5 Multimedia Projects for Social Studies Classes If you teach social studies and you're looking for a new project to engage your students this year, I have some suggestions for you. All of the following ideas can be modified for use in elementary school, middle school, or high school settings. Create Virtual Tours Services like Google Expeditions are great for locating virtual tours for students to watch. But there aren't tours for everything in the world. In fact, there are probably neat places right in your area that haven't been featured in virtual reality tours.
7 Tools for Making an Infographic in an Afternoon Infographics are such a fun and effective visual way to display information. We at Buffer have certainly used them quite a few times to share information. I always enjoy looking at them, but always feel like there is no way I could ever create one myself. A Digital Design Workflow: Tools in Review – prototypr The world probably doesn’t need one more article about ever-changing design tools, but I’ve had a few people ask what I use in my work at Worthwhile and why, so here are a few thoughts on my current design tool chest and my process. It’s a great time to be doing graphic/web/ui design and prototyping because the competition is increasing, and the tooling options keep getting better and better. At the end of the day, our tools don’t matter nearly as much as the output—it’s the work that matters. In digital design, making only static comps is usually not enough anymore, but I doubt we’ll completely move beyond the need for static design ideation. For me, on nearly every project I’ve been on, showing the client a high-fidelity concept of the final product went a long way in building trust and in opening up important UX discussions.
Picture Perfect: 10 Sites for Writers to Score Free Images Where do you find free images for your writer website, your blog, or maybe a client? You could just do a Google search for a free image based on a key phrase. But that could get you neck-deep in legal trouble fast. When I did this for a post about trout-fishing, I found one pretty easily. But I couldn’t use it. The photographer who snapped the fisherman earned copyright protection the nanosecond he or she pushed the camera’s button. Interactive Graphic Organizer Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it.
Color Palettes From Famous Movies Show How Colors Set The Mood Of A Film Color sets the tone and mood of a film before any of the actors have even uttered a word. Directors Lilly and Lana Wachowski used a green tint in The Matrix (1999) to create a mood palette that was suggestive of the early monochrome computer monitors. Yellow was used in Kill Bill (2003) to depict Uma Thurman’s character’s madness and instability.
Free Online Poster Maker: Design Custom Posters With Canva Avoid the hassle of dealing with a third-party printer. With Canva Print, your custom poster is taken care of from start to finish. With a range of poster sizes, paper stock and finishes, you’re sure to get the look you want—and the price you need. Comics and Cartoons There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I've built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the upcoming holiday break. I can't wait to brainstorm creative ways to leverage these in lessons!
10 free tools for creating infographics Done right, infographics can be a great way to make sense of complex data. The best infographics transform complex information and data into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Exclusive offer: Save 15% on Adobe Creative Cloud now Here, we've selected our top free tools and apps for making infographics.