Topic 1 Tools for creating texts and presentations

Digital tools are important for intergenerational learning, because it helps to create a training and mentoring methodology in a creative way, promotes intergenerational learning by creating new synergies between adult education organisations and youth work organisations, researches and collects good practices and new digital tools that can be used for creative expression and learning.

More and more, technology is finding its way into a range of intergenerational activities (involvement in once-off events) or programmes (structured or in the form of longitudinal engagement) (Kaplan et al., 2017) to promote the ideal for age-inclusivity (Particio & Osorio, 2016).


Microsoft Word tools and their functions for creating interesting and engaging content:

  • Create documents from scratch, or a template.
  • Add text, images, art, and videos.
  • Research a topic and find credible sources.
  • Access your documents from a computer, tablet, or phone with OneDrive.
  • Share your documents and work with others.
  • Track and review changes.

Presentation tools for attractive intergenerational learning:

Canva – a graphic design platform offering organizations a variety of professionally designed templates for their presentations. Launched in 2013, Canva is an online design and publishing tool with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere. Features:

  • Curved text generator
  • Photo effects
  • Image enhancer
  • Add frames to photos
  • Add text to photos
  • Online video recorder
  • Video trimmer
  • Convert videos to MP4

Microsoft PowerPoint hidden possibilities. Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful presentation software developed by Microsoft. It is bundled together with Word, Excel and other Office productivity tools.The program uses slides to convey information rich in multimedia and is used to create complex business presentations, simple educational outlines and much more.

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