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HIS 101 - Online - Introduction to Western Civilization: Digital Artifact/Digital Capstone/Final Project

How to Use this Tab

This tab offers some free technology tools you might use for the Digital Artifact/Digital Capstone/Final Project--or other projects you may have.

(They are mostly in alphabetical order, not in order of importance or preference.)

Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly AdobeSpark)

 

"Adobe Express is an online and mobile design app. Easily create stunning social graphics, short videos, and web pages.

Quickly and easily make standout content from thousands of beautiful templates with the all-new Adobe Express. Available on web and mobile."

 

Canva

 

Canva brand logo

Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. The app includes templates for users to use.

FOLD (from MIT)

FOLD is an open publishing platform that lets writers link media to the text of their stories.  Media cards can be videos, photos, gifs, maps, tweets, audio, free text or links. They are created by searching through YouTube, Flickr, Soundcloud, and more from inside the text editor.

Padlet

Padlet brand logo

Padlet provides a cloud-based software-as-a-service, hosting a real-time collaborative web platform in which users can upload, organize, and share content to virtual bulletin boards called "padlets."

Tiki-Toki

Tiki-Toki is an online timeline maker--in 3D no less!  They offer a free account with varying subscription pricing plans if you want access to more features.

Weebly

Weebly is another free website builder.  There are many free tools and varying pricing plans if you want access to more features.

Wix

Wix is a free online website builder.  There are many free tools and varying pricing plans if you want access to more features.

They also offer free Web hosting and domain names.

Animoto

Animoto is a free video maker.  The basic package offers a good selection of stock videos and images for free, but you can pay a subscription price for a lot more features.

DesignCap

DesignCap - "Speed up your creative process to make striking graphic designs for your business, event, social media, and more."

Google Sites

Google Sites is another very easy website builder.  Since you have a Gmail account associated with being enrolled as a student at Pima Community College, you automatically have access to this tool in the Google Suite.

  1. Log in to your school email account
  2. Click on the waffle icon at the top right hand corner of the page.
  3. You'll see several tools in the Google Suite, such as Calendar, Drive, Docs, etc.  Click on the Sites icon that looks something like this:

Piktochart

Piktochart allows you to "design and make infographics, presentations, and videos with just a few clicks."

Screencast-O-Matic

 

Screencast-O-Matic allows you to "Easily record your screen with our free screen recorder. You can capture any area of your screen for quick recordings with the option to add audio narration from your microphone and video from your webcam."

Venngage

Venngage is another platform for creating infographics.  Create a free account or pay for more features.

"Make beautiful infographics in 3 easy steps:

Not a designer? No problem. Venngage's infographic maker and overall full-stack design tool is perfect for non-designers to make professional-looking designs ready to be shared with the world!"

YouTube

Well, I think you're familiar with YouTube.

Biteable

Biteable says "Make videos that drive action.  Activate your team or customers with impactful, on-brand videos. Create them simply and collaboratively with Biteable."

easel.ly

easel.ly is a platform that lets you create infographics and other visual creations.  You can create a free account or pay for more features.

Google Slides

Google Slides is another very easy presentation tool.  Since you have a Gmail account associated with being enrolled as a student at Pima Community College, you automatically have access to this tool in the Google Suite.

  1. Log in to your school email account
  2. Click on the waffle icon at the top right hand corner of the page.
  3. You'll see several tools in the Google Suite, such as Calendar, Drive, Docs, etc.  Click on the Slides icon that looks something like this: 

Prezi

Prezi is a set of virtual presentation tools.  They offer 3 different products:

  1. Prezi Present  (basic package is free) - allows you to prepare slides for a presentation.  These slides move in very dynamic and circular patterns, as opposed to the boxy pattern seen in PowerPoint or Google Slides.  You can create presentations from scratch or use one of their free templates.  You can also import a PowerPoint presentation that you already created.
  2. Prezi Video - allows you to present on video along with your content.  Not for the camera shy!
  3. Prezi Design - allows you to make charts, infographics, reports, maps, social posts and more.

Snappa

Snappa - "Create online graphics in a snap. Whip up graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more—even if you're not a graphic designer."

Visme

brand logo for Visme

 

"Visme is an online tool for creating, editing, sharing, and storing visual materials. You can use it as a presentation app to make slide decks, but you can also create templates for infographics, charts, logos, storyboards, graphics for social media posts and the web, letterheads, and other items."