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Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do.

Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. | Social media and education | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog...

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:21 PM
I agree Andrew. Tools are tools and it's all about how you use them that counts.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Good question Thomas! I think it is an ongoing dance between learning good storytelling and then learning the tools for maximum impact.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:44 AM

recentlyrue recently I had to get students to use Powerpoint as the Internet connection was too slow to have them all work at once on other online presentation tools. After laying down some ground rules about effective use they amazed us with their creative responses. It is not the tool. It is how you use it. And how teachers plan for it!

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How To Make a Good Presentation

How To Make a Good Presentation | Social media and education | Scoop.it
Unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. Here are some of the easiest techniques to delivering a good presentation.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 19, 2013 1:00 PM

I will start doing better presentations! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, February 19, 2013 2:45 PM
Me too!! lol
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 19, 2013 5:20 PM
:)
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How to View Several PowerPoint Presentations in One Window

How to View Several PowerPoint Presentations in One Window | Social media and education | Scoop.it

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How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?

How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing? | Social media and education | Scoop.it

"Dear Lifehacker, I have been tasked to make a slideshow for an event at work. I don’t want to make a generic PowerPoint with just boring text or pictures. What are some ways I can enhance the slideshow so it looks impressive and knocks the socks off my audience?"


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Joaquín Ballester's comment, May 19, 2013 5:32 PM
I agree with you, Elke. PPT is more customizable and powerful.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:06 AM

This appears to be an effective and practical article.

Marion Mulder's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:00 AM

Oke - if you work in the corporate world there is just no escaping from having to create powerpoints at one point or another. You might as well create amzing one's while your at it. Here are some handy tips, do's & don'ts worth looking at

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Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations

Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Talking avatars for PowerPoint presentations can help to make more dynamic and familiar presentations. There are many different places where we can download free avatars and characters for presentations.


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Armando's curator insight, December 24, 2012 8:02 AM
Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations
OSI's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:17 AM

Bonjour

 

Kim Carpenter-Powell's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:22 PM

This course has been a tedious and challenging at time; however, I think that the redesign activities really helped me to see how my activities and lessons can be improved in order to help my students.  

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Embed Videos into Powerpoint via Zamzar

Embed Videos into Powerpoint via Zamzar | Social media and education | Scoop.it

We’re often asked here at Zamzar how you can embed videos into Microsoft Powerpoint presentations, to give them that extra "wow" factor. We decided to put together a step by step guide to take you...


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