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Acclaim - video platform for education

Acclaim - video platform for education | Digital Presentations in Education |
Acclaim facilitates constructive, educational discussions and feedback around video content.
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Acclaim helps you get your audience interact with your videos.

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:03 AM

This looks interesting but it would be useful to have a bit more information about it and a demo of how it works. I like the 'blackboard' style used in the video! 

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8 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive

8 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive | Digital Presentations in Education |

In a recent survey we conducted with the help of Harris Poll, almost half of the respondents admitted to doing something other than listening during a co-worker’s presentation—popular answers included sending a text message (28 percent), checking email (27 percent), and falling asleep (17 percent). To say the least, it can be difficult to hold an audience’s attention, let alone get your message across when presenting. By making your presentation more interactive, you can help...

Baiba Svenca's insight:

If you want your audience to pay attention, make them participate in the process. How? Just read the post.

Deborah Jones's curator insight, October 25, 2014 9:59 AM


Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 9, 2014 12:56 PM

A few tips to help get people more involved and engaged in your #presentations. Easy tips to implement.#education #teaching #training 

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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!

Baiba Svenca's insight:

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, 2014 1:58 AM

More power for Google Drive. Interaction and sharing


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Presentain - Activate your audience with interactive presentations

Presentain - Activate your audience with interactive presentations | Digital Presentations in Education |
Presentain helps speakers engage and grow their audiences. You use smartphone as a clicker and audience can connect to your presentation using their devices. They can ask you questions, participate in polls, send you follow-up requests, share your slides and more. While you present Presentain records your voice so when the presentation is over you can publish the slidecast (presentation slides with voice-over) and start growing your online audience.
Baiba Svenca's insight:

Presentain came into our lives more than a year ago and since then it has undergone noticeable changes. 
Presentain is a great service that ensures active audience participation. Read the summary above to learn what it can do. For the audience of students who use their smartphones in lectures or seminars, this is a perfect choice.

The start pack is free (5 presentations, 7 slidecasts, 3 polls).

David McQueen's curator insight, July 14, 2014 6:58 AM


Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:06 PM

New version of Presentain. This service helps for audience engagement. If students use their tablets or smartphones at lectures, is a really good choice. Initial free pack (5 presentations, 7 slidecasts, 3 polls).

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:11 AM

Could be useful

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TouchCast - add interactivity to your videos

TouchCast - add interactivity to your videos | Digital Presentations in Education |

TouchCast for Desktop brings powerful new features to video producers, including a more robust compositing engine, multi-camera support, video import, and Hot Spot creation.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

TouchCast is an amazing free tool for creating videos enhanced with bits and pieces from the web and enabling you to explore the additional information without stopping the playback. This can be done with the help of special video apps that let you insert extra content into your video, such as maps, Twitter feeds, photo galleries, newspaper articles, polls, etc.

TouchCast was first available for iPad and now it can also be used on your PC. 

Great possibilities for educational use!

Pierre Cyborgjeff Martin's curator insight, May 27, 2014 3:35 AM

A première, un concept intéressant pour dynamiser et rendre interactives des productions vidéos... A voir ce qu'il est réellement possible de faire avec une App iPad pour importer de bonnes séquences vidéo et éditer un produit efficacement.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 27, 2014 4:53 AM

A l'heure où les vidéos prennent de plus en plus de place dans le paysage "eLearning", voici un outil qui pourrait s'avérer intéressant. Merci Béa ;-)

MeeMetICT's curator insight, June 18, 2014 5:25 PM

wel even goed mee oefenen, maar is wel heel leuk.

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Interactive PowerPoints - Technology Integration

Interactive PowerPoints - Technology Integration | Digital Presentations in Education |
The purpose of this site is to help teachers integrate Web 2.0 technologies.
Baiba Svenca's insight:

I just came across this page which may be highly useful to the teachers. You can learn how to create a Tic Tac Toe Game, Connect 4 Game, Jeopardy Games, and Interactive Quiz Slides using PowerPoint. The site also gives you free templates for creating these games.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, March 14, 2014 5:44 AM

some easy and great ideas to jazz up powerpoints

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 20, 2014 10:55 AM

So excited to see Connect 4 ---- have used the actual game board for years!

