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#PioNearChat Topic 12: Free Design Resources to Take Your Slides to the Next Level

June 5, 2015The Nearpod Team
Join us on Tuesday, June 9th at 7pm EST for a chat in which we will explore free design tools to create amazing presentations for your classes.

If you’ve created a Powerpoint deck or attended a presentation in the past 10-15 years, you’ll surely remember the iconic clipart of the era. “Bean man gets a great idea,” cubist-like drawings of school buses and toasters, and many other simplistic drawings filled our slides. Over the years, these convenient illustrations defined themselves as a “must” in creating the perfect presentation deck. However, much to the dismay of many power users of the tool, in December of 2014 Microsoft decided to transfer its clipart function to the web, eliminating much of the now rather-tired graphics, and replacing it with Bing image search. What’s a Nearpod creator to do?

Luckily, the web is bursting with high-quality, free and low-cost design resources to take your slides to the next level! In this Twitter chat, Amber Hoye will share some of her favorite resources for fonts, backgrounds, and yes, even clipart, to help inspire your inner graphic designer. Grab a pen (or your favorite note-taking app) and let’s empower each other to create Nearpod slides and activities that enrich our lessons and better engage students.

Please introduce yourself to the group!

1. How do you incorporate visuals into your Nearpod slides?

2. What creative suggestions do you have for adding visuals to Nearpod activities or slides?

3. How are your students using visual materials to create with the Draw-It activity?

4. What are your favorite resources for free or low-cost activities?

5. What are some of your favorite resources for learning graphic-design principles?


Join in on the chat by following the hashtag #PioNearChat!

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