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I came across this wonderful Photo transfer to wood process by woodworker Steve Ramsey by accident today. It involves a simple process of printing a photo on the shiny backside of a label sheet using an inkjet printer. Once it’s printed, press onto a piece of wood and voila…..done! So easy! Check out Steve’s website here.
Flavors is a new free Website creation tool. Make a dazzling multimedia infused page without any code knowledge in a short amount of time.
Simple to use, Flavors allows users to create a professional looking site with an assortment of clever templates and social media options. Flavors is also available as a premium site with a minimal charge. Excellent tool!
Need a sound, clatter, swish, or specific noise for your next presentation, blog post or website? Then you must give SoundJax a try! SoundJax is a precise search engine for just sound and noise. Within the SoundJax search engine there are numerous savable sound options and choices to select from. Nice tool!
Check out Parade! Users of Parade can quickly design a slideshow of images with text to be shared on social media, through a link, email, or privately. Wow! No sign up is necessary!
Images can be pulled in from a Dropbox link, Copy, or just from your own computer. Parade is a super easy way to present a portfolio of Art images, tell a quick photo story, and document an event. So easy to use!
Gone Google Story Builder is an interactive cool writing tool to write about a process, tell a story, create a script, design a scenario, and a great way for students to show knowledge and understanding. Add music and your done. Did I say how much fun this tool is?
Check out my story…… “Cleaning up the Artroom”
Need a Photo Collage of your Event or Art Show promo image? Create easy drop and drag Photo Collages with Pastetogrid. Just select a template, drop your images in and save to your computer. Sweet!
Need some ideas for decorating eggs? Check out all these great ideas from Jill Simmons Smith’s Pinterest page.
ShowHows allows you and your students to create visually stimulating “How to” guides, manuals, directions, process applications, and procedural instructions. What a great tool for the blended classroom!
ShowHows can be used to demonstrate steps within drawing, painting, wheel throwing and any other art room procedure. Use ShowHows for directions, to build things with step by step information, and any other procedural information.When complete, embed and share. Great tool!
WhenIsGood is a ridiculously simple free tool to easily coordinate group meetings. Just click the grid of available times on WhenIsGood that are workable for you and email the pop up clickable link to your peeps!
They see the available time frame with choices, and check off their availability. Visit your results page and make a decision! No sign up page or forms to fill out. Watch their video here. So Easy!
*There is a sign up account & paid account available on WhenIsGood as well.
Scattervox is free online, embeddable Polling tool that plots survey results into a visually appealing graph. I will use Scattervox as a questioning tool with students and love the anonymous and visual nature of the feedback provided within it. Would be great as a feedback tool for PD as well.
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Flipagram is a wonderful free app that lets you create beautiful visual stories from the images on your phone or Tablet. Flipagram allows the user to voice record, and add music with their images to create and easily share a visual story. I envision using this tool when demonstrating Art processes in the classroom, benchmark artwork as video, and field trip promos! Love it! Via ………………….Twitter
Beautiful Coronado beach in San Diego
Create and share books online with students in Bookemon Education. Bookemon Education is a free secure, private site where teachers create accounts for themselves and their students so they can write and illustrate books online.
No book purchase is necessary to use Bookemon Education. It's simple to use and I love that students can upload their own original artworks. There are phone and Ipad apps for Bookemon Education as well. Great site! Via…….One of my students and her English teacher Becky
Search for relevant information without being tracked or manipulated using a new 3D search engine called Squify. Results of your search turn into a three dimensional spiral right before your eyes. Visually awesome!
High School Visual Art Educator from Rhode Island, Past President of the RI Art Education Association, Technology trainer for "RITTI"; RI Teachers of Technology. Painter,and jewelry maker.
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