Canva is a design tool that helps you create for images Web or print, including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, and more.
Display your information visually! Easel.ly includes pre-made templates based on the type of data (timelines, maps, etc.) or themes (the environment, science, sports). Add your data, and create a beautiful presentation.
A way to create web sites. This tool is connected to your Newton Public Schools Google Drive account. You can add text, videos, images, links, maps, and more.
To access, log into your Google Drive and choose "New." Then click "More" and choose Google Sites.
Google Site Exemplar:
Check out this site we made for the Family Chemistry Project.
Here's a page on how to use google sites.
Google Slides is an easy way to create presentations. It allows real-time collaboration. Auto saving. Easily import images, videos and more. Use premade templates and themes or start from scratch.
Check out this helpful Slides Cheat Sheet:
This app lets you create Green Screen videos right from an iPad. It's available on all the library iPads. Use it with our green screen and tripod to set up your own video studio. When you’re finished with your project, remember to click "save" to render the video. Once the video has rendered, which might take 10 minutes or more, then you’ll be able to upload it to Google Drive.
Need help with the Green Screen app, check out Do Ink's FAQ page and other help features. Do you have a long script for your video? Consider using a teleprompter tool like Teleprompt.me (note that it is voice activated -- "allow" microphone use so the prompter can advance as you read the script automatically) or CuePrompter.
From iTunes: "Haiku Deck is the simple new way to create stunning presentations – whether you are pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists, Haiku Deck makes it fast and fun to create beautifully designed slideshows you’ll be proud to share." It's available as an iPad app, and as a desktop tool.
Haiku Deck is designed to move you away from reading a bunch of slides. To see the "speaker's notes" that would accompany the second presentation below, click here.
Meet Haiku Deck from Haiku Deck on Vimeo.
Lucidpress is an app that can be used to create presentations, brochures (including trifold), newsletter/papers, magazines, flyers, posters, etc.
To use the mote audio-recorder, you need to add the Mote Chrome Extension to your Chrome browser.
Click "allow" and grant ALL permissions (be sure to check the boxes for allowing Mote to access your Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Slides!) This will allow you to see the Mote tool when you open a new Google Slides presentation:
To add audio to your slide, simply click on the Mote icon at the top of your Google Slides menu, record your audio, and place it on the slide where you want it. Your audio will automatically begin playing when you are in Present mode in Google Slides.
Create your own Comic. Includes fully -posable characters, dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles. Free online -- click on icon above or link below to go to the site: https://www.pixton.com/ca/
Prezi is an online alternative to PowerPoint. "Make your presentations zoom!"
Smore makes it easy to create online fliers and posters with slick templates and simple click and drag manipulation. Consider using smore to jazz up that old paper poster project and provide a means for all students to shine--not just those who are good at drawing, cutting and pasting.
Here's a sample smore flyer: https://www.smore.com/ja9c-the-senses
Do you have a long script for your video? Consider using a teleprompter tool like Teleprompt.me (note that it is voice activated -- "allow" microphone use so the prompter can advance as you read the script automatically) or CuePrompter.
'ThingLink can be used to add multiple hyperlinks to any image you upload and host it online. You can make your images come alive with music, videos or any other web content.
Here's an example. Hover over the photo to see the clickable links that have been added to the image.
Timetoast allows you to create dynamic timelines online.
Here's a sample timeline I made for Rosa Parks (to see it in larger format, use this link)
The bibliography for this project including citations for all of the images can be found here.
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