Digital Presentations in Education
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Focusky - Free Video Presentation Software

Focusky - Free Video Presentation Software | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
The best free online & offline business video presentation software tool that allows you to create awesome animated business video explainers & multimedia presentation..
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Try the new version of Focusky that has been upgraded.

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Notzy - the ultimate of your presentations

Notzy - the ultimate of your presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Notzy is free presentation editing software. The idea behind creating Notzy is mixing classic presentation styles based on slides and transitions with the new styles based on zooming and frames.

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Check out the new presentation software, free download. Runs on Windows but you can export the final product to HTML5.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 18, 2015 7:31 PM
Is free download software, but only runs in Windows at the moment.
The final product could be exportable to HTML5


Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, January 19, 2015 12:04 PM

be social:  
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Dr. Michael Hartschen's curator insight, January 20, 2015 4:15 PM

Presentation Edition #Software - now we test thes #Notzy version and hope to simplify some presentations. 

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SlideDog - Freedom to present

SlideDog - Freedom to present | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
SlideDog is a powerful presentation tool that seamlessly switches between multimedia presentation files and makes it easy to present like a professional.
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SlideDog (which I scooped a long time ago) deserves re-scooping as it is an awesome software for lining all your presentation ingredients (including PPT, Prezi, PDF, Word, Excel, videos, images etc.) into one playlist which can be launched at your convenience at any appropriate  moment.

No need to open your selected media individually, SlideDog will do it for you seamlessly! Now also works on iPad, and Mac version is in beta stage.

Free and paid options.

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tom jackson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 2:57 PM

really a great way to prepare and present.  This does require download to your computer

tom jackson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 2:57 PM

really a great way to prepare and present.  This does require download to your computer

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 6, 2014 8:46 AM

A good presentation tool for NGOs

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Freeplane: a versatile brainstorming tool

Freeplane: a versatile brainstorming tool | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Whether you need to understand a problem, complete a task, or just generally get organized, mind mapping can probably help. Not least because it’s so easy.
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A nice open source mind mapping tool, an offspring of FreeMind, lets you organize your content in nodes, groups and branches. The maps can be shared in various ways.

The review by Mike Williams gives clear and easy-to-follow tips on how to work with Freeplane.

Download the software from http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/32205-freeplane

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Coyleyj's curator insight, April 16, 2014 10:17 PM

This looks like a great visualisation tool.

Linda Denty's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:18 PM

This looks like a great tool for classroom and personal use.

Isabel García's curator insight, April 17, 2014 9:59 AM

nueva forma de realizar mapa conceptual , sencillo

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Express Points Presentation Software

Express Points Presentation Software | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

NCH Software has just released a new product to add to the already great list of Business Software and Tools.  Express Points Free Presentation Software is a quick, effective, and easy way to create a powerful presentation on your Windows PC.

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Express Points Free Presentation Software features:
* Easily customize and edit master slide templates.
* Resize, move, and edit slide elements.
* Rich Text Editor to change font size, style, color, and more.
* Include audio or other multimedia in your presentation.
* Over 20 slide transitions
* Compatible with existing PowerPoint presentations (.pptx)

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malek's comment, March 19, 2014 10:55 PM
a striking mix of education, amusement and cheerful content
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Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone

Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.

>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).

>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.

>Export your movies and share them with the world.

>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.

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A cool new software for creating animations based on your script. Students may like it!

Many thanks for the suggestion to Alfredo Corell.

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Ranjan Munshi's curator insight, January 5, 2014 6:50 AM

The story of Fishing Village

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:02 AM

Since Xtranormal ceased trading last year .. I have searched the web for a replacement without much success.  However, Plotagon runs a good close second; it is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

I am piloting it now it's completely free and currently in beta stage, but you can start using it right now.


Patrizia Tirel's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:07 PM

not tested yet....

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IntuiFace - Build More Than Presentations. Create Experiences.

IntuiFace - Build More Than Presentations. Create Experiences. | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
IntuiFace is the next generation of presentation programs. Build interactive experiences for multi-touch displays, remote gesture devices like Microsoft Kinect and Leap Motion,
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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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yEd - Graph Editor

yEd - Graph Editor | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.

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yED software is free to download, it works on all platforms and helps you create beautiful diagrams using ready-to-use elements. Import your data, including from Excel, and export your diagrams in a wide range of graphics formats.

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Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:27 AM

yEd software es de descarga gratuita, que funciona en todas las plataformas, y le ayuda a crear hermosos diagramas usando listas para usar elementos. Importe sus datos, incluidos los de Excel y exportar los diagramas en una amplia gama de formatos gráficos.

Karen Lopez's curator insight, August 9, 2013 4:48 PM

Engaging and super fun!

Marie-Chantal SCHMITZ's curator insight, August 27, 2013 2:00 PM

Pour les professeurs ou les élèves qui souhaitent agrémenter leurs documents de graphiques soignés

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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications.

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In this post Richard Byrne gives his suggestions about PowerPoint alternatives which you may use if you are already "dead" by PowerPoint. The tools include both browser and mobile applications. Valuable ideas!

