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Gilded Age & Progressive Era

Presentation tools

Lucidpress logoLucidpress is an app that can be used to create presentations, brochures (including trifold), newsletter/papers, magazines, flyers, posters, etc.  

  • You can choose between digital documents and those that you can print.
  • It's full of really helpful templates to build off of.
    • e.g. Search for template - Newspaper /  Progressive Era
  • You can share your document with others to edit, just like Google Docs.
  • Best of all, Lucidpress is a free Google App that you can access using your NPS Google Drive account!  
    • Log into Google Drive, click create, click on "Connect more apps," then search for Lucidpress. This will save you the need to create an account with an email and password. Once you connect to Lucidpress through Google Drive, the app will open as a new tab in your browser.  
    •  Click on the Lucidpress logo at the top left of the screen to see all of your Lucidpress documents.

Timetoast allows you to create dynamic timelines online.

  • It's free online (you don't need the paid account).
  • Beware:  because the timeline you create is interactive with dynamic images, you won't be able to print it out to turn it in.  Instead, you'll have to give your teacher a link to view your timeline online.  Be sure to clear this with him or her before you use this tool for your project.

Here's a sample timeline I made for Rosa Parks (to see it in larger format, use this link)
http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/rosa-parks-civil-rights-activist

The bibliography for this project including citations for all of the images can be found here.
http://easybib.com/public/list/key/2a53cf

Paper.li can be used to create your own online newspaper in minutes. 

  • It's free online (there's a pro version for a fee, but the free version has plenty of features).  
  • Paper.li allows you to source articles for your newspaper from a wide variety of social media websites like twitter, facebook, tumblr, google+, youtube, etc.
  • You can also use images and video found on these sources in your online newspaper.

This app lets you create Green Screen videos right from an iPad. It's available on all the library iPads. Use it with our green screen and tripod to set up your own video studio.

Interested in signing up? Fill out the form here:

Prezi logo

Prezi is an online alternative to PowerPoint. "Make your presentations zoom!"

  • It's free online (you don't need the paid account).
  • Watch the video below to learn how to use it--it takes a little practice, but can create great-looking presentations.

thinglink logo

'ThingLink can be used to add multiple hyperlinks to any image you upload and host it online. You can make your images come alive with music, videos or any other web content. 

  • It's free online. 
  • Take a look at their gallery to get a better idea of why this is such a popular presentation tool.

Here's an example. Hover over the photo to see the clickable links that have been added to the image.

 

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