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List of Free Photo and Image Editing Tools

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List of Free Photo and Image Editing Tools

Several people are looking for Free Photo and Image Editing Tools seen they do not want to purchase a software. Welcome to me world! At the list of Free Photo and Image Editing Tools you will find 32 solutions in alphabetical order!

If you know that tool that is not included in the list please leave a comment!

Aviary
A better photo editing solution for web and mobile.Bubblesnaps
Let your pictures do the talking!Cacoo
Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. Cacoo can be used free of charge.Chart Chooser
We've rebuilt our favorite tool for improving Excel and PowerPoint with HTML5 goodness. Use the filters above to find the right chart type for your needs. Then download as Excel or PowerPoint templates and insert your own data.ChartGizmo
With your free account from ChartGizmo you can now create charts for your website, blog and social network profiles.ChartTool
Charts and graphs are a great tool because they communicate information visually. On Onlinecharttool.com you can design and share your own graphs online and for freeCoSketch
CoSketch is a multi-user online whiteboard designed to give you the ability to quickly visualize and share your ideas as images.Creately
100's of thoughtful features to make creately diagramming quick and natural, its a joy to use.Creative Docs.net
Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more.diagram.ly
Draw Diagrams Online, free. draw.io is an online diagramming application and github project. It features the full range of visual configuration you expect, as well as web application features such as a full range of export options, a large collection of icons, real-time collaboration and embedded widget sharing.DoppelMe
With DoppelMe you can create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web. It's free and there are no Flash, ActiveX controls, downloads or toolbars needed - just your browser and a few mouse clicks. That's it!Flash PAINT
This is an online full paint application. Draw online with paint tool. Save on your disk your drawings and send your drawing to the public gallery.Flowchart.com
Flowchart.com is an online multi-user, real-time collaboration flow charts service. It's Flowcharting made easy.Gickr.com
Instantly create Animated GIF online, free, right now! Just upload pictures or grab them from your Flickr.Glogster
Looking for a new way to express yourself? Mash up music, photos, videos, & more to express what you care about. Your ideas, your emotions, your Glogster. Glogster costs 10 seconds to sign up. That’s it! Everything on Glogster is free & always will be.GoAnimate
Make Amazing Animated Videos! Use our Video Maker to create videos for free.Google SketchUp
Intuitive and fun to use. Re-imagine your living space. Model buildings for Google Earth. Use SketchUp for free.Inkscape
An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.Paint.NET
Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface. Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. Pencil
Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.PhotoPeach
Our idea is to help you tell better stories online using photos. With PhotoPeach you can create a rich slideshow in seconds to engage your friends or family. We also support background music, captions, and comments so you can elaborate on your story further.PicMarkr
Free Watermark. Add Custom Watermark with PicMarkr! PicMarkr lets you to add custom watermark (image or text) to your images online and free.Pixlr
Welcome to the most popular online photo editor in the world...Reshade
Here you can resize images maintaining quality, edges and texture. This means Reshade reduces or eliminates most of the usual side-effects of photo enlargement.Rich Chart Live
Create for freeenjoyable and captivating Flash Charts from your web browser.Roxio PhotoShow
Make Free Photo Slideshow. It's so easy that just about anyone can tell an engaging, one-of-a-kind PhotoShow story in just minutes!Slidestory
Combine sharing pictures and narration and what do you get? Slidestory! Slidestory is a new, exciting and FREE way to make presentations and share them on the Internet.Splashup
Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it's easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once.SUMO Paint
Web's best image app, hands down! Our editor is full of unique features that let you unleash your creativity.Google Swiffy
Converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads). HostedToondoo
World's fastest way to create cartoons!Voki
Voki is a FREE service that lets you create customized avatars. Add voice to your Voki avatars. Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile. Take advantage of Voki's learning resources.


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Gr8 collection and compilation of free photo editing tools!

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Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 - We Are Teachers

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Reviews and best practices from teachers who have used apps.

