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Calling All PTAs and PTOs: Uplevel Your Social Media Game for Free

If there’s one thing that the pandemic has done, is to get us even more familiar with various technologies! With people spending more time at home, the New York Times points out that people have increased their time online. People are increasingly looking to connect with others via social media. And that’s why it is so important for Parent Teacher Associations to step up their social media game. This blog will share some free tools to help parent teacher organizations make some eye catching posts.

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Here are some of the best free tools that can be used for this purpose:

Canva

Canva is one of the easiest and most comprehensive digital tools to use, especially if you are a graphic design beginner. Complete with ready-made templates, a user-friendly interface, a wide variety of fonts, and adjustable image sizes, Canva is your go-to social media marketing solution!

PowerPoint

Hold on, I know what you’re thinking – isn’t PowerPoint meant for creating business presentations? It sure is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it as an effective tool to create your social media posts! PowerPoint’s very own tools and templates are a perfect fit for designing stunning graphics, and that too in an insanely easy manner. Individuals can choose from a range of backgrounds, texts, colors, icons, and graphics to create their posts – just as if they were making a presentation. All you have to do is make sure to save as an image, and you’re all set!

Easel.ly

This one’s a bit less heard of, but it’s just as great! In fact, Easel.ly offers a lot of customization offers that other tools don’t. Not only can you add in charts, pictures, and designs on their templates, but you also have the freedom to choose between pre-made or customizable layouts. And the best part is that this platform operates on a drag-and-drop basis, making it a breeze to use.

Placeit

With Placeit you can design logos, templates, and even videos with a few simple clicks. With a large variety of pre-made templates to choose from, users can customize these existing designs to their preference. Not only does this give them a solid starting base, but it also saves on time and makes it easy for those with little graphic design training.


If you want to take your social media game one step further, you can also make Zoom backgrounds. Usually, creating these is the work of a combination of tools. You can find royalty free photographs using sites such as Unsplash and RawPixel, after which you can edit them to your preference with tools like Pixlr, Fotor, or even PowerPoint.


There you have it, a few tools that will add some pizzazz to your social media posts. So, get your hands on these free tools today, and make your PTA or PTO’s social media channel is the one that parents surf while at home!


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