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Free Graphic Design Software – DrawPlus

Free Graphic Design Software – DrawPlus | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
When you want to add artistic effects or drawings to your website or printed material, try Serif’s free drawing and graphics software. It’s free to download and you don’t need any artistic background or design experience.
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Great software for drawing vector illustrations for your web presentations. It will help you design your slides by adding personalised drawings.

DrawPlus support and tutorials http://www.serif.com/Support/ProductHelp/DrawPlus/

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Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:32 PM

Acabo de encontrarme con esta herramienta, habría que descargarla y probarla.

Shanika Journey's curator insight, April 12, 2013 12:27 PM

A good alternative for anyone who doesn't own Photoshop, Illustrator, or Painter to create custom pics and graphics for your projects.


Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:05 PM

I've quickly looked it over and it's easy to use with good features for a free graphics tool.

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VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations

VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
VoiceThread is an excellent online tool that promotes meaningful conversation through the use of visual prompts such as video clips, images, graphs, and more. This article gives step-by-step instructions to help educators create VoiceThreads that will engage students and stimulate thoughtful dialogue and collaboration.
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Melanie Cole's curator insight, May 27, 10:37 PM

Another tool that is just a bit more exciting than the standard PowerPoint presentation.

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Using Laser Pointers for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Using Laser Pointers for Effective PowerPoint Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Do laser pointers help you when presenting? Here're a few tips to consider to deliver more effective PowerPoint presentations with the help of this tool.
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Shutterstock teams up with Microsoft to beautify PowerPoint presentations

Shutterstock teams up with Microsoft to beautify PowerPoint presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

PowerPoint presentations are generally pretty boring, so it takes really good design to make them stand out. Shutterstock wants to help with its new plug i

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The 7 Best Tools to Present & Share Your PDF Files Online

The 7 Best Tools to Present & Share Your PDF Files Online | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
PowerPoint is seen to be boring. Presenting with PDF files can be a quicker and easier alternative. Here are seven selected tools to present & share your PDF files online.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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I'd add http://slideonline.com to the list
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Presentation Design 101

Presentation Design 101 | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
All you need to know to get started creating your own fantastic presentations!

If you’ve ever had to present to a group of people, you know how intimidating it can be. You know things can go wrong. Your voice can give out, your laptop can fail, and your left leg can shake uncontrollably.

These things can just… happen. But what shouldn’t happen is this...

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Excellent resource with lots and lots of illustrations about presentation design. Beautiful fonts, images, layouts + templates for your own presentations.

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Haiku Deck 4.0 - Easily Create, Edit, Share Presentations on iPhone

Haiku Deck 4.0 - Easily Create, Edit, Share Presentations on iPhone | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Haiku Deck makes it fast and easy to create, edit, & share beautiful iPhone presentations and slideshows on iPhone, iPad, or Web. No design skills required.
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Great news from Haiku Deck! Now you can create presentations on your iPhone or iPad with the new free app. Download it here https://goo.gl/Ed20PX

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How to Nail Your Next Presentation

How to Nail Your Next Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Download How to Nail Your Next Presentation and start building skills that will transform the way you deliver your message in-person.
Containing advice from leading public speaking professionals, each chapter is crammed full of advice that’s guaranteed to help you conquer fear, build confidence, and ultimately help you to nail your next presentation, speech or pitch.

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Free e-book with tips on how to deliver a presentation in public. May be useful to everyone who has not mastered this skill yet.

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7 Presentation Tips You Can Learn from World Leaders

Learn some simple rules of successful presentations. perhaps it’s not as easy as that, but certainly we can do better by following these 7 presentation tips.
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Great slide presentation which can be used with students not only as a presentation example but also to talk about great historical figures.

Thanks for the suggestion to SketchBubble.

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Jim Price's curator insight, April 13, 1:58 PM
'Simple rules' for effective presentations - making the complex simple perhaps?! (PS - I've just published something which recommends 7 'simple rules' too ... perhaps '7' is the new '3'...?)
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Presentation Design: 15 Ways to Deliver the Perfect Message

Presentation Design: 15 Ways to Deliver the Perfect Message | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Keep your audience engaged with these simple presentation tips and tricks.
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15 tips on how to design an attractive and powerful presentation, from beginning to end.