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Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom

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Watching a classroom of students working is fascinating. There are students who are engaged, who focus on the task and forge ahead. They get the job done on time, every time. There are other students
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Types of Problem Solving Tasks » Mathematics for Teaching

Types of Problem Solving Tasks » Mathematics for Teaching | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
This post describes different types of problem solving tasks we normally use in teaching mathematics.
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Primary Source Sets | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Primary Source Sets | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Sets of primary sources on baseball, Jamestown, Jim Crow laws, the Civil War, immigration, Spanish exploration, and the Dust Bowl from the Library of Congress including photos, maps, manuscripts, audio files, films, sheet music, and cartoons.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 3:49 PM

So many great primary source sets here!  I already saw 5 that my 8th grade ELA and history teachers could use.  

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The Future of Video Is About Learning How To Tell Great Emotional Stories

"...interviews with people from Vimeo, Adobe, Blackmagic design, Motionographer, Cinema 4D, Sehsucht, Mashable, Digital Bolex and many more."


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In this SxSW set of video interviews captured by Wipster (a collaborative video review and approval service) with some of the "experts" in the online video publishing field, you can hear most of what you already know and expect from the future of video: 4K, real-time editing, effects, 3D, small screens and more. 

What instead emerges as the real challenge though, is to realize that no matter what kind of tools and services you use, the difficult part is to have a good story and to learn how to tell it on video.


Tools are great and easy indeed, but they don't make anyone a capable storyteller instantly. This is what we really need to work on.


No need to view all 12+ minutes of the video. Just check the first and the last interview in this clip and you will get the real meat.  



Insightful. Informative. 7/10

Original video:  http://vimeo.com/91457084 





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The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design

The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Instructional design is a multi-faceted discipline, and – let’s face it – a lot is asked of instructional designers (IDs). We need to have adult learning theory and learning models at our fingertips, be data detectives, sharp interviewers, and writers who can weave a story, not to mention detail-oriented, process-oriented, organized pros. Yet the one essential skill for IDs in corporate training and Learning and Development (L&D) is rarely taught in schools.  

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I never thought of it this way. Curriculum as weaving a story.

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The Most Important Aspect of the Instructional Design and Development Process - CONNECTION TO BUSINESS GOALS.
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26 Ways To Facilitate Learning

26 Ways To Facilitate Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“There are many different instructional design techniques available today, and as such it is can be difficult to determine which one is best for the content you are presenting.”


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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 15, 3:43 AM
Liking the ideas here, particularly the ongoing reference to the individual capacities of the learner, ie thinking, understanding, questioning... Well worth the read and some great key points to use in the classroom setting.
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The Adult Learning Theory – Andragogy – Infogra...

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The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - Infographic explores Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory, the Assumptions of Adult Learners and Andragogy Principles.
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Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding

Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Harvard University has a website on visual thinking that is designed for educators and students. Silvia Tolasano, the author of Langwitches Blog, has taken a number of their routines and created visualizations that would be useful for students, visualizations that you might post on your walls or provide copies of for students to put in their binders. 
There is one twist to a number of these  visualizations...they are specific for blogging. The image above includes two of the visualizations. In the post you will find an additional five routines. You will also find an infographic of all the routines within the post available as an infographic

To go directly to the site at Harvard use this link: http://www.old-pz.gse.harvard.edu/vt/VisibleThinking_html_files/VisibleThinking1.html/. And if you are wondering why you might use visible thinking routines consider this statement from the website on visual thinking (at Harvard): 

"Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning."


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, April 9, 6:38 AM

These routines have classroom merit, too, as we're trying to get students to think.

Julienne Feeney's curator insight, April 9, 7:21 PM

Complements MYP principles and Learner Profiles beautifully...

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 12, 1:26 PM

This has so much relevance when teaching students questioning and critical thinking skills. Great tool for developing Inquiry based learning strategies. Also, I love an infographic!

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4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How P...

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“The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how edtech alters the way we learn.”


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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 7, 10:14 PM
Very important factors to consider in future models of learning.
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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning

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“The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning”


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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 9, 8:12 AM
Like Daniel Pink states, Intrinsic motivation drives us in all that we do. Important to focus on this rather than just external rewards with students.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 12:38 PM

An equally important question is what motivates teachers.

