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How to add music to your Google Slides presentation

How to add music to your Google Slides presentation | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Google's presentation app doesn't support audio files, but with these workarounds you can still give your slides a soundtrack.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 27, 8:13 AM

Here is a great tip for adding music to your Google Slides Presentation.

Candi Whitman's curator insight, April 27, 4:41 PM

Music always enhances.   Never put too much information on a slide.  That's what talking is for, and I like to keep them up only 10-15 seconds so you keep people's interest.  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 1, 11:34 AM

Adding music to your slides!  Love this idea for sharing pics:)

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5 Fresh PowerPoint Alternatives

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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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Don Karp's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:06 PM

Something to consider.

Susan C. Freeman's curator insight, October 16, 2014 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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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:36 AM

This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 12:59 AM

Interesting list. Worth checking out some of these tools to see if I like them better than Prezi :)

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"Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

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"When are we going to ever use this stuff?" is a protesting lament heard by most teachers several times a year. It comes from students with little patience to put up with ideas or concepts too abstra

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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
What is innovative teaching? The answer is always changing. Here's a list of ways we can innovate while technology, standards, and content all change.

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Juan Legarda's curator insight, February 12, 2014 6:26 PM

Creative Teaching is about daily innovation.

Etd6's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:19 AM
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Vatormabalissa Ratajczyk's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:49 AM

Ensenar con technologia es dificil si no sepas usarlo. Profesors ayudaria estudiantes mas si ellos poden usar mas technologia. 

 

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5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Death by PowerPoint is a popular term. It’s unfair that PowerPoint gets the stick as there are more than a few presentation tools around. As anyone who has taken the pains to make a memorable PowerPoint presentation will tell you – the secret of the steak is in the sizzle. The sizzle also comes and stops at creativity. If you have creativity by your side, you can use PowerPoint as your canvas.


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Progressive training's curator insight, October 26, 2013 3:34 PM

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations 

Karen Ford's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:53 PM

I think "death by PowerPoint" is used so often because so many users have not "taken the pains to make a memorable..." presentation and the concept of creativity might not have even been considered. Not totally sure what the answer is, but I do believe that if more individuals could have their eyes opened to the potential that PowerPoint has, we might be able to get passed the "death" issue. That means we have to get the great ideas to the teachers and  their students... not just telling them, but perhaps showing them...

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:08 PM

PPT is here to stay. We should learn all of its features and be imaginative in how we use it.

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A Better Twitter Hashtag

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'Twitter hashtags can be an incredibly useful tool, and after reading Twitter’s latest blog share on how to choose a Twitter Hashtag, I figured I would share my list of tips on how to improve your Twitter hashtags.'


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9Dotstrategies's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:50 PM

Tips on how to Improve Hashtag usage....

Mehdi BH's comment, September 3, 2013 9:14 AM
Great !
harish magan's comment, September 3, 2013 10:22 AM
Thanks for sharing
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How to Add Speech Bubbles to Pictures

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“I have some photos (JPEG files) and wish to add "speech bubbles". Do you know of a program or any online app that will do this? Many thanks!” 


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BookChook's comment, August 8, 2013 8:42 PM
I add speech bubbles often for my blog pics. Ribbet is online and very simple too.
BookChook's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:43 PM

Lots of ways to add spech bubbles to pics. 

Mouhssine Kharbach's comment, August 10, 2013 10:17 AM
nice tool
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A Complete Guide to Social Media Images [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Complete Guide to Social Media Images [INFOGRAPHIC] | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Relevant social media-isms, including image size guidelines, helpful tips & stats - that can help you navigate through the most popular social channels easily.

There’s no doubt modern businesses need to be social. But it’s really hard to be successful and keep track  image sizes, character limits, pixel requirements, engagement windows, and hashtag optimization, to name a few. It turns out there are methods behind all the madness, so we’ve compiled relevant social media-isms – including image size guidelines and helpful tips & stats – that can help you navigate through the most popular social channels easily...


