Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Lump of Coal for Christmas!

If you need a lump of Christmas coal, you can grab it here for a limited time. Just right click and copy to grab it and then paste it into your documents. There are 2 versions, one plain and one with a bow.
Enjoy!








Friday, October 17, 2014

Freebie Friday and Sale!

Hi everyone!

Educlips is having a mid-October sale, which will run from 18th-19th October so it begins shortly!

There's 20% off all products at the EDUCLIPS STORE and at TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS.

At the Educlips store, you will just need to input the code: ED20 into the 'Apply Coupon' box at checkout.



This week, Educlips brings you a United Nations Day Freebie Friday Graphic. United Nations Day is on October 24th.
Click on the picture to go to it.


Thanks for visiting!


Friday, October 10, 2014

New - 10 Nursery Rhyme Sets

New today! 
10 nursery rhyme sets.

The Mega Bundle containing all 10 is available only at the Educlips Store. Click on this image to check it out:

The sets are all available at the EDUCLIPS STORE in today's 'featured products'.

Also available individually at TPT:











Thursday, October 9, 2014

Freebie Friday - Dictionary Day

October 16th is National Dictionary Day in the US. This week, the graphic is in celebration of this day.

Happy Freebie Friday!

Noah Webster (born on October 16th, 1758), was considered the father of the American Dictionary. He began to write his dictionary at the age of 43. A whopping 27 years later, he completed it!

The idea of this day is to emphasize the importance of dictionary skills. With all of the technology we have close at hand today, it is important that children are encouraged to practice using the dictionary. If the power ever runs out and they have a spelling/vocabulary emergency, they will still be able to find the words they need!

I'm always a sucker for a cute bear! So this week, I teamed my love of bears with the dictionary to create this Freebie Friday graphic. Click on the image to go to the graphic download:


Monday, October 6, 2014

New Sets & Freebie!

Hi!
Here are some new sets which have been added to the Educlips collection. 

The first is a free set of non-scary spiders that could be used for Halloween.

The fall inspired 'Hayride' and 'Build A Pumpkin' sets are in the early bird sale for the first 48 hours. 

Looking forward to spring, you can pick up some bunnies especially if you're in a place where you're starting to feel the effects of winter!

You can see any of these sets in the top of the EDUCLIPS home page (in Featured Products)
Also at TPT:





Have a great day!



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Freebie Friday - Take Your Teddy To Work Day

On October 11th, it is 'Take Your teddy To Work Day'. We definitely can't leave the kids out so here's a graphic of a child taking her teddy to school:
Click on this image to go to the Freebie Friday graphic:

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Mysterious Zip Files

Purchasing digital downloads can be a great experience and for the vast majority, they work out just fine. Sometimes though, those innocent looking files refuse to unzip for no obvious reason. They are a mystery just waiting to be solved. 
In the meantime, it's annoying, it's irritating and it can make life difficult. Hopefully today, we can try to take away some of that mystery and shed some light on these necessary but sometimes devious little files!



To Zip Or Not To Zip...that is the question!
Basically, when you need to condense a collection of different files into one larger file, you'll need to zip them up. It's a bit like when you go shopping. If you buy a selection of cereal boxes, you can stack them up quite nicely and carry them around. But when you have to buy eggs and milk and bread etc., then you're going to need to get some kind of bag to carry them all home in. The zip file is a similar concept. It keeps them all together so they don't end up floating around in cyber space.

How do I open the Zip file?
Once you download the zip file, you have to open it to get to all its contents. On a Mac, the files will open automatically when you click on the 'downloads' file. On a PC, you'll need to make sure you have zip opening software installed on your computer before you can actually open a zip file. You can download some of them for free and they work perfectly well.  Just make sure your software is always updated so that errors don't occur. Once your software is installed or updated, you should be able to open your zip file and its contents will be displayed and available for you to use.

