Authoring & Multimedia

Miss Martins’ reflections on a professional development workshop on ‘Authoring and Multimedia’


Combination of two or more elements of text, images, sound, or animation.


Creating something that becomes your own. Multimedia authoring refers to creating a form of multimedia which allows the audience to become involved.


iMovie – video editing software that allows images, video, and audio to be imported, and includes a variety of audio and video effects.

  • View iMovie video tutorials here

Windows Movie Maker – video editing software for Microsoft Windows that contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration.

Fireworks – a graphics editor, which includes the capability of creating animated slideshows.

  • View Fireworks Slideshow Tutorial Here
  • Download a Free Trial of Adobe Fireworks Here

PhotoStory – afree application that allows users to create a show and tell presentation.

  • A step by step guide on how to create a Photo Story Document. View this as a PDF: Here
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  • Download a free copy from the Microsoft Download Center: Here

Online Tools

Animoto – a web application that produces videos using the images and music you choose.

  • View a guide on how to use Animoto here
  • Go directly to Animoto and create a video here


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