Showing posts with label Poster Creation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poster Creation. Show all posts

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lucidpress Adds New Video, Font, and Download Options for Creating Multimedia Documents

Lucidpress is a great tool for collaboratively creating multimedia documents. In the past I have described it as offering the best of Apple's Pages combined with the best of Google Documents. Through Lucidpress you and your students can collaboratively create documents that incorporate videos and images.

This morning I received an email from Lucidpress announcing some new features that students and teachers will like. First, you can now import videos from Vimeo to use in your documents. Previously, Lucidpress only supported YouTube videos. Second, there are new font style and size options available to use. Finally, you can now allow viewers of your documents to download them as PDFs.

The process of creating a document on Lucidpress can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. To get started you might stick with the basics of moving text and pictures around on the poster by just dragging and dropping. There are options for layering images with differing amounts of transparency, image cropping tools, and font customization options in each Lucidpress template. As mentioned above, you can also add videos into your projects (obviously they only play when viewed online).

You can use your Google Account to sign into Lucidpress and you can use items stored in your Google Drive account in your Lucidpress documents. Lucidpress has commenting and sharing features that are similar to Google Drive too.

Applications for Education
Lucidpress is free for teachers and students (scroll to the bottom of the pricing page for information about access as an educator). Lucidpress could be an excellent tool for students to use to collaborate on creating flyers for school events, to create a collage showcasing a highlights of research, or to design a cover for an ebook.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Create Motivational Images With AutoMotivator

If you're not out of school yet, you probably will be soon. If you're looking for something to pep-up your classroom a bit for the last couple of weeks of school, consider creating your own motivational poster. AutoMotivator provides an easy way to create your own motivational signs or posters for your classroom or office. The process of using AutoMotivator is simple, upload an image from your computer or another website, select the color and style for your font, then type your motivational message. A poster that I made with a stock image is posted below.
You can buy a poster-size print of your creation or you can download the image for free then use a tool like Block Posters to print it.