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Voiceover Per Slide in PowToon

Voiceover Per Slide in PowToon | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Voiceover question for you:
Would you LOVE to have the flexibility and choice to record a voiceover AFTER you already made your PowToon? This has(...)

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Great new feature in PowToon. Now you can record voiceover to complement your visual content.


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11 Quick and Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom

11 Quick and  Amazing ways to use PowToon in your Classroom | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
I recently read a study on creativity that blew my mind:
"A major factor in creativity is education: not whether you had a “good” or “expensive” or “public” edu(...)
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11 great examples how to use PowToon in the classroom. Get inspired!

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Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:53 AM

11 great examples how to use PowToon in the classroom. Get inspired!

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:46 AM

11 great examples how to use PowToon in the classroom. Get inspired!

vgpascal's curator insight, September 27, 2015 1:42 AM
Une alternative aux tutoriels ;-)
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Breaking News! #Slides by PowToon

Breaking News! #Slides by PowToon | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
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Here's an awesome news from PowToon! They are releasing PowToon Slides. At present you can access the new tool by an invitation. Users are also asked to post comments with their wishes and suggestions.

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Jörgen Daniel's curator insight, April 19, 2014 4:39 AM

Makers animatietool PowToon vragen gebruikers naar hun wensen.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 19, 2014 4:30 PM

You will have to receive an invitation, but worth checking out. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 2014 5:22 AM

Now PowToon also offers a slides tool for presentations. You have to enter your email and asking for an invitation to this new application.

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Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative

Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

The 5 Best Free Presentation Software Alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. Everyone agrees that Microsoft Powerpoint is so 20th century. It is not the best free presentation tool (In fact it’s not free at all). So what should you use if you want to make 21st century presentations? A few options come close to claim the best free presentation software.

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The article reviews PowToon, Google Drive presentations, 280Slides, Slide Rocket and Prezi. Some great tips for better use of the tools.

 

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SLRE's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:58 AM

Overzicht (Engelstalig) met korte bespreking van een 5-tal gratis alternatieven voor PowerPoint.

Ileane Smith's comment, February 16, 2013 8:33 AM
Slide Rocket and Google Drive can work together and I'm using them to create YouTube videos. I have Prezi on my to do list.
Doug Joubert's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:34 AM

These online PowerPoint alternatives are pretty sweet!

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Powtoon Adds Engaging Cartoons To Your Presentations

Powtoon Adds Engaging Cartoons To Your Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Powtoon is one of those services that provides an easy, intuitive platform to create a compelling, animated video message without even using a video camera...

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Channylt's curator insight, September 19, 2014 12:59 AM

Powtoon a great authoring tool for quick punchy presentation/videos, easy to uses with templates themes that help educators tell a story that is engaging and punchy! A great tool for both educators and learners. 

 

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New Developments at PowToon

New Developments at PowToon | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
We're excited to release two new visual styles to help you create exciting presentoons and videos.
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Put WOW In Your Next Presentation with PowToon!

Put WOW In Your Next Presentation with PowToon! | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

PowToon is the brand new Do-It-Yourself animated presentation tool that supercharges your presentations and videos! Save massive amounts of time and money by creating Presentoons...

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Renee Maufroid's comment, July 24, 2012 4:44 AM
I have given it a try, and like it very much!
http://www.powtoon.com/p/gbpILSqs9qI/
thanks!
Renée
Ken Morrison's comment, July 24, 2012 9:36 AM
Hi Renee.
Wow thank you for sharing. This is a very quality presentation. Can I ask how long it took you? I am busy this week, but I want to jump in and give it a try next week. I think that this will be a great teacher resource
Renee Maufroid's comment, July 24, 2012 11:53 AM
Hi Ken!

I certainly enjoyed doing this Powtoon but since the "sound effect" is not working yet (It's a Beta version) I had to find a different way to reach my goal. I grabbed the words and the music on the internet and worked everything in Audacity to have a MP3 that could be used for the whole slideshow.
Powtoon is pretty easy to use when you know where you are going. This one took me about five hours but it was pretty complicated and collecting the sounds and pics was time consuming. I have made another one which is shorter, let's say it took me 2 hours. If you want to see it it's here:
http://www.powtoon.com/p/efwbJVM6NvF/
The people in Powtoon are very helpful if you need help.
I'll be looking forward to see what you come up with :-))))
Have anice evening
Renée
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How to create an animated presentation with #PowToon

How to create an animated presentation with #PowToon | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

You've probably seen one of these really cool animated presentation clips on YouTube and thought to yourself: Wow I want one of those...

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Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier

Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

In Simple Mode, all the little design details take a back seat while the main functionality stars front and center. We simply took the awesome PowToon platform, that you know and love, and added a punch of awesomeness Bam! so that your experience is cleaner, faster and more focused. And, who doesn’t like a nice clean space to work from!?

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You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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PEB's curator insight, August 8, 2015 10:03 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:38 PM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Charlotte L Weitze's curator insight, August 11, 2015 4:42 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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PowToon Slides brings Awesomeness to your presentations

PowToon Slides brings Awesomeness to your presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

PowToon #Slides is new innovative software that allows you to create stunning presentations with just a few clicks of the mouse. Yep, it’s that easy!

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PowToon Slides is here! Their brand new presentation program lets you create stunning presentations quickly and easily. Customize a template, add the title, embed a video which you can crop, and share.

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Rafael Enrique's curator insight, December 1, 2014 3:33 PM

De tus amigos de sabatina...

Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 2015 7:24 AM

My UG students love this presentation tool!

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 

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Follow these smart tips from PowToon how to make your presentations more engaging and effective.

Quoting the article, "it's not a rocket science", so you can do it!

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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 2014 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 2014 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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Bullet Points Are Boring...Try Something New

Are you sick and tired of the same old powerpoints? The ones with bullet point after bullet point. Well, here comes PowToon. Powtoon is my new favorite prese...
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A great example of how you can use PowToon to create animated and visually attractive presentations. They will never be boring! :)

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Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, January 13, 2013 2:01 PM

New resources for dinamic presentations...

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PowToon: AMAZING free animation tool

PowToon: AMAZING free animation tool | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

...I have discovered a new creation site. Holy wow this is a cool tool. Basically, it makes you (and your students) look like rockstars when they present. You know all of those super cool animated videos that tell a story through drawings on a whiteboard? Now you can make those all on your own with a super simple drag-drop tool. Meet PowToon. It is awesome.

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Matt Miskelly's curator insight, April 3, 2014 5:35 PM

Although it frustrated me at first, once I got the hang of Powtoon, I found that it is a great option for my students to use to make a presentation.

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Practical Ed Tech - PowToon presentation

PD that's more than theory - created using PowToon http://www.powtoon.com/

 

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PowToon Launches DIY Presentation Tool

PowToon Launches DIY Presentation Tool | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

... that’s exactly what newly launched (still private beta) startup PowToon is offering: more videos, which are more easily made...

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PowToon : Bringing Awesomeness to your Presentations

PowToon : Bringing Awesomeness to your Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Powtoon is a brand new presentation tool that allows you to create animated presentations by dragging and dropping designed elements to your slides.
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