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Images

When creating any presentation or project involving images, be sure to give credit to the creator of the image (photograph, art piece). Failure to do so is plagiarism.

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Collages
A true collage is a group of images laid out (and layered on top of one another) with purposeful

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Click here for a collection of collages

Collages
A true collage is a group of images laid out (and layered on top of one another) with purposeful shape, layering, and arrangement. Always cite each image you use and provide the original images to show process. It should look seamless rather than a collection of rectangles pasted beside one another. Be sure to use royalty-free / open source images such as those found on Britannica Image Quest (UN/PW in agenda, through our library). See top menu for more on images to use.

Quick Steps:

1. Open the background image (e.g., landscape or pattern with basic colours or plain images)

2. Open first image, select all > copy. Go back to background image and paste the selected first image onto that background. Use erase tool, opacity settings to blend.

3. Repeat step 2 for additional photos. A powerful collage makes keen use of symbolism and unique juxtoposition. Click on the flamingo or here for a collection of samples.


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text-to-image-slideshow.PNG Click on the image to see the slideshow to help convert text (lines from a piece of literature) to images.






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Plan ahead whether in Google Slides, MS Powerpoint, or Keynote. Use this template to get you started.

Podcasting
TwistedWave.png> For chomebooks and other desktops trying using Twisted Wave editor.
> Using your phone's built-in recorder can work as well.
> For more info on programs such as audacity, click here.

How to post your audio file as a link
  • Upload your sound file to Google Drive
  • Inside Google Drive, right click on file you wish to share
  • Click "Get Shareable Link" > copy link. Note: you may wish to click on advanced properties to share the file with the teacher's email (e.g., speeritual [at] gmail.com to ensure he has access to the file).
  • On wikispace, highlight the words that you wish to link to the sound file and click on the Link button (left of the File button at the top menu bar)
  • Click on the Website option, and New Window option to ensure the link opens a new window (and doesn't browse away from your page).
  • Past the link to your recording in the field under "Address".
  • Be sure to click Save.

researchguide.pngFormats for Presenting Research (pdf pp60-66) (some REALLY useful info on ways to present and fantastic advice on how to compose your presentation (order, tips on powerpoint). See EHSS planner for password to Green Guide PDF document.

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General Speaking Tips: Google Slides and Powerpoint (or Keynote)
  • Below are some general tips on presenting with any slideshow software
  • Avoid "parroting" slides (reading off the screen) by referring to cue-cards (hand-held smaller cards with main talking points
  • Always aim to speak candidly, about your topic especially if it is something directly connected to you (e.g., Rationale for selecting a poet/poem). This way, you appear more knowledgeable about your topic rather than someone who is merely reading off research (this is a form of plagiarism).
  • Consider using Google Slides since it is easy to save, share, and post.





- obviously these tips are more for a corporate audience, so take these suggestions with a grain of sea salt.
- bonus marks to you if you can find something useful that addresses high school students on presentation skills (post your suggestion in the discussion tab above)


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Working with Google Slides

  • Always take some time to follow the steps of the writing process including brainstorming your topic and ways to deliver it effectively and in an entertaining manner, then craft a basic outline, and start composition. Google Slides is a great medium for collaborating with others to compose or edit your work.
  • Use the Storyboard to help plan your presentation in a logical, easy to follow manner.




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