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PicCollage - create  collages with your photographs

PicCollage - create  collages with your photographs | technologies | Scoop.it
Pics + Text + Stickers = A Party with Your Photos!
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PicCollage enables users to create amazing collages with their photographs. 
Yes there are a number of Apps, websites and extensions that allow practitioners and/or learners create collages with photographs they have taken. 
PicCollage's Drawing Tool however, allows practitioners and learners to personalise collages with original artwork, adding another layer of authenticity to educational activities and projects. 
PicCollage also allows users to add fonts, gifs and videos... ...curently providing 1500+ Stickers, 80+ Backgrounds and 60+ Templates. It's worth checking out some of the screenshots showcasing this simple yet powerful addition to this educational tool!
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Spiral - Free collaborative apps for 1:1 classrooms

Spiral - Free collaborative apps for 1:1 classrooms | technologies | Scoop.it
Spiral is a suite of web apps that assist with collaboration in the classroom. Spiral's simple EdTech tools mirror teachers' existing classroom practices and can be used across all devices.
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Looking to get your learners engaged in a wide variety of collaborative learning activities? 
Then Spiral is a great website to create "a class" for them. 
Spiral offers tools to help practitioners... 
● conduct quick formative assessments, 
● design interactive presentations,
● annotate public videos, 
● create video quizzes and video lesson plans 
...and many more. 
NOTE: Spiral doesn't require any software download and is completely free of charge for practitioners. 
I will be surprised if Practitioners don't want to give this a try...
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Sway: Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more.

Sway: Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. | technologies | Scoop.it
Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Its built-in design engine helps you create professional designs in minutes. With Sway, your images, text, videos, and other multimedia all flow together in a way that enhances your story. Sway makes sure your creations look great on any screen.
John Dalziel's insight:
Today it's a heads-up for Microsoft Sway that allows learners, and/or practitioners, to create and share visually appealing presentations, newsletters, personal stories and interactive reports. 
The process is simple and easy: users... 
► choose the designs they want to use for their creations, 
► add their own content and when done 
► share it with others through a generated link. 
Users can add a wide variety of multimedia materials to their creation including... 
► videos, 
► images, 
► text, 
► charts…etc. 
They can also use the website’s internal search functionality to help them locate relevant media content to add to their work. 
In addition to all that, ‘Sway’s design engine instantly puts all their content together, into a nice, cohesive layout.'  
Users can choose from multiple designs in the Layout gallery, customise them to add finishing touches, and they’re ready to go. When it comes to the sharing options, users can, with a single click, generate unique links to share their end products. 
Anyone with the generated link can see the end product without having to sign up or download additional software. 
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SlideTalk - Create Presentation Video On-line | On-line PowerPoint Presentation

SlideTalk - Create Presentation Video On-line | On-line PowerPoint Presentation | technologies | Scoop.it
Slidetalk is Powerpoint-to-Video with automatic voice over. Turn your eLearning content, marketing material and tutorials into engaging talking videos.Now turning a PowerPoint presentation into a movie or creating video presentation online is easier. Visit SlideTalk online to know more.
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Convert PowerPoint to video with SlideTalk 
It is a common situation that learning providers within Further, Adult & Community Education and Skills (FACEandS) have lots of PowerPoint presentation just waiting to be used. 
They are used, in general, in face-to-face presentations to learners, colleagues and/or other stakeholders; when this is not possible for any reason, converting the PowerPoint files into videos is a very practical and efficient solution. 
SlideTalk does exactly this... 
 ► it converts PowerPoint to video, 
 ► it adds an automatic voiceover. 
Discover more about how to convert presentations and PowerPoint into a video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/wAUrvwKNPNI
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Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive

Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive | technologies | Scoop.it
Turn your PDF into an interactive live presentation to anyone, anywhere, on any device. Control your slides and interact with live polls and questions.
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Swipe is an excellent presentation platform. It allows users to upload their existing presentations or create new ones from scratch and share them live with their learners through a generated link. 
Swipe works across different devices and browsers allowing users to project their presentation on a bigger screen and remotely control it via their mobile device. 
They also have access to a number of features to interact with their audience and get their feedback through interactive polls. Other interesting functionalities provided by Swipe include... 
► upload PDFs and images (no limit on file size), 
► create slides with markdown, 
► a responsive interface that adjusts the content of your presentation to any size screen, include videos (from YouTube and Vimeo) and web content to your decks, 
► work with collaborators by allowing them to edit, present or just view presentations, 
► get stats about who has viewed or is viewing your presentations and many more.
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Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive