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Authentis Formations's curator insight, April 7, 3:54 AM
Modernisez vos Power point
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 11, 11:56 AM
Une présentation bien faite n'est pas facile.
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Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint

Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
This article will guide you step-by-step how to create the split image effect. Breaking an image into multiple pieces gives a unique visual look to design.
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Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, April 3, 6:45 AM

Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

Debbie Pop's curator insight, April 4, 2:50 PM

Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

Ricardo Serrano's curator insight, April 4, 6:47 PM

Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

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​How to Use Multimedia Presentations in the Classroom

​How to Use Multimedia Presentations in the Classroom | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A teacher explains why multimedia presentations and digital tools like Visme are indispensable in the classroom.
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Visme blog is one of my favorite sources of articles, tutorials and tips on creating presentations. The current article focuses on school presentations giving lots of useful tips and ideas.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 30, 8:19 PM

Visme blog is one of my favorite sources of articles, tutorials and tips on creating presentations. The current article focuses on school presentations giving lots of useful tips and ideas.

 

and if Visme is a favorite of Baiba... then... is terribly good!!!

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 7:38 AM

Visme blog is one of my favorite sources of articles, tutorials and tips on creating presentations. The current article focuses on school presentations giving lots of useful tips and ideas.

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 9:21 PM

This resource will help you create multimedia presentations and other digital tools for your classrom presentations. These tools can help you present your research findings in ways that your audience will be drawn to.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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emaze to the Rescue!

emaze to the Rescue! | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Have a huge presentation assignment coming up?   It’s time to unleash the emaze! With emaze it’s really easy to create gorgeous presentations in minutes! So gorgeous it will look like you spent the entire semester on it! Shhhh, don’t worry! Your secret is safe with us! Want to see what we mean? Check out …
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Some great examples of how students can use Emaze for creating presentations.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, March 19, 4:22 AM

Some great examples of how students can use Emaze for creating presentations.

Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 11:00 AM

Some great examples of how students can use Emaze for creating presentations.

Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 9:23 PM

Want to create an amazing presentation to WOW your audience? Let emaze help you...

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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Add Video to Haiku Deck

Add Video to Haiku Deck | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Haiku Deck lets you search for and embed YouTube video, making it faster and easier than ever before to create dynamic and creative multimedia presentations
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News from Haiku Deck - pro users can now embed videos on their slides. Read how to do it on their blog.

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GIT-JLG's curator insight, March 19, 5:06 AM

News from Haiku Deck - pro users can now embed videos on their slides. Read how to do it on their blog.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, March 21, 5:35 AM

News from Haiku Deck - pro users can now embed videos on their slides. Read how to do it on their blog.

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, March 24, 9:27 AM

News from Haiku Deck - pro users can now embed videos on their slides. Read how to do it on their blog.

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Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck

Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
How literary devices -- the tools we use to tell stories -- can help you find the best images for your presentation deck.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 27, 7:25 AM
Some inspirational tips for presos.
GwynethJones's curator insight, May 27, 7:52 AM

You don't need fancy, you need clean & graphic!

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 27, 8:55 AM
Thoughtful article to help you think outside the box with your images and style of presentation.
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Making the Most of Your Presentation with Piktochart

Making the Most of Your Presentation with Piktochart | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Piktochart isn't only for infographics! We've also got a presentation tool with templates and designs for making your presentation shine. Check it out!

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7 Ways You Can Emphasize an Important Point During Your Presentation

7 Ways You Can Emphasize an Important Point During Your Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Making points in the spoken word is a bit more challenging. How can you really emphasize a piece of information so your audience will pay attention?
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Present PDF presentations online - beamium.com

Present PDF presentations online - beamium.com | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Beamium makes presenting online PDF files easy. Two clicks and your documents can be in front of thousands on all devices.
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Present from browser to browser on the devices of your audience.

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10 more PowerPoint tips for teachers

10 more PowerPoint tips for teachers | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Although this is a follow up post to 10 PowerPoint tips for teachers, I prefer to think of it as 10 things I wish someone had told me about PowerPoint. Every teacher has their own opinion about the effectiveness of using PowerPoint in the classroom. My opinion has always been that PowerPoint is a tool, a tool…
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Fantastic tips for teachers who often use PowerPoint. So many cool little things to freshen up your presentations!

