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Nothing is better than being able to create and share your images and work directly in Google Docs.

Free design tools and templates to create, modify and share images, logos, presentations, audio tracks, podcasts & more. Teams can collaborate on multimedia projects. Works directly in Google Docs.

  • Create Logos, Slides, Business Cards & Letterhead
  • Retouch photos, Make Web Templates & Banner Ads
  • Develop Podcasts, Remix Audio & More


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  • Shows what your children are doing online.
  • Sets age-appropriate ‘rules’ for every child in your family.
  • Helps you talk to your children about safe online behavior.
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  • Like most parents, you’re concerned about what your children are doing on the Internet. OnlineFamily.Nortongives you the tools to manage where they go, how long they are online, who they talk to, and what information they’re sharing with others. Best of all, it helps you open up a positive dialogue with your children about good online habits.

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SEN ispeech

iSpeech’s free version converts text to audio instantly, without any experience and without any software. Files can be embedded anywhere on the Web and shared quickly and easily. It’s a great tool for students, professionals or anyone who wants to listen to text as clear natural sounding audio

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iCT@C google public data explorer

​The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don’t have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.


Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data. Here’s an example of an embedded visualization:

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Art Technology Imagina

Imagina is a next-generation image viewer and editing tool. Based around 3D technology, it offers the finest viewing experience yet for Windows-based PCs. Developed by a graphics programming veteran with the sole intent of having one of the most satisfying and intuitive user interfaces around, you just won’t want to go back to anything else. We wanted Imagina to be a totally desirable image viewer, without being overly fussy or contrived. We also wanted it to be able to fix your pictures in all the most common ways you would want, as easily as possible, without ever having to leave the software. But the editing had to be good, really good, as only the very best results will do when it comes to your treasured photographs. We think we’ve succeeded on all counts, but don’t just take our word for it, let yourself be the judge …

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Music ri This web site (Riff Interactive) provides live interactive guitar lessons through the Internet!  Lessons are given by a live, breathing teacher.  You can chat with the teacher and students and ask questions during the lesson.  Free live group lessons are given routinely and private lessons can be scheduled with a teacher of your choice.
This is the first and only such web site, using patented technology to provide interactive notation built right into the web page!  Play, loop, slow down in pitch, see notes and position on a virtual guitar neck.


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Music Musescore

MuseScore is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music notation program, licenced under GNU GPL.

There are times when it is very useful to be able to create musical scores.

These include sending compositions to other musicians or as part of school work. Musescore can be used to record, edit and print MIDI music from a keyboard or other compatible instrument.

MIDI music is very versatile because the notes can be edited and used to produce musical notation as well as the audio. Musescore is a comprehensive editor for producing music in this way.


Some highlights:

  • WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a “virtual note sheet”
  • Unlimited number of staves
  • Up to four voices per staff
  • Easy and fast note entry with mouse, keyboard or MIDI
  • Integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer
  • Import and export of MusicXML and Standard MIDI Files (SMF)
  • Platform independent code, binaries available for Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Available in 20 languages
  • GNU GPL licenced

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The UK’s leading website for educational innovation and inspiration.

Innovate My School is run by a diverse group of educationalists with one sole aim: to increase the awareness of innovative products and services available to improve schools. Learn more…


Innovate My School is a free independent educational research and review website run by a large and diverse group of educationalists. The site has culminated from the need to increase the awareness of innovative products and services available to schools whilst allowing them to write honest reviews for other schools to benefit.

By joining forces with suppliers and sharing their expertise, our education community will have access to a comprehensive list of ways to increase pupil participation, enrich their curriculum, improve exam results and Ofsted reports, strengthen community cohesion and much more.

Innovate My School will eventually be supported by an advertising business model to fund the administration of the site, meaning it will stay free to everyone involved.

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Geography MFL iPhone arounder AROUNDER gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens. Each issue contains a series of interesting panoramas giving you a full immersive view of the cities. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area. Every issue also links to local merchants with virtual tours of hotels, restaurants, spas and stores.

With Arounder, you can also take a 3D Virtual tour of the Moon too!


And… there’s more. Arounder have also released an iPhone/ iTouch APP.

ArounderTouch puts the whole wide world in your hands


Created by VRWay Communication, ArounderTouch now brings Award winning Virtual Reality Panoramas from to your iPhone ands iPod touch. Pre-plan your travels by experiencing up-close the historical cathedrals, renowned art museums, majestic landmarks, glorious mountain-top vistas as well as those local cafes, shops and quiet places that make each city unique. Through vivid virtual exploring, you can time travel to a location without taking a step.

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iPhone Educate ikonstrukt Educate 2.0 is an iPhone/iPod Touch app designed to support teaching professionals in schools, universities and colleges. It features in-built timetabling, student tracking, teaching strategies and eLearning tools.

Track and sync student data with Google Docs

Educate 2.0 allows you to easily track, import and export student attendance/progress data via Google Docs. Use ready-made scales or directly enter any type of information you wish.

Communicate with your cohort

Email all students in a class with the tap of a button. Alternatively, phone/email an individual student or their guardian by simply tapping a name.

Access the best of the web

Educate 2.0 features customisable ‘Bookmarks’ that provide users with instant access to useful web 2.0 resources. It also features a camera that allows tagging of images, a voice recorder for anecdotal notes and a stopwatch.


Keep track of your classes

Educate can keep track of your schedule with a flexible timetable that allows you to customise the number of days, periods and subjects. Simply tap a lesson to add a note.

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