Swipe – make your presentations personal & interactive | technologies | Scoop.it
Turn your PDF into an interactive live presentation to anyone, anywhere, on any device. Control your slides and interact with live polls and questions.
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Swipe is an excellent presentation platform that allows users to upload their existing presentations or create new ones from scratch and share them live with others through a generated link.
Swipe works across different devices and browsers allowing users to project their presentation on a bigger screen and remotely control it via their mobile device. 
Users will also have access to a number of features to interact with their audience and get their feedback through interactive polls. 
Other interesting functionalities provided by Swipe include... 
♦ upload PDFs and images (no limit on file size), 
♦ create slides with markdown, 
♦ a responsive interface that adjusts the content of presentations to any size screen, 
♦ include videos (from YouTube and Vimeo) and web content to decks, 
♦ work with collaborators by allowing them to edit, present or just view presentations, 
♦ get stats about who has viewed or is viewing presentations and many more.
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Present on-line using the Office Presentation Service - PowerPoint

Present on-line using the Office Presentation Service - PowerPoint | technologies | Scoop.it
Use the Office Presentation Service to present your presentation to a remote audience.
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The audience, for some practitioners, may include people other than those in the current learning environment.
As eLearning professionals, we know that other viewers could be viewing a presentation on-line from another part of the world alongside the ones within the face-to-face environment.
Online presentation tools make this surprisingly easy.
Remote viewers need a connection – and a web browser only!
Click the File > Share > Present On-line. Check the box to enable remote viewers and then click Present On-line.
Select the link that appears and copy it.
Click the Start Presentation button to launch the presentation on-line.

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Phrase.it - an on-line Speech Bubble / Photo Editor

Phrase.it - an on-line Speech Bubble / Photo Editor | technologies | Scoop.it
Put speech bubbles on your photos and create your own comic strips within minutes! Great looking results, no sign-up needed, 100% free. phrase.it is probably the best speech bubble photo editor on the web.
John Dalziel's insight:

Phrase.it is a web tool that allows learners and/or practitioners to edit and customize their images by adding speech bubbles and different image effects. Learners could use this service to create...
● picture stories, and/or
● picture evidence for assessments, and/or
● pictures for presentations etc.
...and share them with others.

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Pear Deck

Pear Deck | technologies | Scoop.it

With Pear Deck, bring interactive, engaging slide presentations to your classroom. Real-time formative assessments and discussions enhance understanding and empower your students’ learning process.

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Pear Deck...
   - enables practitioners to take a PowerPoint, Google Presentation, or PDF and incorporate various learner activities to check for understanding and engagement.
   - is free for learners and practitioners (there is also a higher end, paid premium model);
   - fully integrates with Google Apps for Education.
Just...
   - sign up/in to a Pear Deck account,
   - create a new interactive lesson by selecting “New Deck.”
   - create a slideshow from scratch or import a PowerPoint, Google Presentation, or PDF.
Then go through and edit the slides incorporating...
   - free response (text),
   - free response (number), and
   - multiple choice questions
...within the slide.
NOTE: If users have the premium option (they offer a free 30 day trial) users can also use draggable features as well as freehand drawing for learners to demonstrate understanding, such as crafting an image, indicating a point on a map, and more.
All of this allows practitioners to do a quick check for understanding and/or have learners engage with the material as it's presented.

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Flickrit - create an embeddable Flickr slideshow in seconds

Flickrit - create an embeddable Flickr slideshow in seconds | technologies | Scoop.it
Use this form to create a Flickr slideshow you can embed on your own website with a simple copy and paste:
John Dalziel's insight:

Practitioners, and/or learners can use the form provided to create a Flickr slideshow which can be embedded on a website with a simple copy and paste of the code generated.

It's...

   - HTML5: That means your Flickr slideshow works on all devices, including iPhones and iPads.

   - responsive: You can create a slideshow that will expand and shrink to fill the screen you're watching on.

   - hassle-free: No installation manuals here! Getting a slideshow on your site or blog is as simple as cutting and pasting a few lines of HTML.

   - free and you don't have to sign up for anything.

   - loaded with options:

Pull photos from Flickr sets / albums, tags, groups, users or keywords and add thumbnails and transition effects.


