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online tools

Canva online design tool logo blue circle with Canva written in white

Canva is a design tool that helps you create images for the Web or print, including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, and more.

  • It's free online (while certain images and graphics require payment, there are hundreds of free options)
  • You can work collaboratively, sharing and editing your designs with a classmate or teacher.
  • There are dozens of pre-set templates, icons, and images to start you off, or you can create from scratch, and upload your own images to customize.
  • When you're finished you can publish the images online or download them to print or use in other projects.
  • If you want to print as a poster, we recommend you download as a .pdf, then open using Adobe Reader. When you go to print from Adobe Reader, select "Poster" under Page sizing & handling. 100% size will print on 6 pieces of regular sized paper (8.5"x11"). 80% size will print on 4 pieces. You will need to trim the white margins and then tape them together on a poster board.

smore logo image of campfire on black backgroun with smore in lower case letters

SMORE makes it easy to create online flyers and posters with slick templates and a 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.

Voice Thread logo - v t in white letters in a black circle
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.

  • All NPS students have access to a VoiceThread account
  • Try the log-in instructions below.  

Lucid Press is available in NPS Google Drive

ThingLink

Prezi is an online alternative to PowerPoint. "Make your presentations zoom!"

  • It's free online (you don't need the paid account).

  • Create a login with your own email. NPS does not yet provide educational emails for students.
    Note:"your prezis will be publicly viewable, searchable, and reusable." Do not put any personal information on your Prezi.

  • From the Prezi homepage >click Get Started at upper right > under Public click Continue Free > enter information to create an account. Use only first name and last initial.
     

  • Watch the video below to learn how to use it--it takes a little practice, but can create great-looking presentations.

Newton Central High School Library

Newton, MA 02460
Librarian: kosmoc@newton.k12.ma.us