Think Different #23

Resources for the Week of April 10, 2017

Can't draw, no problem, check out Adobe CAPTURE

Turn photos into production ready assets. A creative Cloud is nice, but you can save the image to your photos, and bypass the subscription for Creative Cloud.

Asset examples people have created from their photos:
• geometric patterns
• color themes or palettes
• vector graphics
• custom brushes
• dynamic looks



CANVA just added new categories with hundreds of designs

I have an MFA in graphic Design, but I love CANVA. I have talked about it before, but they just added a bunch of new templates that look to be very useful. If you have not tried CANVA yet, I encourage you to do so. It is simply an awesome app.

NEW Categories for Templates:

  • Resume Templates
  • Certificate Templates
  • Planner Templates



Works the same way from the app or website.

Create beautiful designs and professional graphics with Canva. Edit photos, add text, elements, stickers, borders, frames and more. Get started in seconds with more than hundreds of professional templates and tweak them to suit your need.

Use your own photos or choose from more than one million layouts, stock photographs, and illustrations. Search for the best fonts, photo filters, graphics, stickers, and shapes, then use Canva’s simple drag and drop tool to create a design. Share your design directly to your favorite social media app, via email, text messaging apps or export to your camera roll.
Canva Tutorial: Create Beautiful Graphics Quickly, Easily, and for Free!

Show YouTube Videos Without Related Content

Thanks to Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers for sharing this trick.

Anyone who has ever opened YouTube in front of a classroom knows the feeling of dread that comes with hoping that the "related" content in the sidebar really is related content. Likewise, you hope that the "related" videos at the end of the one you're showing are appropriate for your classroom. Here are five ways that you can avoid showing related content when you show YouTube videos in your classroom.

Check out how:

Add Pie Chart Leader Lines in Numbers

I will admit it, I am not a spreadsheet person. But this is a very cool feature of Apple's Numbers. Numbers is Apple's version of Excel and by the way, Numbers will open any excel document you have already create and Numbers comes on all Macs and iPads. So there is no reason not to give it a try.

A new feature in Numbers is the ability to add leader lines to pie charts. This makes the charts look more professional and easier to follow. This also works with pie charts in Keynote and Pages.

Add Pie Chart Leader Lines in Numbers (#1377)

Need college credit to renew your Teaching Certificate and also earn a certificate to teach online

As today's K-12 schools have become more receptive to online interactive learning, virtual schools represent a significant paradigm shift in delivering and acquiring knowledge. This certificate prepares participants to ride the crest of this new wave in K-12 education. It is expected that the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) will declare online teaching to be a dedicated area of licensure in the near future, and I am sure other states are in the process as well, the K-State College of Education is at the vanguard of this new era.

The attached flyer explains the program. The K12 online teaching certificate could be very beneficial earning additional income teaching online. First class in the series begins in May!

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