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5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Is PowerPoint a useful teaching tool? A few days ago on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint - Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he…

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 31, 9:32 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 7:39 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 9:25 PM

Thinking of doing a PowerPoint for your next classroom presentation? Check out this resource to assist you in creating a more interesting and engaging presentation that your audience will love.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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PowerPoint: Are you square?

PowerPoint: Are you square? | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Recently Instagram announced that it now supports landscape format photos, joining the likes of SlideShare, Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube (as well as Linkedin!). 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio is fast
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40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide

40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Bad PowerPoint design may be just as detrimental to your presentation as smelling like a horse. When you have poorly designed slides, a few things happen: your professionalism is questioned (because you essentially tell the people looking at your PowerPoint that you don't know how to create professional work); your audience members get distracted as they toggle between looking at your bad design and listen to what you're actually saying (and, in the end, they don't really ingest either); and you

 


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Angie Grace's curator insight, September 19, 2014 3:34 PM

Make better PowerPoints by following these tips.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 19, 2014 11:28 PM

very cool graphic. Helping us to stay in line!

Connie Butcher's curator insight, September 20, 2014 12:54 PM

Awesome!

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Five Time-Saving PowerPoint Tips

A powerful presentation can make or break your meeting. Don't wing it; learn these must-know Powerpoint tips in just minutes from the experts at lynda.com. Chec

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:28 PM

Can there be more to learn about Power Point? 

Don Karp's curator insight, February 11, 2014 12:41 AM

Very comprehensive with YouTubes for each

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 12, 2014 7:05 AM

Very helpful!

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Free PowerPoint Templates

Free PowerPoint Templates | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Download Free PowerPoint Templates and backgrounds for your presentations. This is a free collection of themes for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 that you can download to make better presentations with unique styles and effects.


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Janet Ilko's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:59 AM

Going to use these for my end of the year presentation to the school board! Quick and easy.

Ester Álvarez's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:32 AM

Descarga plantillas gratis para las presentaciones power point y dales un aspecto novedoso y más profesional.

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, July 7, 2013 2:12 PM

Good collection!

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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by @itseugenec

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:28 AM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

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Avoid Murder By PowerPoint: How To Make Your Presentations Compelling And Memorable

Avoid Murder By PowerPoint: How To Make Your Presentations Compelling And Memorable | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

MakeUseOf: Have you ever done a PowerPoint presentation? Of course you have. If you said “no,” I’d call you a liar. Alright, that may be extreme. But most of us have, right? I’d say so. So, what’s my point?


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6422 Free PowerPoint templates - High Quality

6422 Free PowerPoint templates - High Quality | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Free PowerPoint templates and backgrounds from Presentation magazine. A wide range of free professional and business quality Power Point templates.

 

Read more:

http://www.presentationmagazine.com/free_powerpoint_template.htm

 


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The Psychology of Color in PowerPoint Presentations

The Psychology of Color in PowerPoint Presentations | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Discover how the colors you choose for your visuals can guide the emotional response of your audience.

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Screenr - elearning: Visual surprise and slicing image effects in PowerPoint

Screenr - elearning: Visual surprise and slicing image effects in PowerPoint | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.

 

Visual surprise and slicing image effects in PowerPoint.

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6 Top Tools For Creating Presentations In 3D | PowerPoint Presentation

6 Top Tools For Creating Presentations In 3D | PowerPoint Presentation | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Creating a presentation with attractive designs can sometimes be the difference between a good presentation and a failed one. One of the programs known for its ability to help users create attractive presentations is MS PowerPoint, however, it is only natural that one should use all kind of available resources for creating eye-catching presentations. Adding 3D objects can be a major source of creating attractive presentations by inserting graphs, images and other kinds of 3 dimensional objects. While PowerPoint offers some 3D shapes and designs by default, there are numerous third-party tools and add-ins that are a better alternative. In this post we will explore tools that can be used for creating stunning presentations in 3D.
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Ethical use of PowerPoint - Opinion

Ethical use of PowerPoint - Opinion | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
PowerPoint (Keynote, Prezi, or any other presentation software that you may use) is a visual medium and is generally better suited for image use rather than loads of text. In my experience, having a
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11 Dos and Don'ts of Using Images in Presentations

11 Dos and Don'ts of Using Images in Presentations | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Many presenters are using images horribly in their presentations! Check out these 11 best and worst ways of using images in PowerPoint slides.
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A great article about how to effectively use images within your presentations.

