I tried out all of the online creation tools, but I rather enjoyed the program Canva. Canva is a great tool to help a person create a graphic visual. I really enjoyed browsing through their free images, their creative layouts, and the other tools they display. I really enjoyed this program because it allows you to make creative posters that look great and it is… easy! I can see myself using this program as an aide to making signs, posters,slideshows, etc. in the classroom.
The creation I made was simple, but got the point across. One problem that I had with this program was that when I would save my creation, the alignment would goof up. When I view it on my computer on their website, it looks great. When I save it and reopen it, the bullet points become unaligned.
Using graphics like this are valuable in a classroom for many reasons. One reason is that the images are appealing and use fun shapes, colors, and designs. They can be simple but they also look appealing. This helps students become interested in the subject. If the information looks appealing, they will likely be attracted to the look of it, and be able to focus better. Another way that this program can be valuable in a classroom is because it is so simple to use. It is quick and easy for a teacher to utilize.
One thing about this assignment that was a struggle to me was that I had to think on my feet. I had to think up an idea regarding my independent project. I didn’t know what to expect when I read the assignment until I read the tech learning portion of the assignment. I did enjoy this project and I can definitely say that I will be using these different programs to help my classroom teaching.