30 September 2016

Are Your Presentations Nifty?

A regular activity in many classrooms is to ask students to make a presentation. Either individually or in pairs/small groups, there are so many reasons for students to engage in this kind of task. Because of this, I like looking into new ways to present to then share with students and see what features they like, which they don't like so much. 

Niftio  is free, has a wide selection of templates and is very simple to use. 

As with  other presentation tools, it is possible to share a presentation by embedding or sending the or link to others, or by email. There is also a blog with articles on presentation skills and tips, which students can browse through and then report back to the class, for example.

Here below you can see what it looks like when preparing - a range of tools to customise a presentation.

Sometimes though, sitting through class presentations feels like this:

When Words Fail in Movies from Fandor Keyframe on Vimeo.

One way to get the rest of the class more active and participating during presentations, is to use Sli.do:

May your presentations be interesting, fun and lively this Autumn!

As always, if you have other favourites, please do share in the comments below.

Moving On from ainslie henderson on Vimeo.

Further Suggestions:

Slide Your Show

Adding Spring to Presentations

Presenting for End of Academic Year

Presenting with a Flow

Presentations - selection of articles and slideshows on Presentation Skills 

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