My life has been forever changed thanks to Karen Jensen’s article Tech Review: Online Creation Tools Piktochart and Canva. In her tech review, Jensen explains each tool, how to use it, what to use it for, and even gave examples of prototypes she created for the Serving Full T.I.L.T. (Teens in Libraries Today) series.
I can see why she quickly became obsessed with both tools. I chose to create my info graphic through Piktochart. It was unbelievably easy!
- I just chose a template theme that related to my topic visually.
- I changed the type to include my information and changed the colors.
- I changed the map to feature the United States because that is where my statistics were based.
- I changed the icon graphics to better represent my theme of fishing.
And here is the finished product:
I am even going to use this info graphic in a mock-up magazine publication that I am creating for my editing and design course this semester. I also plan to use the Canva tool to create my back page advertisement since Jensen recommended this tool for posters and the like as opposed to Piktochart. But both tools are going to be well used by me!
Now, the Comic Book/Strip Creation tools also reviewed by Jensen were less appealing to me because I don’t necessarily need this tool as much. However, I thought it would be awesome to create a fun cartoon for our college newspaper one day while combining it with a lifestyles piece on actual students/super heroes of our campus! I can just imagine the possibilities already! Any suggestions are welcome!
I am also considering using one of the comic book apps to feature one of my Daily Creates for this week!
LOVED THIS WEEKS LESSON ON TECH TOOLS FOR SHARED LEARNING!