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PresentationTube

PresentationTube | technologies | Scoop.it

A network for recording, uploading & sharing online video presentations

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PresentationTube, a free service, allows users to add narration and more to their PowerPoint files.
Dedicated PowerPoint and Windows users may find PresentationTube to be a good tool for creating flipped lessons, and/or learners could use PresentationTube to practice speaking on camera about a topic that they're going to present in face-to-face sessions.
Completed presentations are displayed with a slide in the center of the screen and the slide navigator to the right. The slide navigator allows you to skip forward or backward in presentations with the narration in sync.
To use PresentationTube users need to download the PresentationTube Recorder (Windows only). This allows users to record for up to 15 minutes. Their completed recording can be uploaded directly to Presentation Tube or to YouTube.

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Haiku Deck - Presentation Software that Inspires

Haiku Deck - Presentation Software that Inspires | technologies | Scoop.it
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Haiku Deck is free! It includes access to over 35 million free images and six free themes; additional themes as well as premium images from Getty Images are available for purchase on the iPad. Over time they will continue to add optional premium features, but the core functionality, they state, will remain free.
Slides created using Haiku Deck focus on imagery and graphics, with a few words per-slide, but users are free to customize their slideshows so they work best for the story they're trying to tell. To get a quick feel for how presentations might look, if you used the service, take a look at some of the examples in Haiku Deck's featured presentation gallery.
Users are free to upload and use their own images as well, or import them from sites like...
   - Instagram,
   - Flickr,
   - Dropbox,
   - Google+
   - Photos,
...and more.
Haiku Deck also has chart and graph building tools built-in so users can display their data.
Users, of Haiku Deck, have the choice to make their slideshow...
   - private,
   - public, or
   - restricted to a few people.

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TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos

TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos | technologies | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.
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TubeChop is a good way to just show a snippet of a longer film or eliminate parts that may not be suitable to your audience.
TubeChop couldn’t be easier. Head to YouTube to grab the URL for your video. At the TubeChop page, just paste the URL and determine the start and end point of the clip you want to show; TubeChop provides a unique URL for showing or sharing. Take that embed code over to your PowerPoint presentation. On the ribbon, find the “Insert” tab and choose video. Select “Video from Web Site” and past the TubeChop embed code. A dynamic content box is pasted on your slide, which you can resize and move as you like.

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SlideBot - Create Powerful Presentations

SlideBot - Create Powerful Presentations | technologies | Scoop.it
In seconds, SlideBot automatically creates unique and powerful presentations that are individually tailored to your content. Try it now.
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Spend less time designing presentations and allocate the time saved to working on the content. 
Creating powerful presentations takes up time and energy
Slidebot handles this process for users. 
Slidebot aims to bring engaging TEDx-style presentations into the learning environment by enabling practitioners (and learners) to create entire presentations in under 10 seconds using Machine Learning (or AI) based around design. 
Within seconds of providing the text users want included in their slide deck, SlideBot automatically designs for them a beautiful and unique presentation. 
Each slide is specifically tailored to their content and they are able to... 
♥ present it, 
♥ edit it and 
♥ export it right away. 
SlideBot is trusted by TEDx speakers and is the easiest and quickest way to create engaging presentations. 
Every session practitioners deliver can now have the same-standard of presentation that they see at the biggest conferences in the world.
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emaze - next generation of on-line presentation software

emaze - next generation of on-line presentation software | technologies | Scoop.it
emaze is the next generation of online presentation software. Select any of the professionally designed free templates to create amazing presentations.
John Dalziel's insight:
Educators are increasingly embracing technology in their learning environments and trying new methods of imparting knowledge to their learners. 
Their main problem is, they are oftentimes too busy to try out new tools in a sea of choices that are now available to them. 
I don't know how many times I've read, heard or even said myself "Death by PowerPoint" but although many practitioners still love it, it can, for many, seem overly simplistic and antiquated. 
If you, and/or your colleagues, are looking for other options and tools that offer better features when creating presentations, then emaze is worth a closer look. 
Emaze has an easy-to-use interface letting users choose from a wide array of templates to create awesome visual learning aids, including 3D presentations, in minutes; enabling practitioners to provide their learners with a better learning experience. 
Since emaze is cloud-based, it also allows users to edit or update their presentations on any computer, mobile device, and/or other devices, anywhere on-line. 
Take a look, you know you should! 
NOTE: Don't be put off because the presentations take a little time to load.
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TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video on the App Store

TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video on the App Store | technologies | Scoop.it
Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video. Download TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
John Dalziel's insight:
TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video is one of the Apple's Real World Learning collection apps worth a closer look. 
Users are able to annotate, explain and present anything easily and quickly with TouchCast Studio. 
They can add... 
►  webpages, 
►  files, 
►  images,
►  videos 
...in fact, nearly anything! 
They can then record and share across the web. 
Viewers watching can interact with the 'stuff' in the end product - e.g. explore a webpage and/or download a file and/or vote in a poll. 
A touchcast is a video that is fully browsable, responsive, and alive. 
NOTE: users with a TouchCast Partner ID can also live stream Take a closer look, you know you want to...
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FlowVella - Presentation Software | Interactive Presentation Apps

FlowVella - Presentation Software | Interactive Presentation Apps | technologies | Scoop.it
Presentation software for Mac iPad and iPhone. Easiest way to create beautiful presentations.
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FlowVella provides users with a set of professionally-designed templates to choose from. 
These include... 
► video presentations, 
► reports, 
► portfolios, 
► photo galleries 
...and many more. 
With a simple drag and drop users can include photos, videos, sounds, text, GIFs, PDFs and images from major cloud based services like Google Drive and Dropbox right into their Flows. Additionally, FlowVella works offline allowing users to create presentations without Internet connection. 
All their Flows can be shared via a customisable link that works across different devices. Other sharing options include: print via AirPrint, export to PDF, embed link, and share to social media network. Remote presentation is also supported. Users can present straight from their iPad, connect to a projector, or use AirPlay.
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FlowVella - Presentation Software | Interactive Presentation Apps 

FlowVella - Presentation Software | Interactive Presentation Apps  | technologies | Scoop.it
Presentation software for Mac iPad and iPhone. Easiest way to create beautiful presentations.
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FlowVella... 
■ is another good presentation software tool that enables users to create interactive multimedia-driven slideshows to share with others. 
■ provides users with a set of professionally-designed templates to choose from. 
These include... 
▫ video presentations, 
▫ reports, 
▫ portfolios, 
▫ photo galleries 
...and many more. 
With a simple drag and drop users can include... 
● photos, 
● videos, 
● sounds, 
● text, 
● GIFs, 
● PDFs and 
● images
...from major cloud based services like Google Drive and Dropbox right into their Flows. 
Additionally, FlowVella works offline allowing users to create presentation without Internet connection. 
All user Flows can be shared via a customizable link that works across different devices. 
Other sharing options include... 
► print via AirPrint, 
► export to PDF, 
► embed link, and 
► share to social media network. 
Remote presentation is also supported. 
Users can present straight from their iPad, connect to a projector, or use AirPlay.
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Loupe - create shapes with your photographs

Loupe - create shapes with your photographs | technologies | Scoop.it
Shape your photos the way you want in seconds
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Loupe Collage literally turns any user's pictures into a shape (or word) collage.
Users choose the pictures, then they choose the shape, image, or word you would like to make a collage.
Loupe Collage can access usersphotos from...
► their computer,
► Facebook,
► Dropbox,
► Flickr,
► Instagram,
...and even more!

Take a look at my first effort at http://www.getloupe.com/v/enj0cqei

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Strikingly - Make/build Your Own Website

Strikingly - Make/build Your Own Website | technologies | Scoop.it
Strikingly is the best website builder for anyone to build a gorgeous, mobile-friendly website easily. Quick, simple and stylish. Get started today.
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Striking.ly is a service that can be used to create one page websites; these could be a good way for learners to showcase examples of their best images and/or videos.
Learners could also use Striking.ly pages to feature examples of their best 'writings'.
Striking.ly provides a variety of templates for digital portfolios and digital flyers.
Each template can be customized by users hovering their mouse on any element of the template and selecting the edit button.
Note: - 1: Free Striking.ly pages are assigned Striking.ly subdomains and
2: Premium accounts can have custom domains.

