Creative Tools

Get Creative with These Links

Pixlr Pixlr is an online image editor, which means that you can upload your images and edit them in your browser.
TiltShift Maker TiltShift minature style photos are pictures of real-life scenes that are manipulated to look like model photographs.
Wordle Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide.  The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.  You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
ArtPad Lets you "paint" pictures on a canvas then "play" the painting of the picture as a movie.
Pixton Click and drag to create and share comics.
Kerpoof Kerpoof is an online workspace that allows you to create artwork, animated movies, and more.
Tagxedo Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen.  Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video

Screenr Screenr's web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web.  Just click the record button, capture your screen a voice, and share the link. Much like Inspiration...a diagramming tool that allows you to visually display your thoughts
Gliffy Easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more!
Skrbl Simple and easy online multi user whiteboard, start skrbl, give out your URL & start working together. Sketch, text, share files, upload pictures all in one common shared space. There are no new tools to learn, nothing to download, nothing to install. Brainstorm on our simple whiteboard to start thinking together, everyone sees the same screen, everybody gets on the same page.
GlogsterEDU Glogster is an online tool to express and create online multimedia posters using knowledge and skills from the classroom.
Helpful Hints Listed below are helpful hints for students/teachers to use in their classroom setting:
Photography with iPhone & iPads Take photos without touching the screen, use the volume buttons or with your headphones press the volume button
Creating a Link (Simply) Click on the little icon before the URL and drag it to your desktop.
Retreiving a Closed Tab Hold down the Ctrl/Alt/T keys at the same time, and the tabs you closed will re-appear in the order they were closed (most recent first).
Geoguessr Want to teach your students something about other cultures, the environment, world geography?  Take a look at this link. Want to create an interactive map?  Go to BatchGeo and load your excel spreadsheet to do so using this link.  Use Google Forms' database spreadsheet to input interactive data. Here's a way to search databases by subject and differentiate the reading level of the document.  A great tool for srtuggling readers as well as foreign exchange students.  Here's the link. Want to do research on the web and have it follow you wherever you go instead of keeping everything bookmarked on just one computer?  Join and bring it on!  Here's a little cheat sheet too.
Adding Videos/Images to Google Forms Google Forms is a great way to create a quiz/survey.  Make your forms more interesting by adding all kinds of items (e.g. images/videos/etc.) to your quiz/survey.  Here's a little cheat sheet.
Citing Made Ease with Google Docs Google Docs literally cites your information for you.  Click this link to find out more! Want project responses?  Now it's easier than you can imagine.  Here's the link and another cheat sheet.