This week has been about digital creations, and we were able to play around with some creation tools; Canvas and Piktograph. The site I explored was Canvas, I was able to make two cool posters that I think represent the happiness project I have been working on this semester.
The most challenging part of this was trying to create a poster that looked good, got the point across, and didn’t have a lot of clutter. I think that when creating a poster or something that has limited space but has a message then less is more.
When I see a poster on the street that is cluttered I loose interest, but when I see just a single image with a small amount of text I’m more intrigued.
I think these would be great tools to use in the classroom. They are (mostly) FREE! I love when I see the word free, and there are so many different layouts and graphics that are free. It is also really easy to use, I think kids would have a really fun time creating a classroom poster or some other type of project.
I think when presenting ideas in this visual way the information gets across in different ways rather than just words on a screen. It makes the information being presented seem less intimidating.