If you would like to create an assignment in a multimodal form, and you’re bored of a simple blogpost with images, or PowerPoint, here are some other tools you can explore:
Tired of creating PowerPoints? You could…
- Use Airtable to organize ideas, resources and images.
- Try creating a Wikibook.
- Create podcasts using Soundcloud, GarageBand or Audacity.
- Create an infographic on Canva.com, Piktochart, or Easel.ly using images from the Noun Project. Also use Freepik for images.
- Add photos to Flickr to create a slideshow, which you can embed on your website or blog.
- Try GIMP or pixlr for image manipulation / editing.
- Build a story map presentation with Story Maps.
- Create a presentation on Sutori.
- Create a video or presentation using Lumen5, Powtoon, or Screencast-o-Matic.
- Upload a video to YouTube or Vimeo.
- Make a zine!!!
- Try Northwestern University Knight Lab’s TimelineJS for creating timelines.
- Use Prezi for a different kind of presentation experience.
- Create graphics, web pages, and videos with Adobe Spark.
- …of course, you can also create a PowerPoint. That’s fine, too!
The list above is taken from the Creative Commons Course syllabus, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Finding Non-Copyrighted Images
When incorporating images on your blog, please make sure to use images that are not copyrighted – so ones that either have a Creative Commons license, or have an explicit license to reuse. Please also attribute any images you use, clarifying which license they are under. To find such images, either use Google’s advanced image search and filter by permissions/license, or use http://search.creativecommons.org. You can also search flickr.com (filter for non-copyright licenses) or pixabay.com directly (all of the images there are free to use without attribution, but please attribute and link back). At a minimum, when you use an image, link back to where you found it.
To ensure your color combinations are accessible, you can use this Color Contrast Checker