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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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Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 - We Are Teachers

Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 - We Are Teachers | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Reviews and best practices from teachers who have used apps.

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How to Earn a Living as a Writer

How to Earn a Living as a Writer | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
We live in a new age for writers. The written word has never been as important as it is today since there is such a demand for it. The internet has created a new area for people to come and read ab...
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Use Google efficiently. - Imgur

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Get More Out of Google: Tips and Tricks for Students Conducting Online Research

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A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

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Create the perfect class website in 30 minutes or less

Create the perfect class website in 30 minutes or less | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Every teacher should have a class website to keep students and parents up-to-date. Even more important is keeping this website updated regularly - ideally on a daily or weekly basis. But don't worr...
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Upright Citizens Brigade Writes Its Book on Improv

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The comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade has a new manual for improvisation that adds further discipline to the Second City lessons on the form.
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Improvisation and creativity (small-c)

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Creativity in Gifted Children - Definition and Traits

Creativity in Gifted Children - Definition and Traits | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Most of us, when we think of creativity, think of art, music and writing, and encourage our children in those areas. But creativity is much more than that.
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Sir Ken Robinson has addressed the way creativity, in the form of divergent thinking, declines after kindergarten. This is especially true for gifted students who challenge and disrupt in stepping outside the box. One aspect of creativity that is not easily embraced in School is that it is disruptive.

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Reimagining Education | Empowering Learners in a Connected World

Reimagining Education | Empowering Learners in a Connected World | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

A participant named Chad Green once shared this with me in a LinkedIn discussion: "Check out the visual summaries of last month's US DOE Innovation Summit: http://reimaginingeducation.org/. One thing that caught my attention was the notion of an "education ecosystem," an idea that was mentioned in three separate sessions." 
Take a look at the discussions and the video. It's groundbreaking but combines the best ideas of education reform: http://reimaginingeducation.org/.

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Essays on Poetic Theory : Learning Lab : The Poetry Foundation

Essays on Poetic Theory : Learning Lab : The Poetry Foundation | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Learn how to read poems and poetry with the Learning Lab's annotated poems, discussion questions, poetics essays and teaching resources. Find new children's authors. Take a literature themed tour of Chicago or Washington DC.
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A treasure trove for the ELA teacher exploring poetry with a class.
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Lab-Grown Retina from Stem Cells Responds to Light

Lab-Grown Retina from Stem Cells Responds to Light | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Researchers at Johns Hopkins pulled it off, they reported in a paper published recently in Nature Communications. They cultivated a three-dimensional complement of retinal tissue, including functioning photoreceptor cells that responded to light, from induced pluripotent stem cells.

“We have basically created a miniature human retina in a dish that not only has the architectural organization of the retina but also has the ability to sense light,” said Valeria Canto-Soler, the senior author and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins medical school.

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Guest post: Blending and flipping modern architecture - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Guest post: Blending and flipping modern architecture - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

There’s a lot on this blog about the flipped or inverted classroom, and it’s primarily from the mathematics and STEM perspective. I am often asked how the inverted classroom might look in the humanities or social sciences. I’d like to welcome Jeff Schramm, an associate professor of History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, whose guest post today details his use of the flipped classroom in a history of architecture course. Enjoy! –rt


 

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This is the central site for the flipped classroom model as college professor facilitates it. He has tips, reflections, and experiences to share, and he appears to respond to comments posted at the end of the article. 

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Instructional scaffolding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Instructional scaffolding

Instructional scaffolding is a learning process designed to promote a deeper level of learning. Scaffolding is the support given during the learning process which is tailored to the needs of the student with the intention of helping the student achieve his/her learning goals (Sawyer, 2006).

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Shocking Photographs Of Pollution's Toll On China

Shocking Photographs Of Pollution's Toll On China | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Photographer Souvid Datta’s series China: The Human Price of Pollution exposes the life-threatening consequences of China's rapid growth.
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Life of an Educator: 10 things I want all new teachers to know...

Life of an Educator: 10 things I want all new teachers to know... | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

So here is my list of what I want all new teachers to know:

 

1) - It's Ok to look and feel like this. If being scared wasn't supposed to happen from time to time, then we wouldn't be human. Don't be afraid of what you don't know and aren't sure about. Take everything in stride and accept that you are going to make mistakes. The key is making sure you learn from those mistakes.

