Binumi - Video platform. Easy-to-use and free. Create a video in seconds from a vast video library. A collection of 3.5 million amazing pre-created content. Select frame-by-frame to create your storyboard. Add voice recordings, edit in seconds. A great way to create. Videos can be public or private. Share on Binumi site, social media or YouTube. Mobile App too.
Knight Lab - Northwestern University Knight Lab is a community of designers, developers, students, and educators working on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces.
The Lab provides an open, collaborative environment for interdisciplinary exploration and conversation, where students and professionals learn together and from one another.
Products from Knight Lab include easy to create timelines, StoryMaps and a tool to juxtapose and compare images.
Northwestern University Knight Lab
Pop Art Lite -
Image sources: Pop Art Lite, Ronnie O'Neill
This is an iOS app turns your photos into works of modern art! Pop Art Lite is an iOS app that allows you to begin with a photo and create a poster in the style of Andy Warhol in just a few clicks. Once you have created your poster, you can manipulate the colors in each section until they please you. The resulting image can be saved to your mobile device and shared via e-mail or social media.
The app is currently available in the iOS App Store. The developer recently removed all ads from the app. There is also a more feature-rich app available to create images in true Warhol style, as well as in the style of the Obama HOPE poster, and several other artists' styles.
Pop Art Lite
CleverPDF – 27-in-1 Free Online PDF Tool - CleverPDF.com Offers 27 PDF tools online for free, which helps you create, convert or edit PDF documents. You can convert PDF to other document formats, such as PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iWork, eBook formats, image formats and more; create PDF from Office and images. It also allows you to combine or split, compress PDF, add watermark or pages numbers to a PDF file, manage PDF security and many more PDF tasks. No software installation is required. With this web tool, you can enhance your productivity when working with PDF documents. This tool will also help to relieve some accessibility issues that arise with PDF format.
CleverPDF - 27-in-1 Free Online PDF Tool
Keywords: Productivity Tools
WeVu - WeVu, cloud software developed from the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) at UBC-Vancouver, focusses on hands-on skills learning where students self-record video using a camera or their phones and instructors provide time-stamped feedback and assessment. Users include health professions, business communication, trades education, and performing arts. WeVu also accommodates the collaborative annotation of audio, images, and PDF. Media files can be uploaded into the software or can be imported from YouTube, Dropbox, or other servers. WeVu also provides user activity logs, allowing .csv download of user activity and time-stamped and general comments.
A free version of WeVu is available, limited to 1 site per site owner (unlimited site members) and with videos stored externally on YouTube or Dropbox.
Public Health Image Library from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PHIL) - Much of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. Public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public are welcome to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages.
Public Health Image Library from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PHIL)
Keywords: copyright free
Remix Project – improving media literacy across the curriculum - The goal of the Remix Project is to improve media literacy across the curriculum, so that all students are better prepared for the media-rich world of the twenty-first century.
The Remix Project is a collaborative effort of the Hesburgh Libraries and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning from the University at Notre Dame. The Remix platform supports creation of media as part of college coursework. Remix provides resources for students and faculty. The website provides step-by-step instructions for assignments, along with links to tutorials and other resources. The projects fall under four categories: Audio, Image, Video, and Data, with projects, such as infographic, scientific research poster, and public service announcement.
Keywords: tutorials, lesson plans, audio,podcasts, video photos,
Over 1,000,000+ high-quality photos. Free for commercial use. No attribution required. Do whatever you want (CC0).
Keywords: stock photos, Creative Commons
Clips - Clips is an iOS app for making and sharing fun videos with text, effects, graphics, and more. From choosing backgrounds to using animated special effect and 3D, Clips makes the whole experience of capturing a moment and sharing it more fun. As Clips is in sync with iCloud, creating memorable moments is equally available on all Apple products.
Keywords: mobile apps, photo and images, social media, video, personal identity
Visual Learning Center by Visme - The resource to help you become a better visual communicator. The site contains a wide array of resources visual learners and presenters. These resources will help you become a better presenter, communicator, and storyteller by creating better presentations and infographics.
Visual Learning Center by Visme
Keywords: visual learning, digital literacy, blogs and wikis, visualize information, presentation
Project Noah | Networked Organisms And Habitats - Project Noah is "a global citizen science platform to discover, share, and identify wildlife. It is a software tool that that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and share with others. It also provides a common technology platform for research groups, teachers and students interested in wildlife.
Project Noah | Networked Organisms And Habitats
Pexels - Free stock photos and videos that you can use everywhere. Free for commercial use No attribution required.
