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Create innovative artefacts

These challenges are all about exploring how to create engaging assets or artefacts for your e-portfolio. Choose one or two from the following web 2.0 tools that you have not experienced before and explore their potential for creating innovative artefacts for your e-portfolio collections.

We recommend that you choose one of each from the categories below by selecting the name. You will be taken directly to each site where you'll find easy to use instructions. Additional support for these challenges will be provided by the Challenge Mentors who will schedule a series of online tutorials in Elluminate Live to show you how.

Writing/Reflecting/Storytelling

Google docs - an open source product that allows you to create and collaborate documents, spreadsheets and presentations online

PowerPoint
- step yourself up beyond the basic (a Microsoft product)

Wordpress blog - an open source product self - hosted blogging and content management system

Blogger
- an open source blogging tool with different template designs

Wikispaces - an open source website that allows creation and editing of a web page, inviting visitors and users to create and evolve the wiki through contributions (uses WYSIWYG editing)

Google sites - an open source website application to create and share webpages and share collaborative work

Posterous - an open source product great for blogging beginners, blogs can be created by sending an email to your site

Word - step yourself up beyond the basic (a Microsoft product)

LiveBinder - an open source product designed to organise and present documents online include webpages, videos and pdfs

Audio/Visual/Animation

Audacity - an open source tool for recording and editing

Photo Story - a photo presentation story maker including sound, voice over or text. Small file size (a free Microsoft product)

or Movie Maker - turn photos and video clips into movies (a free Microsoft product)

or iMovie - free video editing tool for Apple Mac computers

Voicethread - an open source product, web-based tool for audio/visual media used collaboratively. Comments can be left by voice, text, video and doodling (drawing) can be done whilst making comments

Prezi - an open source product used for zooming to make presentations more powerful

Xtranormal - an open source product for making 3D movies

Toondoo - an open source product for creating cartoons

Glogster - an open source productfor making an interactive poster
 
Storybird - an open source product start with a picture and create your story around it
 
SpiderScribe - an open source product for mindmapping and brainstorming connecting notes, files and calendars

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