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Five Friday Faves: Newly Discovered Web Tools Edition

By August 14, 2015 2 Comments

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Some of these websites, webpages, and/or web tools may not be very new to you, but they are all resources that I have discovered within the last month.   Each of them makes my life easier, and my online time, more efficient.

  1. Spruce – This website allows you to type any message, select the right background image (which are automatically attributed), and download the custom image that is perfectly sized for Twitter.
  2. Pixabay – Pixabay has over 430,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations.  You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.  This cuts down on time it takes to research copyrights and photo credits
  3. Tweet Jukebox –
  4. Slides Carnival – I like anything that plays nicely with Google Drive.  Slides Carnival is full of free templates for Google Slides presentations.  Simply find the format that best fits your needs, select it, and it will go straight to your Drive to be used for your creation.
  5. Hapara – So I haven’t actually used Hapara.  It is an amazing product designed for schools (which is why I haven’t used it).  I was able to attend a web conference recently and learned all about Hapara.  It allows teachers to see every website their students have open, push out assignments or resources to whoever they want (allowing for personalization), receive finished assignments, collaborate with their students, etc. all from one website that syncs with Google Drive.  It is a GAFE teacher’s dream.  This is the only web tool listed that has a cost involved, but from what I’ve seen and heard from those who have purchased it – it’s well worth the cost.

I’m always looking for new ways to make my life easier.  Please feel free to share those you like the most.