Digital Presentations in Education
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5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations

5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
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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The post suggests 5 ways of using Google presentations for other purposes, not just presentations. Great ideas for education!

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 5, 2014 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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Google Drive Slides Get New Customization, Widescreen Features

Google Drive Slides Get New Customization, Widescreen Features | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Google on Wednesday added two nice features to Google Drive slides.
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Great news for Google Drive users! Now Google presentation slides have two new features - widescreen format and customizable master slides. The article makes it easy to learn how to use the new features.

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flea palmer's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:35 AM

Two new useful features - widescreen (although this can be resized if not appropriate) and customisable master slides.

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A Short Guide to Google Maps for Educators

A Short Guide to Google Maps for Educators | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"In the last month or so I have had a lot of requests to share my short guide to Google Maps for Educators. Since I originally published the guide a couple of things have changed in Google Maps. Therefore, I have updated the guide and I'm republishing it now."


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How to Use Google Fonts API in PowerPoint Presentations

How to Use Google Fonts API in PowerPoint Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Google Fonts API contains a repository of fonts that you can use in webpages, however you can also download these fonts to your computer and use it in MS PowerPoint or any other program. This can help to make awesome presentations using unique and modern open source fonts in your projects and PowerPoint presentations.

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Presentations in Google Docs

Presentations in Google Docs | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

You can create a presentation in Google Docs. If you know other slideware like PowerPoint or Keynote, you know Presentations in Google Docs. Unlike other slideware, you can create the presentation together at the same time. You can also present to others while you are on your computer, and they are elsewhere on their own computer.

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SlideShare app on Google+ Hangouts

SlideShare app on Google+ Hangouts | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Present slides live with multi-party real time video. Collaborate better by seeing all the hangout participants face to face...

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Google presentations tool now collaborative with discussions

Google presentations tool now collaborative with discussions | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Google just made its presentations tool much more collaborative thanks to a brand new discussions feature. This new version of Google Presentations was designed to make it easier ...
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Google Education Apps – Presentations

Google Education Apps – Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Google Education Apps has a powerful presentation tool included. Here is a link to more information about using this powerful tool effectively by Google.

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SlideGo Presentation for Google Chrome

SlideGo Presentation  for Google Chrome | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
The most complete presentation editor. Supports full animations & interactivity. Accessible, embeddable and downloadable.
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A fresh start for Google presentations

A fresh start for Google presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

In the new presentations, we’ve added many of your most requested features, including:
Transitions to move between slides with simple fades or spicier 3D effects, Animations to add emphasis or to make your slides more playful, New themes to create beautiful presentations with distinct visual styles, Drawings to build new designs, layouts, and flowcharts within a presentation...

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A fresh start for Google presentations

A fresh start for Google presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Today we’re rounding out the suite by previewing a new version of presentations with faster collaboration and more features.

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Google Presentation and Drawing Apps Add Image Cropping, Masks and Borders

Google Presentation and Drawing Apps Add Image Cropping, Masks and Borders | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
After cutting prices on storage for Google Drive and delivering new features on the Spreadsheet app (which are now available for everyone), Google has now turned its attention to the Presentation and Drawing apps. Since images are a big part of those, a new update brings simple image editing tools, like cropping, shape masking and…
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Great news for Google users! Now you can edit your images or drawings in Google presentations using shape masks, i.e. crop images in different shapes instead of just a rectangle. This feature will let you produce even more exciting stories.

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Paris Stephane's curator insight, March 29, 2014 1:10 PM

For my Director who said that cropping an image with Google apps is not possible like Microsoft Word or Excel....

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How To Present PowerPoint Presentations Using Google Hangouts

How To Present PowerPoint Presentations Using Google Hangouts | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Google Hangouts is one of the best platforms for video calls, conference meetings and even small scale webinars. But Google Hangouts is not just limited to video call functionality, as you can perform a wide range of tasks via Hangouts, including providing online support or presenting presentations. In this post we will show you how to present a PowerPoint presentation using Google Hangouts. You can also use the below mentioned method for presenting your ideas using other applications, be it via a PDF Presentation, Excel Spreadsheet or even a video (e.g. a video presentation).

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One of the options how you can present to your audience is using Google Hangouts. The post explains what has to be done to launch your presentation on GH. Very useful for small online conferences and webinars. This method can be successfully employed in flipped learning.

 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:26 PM

Useful for online webinars. Launch your presentations on Google Hangouts (collaborative toll, flipped learning purpouses too)

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Now we know how to present a PowerPoint presentation using Google Hangouts.

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Google Docs Presentation

Google Docs Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

"Google Presentation is a great tool for helping students construct knowledge about a topic as they create. Here is an interactive tutorial designed to demonstrate how to use some of the handy built in features."

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Screencasting Live On YouTube With Google+

http://www.PaulColligan.com Paul Colligan demonstrates how you can screencast LIVE on YouTube using Google Plus and the screen sharing feature in the Google.

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SlideRocket Launches With Google Drive

SlideRocket Launches With Google Drive | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

SlideRocket has launched integration with the newly released Google Drive. With this announcement Google and SlideRocket have introduced a new level of content viewing, editing and collaboration.

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Google+ Hangouts SlideShare App

Google+ Hangouts SlideShare App | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangouts are an ideal place for people to share experiences online just like they do in real life.
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SlideRocket for Google Apps EDU | Free for Students + Educators

SlideRocket for Google Apps EDU | Free for Students + Educators | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

All you need is a Google Apps Education Administrator account to get SlideRocket EDU for everyone at your educational institution.

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Build Vocabulary Cards with Google Presentation

Build Vocabulary Cards with Google Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Google Presentation offers some features that make it an attractive tool for a lesson in which students work collaboratively to construct knowledge about vocabulary by creating vocabulary cards.

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Tuesday’s Tool: Google Presentation

Tuesday’s Tool: Google Presentation | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Google Presentation has several great features that makes it an ideal collaborative tool...

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Slide Rocket EDU Launches in Google Apps

Slide Rocket EDU Launches in Google Apps | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Slide Rocket EDU is available as a free application through the Google Apps Marketplace. This means that when you add Slide Rocket EDU to your Google Apps for Education domain your staff and students will be able to log-in, create, and save their work using their Google Apps account.

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