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10 Tips for Making Beautiful Slideshow Presentations

Good simple guidance and some great resources embedded within too. 


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Augmented Reality in Education - WikEd

Augmented Reality in Education - WikEd | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it

Worth reviewing the presentation by Karen Hamilton and Jorge Olenewa at the top of the Wiki page.


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Insert audio in to an MS Word document

Insert audio in to an MS Word document | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it

Position the Insertion Point in the document where you want the Podcast object to appear.

 

Select Insert Object, Create from File, then select the audio file.

 

Adjust the Icon displayed and caption if required.

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Symbaloo | Access your bookmarks anywhere

Symbaloo | Access your bookmarks anywhere | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it
Access your bookmarks anywhere with Symbaloo, a free social service now available in the US.
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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it
Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud...
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QR Code Generator: QR Stuff Free Online QR Code Creator And Encoder For T-Shirts, Business Cards & Stickers

QR Code Generator: QR Stuff Free Online QR Code Creator And Encoder For T-Shirts, Business Cards & Stickers | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it
Free QR code generator and QR code online creator. Create QR codes ready to print or to add to a t-shirt. Create a cell phone or mobile phone readable 2D barcode containing a URL, Google Maps location, FaceBook link, or Vcard contact information.
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Typing Tutor: Download

Typing Tutor: Download | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it
Download free typing tutor here. You may free download the latest version of Rapid Typing Tutor here.
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MS PowerPoint Slide show input boxes

MS PowerPoint Slide show input boxes | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it

1. Add the Developer Tab to your Ribbon: File, Options, Customise Ribbon, Tick Developer tab.


2. On the slide where you want the box, Select the Developer Tab and choose the Text Box (active X Control). Draw the box size you want.


3. Select Properties from the Developer Tab and set Multiline to True and EnterKey Behaviours to True.

 

If you know you are likely to type a lot of text into the box, add a vertical scroll bar with by setting Scrollbars to 2-fmscrollbarsvertical.

 

You will need to save the file as a Macro enabled Presentation – just look the list of file types and you’ll find it there.

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The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students

The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it

Might be useful!


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Adobe Acrobat - Read aloud

Adobe Acrobat - Read aloud | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it

Open the pdf.

Choose View Read Aloud.

Use the controls within this sub-menu to control the audio.

 

To adjust the voice used, go to Edit Preferences, select Categories and choose Reading. Slect your preferred voice as required.

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Fx Free Software & Assistive Software, download site for Mouseshade & other applications

Fx Free Software & Assistive Software, download site for Mouseshade & other applications | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it

Free software, Assistive Software, where you will find MouseShade, edgeless, sonar, vu-bar, kwikloupe, rapidset, mouseketeer, tbar, mmfollow, free, software, assistive, other, free downloads, dyslexia, musculo-skeletal...

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Free Text To Speech (TTS) - YAKiToMe!

Free Text To Speech (TTS) - YAKiToMe! | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it
Turn any text into mp3 for free using the world's best text to speech technology. Multi-lingual: English, Spanish, French, German ... Listen to PDF, MS Word, html, RSS feeds, blogs, email and plain text.
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Shape Collage - Automatic Photo Collage Maker

Shape Collage - Automatic Photo Collage Maker | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it
Shape Collage is a photo collage maker software program. Automatically create picture collages in a variety of shapes with just a few mouse clicks. Available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
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search-cube - the Visual Search Engine

search-cube - the Visual Search Engine | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it
searchcube is a graphical search engine that presents search results in a compact, visual format in three dimensions.
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QR Code Generator & DataMatrix Barcode Generator

Another tool for generating QR Codes and DataMatrix Bar codes - really simple and easy to use

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join.me – Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings

join.me – Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it
Free, simple, fast online meetings. Share your screen instantly with anyone.
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Shakespeak - Home

Shakespeak - Home | Practical Tools for Smarter Training | Scoop.it

Home page of Shakespeak... an audience voting systemt that uses the internet and mobile phones.

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