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Media Sharing Tools for Project Enhancement

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Create dynamic flyers, presentations, banners, infographics, graphics for social media, and other designs incorporating vibrant stock backgrounds, photos, graphics, and fonts, as well as images you upload. Publish completed projects as PDFs or PNGs, or share to Facebook and Twitter. The site includes helpful short how-to and design tip tutorials. Grades 6-12.

Haiku Deck
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Haiku Deck started as an app and is now a website that makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun. Users have access to over 35 million free images and six free themes. Share work online or download final work as a Power Point or PDF for offline presenting. Haiku Deck’s simple interface reinforces more “zen-like” presentations, encouraging more use of visuals than text in basic presentation templates. Grades 4-12.

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This site allows for the creation of web-based presentations that include animated videos and amazing content. Powtoon is ideal for those seeking a nice alternative to more traditional presentation tools. Simple to use, it makes creating engaging, interesting, and exciting animated videos extremely easy. Users can create and show presentations straight from the Powtoon site, or opt for the export to Youtube option, or even download a MP4 video format for use offline. Grades: K-12

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Make your images completely interactive by adding links, videos, text, and more with your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Add your own picture and embed information or pull images from other sites (with permission) and add facts to those. Take a regular digital image and make it come alive! Grades 6-12.

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Allows students to view YouTube, Coursera, Khan Academy, Udacity, edX, and Vimeo videos and take notes as they watch. The notes are automatically synchronized with a position in the film, allowing them to jump back to that film position later. The video/notes file automatically saves to Google Drive and can then be shared for viewing or collaborative notetaking. Other features include playing the video at faster or slower speeds, inserting snapshots from the film in the notes, and incorporating more than one video into a note file. Grades 6-12.