A while back, I told you about an awesome graphic design site and app, CANVA, recently, I discovered another one and it just might be even better.  It certainly has more FREE features, templates, images, icons and more.  Desygner has an app and also works from your browser on your computer.  Seems to have more FREE options and works similar to Canva.  Give it a try, I know you will be pleased.

Want to design something beautiful but don’t have the time for expensive and complicated software like Photoshop or Illustrator? 

Desygner offers hundreds of ready-made templates to help you to design your own graphics. Simply drag & drop images, edit text and customize with stickers & backgrounds. 


  • Edit from a computer, tablet or even a phone!
  • Import images and text from Adobe PDFs, PSDs and Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Millions of free to use public images to drag and drop in to place
  • Thousands of free backgrounds, stickers and text with one click
  • Share online or download as a PDF, JPG or PNG for free.
  • MILLIONS OF  FREE TO USE IMAGES: Simply search and drop in a publicly available image from Google or Flickr or add yourown from anywhere.
  • THOUSANDS OF FREE TO USE VECTOR ART, STICKERS AND BACKGROUNDS. Easily customise any design with thousands of stickers, backgrounds and fonts.
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Tuesday iPad Resource: instaGrok RESEARCH tool


Scour the web with this research engine to look for pedagogically sound digital materials. 

Research any topic with an interactive concept map that you can customize and share.  instaGrok is an interactive research engine, that lets you learn about any topic.  It is free for everyone and works on your computer and iPad. Create an account to customize, save and share concept maps of your research. 

Official Description

instaGrok is an educational (re)search engine that lets students (any anyone else) research any topic in an engaging, visual way. instaGrok finds the best information on the topic and presents it as interactive concept map ("grok"), showing key facts, concepts and relationships, videos, images and more. Users can pin their favorite materials to their grok and take notes in the built-in journals.

Kinda of tough tool to explain, so give it a try. A green button on the top right of the website is a tutorial ...Teacher, Start Tutorial. But, just watch the short demo video below, I believe you will understand how awesome instaGrok is for research!!  Make sure you create a free account so that you can customize, save & share.