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5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools

5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
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.

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:47 PM

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Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 2014 3:52 AM

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

becool's curator insight, August 21, 2014 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 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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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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@DebMillar24 's curator insight, April 1, 7:27 AM

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.

Bhushan THAPLIYAL's curator insight, March 15, 5:06 PM

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

Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 10:54 AM
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.

 
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Announcing the Release of the New Visme

Announcing the Release of the New Visme | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A powerful new version of Visme featuring a new text editor, audio recording, global color palette and hundreds of new infographic templates.
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Visme has been updated. Quoting its creators "...we can comfortably say the new Visme is easier to use and all around more refined".
Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.
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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 10:54 AM
Visme has been updated. Quoting its creators "...we can comfortably say the new Visme is easier to use and all around more refined".
Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.
Digitalent's curator insight, March 28, 5:02 AM
Visme has been updated. Quoting its creators "...we can comfortably say the new Visme is easier to use and all around more refined".
Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.
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Create and save a PowerPoint template

Create and save a PowerPoint template | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Create a reusable template by saving a PowerPoint file (.pptx or .ppt) as a PowerPoint template (.potx or .pot).
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Useful tutorial about how to create your own PowerPoint template. May be convenient if you want to create a series of PPT presentations.

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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 10:54 AM

Useful tutorial about how to create your own PowerPoint template. May be convenient if you want to create a series of PPT presentations.

Digitalent's curator insight, March 28, 5:03 AM

Useful tutorial about how to create your own PowerPoint template. May be convenient if you want to create a series of PPT presentations.

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11 Dos and Don'ts of Using Images in Presentations

11 Dos and Don'ts of Using Images in Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Many presenters are using images horribly in their presentations! Check out these 11 best and worst ways of using images in PowerPoint slides.
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Check out the examples of good and bad usage of images in your presentations. It will make you think about how you do it and teach you to do it better.

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M Bresson's curator insight, February 28, 6:15 AM

Des astuces pour améliorer l'usage des photos dans nos présentations.

Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 10:55 AM

Check out the examples of good and bad usage of images in your presentations. It will make you think about how you do it and teach you to do it better.

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Integrate Nearpod with Canvas

Integrate Nearpod with Canvas | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
No mobile devices in your classroom? No worries! You can enjoy Nearpod from any web browser :) Create, engage, and assess your students in every lesson!
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If you use both Nearpod and Canvas to create and deliver your presentations, here's a great news - now they have been joined in a friendly duo.

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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 10:56 AM

If you use both Nearpod and Canvas to create and deliver your presentations, here's a great news - now they have been joined in a friendly duo.

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How To Use Color Overlays With Photos

"How to use color overlays with photos?" is answered in this PowerPoint tutorial video. For more answers to your presentation design and public speaking questi…
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A great step-by-step video tutorial how to recolor your images in PowerPoint.

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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 10:57 AM

A great step-by-step video tutorial how to recolor your images in PowerPoint.

Marie Christine Masse's curator insight, March 30, 8:15 AM

A great step-by-step video tutorial how to recolor your images in PowerPoint.

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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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Marie Christine Masse's curator insight, March 30, 8:06 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.

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.

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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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Anabela Baptista's curator insight, March 19, 3:57 AM

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

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.

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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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5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Is PowerPoint a useful teaching tool? A few days ago on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint - Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he…
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Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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Marie Christine Masse's curator insight, March 30, 8:06 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 31, 9:32 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

Q Nguyen's curator insight, April 3, 7:39 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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15 Stunning Interactive and Animated Infographics

15 Stunning Interactive and Animated Infographics | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
A hand-picked list of animated and interactive infographics that incorporate innovative and impressive design elements, motion graphics and effects.
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If you want to make your presentations more attractive, include infographics. Or present infographics alone.


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Zoho Showtime - a Live Web Presentation Tool for Slideshows

Zoho Showtime - a Live Web Presentation Tool for Slideshows | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

If you do a lot of public speaking or presentations in front of people, Zoho Showtime could make your life (and job) easier.

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Showtime is a new app from Zoho for mobile devices. It enables interaction with the audience. You will also need to install a PowerPoint plugin. Apps and the plugin are all free.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, February 11, 3:28 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 18, 12:37 PM

This looks like a great app, but the PowerPoint plugin is only available for Windows. It isn't practical for my faculty until there is a Mac plugin. 

Kata's curator insight, March 22, 5:29 AM

Showtime is a new app from Zoho for mobile devices. It enables interaction with the audience. You will also need to install a PowerPoint plugin. Apps and the plugin are all free.

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How To Create Animated Gifs For PowerPoint and Keynote Presentations

How To Create Animated Gifs For PowerPoint and Keynote Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

How To Create Animated Gifs For PowerPoint and Keynote Presentations. If you want to produce GIFs for an upcoming presentation, you will be happy to know that GIFs are relatively easy to create. While there are a variety of ways to make GIFs, here are a few simple options that will help you create impressive GIFs quickly.

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If you want to add a GIF to your presentation, here is how you can do it.

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Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:38 PM

Do you want that X-factor to add some zing to your PowerPoint or Office Mix presentations? Gifs can do this for you.

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 16, 4:15 PM

Great tutorail!

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 22, 4:14 PM

Great tips on how to create an animated gifs, check it out.