2) - Find time during your off period to go observe other classrooms in your building. Even if the content and/or age group are different, there is still a lot you can learn via simple observation. If possible, see if that teacher would be willing to sit and talk with you about what you saw in their classroom. Even better, invite them to observe your classroom and get feedback/input on what they saw in your classroom.

3) - Focus on building relationships with your students from day one. Don't worry about your content at first, you most likely just spent the last four years of your life learning about it. Spend the first few weeks learning about the lives of the students you have in front of you. The more you learn about your students the more they will learn about your content.

4) - Don't worry about discipline and punishing kids; worry about how to provide strong instruction and an engaging classroom environment. This is basically being proactive rather than reactive. A classroom that is engaging with strong instructional practices is a classroom with few discipline problems.

5) - Learn the names and show the utmost respect to every administrative assistant, custodial/maintenance and food service employee in your building. They will help you more than you could ever imagine... trust me on this.

6) - Don't be afraid to speak up and share an idea. You most likely weren't hired because you were the worst candidate, so at some point in time somebody saw something great about you. You bring a new perspective and a fresh set of lenses to the table, so be sure to share your thoughts and insights in a collaborative and collegial manner.

7) - Don't try to do everything on your own. Don't simply shut your door and teach. Work with those who have more experience and know the system. Find a few people whom you can trust, and lean on them.

8) - Be careful of the teacher's lounge and watch out for 'that group.' The teacher's lounge can be the type of environment that just beats you down and makes you feel like the world is a terrible place. This is not always the case, but be aware that these black holes do exist from time to time. Also, every school has 'the group.' You might not notice the group at first because they are always looking for new members (specifically new teachers). Try to avoid this group at all costs.

9) - Having fun on the weekends is all good and is frankly healthy, but be sure to keep your image clean and professional. More employees get in trouble for the silly and not so smart things they do online than for most other reasons. Be safe and have a healthy career/life balance, but don't feel the need to take a picture of every second and then share those pictures with the world.

10) - Get connected and follow the #ntchat hashtag. There is whole world full of resources and information out there, so don't feel limited to just the colleagues in your hallway, in your school and in your district. Reach out and take control of your own learning and development.

What would you add to this list?

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Much of this is the same advice I had received many years ago preparing to become a new teacher (in an education program).

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It is not just new teachers who benefit from building relationships with students, colleagues, and people outside their work.

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California man sentenced to 15 years for economic espionage

California man sentenced to 15 years for economic espionage | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Chemical engineer also fined $2.8 million for selling China DuPont Co.'s secret recipe for white pigment
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When working on a unit about the uses of espionage in war, liberty, economics, or when exploring what the government "does" (in terms of departments and initiatives), stories like these can interest students in modern day espionage and the challenges to industry.

 

excerpt: "Federal officials say foreign governments' theft of U.S. technology is one of the biggest threats to the country's economy and national security.

"The battle against economic espionage has become one of the FBI's main fronts in its efforts to protect U.S. national security in the 21st century," said David Johnson, the FBI's special agent in charge of the San Francisco office."

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Donald Clark Plan B: When Big Data goes bad: 6 epic fails

Donald Clark Plan B: When Big Data goes bad: 6 epic fails | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Data, in the wrong hands, whether malicious, manipulative or naïve can be downright dangerous. Indeed, when big data goes bad it can be lethal. Unfortunately the learning game is no stranger to both the abuse of data. Here’s six examples showing seven species of ‘bad data’. 
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This excerpt kills me: 

1. Data subtraction: Ken RobinsonDon’t let the selective graphical representation of data, destroy the integrity of the data. A good example of blatant data editing is the memorable ‘ritalin’ image used by Sir Ken Robinson in his TED talk at 3.47. This image is taken from its RSA animation.Compare Robinson’s graph with the true source.His has no legend and he’s recalibrated states to look as if there’s zero prescriptions. To understand this data you have to look at its source to understand that the white areas represent states that did NOT participate in the study or did not have reported prescription data. It’s a distortion, an exaggeration to help make a point that the data doesn’t really supportIn fact, much of what passes for fact in Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talks are not supported by any research or data whatsoever.
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Deliberate Practice

Deliberate Practice | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Deliberate practice is what makes us better at something. Most people think practice is play. By not engaging in deliberate practice they don't get better.
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instructive quotes "Teachers, or coaches, see what you miss and make you aware of where you’re falling short."

