Thursday, May 15, 2014
Design Beautiful Graphic Layouts with Google Drawings, iWork Pages, or Word
A great question came in today from one an SDW staff member that has been asked been by many of our teachers. We would like to offer some suggested solutions.
There are many tools available to do this type of work, but here are three that would be the recommendation of the Instructional Technology Coordinator team.
Google Apps: Drawing
This tool is one of the less commonly utilized tools in the Google Apps world, but it offers some of the
See a video of Google Drawings in Action.
Apple iWork - Pages
Wave 1 and 2 staff and students will have this program available to them early next year. Wave 3 staff and students can install the app for free today from the App stores. Available on both the Mac and iPad, this is a mixture of artistic design, ease of use, and word processing all in one tool. It is highly recommended for most design projects, but even it has limitations (today) related to collaboration and sharing. However, the user interface (especially on the iPad app) is difficult to beat in terms of simplicity and developing a professional looking end product.
See a video demoing Pages on the iPad.
Microsoft Office: Word