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Finding and Using Images in your Classroom, Publications, & Presentations: Presentation & Tech Tools

Commercial Presentation Tools

  • Pico Projectors - tiny portable projectors you can carry with you to present!

Other Tech Tools

Some of these may be totally free but some just give you a free trial.

·           Ispiring free – Powerpoint to flash converter

Slideshare - post your slideshows and share

Animation Tools

Comic Strip Creators:      

Timeline tools

Open Source Presentation Tools

These are open source or free presentation or visual tools. Most require you to register and some are available for free for a trial period

  • Google Books Ngram Viewer When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., "British English", "English Fiction", "French") over the selected years. 

Presentation Tips

  • High quality, good resolution images -  for enlarging or zooming if neeeded
  • Show as large as possible, with captions that have information for image (for artworks artist, title, date, location if applicable, media and size if available)
  • Captions should be near 18 pt
  • Clean font that is easy to read, usually a sans serif font if best
  • Simple backgrounds such as white, black, or gray so they do not clash with colors of the artwork
  • Professional, well proofed and edited slides that appeal to the eye
  • Know your audience
  • Be "present" at your own presentation!