Monday, October 18, 2010

The Free Graphics Store

Found this link on Small Business Computing, but useful for educators as well. See excerpt below, or read the whole article here.

"Free" is the most overused word on the Internet, but in this case, the Free Graphics Store really does mean it. This Web tool delivers exactly what it advertises: free graphics.

The site offers a huge list of free graphics that you can use for your website design. For example, you can choose 15 Everyday Objects, 18 Assorted Graphics, 48 Bullets, Animations, Icons, Backgrounds, Tiled Backgrounds. That's just a small sampling; the list goes on and on.

Now is the site really free? Where can you use these graphics, and are there any restrictions? It says you’re free to use them on private or commercial sites. You can’t resell them, you can’t claim them as yours, and you can’t copy their pages. You just have to download the items you wan

Sunday, October 17, 2010

An Easy Way to Introduce Inkscape Drawing Program to Youth and Adults

This was written by @philshapiro in 2008, but has come back up again. and Inkscape is pretty good and FREE, so I thought I'd bring it back here.

Inkscape is a fun, free and very powerful vector drawing program that runs on all major computer platforms: Linux, Macintosh and Windows. This program can give you endless hours of enjoyment, even if you're not an artist. And if you develop mastery of using Inkscape, someone wants to pay you money to create graphics for them.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome to Aviary

Aviary is a free suite of powerful online creation tools: Photo-editing, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen capture & more at
This is a really great site of tools - almost everything that you need to make multimedia in the classroom, all free and online!