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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.

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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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Quick Slides by Mentimeter

Quick Slides by Mentimeter | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Quick Slides are a simple, beautiful and powerful way to add text and images to complement your regular Mentimeter questions, with one twist - your audience can interact and engage with your slides. No matter if you are presenting

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Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact

Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that help tell your own story.
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You shouldn't miss Adobe Spark which is a great free app (for browsers or iOS devices) for creating either attractive image posters with text, visual stories with multiple pages, or videos with your voice comments or soundtrack in the background.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 20, 2016 10:58 AM
I have used this program. It is effective and easy to use. 
 
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 2, 12:33 PM

You shouldn't miss Adobe Spark which is a great free app (for browsers or iOS devices) for creating either attractive image posters with text, visual stories with multiple pages, or videos with your voice comments or soundtrack in the background.

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37 Effective PowerPoint Presentation Tips

37 Effective PowerPoint Presentation Tips | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
The best PowerPoint presentations shouldn’t be remembered. Instead, they should fall into the background to support you and the message you’re trying to get across.What does stand out a...
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A number of useful tips, some classical, some new.

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Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, January 2, 6:18 AM

A number of useful tips, some classical, some new.

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Tout à fait d'accord avec les remarques pour faire une bonne présentation.
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How to Make Screenshots Look Great In Your Next PowerPoint

How to Make Screenshots Look Great In Your Next PowerPoint | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Rather than adding "plain" screenshots to your PowerPoint presentation like 99% of people do (yawn!) follow these simple tips to make your screenshots stand out
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Lee Hall's curator insight, November 2, 2016 9:38 AM
Make your next presentation more attractive with these simple but effective tips. Step by step instructions are given. 
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AvizorMedia's curator insight, November 13, 2016 2:26 PM
Cómo conseguir capturas de pantalla atractivas para tu próxima presentación en Power Point. 
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Genial.ly - software for creating interactive content

Genial.ly - software for creating interactive content | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Genial.ly is the best web tool to create engaging interactive visual content (pictures, posters, presentations, etc) for people without programming skills.
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Use Genial.ly to create presentations with interactive effects and animation, add content from YouTube, Google Maps, Spotify. Monitor performance in real time. Share or embed your creation. Works in 7 languages. Looks awesome!

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Rebecca Scriven's curator insight, November 10, 2016 3:30 AM
I've been trying Genial.ly out today, it is really easy to use.  I think it would be great for students to use it for presentations and interactive mind maps, also interactive infographics! Great tool.
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PowerPoint Tips to Avoid Three Presentation Mishaps

PowerPoint Tips to Avoid Three Presentation Mishaps | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
There are many taboos linked to neglected PowerPoint presentations. Avoid them and start making effective presentations today.
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Tools and alternatives for creating presentations

Tools and alternatives for creating presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Most computers come with some form of preloaded software that includes a package for creating presentations. There are however a range o
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Nik Peachey has compiled a list of the most popular presentation tools that are widely used today.

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Glisser | PowerPoint Plugin

Glisser | PowerPoint Plugin | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Audience polling and digital Q&A straight from PowerPoint
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Plugin for PowerPoint 2013 (Windows 7) that lets you involve the audience by polling and real-time Q/A features.

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Slideflight shares your slides online 

Slideflight shares your slides online  | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Share PowerPoint presentations with Slideflight ▶ Upload with a single click ✓ Presentations are immediately downloadable ✓ Free smartphone and tablet app
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Add-in for PowerPoint that sends your presentation to every device in the room. Free of charge for students.

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6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz] | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A review of the different schemes for categorizing types of presenters, with a description of each and a short quiz to find out which one best fits you.
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An interesting article that will lead to reconsidering your own presentation style.

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10 Reasons Your PowerPoint Sucks … and How to Fix it!

10 Reasons Your PowerPoint Sucks … and How to Fix it! | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Most people suck at PowerPoint because they don't know what a good presentation looks like. Learn 10 reasons your PowerPoint may suck and how to make it rock!
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Collaborate on PowerPoint presentations with real-time co-authoring

Collaborate on PowerPoint presentations with real-time co-authoring | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Learn about co-authoring and editing PowerPoint presentation at the same time as other people and how to resolve conflicting changes in PowerPoint 2016.
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A great option for student collaboration in PowerPoint 2016.

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How to Rehearse Timings in PowerPoint 2013

How to Rehearse Timings in PowerPoint 2013 | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Do you want slides to be perfectly synchronized with your speech? Here’s how to rehearse timings in PowerPoint 2013 and customize your slide transitions.
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Best Presentation Software List: Complete 2017 Guide

Best Presentation Software List: Complete 2017 Guide | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

We’ve created this list of the best presentation software to ensure you make the right call in the platform you select. This articles is the result of several weeks of research and review of 50+ presentation tools currently available on the web.

