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Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative

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

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.


SLRE's curator insight, February 14, 2013 1:58 AM

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

Ileane Smith's comment, February 16, 2013 5:33 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 5:34 AM

These online PowerPoint alternatives are pretty sweet!

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Free Animated Backgrounds That Move For PowerPoint Presentation

Free Animated Backgrounds That Move For PowerPoint Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education |

Having a nice design slide for a presentation is one thing that so many presenters want to have. Adding the page with unique element such as moving image, transition, is a good idea.

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The article lists 24 different animation elements that can be used in PowerPoint presentations. Free download.

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Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes

Murally: Sketching on Sticky Notes | Digital Presentations in Education |

After many requests for a drawing feature, we’re happy to announce that now allows you to sketch your ideas out on sticky notes (and we’re pretty excited about it).

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Murally which is a multimedia presentation tool now lets you draw on sticky notes inside your presentation, so Murally has added one more option to building visually rich zooming presentations.

If you have not used Murally, I recommend trying it. 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 8, 3:20 PM

infografico do caminho de desenho de serviços que vale como refererencia.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 9, 2:42 AM has novel tools. Among other, you can add sticky notes inside.

Have a go for your infographics

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:05 PM

Great addition to let you sketch on sticky notes.

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Teamput - brainstorm, collaborate and plan with online sticky notes

Teamput - brainstorm, collaborate and plan with online sticky notes | Digital Presentations in Education |
Online sticky note brainstorming and brainwriting for remote or virtual teams. Great for project planning, agile development, and education.
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Teamput is a new service for collaborative work using digital sticky notes. I can also see its final product as a form of a presentation to a wider audience.

You can save your completed canvas as a PDF document. Free account allows 5 collaborators. Great for learning activities!

flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 7:45 AM

Sticky notes always work well in face-to-face workshops so this online version looks good. Up to 5 collaborators with the free plan - notes can then be saved as a PDF

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 7, 10:05 PM

The interface seems a little buggy, but the possibilities are broad. Can't get an invitation email to load, some sticky windows become unresponsive. Hope for fixes, so we can try this for teaching team collaboration, if nothing else.

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:04 PM

Save your completed board as a PDF.

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Memplai - create and share videos

Memplai - create and share videos | Digital Presentations in Education |

At, our goal is to provide our customers with an easy and useful environment to collaborate with your friends and family to create fun and exciting video clips. We aim to give you all the tools you need to create lasting memories in a medium that makes it easy to share with your social network.

In our site, you are in charge of your own production, we allow you to create your own virtual work space, which we call Video Projects. You can create projects, invite the people that you would like to participate, create as many videos as you want by using our online video editors.

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Memplai is a free service for creating collaborative videos by uploading photos and video clips and putting them together in Memplai editor. Greatly suitable for school video projects.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 29, 11:57 PM

Programatxo erraza argazkiekin bideoak egiteko.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, June 30, 6:32 AM

The collaborative nature makes it effective for school projects.

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 2, 6:57 AM

Put your photos and video clips together to create your on video.

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Using the Google Drive Presentation App

Google Drive has all the office tools, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, even a terrific forms tool. But the one no-one seems to pay any attention to is Presenta...
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A fantastic video telling you everything you need to know about Google Presentations by Steve Dotto. Especially good for novices!

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Pablo Barrios's curator insight, July 1, 2:53 PM

Excelente vídeo con una clara explicación sobre cómo utilizar la Herramienta para Presentaciones de Google Drive. Simple y una alternativa más a lo ya tradicional.

Arlis Groves's curator insight, July 4, 1:56 PM

Why choose Google Drive's Presentation app over Power Point?  No reason, unless you are collaborating on a presentation.  Since more students are working on projects electronically and from different locations, this could be a great tool.

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Kaizena - Presentations support, audio improvements and more

Kaizena - Presentations support, audio improvements and more | Digital Presentations in Education |
We’re looking to make a series of major enhancements to Kaizena over the summer months. Today, we’re excited to release the first.
1. Support for Google Presentations
You asked for it overwhelmingly,...
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If you know Kaizena, you may go straight to the post about the latest improvements to the app.

If you don't, you should first visit Kaizena website and learn about the program. In short, Kaizena lets you add audio reviews or feedback to Google presentations.

