InformED is a blog by Open Colleges, an online education provider based in Sydney, Australia.
InformED is a hub for learning. It’s a resource for curious minds and a platform for well researched and carefully curated educational information, discussing everything from DIY learning, digital literacy, and self-designed careers to the latest and most relevant findings in educational psychology, all without too dense academic jargon. This resouce site contains guides and e-books on creativity, critical thinking, game-based learning, educational technology, and more, both for personal or professional use. InformED covers all areas related to learning in the 21st century.
Visuwords is an online graphical dictionary — Users can look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. The platform produces diagrams reminiscent of a neural net providing a visual aid for the users to learn how words associate. Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.
Users can enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree, click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom and hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.
Visuwords uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualisation tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.
No membership required.
Flockdraw is a free to use online whiteboard based painting & drawing tool. It makes it easy to draw online free with multiple people for fun or business. You can have unlimited people in a room and the drawing updates in real time. Uses different colors, shapes and text.
It is also possible to chat with others while drawing.
A gallery of the best drawing is available too.
Good Free Photos
Good Free Photos is a large Public Domain photo repository with thousands of unique and free high resolution stock photos, images, clipart, pics and vectors (more than 8000 to date). All photos are taken by the author of the website and are categorised by location for travel photos, species for animal and plant photos, and types of objects for other photos. All photos are released under the public domain license so you can use the photos for whatever reason you want. Goodfreephotos does not claim to have model releases for photos that may need them, please read the license terms if you think a photo needs a model release.
Snapwire is a platform that connects young photographers with brands, publishers, small businesses, and creatives around the world looking for specific images that cannot be found through traditional stock photo services.
Every week, on this website there are 7 different photos from extremely talented photographers who have offered these snaps to you for free. You can use these snaps however you choose and subscribe below for weekly updates.
License and commission photos from 200,000 of the world's most talented photographers.
Polarr Photo Editor 3
Polarr is a good photo editor for bloggers, students, and photo professionals alike. It allows users to use high-precision light and colour tools, advanced clarity and dehaze settings, as well as to create and save their own filters, batch export photos, adding watermark, and using keyboard shortcuts.
It is available as a free add-on app in Chrome and on the website a free version is available for download for most Operating systems and platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, etc.
The following is a list of the features as described on the Chrome add-in app.
- Designed for mouse and touch
- Proprietary high precision sliders
- Interactive In-app guide to photo editing
- Expandable and collapsible Workspace
- Responsive and adjustable UI
- Hand-crafted collection of 50 filters
- Imports and exports multiple batch
- Color: temperature, tint, contrast
- Light: exposure, highlights and shadows
- Detail: clarity, sharpen, denoise
- Atmosphere: diffuse and Dehaze
- Optics: distortions, vignette, fringing
- Advanced HSL and RGB Curve tools
- Filter blending and mixing tools
- Highlights / shadows toning tools
- Multiple local adjustments areas
- Circular and gradient filters
- Powerful cropping and aspect control
- Create custom filters based on history
- Export photo at different settings
- Persistent edit history tracking
- Infinite undo and redo
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Watermarks tool
Virtual Chemistry Lab
The Virtual Lab is an online simulation of a chemistry lab. It is designed to help students link chemical computations with authentic laboratory chemistry. The lab allows students to select from hundreds of standard reagents (aqueous) and manipulate them in a manner resembling a real lab.
The software is available free of charge to all educators and students. You and your students can use it on the web immediately without any licensing requirements.
5 minutes of exploration are typically sufficient for students to learn the essential features of the Virtual Lab. You can help by walking them through the step-by-step sample titration problem that illustrates all of the features in context. A user guide that explains the function of each feature is also available to answer questions about specific Virtual Lab tools or features.
New York Public Library - public domain
On 6 January 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187K digital items in the public domain available for high resolution download.
The images can be viewed at the link below. You can also reach them via this link (http://publicdomain.nypl.org/pd-visualization/) where they are displayed in pd visualisation and can be grouped according to collection, genre, color or the century in which they where created.
Each image is stored with a richness of data about it, simply accessible by clicking on the image itself.
ImageBot - Free Online Photo and Image Editor
ImageBot is a free online browser-based photo and image editor with powerful photo editing, drawing, sticker and logo capabilities.
No installation or further step is required.
Clip Converter is a free online media conversion application, which allows you to reocord, convert and download nearly any audio or video URL to common formats. Currently supported services: YouTube (720p, 1080p, 4K), Vimeo and many more. This free and fast converter allows you to watch your favorite YouTube videos offline on your PC, TV or nearly any other device.
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