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Social Media Design Cheat Sheet 2014 (Infographic)

Social Media Design Cheat Sheet 2014 (Infographic) | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
Check out Social Media Cheat Design Sheet Infographic 2014 that will help you design visual covers and posts on all major social networks.
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Know the size of the header, etc. before you begin your design.

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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely possible to create some awesome infographics in any category that you choose, EVEN if you’re not a designer. In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!..


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You think it is easy to make an infographic until you start working on it. This post will help you.

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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, April 10, 4:11 PM

Infographics makes statistics visually interesting and more palatable.

judyhaar's curator insight, April 20, 1:19 PM

Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

Daniel de Lisle's curator insight, April 23, 5:05 PM

New to infographics and want to get a handle on how to make complex data speak to your clients then read on.

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 3:29 PM

This article helps you determine the best layout for the type of infographic you may be creating.

David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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Data Visualization & Information Design: One Learner's Perspective

This is my first slide deck designed to share. It reflects a summary and applied practice of some basic lessons learned about data visualization and information

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Teachers, please take a few minutes to see these slides.

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Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 1:42 PM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 1:42 PM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
Clive Hilton's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:41 AM

Sometimes it's worth just going back to the basics. And this is one of those times. My students - yes you, Team! - take note, please.

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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

There are so many tools now available to help you make your own infographic, and this post shares information on ten tools that will help you visually represent data. For each tool a short description is provided as well as a visual. The tools discussed are: Visual.ly, Dipity, Easel.ly, Venngage, Infogr.am, Tableau Public, Photo Stats (for iPhone), What About Me? (create an infographic about your digital life), Gliffy, and Piktochart.

Ten great tools that will allow you to create (or have your students create) infographics for this school year!


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7 PowerPoint text effects for snazzier slides

7 PowerPoint text effects for snazzier slides | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it
PowerPoint's special effects can turn plain text into something worth staring at. Follow these tips to start off right.

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This could make a presentation more interesting.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 16, 3:12 PM

Great post about formatting text in PowerPoint. Tips, illustrations and notes about 6 options how to do it.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 16, 4:32 PM

Here are some great tips for that next PowerPoint Presentation, check them out.

Don Breedwell's curator insight, April 18, 5:27 PM

Great tools, but please don't over do it. Remember you audience! 

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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 | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

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....


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This article made me realize how important images are to us as teachers. We need to use them in our instruction. They provide interest and help with memory.

 

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ffeog's curator insight, March 13, 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, 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, 3:14 PM
Good article to help anyone wanting to create better content.
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Five new(ish) presentation and publishing alternatives

Five new(ish) presentation and publishing alternatives | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

"PowerPoint is robust and Google Presentations is very sweet for collaboration, but some of us simply crave beautiful new design options for our presentations and publications.

Here are four worthy options, and another one about to be born."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:21 PM

Do you like trying new tools, specifically ones designed for presentations and publishing? This post, by Joyce Valenza, explores five tools that will provide a range of options for you to consider.

* Canva allows you to create slides, posters, flyers, presentations, business cards and more. With hundreds of fonts, one million images, photo editing, the ability to collaborate and more you may want to head over to Canva and create an account...and it is free!

* LucidPress comes from the same folks that created LucidChart, and it is free for educators (and your school can also get accounts for students). This is a robust a robust publishing tool that has been getting rave reviews...definitely worth checking out. If you have questions, check out their tutorials.

* emaze is a new tool out in beta. The website states that you can choose a template and quickly create a presentation. Feature include the ability to translate text, HTML5 (so it should run on any browser), and multi-device accessible.

*Haiku Deck was originally designed for the iPad but is now has a web based version. The folks who designed this were looking for an application that would allow them to create a "killer pitch deck" and when they could not find one they chose to create one...thus Haiku Deck.

* Powtoon Slides is due out later this week. Based on a sneak peek you will find lots of slide templates, infographic style that includes animated icons that you can use on graphs and charts, a photoshow style (with over 3 million royalty free photos available), and an animated style. This list does not include all features but it may make you want to head over to Powtoon and check it out!

More information on these tools is available in the post.

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5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation

5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation | Web 2.0 for Education | Scoop.it

Most people who need to create an exciting presentation are not design experts. Fortunately, there are a number of really neat tools and websites that can assist you in creating a captivating, professional look for your slides.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:19 PM

The article shares some helpful ideas about the importance of color in your design, making screenshots to illustrate a point, using an attractive font, constructing mind maps for organizing your story.

R.G. Riles's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:09 PM

Extremely important, especially now that we have websites where you're expected to upload your slide show so it can be examined in perpetuity! Great tips for eBook authors as well.