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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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#550 Need to plan a project? Try Webjets

Webjets is a free to use, online planner, storage space and notes making tool. It gives you a huge whiteboard style space which you can use to organise your notes, create mindmaps and store links to content. Working in a team? No problem! You can add collaborators to your board and even publish it via… Continue reading #550 Need to plan a project? Try Webjets

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#549 Create an interactive world map with Padlet

Padlet is a firm favourite at 1minuteCPD HQ. Padlet is constantly reinventing itself and introducing new features. I discovered the Map wall the other day when I was looking for a way for students on an open-access course to post where they’re from. It is really simple to create and use and I am sure… Continue reading #549 Create an interactive world map with Padlet

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#548 ZamZar: Online File Conversion

Zamzar is a browser based file conversion software – it provides the ability to convert to a whole range of file formats. It is free (up to a few conversions per day) or there’s a paid version providing unlimited conversions. Image is CC0 which has been taken from here

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#547 Listen to your writing with Word

A great way to proof read work is to hear the words out loud. Word has an awesome feature that allows you to listen to your words being spoken, straight from the desktop application. Watch the video to find out how:   Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/illustrations/communication-head-balloons-man-1991850/