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: 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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29 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th February 2014

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/29-social-media-tools/ RivalIQ, Pocket, ShareRoot, PowToon, EveryoneSocial, vCita, OptinMonster, smqueue, Nimble, BuzzSumo, Harvest, Calendly, Friends+Me, BuzzFork, Newsle, Piktochart, 22Social, Jelly, NeedTagger, Pushover and IFTTT, Swayy, Circloscope, Songza, Talkwalker, Hang w/, Many apps have been used to stream live video to friends and followers, but Hang w/ takes it to the next level by integrating with iOS and Android, as well as delivering the live stream to Facebook’s news feed. As a broadcaster, you can select 3-, 6- or 9-minute “hang” sessions, and enter a […]

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Free Slideshow Presentation and Creation Tools for Teachers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 30th September 2013

The 5 Best Free Slideshow Presentation and Creation Tools for Teachers http://elearningindustry.com/the-5-best-free-slideshow-presentation-and-creation-tools-for-teachers A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/05/list-of-20-free-tools-for-teachers-to.html 1-  SlideShare It Offers  users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios. […]

Posted in Digital literacy, e-learning, information literacy, learning, media literacy, technology, technology literacy | 10 Comments »