February 1, 2014Interactive visuals are great learning and teaching materials to use with your students in the classroom. From explaining difficult processes to visual brainstorming, interactive graphics are a good way to consolidate students learning and promote their comprehension. Below are three of the web tools I would recommend for creating interactive visuals, I know there are several other titles to add to this list but the ones below are, in my view, more student-friendly and simpler to use.
I love this web tool. Thinglink allows you to bring life to your pictures and make them interactive through adding to them links, videos, music, and text. Your images can either be uploaded to your Thinglink account either from your hard drive or import them from the web, Flickr or Facebook. ThingLink images are also shareable, and embeddable, with a click to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and email.
This is another wonderful web tool to create interactive visuals and posters for your Class. PiktoChart provides you with a number of templates to choose from and allows you to customize them the way you want. It also lets you add links to images and text embedded in your templates. Your final image is shareable through popular social media networks or via download. However, the free version is limited in terms of how many templates you are offered and also in terms of the number of image uploads you are permitted.
Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or Glogs. A "Glog", short for "graphics blog", is an interactive multimedia image.Glogster empowers educators and students with the technology to create online multimedia posters - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more.