Presentation Tools for 20% Project

November 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

We will be working on your product development today. Sit with your problem solving group. These groups are also those who will be using similar platforms.

Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creativity, collaboration, and communication, technology efficiencies are increasingly important and realized in schools. Let’s watch this video to see what we want for our future students to be able to do in the 21st century.

21st Century Skills in Action (4’48)

Presentation Tools

We will explore some tools that may work well to present your findings for your 20% project. Many video tutorials are available on YouTube on how to use the listed tools for educational purposes. Go to YouTube and type the app name and explore some of the tutorials for inspirations and technical how-to.

Free website tools:

Here are some tools that let you create a website. They provide various templates that fits your needs.

Google Site


Online poster

Organize multimedia in a meaningful way in one screen.

  • Glogster is a social site that lets users mash up music, photos, videos, and pretty much anything else you’d like. It’s a great way to create learning materials.
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Padlet: Leadership

Some other tools:

  • Compile readings and videos to teach on a topic and facilitate a discussion on the topic with your followers
  • Educreations–Create your video lessons
  • MOOKLET– create your own e-books (free)
  • Openzine – create an online magazine.
  • Scribd – free magazine creator site 
  • Smore – free newsletter creator

PART 2: Design your product (Critical Thinking)

As you design your product, what do you need to consider? No matter what you are making, what are some essential things you need to convey?

Work with your group to help you design your product.

1. Each team member will present their driving question, target audience, and product ideas. Define the purpose of your product.

2. Brainstorm with your team members what your video should contain and what are some effective ways toeliver your message.


Define your site’s content areas

If you are making a website, think about the navigation structure and menus.  Should you have a particular flow visitors follows? Or can they go freely from one menu to the other?

Defining your content areas will help you to develop your navigational structure.
First, analyze the content you already have in your Blog and decide which pieces should be added to your website.Use only the content that will be useful to your users.
Next, list all of the content areas that your users will want to find on your site. The
ideal way to do this is to ask a wide sampling of actual users (who are members of
your target audiences) what they will be seeking. If you do not have access to actual users, ask your team members what they will want to find on your site. Once you’ve done
this, you may need to set aside any user goals that are not practical to include in the
scope of your project. Also, you may need to add items your key stakeholders want
to include.

This Information Architecture guide gives you an in-depth idea about what to watch out for when you create a website.

In your 20% project blog, please add the URL to your finished product so that visitors can see the product.

For Friday:

We will talk about how to present your 20% project. You will continue working on creating your product.


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