I've always wanted to learn how to make infographics because, let's face it, kids don't have the longest attention spans, and I personally think they look really neat. I tried downloading an app to my iPad but could never get around to find the time to figure out how it works. Today when I was reading Richard Byrne's blog, Free Technology for Teachers I saw his write-up for a tool called Canva and thought, it can't hurt to take a look, can it?
Upon going to the site, you are asked to create an account. Once your account is set up, Canva offers to give you a short 5-step tutorial on how to create your design. The steps are simple, going from searching the site for an image, background, layout, etc. and each step has a short tutorial if you're not sure how to complete the task. Once you're done, you can publish your creation. There are many projects to choose from including: various social media posts, posters, invitations, business cards, and many others.
I can't wait to create interesting posters and infographics for my students this year and I'm looking forward to learning what they can teach me about this new and exciting technology.