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Olivier Milo's curator insight, October 22, 2014 1:49 AM

Here's a handy infographic covering many social media.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, October 22, 2014 11:14 PM

Have had several of these; every time I get he "latest" one I get rid of the old ones.

Rachel Turner Dool's curator insight, October 26, 2014 6:45 AM

A great, handy resource. 

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:34 AM

students still need to be taught how to be effective searchers On Google. Here are some helpful tips/tricks to show them--and learn yourself.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 9, 10:38 AM

More Google search tips...

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

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10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes


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Scott Langston's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:36 PM

Watch this before you start your next presentation!

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 2014 1:11 PM

Hmmm....again, some good things here, but much of this seems directed at business pitch-type presentations.  For example, this lists data-rich presentations as something you should avoid.  You need to FOCUS and EMPHASIZE data rich presentations.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, June 9, 2014 6:20 AM

10 Most Common Rookie Presentation Mistakes

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5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic

5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that people can’t stop playing them. Here are the top five secrets that game designers know, and some tips on how you can use these same game dynamics to make learning in your classroom as addictive as gaming.

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Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

Awesome Digital Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Creating digital learning content has never been easier. In these pages you'll find eleven tools that make it fun to bring together different types of digital media - text, images, audio, video - to "mash up" your own online learning materials.

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Don Karp's curator insight, January 5, 2014 10:55 AM

Lots o software here to consider.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:17 AM

To create your own digital content is a big step but not one out of reach for any of us.  These tools allow you to create resources for online use in the classroom OR give you an idea of what is possible.  Investigate some of the possibilities and then discuss with me and we'll see what can be done with a little thought and planning.

Anisa Dedej's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:42 AM

La creazione di contenuti digitali didattici non è mai stato così facile. In queste pagine troverai undici strumenti che rendono divertente per riunire i diversi tipi di media digitali - testi, immagini, audio, video - a "mash up" i propri materiali didattici on-line.

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How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation

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During a PowerPoint presentation you may be tempted to apply some changes to the presentation slides. Even if you can close the slideshow and go directly to the slide where...


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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:57 PM
I've been looking for something like this.
Linda Denty's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:38 AM

More useful stuff!

Training in Business's curator insight, July 23, 2014 5:37 AM

How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation

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9 Tips For Keeping Your Internet Use Private

9 Tips For Keeping Your Internet Use Private | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Many people are concerned about online privacy. And, conversely, many more are not, freely sharing any and everything on their favorite social networks, paying little attention to their mobile app settings, and happily letting Google track each keyword that they search.

It’s easy to get paranoid about all this stuff, but it does pay to be a little careful when using the internet, particularly when it comes to your personal safety. And while Twitter holds pride of place as one of the safest social networks, by taking the time to educate yourself on the security and privacy settings within your profile, being mindful of which third-party apps you allow access to your account and ensuring that you aren’t making it easy for burglars by constantly telling the world when you’re not at home, you can rest assured that you’re doing everything you can to keep your presence safe on Twitter.

 

This infographic proposes 9 tips for keeping your internet usage private.


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Ouida Sparkman's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:36 PM

Sharing some useful information from the free corner

gregmhagar's curator insight, August 19, 2013 9:03 AM

9 Tips for Keeping Internet Use Private.

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Create Zooming Presentations And Mind Maps With TotSplash

Create Zooming Presentations And Mind Maps With TotSplash | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
TotSplash is a multi-purpose web app, as it can be useful for recording ideas and footnotes, making mind maps and presenting them right from an internet browser

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petithuguenin's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:37 AM

sympa

 

Nadezhda Mikhailova Zhelyazkova's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:49 PM

Interesting to explore!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 20, 2013 5:59 PM
 

TotSplash is a presentation tool which lets you put various bits of media and content on one board, the link is a guidelines of use

 

The Direct link to TotSplash- http://www.totsplash.com/