online paint program Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. You can try it here, change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. How to use presentation templates from SlidesCarnival How can I use a template? Open the presentation in Google Drive using the link you’ll find in the detail page. Edit the presentation in Google Slides Go to the File menu and select Make a copy. You will get a copy of the document on your Google Drive and will be able to edit, add or delete slides. Edit the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint®
ClipArt ETC: Free Educational Illustrations for Classroom Use Alphabets The Alphabets ClipArt collection offers 1,193 illustrations arranged in 43 galleries including decorative letters and numerals, complete alphabet sets, and several sign language systems. If you are looking… Adobe Slate- A Great App for Creating Beautiful Visual Stories with Students August 8, 2015 Adobe Slate is an excellent free iPad app for students to use in digital storytelling.The app allows you to animate and bring to life any type of document and turn it into a beautiful visual story. Adobe Slate offers a wide range of interesting features that make it easy for students to design appealing stories without the need for any design knowledge. Some of the things Adobe Slate offers include: professionally designed lay-outs, beautiful magazine-like themes, multiple fonts and colours, call-to-action buttons and many more. Additionally, Adobe Slate is very simple and easy to use, you simply pick a lay-out, add photos and images, talk or type to add text to them and when you are done, you can share your work with others through social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook or via email or text message.
40 Sites and Apps for Creating Presentations Creating a presentation or slideshow is one of the staples of any 21st Century Classroom. This is a skill that almost every educator has and is a must known skill for any successful student. It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations. However, now there are lots of sites and apps that not only creating stunning presentations but also make it easier then ever. Below is my list of some of my favorite tools for creating beautiful looking presentations/slideshows. *This list is in alphabetical order.40 Sites & Apps for Creating Presentations
Peter Blaskovic Experimental Tools for Artists and Creativity Rebelle new watercolor & acrylic paint program Realtime Motion Effects Magic Awesome Free Templates for Creating Educational Magazines, Brochures and Newspapers The popular Lucidpress platform has this library featuring a number of excellent free templates to use for a variety of educational (as well as business) purposes. Templates are already pre-designed and you don’t have to do any formatting, you simply plug in your content to get the look you are looking for in a matter of few clicks. Templates are divided into multiple categories.Under ‘filter by category’ tab you can pick one of the following categories and browse through the selection it has: banners, brochures, business cards, ebooks, flyers, invitations, lesson plans, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, posters, reports, and resumes.
Speed Up Windows 7 – Master Tutorial to Make Windows 7 Super Fast This is the 3rd tutorial of our "Master Tutorial" series. We have already posted 2 other tutorials for Windows XP and Windows Vista in past and now its turn of Windows 7. Although Windows 7 is already very fast and reliable but this tutorial will help you in getting the max performance out of your system. So without wasting any time, here we start our tutorial: 1. 3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class May 29, 2015 Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes. You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful quote posters for your class. These picture quotes can be used as warm-up activities or entry events to project based learning. They could also serve as prompts to brainstorm ideas around a given topic or as educational posters to embellish your classroom walls with nuggets of wisdom. 1- PixTeller “PixTeller is a new and simple way to make beautiful posters and to share them with your friends and family.
Fixing Problem With Windows 7 Shared Files and Mapped Drives Unavailable Over VPN One of our IT consulting customers using a Windows 7 laptop was experiencing a problem with access mapped drives while connected to their company using VPN. Doing some research I found that Windows 7 and Vista both have what’s called “slow link mode”. The behavior is that if the latency of the network connection exceeds 80 milliseconds (ms), the system will transition the files to “offline mode”. The 80 ms value is configurable using a local group policy edit. Sign Generator Fun, Over 500 Sign Generators Create free graphics/cliparts and e-cards online. A "sign generator" is an online widget that allows you to change the letters in various photos of signs (road signs, people holding signs, product parodies) to make personalized images/graphics and ecards. Simply choose an image template (below is a huge list of over 500 sign generators) and change the text messages in the pictures (downloadable, printable and e-card sendable).
8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations Last month, I attended a Back to School Night for parents, sitting through presentation after presentation by teachers, some with slides that helped make their presentation a delight to listen to, and others . . . well, that's why I'm writing this blog post. The goal of a classroom presentation is to aid you in effectively conveying information in a way that allows students (or their parents) to remember what you said. Unfortunately, for some, the presentation becomes a crutch, and they begin to rely on the slides to tell their story, rather than to help them tell the story. I've been creating presentations using software like PowerPoint and KeyNote for 20 years, and I've learned a lot about how to most effectively communicate.
5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos Over the last few days I've featured a couple of free tools for adding interactive elements to your videos. In the last year I've reviewed a few other services and methods for doing the same thing. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons. YouTube has annotation tools built right into the editor that you can use when you upload your own content to the site.