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EverySlide - Interactive Presentations | Audience Response System

EverySlide - Interactive Presentations | Audience Response System | Digital Presentations in Education |

Create a presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote. Upload it to Start presentation.

Broadcast slides to participants' devices; ask questions, run polls, receive feedback.

Review results: get participant lists, email addresses and their answers as a spreadsheet or PDF.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

A great way to involve your audience using EverySlide. Use the service for uploading your presentation and broadcasting it to your listeners' devices. Collect and analyse feedback.

The teacher gets a free account, the student account costs $10 per year.

You may want to try the service with a free business account which allows you to upload 3 presentations and involve unregistered respondents.

tom jackson's curator insight, January 25, 2014 9:13 AM

very easy way to integrate student feedback into your side presentations.  Educator account is free

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, January 25, 2014 1:01 PM

I want to try this out!

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, January 25, 2014 1:04 PM

Leuk, interactieve PPT's

Suggested by Paolo Tosolini!

IntuiFace - Build More Than Presentations. Create Experiences.

IntuiFace - Build More Than Presentations. Create Experiences. | Digital Presentations in Education |
IntuiFace is the next generation of presentation programs. Build interactive experiences for multi-touch displays, remote gesture devices like Microsoft Kinect and Leap Motion,
Baiba Svenca's insight:

IntuiFace is an amazing innovative platform with multi-touch, gesture recognition features for creating interactive presentations. There are examples and tutorials to help you get started.

Incredible but there is a free version which lets you explore the software and see if it is right for you.


Thanks for the suggestion to Paolo Tosolini.

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NetClick - Instant student feedback

NetClick - Instant student feedback | Digital Presentations in Education |

With NetClick, you can make your existing slide content interactive.

Upload your presentation. Your slides will be synchronized on any connected students' mobile displays. Get instant, visual feedback on what part of a slide is confusing. Students can indicate exactly what part of diagrams, pictures or text they want to discuss — in an instant!

Baiba Svenca's insight:

NetClick enables you to make your presentations interactive which is perfect for getting student feedback instantly. This is extremely useful when you are explaining new things or demonstrating objects or textual content.


The service is free for teachers if students pay $5 per semester but there are some other licence options.

Todd Wright's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:24 AM

Looks like this might be worth checking out. Solid research beind the use and results.

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Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly

Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly | Digital Presentations in Education |

Prezentt is a web app that helps presenters to get a 1000% better interaction with their audience through a range of tools. Share your slides with your audience immediately, track questions and follow ups, save time and get much greater audience engagement.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

A great web app for sharing your presentations and interacting with your audience. Works on all devices.

Free account lets you deliver 4 presentations per year for free.

Roberta Bano's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:07 AM

beautiful presentations, also interactive

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, November 21, 2014 10:31 AM


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SOPRESO - Your presentation assistant

SOPRESO - Your presentation assistant | Digital Presentations in Education |
Capture your audience with SOPRESO, a presentation assistant software with polling, questions, and much more. Forget audience response systems, use SOPRESO.
Baiba Svenca's insight:

Sopreso software lets you engage your audience by sharing your slides, using polls and questions, and getting feedback. It works on all devices.

They offer you a 30-day trial to test the program.

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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.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

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, 2014 1:31 AM

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

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 1, 2014 10:33 PM

Looks interesting. 

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Comment Bubble - React to Video

Comment Bubble - React to Video | Digital Presentations in Education |

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Baiba Svenca's insight:

An awesome new tool for getting audience response to your video. You can customize the comment buttons and let the viewers show an instant reaction. They can also post video, audio or written comments straight in the browser. Interactive graph displays real-time color-coded responses from the audience.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, May 24, 2014 7:28 PM

Useful to give feedback to student´s video projects.

