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SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.

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A new service for uploading and sharing your presentations. The voiceover feature will turn your text into speech in 20 languages and 70 voices.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 10:47 AM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

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Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 2:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

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Presentations Made Easy with Tackk

Presentations Made Easy with Tackk | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
How many times have you sat through a presentation that was just one, boring PowerPoint slide after another? Better yet, how many times have you gotten motion sickness from a Prezi? Instead of going with the norm, try Tackk as a simple tool that...

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Just wanted to remind you about this excellent web presentation creator Tackk.

The post will help the newcomers see what they can do with Tackk and the existing users can refresh their knowledge about working with the tool.

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 13, 9:21 PM

i like tackk

Plan3t_t3ch's curator insight, September 14, 4:38 AM

A great glogster like tool for High School.

Maria Serrano Correia's curator insight, September 14, 9:45 AM

tool to make presentations

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Creedoo - let's move to presentation 2.0

Creedoo - let's move to presentation 2.0 | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Creedoo is new presentation software that enables users to easily create eye-catching presentations that are responsive to audience interaction. Creedoo brings you new unique set of features such as the ability to receive and react on audience response during presentations, split presentations to alternative flows when presenting and more.


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Creedoo, the new presentation software which has just been released in Beta version is inviting you to register for subscription.


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How youngsters are using PowerPoint to have it their way

How youngsters are using PowerPoint to have it their way | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it


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An interesting post about the ways teenagers use PowerPoint to express themselves. Teachers may steal some ideas for classroom presentations.


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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.


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A great list of tools that help to create visual content.

Thanks to Payman Taei for the suggestion.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 5, 6:11 PM

Writing without the power of visuals is flat and boring. These tools bring your ideas to life. Stacey's made some very useful annotations about what is useful about each of the 15 tools.  Great list!  ~  Deb

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 5:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 5:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

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Glogster iPad App [Official Video]

Glogster is a fully immersive and interactive learning platform. Our all-new companion iPad app lets you create, browse and share glogs on the go, and access a rich…

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Glogster iPad app will be available from September 2014.


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PowerPoint Hyperlinks: Creating an Interactive Deck

PowerPoint Hyperlinks: Creating an Interactive Deck | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Trade shows are crucial. Give your booth something extra with an interactive deck. Learn how you can make one using PowerPoint hyperlinks.
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A very useful piece of advice for PowerPoint users on how to put hyperlinks in your presentation that allow you to go to a specific slide directly.
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Google Presentation Tips and Tricks

Welcome to the the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury, Sam Patterson, Jeff Herb and Christopher Nesi. The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round ...

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A great Teachercast video focusing on Google presentations and other Google tools.

Read the podcast notes on http://www.teachercast.net/tep64/


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The Official Launch of ExamTime

The Official Launch of ExamTime | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
127 releases, 4 language versions, 920,376 study resources & 1 owl later, we're announcing the official launch of ExamTime! See our journey here.

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ExamTime has been alive for about two years and now it's launching officially. ExamTime lets learners create mind maps, quizzes, timelines and other visual learning content. They can also "pin" resources made by others and enrich their learning experience.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, August 21, 7:45 AM

looks like a great way to work with numerous groups as well as develop resources for the groups to use.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 22, 7:47 AM

Great app for creating flashcards, quizzes and other study aids. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 4:09 PM

Engage your students by using quizzes, mind maps, and other visual learning content. Now the official launch

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20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere? Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these presentations, pay attention [...]
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Some wise thoughts from professionals about creating and delivering winning presentations.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 18, 3:15 AM

presentations - getting it right

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 12:29 PM

What type of presentations are we using?

Tim Brook's curator insight, August 22, 3:18 AM

There's loads of this kind of stuff out there but this one actually has some good advice!