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, June 26, 8:32 PM

This software just keeps getting better and better. A must have tool for those of us who use Google.

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Letsfeedback - free Audience and Student Response System

Letsfeedback - free Audience and Student Response System | Digital Presentations in Education |
Increase the interaction with your audience in your classes and presentations. Free plan available.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Free audience response system for up to 250 people, use it in 25 classes or presentations per year, use it for up to 100 questions per presentation, get automated reports.

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The Power of Visual Notetaking

Visual note-taking is a powerful tool for design professionals who want to capture ideas and communicate them effectively. Known as sketchnoting or graphic rec…
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Hand-written notes or drawings can be a perfect visual supplement to any textual message which you put in your presentation.

This informative slideshow gives you tons of great examples and suggests ideas and methods how you can learn the visual note-taking.

Karen Loftus's curator insight, June 19, 5:12 PM

I'm green with envy at her skill!

Lia Goren's curator insight, June 21, 7:06 AM

Me encantó esta guía e inspiración para trabajar contenidos de manera conectada! Para aprender uno mismo y para contar a otros, para abrir espacios de conversación. 

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Create Flash slideshows the easy way

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A simple and easy slideshow maker which does not require registration. The only thing you need to do is to upload your images and choose transitions, then download the file for playback.

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SlideJar - Store and share slides and presentations online

SlideJar - Store and share slides and presentations online | Digital Presentations in Education |
The easiest way to upload, share, to search for a presentation or slide by slide is only using, the social slide sharing service for professionals, conferences and events.
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A new service for sharing PowerPoint presentations and searching for the slides made by other users.

Suitable for sharing student presentations, can be used for flipped classes.

Ed Bremner's curator insight, June 13, 3:17 AM

Never been absolutely happy with slideshare.  It does everything it should, but somehow doesn't 'shine'.  I wonder whether SlideJar will be any better.  It kind of looks better, but unless it can get some heavy support....quickly, I am not really sure it will catch on, but I wish it well

Joanna Marcotte's curator insight, June 13, 7:32 AM
I am going to use this next time I create a workshop.
Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, June 13, 9:29 AM

The easiest way to upload, share, to search for a presentation or slide by slide is only using, the social slide sharing service for professionals, conferences and events.

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Motionshows - Create Stunning Professional Video and Web Presentations in Minutes

Motionshows - Create Stunning Professional Video and Web Presentations in Minutes | Digital Presentations in Education |

Motionshows is an online-based SaaS based short video and web presentation tool that allows you to make fantastic multimedia video presentations and on the fly video webpage creation without any editing expertise. Transform any product, promotion or idea into a video slideshow masterpiece complete with special effects, music, text and natural voice then compliment it with an instant customized webpage and URL address to host your new video.

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A program that will make multimedia presentations if you add your images, text, music, voice, special effects to the video timeline.

Basic account (30 sec video) is free.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, June 9, 7:00 PM

Took less than 30 minutes to sign up, create a movie, and publish it to YouTube. A good prep before introducing iMovie to younger grades. Very simple to use. Perfect for Google Apps for Education.

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How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience

How to create a prezi that will blow away your audience | Digital Presentations in Education |
The folks at gtcreate know how to make a Prezi look awesome and blow audiences away becau...
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A must-read article for Prezi beginners. It is a step-by-step guide to creating a perfect prezi. Don't forget to read Part 2 after you've done Part 1.

Vince Hill's curator insight, June 8, 8:09 AM

Important for prezi users to think of creative ways to make them look better.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 8, 1:39 PM

Como crear un Prezi ? Parte 1

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, June 16, 8:14 PM

I love teaching Prezi to my students!  I can't wait to share these tips with them to create wonderful culminating projects!

Scooped by Baiba Svenca! - polls for Prezi - polls for Prezi | Digital Presentations in Education |
Give a voice to your audience with live polls and questions for Prezi. Set up your account in less than 1 minute and easily engage your audience.
Baiba Svenca's insight: is a great assistant when you present with Prezi. It lets you have instant audience interaction via real-time polls.

Basic account is free but your data are public and they are retained for 1 week, however, it is a useful application for classroom activities. also works with Google Glass and Eventbrite.

