMPC (iTunes)

Tenori-On / Tenori-On for iPad (Soundworks Composition based on innovative Tenori music hardware)

Caustic for Android and for Ipad  (Inter-expressive Keyboard, Beat, Editing Grid, MPC interfaces, Synth-based sound modifications, etc).

ToneMatrix Matrix-based Looping

Synthstation (Soundworks Composition – Inter-expressive Keyboard, Beat, Editing Grid, MPC interfaces)

Audiobus ‘Meta-App’ for app-to-app connection (bussing) or using external microphone, voice, instruments in app-to-app configuration (e.g., Garageband, Loopy, etc).

Prepared Piano (extended techniques)

DIY Maker Education Resources in Toronto 

Mini-Maker Faire and DIY Places in T.

(Interview w/ Toronto-based editors of the book, DIY Citizenship: Critical Making… by H. Jenkins/Interview)

Circuit Bending Toy Site

Remix

“Everything is a sample, everything is waiting to be sampled; and everything is renewed when it is sampled, broken down, reconstructed and recontextualized. If architecture is, as they say, frozen music, then — Miller says — music is liquid architecture. Music fills and reconfigures space, puts it into motion. All that is solid melts into software — actually, into free software or shareware…Paul Miller’s lecture envisioned — but also pragmatically demonstrated, in brief — the utopian potentialities of postmodern culture. Remix/Remodel. Deform in order to Transform.”
– Steven Sharivo on DJ Spooky (Paul Miller)

‘Art Games’

English Classroom Resources

Ontario Curriculum Documents / English

Read Write Think: Curriculum Resources for English, reading and language arts instruction.

The Web English Teacher: Curriculum Resources for English, reading and language arts instruction.

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Writing lab resources and style guides, literary terms, printable hand-outs, ELL support…

Purdue Online Writing for Literature: Index page / Purdue Online Literary Terms: Literary Terms (Basics)

Literary Encyclopedia

Bartleby: Free access to novels, classics, poetry, criticism, non-fiction, reference materials.

Book Whisper Blog (based on The Book Whisper and Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller).

Literary Theory: An Introduction, by Terry Eagleton (Full Text: We will read the Introduction: What is Literature?)

Cinema Studies: They Key Concepts (numerous parallels to literary terms/techniques, excellent resource for connecting literary criticism and writing composition to film theory, art movements, criticism/critical theory, and visual-sequential composition strategies)

Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing (full text)

Ontario First Nations Educational Policy Frameworks

Literary Theory: Online Philosophy Site

AP English Literary Terms (PDF, AP English Expectations)

Literary Terms (Stanford) and More Literary Terms

Literary Devices and  Literary Devices  and  Literary Devices

Narrative Techniques

Cinema/Film Studies Terms Glossary with parallels to literary terms/techniques)

The Electronic Labyrinth: Glossary & informational site for digital writing and hypertext and creative writing in new media environments.

Poems that Go

Vectors and Digital Humanities

Kairos: Digital Writing and Pedagogy Journal

Multimodal Media Glossary

Lil Bits Ideas for Teaching Lit and Creative Writing

Creative Writing Resources and More Resources

The New York Review of Books

Everthing ELL —- ELL in English Classroom

Social Research Glossary

Media/Arts and Digital Literacies –  Ontario English Curriculum

Media Smarts Media Smarts.ca / Digital Media Fundamentals / Teacher Resources

Media Smarts / Media Smarts Ontario [Expectations by Content Area – See Left Navigation Bar]

Media Literacy (Teachers Doc)

Student-Developed Class Wikis (free): .e.g, literary devises, literary criticism, literary periods and artistic movements, authors, multicultural and ELL resources, writing lab tips, or use the wiki to for imaginative purposes and creative writing.  

Creative Commons (CC-Licensed Legal Media) / WikiMedia (Free Legal Media Use/Community)


Multimodal Knowledge/Data Visualization Tools

Gimp (Free and Powerful) / Image-Editor

Edward Tufte (Beautiful Evidence): Knowledge Visualization

Twine is an easy-to-use browser-based tool for creative interactive, non-linear narratives (multimodal stories, poetry, essays, or really any genre) and interactive narratives/adventure games. Introduces students to meta-reflection on narrative forms, adventure games, and even basic coding. Advanced coding can also be applied. Great community support with plenty of online resources.

Timeline Creators < Resources Pages > Timeline Creators: (literary periods and art movements, author biographies, chronological histories, and creative writing (alternate histories, fictional timelines, etc).

Nearpod (Interactive Presentation Tool with ‘lite’ games, polls, multimodal interaction, flipped classrooms, etc.). Free, not too bad, if students have laptops, mobile devices or tablets. Can be used for live interactive activities as well as blended/flipped classrooms. Padlet (Interactive Virtual Wall)

Digital Free-Write & Brainstorming:  Mind-Map Tools  / Prezi / Mindomo / Spiderscribe

Interact with Texts / Literary Works and Provide Multimodal Feedback to Students

Curriculate (Embed a layer of questions, quizzes, and rich media annotations into any reading assignment)

iAnnotate (annotate texts and respond to students text using text/audio)

Graphic Texts/Serious Comics/ Multimodal Story-Telling
(Creating Graphic Poetry, Digital Stories, Non-Fictions, Hypertexts, Twines, etc)

Apps I have used for Visual Essays, ‘Serious Comics’ and Zines include Halftone 2 and ComicBook! The latter enables you to import your pictures and posterize/cartoon your image (or with several similar apps, you can select template backgrounds, cartoon characters, etc).

Articulate Story-building & multimodal narrative/presentation tools.

Comiclife is a very nice platform for serious comics/cartoons. You can select a version for ipad/iphone or a more comprehensive version for downloading on your computer. Resources for Graphic Novel Creation.

Twine is an easy-to-use browser-based gizmo for creative interactive, non-linear narratives (multimodal stories, poetry, essays, or really any genre) and interactive narratives games.

iBook Author is a free tool enabling users to write their own multimodal poetry, interactive and multimedia stories/books and curriculum materials, etc. Can be saved and distributed, but requires a Mac/iPad for reader download. It CAN be saved as PDF for Windows/PCs, but much interactivity is lost (as a PDF).

For Photo-Narrative Composition: Before Lomo-Imitating digital Apps & Retro-Filters, there was actually a Soviet-made 35mm film camera, the LOMO – ‘the original camera app’. Remarkable night and low-light shots, surreal colour saturation, and real organic vignetting. Gestural fun, invites experimental attitude, and (not infrequently) great results: the original improvisational, DIY/chance-operations action-camera aesthetic for anyone. A LOMO ‘affinity group’ (Gee, 2003) appeared in the early 1990s, advancing the experimental, democratic aesthetic associated with LomographyCamera+ Image Editing with Filters (including Lomo). Also good for preparing images for iMovie or cartoon-makers, etc… Introduces camera users to darkroom terminology, image-editing terms, photography aesthetics, and classic camera models.

iMovie which has tablet/app iPad (For audio-visual editing and remixing, original movie production, documentaries, etc). Windows/PCs typically come with MovieMakerPinnacle Studio which has tablet/iPad versions. Glossary of Technical & Aesthetic Film Terms: Filmsite.org


Narrative Game/Makers

RPG-Maker

GameMaker

Twine / Twine on Gamasutra (Open Source Tool for Developing Non/Linear Narratives/Games)

Scratch  (MIT Site – Coding)

Code / Tynker