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Slides - Introducing the New Editor

Slides - Introducing the New Editor | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
The new Slides editor is now available in public beta. It's a big departure from the old editor and we're very excited to share it with you. To try it out simply sign in and create a new presentation.
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Slides web tool now has a brand new editor (Beta) which you can try for free. This is an exciting new way of creating web presentations.

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Shadow Puppet Edu for creating presentations

Shadow Puppet Edu for creating presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

The simplest way to capture and share student work. Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain concepts, or document learning. 30+ lesson ideas supporting Common Core make it easy to get started!

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A cool iPad app for creating presentations, slideshows, videos with a lot of features. You can get a FREE Teacher Resource Kit and premium support as you get started using Shadow Puppet in your classroom. Don't forget to explore the suggested activity ideas.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, August 16, 8:25 AM

Looks like this app has lots of potential for the classroom.

 

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 11:15 AM

This is another tool that can be used to help learners to demonstrate their learning through video and stories. 

Jan Harper's curator insight, August 27, 8:08 AM
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A cool iPad app for creating presentations, slideshows, videos with a lot of features. You can get a FREE Teacher Resource Kit and premium support as you get started using Shadow Puppet in your classroom. Don't forget to explore the suggested activity ideas.

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Haiku Deck Accounts for Education

Haiku Deck Accounts for Education | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community.
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If you are using Haiku Deck in teaching, here is a nice update. You can create a group account for the whole classroom or let your students have individual accounts. Read pros and cons of each type of account and decide which one will work best for you.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 11, 3:40 AM

LMS Haiku individual and shared accounts

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, August 12, 8:28 AM

Haiku Deck gets even better! Give it a try!

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Office Mix: Intro

Office Mix: Intro | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Office Mix: Intro, by Office Mix, Welcome to Office Mix! This is the first in a series of How-To videos designed to walk you through creating your very first Mix. In this video you will learn where to download the PowerPoint Add-In and how to get started. Happy Mixing!
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Office Mix is a new PowerPoint 2013 plugin which lets you enrich your PowerPoint presentations by adding a voice narrative, recording a video, creating and inserting quizzes or making a screencast.

Looks perfect for using in teaching!

Download Office Mix at https://mix.office.com/Home/GettingStarted

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Training in Business's curator insight, August 7, 12:24 AM

Office Mix: Intro 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 8:34 AM

Office Mix beta is now open for the general public. I will be testing this add-on over the next couple of months but it looks like a solid tool for any educator to include within their Office apps.

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Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser

Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Visme, the faster, more stable all around awesome version has arrived that allows everyone to create professional Presentations and infographics online.


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Good news for those who have been using Visme presentation creator. It has been updated and is better and more efficient than before with lots of improved features.


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Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 13, 6:04 AM

always on the lookout for free and easy...great when you find out it's also good

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33 Steps to Great Presentations

33 Steps to Great Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
In 33 chapters, each of which you can read in three minutes or less, David Beckett shares his 20 years of experience, based on hundreds of presentations given to thousands of people.


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Download the free book that will give you tons of valuable tips for making and delivering better presentations.

Check out other publications below, they are all free of charge.


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Spundge - create and deliver

Spundge - create and deliver | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Spundge is an end-to-end content platform for professionals that makes it easy to create, distribute, and monetize your content.

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Spundge is a cool new tool for creating visual presentations from the web or with your own content. Though it is aimed at business professionals , it can be used by teachers (aren't they professionals?) for creating educational presentations and for storytelling.

Spundge is free of charge.

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Learning & creativity - Visual presentation with storytelling.

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Narrable - show and tell your story

Narrable - show and tell your story | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Narrable is an online storytelling platform for students to use their voices to tell stories about what they learn in class and experience in life.


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Narrable is launching a brand-new Narrable experience - quite literally rebuilt from the ground up. With its new design it will be easier to use both by students and teachers. Teachers will be able to create classes and give assignments. Narrable will also have a lesson plan section.


Presentations created before 1st September, 2014 will not be transferred to the new site but they will be available on the old site.

