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Skilful Communication

Windows 8 Apps to support the development of Skilful Communication and Presentation Skills in students.

Explain Everything ™ // Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move and arrange any object added to the stage. Record and playback your screencast.

Explain Everything ™ app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Shuttersong // Capture a complete moment by adding music or sound to a photo. You can take a new photo or use any photo in your library, including Instagrams, photo collages and artwork. It’s simpler than video, fun to use, and Shuttersong is free!

Shuttersong app for Windows in the Windows Store

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CreateBook app // Why just read ebooks? When you can create your own! CreateBook is an easy to use App allowing users of all ages to create stunning eBooks which include text, video and a range of other media. CreateBook has many applications, including education where students of all ages can create everything from narrated story books to multimedia revision guides. It’s simple, stunning interface will make it the ideal companion for Windows 8 Tablets in the classroom.

CreateBook app for Windows in the Windows Store

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PhotoFunia is a cloud-based photo editing tool that gives you a fun filled experience. Take any photo and just wait to see the magic. Our proprietary technology automatically identifies the face in the photo and let's you add cool photo effects and create funny face photo montages. PhotoFunia is free and very easy to use. Just select an effect you like from over 300 different effects, select your photo, and PhotoFunia will handle the rest for you.

Animation Desk app // Animation Desk for Windows8 provides an intuitive drawing environment so that anyone can enjoy creating their own animated works. With an interface that resembles a traditional animation desk, each frame is completed in the working environment of a professional animator.

Animation Desk app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Create Animate app // Description Create graphics and animate them! Have fun!

Create Animate app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Preview interactive, richly designed digital publications created using the Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite. After designing publication layouts using Adobe® InDesign® and publishing them, designers can preview content from the Distribution Service of the Digital Publishing Suite using the Adobe® Content Viewer for Windows Store prior to publishing content.

Adobe Content Viewer app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Project Sienna // Creat Windows 8 Apps easily with this Microsoft Research lab created app

Microsoft "Project Siena" app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Movie Moments // Turn any video into a memorable moment you’ll love to share. With this app, you can trim your video to your favorite parts, highlight key moments with captions and effects, and set the mood with music.

Disney Infinity ToolBox // BUILD AND PLAY IN A WORLD YOU CREATE! BRING TOGETHER YOUR FAVORITE DISNEY AND DISNEY/PIXAR CHARACTERS! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND YOU ARE IN CONTROL WITH DISNEY INFINITY: TOY BOX!

Paint a story // is not for the faint hearted! Its made for the artists, parents, kids and anyone who just wants to explore their creativity in a whole new level. Draw with various colors and brush sizes, and see the the app draw it back to you, the way you drew it! Oh and with funky music, based on the mood of the drawing.

Words or Pictures, Have you ever had to decide which one to use? InstArt enables you to generate beautiful ASCII art of your favorite pictures using a message of your choice which you can save as a text file. Close up, the text file displays the message you entered but when you change the font of your text editor to 1, Instead of the message you will see the picture.

InstArt app for Windows in the Windows Store

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AnimateIt // Create animated gifs from your devices camera or existing photos! Small, blurry, compressed animations are what made the internet the revolution it became. Now you can participate in the magic and become an online legend.

9 Slides // Add video or audio commentary to your presentation slides directly on your Windows 8 device. Import your Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe pdf presentations, record your video delivering the presentation and publish it online for your audience. In a few minutes, you will add wit and personality to your slides making your presentation more compelling for your audience.

9SLIDES app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Wordbrush // wordBrush allows you to draw text freely on the screen, each letter following the trace of your finger as though you were painting with a brush. With support for over 200 fonts, 20 freeform brushes and the ability to import images, wordbrush becomes the perfect tool for creating unique photo captions, gorgeous desktop wallpaper and designer font layouts that would be nearly impossible on even high end image editing software. Break out of the textbox and set your words free!

wordBrush app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Autodesk® SketchBook® Express // for Metro is a fun and intuitive drawing application.

ArcSoft Showbiz // In just a few taps, create a stunning personalized movie using your own video, photo and music clips. Take advantage of professional quality themes and transitions. Share the resulting movie with friends and family.

ArcSoft ShowBiz app for Windows in the Windows Store

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Comic Director // makes it easy to create awesome comics and share them with your friends! Use your own photos and video to create fun short comics to illustrate your life. Once you’ve added your photos, expand the comics with cool art and images that we have created for you. Trim and edit your own videos right in the app!

BLINK Cliplets // lets you exercise your creative talents by layering static and dynamic visual elements. Create fun and surprising results that you can share with friends or the world.

Zoetrope // Easily create stop motion movies or slideshows from still photographs, a webcam, or connected camera. Zoetrope helps you create that perfect animation of your Lego creation or any other series of photographs to make a stop motion animation.

YouCam // is fun, touch-optimized video and photo camera software for portable Windows® 8 devices. Capture video and photos on tablets and apply a huge range of fun effects to them, enjoy CyberLink’s FaceMe™ face recognition technology and much more.

Fresh Paint // is an incredibly powerful painting app. It uses realistic brush, paint, and surface physics to accurately simulate painting. I'm not talented enough to create masterpieces in this app, but it is possible! An incredible feature coming after Windows 8.1 drops will be the ability to order real canvases of your paintings to hang up at home. Crazy! If you like art check this app out.

ArcSoft Showbiz // is a full video editing experience in a nice modern Windows app. This app will knock your socks off. Import video clips, apply effects, add transitions, titles, and text. There's even themes. This is a great app and super useful for stringing those random smartphone clips into nice videos.

KVADPhoto+ Pro // is a photo editing app with a full feature set. This a gives you more than preselected filters; it gives you a full range professional grade editing and adjustment options, along with effects, frames, and plenty more. I love editing photos in this app.

9 Slides // Add video or audio commentary to your presentation slides directly on your Windows 8 device. Import your Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe pdf presentations, record your video delivering the presentation and publish it online for your audience. In a few minutes, you will add wit and personality to your slides making your presentation more compelling for your audience.