Wednesday, April 27, 2011

4 Free Photos

4 Free Photos is site with images that can be used under Creative Commons licensing. Some images are free while others can be purchased from Shutterstock.  You can download more than one image at a time by using a feature called lightbox. This is similar to keeping them on a clipboard before you are ready to finish your search and download all the images you have selected.  You can also keep those images stored in your lightbox if you complete the free registration for 4 Free Photos.

Monday, April 25, 2011


BooNote is a free site that is easy to use for bookmarking. It lets you organize your sites, and add notes to for each one.  It does require you to register on the site to use it. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Word It Out

Word It Out is a free site that creates word clouds out of any text that you paste into the word cloud generator. You can change the word cloud to the color and size you would like.  You can also choose to "Word It Out" meaning you can have the word cloud take out any word of the text that you don't want included.  This is great for when you are pasting large amounts of text into the cloud such as a presidential speech.  Thanks to Free Technology For Teachers for bringing this site to my attention. 

Friday, April 15, 2011 is an easy to use site that lets you share files. You don't have to register either if you want to use it for quick transfers ( storage is temporary unless you register.)  After you click which file you want to share, you are given a link to send to the person you want to share the image, doc, zip files, etc. with. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Pics4Learning - This free copyright friendly site consists of thousands of photos hat have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.  Students and teachers may use ANY image in the Pics4Learning collection. And the photos are organized by topic.

Friday, April 8, 2011

5 Free Paint Apps for iPad

5 Free Paint Apps for iPad

SketchBook Mobile Express App, which has been described as professional-grade free paint app for iPad. It includes the color wheels that contain all primary colors and the customizable color swatches, the dynamic symmetric drawing mode, flood fill, photo import and several levels of undo/redo.

MyPaint Free App  is a free iPad painter where you can start to develop a new art work directly from scratch on a black canvas. You can paint with all sorts of colours, scribble and even edit a photo directly from your library.

Kids Paint HD App is a great app that can keep kids busy on the iPad. The user interface on this free iPad paint app is so simple, containing random colours and brush sizes which make for easy painting from the scratch.

Doodle Kids HD App  allows you to create wonderful painting effects on a black canvas with full screen.

Drawing Box Free App for iPad,  is so easy to use as all it requires you to do is to pick up a brush, choose a color and paint away. Paintings made can also be saved in the gallery in real time and shared with friends and colleagues.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I've been a on bit of a "free file sharing sites" run lately, and I've found another great one. is an excellent free file hosting website. You do have to create an account, but you get 20GB of free storage space and can store any file smaller than 200MB. Files can be organized into folders. You can also play audio files through it's online MP3 player, while image files can be viewed in the built-in modifiable Flash slideshow, or get the embedded code to use on your blog.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Civl War Resources

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.
Below are some great resources, most notably the 
A Civil War Interactive Timeline from The New York Times

Other great resources include:
150 years later: Civil War anniversary stirs controversy  an interactive site from The Associated Press
The Civil War is from Mr. Nussbaum
Civil War: 150th Anniversary is from The History Channel
Faces of The Civil War is a Washington Post slideshow
Decisive Battles of the Civil War is a U.S. News interactive
How Stuff Works has many Civil War related videos

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Watch Know

Watch Know is a collection of thousands of educational videos that are divided into categories such as history, math, language arts, holidays, etc, or you can search for them through the search box. While many videos are hosted by YouTube, there are thousands of videos available through that come from other sources such as Teacher Tube.  There is a "classroom accessible" button that allows you to search for non YouTube videos.

Friday, April 1, 2011

SMART Notebook Search Engine

SMART Notebook Search Engine was created by Google Custom Search, and designed to help you find resources designed for teaching with SMARTBoards.