The Advocate's Strategy
The tools here can help you share information with decision makers as well as fellow advocates (classmates, younger students, citizens, etc). Consider the most effective mode of communication for your intended audience then thoughtfully design your points in an appropriate format. By now you should know enough to edit some Wikipedia articles. Be selective in what you choose to share and be careful not to overwhelm or distract your readers or listeners with unnecessary content.
Most of these resources are free to use (others are free to try).
Poster Templates for PPT
If you are invited to do a poster or one slide presentation, these sites provide examples of templates that can help you get started.
Over three dozen free science poster templates (each with .pptx files in various dimensions).
Five templates for PPT. Also provides advice for designing a research poster.
Basic templates for research posters in a variety of sizes.
Digital publishing is putting information together to be "read" (or watched or listened to) on an electronic device. If you want to share multi-media content like audio, video, images, and/or text, these tools are more dynamic than PowerPoint and easier than building a website from scratch.
They don't exactly serve the same purpose but we have listed them in order of easiest to use.
Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.
issuu is an easy way to publish information in an attractive magazine format.
Make an interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix images, text, music and video. This tool is not free after the 7-day trial.
Make magazine style web stories. Scroll through your content on one page.
Connect your text to relevant media (video, image, websites). This user-friendly story-telling platform looks a little like tumblr but has two dimensions. You can scroll through vertically and horizontally.
Create "books" using different types of media (video, image, sound, text) from different websites or upload your own content. Guide your readers or let them have a non-linear experience by accessing your content through visualizations.
If you get an advocacy group together and are using other Google products (Photos or Drive - Docs, Sheets) to share things, this site-building platform integrates well with those apps and has some great project and advocacy templates.
Infographic design involves solving problems in a creative way. It helps users understand information that can be complex and confusing. It is also very beneficial for visual learners.
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source.
World's fastest way to create your own cartoons!
SimpleDiagrams is a desktop tool that helps you create simple diagrams quickly. This tool is not free after the 7-day trial.
If you plan to share or reuse something you have created you ought to save or store it somewhere easy to find. Names and organization of your files should make sense to future-you and others. Don't forget to back it up; save it on the cloud with the services below, on a flash drive or two, and on your computer.
A free service from Google that allows you to store files online and access them anywhere using the cloud.
A way to store and share content.