Presentations should NOT be limited to slideshows. This page is going to be an ongoing list of different multimedia ways to present material to an audience. Included with the list will be a tutorial showing you what it is and how to use it. Many of them will require that you create an account or provide an email address. We will only be using out @nv.ccsd.net accounts to sign up for things. There are so many ways to create and share. Let's get started!
Using Google Drawing
Let's talk about simple graphic design. As part of your Google Apps for Education, you have access to Google Drawing. You can use it for everything from designing a logo to creating a timeline and everything in between.
Many of the posters on this website and hanging in the classroom have been created using Google Drawing.
The video to the right does a nice job giving you the basics of how to use Google Drawing. Check it out.
A fantastic free site to use is Piktochart. You will need to create an account. Piktochart makes it easy by allowing you to click on the Login with Google button to get started.
To the right are some tips on how to create a successful infographic.
Below is the video on getting started with creating a Piktochart. See the whole playlist on Youtube to understand how to use the different features available.
Another multimedia site to use is Thinglink. In the case of Thinglink, you upload a single picture as your background and then tag it with relevant information that you want to share. It is amazing to use for research reports. Videos, text and images can be added to the tags you create on your Thinglink.
Padlet is like having an online bulletin board. You can post information there as well as RECEIVE information there. Padlets can be opened up to comments. We will be using Padlet in class. In order to create one, you will need to create an account. There is a handy dandy log in with Google button to keep things simple. Click here for a step by step tutorial on how to use Padlet.
Now, let's look at creating talking avatars. These are so much fun to do. If you are trying to show a teacher what you know, what better way than to tell him or her? You can have your avatar explain the material you learned. The video on the right goes through how you use Voki. Take a look. The only difference from the video is that we do NOT have to create an account to create a Voki.
Powtoon is like a video version of PowerPoint or Google Slides. There are many companies who use this product for advertising. Howver, it suits student needs just as easily. The video on the right goes over how to use Powtoon. Also, click here to view and/or download a copy of a step-by-step tutorial. The video on the left is an example of how a student used Powtoon to create a book review.