Ed Bremner's curator insight, June 5, 1:57 AM

Seems like Prezi just gets better and better.  Adding the ability to allow chat between people, whilst they edit.....  you can now give them polls and questions as well.  Just so cool.  Can't wait for the opportunity to try this out.   eib   

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 5, 10:34 AM

Great little addition for Prezi users to create polls right within Prezi. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 7, 9:27 PM

Excellent tool.  And it works without a Prezi presentation for an event that spans over a week.  Very cool.


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Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience

Prezi - How to rock a presentation when you can't see your audience | Digital Presentations in Education |
Giving a webinar or remote presentation? These tips will help you engage your audience even w...
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A few practical tips for giving a presentation at a webinar, flipped class or e-learning session using Prezi, and not only...

Mary Starry's curator insight, July 10, 1:15 PM

As more faculty move to the "flipped classroom" approach, incorporating these tips keeps the video presentations - whether done with or without Prezi - interesting for the audience.

Alfonso Gonzalez's curator insight, July 10, 3:01 PM

Good advice/ideas!

Elena Perrouin's curator insight, Today, 1:11 AM

In today's connected world we're more and more often brought to communicate "virtually", a few tips how to make it a bit more engaging

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WiPoint HD - Make HD video presentation & photo slideshow

WiPoint HD - Make HD video presentation & photo slideshow | Digital Presentations in Education |

Create HIGH DEFINITION professional video presentations with this feature rich video presentation creator. With WiPoint HD create, save and re-edit your presentations with ease. Add slides background from our selection or from your own photo library or camera. Add background music! Instantly share...

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Check out this presentation app for making slideshows, video presentations and tutorials while it is still free. For iPad users.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 5, 10:35 PM

I have not tried these tools but I intend to give them a try. They seem interesting.

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Swivl - deliver your presentations

Swivl - deliver your presentations | Digital Presentations in Education |

Swivl is a robotic mobile accessory, app and cloud hosting service that makes delivering presentations, lessons and lectures more dynamic and recording it on video easy. It helps you stand out, deliver content to people that missed it and improve skills.

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The most interesting and innovative part of Swivl service is the robot that helps you record your activities with the audience , e.g. your students, on your iPad. You may also use the cloud services by uploading your videos and viewing them in the usual way.

The basic account and iPad app are free.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 2, 9:05 AM

A cloud based mobile accessory for presentations. 

massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 9, 5:17 AM

Nice and Useful !!!

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Slatebox - Visualize Everything

Slatebox - Visualize Everything | Digital Presentations in Education |

Slatebox helps you draw and share ideas very easily on "slates" that kids love to use. You can spend less time telling them how to use Slatebox and more time conveying the idea because it's so straightforward.

You can give new students logins with PINs instead of email. Plus, you'll see everything they do in real-time. You'll be able to assign new slates as homework based on templates you produce, and manage all of their work from a single portal.

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Slatebox lets you create mind maps and infographics easily and without registration. If you want to work in a small team, register and invite collaborators (up to 3).

The tool is free and if you work on your own, you do not even need to register. Great for using with students as the tool does not require any previous experience.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 8:25 AM

I am really impressed with the possibilities in visual presentations. This is going far beyond your standard powerpoint.

Sonya Kew's curator insight, June 29, 1:28 PM

Simple to learn interface with quick and easy log in for students via pin.   Collaboration is always good.

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Make interactive presentations with polls in Swipe

Make interactive presentations with polls in Swipe | Digital Presentations in Education |
Swipe is the easiest way to create beautiful presentations on the web. Use any device to present, and share to anyone on any device live. And it's completely free!
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Swipe which is a tool for creating presentations, now has a polling feature that enables the audience to give real-time feedback during the presentation.

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, June 30, 5:34 AM

Presentazioni interattive in aula. La tecnologia pervade anche l'attività in aula.

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Twibfy - discover beautiful content

Twibfy - discover beautiful content | Digital Presentations in Education |
Twibfy is an inspirational platform where you can discover, share, submit and organize the content you love.
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Twibfy is a platform for sharing beautiful photos and videos. All the images are high-quality and inspirational, you can make your own collection from the photos displayed on the site, download them or upload your own images.

Lots of creative photos for your presentations!

