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Create: Presentation of the Product

Types of assignments

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The creation of your final product will depend on the Type of Assignment you are required to do. The various Types of Assignments depend on the subject (eg. a Scientific Report or or an Historical Essay) and the specific criteria of the task. You must ensure that you understand the requirements of the task before you embark on creating your product so that you choose an appropriate format. 

University links

Use these University links to access information about different Types of Assignments.

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Free Images

Free Images

Images found on the internet represent intellectual property and are generally not free to be copied or used by others.

When using images in a research assignment they should be treated as a source of information.  The source should be included in your bibliography and when you insert the image into your assignment you should provide a reference to the author/creator and year of production (intext citation).

There are some sites; however, which supply free images for use by the public.  See the links below to a few of these sites.

Links to Free Image Sites

FlickrCC

morgueFile

Photos for Class

Free Images

Free Music

Free Music

You can copy music for educational purposes; however, the finished product cannot be accessible from or screened publicly outside the school premises or the student's home.

Below are links to sites which permit you to download and freely use their music.  Search according to the genre you require; for example, tense, light-hearted, dramatic.

last.fm

Jamendo

Incompetech Music Search

Report vs Essay

Very Common Types of Assignments are Reports and Essays. They are very different in their structure and purpose.

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Types of assignments

Essays are a common form of Assignment Requirement. They require you to respond to a research question by developing an argument, thesis or claim, supported by evidence (from your research) and critical reasoning. 

There are many different types of essay, depending on the task. The Cognitive Verbs used in the Task will indicate what type of essay is expected.

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Follow these links for more information about Planning and Constructing your Essay.

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Watch the following videos that give excellent tips on writing Essays.

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Reports are a very common Type of Assignments. They are clearly structured and present information as succinctly as possible. They use research to make recommendations. 

There are many different types of reports including business reports, scientific lab reports and case study reports.  The common feature of all reports is that they are structured into sections with headings.

Follow these links for detailed information about report structure.

 

Watch these videos for more details about  Writing a Report 

Oral presentations, either live or recorded, are a common Assignment Type. For a great Oral Presentation, you must:

  • understanding the task criteria
  • considering your audience
  • researching your topic
  • structuring your presentation so it is easy to follow 
  • have a well executed delivery

Follow these link for more detailed information about how to plan and deliver a great Oral Presentation.

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Watch this video of Natalie Gasz winning presentation- 3 Minute Thesis at Deakin University.

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Watch this video for tips on how to delivery a great oral presentation.

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Watch these videos for great information about Preparing, Designing and Delivering your Oral Presentation. 

Making Storyboards

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Transform your ideas into stunning visual stories. Create impactful social graphics, web pages, and short videos in minutes with Adobe Spark.

Watch this video for an introduction to Adobe Spark


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Go shoot. Go edit. Go share. Do it all with the app for creating and sharing online videos.


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Captivate... Engage... Explain! Amazing videos and presentations created with Powtoon!

Sign up using your School email and Password.

Watch these videos for an introduction to Powtoon.

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Animoto is a free classroom tool for educators, students, and administrators. Easily create and share videos with your class, with parents, and beyond.

Watch this video for an introduction to Animoto


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Easelly is a simple infographic maker that lets you visualize any kind of information.

Watch this video for an introduction to Easelly

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With Piktochart you can create different types of infographics, including a traditional infographic size (tall and skinny), presentation size (for slide decks), poster, and report.

Watch this video for an introduction to Piktochart


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Set up an account using your school email and first name only.

With ThingLink you can create interactive images and videos for web, social, advertising, and educational channels. Be creative! Make your images come alive with video, text, images, shops, music and more! 

Watch this video for how to use Thinglink

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Sway is a free app from Microsoft Office that helps gather, format, and share reports, newsletters, web pages, and presentations on an interactive, web-based canvas that looks great on almost any screen.

Watch this video for an introduction to using Sway.

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