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

Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. | teaching with technology | 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...

Via Ken Morrison
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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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Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:21 PM

Which came first? 

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.
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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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Brilliant advice. Easy and succinct. Just like ppt should be.

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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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Share Image And PDF Presentations Online With SlideSnack

Share Image And PDF Presentations Online With SlideSnack | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

SlideSnack is a web service for sharing presentations online.

SlideSnack is pretty straightforward to use as all you have to do is to upload a PDF or JPG presentation, customize its layout and select a custom template to enhance its look and publish it online. Furthermore, you can also record comments or notes and create a slidecast with presentation and voice over.


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Share slides and images and present them to your audience.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 29, 2012 9:21 AM

SlideSnack does a neat job of converting your PDF files to a presentation. Customize your presentation and share it online for free.

Ruth Vilmi's curator insight, January 2, 2013 2:02 PM

Share Image And PDF Presentations Online With SlideSnack

javier gil's curator insight, February 11, 2013 12:36 PM

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Visual Literacy

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Wow.  I love this resource for tips on presentations, improving visual literacy.

 

Either way you have made a snap evaluation. That is what we all do. Be aware of this from the first step.


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Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 3:40 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. I really like the slideshares at the bottom. I am going to start using the 'trick question" slide in some of my presentations. What a fun way to get attention and show personality. Best of luck to you. I like what I see on this site!
Ken
Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 6:58 PM
thank you for the rescoop. I really like the 'we are the future' encouraging video on this link. Also, wonderful slide tips. I love the trick question tip. I am going to use that with my students. What a great way to get attention and show personality. Have a great day.
Ken
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How To Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentations

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This could be a great way to make presentations more interactive. Have to think about it though. I'm not sure I want people tweeting through the whole talk.
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Introduction to Slide Design: 7 Rules for Creating Effective Slides

The 7 rules for creating effective slides include 1) slides are not documents; 2) picture superiority effect; 3) slides should be simple; 4) slides must have un

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Some great advice here on creating powerful slideshows

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Cori Zuppo's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:19 PM

It is my hope that many share and see and follow the advice given by authors such as Alex Rister in cleaning up presentations and making the message receiver's job much easier. Forget the Rule of 6s and stop handing out your presentations before you read the PowerPoint slides words-for-word. 

Ken Morrison's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:22 PM

Great tips for improving your slides for your next presentation

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Create Professional Timelines in PowerPoint with Just a Few Clicks! Free Add-in.

Office Timeline is a free timeline maker PowerPoint add-in that allows you to easily create and share beautiful timelines, gantt charts, and project schedules.
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A great way to place timelines onto your PowerPoints. free download.

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SlideSpeech, presentations with voice

SlideSpeech, presentations with voice | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

By reading the speaker notes in your presentation using the latest text-to-speech technology, SlideSpeech ensures your message comes across loud and clear.


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SlideShare 3D

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The SlideShare 3D tool will transform your presentations into beautiful 3D slideshows with cinema mode. The presentations are touch-enabled and understand pinch and swipe gestures.


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How Moderator Works - Google Moderator Help Center

How Moderator Works - Google Moderator Help Center | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Google Moderator allows you to create a series about anything that you are interested in discussing and open it up for people to submit questions, ideas, or suggestions. These are called submissions. Anyone can come to the site and submit a question, idea, or vote, and anyone can vote. Google Moderator shows you a question in the box with the blue background. This is called the Featured Question.


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