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 27, 9:40 AM

Zeer inspirerend!

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Your Prezi Editor, more intuitive than ever

Your Prezi Editor, more intuitive than ever | Digital Presentations in Education |

We’re excited to tell you about some relatively small changes that we think will have a really big impact on how easily you use the Prezi Editor. You’ll notice these changes in your online and desktop editor over the next few weeks. All the tools you know and love are still there, but we’ve moved them around a bit to better fit with how you work.

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Prezi creators have made some changes / improvements to the tool which you will see when you start building your next presentation.

FilipeAlvesFerreira's curator insight, June 23, 12:51 AM

Producing googledepending 4G3W results

josé krijnsen's curator insight, June 23, 1:10 AM

some changes on the Prezi editor to make it even easier to create amazing presentations

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Embed a PowerPoint on your Website

Embed a PowerPoint on your Website | Digital Presentations in Education |
I am a big proponent of creating a "digital haversack" where your classroom website contains all of the resources both you as a teacher and your students would need. If I create a slideshow, I will...
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Alice Keeler gives a great tutorial on how to embed PowerPoint presentations on your website. This may be highly useful for class or subject websites or blogs.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, June 16, 3:25 PM

Fantastically useful tutorial

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 17, 4:04 AM

Insertar un PowerPoint en un sitio web.

Mfaculty's curator insight, June 18, 4:06 AM

Looking to add some pizazz to your site? How about  a PowerPoint?

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Flipagram - create videos on your phone

Flipagram - create videos on your phone | Digital Presentations in Education |
Bring Moments to Life! Create short video stories from your photos, set to music you love!

Create your Flipagram in 3 easy steps:
1. Select - Moments / photos from camera roll, albums, Facebook or Instagram.
2. Create - Sort Moments, Choose Title, Select Music and Set Timing
3. Share - #flipagram on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more.

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A video creation app for iOS and Android phones that uses your pictures, music or voice narrative to make a short video.

sara baruch's curator insight, June 13, 11:21 PM

יצירת סרטון וידאו באמצעות הנייד 

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, June 14, 2:00 AM

Creating Videos on your Phone. - Flipagram - 

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4 ways to use 3D backgrounds in Prezi

4 ways to use 3D backgrounds in Prezi | Digital Presentations in Education |

Meaghan Hendricks is a presentation designer at Prezi. She has designed prezis for a wide variety of purposes, from TED talks to Prezi tutorials to reinterpretations of classic fairy tales. You can find some of the prezis she’s made on her public Prezi profile.

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Another tutorial from Prezi about using 3D backgrounds in your presentations.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 12, 1:02 PM

Prezi párr Formato en 3D

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 16, 9:42 PM

Must try :)

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Haiku Deck - new free themes

Haiku Deck - new free themes | Digital Presentations in Education |

Haiku Deck themes keep your decks looking stylish and cohesive from beginning to end, with a professionally designed combination of font, image filter, and color palette for your charts and graphs.

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Check out six new free themes by Haiku Deck, available in both web app and iPad app.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, June 8, 1:37 AM

Haiku Deck on helppo tapa luoda visuaalisesti näyttäviä dioja. Kuvahakuominaisuus on mainio. Haiku on helppo käyttää, rajoituksena vain se, että formaatti on melko joustamaton. Muistiinpanodiojen tekemiseen en tätä käyttäisi, mutta virikedioihin, ideoiden esittelyyn, mihin tahansa, missä tärkeintä on luoda tunnelmaa.

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Slidebean Launches To Give Prezi A Run For Its Money

Slidebean Launches To Give Prezi A Run For Its Money | Digital Presentations in Education |
If you're looking for an easier way to turn the content in your head into a beautiful presentation, Slidebean has launched to give users presentation tools..
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This is a great Slidebean review that will help you understand how the tool works and whether you want to try it. You have nothing to lose - Slidebean is free!

Watch the video tutorial and learn how to work with the tool.

Link to Slidebean

RainboWillis's curator insight, June 5, 11:52 AM

Looks great, and making stuff is SUPER fast.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, June 16, 8:16 PM

I am always on the lookout for new programs to teach students.  This one looks like it could be next on my list.  Thanks!!

Roimata Baker's curator insight, June 30, 1:15 PM

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