A. Instruction - 6.5
B. Design - 9.3
C. Engagement - 9.7
Biteable: A Tool for Building Presentations
Summary : Making Animated Presentations Has Never Been Easier!
Biteable is a web-based tool for creating animated presentations using a premade template. To begin, users must register with the website. Next, users must select the template they wish to use for their presentation or they can choose to build their presentation from scratch. (We recommend selecting a template.) Users then follow the prompts in the presentation to insert text (up to 50 characters) and images into their presentation. If users wish to add a slide into the presentation, they can click the green tile with the “+” symbol on it in the bottom of the screen. When they do, they can choose the type of slide they wish to add along with the content for that slide.
If users wish to delete a slide from their presentation, they can click the slide in the timeline and click the red “X” on the top right of it. When users finished adding all the content to their presentation, they can click the “Color” button on the top of the screen to choose the color palette for their presentation. Users will have to select two background colors and a font color. Users are able to adjust the color scheme by clicking one of the boxes on the bottom and then choosing the color they wish to add.
When finished, users can click the “Audio” button on the top of the screen, and choose the background music for their presentation. Users can sample the different tracks by clicking the “Play” button and select one by clicking the “Circle” icon on the right. To finish the presentation, users must click the “Preview” button on the top of the screen and then the “Build My Preview” button. The website will then construct the presentation and email the user when it is complete. The user can then open the presentation through the emailed link and view it. The presentation can be shared or embedded via the links provided. When finished making a video, Biteable stores them on the dashboard and users can access to copy, edit, or view them.
Please Note: Users will have to upgrade accounts in order to download their presentation and remove the watermark.
Instructional Ideas for Biteable
- After reading a text, students can create a presentation about it. To do so, students can divide the text into segments and create a slide for each segment. In the segment, students can summarize the key points from the text and include a visual that represents it. Students can follow that process for each segment of the text. When finished, students can create their presentation. Students can then share their presentation by posting it to a class website, playing the presentation in a small group, or showing it to a whole a class.
- After completing a research project, students can create a presentation using Biteable that shares the key findings from the research. For each point, students can make a slide in their presentation that explains the point using text and an image. When finished creating the presentation, students can share it by posting it to a class website, playing the presentation in a small group, or showing it to a whole a class.
- As a creative project, teachers can assign students a product and require them to make an advertisement for it using Biteable. When finished, students can share their advertisements with each other in small groups and receive feedback. At that point, students can make any edits or revisions to their advertisement based on that feedback before posting their advertisement to a class website. Finally, classmates can then view the presentations and vote for the most impactful.
- To begin the school year or a class, students can create a presentation using Biteable to introduce themselves. Students can include information about their interests, role models, future plans, family and friends, pets, and where they lived or visited as part of their presentation. When finished, students can add a link to their presentation to the classroom website. Other students can then view the presentations to learn about each as a method for building a learning community.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|
Screenshots of Biteable