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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.

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Snapwire Snaps

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.

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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

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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.

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The Virtual Lab will run on the following operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, Windows7 or Mac OS 10.5 and higher. In most cases, the Virtual Lab will work with few problems, but it will run best with following suggested minimum requirements: 512 MB of RAM, 50 MB hard drive space and 800 x 600 screen resolution. If you have problems loading or running the Virtual Lab on your computer, please contact us at: vlabhelp@chemcollective.org.

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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.

Brainpop

BrainPOP is a suite of digitally animated products that presents curriculum-based topics for students in grades K-8. The site strives to spark curiosity while delivering introductory material covering a wide range of topics. BrainPOP is subscription-based.

GOALS

BrainPOP strives to spark curiosity while delivering introductory material covering a wide range of topics. The site is organized into myriad modules, each of which showcases a short movie on a particular topic, accompanied by quizzes, interactive activities, and learning games. BrainPOP also creates monthly featured playlists on broader “Spotlight” topics such as ancient civilizations or cyberbullying.

The eponymous product, BrainPOP targets students in grades 3-8; BrainPOP Jr. is geared for students in K-3; other products (i.e. BrainPOP Español, BrainPOP ESL, etc.) have been created for other specific audiences. BrainPOP is also home to GameUp, an online learning games portal featuring vetted titles developed by leading game publishers. BrainPOP Educators is a hub for free professional development, teacher tools, and best practices.

APPROACH

Teachers select a topic to teach, and watch the movie with their class. They can then use the quiz provided by BrainPOP or use the materials provided to engage their classroom with the topic at hand. Additional modules related to the initially chosen topic are also displayed on the site.

Alternatively, teachers can assign movies and activities to be watched and completed. Available with certain subscriptions, the "My BrainPOP" suite of features allow teachers to track students’ progress through the work. Students can also view their past progress using My BrainPOP.

BrainPOP activities and quizzes align with a variety of standards, including the Common Core State Standards; educators can search for movies and activities by state or national standards, grade level and subject.

IMPLEMENTATION

BrainPOP’s is primarily a web-based tool available for any browser running Flash. Apps are also available for all major platforms, including iOS and Android, though not all features are available on all versions of the app. A projector screen or large television may be used when watching movies as a class.

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The Oscars Teacher's Guide Series

It offers teacher guides for exploring the Art and Science of Motion Pictures. It includes lessons on critical thinking and creative writing, for developing visual literacy skills.

MEDEAnet Webinar: Digital Ethics

As great as the internet is, it also involves new challenges when it comes to concepts of right and wrong. Digital ethics is dealing with the social code on the internet. What is appropriate “digital” behavior? What have teachers to consider when using media in education? In this MEDEAnet webinar Donald Heider from the Loyola University, Chicago, USA and Natasha Whiteman from the University of Leicester, UK will introduce you to the concepts of digital ethics and how it can be applied in the classroom.

This webinar was held on 10 April 2014 and was attended by 36 people from 10 countries.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/digital-ethics-medeanet-webinar...

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MEDEAnet webinar “Conversation with Prof Renee Hobbs”

Prof Renee Hobbs is an internationally recognized authority on digital and media literacy education and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, USA. During this webinar, Prof Hobbs will introduce some of her work and research in the area of media literacy.

This webinar was held on Thursday 5 December, 4pm CET and attended by 26 particpants from 9 countries.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/conversation-with-prof-renee-ho...

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MEDEAnet webinar “Creative Commons – what you have to respect when you produce your own media”

More and more content and media are available on the internet under the Creative Commons (CC) licences which can be freely used once the terms of CC licensing is properly respected. CC offers teachers and trainers a lot of opportunities when developing their own teaching materials and media. On the sixth MEDEAnet webinar, that took place on 6 June 2013 (4-5pm CET), Billy Meinke (Creative Commons, USA) introduced 35 participants from 16 different countries to the different CC licences and what it means for a user if he/she wants to use such a licence on either his or her own materials or in using materials with this type of licence. This webinar was aimed at educational media producers as well as teachers, educators and trainers interested in developing their own teaching material and media.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/creative-commons-what-you-have-...

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