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PoodLL

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PoodLL is free, and open source, and designed around the needs of language courses.
However it is being used in a wide range of ways.

The feature comprises a collection of various plugins for the Moodle vle that include...
   - audio player,

   - recording audio and video clips,

   - draw pictures directly in real time.
You will also find there are really interesting little widgets that include a...
   - Flashcard widget,
   - stopwatch,
   - countdown timer,
   - click counter,
   - webcam broadcaster,
   - webcam subscriber,
   - set of dice,
   - audio/video pairs,
   - calculator and more.

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Whiteboard

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When it’s time for learners to reflect on a "lesson", activity, and/or project, how about sharing their responses
with partners or groups and/or practitioners by drawing their responses?
A Web Whiteboard is touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets people use their computer, tablet or smartphone to...
- easily draw sketches,
- collaborate with others and
- share sketches with a wider audience.
A Web Whiteboard Works on all modern browsers, no installation needed.

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Sketch Toy

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Draw sketches with animating lines and share replays with friends!
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As practitioners I'm sure you will have tried out a number of online drawing tools and explored what they have to offer. If you haven't tried it check out Sketch Toy.
Sketch Toy is a free to use website offering a simple drawing interface but with a unique twist – the lines drawn can be made to appear as various degrees of shaky animations.
The canvas you are given has a texture that highlights this animated effect of shaky lines. The images created can be shared through a direct link. When people visit the link, they see the entire drawing made from start to finish, just like the user created it. Users can also download the image as a PNG file and share it but, of course, the animation effect would is lost.
P.S. the app offers a Chrome app as well.

P.P.S. With screen capture,it can be used to demonstrate maths or Science equations etc.

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szoter - online annotation tool

Szoter...

- is a free online tool for annotating images that are stored on a computer.

- can be used to capture and annotate screenshots.

- can be used on the web or downloaded as an Adobe Air version to run on your desktop.

 

Upload images, draw and/or type on them.

When finished, users can save them to their local computer or share them online through social networks. 

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Sketchpad - Online Paint/Drawing application

Sketchpad doesn't require users to create an account in order to create and save their drawings.

 

All of the drawing tools that you would expect to find like brushes, pencils, and a large range of colours are offered by Sketchpad.

 

Additionally, Sketchpad offers some unique tools for creating patterns, swatches, and blends of colours.

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Free online coloring & free online drawing tool & free drawings at TimTim.com

Free online coloring & free online drawing tool & free drawings at TimTim.com | technologies | Scoop.it
TimTim offers a large database of drawings that you can draw on and color for free.

An ideal resource for Family Learning Practitioners.

What's more, is the timtim drawings are free to use in a non-commercial newspaper, blog or website; all they ask is that users either...

* print; or

* add;

a hyperlink to http://www.timtim.com as the source of the drawing so that others may link directly to TimTim. We're told that timtim is 100% supported by its sponsored links.
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Wellcome Images

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Wellcome Images is a medical picture library and the world's leading source of images on medicine and its history. Pictures cover a period stretching from ancient civilisations to modern day photography.
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The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000...
drawings,
photographs,
paintings, and
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,,,available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature.
Learners and practitioners can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword.
A good place to find images to spark learner questions about a wide variety of topics in cultural and scientific history.

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Authoring: draw.io

John Dalziel's insight:

draw.io is a free tool which can help learners and/or practitioners to produce Infographics and other illustrations.
draw.io has a collection of icons and images as well as the usual shapes and symbols.
Users can search through these easily and just drag and drop them onto their page, then, either save as an image and/or store it on Google Drive.

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Harmony

An application that allows users to sketch and create art work in their web browser.

 

This is done either by going to a website, or by installing an app in Google Chrome. (Important Note: Harmony does not seem to work in Internet Explorer, but it does run in Chrome, Firefox and Safari.)

 

Harmony isn't fancy, and lacks documentation or tutorial support.

 

However, it is an extremely versatile tool for creating art work with a mouse on a computer screen. I spent far too long using it and experimenting with allthe settings.

 

Work can be saved in .png format with a unique URL. Or, you can easily capture the resulting artwork as a screenshot.

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LibreOffice

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LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.

 

LibreOffice is the open source equivalent of Microsoft Office. It includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database tools.

 

All the tools are compatible with their Microsoft Office counterparts and strictly follow open standards.

 

LibreOffice is free of charge and is available across all platforms.

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Drawtivity

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If you are one of the many practitioners who want to make it easier for your learners to carry out learning activities that involve drawing on images, then you should check this service out.

Drawtivity (developed by Webducate funded by the Talis Incubator) is an e-learning tool for creating on-line activities that involve both drawing and feedback. As an Open Education Resource authoring tool, Drawtivity facilitates the sharing, reuse and adaptation of these activities.

The Drawtivity authoring system is now available for beta testing. This means practitioners can now create an account and start creating and using their own Drawtivity activities.
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