Adobe Spark is an app from Adobe that allows users to create template based social media graphics (Spark Post), web stories (Spark Page) and animated videos (Spark Video) using a simple online interface
The Spark Page module is designed to allow users to create online magazine style web pages. The templates and layout options available are very modern and are designed to present your work in an elegant and engaging way that focuses on visual content.
Adobe Spark is free, but you will need to log in with your Google account.
Watch this teacher's video tutorial on how to use Adobe Spark below.
Canva is a design tool that helps you create for images Web or print, including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, and more.
Click here for a page with a variety of short video tutorials on how to use Canva.
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.
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.
Need to film your green screen project? Sign up with the form below to reserve a green screen, iPad and tripod:
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.
The History Project allows you to create timelines, and associate images, maps, videos and text with specific events. You can also record voice "memories" to go along with your events. Invite collaborators to work together on a shared project. The final project can be shared via a link.
Lucidpress is an app that can be used to create presentations, brochures (including trifold), newsletter/papers, magazines, flyers, posters, etc.
Piktochart is an infographics tool to help you present data and information in a visually appealing way. Choose from pre-set templates or create your own design using charts, images, and more.
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/
Create animated videos and presentations using Powtoon. Powtoon is available for free in NPS GoogleDrive Apps.
- 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!"
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
'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.