Visual Creation

I had a really good time creating my visual tool this week. I think it is a good skill to be able to create a visual for people to see when reading information or learning about something new. I decided to work with the Canva tool because the reviews that discussed it were all amazing! I was scared to create a visual tool because every time that I have tried to create anything using technology, it ends up looking awful and amateur. Canva looked simpler to use than the other options, so if I am being honest, that is why I decided to work with it!

Canva did a great job of explaining exactly how to use its tools. The only downside of this site was that a lot of the options require a membership or a payment to be used, but there are still plenty of options that are free! When I got to the site, there was a 23 second tutorial that explained exactly how to complete each step. My favorite part about the site was that you can choose the overall reason for creating your tool, so I chose education, and then I was given TONS of options of visuals that I could customize such as posters, art for a YouTube channel, a blog cover, a logo, and so much more. I chose to create a header for a Twitter page, and it was so much fun to do.

My idea for a Twitter header came about when I thought about the idea of creating a technology-based cookbook. My Independent Learning Project has not only helped me with my cooking skills, but it has made me more passionate about cooking than I ever have been! In my house, we have about 40 cookbooks, binders of family recipes, notecards and written recipes from friends and family, and printed out recipes that were found on blogs and Pinterest. It is a complete mess trying to find any specific recipe, so most of the time I don’t even bother. Instead, I pull out my phone, search for the food I am interested in cooking, screenshot it, and then get cooking! Because of this, I realized that so many people use the internet to find recipes these days, so it would be a good idea to make a Twitter page filled with my favorite recipes. I could just go to my page whenever I wanted to cook, and find anything that I was looking for!

I think that ideas like mine, a Twitter page for recipes, are becoming really popular these days because of how fast technology is growing and how much we are relying on it for everything that we do. People are going to the internet to find EVERYTHING, and when they see an appealing visual, they are going to be more likely to click on that link, remember what they saw, and use the information. The same goes for the classroom. Students will remember what sparked their interest, and using visuals is going to help do that. I plan to use visuals, colors, logos, art, and every other visual design that I can get my hands on so that my students are engaged and excited about what they are learning.

Thanks for reading,

Kayla

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Visual Creation

  1. bloggingwithalexis says:

    What a creative and useful way to do this week’s assignment! When I got to looking at all the different posts from people I realized my comic strip was a little different but I think it all worked out well! That banner is a good idea. I will have to use the same process to make myself one! Thanks for sharing.

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    • kaylasdiglitclass says:

      I think it is really cool that you made a comic strip! Mostly because I would have no clue how to do that, and I would run out of creative ideas before the first picture was created! Thank you for your comment!

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  2. madisonseamann says:

    Kayla,
    I think it’s interesting how you chose to go with a Twitter page header. I had never heard of one till now, but I can definitely see how and why people would choose to make one. I chose to do Pictograph, but looking at your blog I think I would have been better off with Canva. Great job!
    Madison Seamann

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    • kaylasdiglitclass says:

      I tried to use a different site before Canva, and I had so much trouble trying to navigate it and figure out what I am supposed to do. I think that this was a fun exercise because now I realize what these websites have to offer!

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  3. torisblogpost says:

    Kayla, great post! I also saw that Canva had a lot of ‘purchase’ options which turned me away from the site. Nothing is more annoying that clicking on an option that you think you can use, and having a little membership box pop up to purchase something. It seems like you had a great time being creative, and creating your Twitter page header. Great job!

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    • kaylasdiglitclass says:

      I hate that too, Tori! I think that it is pointless because why on earth would I pay for a membership to use one template for one assignment?! It’s crazy! Luckily, I was able to utilize the free things to make this work!

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  4. joseysblogcom says:

    Kayla, canva seems to be quite useful. It’s a bummer about the membership part but you worked well with what you had. I enjoyed learning about your experience. Nice work and thanks for sharing!

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