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GHS208: Website Project (Keating): Be Creative!

Fall 2017 LibGuide for Dr. Keating's Project

Edit or Create your Own Images

Umbrellas forming a ceilingWith a regular research paper, all you can provide is text. 

The text is still important - but the website medium of this project gives you the ability to do so much more.

You can link to other places in your website - or other sites entirely. Your source lists can direct people straight to these resources. 

You can add photos or videos. You can CREATE photos or videos. You can create infographics, so the image itself tells a story. You can embed slideshows or maps or timelines. The possibilities are endless!

Take full advantage of the website medium - make your project interactive and visual!

Image: Umbrella Night Sky Park by drunker. Public Domain.

TIMELINES

WORD CLOUDS

MAPS

WEB APPS

SOFTWARE

How to use piktochart

SlideShare is like the YouTube for PowerPoints and slideshows. You can easily create a gallery of images in PowerPoint or Keynote, upload it to SlideShare, and embed it in Weebly with nice buttons to flip through the images. Don't forget to attribute your images either at the bottom of each slide or at the end of the show.

You will need to create an account with SlideShare in order to use this service. Once you have an account, click the orange "Upload" button to the right of the search box at the top of the page.

SlideShare supports PowerPoint files (.ppt, .pptx, etc.) as well as PDFs and OpenOffice Presentation Document (.opd) files. If you are using Keynote, make sure you export your presentation as a PDF file.(File → Export To → PDF; Image Quality: Best). 

Once you've uploaded your slideshow, click "View Presentation" at the bottom of the upload confirmation screen.

Copy the URL from the address bar in your browser. Paste the URL into the WordPress editor where you would like it to appear.

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In-Class Examples

The Golden Rule

Make sure everything is legible.

There should be good contrast between your font color and background color. You don't want to use script-y fonts or include images/graphics that are fuzzy or can't be enlarged.

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