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13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse

13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse | Student Support |

Creating your own images is also an excellent tactic for re-purposing text-only content into enticing images. Here are some examples: Turn quotes into an interesting slideshow, post an event announcement on a pretty picture, place stats onto eye-catching graphs, give a blog post title some pizzaz, create an infographic about the history of your biz, create a catchy, custom featured image for a video, etc. The possibilities are endless.

To help you create images that get BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite and easy-to-use visual content creation tools....

63% of social media is made up of images according to Citrix.Photos account for 93% of the most engaging posts on Facebook according to Socialbakers.Photos get 53% more Likes, 104% more comments, and 84% more click-throughs on Facebookaccording to KissMetrics.On Twitter, tweets with images receive 18% more clicks, 89% more favorites, and 150% more retweets according to Buffer.Adding a photo URL to your tweet can boost tweets by 35% according to the Twitter Media Blog.Instagram currently has 300 million monthly active users and 70 million new photos are shared each day.
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ffeog's curator insight, March 13, 2015 4:38 AM

A picture speaks a thousand words - some good resources here for visual content and creation to add a visual dimension to your messages, which tend to perform much better for opens and clicks than text alone.

Carlene Kelsey's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:22 AM

Content is shared in many forms.  These tools make it pretty easy to get creative.

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, March 25, 2015 3:14 PM
Good article to help anyone wanting to create better content.
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Inspiration Maps for iPad

Inspiration Maps for iPad | Student Support |

Inspiration Maps is an iPad app that allows you to visually organize information. Inspiration Maps makes it easy to create clear mind maps that can help organize information for an essay or walk a student through a multi-step science experiment. The app comes with number of great looking templates for all different subject areas. If none of the templates meet your needs you can create your own.

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Ann's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:07 AM

La app Inspiration Maps es gratis y es una herramienta para la enseñanza de conceptos en la educación @morreducation

Linda Mordan's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:35 PM

I'll have to check this out!...


Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 12, 2013 1:44 AM

Many may recall Inspiratiion as one of the first great mind-mapping tools, available for a long time only as software. Here is an online iPad app version.