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Teachers are knowledge workers. They develop techniques, approaches, and practices that are often secretive in that their colleagues and supervisors may not be aware of them. But teachers want recognition (even if they don't know they do). They want to do well. They want respect from their colleagues. Also, the many reasons that drew teachers into the profession are the rewards they may respond to: students returning to their classes to thank them, sincere and authentic appraisals of job performance, parent recognitions, etc. Knowledge workers want to know that they are making a difference and that their work is valuable.
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Gazette » Dealing with Learned Helplessness

Gazette » Dealing with Learned Helplessness | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Learned helplessness is a process of conditioning where student seek help from others even when they have mastered information. See if this example looks familiar:

 
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Learned Helplessness is the "opposite" of self-efficacy (as described by Bandura) also known as "Grit". These interventions and practices may help to develop grit/self-efficacy for students suffering from "learned helplessness" but may also be useful for developing self-efficacy when performing new jobs or to build expertise using new skills and approaches. It is a struggle to establish the positive aspects of these practices though. A few narratives may be needed to place this approach in a positive context. 

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The world’s growing love affair with the most wasteful form of coffee there is

The world’s growing love affair with the most wasteful form of coffee there is | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Coffee pods are really popular right now. Sales of single-serve coffee—the kind first popularized in the US by Keurig, and widely known as K-cups—have more than tripled since 2011, MarketWatch reported in November.
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the charts and numbers would drive a good discussion in math or consumer math classes. Students can discuss saving money and grocery shopping.
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How to Help Your Child Develop Writing Skills

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This article explains how to help your student(s) or child develop writing skills through a research based writing strategy called “Guided Writing.”
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24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
British linguist Richard Lewis charts everything from structured individualism in the U.S. to ringi-sho consensus in Japan.
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How Design Thinking Enables Creative Problem Solving - Innovation 360

How Design Thinking Enables Creative Problem Solving - Innovation 360 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Design thinking is a user-centered approach for creative problem solving that is marked by building empathy, ideating solutions, and rapid prototyping.

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Design thinking begins with empathy – developing a deep understanding of a user...
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Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter

Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"David Liben, who was involved in the creation of the Common Core and is now Senior Content Specialist at Student Achievement Partners, provides this simple explanation of evidence under the new standards: “It means asking children two questions:

‘What is your evidence?''How did you figure that out?’

 

The point is to ask students to answer not just based on their thoughts or opinions, but on evidence in the text.”


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Engage Students (and Entertain Them a Little, too!)

By Michael F. Opitz, Michael P. Ford “I am not here to entertain students. I am here to teach them to learn specific content and skills,” commented a teacher in a workshop we were conducting. Imagine her surprise when we agreed with her! In our research on motivation and engagement, which led to creating our joyful learning framework, we discovered that the terms engagement and entertainment are often used synonymously when they are anything but alike. In this brief blog post, we point out the differences and provide some student engagement suggestions. We are drawing these thoughts from our most recent work, Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy. What is Engagement? Wlodkowski and Ginsberg (1995) defined engagement as the visible outcome of motivation, the natural capacity to direct energy in the pursuit of a goal. It usually happens when learners can sense success is within their reach, they value the outcome of the learning experience, and they feel safe in the classroom setting (Brophy, 2008). Attentive, committed, persistent, and meaning seekers are four characteristics of engaged learners (Schlecty, 2011). During a whole group lesson, a teacher would look for attentive students who are focused on completing a given task and persist if the task becomes difficult because they value what they are doing and derive meaning from it. One sure way to double-check these observations is to talk with students as they complete their work and listen to what they have to say about it. Engaged students might make comments such as “I am having trouble understanding this section but I really want to know about how gravity works. I think I need to look at more of the diagrams to help me understand.” So What Is Entertainment? The difference between entertainment and engagement is clear if we just think about the two words. We know that entertaining students is fairly easy (remember the Friday afternoon video?). As Katz and Chard (2000) remind us, engagement involves getting students interested in the word around them. If students become interested in their world, they will always be able to find something that interests them in their lives. Engagement draws us into our daily lives, whereas entertainment does the opposite; we seek it out to distract us from our daily lives. It diverts us from attending to important matters. In the end, entertainment is fairly fleeting and short-lived. So why make the distinction between these two terms? As educators, our job is to engage students rather than entertain them. We get them engaged by providing tasks that enable them to be attentive, committed, and persistent learners who strive to understand what they are learning, which leads to sustainable and longer-lasting pleasure than when they are entertained. Engaged students and teachers derive joy and pleasure from what they do; they do not need to be entertained (Schlecty, 2011). So What Does This Mean For Educators? While we emphasize the importance of engagement over entertainment, we also recognize that a bit of entertainment can lead students to  engagement. In these instances, we want to use entertainment. For example, we might decide to dress up as a historical figure to engage students in learning about that figure. Or we might use a humorous story to entice students to learn content. We fully recognize that having fun allows students to build social relationships. Rather than seeing engagement and entertainment as an “either/or” issue, we suggest using both in purposeful ways to gain a full understanding of  how engagement and entertainment contribute to the larger picture. Entertainment becomes a means rather than the end. Using props, humor, and other activities that students find fun in purposeful and meaningful ways can lead to engaged students. Engaged students are more joyful in their learning pursuits. As a result, their learning is learning with staying power. In essence, joy leads students to learning rather than away from it. References Brophy, J. (2008). Developing students’ appreciation for what is taught in school. Educational Psychologist, 43, 132–141. Katz, L. G., & Chard, S. C. (2000). Engaging children’s minds: The project approach (2nd ed.). Stamford, CT: Ablex. Opitz, M., and Ford, M. (2014). Engaging minds in the classroom: The surprising power of joy. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Schlecty, P. C. (2011). Engaging students: The next level of working on the work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Wlodkowski, R. J., & Ginsberg, M. B. (1995). Diversity and motivation: Culturally responsive teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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What Gets in the Way of Listening

