These intuitive design websites spice up student presentations, infographic posters, and collaborative mind maps. It is astounding to see what students can produce with these digital tools at their fingertips.


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Canva

Canva has all the elegant design options of a complicated program, but it is very, very, very easy to use. This alone means that it is my go-to for the classroom. Also, students who pride themselves on excellent work yet have a sense of working efficiently take quickly to Canva's functionality. The templates are also quite professional and pleasant. 


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PiktoChart

Infographics are no longer just for newspapers and magazines. Thanks to Piktochart, students can keep a presentation from getting stale or develop professional grade posters. Personally, I like how PiktoChart assumes digital publication and gears the experience toward web functionality. Students have found this website a popular option for preparing a visual presentation.


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AutoDraw

This workspace is an intuitive timesaver that evens the playing field between artists and non-artists. As you draw objects, the website predicts what you intend to complete and lets you choose between several quality versions of the object. This interactive experience is fun, and it means that students can draw imaginatively without spending too much time obsessing over perfecting their lines. You can also draw freeform and type words. This is a great resource for students to quickly brainstorm posters and designs.


HP Reveal

One of my coworkers used this recently to promote a festival his classes were having, and I was blown away that this sort of creative design exists in such an easy fashion. If you have never seen a poster that uses HP Reveal, it is quite the attention grabber.


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Glogster

I know that many teachers swear by Glogster, but I have never been able to get on board with the design aspect of Glogster. However, there is a large set of libraries on Glogsters that people have created. They are certainly worth a gander.


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Tour Builder

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