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Prezi Design Strategies

Can we apply concepts used in video production to Prezi design? Let's find out! In this Prezi I pull terms from Bruce Block's book The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and New Media. Let me know what you think.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

Awesome prezi design tips concerning such details as space, line, shape, tone, color, movement, rhythm. Especially suitable for beginners including students.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:11 AM

Must share with 7th grade students working on a Prezi project

David Donat's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:32 PM

Els prezi vistos des de dins.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:45 AM

Prezi is an amazing tool for clearning student thinking

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The Official Launch of ExamTime

The Official Launch of ExamTime | Digital Presentations in Education |
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.

Louis Levy's curator insight, August 21, 8:41 AM

Voir l'analyse sur e site du logiciel.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 21, 10:45 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, 10:47 AM

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

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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 |
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.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 18, 6:15 AM

presentations - getting it right

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 3:29 PM

What type of presentations are we using?

Tim Brook's curator insight, August 22, 6:18 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 |
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.
Baiba Svenca's insight:

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 |

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.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 16, 11:25 AM

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


Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 2:15 PM

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

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Haiku Deck Accounts for Education

Haiku Deck Accounts for Education | Digital Presentations in Education |
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.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 11, 6:40 AM

LMS Haiku individual and shared accounts

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, August 12, 11:28 AM

Haiku Deck gets even better! Give it a try!

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Office Mix: Intro

Office Mix: Intro | Digital Presentations in Education |
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!
Baiba Svenca's insight:

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

Training in Business's curator insight, August 7, 3:24 AM

Office Mix: Intro 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 11:34 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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How to make smoother slide transitions in Keynote

How to make smoother slide transitions in Keynote | Digital Presentations in Education |
Too often, we still think of presentations as one-slide-after-another. But Joe Kissell has some tips for making them practically seamless and cinematic.
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For Mac users, some useful tips for creating better slides.

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Digital Vaults - explore and create

Digital Vaults - explore and create | Digital Presentations in Education |

Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

The National Archives offer a very interesting tool for students who study American history. They can create a poster or a movie based on thousands of files that can be found in the Digital Vaults. The final product can be shared digitally or printed.

Great for history projects or presentations.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 30, 7:28 AM

I can't help thinking how great of a resource this wIll be for my students to use to create a Glogster poster On the American Revolution.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 30, 1:43 PM

Wel Flash nodig, dus niet geschikt voor op de iPad

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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint | Digital Presentations in Education |
You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?

Baiba Svenca's insight:

This is an awesome tutorial how to make an ebook using PowerPoint. Perfect for students and teachers!

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 11:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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The First Glimpse of the Glogster EDU iPad App

The First Glimpse of the Glogster EDU iPad App | Digital Presentations in Education |
Our long-awaited app is in the final stages of beta testing, and the release date is approaching quickly. The Glogster team is hard at work ensuring that all our great new features are available to...
Baiba Svenca's insight:

You may know that is going to retire but we can all continue/start using for creating amazing multimedia posters/ presentations/ glogs.

They are releasing an iPad app that for many people will replace the old browser tool.

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Presentation Next app for Windows

Presentation Next app for Windows | Digital Presentations in Education |

Presentation Next enables you to create lifelike, jaw dropping presentations, data visualizations and drawings that are identically viewable by your Windows, iPad, Android, Linux, and Mac friends. It is easily the world’s most fun, yet professional HTML5 presentation maker.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

Great presentation app for Windows 8, now free to use. The app lets you create cinematic posters, linear slide-based presentations or cinematic pan and zoom presentations.

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PowerPoint pro tips: Exporting to other formats

PowerPoint pro tips: Exporting to other formats | Digital Presentations in Education |
It's a multi-platform world. Learn how the versatile Export tool can make your presentation readable on any kind of device.
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Learn how to use PowerPoint 2013 Export tool to convert your presentations to other formats like PDF, video, RTF or Word documents.

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Prezi - Mastering the Prezi zoom

Prezi - Mastering the Prezi zoom | Digital Presentations in Education |

As cool as it is, there is such a thing as too much Prezi zoom. If you’ve ever sat through a presentation that felt more like a rollercoaster ride than a speech, you know what we mean. That 180º flip may feel from the stage, but you don’t want to send your audience running for motion sickness bags...

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Zooming feature is what makes Prezi different from many other presentation tools. But do you know how to use it properly? Here's a post that is going to help you.

John Rudkin's curator insight, July 28, 4:01 AM

Great series of Prezi tutorials

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 8:36 AM

Prezit ilman huimausta, jess!

