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#666 Similarity Checker in MS Word online

In this video we’ll show you how to use the basic online similarity checker for Microsoft Word online – it’s great for checking for similarities and also a great tool for gathering information for your bibliography

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#653 Create professional looking videos in minutes with Canva

Canva has a great video creation tool, with a whole heap of freely available templates for you to use. You can create professional looking videos in minutes , great for creating learning content or just to create more personalised video messages for your students. Canva.com is a great one to share with your students too,… Continue reading #653 Create professional looking videos in minutes with Canva

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#588 Flaticon: Over 3 million free icons!

Icons can be used in a range of different ways, from helping students to navigate your learning resources, to creating unity in your VLE’s with your colleagues. Flaticon provides you with free access to a huge range of different icons. If you are using the free licence, then you must add an attribution onto your… Continue reading #588 Flaticon: Over 3 million free icons!

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#584 Need Icons? Use PowerPoint!

Ever find yourself in need of a set of icons? Not sure your graphic design skills are up to the job? Fear not! PowerPoint can be used to create a range of simple icons, and the best bit is it’s super easy to do. These Icons can then be used to transform your Moodle Grid… Continue reading #584 Need Icons? Use PowerPoint!

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#554 Free Photoshop editing with Photopea

Need Photoshop style editing but don’t have Creative Cloud. Plus you don’t have install rights on your PC or Mac. Photopea is an online picture editor with many of the photoshop functions and you can edit right in browser no need to make an account, download anything or sign up to anything. https://www.photopea.com/ Featured Photo… Continue reading #554 Free Photoshop editing with Photopea

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#553 Free pictures with Pexels

If you love Unsplash, then you are going to love Pexels too. Pexels is another stock photo website that provides high quality images for free! So what can you do with the photos on Pexles? All photos on Pexels are free to use. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is… Continue reading #553 Free pictures with Pexels

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#552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

In #444 we introduced you to Canva, which allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful designs. Adding images to your designs is a really effective way to make them stand out. Pixabay is my favourite place to obtain free images that don’t have copyright issues. You can now search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

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#5MinuteReflection 3: Open Educational Resources (OERs)

In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Educational Resources (OERs)

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#486 TinEye: Search for Creative Commons images by colour

TinEye is a great little tool if you are looking for images based on colour. This web based app has extracted colours fromĀ 20 million Creative Commons images on Flickr to make the images searchable by colour. You can select up to 5 colours and you can also add tags to refine your results. Here are… Continue reading #486 TinEye: Search for Creative Commons images by colour