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Apps and Websites for Making Posters and Collages

Student-created posters are a time-tested way to get kids to synthesize information visually as well as demonstrate and present learning. Posters are also great tools for teachers to display important information on classroom walls. These poster-making apps and websites enhance the experience by helping students and teachers work digitally, assembling multimedia posters and collages that mix drawings, writing, images, and more. There are also a few tools for inspiration that model creative possibilities or connect students and teachers to cool images they can use in their projects.

Faces iMake - Right Brain Creativity Publisher: iMagine Machine LLC
Collage-maker teaches symbolism and revs up creativity
Grades Pre-K-6
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 3
MoMA Art Lab Publisher: MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art
Interactive projects, cool prompts, and famous works inspire creation
Grades 1-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Popplet Visit Website: https://popplet.com/
A compact, straightforward organizational tool for minimalist presentation
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Flickr Visit Website: http://www.flickr.com
Popular sharing site potentially useful as a classroom photo resource
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
Smore Visit Website: https://www.smore.com
Create online flyers, learn a little about marketing with design tool
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
Sumopaint Visit Website: http://www.sumopaint.com/www
Impressive, easy-to-use tool for creating and editing images
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Easel.ly Visit Website: http://www.easel.ly
Think critically, share creatively with infographic-creation tool
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Lucidpress Visit Website: http://www.lucidpress.com/
Collaborative publishing and design tool has lots of options, templates
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Piktochart Visit Website: http://www.piktochart.com/
Add oomph to info with sleek infographic tool
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Autodesk Sketchbook Publisher: Autodesk Inc.
Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free to Try
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Venngage Visit Website: http://venngage.com/
Create impressive infographics with ease
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Procreate Publisher: Savage Interactive Pty Ltd.
Outstanding art tool supports the workflow of seasoned digital painters
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price $5.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Adobe Spark Visit Website: https://spark.adobe.com
Super-flexible design tool for crafting fabulous images, videos, and sites
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
PicCollage - Photo Collage Maker & Picture Editor Publisher: Cardinal Blue
Versatile, intuitive, engaging collage maker yields impressive designs
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows, Fire phone
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
PicMonkey Photo Editor Publisher: PicMonkey
Reliable photo editor built for design and social sharing
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated