Beyond PowerPoint

Digital writing is a way to convey your message beyond the traditional composition paper.  We are all familiar with PowerPoint as a way to deliver our message, especially for group projects. Are you ready to move beyond PowerPoint?  If so, check out the ideas on this page.  In addition to new ways to present your ideas, see the links for royalty free photos, music and other media.

If you have a digital presentation tool that should be added to this site, let us know!

Prezi This is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery. For inspiration see these Prezi examples for what you can create.

Kinetic Typography  This presentation techniques used words swooping into the screen with flashy graphics while a narrator speaks over it. Kinetic typography, or “moving text” is a way of relaying words and stats to your audience in an exciting and engaging way.  This tutorial will get you started.

Glogster  A Glog is an interactive poster made up of text, graphics, music, videos, and more.  Consider using this as your next presentation format.  You can also create and share your glog with other glogsters around the world as this is a social media outlet for creative expression.  Check out sample glogs here to give you some ideas of how this can be used in your coursework.

Free Media

Copy Friendly Music and Sound  With this link you are only two clicks away from several sites that offer free music and sound for your ditigal projects.

Creative Commons.org  If you’re looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed creativity available to you — from songs and videos to scientific and academic material — for free and legal use under the terms of CC copyright licenses.