Canva is a design tool that helps you create for images Web or print, including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, and more.
Check out the video below to see more about Canva
Google Presentation is the PowerPoint alternative offered by Google Docs. It combines all of the collaborative features of Google Docs with the presentation features of PowerPoint.
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.
Lucidress is a powerful online publishing app that can be used to create presentations, brochures (including trifold), flyers, posters, etc.
Here's a 60 second introductory video from Lucidpress:
VoiceThread is collaborative multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments using voice, text or video.
Storify can be used to create your own online "story" based on information you find on social media.
Adobe Voice is an iPad app that helps you create" explainer" videos: short slideshows with music, images that slide in and out and a voice-over narration.
Watch Adobe's introduction video below, or check out the Voice Video the library staff created for ninth-grade orientation:
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:
Below is a short tutorial on how to use smore.com. Feel free to search others on YouTube.com. Don't forget to link back to your sources!
Glogster is an online interactive poster-making tool.
Animoto can be used to create videos by combining images, video clips and music.
Here's a sample Animoto video I created on Rosa Parks:
Create animated videos and presentations using
- Login to your NPS GoogleDrive account
- Create > Connect more apps > search for Powtoon > click Connect
- Create, select PowToon
Prezi is an online alternative to PowerPoint. "Make your presentations zoom!"
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.
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."
Paper.li can be used to create your own online newspaper in minutes.
PhotoPeach can be used to create slideshows by combining images, captions and music. It's a lot like Animoto, but without fancy templates and animations, and it allows captions for the pictures.
Google Forms lets you create simple quizzes, surveys and polls, and gives you results in a spreadsheet for easy analysis.