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SyncSpace - a drawing tool for iPad

SyncSpace - a drawing tool for iPad | Digital Presentations in Education |
SyncSpace for iPad provides a zoomable drawing space that can be shared in real time over the net, a sort of shared whiteboard.
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Presenting Tip #1 – Plan

Presenting Tip #1 – Plan | Digital Presentations in Education |
Ben Shearon, the Stretch presenting skills consultant, shares his advice on how to plan and prepare your presentation for The Stretch Presenting Skills Compe...
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A short series of video tips from Oxford University Press about making presentations. Tip #1 (starts in mid-video) - planning, tip #2 - practicing, tip #3 - delivering a presentation (links below this video).

I recommend watching it with students.

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How to make font transparent in PowerPoint

There are so many great, hidden (or at least not as known) functions in PowerPoint. Without even leaving PowerPoint you can add great effects to your slides. …
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A quick tutorial how to make fonts transparent on a PowerPoint slide.

Great for students, including beginners.

Patrick W.'s curator insight, October 12, 7:03 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, October 12, 1:35 PM

oh #hack your #slidedeck

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, October 12, 2:36 PM

Excelente tutorial para aprender a hacer transparentes las fuentes en powerpoint para crear efectos atractivos en las presentaciones.

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Handling Q & A in Your Presentation - 6 tips

Handling Q & A in Your Presentation - 6 tips | Digital Presentations in Education |
Here’s six tips to allow you to conquer the question and answer situation without breaking a sweat during your presentation.
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It is not enough if you prepare a brilliant presentation, you also have to do the question - answer part brilliantly to score the highest points for your work. The article gives you some valuable tips on how to do it.

Thanks for the suggestion to ImprovePresentation.

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Sway: reimagine how your ideas come to life

Sway: reimagine how your ideas come to life | Digital Presentations in Education |
Reimagine the way your ideas come to life. Office Sway lets you easily create an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas. Using the simple and intuitive Sway app, easily bring your content together from a variety of sources and use the built-in layout engine to craft a cohesive design that looks great on any screen.
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Sway, the new Microsoft Office app for creating web presentations, is now open for preview by invitations. Sign up here

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Silk – Publish your data online

Silk – Publish your data online | Digital Presentations in Education |

Tired of sending out the same old static PDFs, spreadsheets or links from Google Docs?
Use Silk to make a fully interactive site that engages users and encourages them to play with your data.

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Silk is a cool tool for publishing your data online and make them interactive. Upload images, tables, videos, maps, spreadsheets, and create visualizations that can be embedded on other sites. Silk lets you collaborate with others.

At present Silk account, either individual or team, is free.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, October 1, 1:31 AM

Silk - Present your KPIS and figures. Export the data from your spreadsheet automatically.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 1, 10:33 PM

Looks interesting. 

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Prezi Guide: The 5 Essentials To Stop Your Audience Feeling Sick

Prezi Guide: The 5 Essentials To Stop Your Audience Feeling Sick | Digital Presentations in Education |

Prezi is nothing if not divisive. Some people love it, some people hate it - I'm in neither of those camps. I find it very useful in some situations, but still use good old fashioned PowerPoint Slides for more than half the presentations I give. Prezi should be used for a reason.

Prezi is relatively new (it's been around since 2009), it's getting more
popular (there are around 40 million users now) and it's improving its
interface all the time. Some people accuse it of being style

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Great tips and tricks for using Prezi zooming feature.  It's no secret that the audience can get motion sickness if the presenter has overdone it with the zooming effect. How to avoid it? Read the post.

Tom Walton's comment, September 26, 9:01 AM
Absolutely excellent tips there!
Heinz Krettek's curator insight, September 27, 10:52 AM

Prezi sinnvoll einsetzen :-)(

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Crispy Presentations

Regardless of what industry you’re in - if you have to make a presentation, you might as well make it an awesome one. And creating an awesome presentation ta...

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Crispy Presentations YouTube channel each week offers you a series of 60 Sec. PowerPoint ProTip that focuses on small but important details in presentation design.

Crispy Presentations blog provides readers with expert advice, tips and how-tos

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Digital Presentations in Education |
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see
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Do you know what you can do with the good old PowerPoint? Perhaps you do. But maybe your students don't. This post by Kelly Walsh will remind you of the ways how to use PowerPoint for making better presentations.

Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 7:26 PM

Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser

Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser | Digital Presentations in Education |
Visme, the faster, more stable all around awesome version has arrived that allows everyone to create professional Presentations and infographics online.

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Good news for those who have been using Visme presentation creator. It has been updated and is better and more efficient than before with lots of improved features.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 13, 9:04 AM

always on the lookout for free and easy...great when you find out it's also good

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33 Steps to Great Presentations

33 Steps to Great Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education |
In 33 chapters, each of which you can read in three minutes or less, David Beckett shares his 20 years of experience, based on hundreds of presentations given to thousands of people.

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Download the free book that will give you tons of valuable tips for making and delivering better presentations.

Check out other publications below, they are all free of charge.

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Spundge - create and deliver

Spundge - create and deliver | Digital Presentations in Education |

Spundge is an end-to-end content platform for professionals that makes it easy to create, distribute, and monetize your content.

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Spundge is a cool new tool for creating visual presentations from the web or with your own content. Though it is aimed at business professionals , it can be used by teachers (aren't they professionals?) for creating educational presentations and for storytelling.

Spundge is free of charge.

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Päivi Palosaari-Aubry's curator insight, September 2, 5:23 AM

Learning & creativity - Visual presentation with storytelling.

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Narrable - show and tell your story

Narrable - show and tell your story | Digital Presentations in Education |

Narrable is an online storytelling platform for students to use their voices to tell stories about what they learn in class and experience in life.

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Narrable is launching a brand-new Narrable experience - quite literally rebuilt from the ground up. With its new design it will be easier to use both by students and teachers. Teachers will be able to create classes and give assignments. Narrable will also have a lesson plan section.

Presentations created before 1st September, 2014 will not be transferred to the new site but they will be available on the old site.

NKMS Tech's curator insight, September 16, 1:08 PM

An interesting idea for a short unit.

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Google Slides for iPad

Google Slides for iPad | Digital Presentations in Education |
Today Google finally delivered on their promise to release an iOS version of Google Slides. It is free, available in the App Store right now, and joins Docs, Sheets and Drive as part of Google's pr...

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iPad users can now create a Google presentation using the new app that has just been released. Read a short review of the app.

Link to the app

Gerald Carey's curator insight, August 29, 7:19 AM

Google slides for iPad.

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Loopster - Free Online Video Editor

Loopster  - Free Online Video Editor | Digital Presentations in Education |
Download Loopster iPhone/iPad video editing app to create social media, education, and professional presentation videos. Shoot, edit, carve, splice, add text comments, slow-motion effect, etc. with Loopster video editing app.
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Loopster lets you edit your videos on your PC as well as your iPad or iPhone. You can crop, rotate, zoom your video, add sound effects, music and text, insert video fragments etc.

Free plan with 3 GB of cloud storage.

camille's curator insight, October 12, 4:13 PM

video editor

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Digital Presentations in Education |

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 

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Wonderful and easy tools for creating infographics and presentations. Start using any of them for free, then go to a paid version if you wish.

Eliana's curator insight, October 13, 9:19 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 12:56 AM

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, Today, 9:27 AM

Getting students to create infographics and using them ourselves to present information are more than justifiable reasons for these kind of tools

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Pear Deck for presentation and interaction

Pear Deck for presentation and interaction | Digital Presentations in Education |

Plan and build interactive presentation deck directly from your Google Drive.

Launch a live, interactive session on the projector.

Every Single Learner joins the live session on his or her device and participates. It’s fun, easy, and engaging!

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Using Pear Deck, design your presentations and engage your students in interactive learning. Works with Google Drive. There are free and paid versions.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 9, 1:58 AM

More power for Google Drive. Interaction and sharing


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Creative ways of using Google Presentations (2014 Edition)

Are you looking to create amazing presentations? Are you a Google Apps for Education School and you are interested in expanding what GAFE can do? Check out th…

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 2, 4:23 AM

I plan to use this in my Computer Literacy Class

gwynethjones's curator insight, October 5, 11:42 AM

nicely done!

