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Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

Animoto is a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button.
Users simply choose a song and images. Animoto then automatically generates a unique video for them. No two videos are ever the same.



Free online photo editing tool which offers free templates to create calendars, photo collages, party invitations, and printable cards. You do not need an ID/Pw to use.

Big Huge Labs

Make your own magazine cover, movie poster, pop art poster, jigsaw puzzle from your photographs, mosaic maker, map maker, pocket album, badge maker, calendar, trading card, wallpaper, CD cover, billboard, photo cube, bead art, lolcat generator, add museum-style mat, add frame, add special effects, etc. No ID/Pw needed to use.


Upload a picture, create a mouth on the photo, and then record your voice to make your character speak.
Secondary example:

Block Posters

Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printed. Once you're happy with your selection, you can download the PDF file containing your newly created images and print each one massively blown up, resulting in a huge pixel poster to stick on your wall.

Cool Text

Cool Text is a free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work. Simply choose what kind of image you would like. Then fill out a form and you'll have your own custom image created on the fly.


Create and share visual ideas. Web based infographics: create graphs, share, embed, print. Uses visual themes (vhemes).

FluxTime Studio

What you can do here... create your own animation, save it to your webspace, share and reuse artwork, collaborate with others, show your animation. Follow your inspiration - it's fun and easy to use! Make an animation in a few simple steps and email it to a friend!


The Newspaper Clipping Generator

Also has links on website to create: a clapper board, talking squirrels, talking cats, ninja text, talking flowers, talking tomatoes, talking owls.


Create dazzling photo effects for free in your browser. Provides effects, fonts, shapes, distortions, retouch, layers, doodling, recolor, curves, morph, etc. You do not need an ID/Pw to use.

Free Animated Letter Glitter Graphics

Do you love those animated emoticons and graphics you see on web pages and emails? If so you'll really love this free emoticon graphic maker.

It doesn't get any easier to make and use fun animated emoticon graphics in your emails, web sites, or forums, and blogs.

Gickr - Photos in Motion lets you instantly create Animated GIF online, free, right now! Just upload pictures or grab them from your Flickr. Create funny flashy slideshows with you and your friends, cartoons, previews, banners, etc. Post them anywhere you can post pictures. No need for Flash.

Graphics Factory

2,287,983 Digital Clipart At Your Fingertips
We provide the graphics to save you time and money. Royalty-Free vector clip art images, high-res photos, fonts, backgrounds, icons and animations from Graphics Factory.

Graphics Factory - Animated Emoticon Letter Glitter Graphics

Free Animated Signatures provided by Do you love those animated emoticons and graphics you see on web pages and emails? If so you'll really love this free emoticon graphic maker. It doesn't get any easier to make and use fun animated emoticon graphics in your emails, web sites, or forums, and blogs.

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

Image Chef

Now anyone can create a custom image without any technical knowledge or advanced tools. Modify text in a variety of image templates to create professional quality images with your own personal touch.

Image Chef: Poetry Blender

This fun tool lets you combine text, symbols and photos.
Enter text you want on the right, and pick photos clicking the photo boxes on the left. Click 'Preview' to view the new image.

Image Chef: Word Mosaic

Write a comment or poem in the shape of hearts or other symbols.
Send a greeting or post to Facebook or your blog.

Imagination Prompt Generator

Creativity Portal's Imagination Prompt. Automatically provides the initial prompt. If you don't like it, click on the 'Get next prompt' button to generate another prompt.


If you need prompts for your English paper, these probably won't work. It is more useful for comedy skits. Examples: "A pizza delivery guy telling a joke to a carpenter." "A knight ordering 10 pounds of General Tso's Chicken for a Samurai." (Please notify me if an inappropriate prompt is provided so I can remove this link from the class website.)

iPhone Email Message Generator

Now you can create an iPhone email message to display on your blog or website.


iPiccy makes your photo awesome with many easy to use photo tools. Edit pictures, apply beautiful photo effects, add text and even paint! Enjoy free photo editing online and show your creativity with iPiccy editor! No ID/Pw needed to use.

