InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Tips on Pairing Fonts Well

Posted by Julia Robeck on 18th February 2015

Tips on pairing fonts well using four methods: This is extremely helpful when designing anything with typography. You can use color and font weight to add interest and differentiate between words, like PayPal and Piktochart below. Applying different font sizes or typefaces within the same font classes creates differences between headings, subheading, and body text. […]

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Infographics Workshops: Interpret and Present Data

Posted by Julia Robeck on 18th February 2015

How do you present the idea of your research and intertwine it with data in a cohesive, interesting way? Join us in a short session to learn effective communication through infographics using data visualization and design. Location: Miller Center 205 Wednesday, February 18 2-2:45pm Thursday, March 19 11-11:45am Tuesday, April 14, 10-10:45am Thursday, April 30, […]

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BYOD toolchest: 51 teaching and learning tools for mobile devices

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd June 2014

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) http://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-epic-byod-toolchest-vicki-davis Formative Assessment Socrative: Google Forms: Kaizena: 15 Best Google Add-Ons. Screencasting and Capturing What Happens in Class Screencastomatic: Camtasia: Explain Everything: Swivl: Content-Sharing Platforms Sophia: Nudged along by my friend Todd Nesloney, I use Sophia for my computer applications instruction and am very pleased with the […]

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12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th April 2014

12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/12-types-of-blog-posts/ #1: How-to’s and Tutorials #2: Lists #3: Resources or Link Lists #4: Cheat Sheets, Checklists and To-do’s #5: Reviews #6: Controversial Posts #7: Infographics #8: Podcast Show Notes #9: Videos #10: Interviews #11: Guest Posts #12: Blog Series

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Infographics: how to create them…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th April 2014

here are links to the tools: http://www.creativebloq.com/infographic/tools-2131971, http://uplifted.net/marketing/top-3-free-generator-tools-to-create-an-infographic-online/, http://www.edudemic.com/diy-infographics/ http://piktochart.com/ http://infogr.am/ http://create.visual.ly/ Caitlin Bagley’s Slideshare presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/ALATechSource/bagley-31849582   Bagley: Using Infographics in Library Instruction from ALATechSource bagley_infographics_workshop (PDF file ready to download) Establishing Credibility The primary focus of using infographics is not to teach them how to create, but rather to interpret dataTeach students not […]

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