Assignment Hacks

Powerful Presentations - Simply Stated Created by Marc Strong

View below Marc's suggestions on ways to eliminate "Death By PowerPoint" and create an outstanding  presentation! This presentation actually demos an awesome example!

Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint 

Comic Presenter Don McMillan points out some of the pitfalls to avoid when designing a PowerPoint project.  Hilarious but, sadly, so very true!

How to give a great TEDX Talk - vidéo by TEDxParis & BRIGHTNESS

Learn to give a TEDX Talk in less than 5 minutes! Tips can also be applied to Oral Presentations.

Crash Course

Everything you ever needed to know about economics, world history, the sciences, psychology and more. These short, semi-animated films feature presenters such as John Green (Yes, THE John Green) are a big hit whether studying for a test, or just wanting to learn neat stuff!

Comic Life
Comic Life is a program that allows you to create your own comic. It is available on the Libr@ry computers or you can download a Free Trial Version at home. This drag and drop program is easy to use but, if you need help getting started check out our Comic Life Instructions.

Popplet

Use Popplet as a super easy presentation format which can be used on an iPad or the web.  Arranged as a mind-map, Popplet helps students to think and learn visually. Capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them. You can save your work for presenting offline if you first download the application to enable this. Check out the samples.

Tagxedo

Turn words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your homework assignments -- into a visually stunning word cloud, with individual words sized to highlight the their occurrence within the body of text. Making word clouds is much more fun with Tagxedo!

  • make word clouds in real-time

  • customize font, theme, colour, orientation, and shape

  • fine-tune with lots of options

  • save as images for printing and sharing

  • view your word clouds as thumbnails, and pick the one you want for further tweaking or saving

  • choose from many standard fonts

  • use custom fonts (e.g. downloaded from Font SquirrelDaFontFontSpace, or your own hand-drawn fonts)

  • constrain the word cloud to selected shapes (heart, star, animals, etc.)

  • use images as custom shapes (e.g. a portrait, an animal silhouette)

Timeline Makers
Timelines are often used for presenting events in a chronological order or demonstrating the stages of a particular process. The Internet is full of free tools that offer great and fancy features for timeline creation but how do you know which one to use?

Look no further! Check out the Top Recommended Timeline Makers!

Canva
Want to create a professional-looking infographic to jazz up your assignment?

With multiple templates to choose from and copyright-free images, your poster project is elevated to the next level!

Guide to using Canva

 
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