My course syllabus called for a project designed using a web 2.0 tool I had not previously used.  I happened upon “emaze” so I stopped and checked it out.  I had not heard of this website or product before.  There were a few templates preloaded with various themes.  I wanted to use something that allowed different types of media to be used all within the same product. Emaze certainly delivered.  I was able to “gut” a preloaded template and drop in content that I had been collecting for my topic.  I envisioned using this tool to be a summary, or celebration, of the service event I am designing.  My topic focuses on educating the students and community of our school on preventing head injuries to children by wearing safety helmets when riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards.  The event designed for my topic is a “Bike Safety Day” where students and their families visit our school campus to encounter a bike safety course and eager students who will teach them why they should wear helmets. After participants complete the course, they receive a certificate of completion.  If the child does not have a helmet, they receive and are fitted with a helmet donated by area businesses and/or organizations.  With emaze, I was able to produce a professional presentation product that included various embedded elements:  links to webpages, email, or other content, photographs, graphics, text, video, sound, and transitions between frames.  The only downfall to my product was that I really only had one frame to present, so the product wanted something to transition.  I decided to use the two other frames for including my cited resources for the product.  I really love the finished product and recommend it if you want something new and fresh.  You can view the completed product on the SLP web 2.0 page under the Service Learning tab or at:  https://app.emaze.com/mypresentations#my.

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