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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 1:47 PM

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

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
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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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Notzy - the ultimate of your presentations

Notzy - the ultimate of your presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Notzy is free presentation editing software. The idea behind creating Notzy is mixing classic presentation styles based on slides and transitions with the new styles based on zooming and frames.

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Check out the new presentation software, free download. Runs on Windows but you can export the final product to HTML5.

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Tim Brook's curator insight, November 24, 12:04 PM

And another one...

 

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Slides Carnival - Free templates for presentations

Slides Carnival - Free templates for presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
We create free quality presentation templates for you to focus on communicating your ideas. Create meaningful content and use our free template designs to give your audience a beautiful and memorable experience.
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A great site for downloading free templates for Google presentations. The templates are well-designed and easy to customize.

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Tanja Gvozdeva's curator insight, November 24, 4:15 AM

for google presentations

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iVisualiser

iVisualiser | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Use iVisualiser to create a live video feed of your document or image. Annotate freely around screen with a variety of colours and line thicknesses. You can record a video of the screen as you annotate and can even record a live commentary at the same time - this will automatically save to camera roll for playback and/or review at a later point.

iVisualiser is the perfect presentation tool for both education and industry alike. Carefully designed to be incredibly simple to use, iVisualiser is a powerful app for collaboration, still-image and live video annotation and review.

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The new app by Alan Peat turns your iPad into a visualiser which lets you take a photo, zoom in/out, annotate on the screen, record screen action and live comments.Perfect for demonstration purposes in education.

Watch the tutorial http://vimeo.com/111339463.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 14, 4:54 PM

Not free but looks awesome!

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7 Quick Tips to Rock Your Next Presentation

Getting ready for your next presentation and need some help preparing? Check out these 7 essential tips that will rock your audience!
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A nice example of a well-crafted presentation that will be good to watch before you create your next presentation.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 12, 11:06 AM

Great tips-especially about slowing down..

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 14, 3:22 PM

as Baiba says;

if you watch this tips... your next presentation will Rock your students!!!

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Slideloot - Download Slide Templates For Free

Slideloot - Download Slide Templates For Free | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
At SlideLoot we have thousands of free and editable powerpoint/keynote slide templates for your ready usage! Download them all!
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Slide templates for charts, diagrams, maps, infographics, animations and more. All templates are free to download.

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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 8:47 AM

Lots of fun and useful graphics stuff here.

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Create Presentations on SlideShare

Create Presentations on SlideShare | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
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Since today you can make presentations right on SlideShare using a Haiku Deck app. Your presentations are automatically published on SlideShare. Very convenient!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 7, 11:50 PM

Now you can use Haiku Deck inside Slideshare to create beautiful presentations.

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What Type of Presenter Are You?

What Type of Presenter Are You? | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Different people have different strengths when presenting, depending on their presenter types. Find out what yours, and how to make them work for you.
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An interesting article about the six types of presenters, and you can find out which of them are you if you take a survey.


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Hwang Jiye's curator insight, November 6, 9:03 PM

Nowadays, the ability to present properly and well is a needed thing for everyone. I really think about my presenting style and I think this article helped me keep thinking about better ways to present.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 12:33 PM

Learn more about yourself and your #presentation style. #education 

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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.

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A comprehensive listing of the most popular presentation tools that are used today. The annotations help you see the strength of each tool, most of them are described in detail.

Excellent resource for beginners!

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, November 12, 10:35 PM

Las 20 mejores aplicaciones para crear presentaciones.

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

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8 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive

8 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

In a recent survey we conducted with the help of Harris Poll, almost half of the respondents admitted to doing something other than listening during a co-worker’s presentation—popular answers included sending a text message (28 percent), checking email (27 percent), and falling asleep (17 percent). To say the least, it can be difficult to hold an audience’s attention, let alone get your message across when presenting. By making your presentation more interactive, you can help...

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If you want your audience to pay attention, make them participate in the process. How? Just read the post.

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Deborah Jones's curator insight, October 25, 9:59 AM

Presentation

Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 12:56 PM

A few tips to help get people more involved and engaged in your #presentations. Easy tips to implement.#education #teaching #training 

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Presentious - share live presentations

Presentious - share live presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Presentious turns your live presentations into recordings that pair your audio with each slide. It’s a novel, yet powerful format that combines the narrative structure of slides with the context of commentary.

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A great tool for recording live presentations. Your voice comments are recorded and synced with the slides. You can use your presentation later keeping your comments.

An excellent tool for flipped classes.

Presentious is free of charge.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, October 28, 2:40 AM

Presentations

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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10 Tips for Creating A Boring Presentation

10 Tips for Creating A Boring Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
With so much great content and useful tools out there, creating a boring presentation is getting more and more challenging these days. I found it unsettling tha
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A humorous list of how NOT to do a presentation, great for watching with students. They should be advised to do the opposite :)

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, October 23, 10:31 PM

What a great way to get a point across by teaching the opposite!!

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 24, 8:00 AM

veeeeeery nice!

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Presenting Tip #1 – Plan

Presenting Tip #1 – Plan | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Ben Shearon, the Stretch presenting skills consultant, shares his advice on how to plan and prepare your presentation for The Stretch Presenting Skills Compe...
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A short series of video tips from Oxford University Press about making presentations. Tip #1 (starts in mid-video) - planning, tip #2 - practicing, tip #3 - delivering a presentation (links below this video).

I recommend watching it with students.

