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11 easy-to-use tools for creating great web content

At a presentation I gave today for the staff of The University Daily Kansan, a student asked what I thought was the the most important tool was for creating stories for the web. My answer was simple: a smartphone. When … Continue reading

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Three digital tools offer free trials

If you’d like to give some new software a free whirl, here are three great opportunities. Scapple for Windows Literature and Latte, the maker of Scrivener, has released a beta version of a Windows program called Scapple. Scapple is desktop … Continue reading

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Narrable: A new service for creating audio slideshows

A new website called Narrable offers some interesting possibilities for storytelling. Narrable is an online service that allows you to load photographs into a horizontal slider and then add voice narration to each photo. Viewers can scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Handout: Tools for Enhancing Stories Visually

A handout for a session at the Kansas Collegiate Media conference in Wichita. You’ll find most of these tools elsewhere on this site. Ward Online Tools, 2013

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Tools for creating infographics

If you are serious about creating infographics, I’d suggest learning to use Adobe Illustrator. It’s the most versatile program of its kind, giving you complete control over the look of a graphic. It’s great for print or static web graphics. … Continue reading

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Free and low-cost tools for design and publishing

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software A good list of tools from Lifehacker. ——————————————————————————————-

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What’s All the Fuss About Evernote?

I started using Evernote earlier this year, and it has quickly turned into an essential tool for my research and teaching. It’s an easy way to take notes, and it allows you to clip web articles and store them in … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for search, Twitter, presentation, analytics

Search IceRocket Allows you to search blogs, Facebook, Twitter and images. You can also search for trending topics for up to three months. You can narrow your search by limiting it to tags that people have used on blog posts. … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for tweets, apps, graphics, curation

Social media / productivity GroupTweet Allows an unlimited number of people to tweet from the same account. I haven’t tried this, but I like what I see. The service seems to solve a problem that many organizations have: how to … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for maps, timelines, curation

Maps and mapping TileMill TileMill is an open source platform for creating maps using a CSS-like coding system. The site includes a support area for learning how to use the software and how to export maps. The TileMill suite of … Continue reading

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