I have used Canva before, this semester actually. I have made five different presentations using this tech tool. At first, it took me a little bit to figure out because there are so many tools within it to be used. They have previously made themes, text boxes, and fonts. I like it thought because you can chose those previously made tools but then tweak it and make it how you want to. Here is the link to my designs.
I have not used Piktochart before so I decided to use that for my tech tool for my Independent Learning Project. The thing I like about both of these tools, is that they have different types of presentations to use. They have a presentation theme, poster, Facebook cover, Facebook post, report, and infographic. I chose a poster for my Independent Learning Project. There could be negative feedback about these types of templates, because they are already set up for a certain topic or subject. If you are trying to create something that is already created makes it much easier, but sometimes it is hard to change those preset templates. In positive, you can put whatever you want to say in there and if you can’t think of what you want, you can try and twist the words that are already in the preset templates.
Here is my poster that I created. I know it is really simple, but that’s what I liked about the poster. I think it gets the point across without having to do a whole presentation with a number of slides.
I would like to use both of these presentation tools to use to present information to my students. I hope to be teaching around second or third grade. If I were to be teaching older students, I would like for them to try and create one of their own. I would have them start with posters or something less complicated. Using these would draw attention for the students and make them more interested in the information on the presentation. I think if there is too much going on with the presentation it will draw the attention away from the important information.