Friday, June 05, 2015

5 tools to create virtual posters

A Virtual poster is a digital page where you can often display text, audio, video, images, and hyperlinks. It is a great platform for students to present their work in a creative way. Collage makers can also be used to create virtual posters.

The posters created using the app options can also be shared by adding to an eBook using Book creator app.


Pic Collage available for iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.
Pic Collage for Kids available for iPad.
These are great free tools to create interesting posters and collages using your photos, stickers, frames, and text. There is the option of using collage templates or free form design. Pic collage allows you to search for images on the internet and add straight to the page. Pic Collage fo Kids- the best and safest visual and photo editor for home and schools! has removed social features making it safer to use with younger students.


2. Moldiv

Available iPad and android

This is a great tool for create collages by combining and editing multiple photos. It also provides templates.  

3. Canva

Available for iPad and web.

Require a registering for an account. Provide a range of templates and upload your own images and have a choice of free content or content to purchase.


Website where the teacher registers and can create student accounts. You can add images, videos, links and text. It also provides a library of images.

Is a free software which is available for Windows and Mac. The software provides a page layout option where you can add your own images, graphics and speech bubbles.


Story prompts with colour image search

I am always looking for useful image search tools. TinEye Labs provides a colour search function which searches Flickr images. You can select up to 5 colours and alter the percentage of colour by dragging the coloumns. You can also add keywords as tags to refine the search. When you click on an individual image it gives you information about the image.

There are many ways to use this website:
  • generate story prompts
  • brainstorm ideas for themes
  • look at colour theory eg. complimentary colours, warm and cool colours
  • colour symbolism
  • fractions and percentages
  • useful for design purposes when working within a colour scheme.
The site also offers a tool to help you identify the colours from an image.