Below is a list of useful software (some of which are free) which can be used to assist mobile learning.
  • Audacity- http://download-audacity.org/?gclid=CM7ni_-0mY4CFQztlAod5nzOSw>
    • Software for recording, editing and converting sound files. (Mac O/S X, Windows, Linux - Cost Free)
  • Castblaster- www.castblaster.com/
    • CastBlaster is a unique program combining all tools required to create and publish a podcast with an easy to use interface - (Window XP, Cost £27.23)
  • Videoblaster- http://www.vidblaster.com/
    • VidBlaster is the program that simplifies the entire process of creating a video recording or podcast from camera to upload. With just a few mouse clicks this application enables you to play video clips, mix them with one or more live camera images, and record and upload the entire show to the internet. VidBlaster is the video equivalent of CastBlaster. (Windows XP, Vista - Cost £27.20 license key is valid for 5 activations)
  • Vlog- http://www.adobe.com/products/vlogit/
    • Vlog creates video blogs and acts a bit like an auto-queue enabling pupils to create and present video presentations or TV news type stories by dragging and dropping photos, video clips or music into the video blog. (Window XP - Cost £20)
  • Visual Communicator- http://www.adobe.com/products/visualcommunicator/
    • This is the professional edition of Vlog and only needed for serious video bloggers. (Windows XP and Vista)
  • Podium- http://www.podiumpodcasting.com/
    • Podium is a PC-based application, designed specifically for the education market. It is an easy-to-use piece of software that allows students of any age to create, edit and publish podcasts all from the same simple interface.
  • Crazytalk- http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/
    • CrazyTalk's powerful facial morphing animation technology turns still images into a live talking character so you can deliver an animated vocal video performance. Just a single photograph, recorded or imported audio, combined with transitional effects, animated illustrations and expressive emoticons, and is all you need to begin creating speaking actors. (Windows Vista/XP/2000 - Cost £55 to £80)
  • Lecturnity- http://www.connectededucation.co.uk/Homepage?TTU=0&thelayout=3&docname=LecturnityLesCap
    • An extremely useful application allowing you to quickly create multi-media lessons, save them locally and make them available online. Record your lessons, including all annotations, with sound and video and publish them directly to the web afterwards.(£1250 for primary school site license, £3500 for secondary)
  • WM recorder- http://wmrecorder.com/
    • WM Recorder is a powerful way to record video and audio from the internet for distribution to your pupils. This saves on bandwidth for pupils each individually downloading the same file. All the popular streaming formats and protocols are supported. (Windows only - Cost £45)
  • Mind Mapping Software
  • Zing- http://www.anyzing.com/
    • Helps collaborative communication in a classroom environment by allowing pupils to input and contribute during class. The teacher can pose a question or topic and get immediate input from all pupils at the same time by input on screen.
  • Cuteftp- http://www.cuteftp.com/
    • One of the most popular ftp clients, however there are numerous free ones and ones that can be used with the Mozilla Firefox Browser