What Gets in the Way of Listening | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.

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Think about this for training of new teachers and administrators. Teachers are learning leaders so may find these tips particularly helpful.

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Getting the Mix Right Again: An Updated and Theoretical Rationale for Interaction - T.Anderson

Getting the Mix Right Again: An Updated and Theoretical Rationale for Interaction - T.Anderson | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Getting the Mix Right Again: An Updated and Theoretical Rationale for Interaction

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Helping Students Become Better Thinkers | Inquire Within

Helping Students Become Better Thinkers | Inquire Within | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“ In a classroom with a culture of visible thinking, students have opportunities to articulate their ideas and to think things through for themselves, and their awareness of thinking strategies increases.”


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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 4, 6:52 AM
Valuable overview of the benefits and processes associated with the development of thinking skills in the classroom.
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A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thin...

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A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Technology Resources for K-12 Education curated by Anna Hu (A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and...


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useful to post or share for student notebooks. Critical thinking posters like these are also useful for research, writing. 

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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 7, 8:37 AM
Wondering what types of questions motivate students to think deeply?
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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.
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Extrinsic Vs. Intrinsic Employee Rewards | eHow

Extrinsic Vs. Intrinsic Employee Rewards | eHow | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Extrinsic is something that happens outside of yourself while intrinsic means something that is created within. When these ideas are applied to workplace motivation, extrinsic means outside forces used to encourage better performance. Intrinsic means creating a sense of self-motivation for better performance. Both styles have pros and cons in...
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Many people respond to extrinsic motivation. Strictly speaking, extrinsic motivators and rewards drive culture building, political engagement, parent engagement with schools and school programs, even learning. Stories are driven by the emotions related to being passed over for a promotion, the reading of wills, being chosen Best Man or Brides Maid, and "the paying of dues" towards a coveted status. People will argue that we need intrinsic motivation more than extrinsic motivators and rewards, but they forget potty training their kids, motivating them to dress themselves, the “high five”, the “head nod”, the power of applause, and they forget the times their hard work (even when completed for their own satisfaction) was ignored or attributed to a co-worker and not to them. They forget gift giving on holidays and special events like anniversaries and birthdays. They forget the thrill of looking at ribbons and trophies legitimately earned. Next time a co-worker or supervisor walks by you without saying hello or even acknowledging you, ask yourself about the need for that recognition.
Why do people argue against the use of extrinsic rewards and acknowledgements? Why should these rewards and acknowledgements be delivered systematically?

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How To Use Google Voice In Education - Edudemic

How To Use Google Voice In Education - Edudemic | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Education is about communication, but few educators are willing to hand out their personal mobile number. With Google Voice you don’t have to. When you go to Google.com/voice you can set up a new number with Google.
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