I revisit my World Lit class tomorrow, bringing them yet another list of possibilities to use as their vehicle for a presentation in World Lit. These are the remaining programs, apps, or websites I plan to feature, hoping to whet their appetite for something beside PowerPoint. The class has been immersed in TedTalks for tips in style, technique, and approach for presenting information, and so my assignment with my collaborating teacher (outside of the standard “how to research” or “where to begin researching”) has been to provide insight on what makes a good presentation and then this, offering alternatives to Powerpoint.
This “BlendSpace” features a few more. I like that not only can BlendSpace be a parking lot or warehouse to hold my images, web links, and videos, I can also “play” it like a presentation itself. The videos will play in the presentation mode, and the websites are interactive, allowing me to login, click on links, build content, and more, while under the framework of a BlendSpace.
Featured in this BlendSpace:
Free…or using in a free trial
Note that most have some form of a free version, though most call for the creation of an account. My target audience is high schoolers, mostly juniors and seniors. Some are more limiting than others in their free state, which is for the most part what our kids will be looking at. They begin creating content Monday.