Make Your Own Speech Bubble!

Write some text and click Submit to get your own personal speech bubble.


Make animations, tattoos, wine labels, billboards, guitar cases, heart lockets, flags, butterflies, dart boards and book covers from your photos and words!

MakeSweet: Animated Butterfly Wings with Words & Pictures

The Butterfly design is a butterfly on a flower, fluttering its wings to show whatever you want it to.


Write some text and click Submit to get your own personal minifesto (teeny, tiny writing in a box)!


Free photo editing site that allows users to import images on to other images, generating exceptionally realistic photos. (pages in a book, replace their face with yours, etc.)


From the people who made Picnik, PicMonkey makes creative tools for photo editing and graphic design. It includes photo editor, graphic design features, and collage maker. You do not need an ID/Pw to use.


Make your own infographics. Making information beautiful has never been easier. 

Pricing > education > free gets you 7 free themes, 10 image upload slots (can swap out but only have 10 images)

Pixlr Editor, Pixlr Express and Pixlr O-matic

Pixlr Express has more than 600 effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image. Fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, resize, and fix any picture, remove red-eye and whiten teeth. Pixlr-o-matic can add fun retro effects to your photos in a snap and transform your photos into cool looking vintage images. Add effects, overlays and borders. Requires Flash plug-in. You do not need an ID/Pw to use.


'The best online custom poster and photo collage maker.' Make poster-sized collages, use your or friends' Facebook photos, use free poster backgrounds or upload your own. Get big, high quality posters up to 3 feet tall.


Present anywhere, anytime.
Prezi is cloud-based, meaning you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips. Create or edit on the go, then auto-sync across all your devices with ease.


Welcome to screedbot, the animated scrolling typewriter text generator. Write some text and click Create Screed to make your own animated text.


Photoshopping in your browser. Sumo Paint is an online image editor, without need to install anything to your device. It's the most versatile photo editor and painting application that works in a browser. You can open and save images from your hard drive or save it to cloud.

The Story Starter

The Story Starter randomly generates 215,572,250,880 story starters. This idea generator can be used for short stories, novels, plays, scripts, or just for fun.


Type in text and generate a logo! (save as .png transparency or with background)


Welcome to Tagxedo, word cloud with styles. Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud which can be fine-tuned with lots of options.

Thank You Mario!

Welcome to Thank You Mario, the animated Super Mario Brothers text screen generator. Fill out the form and click Generate » to make your own animated image.


ThisIsSand is a unique playground for creating and sharing amazing sandscapes. To experience this special sand piling on your screen, select and start pouring right-away or download the app for your mobile device.


Do you know the proverb “A picture is worth a thousand words”?
With our Typo-Generators this proverb gets a new significance. Use online the RowText-Image Generator or the WordCloud-Image Generator, and your pictures will be converted into individual, typographical images, which can be used as a personal gift, for presentations or as the base for further graphics. Sample images, conversion tips and further information are provided. (Note: Must pay for high resolution image, but can use a lower resolution (with watermark) for free.)


Vimeo is video + you. We put your videos first and give you the best ways to share, discover, and be inspired. As of June 2014, Basic (free) 1/2 GB/week upload space, 3 albums, 1 group, 1 channel, basic video player customization, password-protected videos.


Create speaking avatars and use them as an effective learning tool.


WigFlip has many tools to use! Rofbot - Meme Generator, AutoMotivator, Make Your Own Speech Bubble, Cornershop: rounded corner graphics for web design, tinytags, superstickies, make your own animated text icon, screedbot, put speech bubbles on pictures, Thank You Mario, Easystreet, signbot.

Word Cloud is a free online word cloud generator and tag cloud creator. works on your PC, Tablet or smartphone. Paste text, upload a document or open an URL to automatically generate a word- or tag cloud. Customize your cloud with shapes, themes, colors and fonts. You can also edit the word list, cloud size and gap size. can also generate clickable word clouds with links (image map). When you are satisfied with the result, save the image and share it online.


Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

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