Teen Links

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Internet Resources for: Technology

  • GIMP

    GIMP is a free GNU Image Manipulation Program. Download it to your computer to begin retouching photos or use its advanced features for image authoring.

  • Myths and Legends Story Creator 2

    This is a free story creator. Use it to build a graphic story in chapters by adding backgrounds, people, objects, and speech bubbles.

  • Picasion

    Create animated GIF online for free. Upload your pictures or grab them from Flickr to make avatars or animations and post them to your favorite social networking website.

  • Pixton

    Pixton for Fun is a free service that allows you to create and remix comics. You can also rate comics, post comments, enter contests, and build a fan club. Post your completed creations to Facebook or even get them printed on merchandise.

  • Read, Write, Think: Student Materials: Comic Creator

    Comic Creator is a free service for creating your own comics. This site is designed for beginning comic artists and you must print your work at the end of your session.

  • Storify

    Storify allows you to bundle related tweets, TwitPics, Facebook updates, and Flickr photos onto one page. Add your own commentary and publish the assembled package.

  • Storybird

    This is a free Beta product for collaborative storytelling. Use the site's gallery to create and read art-inspired stories that you can publish as a registered user.

  • Voki

    Basic Voki is free and you can use it to create speaking avatars. Get up to 60 seconds of audio message for your avatar and post it to your blog, website, or social networking profile.

  • Windows Live Movie Maker

    Download Windows Live Movie Maker for free and start sharing your own movies. This software allows you to combine pictures with videos and makes editing easy.