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Even though spring hasn't quite sprung yet, our spring contest, Super Thoughts, is here! With a deadline of Friday, April 25, there's lots of time for you to leap a tall building in a single bound and put your super thoughts into a video. The Super Thoughts Video Contest page comes to the rescue for all the details! Cool Designs now has some cool contest winners! The teacher winner is Crosswalk from Cove School teacher Erich Dressen in Oregon, USA. The collaboration winner is Allow Us to Illustrate, created by teacher Tricia Fuglestad and some Dryden Elementary School students.

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WeVideo - Video Editor & Maker "Trust me, within minutes you will have some really cool videos." - The WeVideo video editor has been featured in TechCrunch, The Next Web, Wired, CNET, ReelSEO, and more! WeVideo’s free video editor for Android makes it easy, fast and fun to create and share amazing videos. You don’t need to be a pro to create incredible videos for school, business and life! Upload your favorite photos, video and music clips and arrange them any way you like. Choose a theme, music or sounds from our included library.

Download HD Photos & Browse Free Public Domain Images Browse our CC0 and royalty-free image library. You’ll find thousands of amazing backgrounds images and downloadable HD photos - all free for commercial use. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web developer, blogger or entrepreneur - we have lots of free public domain images that are perfect for your next project. Our free stock photo library features a mix of Creative Commons Images and Royalty-Free Images. Both licenses allow users to download the high-resolution files, edit and remix them, and use them for personal or commercial purposes, with no attribution required. Dumpr - fun with your photos Dumpr is a great little website that has lots of tools for doing creative things with your images. Simply choose an effect from the 21 on offer, upload your photograph and Dumpr will do the rest. You can then save your image to use elsewhere. For example, turn an image into a Rubiks Cube:

RSS Feed Search Engine Instant RSS Search engine will help you discover RSS feeds on the web around your favorite topics. You may use the tool to search RSS feeds for blogs, news websites, podcasts and more. It is instant search and hence the search results display as you type. You may use any of the Google search operators - like allintitle, inurl, etc. - for more accurate results. You can subscribe to the feeds in your favorite RSS Reader (like Feedly) or use the Preview link to see the 10 most recently published articles from that feed. 12 Ways to Create Videos On Chromebooks It seems like every month there is a new tool for creating videos on Chromebooks. In the two months since I published my last post about making videos on Chromebooks, two more good options have presented themselves. Of course, creating a good video requires more than just picking the right tool for the job. You will also want to have a plan for producing the video. That's where a planning template like this one is helpful. Here are twelve ways to create videos on Chromebooks.

50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. The 5 Best Free Media Players for Windows Trying to choose a media player app is like deciding on a web browser: conflicting opinions abound, everyone wants to convert you to “their” app of choice, and it’s easy to drown beneath all the different options out there. The good news? Worthwhile media player apps always rise to the top as they distinguish themselves, and for the most part, it doesn’t matter which one you choose. The best media player for you is the one you most enjoy using. Here are the best media players available for Windows 10—and no, Windows Media Player is not one of them. It’s outdated so don’t use it.

Google for Educators Resources Google for Education Resources Why and How to Use Google in Education: Free (or really cheap for Apps for Education compared to Microsoft) and less IT support needed. Also runs better on older computers. 12 Amazing Google Photos Features You Didn't Know About Google Photos has grown into an awesome service. From automatically backing up your phone’s pictures to letting you easily share your photos, there’s a lot to love for anyone who works with photos. However, you might have missed some of Google Photos’ lesser-known functionality.

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