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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
Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing Publisher: Canva Pty Ltd.
Create snazzy designs in seconds with flexible, cloud-based tool
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome
Common Sense Rating 4
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
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
Infogr.am Visit Website: http://infogr.am
Snazzy, easy infographic maker visually pleasing but lacks design help
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
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
Impressive, pro-level digital art tool great for experienced students
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4