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Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, May 2, 11:28 PM

Excellent ideas and tips.

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Some great tips here that I haven't seen in other blog posts. 
 
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CaptureCast Chrome: Google Chrome Screen and web camera recording app

CaptureCast Chrome: Google Chrome Screen and web camera recording app | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Simple screen recording app for Google Chrome.
Record your screen & webcam in full motion HD video.
Create recordings for flipped learning or lectures.

 

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Google Chrome extension for recording screencasts, aimed at educators and students. Upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo and share them.

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PowerPoint Versus Visme: Which One Is Right For You?

PowerPoint Versus Visme: Which One Is Right For You? | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A side-by-side comparison of PowerPoint and Visme, an online presentation and infographic tool.
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PowerPoint and Visme compared. Makes it easy to see which tool will be yours.

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10 Reasons People Prefer PowerPoint Over Prezi

10 Reasons People Prefer PowerPoint Over Prezi | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Do people not like Prezi anymore? Or do they simply like PowerPoint better? Discover 10 shocking reasons many people prefer PowerPoint over Prezi
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An interesting comparison of Powerpoint and Prezi.

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PowerPoint 'Kill Switch' Shuts Down Poor Presentations - ParticiPoll

PowerPoint 'Kill Switch' Shuts Down Poor Presentations - ParticiPoll | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Audience polling system provider ParticiPoll.com has launched a new ‘Kill Switch’ which allows audience members to instantly suspend poor PowerPoint presentations by majority vote. (Strictly embargoed until after midnight, 31st March 2016) The Kill Switch will be rolled out in April as an additional feature to ParticiPoll’s existing audience voting system, popular with healthcare, life …
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Interesting but "dangerous" feature will be added to ParticiPoll app in April. Audience will be able to make a bad presentation stop by vote. What is the presenter going to do in this situation?

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How to Create an Animated Presentation

How to Create an Animated Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A quick step-by-step tutorial on how to make an animated presentation right in your browser with Visme.
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Animations in your presentation, if used in moderation, help to capture the attention of your audience and make presentations more lively.

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Animations in your presentation, if used in moderation, help to capture the attention of your audience and make presentations more lively.

Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales's curator insight, April 2, 7:31 AM

Animations in your presentation, if used in moderation, help to capture the attention of your audience and make presentations more lively.

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 7:36 AM

Animations in your presentation, if used in moderation, help to capture the attention of your audience and make presentations more lively.

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5 Free Presentation Icon Sets You Need to Download Today

5 Free Presentation Icon Sets You Need to Download Today | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Enhance your PowerPoint presentations by downloading these 5 free icons sets. These free presentation icons will make your presentations look sleek and modern
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Icons are small but indispensable elements of your slide appearance. Check out the numerous fresh icons available on the net. Some are paid but most of them are free.

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Татьяна Слесаренко's curator insight, March 29, 4:32 PM

Icons are small but indispensable elements of your slide appearance. Check out the numerous fresh icons available on the net. Some are paid but most of them are free.

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 7:38 AM

Icons are small but indispensable elements of your slide appearance. Check out the numerous fresh icons available on the net. Some are paid but most of them are free.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 4, 3:39 AM

Icons are small but indispensable elements of your slide appearance. Check out the numerous fresh icons available on the net. Some are paid but most of them are free.

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Adobe Voice Makes Basic Multimedia Presentations Accessable To All Ages

Adobe Voice Makes Basic Multimedia Presentations Accessable To All Ages | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

I can’t believe I have not reviewed this app already. It is one of my goto apps and all time favorites. Adobe Voice is a dead simple media creation app that lets student...

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This is a nice article sharing experience of using Adobe Voice with students.

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Javier Sánchez Bolado's curator insight, March 15, 4:55 PM

This is a nice article sharing experience of using Adobe Voice with students.

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This is a nice article sharing experience of using Adobe Voice with students.

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This is a nice article sharing experience of using Adobe Voice with students.

This is a nice article sharing experience of using Adobe Voice with students.