links for 2010-04-30

  • I have long been a fan of Morguefile and their approach to image licensing. Basically, Morguefile has a huge database of photographs that are open for use without attribution.

    The photographers may enjoy some recognition but the creative license does not require it. So basically you can search the database of free images, modify them how you want, and use them in any way you want. The only thing you can’t do is resell them in their current form.

    Already this makes Morguefile an awesome place for bloggers to find images for their blogs. Now that they have added the “Crop and post” feature, finding and formatting photos for blog posts is that much easier. -makeusof

  • Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, letting you insert questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into your lessons. XP works with approx 5 mice, Windows 7 and Vista 20-25 mice.
    Using 1 teacher station, projector, usb hubs, and 1 mouse per student, students can actively participate in these lessons by using their own mice to click, circle, cross out, or draw answers on the screen.
  • For decades, the autistic have relied on bulky text-to-speech machines in schools and homes to help them communicate. Many of the devices had limited portability, and their cost — anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 — placed them out of the reach of families without insurance.

    Related
    WATCH: The Conversation: Rosie O'Donnell Opens UpiPhone App Unlocks Boy With Rare Disorder
    But Samuel Sennott's software, Proloquo2Go, offers comparable features as those older machines on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch at a fraction of the cost.

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