Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry.Krita is free software, licensed under the GNU Public License, version 2 or later.
Krita has several features that are unique or a first among free software painting applications: support for colorspaces other than RGB, like CMYK, support for HDR painting, painting assistants, a perspective grid. The Krita developers are keen to support the artistic community that has grown around Krita.
DocsTeach brings together more than 3,000 primary sources and seven online activities, each designed to reinforce specific historical thinking skills. Register for free, search or browse the primary sources, and bookmark any that interest you. Head over to the "Activities" section to plug sources into any of the site's seven activity templates, and then save new activities for use in the classroom—or publish them to share with other DocsTeach users. To add a twist, ask students to make, present, and take activities of their own—activity creation is simple enough and web-savvy students should be up to the task.
Tools for Screencasting
A screencast is a movie of your computer screen that is often used to demonstrate how specific features of a software are used. Good screencast videos are short in length, they have audio - either as voice narration or in the form of background music - and they may also include some sort of notes or text transcripts to aid the viewers.
In the Screencast Tutorial page you can find a list of several freeware screen recorders, like Screencast-O-Matic, CamStudio, Wink, ScreenR and more.
Another list of very interesting tools for screencasting (be careful, not all are free) is available on the following webpage: http://www.labnol.org/software/screencasting-toolkit/18831/
Here are some of the best software tools and hardware devices, and several good suggestions too, that can help you create professional-quality screencasts.
CamStudio, Jing, Wink, HyperCam, UltraVNC Recorder, Microsoft Encoder 4, Screenr, Screencast-o-matic, ScreenJelly, ScreenToaster, Expression Encoder, BB Flashback, WeGame client, FRAPS, Procaster, Join.me, Audacity, TubeMogul,
How Open is the Future? Economic, Social & Cultural Scenarios inspired by Free and Open Source Software.
This first publication of the CROSSTALKS series started to explore the probing issue of “Free and Open Source Software” from an interdisciplinary and wide-angled perspective: an excellent starting point for its kick-off event. The results were published in the first CROSSTALKS book. How Open is the Future? (VUB Press), edited by the university’s Vice-rector Research Jan Cornelis and Marleen Wynants, Operational Director of CROSSTALKS. "How Open is the Future?" is available under a Creative Commons license. You may redistribute, copy, or otherwise reuse/remix this book provided that you do so for non-commercial purposes and credit the editors and authors.
Temoa Knowledge Hub
Temoa is a knowledge hub that eases a public and multilingual catalog of Open Educational Resources (OER) which aims to support the education community to find those resources and materials that meet their needs for teaching and learning through a specialized and collaborative search system and social tools.
- It contains selected educational resources, described and evaluated by an academic community.
- Resources categorized by area of knowledge, educational level and language, among others.
- Provides a friendly search engine through intuitive filters.
- Allows the creation of communities around educational resources.
The resources, covering numerous subjects, are available in many formats including video.