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This Quarter 2 Book Presentation, created on ThingLink, will be one of your summative grades.
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Important Copyright Information: Your credit information should be in the opening credits and include the following kid friendly notice.

NOTICE: I used other people's stuff to make this project. I followed rules. Please do not copy it.

Additonally, each image used must have the name of the copyright owner attached to the image. Provide the following information if available (author, title, publisher, and place and date of publication).

~From Legal Issues for School Librarians

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Following are some sites with copyright-friendly images.  Remember to check any image that you use to see if you need to provide credit!

  • Flickr: Creative Commons
    As long as you provide credit, images from this site can be used. Creator of image is usually easy to find.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    A database of 1,815,754 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. 
  • Google Images
    Don't forget to give credit for pictures taken off the Web. Many of these images are subject to copyright.
  • Getty Images
    Great place to search for Royalty Free photos. You'll need to create an account. It's Free but the pictures are great.
  • morgueFile
    Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!
  • Pics4Learning
    Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.
  • Lots of copyright-free image sources
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Your Task

Choosing a book

ThingLink Quarter 2 Book Presentation
(a summative grade)


  • Go to and create an account.
  • Click on “create” after you have looked at a few examples
  • Choose your base image from your own image saved on your computer or a non-copyrighted picture.  This must directly relate thematically to your book (see me if you are stuck).
  • Embed items into the base picture.  These items will be explained/presented to class.

a.       The following items must be included and explained:

¨  Setting—picture of place and time

¨  Theme (this will be represented through your base picture, though more can be explained)

¨  Three quotes that support your theme

¨  Characterization—Focus on one character of your choice and describe his/her significance to the novel

b.      The following items may be included above and beyond the items above (how to reach the mastery level)

¨  Blog about author or book

¨  Interesting facts (banned book…)

¨  Author bio

¨  Symbolism

¨  Related Video (is there a video about the book?)

¨  Short audio clips recorded and uploaded to Soundcloud

¨  Primary source documents

¨  Podcasts or speeches

¨  Video about the topic

¨  A Google doc or movie you have created


v  You will also be graded on the following public speaking techniques(mastery level):

1.       Eye contact—do not talk to screen (contact with entire audience)

2.       Rate (consistent entire presentation)

3.       Enunciation (clear, crisp)


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    Remember "popular music," is not Royalty Free.  You can use commonly used songs but only 10% or 30 seconds of the song, anything else is a copyright violation. Remember if you choose to not use Soundzabound or another royalty free site you can only play your presentation for educational use and it cannot be posted on the web.

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