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A huge well-organised list of the most popular presentation software with short annotations.

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, January 7, 7:53 PM
A range of 2017 software for great presentations.
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A huge well-organised list of the most popular presentation software with short annotations.

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Paint 3D Tutorial: The Future Of PowerPoint Animations

Paint 3D Tutorial: The Future Of PowerPoint Animations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
I just want to start off by saying how excited I am about this Paint 3D tutorial. As you may know, I’m always on the lookout for new trends with presentation technologies – and this is going to be …
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In spring Microsoft is going to launch “3D for everyone” based on updated Paint program, and it will let you create 3D presentations and objects.

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20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates] | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Motivational posters that will get you pumped — with free templates you can add your own favorite quotes to!
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A great choice of motivational posters which you can customise and download, by Canva.

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How Students Can Use Timeline Templates in the Classroom

How Students Can Use Timeline Templates in the Classroom | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A foreign language teacher provides her ideas and examples for using infographic timelines in the classroom, both as assignments and visual aids.
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Great tips for students who need to create timelines. Experience shared by a foreign language teacher.

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, November 20, 2016 5:20 PM
Different ways to do timelines.
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Great tips for students who need to create timelines. Experience shared by a foreign language teacher.

Thanks for the suggestion to April Alen Abion.

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ClickMeeting - Webinar Software & Webinar Services

ClickMeeting - Webinar Software & Webinar Services | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Webinar Your Way! Run custom webinars to educate, engage, and convert your audience with ClickMeeting. Try the best webinar software for free!
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Great webinar software that lets you conduct webinars professionally. Show your presentations and engage your audience with your content. View and export webinar statistics.

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Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, January 2, 6:27 AM

Great webinar software that lets you conduct webinars professionally. Show your presentations and engage your audience with your content. View and export webinar statistics.

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8 Innovative Types of Visual Content (You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet)

8 Innovative Types of Visual Content (You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet) | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A list of visual content types you probably haven't tried yet, from cinemagraphs and progress GIFs to interactive sliders and mixed-media infographics.
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Fantastic visuals + tips how to create them.

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The 15 Best PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts of All Time!

The 15 Best PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts of All Time! | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Work more efficiently within PowerPoint with these keyboard shortcuts. We've compiled a list of the best PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts that we use daily
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Shortcuts = time savers! Learn at least some, the ones you use most often.

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Niftio - A whole presentation platform for professionals

Niftio - A whole presentation platform for professionals | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Designer-made templates, mobile device as a smart pointer, improved Q&A sessions and in-app analytics are just a few benefits that come with using Niftio.
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A new presentation platform for making stunning presentations using photos, shapes, charts, animation, and watch them on any device. The best thing is you can download your presentation and not be dependent on the internet connection. Free at present.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, October 2, 2016 5:37 PM
Plataforma para criação de apresentações profissionais.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 3, 2016 12:45 PM
A new platform that incorporates audience response. Looks interesting. 
 
La pluma digital's curator insight, October 26, 2016 5:26 AM
Niftio es una plataforma totalmente gratis en la actualidad. Sirve para crear plantillas de diseño a medida, presentaciones originales a través de fotografías, gráficos, animaciones... Descubre Niftio  para mejorar tus tareas! 
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PowerPoint Presentation Tips - ParticiPoll

PowerPoint Presentation Tips - ParticiPoll | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A comprehensive list of tips and tricks for creating and delivering great PowerPoint presentations.
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Find Free Photos You'll Actually Want to Use

Find Free Photos You'll Actually Want to Use | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
“Good design is good business.” – Thomas Watson, Jr. In design, photography is only growing in importance, after all pictures can say a thousand words. Imagery
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Great list of sites where you can find images for your presentations.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 16, 2016 12:45 PM
Always happy to find more free stuff. O Commons License.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Chart Making

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chart Making | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A guide to creating accurate and effective charts and graphs, with a checklist of the most common errors and how to avoid them.
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Excellent tips for making charts that look professional.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, September 2, 2016 11:12 AM
Our students still need help in understanding charts and graphs. Here are some good tips to help.
La pluma digital's curator insight, October 31, 2016 10:12 AM
Una guía para elaborar gráficos no solo fáciles de leer, sino también atractivos para el usuario. 
Lilydale High School's curator insight, December 28, 2016 5:53 AM
Chart making.