Media Tools Project #1
Since I constantly have to present my learning one way or another, I aim to research different media tools I can use for knowledge visualization since I only know of Prezi and powerpoint. Thus, I decided to create something I have not done before: an infographic concerning our readings on constructivism and production pedagogies, which may potentially be of use for my final project to present concepts or data in a visual and aesthetic manner.
While performing a Google search, I found a website called Canva that has a variety of templates for infographics with specialized themes along with other things, including templates for flyers, posters, resumes, letterheads and more. So, I really can use Canva to create more than just infographics! In addition to its diverse uses, what I liked about this media tool is its simple organization and user-friendly interface. It also has a lot of features that include adding images, shapes, frames, lines and more. Furthermore, there is also a huge selection of fonts to choose from.
In contrast, you are unable to import images from your desktop, your website or from other websites. Consequently, there is only a limited selection of free images to insert, so my infographic may look quite plain and repetitive image-wise since I stuck with the free images. As a result, the website creators can easily make money by charging for more specific images, which I can easily find on Google. They also charge you if you want the Canva watermark removed, so although you remixed the template to suit your needs, the product is not entirely yours and Canva will put their watermark on it!
Anyways, I enjoyed working with this tool and hope you enjoy my infographic, which is based on this week’s readings!