Keywords: stock photos, images
Pixabay - Over one million royalty free photos, illustrations and vector graphics - and thousands of free video clips. All images and footage on Pixabay are released under Creative Commons CCO: Free for commercial use, no attribution required.
Keywords: stock photos
Unsplash - All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.
Keywords: stock photos, image
Screenshot Tools, Tips, and Shortcuts: How to Capture Anything on Your Screen - Screenshots are a simple way to show what displays on your screen. Screengrabs can help you point out a bug, save a picture on Facebook to your camera roll, or demonstrate anything you see on your screen. All operating systems comes equipped with a screenshot tool. Use this guide to help you take screenshots.
Screenshot Tools, Tips, and Shortcuts: How to Capture Anything on Your Screen: The Best Screenshot Apps and Shortcuts
Keywords: screengrab, screenshot
Snapchat - Snapchat is a popular messaging app that lets users exchange pictures and videos (called snaps) that are meant to disappear after they're viewed. It's advertised as a "new type of camera" because the essential function is to take a picture or video, add filters, lenses or other effects and share them with friends. It's like texting, but with pictures. Feeds are also created that lets others subscribe to be notified about newly added posts.
Keywords: photos, social media, messaging
Behance - Behance is an Adobe app that lets you take a look at the portfolios of some of the most interesting artists of the moment. If you are creative yourself, you can create your own account and share your work with other users. It is one of the most widely-used free online portfolio websites in the designer communities, Behance attracts artists and photographers from around the world.
Thinglink - Thinglink can annotate images with text, audio, or video. You can then share your annotated media in a website, LMS, or present online. Educators can try it out for free.
Keywords: interactive poster
Visme is everything you need to tell powerful visual stories in the form of engaging presentations, infographics, and other visual content.
Visme is a design tool to tell and present stories and translate boring data into stunning visual formats right in your browser. Visme is very easy to navigate and it offers free templates that can help you create more stunning and visually engaging presentations.
PixStori - Every picture has a story to tell. Now you can tell that story in your own voice and share it now and for the future. You start with a picture, then record your story and add a text caption.
PixStori is a very useful app that we can use to combine pictures with audio. This is a great tool where we can take pictures with our phone and add audio to explain the picture, or even music and environment ambiance sounds related to it. This is a very easy alternative to recording videos and I really like using it to make mementos of moments or voice note for poster/academic/class presentations. Visit the site to get the app and start making your own PixStori!
Keywords: storytelling, photo captions
Public Domain Review – Collections - This site contains curated collections of images, books, audio and movies, illuminating the curiosities and wonders of a wide range of online archives.
Public Domain Review - Collections
PROMO Image Resizer - This tool is a simple way to automatically resize any image. Resize images to perfectly fit social media and the web with the click of a button. This tool can be used straight from your browser. No download or logins are needed.
Promo Image Resizer
Vyond (formerly Go Animate) - One of the animation and whiteboard building websites. Vyond has prebuilt templates that customize for business or education. You choose backgrounds and props or can upload custom images. Vyond has a diverse selection of ethnic characters or you can customize to resemble an actual person. You can choose music from their library and narrate with your voice or use text-to-speech software.
Note: Vyond only has a 14-day free trial. Although it is costly, it has many capabilities for animation.
Keywords: animation, storytelling
Pixistory - PixStori™ is an app to record stories about your smartphone photos. It links voice and still images in a multimedia PixStori that can be instantly shared on social media, uploaded into searchable cloud collections of family or group memories, and collected as crowdsourced field data for organizations and businesses. It is Oral History meets Instagram.
Keywords: photos, images, storytelling, social media
Wakelet - Share articles, videos, images, tweets and other great content with one link. Save them for later and create collections, called wakes, at any time. Organize the web, the way you want it. Save, curate and share from a wide variety of sources to create very visually pleasing presentations. Also very suitable for creating a personal portfolio.
Keywords: portfolio, pictures, social media, presentations
SurfSafe - Defend the internet. Bring the world to the Internet without false news. If you see something that is false, report it!
Supercharge your browser to catch fake news! SurfSafe is protecting users from misleading, photoshopped, and fake news throughout the Internet. The extension marks the level of safety of an image or article on the corners. Never again will you be misled by photoshopped images scattered throughout the Internet. You can also decide which organizations to base the truth off of. Add the extension to Chrome for free!
Adobe Education Exchange - Adobe Education Exchange is a free learning platform and community, designed by educators for educators. It's a great place to find materials to help you and your students learn about working with images, video, and audio media.
