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Where the best designers go to find photos and graphics

Where the best designers go to find photos and graphics
This is my collection of the best websites to find free photos, icons and patterns. If you’d like to suggest a resource, send me an email. Photo Blogs Quality over quantity. Usually a photo blog is one photographer releasing photos as they shoot them. Generally these blogs have around 300 high-quality photos. Photo blogs are all about quality (not quantity). Wondering how to search all these blogs in one place? You might also be interested in Splashbox, a way to sync new photos with your Dropbox. Photo blogs like Unsplash are all about quality. Photo Search Engines Quantity over quality. Photo search engines such as Pixabay are all about quantity over quality. Icon Collections My favorite spot for icons is Icon Monstr. Otherwise, there are a number of other great icon spots that I hear about: Font Awesome, The Noun Project, Find Icons and Icon Sweets. Patterns I love Subtle Patterns. Unusual but Awesome Tools Here’s a few awesome tools that are a bit unusual. Placeit is awesome.

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Free Twitter Bootstrap GUI Mockup and Design Templates Prototype Bootstrap-based apps using your favorite presentation tool. The following vector UI components have been designed from scratch in Apple Keynote, Microsoft PowerPoint and OpenOffice Impress, and are fully editable and customizable without needing any additional design tools. How to use the templates Open the template file in your favorite presentation toolAdd a new slide for each interface screenCopy components from the template onto your slides. Customize, resize and edit labels as neededAdd hyperlinks between components and slides to make the UI interactiveTest, export and share your prototype with users, coworkers, and investors, or embed it directly into your presentation What’s included

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Six Straightforward Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology Helping teachers get up to speed with technology is always a challenge, some teachers have a difficult time navigating basic computer skills. As schools around the globe begin to adopt the use of digital technology in their learning environments, these same teachers can be left feeling inept and marginalized by the implementation of new tech tools in their schools. Teachers need ongoing Professional Development provided by their schools to ease them into a comfort zone and get them turned on to technology and all it has to offer student learning! Here are several ideas that can help foster PD. 1.

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas. Google Apps is beginning to revolutionize education. With its highly collaborative, online/offline format — and its attractive price tag (free!) Resource: 30 Circles – Creativity Challenge It's always good to have a few new activities up your sleeve to keep the creativity juices flowing, and this activity spotted on the Harvard Business Review blog is great for creative thinking in adults or children within any educational setting. Here is the idea, by Tom Kelley and David Kelley: Click here to download a PDF version for printing. It’s a great warm-up and also highlights the balance between fluency (the speed and quantity of ideas) and flexibility (how different or divergent they are). TOOL: 30 Circles

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