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Q3 Interactives

17. Creative Communications

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Advantages:
 

  • Doesn’t use a lot of text
  • Great for visual learners
  • Communicates a lot with just an image
  • Can link to more information
  • Great for an overview of a topic or idea

Disadvantages: 

  • Doesn’t include specifics or details
  • Not good for a written report
  • Can supply too much information at beginning stages
  • Information coming in from multiple sources with multiple reading levels and varying degrees of clarity

Interactive Applications and tutorials


The following web resources below are considered an Interactive because they can communicate your message effectively and creatively, and can connect to, or include different applications and resources:

Steps


1. To get started, first you will need to register for a free account for the application you have chosen; ThingLink for education, Blendspace, or Aurasma (only recommended for more advanced students).

2. This will allow you to access available tutorials on the applications:

3. Your task is to design an interactive image that helps presents your message in a simple, creative and visual way.

  • Locate an image (preferably copyright free) that supports your message.
  • When you do your research for images, you will need to look for public domain images. 
  • Pixabay is a great site for free images. Note: Do not use the top row as they are Shutterstock images and there is a fee to use them.
  • www.pics4learning.com is a curated image library that is safe and free for education.
  • Photos For Class are properly attributed, Creative Commons photos for school. 
  • Iconfinder provides beautiful icons to millions of designers and developers. Type in the name of the clipart or icon you are searching for, then select ALLOWED FOR COMMERCIAL USE for images that are free to use.

Note: You can also take your own pictures. Remember not to include people in your pictures unless they are over 18 and they have given their permission.

4. Upload your image and add some interactive spots to it, a link to another page, add a tag with information, etc..

5. Save your artifact, save the URL link to your artifact by emailing it to a group member or pasting it into a document to save. 

6. Share it with your group for feedback.