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5 Fresh PowerPoint Alternatives

5 Fresh PowerPoint Alternatives | Digital Presentations in Education |

PowerPoint. Everyone’s used it, everyone’s heard of it, and a lot of people are pretty tired of it. Have you found yourself seeking an exciting new angle to approach your presentations from? If so, try these five fresh PowerPoint alternatives on for size.

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Here are some surprising suggestions how you can present without using PowerPoint unless you need it to back you up.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 8:38 AM
PowerPoint Alternative #1: Printed HandoutsPowerPoint Alternative #2: Flip-Boards / WhiteboardsPowerPoint Alternative #3: No SlidesPowerPoint Alternative #4: Mind MapsPowerPoint Alternative #5: Haiku Deck
Don Karp's curator insight, October 3, 5:06 PM

Something to consider.

Susan C. Freeman's curator insight, October 16, 3:42 PM

For those who fear death by PowerPoint (of whom I am  not).


A GREAT PowerPoint is compelling, entertaining and memorable!

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Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker

Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker | Digital Presentations in Education |
FLIP HTML5 is a Interactive html5 digital publishing platform that makes it easy to create interactive digital publications, including magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Create HTML5 flipbook from PDF to view on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

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Create and share your presentation as a digital book!

HTML5 Flip Book Maker is a great service for digital publishing. Works on Windows and Mac, on all browsers. For a simple flip book use the online tool, to create richer multimedia publications download the program to your PC.

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 22, 1:43 PM

Always fun and useful for the creative author in each of us.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, September 22, 6:07 PM

Another visual content idea. 

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, September 23, 3:34 AM

Free HTML5 Flip Book Maker. 

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40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide

40 Ways to Screw Up a PowerPoint Slide | Digital Presentations in Education |
Bad PowerPoint design may be just as detrimental to your presentation as smelling like a horse. When you have poorly designed slides, a few things happen: your professionalism is questioned (because you essentially tell the people looking at your PowerPoint that you don't know how to create professional work); your audience members get distracted as they toggle between looking at your bad design and listen to what you're actually saying (and, in the end, they don't really ingest either); and you

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A fantastic visual of the most common PowerPoint mistakes - everything you should not do when creating a PowerPoint presentation, displayed in a wise and witty way. Excellent resource for discussing with students.

Angie Grace's curator insight, September 19, 3:34 PM

Make better PowerPoints by following these tips.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 19, 11:28 PM

very cool graphic. Helping us to stay in line!

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Presentations Made Easy with Tackk

Presentations Made Easy with Tackk | Digital Presentations in Education |
How many times have you sat through a presentation that was just one, boring PowerPoint slide after another? Better yet, how many times have you gotten motion sickness from a Prezi? Instead of going with the norm, try Tackk as a simple tool that...

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Just wanted to remind you about this excellent web presentation creator Tackk.

The post will help the newcomers see what they can do with Tackk and the existing users can refresh their knowledge about working with the tool.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 14, 12:21 AM

i like tackk

Plan3t_t3ch's curator insight, September 14, 7:38 AM

A great glogster like tool for High School.

Maria Serrano Correia's curator insight, September 14, 12:45 PM

tool to make presentations

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Creedoo - let's move to presentation 2.0

Creedoo - let's move to presentation 2.0 | Digital Presentations in Education |

Creedoo is new presentation software that enables users to easily create eye-catching presentations that are responsive to audience interaction. Creedoo brings you new unique set of features such as the ability to receive and react on audience response during presentations, split presentations to alternative flows when presenting and more.

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Creedoo, the new presentation software which has just been released in Beta version is inviting you to register for subscription.

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How youngsters are using PowerPoint to have it their way

How youngsters are using PowerPoint to have it their way | Digital Presentations in Education |

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An interesting post about the ways teenagers use PowerPoint to express themselves. Teachers may steal some ideas for classroom presentations.

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | Digital Presentations in Education |
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

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A great list of tools that help to create visual content.

Thanks to Payman Taei for the suggestion.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 27, 1:42 PM

Good selection

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Glogster iPad App [Official Video]

Glogster is a fully immersive and interactive learning platform. Our all-new companion iPad app lets you create, browse and share glogs on the go, and access a rich…

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Glogster iPad app will be available from September 2014.

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