The Great GatsbyEnters the 21st Century
A technology based research project
Your group will create a presentation of the 1920s using a 2.0 ( interactive software) technology. For this project, your group will NOT be allowed to use Powerpoint.

The presentation is FORMAL (dress up!) and well-rehearsed (practice as a group with the technology). The presentation length should be about 5 minutes.

Look at the choices offered below as a group. Determine which technology would be best to use for your topic.

All the 2.0 listed below is free, however, you may need an account. If you do not have an e-mail account, please talk to me.

Please note: some technologies allow for collaboration. Other technologies may allow only for one account to be open at a time. You must experiment with these to see which technology is right for your topic and group.


Intermediate level use

Prezi:


Prezi is zooming sketches on a digital napkin. It's visualization and storytelling without slides. Your ideas live on stage and on the web. Have you ever wondered about presenting your thoughts as free as they come? Ever got tired of creating a slideshow? Prezi is the answer, it is a living presentation tool.

http://prezi.com/




Intermediate level use

Issuu:

An online publishing forum that takes your documents and allows you to format them to look like a professional magazine. You provide the text, Issuu provides the software. Ideal for fashion and biographies-make your own 1920's People or Seventeen

http://issuu.com/


YUDU:

Online publishing is perfect for marketers, designers, companies, teachers, students, governments and charities - anyone can publish in a range of formats including beautiful e-books, e-catalogues, music, audio books, photos and presentations. Writers, photographers, composers and musicians; set out your stall and bring your creations alive, reaching global audiences and customers in minutes. With YUDU, your readers, customers, viewers and listeners are within easy reach, wherever they are.
If self-publishing isn't for you, then just enjoy browsing the thousands of titles and other digital media of interest in the YUDU library. Make friends and interact with other YUDU users and your favourite publishers, through comments, reviews and YUDU mail. Create your own free YUDU library now!
by www.yudu.com

Other technologies that look interesting that can be used to improve or support your presentation:



Timelines for events can be created on these websites; many can be embeded into another presentation.
http://www.dipity.com/
http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx
http://timeglider.com/

Music & sound
http://www.publicdomain4u.com/

Add your own podcast to your presentation
http://gabcast.com/index.php
http://drop.io/home/phone

Copywrite images: List of many usable websites (some blocked...need to explore!)
http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/

Create a speaking Avatar; embed in presentation
http://www.voki.com/

RESEARCH SITES:
General Information on the Era
http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade20.html
Flappers and Fashion
http://www.fashion-era.com/flapper_fashion_1920s.htm
Hair of the 1920s
http://www.hairarchives.com/private/1920s.htm
Popular Culture
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1920s.html
History of the 1920s
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/state/alhn1920.html
1920s Radio Network
http://www.the1920snetwork.com/