Digital Presentations in Education
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Everything for and about presentations - online tools, apps, tips and tutorials, slide design, etc.
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7 Awesome Pattern Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them in PowerPoint

7 Awesome Pattern Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them in PowerPoint | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Free pattern backgrounds that you can create yourself in PowerPoint. Use geometric pattern background and abstract pattern backgrounds for amazing designs!
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Enhance your slides with attractive backgrounds. Some good examples here.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 1, 2:40 PM
Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to create patterned backgrounds. 
 
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 1, 11:53 PM
Some simple ideas
Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, June 4, 5:30 AM

Enhance your slides with attractive backgrounds. Some good examples here.

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Quick Slides by Mentimeter

Quick Slides by Mentimeter | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Quick Slides are a simple, beautiful and powerful way to add text and images to complement your regular Mentimeter questions, with one twist - your audience can interact and engage with your slides. No matter if you are presenting

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2 Minute Slide Challenge: From Boring Bullet Points to Stunning Designs!

2 Minute Slide Challenge: From Boring Bullet Points to Stunning Designs! | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Bullet Points is just pure laziness. Lists are not meant for a slide. 2 minutes are all you need to transform a list to a creative slide!
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Once again about bullet points. The examples are aimed at business but some great ideas applicable to any sphere.

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, July 23, 2016 12:45 PM
Caution: Templates aren't free but the creative ideas it may spark in you are. So take from it what you will. 
Alex's curator insight, August 1, 2016 10:49 PM
No one wants to read your boring bullet points. Love this 2 minute challenge!
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 2016 10:43 AM

More presentation tips - getting rid of bullet points...

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21 Tips for Creating a Boring Presentation

Anyone can create a great presentation, but it takes a certain set of skills and determination to create a presentation that is painful to watch. Enjoy these 2…
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Great tips on how NOT to make a presentation. Students may love this as  the slides are eye-catching and their message is clear.

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How to Group in PowerPoint

How to Group in PowerPoint | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Grouping allows you to make two or more PowerPoint objects into a single ‘grouped’ object that you can more easily move around and manage on your slide.

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Those who have tried using lots of objects (images, clipart, graphics) in their PowerPoint presentations and discovered they all seemed scattered around, may not have known the "art" of grouping the objects so that they can't move.

A valuable lesson for presentation makers by Nuts & Bolts Speed Training gurus.

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Louis Levy's curator insight, June 28, 2015 11:16 AM

Des astuces utiles.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, July 1, 2015 1:35 PM
GREAT TIPS  Grouping in PowerPoint "The Ultimate Guide" Taking You From Beginner To Advanced In No Time
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SlideSource.com - powerful slide and presentation organization

SlideSource.com - powerful slide and presentation organization | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Simplify Your PowerPointTM
Slide and Presentation Management

Organize, collaboratively develop and share your presentations from one secure online library anytime, anywhere.

With SlideSource.com you can organize, collaborate and share your slides and presentations from one secure library - anytime, anywhere
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SlideSource is the new home for your PowerPoint presentations. You can upload them to SlideSource, organize, edit, collaborate and share them online, and access them any time.

Basic account for 2 users and 200 slides is free.

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5 Presentation Design Trends for 2015

5 Presentation Design Trends for 2015 | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Presentation Design Tips | Similar to websites, presentation design trends change over time. Follow these 5 presentation design trends and wow your audience!
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Learn what slide design trends are now popular. Lots of links to useful resource pages.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 9, 2015 7:45 PM

If you are looking for ways to update your PowerPoint presentations -- or any kind of collateral material that tells your story -- here is a post about the latest design trends.


These should get your wheels turning and keep you busy for awhile :)


Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for originally finding and sharing this piece.

bernieshoot's curator insight, June 10, 2015 7:46 AM

#socialnetwork #blogging

Annie 's curator insight, June 11, 2015 10:40 AM

Which style do you like to use?

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How to use minimalist design to create professional content

How to use minimalist design to create professional content | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes less is more. Learn these simple tricks to take advantage the minimalist design trends in graphic design to create more professional presentations and
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Some wise tips for creating great presentations in minimalist design.

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Bob Connelly's curator insight, February 19, 2015 9:39 AM

I really prefer minimalist design. This short post gives some simple tips on how to achieve this.

