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Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations. 

Color Hunt
This site is a free and open platform for color inspiration with thousands of trendy hand-picked color palettes. 

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through the provision of free legal tools. CC offers other legal and technical tools that also facilitate sharing and discovery of creative works. 

The Met
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world. 

The site is a zoomable online whiteboard with real-time collaboration for tutoring, explaining, sketching and teaching. 

Presentations Template

This site provides a collection of PowerPoint Templates, PowerPoint Diagrams and PPT Charts that can be downloaded for free and regulated for personal presentations. 

Free PPT Backgrounds
This website offers free powerpoint backgrounds and releases new backgrounds, templates and images every month. 

This website offers free presentation templates and releases 2 or 3 new templates every month. SlidesCarnival’s templates are free to use under Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International. 

PPT Backgrounds
PowerPoint backgrounds in this site can be used in Microsoft PowerPoint. Backgrounds can be downloaded and use for free to enhance presentations. 

Images / Photos

Flickr is an American image hosting and video hosting service, as well as an online community. 

Image Color pIcker
The site allows you to upload an image or provide a website URL and get the RGB Color, HEX Color, and HSL Color code. 

New York Public Library Digital Collections
Explore 896,302 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more. 

Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for schools. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting. 

Pixabay is an international, copyleft and free-to-use website for sharing photos, illustrations, vector graphics, film footage and music. 

This site offers copyright-free vector images in popular .eps, .svg, .ai and .cdr formats.To the extent possible under law, uploaders on this site have waived all copyright to their vector images. You are free to edit, distribute and use the images for unlimited commercial purposes without asking permission. 

The George Eastman Museum of Photography and Film
The George Eastman Museum is the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent non-profit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation. 

US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship. The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. 

Vector Characters
This site contains a great assortment of Vector Boys, Vector Girls, Business Vector Characters, Vector Superheroes and many, many others. 

Wikimedia Commons
This website has a collection of 63,370,954 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. 


Audionautix offers free download of high quality music for podcasts, phone messages and background music under Creative Commons. 

Sheet Music

Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music Library offers curated collection of 96 fake books, real books, and other lead sheet books. 

Historic American Sheet Music
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920. 

Sheet Music Online
This website offers free sheet music downloads, staff paper and music teacher resources. 

The Choral Public Domain Library
The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL), is an Internet-based free sheet music website which specializes in choral music. The goal of CPDL is to host a large collection of music scores and other supporting files (such as midi or other sound files) which can be freely downloaded and used. 

US Library of Congress Music for the Nation – American Sheet Music, 1870-1885
This site Consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra. 

Art Resources in the Philippines

The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS) is a non-profit organization that works with the creative community to promote children's literacy, explore national identity, and broaden public awareness for Philippine art, culture, and environment. CANVAS works with some of the best young artists to promote Philippine art, culture, and environment. 

UPOU Networks
The UPOU Networks is the online repository of all multimedia resources produced by UPOU. Its five main features are UPOU Commons, UPOU Publications, UPOU Live, UPOU on Record and UPOU Featured Program. 


National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives was established in 1934, but its major holdings date back to 1775. There are approximately 10 billion pages of textual records; 12 million maps, charts, and architectural and engineering drawings; 25 million still photographs and graphics; 24 million aerial photographs; 300,000 reels of motion picture film; 400,000 video and sound recordings; and 133 terabytes of electronic data. 

NASA content - images, audio, video, and computer files used in the rendition of 3-dimensional models, such as texture maps and polygon data in any format - generally are not copyrighted. Materials may be used for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits, computer graphical simulations and Internet Web pages. 

Silents Are Golden
This website has an entertaining and educational lecture illustrated with clips from 100 silent film comedies and dramas from the 1920’s. 

UCLA Film and Television Archive
UCLA Film & Television Archive is renowned for its pioneering efforts to rescue, preserve and showcase moving image media, and is dedicated to ensuring that the collective visual memory of our time is explored and enjoyed for generations to come. Established in 1965, the Archive is the second-largest repository of motion pictures and broadcast programming in the United States, after the Library of Congress, and the world's largest university-held collection. 

US Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress (M/B/RS) oversees one of the largest collections of motion pictures in the world. The Library has been actively collecting motion pictures since 1942, though thanks to the ingenuity of Thomas Edison and other early film producers, beginning in 1894 thousands of films were deposited at the Library as still photographs. 

Downloadable Educational Applications

Add Text on Photo
This application allows you to create stylish typography with lots of fonts. 

Graphionica is a stylish free photo editor, where you can create awesome beautiful instagram stories and make designs for any social network. Create beautiful collages, combine several photos and videos at the same time, add drawings, stickers, and textures for backgrounds. 

Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation content. We focus on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations. 

(Also available on Google Play Store and App Store) – Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. 

Microsoft Office : Word, Excel, PowerPoint & More
The Office app combines the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps you know and rely on, with new capabilities that harness the unique strengths of a phone to create a simpler, yet more powerful Office experience on the go. Whether using it for personal or professional reasons, the Office app is designed to be your go-to app for getting work done on a mobile device. 

