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EDUC 511: Child and Adolescent Development in Global Contexts

Resources related to child and adolescent development in global contexts

Getting Started

This box page contains tips and links to resources which can be used to create your multimedia project.  Before you actually begin creating the presentation, you should do a few things:

  1. Your group will meet and plan what you want to do - storyboard your presentation
  2. Gather potential resources then evaluate
  3. Consider copyright and fair use for educational purposes
    • ​​Has the author provided permission to use it?  If not contact them & request it.
    • Fair use includes: the purpose of the use, nature/type of material, amount of material to be used, and effect on market value
    • Do not exceed any limits placed on how much of the original work can be used.
    • Does it have a Creative Commons license?
  4. Caption & Credit for media used in a project - If you insert a picture or other media into your presentation, you must include a simple caption and note it in the list of credits
    • captions go beneath photos, art, tables, graphs, audio and video
    • list of credits are included at the end of your slide presentation or video
    • Don't forget to credit pages or section of websites, blogs, and Prezi
    • References - the last slide of your presentation include any resources you used whether it be from a website, magazine, journal article, PowerPoint presentation, Prezi. etc

Presentation software

Develop PowerPoint type presentations using Powerpoint or free versions such as Google Presentations.  Remember less is more in Powerpoint. Keep these in mind:

  • No more than five bullets on each slide
  • No more than six (6) words per bullet
  • Keep it simple.  No more than two font types
  • Most of the information for the presentation comes from the presenter, not the slides, they are a road map

PowerPoint:  See the following training on Powerpoint 2016 Essential Training -

  • includes navigating in PowerPoint,
  • working with presentations,
  • working with slides, adding pictures to slides,
  • adding content to slides, adding shapes, etc.,
  • adding video, audio and animation to slides,
  • preparing your presentation,
  • delivering and sharing information

Google Presentations - a free alternative to PowerPoint.  All you need is a Google account to use this tool.  See the following help resources on creating a Google Presentation

Use the iMovie video editing software to create presentations.  See the following training on iMovie Essential Training including:

  • Learn how to get your footage into iMovie from a camera or your hard drive-and navigate around the interface.
  • Provides an overview of the entire editing process-fine-tuning clips, adjusting color, adding titles and music, transitioning from one clip to the next, adjusting the speed of clips, and more.
  • Finally, how to export your movies to share with the world.
Many resources are available to create multimedia presentations. They range from free to very expensive. Listed below are some tools which might be useful: Prezi: See the following Prezi resources: