I write a great deal about freeware because this is such a great era for free tools, with many powerful options out there for all types of projects. That is not to say you should never pay for the tools you use, however. In some cases, premium programs pay back with functionality what you put in them with cash.
We know we should be teaching them, but a lot of teachers aren’t sure really what transmedia projects look like, nor do they know how low the barrier to entry is. This Teaching Tip links out to a couple examples of transmedia, and makes an argument as to why we should be more conscious of the form both for our own professional development and for the sake of our students.