Gabriel Arturo Viera's curator insight, February 23, 2015 1:29 PM
This type of work is currently widely used.
Susan Gingras Fitzell's curator insight, March 15, 2015 3:41 PM

Poses a refreshing contrast to what is very *busy* in most digital media. The tips presented are consistent with brain research on how we take in information visually. 

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15 things that you really should know about presentations

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The content of this slide presentation is actually an infographic with data about 15 most important things you need to know when you are getting your presentation ready.


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 7, 2014 2:02 AM

Quelques faits très intéressants sur les présentations. 

Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 8, 2014 3:59 AM

Review all modules with these assertions in mind.

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Slideloot - Download Slide Templates For Free

Slideloot - Download Slide Templates For Free | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
At SlideLoot we have thousands of free and editable powerpoint/keynote slide templates for your ready usage! Download them all!
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Slide templates for charts, diagrams, maps, infographics, animations and more. All templates are free to download.

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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:47 AM

Lots of fun and useful graphics stuff here.

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PowerPoint Hyperlinks: Creating an Interactive Deck

PowerPoint Hyperlinks: Creating an Interactive Deck | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Trade shows are crucial. Give your booth something extra with an interactive deck. Learn how you can make one using PowerPoint hyperlinks.
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A very useful piece of advice for PowerPoint users on how to put hyperlinks in your presentation that allow you to go to a specific slide directly.
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6 Presentation Design Dos and Don’ts

6 Presentation Design Dos and Don’ts | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Great presentation design can be difficult to master because it requires the coordination of many elements, including colors, fonts, images, icons and background. While there are a lot of pieces to the presentation design puzzle, don’t be overwhelmed.

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A nice list of dos and don'ts in presentation design. The article suggests what you should avoid doing and what you should do instead to achieve the best result.

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:13 AM

Great visual reminders of how to prepare effective presentations

eLearningTV's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:42 AM

A must to know.

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Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

Nancy Duarte explains how to create better visual presentations so you can communicate your ideas with efficiency, clarity and impact. She is CEO of Silicon ...
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A fantastic video where Nancy Duarte is giving several important tips regarding slide design. Perfect for watching with your students as the tips are well-presented, exemplified and easy to understand.


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:59 AM

Nancy Duarte offers some simple ideas for making a more effective slideshow to enhance your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:28 AM

I constantly see video "gurus" telling people to just insert all your script text into PowerPoint slides, read it aloud while recording, and...BAM!...instant video!

 

I've always contended that this is a questionable strategy at best for delivering a visual message. Here is one of the leading presentation experts on the planet explaining part of my contention.

Chris Carter's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:27 PM

Words of wisdom, all in 3 minutes.

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20 Design Terms You Must Know For Epic PowerPoint Slides

20 Design Terms You Must Know For Epic PowerPoint Slides | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
“Design language” can be overwhelming! To make things simple, here are 20 "must know" design terms for the non-designer that wants awesome PowerPoint slides.
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 10:39 AM
A great glossary of terms for understanding slide design. 
 
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How to Rehearse Timings in PowerPoint 2013

How to Rehearse Timings in PowerPoint 2013 | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Do you want slides to be perfectly synchronized with your speech? Here’s how to rehearse timings in PowerPoint 2013 and customize your slide transitions.
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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, 2016 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'...?)
Lee Hall's curator insight, November 2, 2016 9:43 AM
Short slide show of important rules for a great presentation. 
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PowerPoint Hacks for Rookies: 4 Must Consider Aspects

While there are many things you should consider to create a spectacular presentation, there are 4 non-negotiable aspects you should keep in mind first.
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Slides that will be easy for your students to understand and remember... if they are rookies.

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Presentation Design Trends 2015

Check out the most important presentation design trends in 2015. These Presentation design trends are perfect for Presenters of all skill levels who want to cr…
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Presentation design trends in 2015 according to SketchBubble.

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5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out

5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Presentation tools can make designing slides a heck of a lot easier. Here are 5 free tools for you to start using right now.
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Five great suggestions how you can improve and enhance your presentation slides.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, June 22, 2015 8:51 AM

Nice resource! I look forward to adding these tools to the toolbox.

Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, June 22, 2015 12:38 PM

estas herramientas podrían ser de utilidad 

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You Suck at PowerPoint!

You suck at powerpoint! The power and importance of good design in your presentation.
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Learn from these slides what mistakes you should avoid making so that you wouldn't suck at PowerPoint!


Sorry, this presentations has just been marked private. Too bad it happened now that many people have seen it.

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Maria Sara de Lasa's curator insight, April 1, 2015 9:06 AM

Powerpoint tips

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, April 1, 2015 10:32 PM

Great preso. Love the retro pictures here. 

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Slide Bandits

The Slide Bandits are coming to rob your presentation!
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These effective characters from westerns will help your students get the message the slideshow is carrying.


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Heraclio Pinedo Hernández's curator insight, January 5, 2015 1:14 PM

Para poder salirnos de los esquemas y vicios en las presentaciones que lanzamos contra nuestros alumnos.

Phoebe Hsu's curator insight, January 6, 2015 1:19 AM
小a在學校做簡報,這資訊應該對他有幫助。
LucaVanin's curator insight, January 8, 2015 10:32 AM

Esempio di Storytelling Visivo da paura!!! Questa presentazione non solo è utile come contenuti (60 slide da studiare a memoria e applicare SEMPRE!), ma ha un tratto, una personalità e un efficacia comunicativa fantastiche!

Ps. attenzione che alcune indicazioni non sono adatte alle presentazioni online

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7 Quick Tips to Rock Your Next Presentation

Getting ready for your next presentation and need some help preparing? Check out these 7 essential tips that will rock your audience!
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A nice example of a well-crafted presentation that will be good to watch before you create your next presentation.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 14, 2014 3:22 PM

as Baiba says;

if you watch this tips... your next presentation will Rock your students!!!

Olena Savelieva's curator insight, November 30, 2014 2:30 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Marta Ciesielska's curator insight, December 8, 2014 4:26 AM

PRESENTATION DESIGN. 7 important tips & tricks about making presentation. There is a lot of bad preppared presentations, especially on universities, among both students and proffesors. It's important to pay attention to graphic and content side of our presantation. It can't be "wall of text". 

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The 4 Most Important PowerPoint RULES for Successful Presentations

There are a million and one tips and tricks for using PowerPoint effectively, but what REALLY matters most? This presentation takes the 4 most important change…
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A great slide presentation with awesome tips for getting the most out of PowerPoint. If you can apply all the suggestions in creating your presentation, you'll be an ace!

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LucaVanin's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:17 AM
E seguiamo pure questi Tip!
juanjovilar's curator insight, November 4, 2014 8:08 AM

Presentación con unas reglas básicas para diseñar una buena presentación tipo Powerpoint.

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Slide Design: How to Build a Powerful Color Palette

Slide Design: How to Build a Powerful Color Palette | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
With sight dominating our senses, it is no surprise that colors have come to hold so much meaning and importance in our culture. Consciously and unconsciously, we use color to signify our feelings:...
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A must-read article about the significance of colors in your presentations. The rules of their combinations have been explained. For instance, learn what 60-30-10 rule is. Why have you never thought about it?

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FPPT's curator insight, April 22, 2014 4:14 PM

This is a very interesting way to make a color palette for your PowerPoint presentations or slide designs.

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15 Fixable “Death by PowerPoint” Issues

15 Fixable “Death by PowerPoint” Issues | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community. 

It’s worth noting that we have nothing against PowerPoint itself — in fact, PowerPoint can be used to create some incredibly awesome presentations, if you have strong design skills or you know someone who does.

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This is the right article to read with your students!

It describes 15 most common PowerPoint issues, and each one is given a title that is both funny and spot on, like Pea Soup, The Jitterbug, Ugly Duckling, Mishmash etc.

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Woodstock School's curator insight, March 30, 2014 11:16 PM

A few tips on how to exploit the real power of presentations.

 

Johani Karonen's curator insight, March 31, 2014 3:33 AM

The sixteenth issue: The mismatcher, was added in a comment! I totally agree on that having an overarching look and feel is really important!

gustavo salazar's curator insight, April 3, 2014 8:59 AM

excelentes recomendaciones para evitar la muerte por power point