Free Fridays: Designing and Printing Posters

From National Geographic’s site:
Picture this: Now full-color posters of National Geographic’s classic photography are yours for the taking.

Just pick a poster below and download it. Then print, assemble—and watch your walls go wild!

MAKE YOUR OWN POSTERS Do you wish to take a picture and blow it up to poster size–for FREE? I made the movie posters that were hung in the hallways by doing the following:
1) I first made a movie poster from BigHugeLabs: Go .
2) I then saved it as a jpg
3) Go to BlockPosters
4) Follow the directions by uploading your saved poster, saving it as a .pdf. Print your pdf and tape your poster together.
Questions? Let me know!

Free Resources for Teachers

freeIf you are searching for free resources for your classroom, then visit http://www.freeology.com/. Brought to my attention by Mrs. Barth, many goodies are here for you to use:

• Teacher Humor (don’t we need that all the time???)
• Fun and Games
• Worksheet Creator
• Links Directory
• Graphic Organizers
• Journal Topics
• Quote Posters
• Teacher Forms
• Back to School
• Awards/Certificates
• Coloring Pages
• Large Letters to Color
• Seasonal
• Mazes
• Word Searches
• Dynamic Story Starter
• Inspiration
• Analogies Worksheets

Free Pictures for Projects

JeepNeed pictures for a student project, your blog, or other photographic needs? Sprixi is a site to visit and see if it meets your needs. I tried it out by searching for Jeep (what else?) and found many pictures that I could use. I would not let students use this, though, for no filters are in place.

As their webpage says:

Sprixi helps you find an image:
for a school assignment,
for a work presentation,
for a blog post,
for an instant message,
for a tweet.

Search easy!

We arrange images into topics and order images by usefulness.
Sprixi learns and improves every time someone uses it…Sprixi gathers images from quality sites around the web and brings them together. Currently we get images Flickr and OpenClipArt, as well as our own images.

Use immediately
Images on Sprixi generally have liberal licences such as Creative Commons or are in the public domain. You don’t have to buy anything.

You can choose from multiple sizes with one click.
We make it simple to download or link to the image. Sprixi can even generate HTML code for your blog.

Ramblings: Free Concerts on the Bay in Norfolk

couples dancingapproaching storm This has NOTHING to do with education, technology, or anything requiring THOUGHT. It’s fun, and it’s free: tonight my wife and I went to the free Sunday night concerts in Norfolk on the Chesapeake Bay, and it was very therapeutic. Afterwards, why not get a Blizzard across the street? Go to the end of Granby, turn left at the bay front, and you’ll see the band stand immediately to your right after the condos. Enjoy!