Adobe Education Exchange
After you've logged into "EdEx" you'll find:
Lesson plans and other learning materials
Live short courses
Membership is free and, at the simplest level, you can simply browse the resources and take advantage of ones that fit your situation. To engage more deeply, complete a self-directed workshop or sign up for an online class. You can even become an active contributor, uploading resources you have created. As you get more deeply involved, your status changes from "Member" to "Contributor" - eventually becoming a "Trendsetter." You can also earn badges for several kinds of activities.
Keywords: tutorials, Adobe
Pixabay - Discover the best source for free images and videos. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
Keywords: photos, images, videos
Pexels - Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock images for personal and commercial use. The site includes a large collection of photos, videos, wallpaper, and more.
EDpuzzle - EdPuzzle is a software that allows one to edit videos from a variety of places to personalize them to meet specific needs. For this application, one can take videos from YouTube, Kahn Academy, Vimeo, and several other places or upload their own video. The crop feature allows the user to focus the attention of the viewer on a particular segment of the video. EdPuzzle gives the editor an opportunity to add commentary as well as create quizzes. These features can enhance the interaction that viewers have with the videos that are edited/created. EdPuzzle requires instructors to create specific channels and then invite students to attend. Invitations can be managed by the instructor, or a link/code can be provided so students can opt in if they wish.
Keywords: Audio, Collaboration, Media, Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open Access, Photos & Images, Presentations, Quiz, Video
Snapguide - Bring together photos, videos, tweets, and documents on the go. Share them with everyone.
Find new recipes, DIY projects, beauty hacks, technology, and lifestyle tips all in one place!
Keywords: File Management, Photos & Images, Social Media
Animoto - Animoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows.
Keywords: Audio, Media, Photos & Images, Presentations, Video
Google's latest A.I. experiment is a web-based drawing tool called AutoDraw that converts your rough scribbles and doodles into beautiful, symmetrical drawings.
Keywords: Photos & Images, icons
Adobe Spark - Spark is a free software created by Adobe, who is the industry standard go to for visual design applications.
The Adobe Creative Cloud suite of tools includes Photoshop, which is by far the most popular graphic editor. Spark is freely available with premium features available for a fee. The rest of the Adobe tool set is available on a subscription basis and is not a freely available resource.
Spark is useful to create online and mobile graphic designs. Easily create beautiful images, videos, web pages, animated videos & social graphics with beautiful typography. A variety of free templates are available to help inspire your creations.
Keywords: ePortfolios, Media, Photos & Images, Presentations, Video, Visual Design, Websites
allOpen.org - allOpen.org is a website that carefully curates open resources. The interface allows for filtering by type (video, images, music, etc.).
Keywords: Copyright, Creative Commons, Media, Music, Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open Access, Photos & Images, Resource Library, Video
Glogster - Glogster is a cloud-based (SaaS) platform for presentation and interactive learning. It allows users to mix all kinds of media on a virtual canvas to create multimedia posters, and access a library of engaging educational content created by students and educators worldwide. Glogster encourages interactive, collaborative education and digital literacy.
Note that there are a number of limitations when using the free version of Glogster.
ClipSafari - ClipSafari is a large collection of clipart that can be used freely for many purposes.
Keywords: Collaboration, Copyright, Creative Commons
The Fundamental Elements of Design - This 3-minute video, from PepRally, shares the basics of the elements of design. Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks behind design principles.
The Fundamental Elements of Design
The Fundamental Elements of Design from PepRally on Vimeo.
Keywords: Photos & Images, Presentations, Publishing, Visual Design, Websites
Elements of Design Quick Reference Poster - This poster, created by Paperleaf, is a handy reference that provides a quick overview of the C.R.A.P. principles of design; a refresher for those in the know, and a starting point for design newbies.
C.R.A.P stands for Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity. Keep these concepts in mind to remind yourself of prominent design principles.
Principles of Design Quick Reference Poster
Keywords: Media, Photos & Images, Presentations, Publishing, Visual Design
Canva - Free presentation software gives you access to hundreds of beautifully designed layouts to create presentations on any topic.
A Simple Video Guide to Canva - This video describes how to get started making infographics and presentations in the software.
BESpoke ELA: Ten Ways to use Canva in the Classroom - A blog post that speaks to ten specific ways one could use Canva in the classroom to make learning more fun for students and teachers alike.
Keywords: Collaboration, Flipped Learning, Presentations
Google – Advanced Image Search - Click the tab labeled "Images" when using Google to limit your searches to just images. You can then click on "Tools" to reveal advanced search options. Advanced options include size, color, type, and the timeframe of when the image became available. The most useful feature of the Google image search is being able to limit your results based on its usage rights to locate images that are freely able to be used. A reverse image search option is also available by dragging an image into the Google search field.
