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"Let’s Present! 21+ Digital Poster Tools & Tips7/6/2015 By Shelly Terrell
– Albert Einstein
- My favorite tools for creating digital posters include Canva, Buncee, Visme, Tackk, Piktochart, Smore, ThingLink, Biteslides, and Glogster.
- If you are creating digital posters with a tablet or mobile device then try these free apps- Canva (iPad), Buncee Pro (iPad), Thinglink (iOS & Android), Pic-Collage (iOS & Android), Tackk (use on any tablet through the browser), Glogster (iPad), and Grafio (iOS).
- Your students can also curate their research into digital boards with free tools like Educlipper, Blendspace, Pinterest, and Livebinders.
- Before students create their digital posters, have them learn visual rhetoric and design, which covers the best fonts to use for easier reading and the importance of whitespace. ArtSkills and Canva Design School have incredible guides and resources for teaching visual rhetoric.
- Integrate digital research and STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, and Math) by having students create infographics. Here’s a great TED Ed lesson plan featuring David McCandless’ inspiring Ted Talk about the beauty of data visualization!
- The research becomes part of the poster when students create infographics or charts and link to their references and citations. You can easily create hyperlinks with many of these multimedia tools, but it is important students also reference their links.
- Easily create a Works Cited page with Google Docs research tool, Cite This for Me, and EasyBib.
- You may also want to get your students to create QR codes for people to access the Works Cited or Reference list if the poster will also be printed.
- QR Codes can also be used to get viewers to interact with the poster. You can link to audio, video, games, or polls.
- Teach students how to conduct digital research. The Kentucky Virtual Library has an interactive infographic that illustrates the digital research process. Use this as a guide and also my slide presentation, Research in the Digital Age, which you can download as a pdf.
- Poster Presentations has many templates for creating digital posters on PowerPoint that can be printed.
- Students will enjoy bringing their posters to life through augmented reality. I recommend Aurasma Augmented Reality App for iOS and Android.
- Teach students how to remix responsibly the content of others they integrate into their posters. Find information about remixing creative commons and public domain content in my bookmarks.
Bookmarks: Find the tools listed above and many more resources in the bookmarks below:
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