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Creating impact and visual appeal on your assignments

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A Student Support Community presentation designed to introduce a variety of free browser-based graphics tools for information and visual appeal, as well as GIMP, a free downloadable too. The focus was on the rapid design of visually appealing content for use in assignments and to stimulate creativity.

The session was presented on February 8, 2014 by Dr. Cynthia Calongne. The tools include Text2MindMap, Wordle, Chartgo, Sumopaint and GIMP, which was used to create the fractal planets that were featured in the session.

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Creating impact and visual appeal on your assignments

  1. 1. Creating Impact & Visual Appeal on Your Assignments Dr. Cynthia Calongne
  2. 2. Images by C. Calongne Tools and Visuals
  3. 3. Wordle
  4. 4. Wordle.net
  5. 5. Text2MindMap.com
  6. 6. Improved Text2MindMap.com
  7. 7. Creativity and Your Brain • Right brain, left brain video – Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFV6h6MXQkI – Scientists do not agree that we favor one side of the brain • http://www.livescience.com/39373-left-brain-right-brain-myth.html
  8. 8. /
  9. 9. http://www.sumopaint.com/app/
  10. 10. http://www.sumopaint.com/app/
  11. 11. Chartgo http://www.chartgo.com/modify.do
  12. 12. GIMP
  13. 13. Resources • • • • Wordle at http://wordle.net Text2mindmap at http://text2mindmap.com SumoPaint at http://www.sumopaint.com/app/ Chartgo at http://www.chartgo.com • Additional Information – – – – – – – – Gimp http://www.gimp.org/ Cool Tools for Schools http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Organiser+Tools Best Free graphic design software http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/free-graphic-design-software-8134039 Top 100 Tools for Learning http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ Storify http://storify.com/ iPad Trello https://trello.com/ Google Trends http://www.google.com/trends/ Gliffy http://www.gliffy.com/
  14. 14. Copyright Tips • Copyright Clearance Center. (2014). Copyright Basics [video]. Retrieved from http://www.copyright.com/content/cc3/en/toolbar/education/resources/copyright_basics1.html • Note from the site: “This video is made available for your use by the rights licensing experts at Copyright Clearance Center. We welcome you to download it for non-commercial use within your institution.”
  15. 15. Creating Impact & Visual Appeal on Your Assignments Dr. Cynthia Calongne

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