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, August 12, 11:37 AM

As one who gets motion sick at some Prezis, as well as the intro roller coaster intro at the movie theater, this is great :}

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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.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 19, 12:16 AM

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 |
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.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 18, 2:22 AM

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 |
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!
Baiba Svenca's insight:

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.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 18, 2:19 AM

Back before the digital age it was Dale Carnegie and Toastmasters.  While those are both still very valuable resources, the digital environment adds a slightly different nuance to it.  That's why I think this compilation of resources is valuable.

Barbara Hartzler's curator insight, August 18, 3:23 PM

For future reference. :)

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, August 19, 12:22 AM

Good and exhaustive ressources, many things to look at.

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Our Favorite Presentation Resources

Our Favorite Presentation Resources | Digital Presentations in Education |
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.

M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, August 15, 11:02 AM

Great list!

Claudie Graner's curator insight, August 17, 7:26 AM

TEDtalk and Slideshare top the list...

Yossi Elran's curator insight, August 18, 2:56 PM

Really good presentation tips here...

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DraftPlus app for creating presentations

DraftPlus app for creating presentations | Digital Presentations in Education |

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!

Baiba Svenca's insight:

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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5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations

5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education |
If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with …

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Baiba Svenca's insight:

The post suggests 5 ways of using Google presentations for other purposes, not just presentations. Great ideas for education!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 5, 3:27 PM
Sometimes, the unexpected uses of a given tool are more useful than the expected one. Some ways to use google presentations, other than presentations:
  • Visual Note/Flash Cards
  • Visually Outline a Project
  • Create Visual Prompts & Virtual Discussion
  • Create a Repository of Images with Citation
  • Digital WorkBooks
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Haiku Deck App Mashup: Canva

Haiku Deck App Mashup: Canva | Digital Presentations in Education |

Have you ever wanted to put multiple photos on one slide, or use really creative, design-heavy slides in your Haiku Decks? Maybe you’d like to build some flowcharts, use icons to illustrate your ideas, or apply interesting and colorful filters to your background photos. If any of the above sounds intriguing to you, read on — we’re about to show you how.

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Haiku Deck is now integrated with Canva. As a result, you get a great two-in-one tool for even better presentations. How to use Canva with Haiku Deck is described in the article.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 31, 4:01 AM

Handig, die combinatie!

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Level up your presentation design by @orsnemes

10 quick and easy design hacks to turn your next PowerPoint into an eyecandy.
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Beautifully designed slide presentation with 10 cool tips for your next visual project.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 17, 5:43 PM

Excelentes recomendaciones para mejorar nuestras presentaciones.

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | Digital Presentations in Education | is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.
Baiba Svenca's insight:

Animaker lets you create a video using their library with thousands of pre-animated assets which can be modified according to your taste and needs. Your videos are saved in the cloud and can be shared anywhere.

The app is free, accessed via invitations at present.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 12, 12:06 PM

Looks quite impressive. In beta currently, but worth keeping an eye on.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 9:01 AM

add your insight...

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 13, 2:53 PM

Σε beta έκδοση, δωρεάν με εγγραφή...

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Slide Captain - create and present your ideas

Slide Captain - create and present your ideas | Digital Presentations in Education |
SlideCaptain empowers you to create and share stylish online presentations.
Insert nearly any web content. Show your work wherever you are and impress
your audience. Fully responsive with touch device support.
Baiba Svenca's insight:

Slide Captain is a new service for creating multimedia presentations. It runs in your browser, works on all devices, presentations can be embedded on your website or exported as ZIP or PDF files.

At present the service  is free of charge.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 29, 11:57 PM

Interesting new slide presentation tool.

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5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools

5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools | Digital Presentations in Education |
Tired of the same-old presentations? These five free tools can help you add visual oomph to your PowerPoint slides.
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See if you know these five great and free design tools that can help you enhance your PowerPoint presentations.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 2:47 PM


Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 3:52 AM

Because a good idea will go to waste if you can't present it right. 

becool's curator insight, August 21, 7:51 AM
Voor wie nog graag ppt presentaties maakt, kan dit een manier zijn om er meer variatie in te integreren. Leve Prezi :)
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10 tips for better slide decks | TED Blog

10 tips for better slide decks | TED Blog | Digital Presentations in Education |
Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips.
Baiba Svenca's insight:

The article gives some excellent tips and techniques for creating great slides using Keynote or PowerPoint.

Glenn Cross's curator insight, July 21, 9:24 AM

Try this for size

Rebekah Lee's curator insight, July 30, 2:26 AM

"Think about your slides last... Think about your main message, structure its supporting points, practice it and time it—and then start thinking about your slides."