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Updated by Ken Peterson on Nov 03, 2014
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Web 2.0 - Graphic Tools

Easily Remove Image Backgrounds Online - Clipping Magic

Clipping Magic: Online image mask generator

Color Scheme Designer 3

A designer tool for creating color combinations that work together well.

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students

This afternoon through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I received a request for some free whiteboard apps. All of the following seven tools can be used to draw and type on a whiteboard in your browser. With the exception of PixiClip all of these tools can be used collaboratively for brainstorming sessions.

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Graphics

Google Advanced Search- when you search something in the advanced mode, you can choose from four choices:IconBug- 10,000 icons available 1. free to use or share 2. free to use or share, even commercially 3. free to use share or modify 4. free to use, share or modify, even commercially

Interactive PowerPoints - Technology Integration

A great way to review new concepts is to create a Tic Tac Toe game slide in PowerPoint. In the example from a foreign language class to the right, images are used to represent new vocabulary.

22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources

Everyone loves a freebie. The problem with many free resource sites is that you are often inundated with so much unusable garbage that it's hard not to feel like you are wasting your time. Below is a collection of design resources that I have personally found useful as an e-Learning, web, and graphic designer.

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population is visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses.

Design 101 for Educators: 5 Simple Typography Tips

Once upon a time, typography was the domain of a few arcane professionals with ink-stained fingers who labored away at huge machines, setting letters one at a time. These days, everybody is a typographer. Anyone using a word processor, writing a blog, or just sending emails is setting text to communicate ideas.

Blockposters - create any size wall posters from any size images

If you have ever come across an infographic that you thought would make a good classroom poster, you should take a look at Block Posters. Block Posters is a web-based tool to which you can upload a high quality graphic then divide it into letter-sized chunks for printing. Print out each section and put them together on a poster board to make your own poster.

Applications for Education
Most teachers and students don't have ready access to printers that can handle poster-sized paper, but they do have access to standard letter-size printers. When you find a great infographic that you want to display in your classroom, Block Posters is a good tool to use to print it out. Want to create a giant jigsaw puzzle? Block Posters could be useful for that too.