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Project Naptha | Copy Text Trapped in Images

Project Naptha | Copy Text Trapped in Images | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
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"Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image."

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Soundation — Make music online — Audacity substitute

Soundation — Make music online — Audacity substitute | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
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This is the best substitute for Audacity I can find right now. It's pretty powerful, and it's integrated with Google.

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Plotly

Plotly | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Beautiful graphs. Powerful analytics. Online. Free.
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A packaged Chrome App for Plotly. Graphs and Analytics for free!

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Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly

Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Sendly. The easy way to send your big files.

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Webgrrl's comment, January 4, 2014 8:03 AM
doesn't look like its free..anymore
Robin Good's comment, January 4, 2014 8:06 AM
Thanks for reporting it Webgrrl.
Kathleen Mirin's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:53 AM

Appsolutely excellent tool.

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Animated GIFs! Yay!

Create high quality animated gifs of yourself or advertisement banners online with GIFMaker.me, easy to use, no sign up needed.
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This is probably not the most powerful GIF maker, but it works really fast.

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Lucidpress

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A web-based tool that helps you intuitively produce stunning print and digital newsletters, flyers, brochures, photo books and more.
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Here's a great tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNmQNb9OfTo

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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events - 5 Lexiles Per Article!

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events - 5 Lexiles Per Article! | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Crazy powerful differentiation tool to keep your whole English/Language Arts groups on track. I hope this one develops into something big someday.

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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Great way to curate many different materials for a presentation, lesson, or unit.

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Free "eBook" for Chromebook Beginners

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Great little eBook from a great website that all Chromebook users should view.

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Image Dictionary for Chrome

Image Dictionary for Chrome | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Quickly lookup an image of the highlighted words without leaving your current page.
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This enables users to lookup the definition of words via an image. Generally it searches wikimedia, but it's still a nice resource.

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Offline Chrome Apps in the Chrome Web Store

Offline Chrome Apps in the Chrome Web Store | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Apps you can use even without an Internet connection. This collection includes offline productivity apps, offline games, offline business apps as well as offline clocks, alarms, dictionaries and other utilities.
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Here is the link to get to all of the offline apps directly from the Chrome Web Store.

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Think. Learn. Innovate.

Think. Learn. Innovate. | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Think. Learn. Innovate., by Getting Smart: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Cite This For Me: Web Citer

Cite This For Me: Web Citer | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button.
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Another great tool for citing sources quickly!

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EdListen: 10 Easy Steps To Screencast Your Chromebook Using A Private Hangout On Air

EdListen: 10 Easy Steps To Screencast Your Chromebook Using A Private Hangout On Air | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
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If you're doing this with a school district, it does require Live Events to be enabled. In an education domain, this must be turned on by administrators. In a personal account, your YouTube account must be eligible. 

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Blockposters - create any size wall posters from any size images

Blockposters - create any size wall posters from any size images | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
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This is a great way to prepare infographics created in Google Drawing for printing. You can also use it to print infographics that are already created.

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Skiblz Cam | Screencasting on a Chromebook - Easy!

Skiblz Cam | Screencasting on a Chromebook - Easy! | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Record your browser
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You don't need java! Yay!

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ClassDojo

ClassDojo | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
Behavior management made easy, positive and fun. Join thousands of teachers already using ClassDojo - for free!
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Sweet little classroom management tool that could work to support PBIS in your own classroom. Not a bad idea.

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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
PowToon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations and cartoon style videos just by dragging and dropping.
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VideoNot.es | Margin notes for videos synchronized with gDrive.

VideoNot.es | Margin notes for videos synchronized with gDrive. | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
The easiest way to take notes from videos. Everything synchronized!
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This is a great tool for anybody thinking of flipping a classroom or simply requiring students to think critically about something they watch. One of the best parts is that it is synchronized with Google Drive. Sweet.

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FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software

FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software | ChromebooksMuir | Scoop.it
FlipSnack is a flipping book software that lets you convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications that you can embed into your website.
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Turn your PDFs into a Flip Book.

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