 

They did miss out on one thing - the ethical use of images in presentations - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ethical-use-powerpoint-opinion-peter-mellow?trk=prof-post

 

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Easily Create PowerPoint Photo Animation Videos

Easily Create PowerPoint Photo Animation Videos | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
BrightCarbon show you how to create interesting and engaging PowerPoint photo animations easily in this article.

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Hollie Lancarte's curator insight, May 27, 2014 8:45 AM

I like "easy"

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:58 AM

Crear un PowerPoint de fotos.y videos animados.

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 2014 12:03 PM

More tools to shake your presentations up!

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5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Death by PowerPoint is a popular term. It’s unfair that PowerPoint gets the stick as there are more than a few presentation tools around. As anyone who has taken the pains to make a memorable PowerPoint presentation will tell you – the secret of the steak is in the sizzle. The sizzle also comes and stops at creativity. If you have creativity by your side, you can use PowerPoint as your canvas.


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Progressive training's curator insight, October 26, 2013 3:34 PM

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations 

Karen Ford's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:53 PM

I think "death by PowerPoint" is used so often because so many users have not "taken the pains to make a memorable..." presentation and the concept of creativity might not have even been considered. Not totally sure what the answer is, but I do believe that if more individuals could have their eyes opened to the potential that PowerPoint has, we might be able to get passed the "death" issue. That means we have to get the great ideas to the teachers and  their students... not just telling them, but perhaps showing them...

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:08 PM

PPT is here to stay. We should learn all of its features and be imaginative in how we use it.

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How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?

How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing? | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

"Dear Lifehacker, I have been tasked to make a slideshow for an event at work. I don’t want to make a generic PowerPoint with just boring text or pictures. What are some ways I can enhance the slideshow so it looks impressive and knocks the socks off my audience?"


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Joaquín Ballester's comment, May 19, 2013 5:32 PM
I agree with you, Elke. PPT is more customizable and powerful.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:06 AM

This appears to be an effective and practical article.

Marion Mulder's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:00 AM

Oke - if you work in the corporate world there is just no escaping from having to create powerpoints at one point or another. You might as well create amzing one's while your at it. Here are some handy tips, do's & don'ts worth looking at

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How to create great slides for presentations

How to create great PowerPoint slides. Top tips and tools to use to create slides using PowerPoint, including fonts, colours and themes.

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uamblearning's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:40 AM

Excelentes recomendaciones para crear presentaciones. MPPB

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Two Pens's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:23 PM

Nicely designed!

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How to Make Your Old PowerPoint Template Compatible With Widescreen TV

How to Make Your Old PowerPoint Template Compatible With Widescreen TV | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Some old templates are not prepared for modern TVs that are often used to project a PowerPoint slideshow. However, using this workaround you can simply change the template resolution to match the popular 16:9 or 16:10 resolution.

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Tracing in PowerPoint 2010

Tracing in PowerPoint 2010 | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Tracing in art is known as copying an object or drawing, especially with the use of translucent tracing paper while tracing in computers use complex digital image processing algorithms to detect edges in a picture or image to automatically generate tracings of objects...


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PowerPoint picture tools for effective presentations

PowerPoint picture tools for effective presentations | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

This article provides an overview of the PowerPoint 2010 Photo/Picture manipulation tools, that can speed up the process of creating appropriate pictures, to help emphasise your presentation.


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Poster Frames for Videos in PowerPoint 2010 | Windows PowerPoint Tutorials

Poster Frames for Videos in PowerPoint 2010 | Windows PowerPoint Tutorials | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it
Learn how to add a Poster Frame for your video clips in PowerPoint 2010.

 

When you insert a video in your presentation, you might see that the placed video clip displays a blank or black screen on the slide, as shown in Figure 1 below. Until the clip actually starts playing in slide show view, your users will see this black rectangle, which doesn't look professional at all. With PowerPoint 2010's new Poster Frame feature, you can easily overcome this limitation, and change the black rectangle to an image by selecting a frame from the video itself, or even a picture from a different source. Also, the Poster Frame feature presents a good option for displaying a company logo or a picture of a speaker in the video. The Poster Frame that you add or insert to a video is a frame that appears first when you view the containing slide in a slide show.

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Vectorize an image in Illustrator

Vectorize an image in Illustrator | Visual Design and Presentation in Higher Edcuation | Scoop.it

Adobe Illustrator is a great software that can be very helpful for designers and presenters. Especially if you need to make PowerPoint presentation templates from sketches.

Here we will show you how to simply vectorize an image and convert the sketch to a simple vector.


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