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Welcome to the Virtual Idea Factory where you can create visuals, manipulatives and more to enhance your online lesson plans and teaching.
Create videos, web pages, presentations or instructional materials. Sign in using your App State credentials to access features through the Adobe Creative Cloud license.
Create a Book
A simple way to make digital books online. Requires a free account.
Create books by uploading PDFs or using Flipsnack's tools. An account is required for use. A free option is available.
Create a storybook online. This is simple for young children to use. Requires a free account in order to save your storybook.
Create a Storyboard
Drag and drop backgrounds, props and characters to create a storyboard. Requires a free account to save your storyboard.
Create Simple Graphics
Create a simple graphic. Begin drawing and Auto Draw will predict what image you want.
Copy and paste a list of words to create a word cloud. This is simple enough for young children to use. No account required.
Math and Science Manipulatives
Create an Animation
Wick is a free tool for creating simple animations or interactive games. No account creation is required.
Flippity helps you create activities using Google Spreadsheets. Requires a Google account. No Flippity account required
Create Posters, infographics and more
Create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content with Canva's drag and drop editor. A free account is required.
Create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content with Piktochart's drag and drop editor. A free account is required.
Genially is a tool for creating interactive images, infographics, presentations and more. A free account is required.
Screen Capture Tools
Screencast-o-matic is a web-based screen casting tool that allows users to record their screens and use highlighted cursors and captions. The Pro Recorder service is now available for our entire campus community, including all faculty, staff and students.
Loom allows you to record your screen, voice, and web camera at the same time. It requires a free account.
Jing is a free download that allows users to capture anything on their computer screen, as an image or short video, and lets users share it instantly.
Create a Time Line
Create interactive timelines using Tiki Toki. A free account is required for use.
Create a timeline with Time Toast. An account is required. The public account plan is free with limitations.
Sutori is an excellent tool for creating interactive timelines. It can also be used to create presentations, infographics, study guides and more. An account is required, there is a free option.
Photos For Class
Photos For Class
Collection of classroom appropriate images licensed by Creative Commons for public use.