 

“You can work on technique all you like, but if you can’t see the effects, two things will happen: You won’t get any better, and you’ll stop caring.”

  

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Roman toilets were quite stinky, large international study reveals

Roman toilets were quite stinky, large international study reveals | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Yes, the Romans had toilets and sewage. No, they didn't match our idea of a clean bathroom in no way. Their toilets were stinking, disease spreading places, which gave rats and snakes an easy entrance to the house.
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fun stuff to share with teenagers. 

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Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal

A free practical Guide that provides both instructions on how to write a funding proposal with actual examples of a completed proposal. Designed as a tool for advanced graduate students and others to learn more about the actual proposal writing process. Authored by S. Joseph Levine, Michigan State University (levine@msu.edu).
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Don Peek - Peek's Perspective on Grants: Three Big Hurdles to Writing a Winning Grant Proposal

Over the years I've talked to hundreds of people about writing grants. As I think back over those conversations, most of them seem to center on three big hurdles that grant writers face. Tackle those three hurdles and you'll be getting grant money before you know it.
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Practical Multiplication Strategies to Use with Your Kids

Practical Multiplication Strategies to Use with Your Kids | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
This article has six short videos with effective multiplication strategies you can use to help your kids/students learn and understand how to solve single digit and multi-digit equations. Video numbe
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8 Extensions for Educators That Make Google Drive More Powerful Than Dropbox

8 Extensions for Educators That Make Google Drive More Powerful Than Dropbox | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Many of the apps listed here are actually standalone web apps. If you see something you like but aren't particularly keen on using Google Drive for your cloud storage, you can still use many of these services on their own.
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Three issues with the case for banning laptops - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Three issues with the case for banning laptops - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

This article, “The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom”, written by Dan Rockmore for The New Yorker, has been getting considerable airtime on social media this week. As a classroom instructor I can certainly attest to the power of technology to distract and interfere with student learning. But I had three issues with the “case” being made.

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excerpt: "1. Because the headline focuses on banning laptops from the classroom, it’s easy to miss this very important point made in the article:

These examples [of how learning is negatively affected by the presence of technology] can be seen as the progeny of an ill-conceived union of twenty-first-century tools (computers, tablets, smartphones) with nineteenth-century modalities (lectures). I’m not discussing the “flipped classroom,” wherein lectures are accessed outside of class on digital devices and the classroom is used as a discussion and problem-solving forum. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other forms of online learning can release learning from the restrictions of time, space, and, to some degree, money. Nor am I surveying the wide range of software and apps that are available, many of which have ably engaged new learners and engendered new and creative habits of mind. [Emphasis mine]

In other words: The real problem is not laptops per se but the unstable mixture of a certain kind of technology with a certain kind of pedagogy – namely, lecture. Indeed one of the studies quoted in the article is titled “The laptop and the lecture”. Rockmore is absolutely right to point out that there are other pedagogies for which technology is a natural fit and can serve to multiply, rather than divide, student learning.

So, question: If the problem isn’t laptops, why is it that laptops are the things to be banned? Shouldn’t there be a parallel case for banning, or at least significantly modifying, the lecture pedagogy with which laptops are clashing?"

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The inverted calculus course and self-regulated learning - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The inverted calculus course and self-regulated learning - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Self-regulated learning is what it sounds like: Learning that is initiated, managed, and assessed by the learners themselves. An instructor can play a role in this process, so it’s not the same thing as teaching yourself a subject (although all successful autodidacts are self-regulating learners), but it refers to how the individual learner approaches learning tasks.

 
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this is part of a series in the higher ed journal The Chronicle. author/mathematician shares experiences and advice as he facilitates the flipped class. 

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5 Delicious Dishes That Will Teach You American History

5 Delicious Dishes That Will Teach You American History | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Have you ever had "War Cake?" Why you should care Some recipes lost to history deserve to be forgotten, while others might be worth bringing back. Read more: 'The American Plate': Bites of History | Acumen | OZY
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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?
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