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 

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Wonderful and easy tools for creating infographics and presentations. Start using any of them for free, then go to a paid version if you wish.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 12:56 AM

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:27 AM

Getting students to create infographics and using them ourselves to present information are more than justifiable reasons for these kind of tools

Isabelle Heymans's curator insight, November 8, 4:43 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors

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Great detailed review of the popular app with some tips about how to use it.

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Holly Doe's curator insight, November 22, 12:27 PM

Use this tool on an iPad to flip your classroom, whiteboard or just create awesome presentations.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 25, 3:00 AM

Good Tips to use this popular app and prepare good digital presentations.

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4K Slideshow Maker - Cool Slideshows for Free

4K Slideshow Maker - Cool Slideshows for Free | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Create beautiful slideshows on your PC, Mac or Linux for free. Change the feel and the look of your photos in the most easy way, share with your friends and family!

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Easy and free program for creating quick slideshows. Suitable for using in education.

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Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly

Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Prezentt is a web app that helps presenters to get a 1000% better interaction with their audience through a range of tools. Share your slides with your audience immediately, track questions and follow ups, save time and get much greater audience engagement.

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A great web app for sharing your presentations and interacting with your audience. Works on all devices.

Free account lets you deliver 4 presentations per year for free.

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Roberta Bano's curator insight, November 17, 6:07 AM

beautiful presentations, also interactive

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, November 21, 10:31 AM

Useful

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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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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 12, 2:27 AM

Wordt steeds beter en bruikbaarder.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 12, 11:23 AM

Slides have arrived at PowToon!

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Slidely - Free Online Photo Slideshow Maker

Slidely - Free Online Photo Slideshow Maker | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Create an awesome Free slideshow with photos and music. Import your photos from Facebook, Instagram, Picasa, Dropbox or Flickr and make a video in 5min!
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Slidely is about two years old but it is so good that I thought I need to remind you of its existence.

You can create amazing video slideshows with your images or get them from social sites, add cool music and present effortlessly.

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William Rich's curator insight, November 9, 6:33 PM

Cool free tool.Now anyone can make a video in 5min!

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5 Best Prezi Alternatives

5 Best Prezi Alternatives | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
5 Best Prezi alternatives list from PowToon - the free animated presentation software for business. The best alternative to Powerpoint and Prezi alternative.
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Five presentation apps (with helpful annotations) that you may want to use when you get tired of Prezi.

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Boost Your Sales's curator insight, November 11, 9:56 AM

Very nice alternatives to boring ppt. presentations. You need to explore them to make your presentations more attractive!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 17, 8:23 AM

Tips on Five presentation apps.

Thus if you get tired of Power Point... and even of Prezi... have a look

Rose Marie DeSousa's curator insight, Today, 9:03 AM

Une stratégie de contenu marketing visuelle et animée bien dirigée permet d’attirer plus rapidement l’attention de l'internaute vers votre message.

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Issuu Clipper links into Murally

Issuu Clipper links into Murally | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

I was going through a PDF uploaded to the great PDF publishing service Issuu and noticed a new feature: a PDF clipper.

It works great, it’s simple and most importantly, it’s very easy to share.

If you are browsing a PDF, just hit the Clipper and select the area.

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If you are using Murally to create your presentation, make use of the new feature - PDF clipper that lets you copy a section of the PDF document and paste it straight on your Murally canvas.

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New look of Infogram

New look of Infogram | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

We have redesigned Infogram page by page to reflect your feedback and improve your experience. A few significant changes you’ll notice when logged-into the infographic editor

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Infogram have updated their site to enable presentation view of the charts and infographics. There are also lots of minor changes that improve the process of creation.

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The 4 Most Important PowerPoint RULES for Successful Presentations

There are a million and one tips and tricks for using PowerPoint effectively, but what REALLY matters most? This presentation takes the 4 most important change…
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A great slide presentation with awesome tips for getting the most out of PowerPoint. If you can apply all the suggestions in creating your presentation, you'll be an ace!

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LucaVanin's curator insight, October 26, 5:17 AM
E seguiamo pure questi Tip!
juanjovilar's curator insight, November 4, 8:08 AM

Presentación con unas reglas básicas para diseñar una buena presentación tipo Powerpoint.

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SOPRESO - Your presentation assistant

SOPRESO - Your presentation assistant | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Capture your audience with SOPRESO, a presentation assistant software with polling, questions, and much more. Forget audience response systems, use SOPRESO.
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Sopreso software lets you engage your audience by sharing your slides, using polls and questions, and getting feedback. It works on all devices.

They offer you a 30-day trial to test the program.


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Loopster - Free Online Video Editor

Loopster  - Free Online Video Editor | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Download Loopster iPhone/iPad video editing app to create social media, education, and professional presentation videos. Shoot, edit, carve, splice, add text comments, slow-motion effect, etc. with Loopster video editing app.
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Loopster lets you edit your videos on your PC as well as your iPad or iPhone. You can crop, rotate, zoom your video, add sound effects, music and text, insert video fragments etc.

Free plan with 3 GB of cloud storage.

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camille's curator insight, October 12, 4:13 PM

video editor

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, October 25, 6:42 AM

sounds good

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How to make font transparent in PowerPoint

There are so many great, hidden (or at least not as known) functions in PowerPoint. Without even leaving PowerPoint you can add great effects to your slides. …
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A quick tutorial how to make fonts transparent on a PowerPoint slide.

Great for students, including beginners.

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Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, October 12, 2:36 PM

Excelente tutorial para aprender a hacer transparentes las fuentes en powerpoint para crear efectos atractivos en las presentaciones.

LucaVanin's curator insight, October 26, 5:20 AM

Utilissima! Come creare scritte che diventano "buchi" trasparenti nelle immagini di Powerpoint!