Help! The zip file won't open for me!
You'll know that your zip file is not opening when you:
  • -       get an error message saying the zip file won't open because.....(it will give you a reason that only a technologically advanced alien can understand)
  • -       it won't open because it claims to be 'password protected'
  • -       only certain files are there but the ones you really want are missing


Common Issues
The most common problem we hear about at Educlips, is that the cover .jpeg image, the TOU .pdf and the Educlips icon are there, but the clipart files are not. And more often than not, the solution is simpler than you would think. You just have to scroll down to the bottom of the file and those cheeky little files are all hiding there!

Password Protection?
We NEVER password protect our clipart files. The clipart is organized, saved and uploaded in the same way every time so when your computer tells you a password is required before you can open it, it could be that your computer's  security settings are trying to prevent unwanted, virus ridden files from entering your computer.
You can also try opening files in a new browser. Strangely, this sometimes works.



The Mystery
It's obviously very difficult for us to know why your computer is not downloading the clipart you have bought because we can't see your screen and don't know what you have installed on it. Certain programs may prevent you from downloading particular types of files.



You WILL get your clipart....by hook or by crook!
We can however, guarantee that you will get what you paid for and often will send an unzipped link via email to the clipart set you purchased, which sidesteps the issues customers might be having. We will do everything we can to help you get your clipart set and will always aim to reply to your email as soon as we can.

Finally....
We can't claim to be technical gurus and would not try to give you technical advice but we do aim to get the clipart to you once you have purchased it.

So, I hope this helps with some of your zip file issues. Feel free to contact us via the CONTACT page on this blog or via the CONTACT button in the top menu of at www.edu-clips.com.



New - Military Sets

These new sets are available from today:

See them in the FEATURED PRODUCTS on the Educlips Store home page.
They are also available at Teachers Pay Teachers





Have a great day!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

How to print out clipart images using Powerpoint Video

Using Powerpoint is a great way to create colorful, attractive printables.

When I first started creating classroom printables, I was using Microsoft WORD. It was really tough to move the images around and just didn't behave as I wanted it to. Using Powerpoint was much easier and now I use it all the time, for pretty much everything. It's versatile and does what I need it to do.

Here's a video about printing out your clipart images via Powerpoint. It's really for those who are new to using graphics and shows you how to transfer your images from downloaded files into your documents.


Candy Contest Answer

Congratulations to Angela who got the closest guess in the Candy Contest. There were 171 candies altogether.
Your gift certificate is on its way over to your inbox.

It was a tough one because the container was rectangular and it was photographed from one side.


Follow this blog by hitting the 'b' at the side of this page so you don't miss more freebies, contests, giveaways and ideas.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Candy Contest Update and Witch's Wand

The Candy Contest is still going until midnight EST so there's time to enter if you want to win a $25 gift certificate to the Educlips Store. CLICK HERE to go to the details for this contest.

Halloween is not too far away so here's a witch's wand for those who are in need of one! It will go well the recent 'Witch and Friends' clip art set. 

Just right click, copy and paste to grab it:


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Educlips Giveaway Week - Day 5 - Candy Contest & Freebie Friday!


Well, today is the last day of Giveaway Week here at Educlips. It sure has been fun!
There is a chance to win another Educlips gift certificate for $25 to use at the

All you have to do, is guess how many candies are in the jar....

When you have decided, just pop your answer in this FORM.
Submit one answer per person, please.
You'll have 2 days to enter so there is some time to have a good think about it.
**Perfect for a moment of procrastination!!**


Today is also Freebie Friday, so don't forget to grab your free graphic from the Educlips store.
This week it's all about World Smile Day, which falls on the first Friday of October (October 3rd this year).

Grab it HERE


We have a winner of the Day 3 Pinterest Scavenger Hunt!

Number 107: LISETTE was chosen by our random number generator. 
A $25 Educlips Gift Certificate is on its way to your inbox.

Have a great Friday!