Category Archives: Presentations

Online tools for creating interactive timelines

An interactive timeline built using Tiki-Toki.

An interactive timeline built using Tiki-Toki.

Have your students needed a visually compelling way to present their research on key events involved in a complex issue? Have you needed to organize and display multimedia material to show how an issue developed over time?

In these kinds of situations, both teachers and students can benefit from using a simple intuitive tool to display information in a “timeline” layout. There are several free options online for building timelines.

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Designing Effective Presentations

A screencast tutorial of our popular seminar “Designing Effective Presentations” is now available in four parts:

Using the iPad for Presentations

Apple’s iPad was released last April so this marks the first semester that faculty might consider using it in a planned way in the classroom. An activity many instructors have expressed interest in is the use of the iPad as a presentation device. After some initial testing I would suggest that this first generation of Apple technology isn’t quite ready for prime time use in the lecture hall, but read on to find out what you should to know if you want to try it for yourself.

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