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Speaker Deck

Speaker Deck | technologies | Scoop.it
Speaker Deck is the best way to share presentations online. Simply upload your slides as a PDF, and we’ll turn them into a beautiful online experience. View them on SpeakerDeck.com, or share them on any website with an embed code.
John Dalziel's insight:

Users simply upload their slides as PDF and Speaker Deck turns them into a beautiful online experience.
Users can then share their generated presentation with others using different options including...
   • a unique URL link,
   • social media websites such a Facebook and/or Twitter, or
   • use the embed code to embed presentations in their webpresence.
NOTE:

   1: Speaker Deck only supports PDF files and allows up to 50 uploads per day and a total of 500 all time.
   2: The PDF that users upload cannot be larger than 50 Megabytes

 

To upload a presentation to Speaker Deck users...
   • Sign into their Speaker Deck account and click "Upload" at the top of the page. They will be presented with a form to upload a PDF.
   • Click the "Select a PDF to Upload" button and a file browser will open. Select the PDF you want to upload and then click Ok.
   • When the PDF has finished uploading they will see a "Save the Details" button. Optionally enter a name and description and select a category for the presentation and then click "Save the Details"

 

It's as easy as that.

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3D Gallery Template from ClassTools.net

3D Gallery Template from ClassTools.net | technologies | Scoop.it
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I've tried out the Classtools 3D Gallery Generator which enables learners, or others, to create a virtual 3D gallery of images and videos.
Each gallery can have up to ten images and or videos.
Below each image or video users can insert captions to provide explanations of the significance of the visuals in their galleries.
My experiment with this tool can be seen at...
http://www.classtools.net/3D/201504_6J576n ;

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Thematic - Create your own scrolling visual stories!

Thematic - Create your own scrolling visual stories! | technologies | Scoop.it
Visit www.thematic.co to create your own free scrolling album to share with your friends.
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Thematic is designed for building and sharing visual stories, allowing users to display up to twenty pictures organized around a theme of their choosing.
After importing pictures users can add one line of text to each image in their story and rearrange the sequence in which their images appear on their screen.
The resulting story is displayed in a vertically scrolling format with each of the images occupying all of the available space within the browser.
Completed stories can be shared publicly or kept private.
Each public story can be shared via Twitter, Facebook, email, or embedding into a webpage.
I recommend importing high resolution images as smaller images will become pixelated when enlarged to Thematic's full size. After importing your pictures you can add text and rearrange the sequence in which your images appear on your screen.

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reveal.js - The HTML Presentation Framework

reveal.js - The HTML Presentation Framework | technologies | Scoop.it
A framework for easily creating beautiful presentations using HTML
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Reveal.js and, its online editor companion, Slides.com, are perfect for those who like their presentation tools free, open-source, and either hosted on the web or hosted on their own GitHub repository.
Reveal.js is framework that lets users build robust slide decks and presentations using HTML or Markdown, right in their browser, so they don't have to download anything. (Ideal for Chromebooks)
The builder is robust and well put together, not to mention simple and easy to use.
It may seem like a developer's dream presentation tool, but you don't have to be one to make the most of it, or the online editor. It's easy to create...
   - animations,
   - transitions, and
   - graphs and charts
Reveal.js makes it easy to...
   - check out presentations on the go, on any device, or
   - embed presentations in a blog or web site so people can see them when they visit.
Similarly, users can just send a link out to people to view their presentation, or save a PDF of your entire slideshow so pass around that way.
There are also a many advanced features available too - users can
   - create presentations and keep them private,
   - present their deck offline,
   - control their presentation from a mobile device,
   - sync their work to Dropbox if they choose,
...and more.

You can take a look at the full list of features, most of which are free, at...
http://slides.com/features ;

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ajouter votre aperçu ...

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SmileTemplates - Free PowerPoint Templates & Backgrounds

SmileTemplates - Free PowerPoint Templates & Backgrounds | technologies | Scoop.it
SmileTemplates.com - free PowerPoint templates and backgrounds. We have the best collection for PowerPoint presentations ready for download.
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Try something new with professional graphics and high-quality free PowerPoint templates from SmileTemplates.
Categories include...
   - Abstract
   - Business
   - Education
   - Finance
   - Food & Drink
   - Health & Recreation
   - Industry & Production
   - Legal
   - Medical
   - Military
   - Nature
   - People
   - Real Estate
   - Religion & Holidays
   - Science
   - Sports
   - Technology
   - Transportation
The PowerPoint templates provided are easy to use.
Just select a free or an inexpensive design of your choice, and you'll be guided through the easy process of downloading and saving it to your computer.

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Szymon Mantey's curator insight, January 19, 2015 2:29 PM

ulalala szykuje nam się darwmowy powerpoint nowej firmy ktora wproawdza swoj produkt... sweet!