Showing posts with label Digital magazines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Digital magazines. Show all posts

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Create Motivational Posters and Cards on Big Huge Labs

Big Huge Labs offers a great collection of free tools for creating digital products with your pictures. Some of the tools that they offer include motivational poster creators, magazine cover creators, and trading card templates.

The Trading Card generator that allows you to create trading cards about people, places, and events both real and fictional. To create your card you simply upload a picture or import one from Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook then add some text details about the person featured in the card.

Applications for Education
There are a lot of ways that educators and students could use the free products offered by Big Huge Labs. The magazine cover generator could be used by students as the cover page to a biography or autobiography writing assignment. The poster templates could be used to create posters about classroom rules. The badge template could be useful for the first days of school for students and teachers to learn each other's names and express some personality at the same time.

The Big Huge Labs Trading Card generator could be used by students is to create a set of trading cards about characters in a novel, to create a set of cards about people of historical significance, or to create cards about places that they're studying in their geography lessons.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Collaboratively Create an iPad or Android Magazine

Last month Flipboard made it possible for anyone to create digital magazines about their favorite topics. You can do this with the Flipboard iPad app, the Android app, or in your web browser. Yesterday, Flipboard made this service even better by allowing you to invite other Flipboard users to collaborate on magazine creation with you. Learn how to co-create Flipboard magazines in the video below.

Applications for Education
Co-creating Flipboard magazines could be a great activity for students studying current events. Your students could share the articles that they're reading and put them into one magazine for the whole class to read.

As a professional development activity co-creating Flipboard magazines could be a great way for teachers to share articles with each other.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Create iPad and Android Magazines on Flipboard on the Web

Last month the popular iPad app Flipboard added a great feature that allows everyone to curate their own digital magazines. Today, Flipboard made that option available on Android as well in web browsers on your computer. Flipboard Editor allows you to create and curate digital magazines through your web browser. Those magazines can be shared or kept private. The magazines you create can be read on iPad, Android, or on your laptop. Learn more about Flipboard Editor in the video below.

Applications for Education
Joe O’Brien wrote a great post about how he’s using Flipboard magazines with his students. I recommend reading his post here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Create Digital Magazines With Glossi

Glossi is a new service for creating digital magazines. Glossi magazines can include images, videos, audio files, and links to external sources of information. The magazines that you create are displayed with page-turning effects. Your magazines can be embedded into your blog. Learn more about Glossi in the video below.

Applications for Education
Glossi is still in a closed beta so you will have to request an invitation before you can start creating your own magazines. Once it's open to everyone Glossi could be a good place for students to create digital magazines about topics that they research in your classes. A tool that is similar to Glossi that you might want to try is Simple Booklet.