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Google Slides for iPad

Google Slides for iPad | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Today Google finally delivered on their promise to release an iOS version of Google Slides. It is free, available in the App Store right now, and joins Docs, Sheets and Drive as part of Google's pr...

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iPad users can now create a Google presentation using the new app that has just been released. Read a short review of the app.

Link to the app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-slides/id879478102?mt=8

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, August 29, 4:19 AM

Google slides for iPad.

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10 Tips to Preventing PowerPoint Pitfalls

10 Tips to Preventing PowerPoint Pitfalls | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Preventing and dealing with presentation challenges with PowerPoint and other visual tools, and how to recover from disasters.


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10 great tips for being a successful presenter, good for discussing with students. I like number 2 and 4 best!


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Training in Business's curator insight, August 29, 2:12 AM

10 Tips to Preventing PowerPoint Pitfalls

Paulo Duarte's curator insight, August 30, 2:07 AM

10 Tips - Power Point

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EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons

EDpuzzle - prepare a video for your lessons | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

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This is an excellent tool for trimming videos and adding a narrative or a quiz to suit educational purposes. And it is free!


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tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 5:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

tom jackson's curator insight, August 27, 5:45 AM

Yes, Barb's insights are right on target.  I have been using EdPuzzle and find it easy to use and providing a complete package for teachers who want to ascertain which students viewed the video, answered the embedded questions, which questions were answered correctly or what did they understand from the video!   Highly recommend.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 1, 3:04 AM

Edpuzzle -> Add voice or embed questions to ease your students understanding. 

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Presentation Design Secrets

Check out the Compilation of proven tips, techniques, and best practices that can help you create Killer Presentations.
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12 proven tips for making better presentations. The slideshow is suitable for watching and discussing with students.

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 18, 9:16 PM

i love this clear, clean presentation, especially the slide about colours.

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The Top 5 Presentation Myths - Debunked!

The Top 5 Presentation Myths - Debunked! | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Whether they have more experience facing an audience or sitting in one, most people have str...
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5 typical mistakes we make when presenting. Read the truth about these myths.

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 17, 11:22 PM

I'm not sure if this is similar content but it's worth looking through.  Presentations are the new discussions nowadays.  Style is so much more critical today.

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30+ Presentation Tips and Tutorials for the Savvy Presenter

30+ Presentation Tips and Tutorials for the Savvy Presenter | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
We've been compiling a list of top presentation resources that will help you become a master presenter. Check out the resources below nicely divided into categories of articles, infographics, Quora and videos. There's something for every presenter!
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A list of articles, tips, tutorials and other useful resources for presenters who want to improve their skills.


Thanks for the suggestion to Payman Taei.

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Barbara Hartzler's curator insight, August 18, 12:23 PM

For future reference. :)

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, August 18, 9:22 PM

Good and exhaustive ressources, many things to look at.

delta14's curator insight, August 28, 9:26 AM

Muy interesante conviene revisar, experimentar y compartir experiencias.

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Our Favorite Presentation Resources

Our Favorite Presentation Resources | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
We decided to build a list of our favourite presentation resources divided by categories. This is a great place to start before creating your first slide.
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A great list of links to the sources of inspiration, tips, images, templates and blogs related to creating presentations.

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Claudie Graner's curator insight, August 17, 4:26 AM

TEDtalk and Slideshare top the list...

Yossi Elran's curator insight, August 18, 11:56 AM

Really good presentation tips here...

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DraftPlus app for creating presentations

DraftPlus app for creating presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Create a slideshow in no time.
Prepare pages to be shared and discussed with colleagues.
Work in parallel with others (even from distance), make the most of sharing functionalities.

Paste text or graphics from the web or other documents to enrich your content.
Unleash your creativity with tables and graphs and provide guidelines for drafting the final version!

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DraftPlus is a free new app for creating slideshows, presentations or visual stories that include images, text, graphs, and can be exported as PDF documents.

Works on iPad and smartphones.

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