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Picking the Perfect Presentation Software

Picking the Perfect Presentation Software | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges when creating a slideshow happens even before you begin production; knowing the right presentation software to use!

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The article compares three most used presentation tools - PowerPoint, Keynote and Prezi. There is a table that sums up pros and cons of each software and helps you decide which one is the best for you.

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, April 10, 3:21 AM

"Creatives"

flea palmer's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 AM

A comparison of the features, scope and price of the 3 main tools. Also see emaze.com - more interesting than PowerPoint, less 'dangerous' than Prezi!

Teri Thomas's curator insight, April 10, 10:07 AM

Yes, Prezi is an option for some presentations, the most universal information in this piece is the 2nd to last line.

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Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives

Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Top 10 Best Presentation Software That Are Great Powerpoint Alternatives-Ideally, when a person thinks of presentations, they think of Powerpoint.

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FutureITouch's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:52 PM

www.iclothproducts.com

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 5, 2013 4:34 AM

There are many alternatives to PowerPoint, here are some of the better ones.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:58 AM

Interesting alternatives to powerpoint, worth exploring, though of variable usefulness. 

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24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.

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Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:23 AM

always great to know more of what you use daily in the classroom

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 12:18 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 12:19 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

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20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom's Taxonomy | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, d...

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AnnaB's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:56 AM

add your insight...

 

Sue Blough's comment, June 21, 2013 4:23 PM
This article is relevant to idea of engaging students in multiple ways and multiple intelligences. Good food for thought.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:47 AM

New ways we might use PowerPoint in our classroom.

 

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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by @itseugenec

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

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Some good tips, but some slides are quite busy. Less is more when it comes to PowerPoint. 

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 9:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 1:28 AM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

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Education PowerPoint Templates - free download

Education PowerPoint Templates - free download | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Wonderful array of free templates!


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Rosemary Tyrrell's comment, August 10, 2012 2:12 PM
Awesome! Thank you!
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How to optimize and shrink your PowerPoint presentations

How to optimize and shrink your PowerPoint presentations | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This is commonly a problem that many users have when you start to add images to your slides and PPT files are becoming large and very large... This can be a problem for users who need to transfer files by email or even from a pen drive.


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Five Time-Saving PowerPoint Tips

A powerful presentation can make or break your meeting. Don't wing it; learn these must-know Powerpoint tips in just minutes from the experts at lynda.com. Chec

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Nothing too earth shattering here, but a few tips to consider. 

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 11:28 PM

Can there be more to learn about Power Point? 

Don Karp's curator insight, February 11, 12:41 AM

Very comprehensive with YouTubes for each

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 12, 7:05 AM

Very helpful!

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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 | Teaching in Higher Education | 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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How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation

How to Write on PowerPoint Slides during a Presentation | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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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Simple reminder on how to use the pointer to draw on slides. This is a useful tool that is sometimes forgotten. 

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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:57 PM
I've been looking for something like this.
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!

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Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas

Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Article discussing ideas from the book Brain Rules on the impact of our visual perception on sales presentations (Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas http://t.co/Pn8Vpw7g)...

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
LOL Billy! In that case it becomes a story trigger -- a word or image that triggers a known story in the mind of the listener.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
Yes, I loved that point too Outi!
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 27, 2013 4:50 PM

Some interesting ideas on how to tell a visual story and make your presentations more memorable.

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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. For more resources from Nancye Blair, visit www.EngagingEducation.net.


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Paola Houston-Davalos's curator insight, June 26, 2013 10:24 PM

Interesting and well explained step by step tutorial on how to create digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint.

Maria Persson's comment, July 18, 2013 5:47 PM
Absolute must and useful for so many contexts...thanks for the scoop!
Maria Persson's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:48 PM

All part and parcel of having your 'digital' voice heard.  Great tool.  

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How to Edit Videos in Powerpoint 2010?

How to Edit Videos in Powerpoint 2010? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

PowerPoint 2010 has a robust in-built video editor with which you can edit your embedded video right from within the slides. It eliminates the need installing a separate video-editing software. Trim unwanted sections of the video, apply special effects like reflections, bevels, etc., recolor the video, and more. To edit an embedded video, keep the slideshow in Normal mode.


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