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 2014 11:58 AM

Live graphs for videos... useful tool...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, May 29, 2014 9:15 PM

I have a feeling that there will be many more video projects next year with the implementation of iPads. This is a great tool to use when commenting on a video. 

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Office Mix - mix your presentations

Office Mix - mix your presentations | Digital Presentations in Education |

Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson. We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation, write on slides as you talk to them, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like a screencast, but better. All you need is Office 2013 and the free Office Mix add-in.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

The new Microsoft PowerPoint add-in Office Mix is now available to everyone. It is going to raise your lessons to a new level, what with all the interactive elements you can add to your presentation and audience response possibilities.

The add-in works on Office 365 and PowerPoint 2013.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 15, 2014 8:32 AM

Looks interesting, but cannot test on my Mac!

Suggested by Alfredo Corell!

wireWAX - interactive video tool

wireWAX - interactive video tool | Digital Presentations in Education |

The world's first taggable video tool. Start adding tags to moving people and objects now.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

A cool free tool for adding interactive tags to your videos. Now you can load your video with additional information. Tags get attached to moving people and objects automatically, you just need to add your info.

Many thanks for the suggestion to Alfredo Corell.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 5, 2014 4:53 AM

...en dan wordt ik uitgelachen als ik het over tags voor de ELO heb...

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 2014 1:14 PM

Could be a useful way to augment any of your technical videos you might be obtaining.

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PresentersWall - Interactive voting for presentations and events

PresentersWall - Interactive voting for presentations and events | Digital Presentations in Education |
The PresentersWall is your interaction tool and gives the audience her voice back. Let your audience vote, rate, ask and react via their own smartphone, tablet or laptop. Our interactive wall is a combination of a voting system and a Twitterwall. In this way your audience can vote and respond on questions or statements to create an interactive discussion.
Baiba Svenca's insight:

A great tool for involving your audience in active participation in the event. Real-time responses let you interact with the participants.

It is a paid service but the fee for educational purposes is not given, so if you want to use the tool, you need to contact customer service.

poojarajput's curator insight, October 17, 2013 6:20 AM

juanjovilar's curator insight, October 18, 2013 5:17 AM

Magnífica forma de interactuar con cualquier audiencia a través de nuestros teléfonos, tabletas o portátiles.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:05 PM

Involve your audience into your presentation by using PresentersWall

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Zaption - Making Video Interactive

Zaption - Making Video Interactive | Digital Presentations in Education |

Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.

Baiba Svenca's insight:

Zaption is a promising new tool for "improving" videos which are going to be used with students. The teacher can add questions, quizzes, text, polls to the video and involve students in interactive learning experience.

You get a free 30-days trial period to explore the tool.

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:05 PM

The teacher can add questions, quizzes, text, polls to the video and involve students in interactive learning experience.

You get a free 30-days trial period to explore the tool.

Marisa Conde's curator insight, September 15, 2013 1:50 PM


Mary Starry's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Allows you to take a YouTube or other video and create an interactive lesson from it. Free for one month, but then over $600 a year if you want to use with up to 200 students.

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5 Ways to Make Your PowerPoints Interactive

5 Ways to Make Your PowerPoints Interactive | Digital Presentations in Education |
A great way to review new concepts is to create a Tic Tac Toe game slide in PowerPoint. In the example from a foreign language class to the right, images are used to represent new vocabulary.  However, this could be easily applied to other content areas as well: in a math class with formulas, in a history class historical figures or dates, in a science class with symbols from the periodic table...
Baiba Svenca's insight:

How can you use PowerPoint interactively? Create games and play them with students.

Tips for creating Tic Tac Toe, Connect4 or Jeopardy games. The site also offers free templates for these games.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:46 PM

Some great ideas for teaching Powerpoint.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 29, 2014 6:24 PM

This link provides some great ideas for creating interactive games into your classroom.