I have included just a couple of News Announcements that I have used in my courses below. When creating News Announcements, I use many different systems. I use PowerPoint, Preview, Piktochart, PosterMyWall, Imagechef, and many more. I use images from free sites like Freepik and sometimes animated images from sites like Animation Factory. There isn't a program that I won't try, as long as the News Announcement is attractive, informative, and useful!
News Announcements are used for many different functions in the classroom, as well. It can suggest study material, or even provide interactive practice with an embed code! The News Announcements could serve as reminders for due dates, supplements to course content, differentiation, remediation opportunities, and many other purposes. This is why it is important to always read the News Announcements as a student: crucial information could be found there!