Google - Advanced Image Search
Keywords: Copyright, Creative Commons, Media, Music, Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open Access, Photos & Images, Searching
TinEye Reverse Image Search - Tineye is a reverse image search engine. Upon uploading a saved image a user has, TinEye creates a "unique and compact digital signature or fingerprint" of the image and matches it with other indexed images. It is helpful in finding the original source of an image to provide proper attribution.
TinEye Reverse Image Search
How to Use TinEye
Keywords: Media, Photos & Images
Fotor - Fotor is a simplified suite of powerful editing tools for your images. Fotor's fast and intuitive design brings advanced photo editing techniques to anyone who wants to try. With just a few clicks you can achieve impressive results that will let you push your creativity without having to learn some of the confusing ins and outs of other graphics editors.
Fotor Photo Editor Walkthrough - A YouTube video walkthrough for Fotor
Keywords: Media, Photos & Images
Be Funky - Be Funky is a suite of graphic editing tools. Photo Editor includes amazing photo effects such as the world-famous Cartoonizer, oil painting, and pop art effects. You can also add extra flair to your photo with hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn graphics, like hats, beards, jewelry, photo frames, and graphic overlays.
You can also create photo collages with Collage Maker and Designer provides many tools and templates to create posters, flyers, invitations, and more. It has essential editing tools such as crop, resize, and exposure. Unique effects include Cartoonizer, Digital Art, and Enhance DLX. With its photo editor, you can turn photos you like into photos you love and helps to add a little extra flair to your images. If text is your thing, BeFunky photo editor has tons of fonts and customized text layouts for you to choose from as well.
Keywords: Media, Photos & Images
Flickr - Flickr is an image and video-hosting website and web services suite. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media. Flikr has an advanced search function to allow searching for images that are under creative commons license. Flicker allows members unlimited uploads of images that are licensed under Creative Commons.
Help for Flickr - The Help - FAQ Support page for Flickr Users
Flickr for Education - 18 Ways to Use Flickr in Schools - A blog post regarding the many uses of Flickr as a photo sharing website in schools and education.
Keywords: Media, Mobile Apps, Photos & Images, Video
Google Photos - Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google and gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution.
PC Magazine - 25 Tricks to Master Google Photos - A magazine article describing tricks, tips, and hints users can practice to become more proficient with Google Photos.
Using Google Photos in the Classroom - An extensive YouTube video describing how to use Google Photos in the classroom.
Keywords: Media, Mobile Apps, Photos & Images, Video
Pinterest - Pinterest is a web and mobile application startup that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web, mainly utilizing images and on a shorter scale, GIFs and videos.
The Atlantic - What is Pinterest? - A magazine article that defines what Pinterest is and how it has developed since its beginnings.
The Teacher's Guide to Pinterest - An article describing the many uses of Pinterest within Academia and Education.
What is Pinterest, and How Does it Work? - An article that describes Pinterest and how to use it.
Keywords: Collaboration, Media, Mobile Apps, Photos & Images, Resource Library, Searching
Instagram - Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately. Users can apply various digital filters to their images, and add locations through geotags and assign hashtags to link to other photos.
University of New Hampshire - Instagram Help - A simple guide to using Instagram built by the UNH.
Do more with Instagram - A board of posts relevant to using Instagram to its fullest.
Keywords: Media, Mobile Apps, Photos & Images, Video
Pixlr - Pixlr is a cloud-based set of image tools and utilities, including a number of photo editors, a screen grabber browser extension, and a photo sharing service. The suite was intended for non-professionals, however, the apps range from simple to advanced photo editing.
Pixlr Support Page - The link to the Pixlr Support and FAQ page.
WikiHow - How to Use the Pixlr Online Image Editor - This wikiHow teaches you how to navigate and use the options in the Pixlr online image editor in order to make changes to an image or photo.
Keywords: Media, Photos & Images
GeniusScan - Puts a scanner in your pocket. Quickly scan anything with a smartphone or any camera-equipped tablet. Then email scans using JPG or PDF format for individual documents and for batch processing multiple documents. Using the pro version also saves directly to online storage services including DropBox and Google Drive.
Articles that provide tutorials, best practices, and troubleshooting for GeniusScan for iOS.
Productivity Tutorial: Using Genius Scan to Scan your Documents - In this video tutorial, learn how to scan documents with Genius Scan, which has the ability to automatically sense document boundaries and even enhance the quality of a scan.
Keywords: Mobile Apps, Photos & Images