Looking for an alternative to PowerPoint for student presentations?

Are you looking for an alternative to PowerPoint for student presentations? Teaching technology and media online can have its challenges, but Storify has potential for students to present their work and at the same time open their eyes to another example of social media. What is Storify? It is a website that allows users to preserve stories including photos, links, and videos. Mindy McAdams talks about how she used Storify instead of PowerPoint in her blog. Students were assigned to introduce the debates and research about (new) media and democracy. Creating a web page referencing the web content and online publications here, made for a quick and easy presentation of the materials.

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Pushing Through The Perils of Teaching Online

As you begin the semester teaching online make sure to take notes on how to improve the course for the next time. Prof. Hacker reflects on his experiences teaching online in this article in The Chronicles of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/pushing-through-the-perils-of-teaching-online/42104