Posts Tagged ‘software’

I was recently asked for a list of free and cheap instructional technology resources that I have found productive for use on computers. Here is a list in no particular order. I will share an app list (iOS & Android) later…

Hot Potatoes (FREE quiz maker)

Quia (Subscription quiz maker)

Kahoot (Online quiz maker)

WordPress (FREE Web space creator)

Wikispaces (FREE Wiki maker)

PBWorks (FREE Wiki maker)

Delicious (FREE bookarkmarking service)

Diigo (FREE bookarkmarking service)

MOODLE (Open Source Learning/Content Management System)

GIMP (Open Source Image Editor)

Inkscape (Open Source graphics software)

Open Office (FREE Productivity Suite)

Audacity (FREE Audio Editor)

Kompozer (FREE Webpage Creator)

Ubuntu (FREE Operating System)

VLC (FREE Media Player)

Blender (FREE Digital Rendering Software)

Scratch (FREE Programming Software)

InfranView (FREE Image Graphic Editor)

PDFSAM (FREE PDF Manipulator)

Jing (FREE Screenshot/Screencast Software)



out of this worldAccording to the Pixar RenderMan site “RenderMan® is the same software that Pixar uses to render its own feature film animation. It’s a high performance renderer built to tackle the most complicated 3D imaginable … with production-hardened technology that is stable, reliable, and flexible. RenderMan® delivers breathtaking results again and again.”

With a new generation of software in store the following are ways to get the software for free…

“Free Non-Commercial Use”

“With the upcoming release, RenderMan will be free for non-commercial usage.
Examples of non-commercial use-cases include evaluations, personal learning,
experimentation, research, and the development of tools and plug-ins for RenderMan.
For more information refer to our EULA.”

There are also free educational versions available too.

Check it out here:  FREE RenderMan

Documentation of technology hardware and software I use…


Espon Brightlink interactive projector

Smart Board

ELMO document camera

digital cameras (video and still)

Blue Snowball microphone

Macintosh/Apple hardware:  Mac Pro, Macbook, iPad, iPod


Android devices



Windows XP, 7, 8

Linux: Ubuntu


Google Apps

Microsoft Office

Open Office




(to be continued…)