You will have many opportunities to do presentations in your college career and in other professional settings. If you use powerpoint, get in the habit of using slideshare as a way to share your presentations on an digital platform. Alternatively, you could add a soundtrack (voice, mash-up, music, etc), save your powerpoint as a movie, and then upload that to youtube. You can archive all of that work here on your ePortfolio quite easily. This will give you and your audiences access to your work in interesting ways.
Many of you prefer prezi. Like with slideshare and youtube, prezi gives you an embed code that allows you to upload your work here also.
Take full advantage of these opportunities. Remember that as a student at John Jay College, you attend the only liberal arts college with a criminal justice focus in the United States. With the context of New York City and the student body who attends this college, you have an experience centering on justice that no other college student gets. REPRESENT THAT in the work that you showcase. Show 'em whatcha got!
Below you will see examples of a PPT on Slideshare, a youtube PPT, and a prezi--- all on the same thing: an assignment that Carmen gives in her English 201 class. These are basic samples with the aim of showing students how these three platforms look. See which platform is your favorite. As you can move forward in your John Jay life, remember to archive your presentations on your ePort.
Below you will see a PPT on slideshare. For slideshare, you simply create a free account, upload your PPT after it is done, and then take the EMBED code and embed your PPT on multiple platforms. Slideshare also stores all of your PPTs for you. You just click on the arrows and the PPT moves forward.
You can also be more sneaky, sneaky here. Below you will see the exact same PPT as a youtube video. If you add a soundtrack, then make your PPT into a movie, you can upload it to youtube and just play your movie during your presentation or during part of your presentation. The video would do the talking for you!
Prezi is a presentation platform that allows users to pan, zoom, change sizes, and rotate, objects. You place your objects on a canvas and choose how to navigate between these videos, images, texts and other presentation media. Notice how the arrows in the prezi work very differently than the arrows on the slideshow above that is based on PPT. Like with slideshare and youtube, you create your free account and then you and others can embed your prezi on other platforms the way these presentations are all embedded on this website. If you have never created a prezi, start with a simple tutorial. Click here.
Below, you will see the same PPTs above as a prezi.
Notice how NONE of these presentations uses pre-packaged backgrounds. Be original here. It will make you look more skilled, more thoughtful, and even more tech/graphic-savvy…even if you are not. It does not take much work or time to use an original background.