My first choice of graphic tools to use was the comic book app. I was pretty disappointed when I clicked on it and it said it was only available for iOS devices, since I don’t have one of those. So my second choice was Canva to make a poster. Then I saw that you can make photo collages, which is pretty much what I wanted to do with the poster anyways. Then, even better, they have a Pet Photo Collage template – exactly what I wanted! It gave a quick 23 second tutorial which I thought was great because I don’t like long tutorials. It was SUPER easy to use. I chose the photos I wanted to use, chose a template I liked, plugged my pictures in, changed the words, and wala! Done. I have an app on my phone that can make collages similar to this, but it’s hard to get everything sized and situated just right on such a small screen. I definitely prefer this one. I think Canva would be great to use in the classroom because it is so user friendly. Kids could use it instead of PowerPoint or Word to create a graphic. I think there are more options to customize your project and it’s much easier to do so.
I need to make some announcements soon. In the past I’ve used sites like Shutterfly to do them. I decided to see what the announcements on Canva were like. It was just as easy as the collage. I definitely think I’m going to use Canva from now on when I need to make graphics!