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SlideHunter's comment, June 7, 2013 6:17 PM
Hi Baiba. We are aware about the campaigns anti PowerPoint and decided to be proactive and offer some nice diagrams for free download from our website, here is hte link http://slidehunter.com/powerpoint-templates/
Baiba Svenca's comment, June 7, 2013 9:07 PM
Thanks for this link, SlideHunter!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 4:42 PM

by Richard Byrne

 

his suggestions about PowerPoint alternatives (browser and mobile applications)

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Free Graphic Design Software – DrawPlus

Free Graphic Design Software – DrawPlus | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
When you want to add artistic effects or drawings to your website or printed material, try Serif’s free drawing and graphics software. It’s free to download and you don’t need any artistic background or design experience.
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Great software for drawing vector illustrations for your web presentations. It will help you design your slides by adding personalised drawings.

DrawPlus support and tutorials http://www.serif.com/Support/ProductHelp/DrawPlus/

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Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:32 PM

Acabo de encontrarme con esta herramienta, habría que descargarla y probarla.

Shanika Journey's curator insight, April 12, 2013 5:27 PM

A good alternative for anyone who doesn't own Photoshop, Illustrator, or Painter to create custom pics and graphics for your projects.


Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:05 AM

I've quickly looked it over and it's easy to use with good features for a free graphics tool.

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Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative

Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

The 5 Best Free Presentation Software Alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. Everyone agrees that Microsoft Powerpoint is so 20th century. It is not the best free presentation tool (In fact it’s not free at all). So what should you use if you want to make 21st century presentations? A few options come close to claim the best free presentation software.

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The article reviews PowToon, Google Drive presentations, 280Slides, Slide Rocket and Prezi. Some great tips for better use of the tools.

 

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SLRE's curator insight, February 14, 2013 9:58 AM

Overzicht (Engelstalig) met korte bespreking van een 5-tal gratis alternatieven voor PowerPoint.

Ileane Smith's comment, February 16, 2013 1:33 PM
Slide Rocket and Google Drive can work together and I'm using them to create YouTube videos. I have Prezi on my to do list.
Doug Joubert's curator insight, February 16, 2013 1:34 PM

These online PowerPoint alternatives are pretty sweet!

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Mikogo: Remote Desktop, Web Conferencing & Online Meetings

Mikogo: Remote Desktop, Web Conferencing & Online Meetings | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Mikogo is a Remote Desktop tool for your Online Meeting and Web Conferencing needs. Share your screen live over the Web. Anything you see, they see.

Educators know that technology can be a powerful teaching tool, and that distance learning opens more opportunities to more students. A challenge has been to reproduce the immersive, interactive nature of the classroom, whether in a traditional lecture, for private tutoring or in collaborative online projects. For many, Mikogo has been a vital part of the solution: it’s easy-to-use yet packed with features, it doesn’t tax limited resources, and it can fully recreate the traditional classroom.

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Mikogo is a great platform for webinars and learning sessions in distance education as it allows to share the screen with the audience anywhere in the world. You can share your presentations with students who cannot attend face-to-face lessons.

There is a video tutorial for the first-time users.

Free account and unlimited number of online meetings for non-commercial use.

 

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KnowledgeVision | Video Online Presentation Software Tools

KnowledgeVision | Video Online Presentation Software Tools | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
KnowledgeVision is the world's most flexible video online presentation software platform.
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Expensive but there is a free trial to see if it's worth the money for schools.

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Icecream Apps - Slideshow Maker

Icecream Apps - Slideshow Maker | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Make a slideshow with a Slideshow Maker by Icecream Apps. Windows version. Free Download.
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A free software for making photo slideshows. You can add background music, choose slide transitions and upload your creation to YouTube.

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Creedoo - let's move to presentation 2.0

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

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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ffDiaporama - Movie creator from photos and video clips

ffDiaporama - Movie creator from photos and video clips | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
ffDiaporama is an application for creating video sequences consisting of
  • titles, fixed or animated
  • images or photos, fixed or animated
  • movie clips
  • music
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ffDiaporama is an open source software that lets you create video slideshows by adding video clips, images, text, animations. You may also add background sound and save your video in different formats (avi, mpg, mp4, webm, mkv).

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Focusky Presentation Maker - Animated Education Presentations

Focusky Presentation Maker - Animated Education Presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Creative zooming slideshow by Focusky Presentation Tool makes your education presentation more fun and interactive. The non-PowerPoint slideshow in mind mapping style makes knowledge more understandable and memorable.
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A few days ago Focusky launched a new, updated version of its software. It is a digital canvas for creating mind maps and presentations. Educational presentations are free (watermarked), paid version just removes the watermark.

Check out the video annotation of the new version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTT7Gw1mIxE

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The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Want to make a splash with your presentations, but don’t want to splash out any money on a program? Forget PowerPoint, we’ve got some totally gratis...
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Repetition is the mother of learning so check out once again what free presentation tools are popular and available to everyone.

