February 26, 2016
Below is a collection of some very good web tools you can use with your students to create educational posters,flyers, brochures, and newspapers.The tools are simple and easy to use and do not require any advanced technology knowledge. They provide a variety of pre-made templates that you can appropriate according to your teaching purposes. Check them out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy
1- Printing Press
Printing Press is a great web tool from ReadWriteThink that you can use with students in class to easily create beautiful newspapers, flyers and brochures. The tool is very easy to use and students will definitely love working on it. Printing Press provides multiple pre-made templates to choose from when creating a newspaper. Finished works can be saved and shared with others through emails or you can print out paper versions to distribute in your class. Additionally, you can save your unfinished newspaper as a draft and use a simple WYSIWYG to edit it later on. Whether you want to create and publish class newspapers or design informational brochures and flyers announcing class events, Printing Press is absolutely a wonderful tool to try out.
Luidpress offers a wide variety of pre-made templates to use for creating newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, posters, digital banners, presentations and many more. You can easily drag and drop your content to create your visuals. You can also integrate different types of multimedia materials including images, videos, and text right from your Google Drive or other third party platforms such as Dropbox, Flickr, and YouTube. Lucidpress supports real time collaboration allowing you to work with your peers on the same project. You can interact with your collaborators through chat and comments with the ability to track or reverse the edits with revision history. And when your visual is ready, you have different sharing options: you may want to publish it online via a generated link or download it for printing in PNG, JPG, or PDF format.
Canva provides a Flyer section where you can have access to a plethora of ready-made templates to choose from. Using Canva’s drag and drop interface, you can insert your photos, text and customize your input the way you like. Once done, you can print or download your flyers to share with others. Canva is also available as an iPad app.
Tack is another powerful web tool to use for creating flyers. Tackk provides you with a a blank canvas where you can add text, headlines, videos, buttons, maps, forms and many more. When you finish you can share your Tackk page on popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus or send it via email, or use the HTML code to embed it in your blog or website. You can also print it using the print button. Check out this guide to learn more about how to use Tackk with your students.