Think Different #15

Resources for the Week of February 6, 2017

Brilliant & Inspiring, take a look!

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Easy Bib iPad app

Bibliographies Are Frustrating. They Don't Have to Be.

EasyBib is the world's best and most accurate citation generator. With over 10+ years of citation generation and billions of citations generated to date, we guarantee the most accurate bibliography.

EasyBib allows you to automatically create citations for your bibliography in seconds:
- Perfect and accurate citations because they're checked by librarians and teachers
- Instantly create citations by scanning book barcodes with your phone's camera
- Use the search tool to create citations for books and websites
- Export to email so you can send your citations to your inbox quickly
- Switch between MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard and over 7000 citation styles, including ASA, AMA, CSE and ACS formats with one click

You can also create the perfect citation for 56 different source types (databases, newspapers, etc.) on our website,, used by over 45 million students.

Places to find Music and images for multimedia projects: Copyright friendly

Royalty Free Music charges the public, but students & teachers can download a great deal for free. FREE Access for students & teachers in on the education page.

Freeplay Music 15,000+ music files you can download to use in projects. The education license allows the use of music for free within the boundaries of the school. Publishing projects on YouTube needs a different, but still free license. Details of the licenses explained.

Musopen's collection can be searched by composer, performer, instrument, or by form. You can stream the music from Musopen for free. You can also download five recordings per day for free from Musopen.

Internet Archive is a substantial collection of music and audio recordings that you can be downloaded FREE. Check the usage rights closely when you find things on the Internet Archive. Not everything that is available to download for free is eligible to be reused for free.

Free Music Archive free, high-quality, music many genres. Anyone can download music from FMA for use in podcasts, videos, and other digital presentation formats. The music collections can be searched by genre or by curator.

Sound Bible resource for locating and downloading free sound clips, sound effects, and sound bites. All are either public domain or labeled with a Creative Commons license.

SoundGator for common sounds like doorbells ringing, dogs barking, or car horns honking for projects. Twenty-three recording categories to find the perfect sound for your project. Requires registration to download recordings.

Thanks to Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne) of Free Technology for Teachers for this list of resources.

Linea - Sketch Simply

Linea is not a Free app, but well worth the $9.99 price and since I know my colleagues have iPad Pro's, here is another good app that makes great use of the Apple Pencil, although certainly not required.

I have numerous drawing apps on my iPad, some paid, some free and love my Apple Pencil, but I am really loving Linea, even with the $9.99 price tag. I have been practicing visual notetaking and the grids and templates built into the app really help. It is simple to use and not too much of a learning curve to master.

iTunes Store Description

Modern drawing apps are powerful, but they can overload you with hundreds of choices. Constant adjustments to brushes, colors, and layers wastes time and adds friction. Linea takes a different approach and gives you just the right balance of power and control to sketch effortlessly. The focus stays where it belongs: on your ideas, not the tools.

  • Easy Colors - Choose from a wide range of pre-defined colors, or customize colors with a single tap. Auto generated tints & shades saves time and effort.
  • Minimal UI - Every control is designed to stay out of your way until you need it. Linea's elegant interface puts the focus on your creations.
  • Elegant Layers - Simplified set of layers that can be easily rearranged, merged & adjusted adds just the right amount of power without overloading you.
  • Grids & Templates - Linea offers a wide range of traditional grids, 3D isometric lines, storyboards, and templates for iOS screen or icon design.
  • Flexible Exporting - Export your work as a layered Photoshop document, transparent PNG, and more. Export entire drawings or cropped portions to a range of services including Slack and Dropbox.
  • Touch Eraser - Ever used your finger to erase a whiteboard? Linea lets you wipe the screen with your finger to correct mistakes and your hands stay clean!


Check out the video below to see how Linea works and there is a great Youtube app tip at the end. The entire video is only a 1:20 long!

Linea:Youtube tip

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