Philosophy - Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche
Philosophy, (from Greek, by way of Latin, philosophia, “love of wisdom”) the rational, abstract, and methodical consideration of reality as a whole or of fundamental dimensions of human existence and experience. Philosophical inquiry is a central element in the intellectual history of many civilizations. 

Phonto is a simple application that allows you to add text to pictures. 

Pressed For Words
Pressed for words is an anagram word puzzle. It is easy to play, but with endless variety, Pressed for Words is the most fun you'll ever have in an anagram game. Expand your vocabulary, improve your spelling, and train your brain with this addictive word game!. 

ReadEra book reader allows reading books for free, offline in PDF, EPUB, Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX, RTF), Kindle (MOBI, AZW3), DJVU, FB2, TXT, ODT and CHM formats. 

School Planner
School Planner is a handy app for students of all ages that was designed to help you organize your career as a student and have everything under control. Whether you are attending elementary school, high school or college, this is the app for you. 

The Universe is an astounding place. From the smallest grains of matter to the most gigantic black holes, the cosmos is full of wonders and mysteries. In six chapters, we will witness the birth of the cosmos, submerge into the hearts of stars, uncover the secrets of life and travel to the very beginning of time itself. 

WPS Office – Free Office Suite for Word, PDF, Excel
This app is an all-in-one office suite integrates Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms, as well as Cloud Storage, Template Gallery, and Online Editing & Sharing. Also, WPS Office can perfectly work with Google Classroom, Zoom, Slack & Google Drive, makes your online work and study more efficient & stable. 

English Subject Guide

Al Grammar Checker for English
AI Grammar and Spell Checker could help you by correcting grammatical errors in real-time and make sure your message is clear and mistake-free. 

English Pronunciation
English Pronunciation app teaches you how to pronounce English properly and also checks your pronunciation (phonetic) to make sure you pronounce it right. 

Grammarly Keyboard
Grammarly Keyboard is an app that offers users a way to edit written messages, documents, and social posts. For those who have challenges with spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and other editing and proofreading challenges, this app is a helpful way to check work for accuracy. 

Orphic provides you with a long list of cool/unfamiliar words found in various languages, especially English. You can also save them to your favorites. Copy these words to your clipboard and paste them wherever you like. 

Poet Assistant
A set of offline tools to help with writing poems (currently only English is supported). 

Mathematics Subject Guide

Desmos Graphing Calculator
(Also available on Google Play Store and App Store) – This application is a graphing calculator where you can plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more -- all for free. 

Formulia is an application focused on science students, mainly engineering. Its objective is to provide a collection of formulas from the different branches that exist in mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as various other tools that will be helpful when performing certain calculations. 

(Also available on Google Play Store and App Store) - Mathway is the world's smartest math calculator. From basic algebra to complex calculus, Mathway instantly solves your most difficult math problems - simply type your problem in (or point your camera and snap a pic!) to receive instant free answers. Need detailed step-by-step solutions? Mathway is like a private tutor in the palm of your hand, providing instant homework help anywhere, anytime. 

Photomath will help interpret problems with comprehensive math content from arithmetic to calculus to drive learning and understanding of fundamental math concepts. 

(Also available on Google Play Store and App Store) - Symbolab is an answer engine developed by EqsQuest Ltd. It is an online service that computes step-by-step solutions to mathematical problems in a range of subjects. 

Mobile Scanner

CamScanner is the best scanner app that will turn your phone into a PDF scanner. Convert images to pdf in a simple tap. 

Notebloc is a 100% free scanner app supporting unlimited usage, developed by a notebook company in Barcelona. You can scan any type of notes, paper documents, receipts, drawings, sketches, photos or images. It has a batch scan feature to scan multiple pages at once. 

Note taking

Blacknote Notepad Notes
Black Note is the black theme’s notepad. Black theme relieves eye strain and it’s an intuitive and easy-to-use notes app. 

Evernote is an app designed for note taking, organizing, task management, and archiving. 

Google Keep
(Also available on Google Play Store and App Store) – Google Keep allows to create notes and lists, set time and place reminders, check off your completed tasks and many more. The “Ok Google” voice command to “take a note” or “add to to-do list” can also be enabled. 

Pure Writer
Pure Writer has a minimalistic feature. With its line and paragraph spacing feature, text will be clearer and more comfortable to read. It also has smooth scrolling, swipe-to-collapse-keyboard, and many more features. 

Study / Test Preparation

Quizlet is the easiest way to practice and master what you’re learning. Create your own flashcards and study sets or choose from millions created by other students — it’s up to you. 

Socratic by Google
This learning app, powered by Google AI, helps you understand your school work at a high school and university level. Ask Socratic a question and the app will find the best online resources for you to learn the concepts. Socratic supports most high school subjects. 

Study tips
This app has a list of study tips and tricks to help you develop a learning strategy that will allow you to achieve your study goals in 2020. 

Zookal Test
Zookal’s app provides free questions and full solutions that have been handcrafted by some of the world’s top teachers. This test prep app covers a wide variety of education levels from K-12 (Primary to High School), college/university and to licensure students undertaking postgraduate courses. There are over 20,000 questions covering comprehensive subjects like English, Mathematics and Science, and even further sub-topics within each category like Grammar, Calculus and Chemistry. 

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