Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Infographics for Student Presentations

In the course of my teaching career, I've tried many tools and strategies to engage students with presentations. In a learner-centered classroom, I've tried to focus more on student presentations. Good presentation tools should allow students to collaborate easily and express their creativity in a variety of ways. 

There are are many great strategies and tools to support student presentations. A list of top web-based presentation tools to support collaboration and creativity might include: 

Prezi  |  WeVideo  |  Glogster  |  Canva  |  Powtoons  |  Google Slides

A list of creative presentation styles could include: 

Regardless of the tool, one of my greatest struggles has been to convince kids to limit the text and to not just read off the screen. This past year I have been experimenting more with having students use infographics and then share them with the class as a "presentation". Students enjoy the process and an added benefit is students read less from the screen and are a bit more creative in their attempts to engage the audience. 

When designing an activity with an infographic my top priorities include:
  • Ease of Use
  • Free Features
  • Collaboration Features
  • Ability to share online. 
A list of our favorite infographic creation tools includes:
Additional resources to support increased engagement in presentations: