The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s multiplatform and robust, which makes it a great fit for our BYOD environment. It also works on top of Google Classroom, so I have all those features too, plus my grade book. There are many other content-sharing platforms, like Moodle, Canvas, and CourseSites. Screencasting and Capturing What Happens in Class If you’re going to share and interact with your students in the electronic and physical spaces (as you should), you must learn how to screencast. In some exciting news, Apple has announced that iOS 11 (out later this year) will include screen recording capabilities and new screenshot features. Screencast-O-Matic: This is my go-to app. Cloud Syncing Dropbox: If you shoot video and need to get it onto your computer, Dropbox is essential. Expression Blogging Ning: Ning looks like a social media site because it is. Written Expression
CrazyTalk Animator - Draw & Paint Animation Create ready-to-animate characters with the composer system Cartoon animation consists of a set of animated sprites. With CTA, you only need to focus on designing your character elements, as the built-in Character Composer system will help you to turn them into animated characters. Let the application take care of layering articulated body structures, while giving you complete control over body and facial animations. * The character is developed by Guillermo Velazquez Avila Bring your artwork to life with universal fitting CrazyTalk Animator features two unique fitting systems that allow you to easily set up a character by matching them with reference templates for body and face. * The character is developed by Major Bergman Realistic facial morphs for image-based animations With the universal facial template, CrazyTalk Animator allows you to add instant expressions for face, eyes, mouth which you can further customize. Auto lip-sync and sprite animation Give a new look to any artwork.
Young Women Values by gerugeon on deviantART Sculptris Focus as an artist on pure creativity Enter Sculptris, a fun and engaging way to start off your digital sculpting journey! If you're new to the world of digital sculpting, Sculptris is the ideal ground on which to get started. If on the other hand you're experienced in CG, we offer you ZBrush. With our award-winning software, ZBrush, released more than a decade ago, Pixologic, makers of ZBrush and Sculptris, has become recognized for bringing ground-breaking innovations into the world of digital art. Sculptris Artist: Taron Baysal Sculptris Artist: Barry Croucher Sculptris provides an excellent gateway into the exciting world of 3D. Take your art to the next level ZBrush is the most widely-used digital sculpting application in today's market and is the industry Standard. When you're ready to take art to the next level, the skills that you've learned in Sculptris easily translate to ZBrush. Explore the World of Sculptris
How to Embed Remind (101) Messages Into Google Sites On Saturday I shared directions for embedding Remind (formerly Remind 101) messages into a blog. Today, I received a handful of emails from folks wanting to know if they could do the same with Google Sites. The answer to that question is yes. The procedure for embedding Remind messages into Google Sites is slightly different from the procedure for embedding messages into a blog. The procedure is outlined in the screenshots below (click the images to view them in full size). Step 1: Sign into your Remind account and select "my widgets" from the drop-down menu. Step 2: Select Google Sites from the "My widgets" menu. Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: DAZ Studio 3d Software Unleash the Artist Within Everything you need to start creating your own stunning artwork is waiting for you right here $249.00Free Design amazing digital art with this popular 3D figure customization, posing, and animation tool. What is DAZ Studio? DAZ Studio is a feature rich 3D figure customization, posing, and animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital illustrations and animations. With DAZ Studio you can... Create custom 3D characters and avatarsCreate graphic design elementsProduce illustrations for books, comics, and graphic novelsQuickly make your own editorial artworkDesign virtual environments with animated fly-throughs Software Innovation of the Year 2011 DAZ Studio Genesis™ Figure Platform wins the 3D World CG Technology Award.
3D Printing Design & Modeling Software Autodesk 123D DesignEasy-to-use yet powerful modeling tool with library of existing components or the ability to create from scratch. Also available for the iPad. Integrated and prints directly to Shapeways. Learn how 123D Design and Shapeways work together Windows, Mac, Online Service TinkercadA fantastic beginner program, that leads you to learn complex things through simple quests. Learn how Tinkercad and Shapeways work together Online Service 3D TinAnother browser based program using WebGL, this is free as long as you share your designs under Creative Commons. BlenderA powerful application with full-fledged professional tools, Blender has a wide community and resources to help you learn. Learn how Blender and Shapeways work together Windows, Mac, Linux FreeCADAn open source parametric 3D modeler, great for both the home user, hobbyist and experienced designer. Open SCADOpenSCAD is not an interactive 3D design tool. Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD Windows, Mac Windows, Mac, Online Service
Infographic: Technology maximizes Common Core success As controversial as the Common Core State Standards are, they do provide a clear benefit: They present a prime opportunity for educators to bring their classrooms into the digital age. To date, 43 states have adopted the Common Core, which means the standards will apply to nearly 90,000 public schools, 2.3 million teachers and 46 million students. Fortunately, as the infographic below shows, Common Core’s increased emphasis on the use of digital learning tools will help bring U.S. classrooms into the digital age, where their students already live. That engagement also leads to increased achievement. But mere access to technology is not enough. This focus on pedagogy is what makes the ISTE Standards a useful framework for students, teachers and leaders to apply as they implement the Common Core and embrace digital age instruction. Need help implementing the Common Core and the ISTE Standards in your classroom? Sarah Stoeckl is a senior project manager in the ISTE Standards Department.
Creative Character Design Graphic GFX Sources More Than You Need! Focal Press | 2011 | ISBN-10: 0240814959 | 245 Pages | PDF | 38 Mb Create compelling, original characters using archetypes and design elements such as shadows and line with the tips and techniques found in this image-packed book. Bryan Tillman bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design by using case studies, examples of professional art, and literary and pop culture references to teach you how to develop a character, not just draw one.
Creation corner 3D modeling service You have some great ideas in your head to 3D print, but you don’t know how to design in 3D? No problem, with our 3D modeling service you can easily find a qualified 3D modeler. Now that 3D printing is getting bigger and becoming mainstream, more and more people want to design 3D printable objects. Of course, not everyone has the set of skills to do that. The example above shows the collaboration between shoe design student Katrien Herdewyn and Frederik Bussels, listed in 3D modeling service. Instructables Still figuring out what to make?
10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend. Click the name of each tool to learn more! Visual.ly One of the more popular ways to discover infographics, Visual.ly actually just launched a design overhaul of their website. Dipity Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? Easel.ly I absolutely love Easel.ly. Venngage Venngage (likely named for Venn diagrams) is a double threat. Infogr.am One of the most simple tools, Infogr.am lets you actually import data right into the site and then translate it all into useful visualizations. Tableau Public Photo Stats This one’s an iPhone app that’s worth trying out. What About Me?
Top 20 Free Vector Resources for Designers Below are my Top 20 Free Vector Resources for Designers. 1. BittBox ( 2. Vecteezy ( 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. And the rest… 11.