A summary of the software may be helpful and informative to beginners.

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Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 2014 8:54 PM

Ótimas alternativas para variar nas apresentações.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 7:22 PM

A new compilation of free software to prepare digital presentations.

Of course... alternatives to Power-point or Keynote.


Have a look, and if you're not into any of them, give them a try!!!

Ingrid B's curator insight, April 2, 2014 1:34 PM

Algunos programas gratuitos para hacer presentaciones, como nuevas y más completas alternativas al ppt.

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Create a photo slide show presentation in LibreOffice 4.1

Create a photo slide show presentation in LibreOffice 4.1 | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
If you need to create a presentation based on a collection of images and you're short on time, there's no easier way to do it than with LibreOffice 4.1 Presentation software.
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The article explains how you can make a presentation using LibreOffice which is an open-source software. It is a great alternative to PowerPoint and produces a similar result for free.

 

The link to LibreOffice website http://www.libreoffice.org/

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:20 PM

Free alternative to PowerPoint. (open source)

Frīdis Sarcevičs's comment, October 28, 2013 8:38 PM
It's an old feature in OpenOffice, but very usefyll!
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Hi Slider - Free HTML5, jQuery & WordPress Image Slider Gallery Maker

Hi Slider - Free HTML5, jQuery & WordPress Image Slider Gallery Maker | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

Hi Slider is free software for personal use, and this software will enable you to publish responsive jQuery image slideshows, seamless WordPress slider plugins, amazing website sliding banners and fancy JavaScript slideshow presentation.

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Hi Slider produces eye-catching image and video presentations and it is free for personal use. No programming skills required, ready-made templates, fantastic transition effects, works on all platforms.

You will need Javascript to use this software.

Free to use in education.

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Gestcash's curator insight, August 27, 2013 9:30 PM

Interesting....

Ma. de Lourdes Garcia's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:43 AM

para mis amigos desarrolladores 

Dionisio Perez's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:31 AM

Muy buen aporte para empezar a utilizar las nuevas tendencias web

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Kingsoft Office Suite 2013 - free presentations

Kingsoft Office Suite 2013 - free presentations | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Kingsoft free presentation 2013, with strong features and totally free PowerPoint replace software. Download the presentation freeware
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Kingsoft Office Presentation 2013 with a new interface and a variety of slide effects including flash, sound, animation effects, etc. is a great alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint which can be downloaded for free.

Besides creating a presentation, you can also convert your slides to PDF. There is a large choice of backgrounds and templates, you can also use multiple tabs, spelling and grammar checker and SmartArt graphics.

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lalita pradeep's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:37 AM

wow......an asset in free software range....

PPT is most common tool used frequently by one and all....

Coletta P. Kahn's comment, July 26, 2013 5:03 AM
nice one
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Markup and Highlighting Tool for Live PowerPoint Presentations (PC only)

Markup and Highlighting Tool for Live PowerPoint Presentations (PC only) | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
Highlight, focus or magnify objects in PowerPoint presentations, on the fly and with zero preperation

Via Robin Good
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 25, 2013 4:56 PM

Useful tool for presenters.

MagPointer's comment, May 26, 2013 5:38 AM
Thank you Robin for writing about us.
Robin Good's comment, May 26, 2013 8:47 AM
Thank you for creating MagPointer.
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Comparison of screencasting software - Wikipedia

This is a comparison of notable screencasting software, used to record activities on the computer screen. This software is commonly used for desktop recording, gameplay recording and video editing. Screencasting software is typically limited to streaming and recording desktop activity alone, in contrast with a software vision mixer, which has the capacity to mix and switch the output between various input streams.

The following table compares features of screencasting software. The table has seven fields, as follows:

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A useful Wikipedia page listing all the most popular screencasting software (free and commercial), compared by specification and features, and giving the latest release date.

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, March 19, 2013 7:42 PM

A useful reference source for screencasting softwares.

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TiffanyScreens - share presentations with a group

TiffanyScreens - share presentations with a group | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it

TiffanyScreens is a presentation tool, capturing the content of the presenter's screen and sending it to multiple other computer screens at the same time. Any computer can seamlessly become the presenting computer, no matter if connected wirelessly or through an Ethernet cable.
The self-contained solution does neither require nor use a server. It automatically detects all computers on a local network, running the software and those computers can watch the presentation projected onto their screens.

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Cross platform software, runs on Windows, Mac, Linux.

Free version works for groups of three. For larger groups, at least one user needs to have a Pro licence.

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4 Awesome Video Presentation Software

4 Awesome Video Presentation Software | Digital Presentations in Education | Scoop.it
They say presentation is everything. According to Hubspot, 90% of information transmitted to the brain is based on visuals. This by far beats out other cues like touch, smell, and sound.
...With a video presentation you can enrich your message and truly capture attention by providing the visual elements needed to make you memorable. Whether you are the keynote at an event, pitching to potential business partners or trying to virtually present your company’s core values, this type of video can add that something extra to your delivery.
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