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Emerging technologies applying current educational pedagogy in elementary classrooms.
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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 2015 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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Digital Image Factory: All Pics

Free & Easy Digital Image AWESOMENESS by The Daring Librarian. What's your favourite digital imaging site? Slideshare Tip: Why the "All Pics" in the title?...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:46 PM

A great slide presentation that focuses on images in your presentations - how and where to get them, how to enhance them, how to work with fonts and colors. Finally, there is a long list of image editing sites which will help you do the job.

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:48 AM

one more good resource of practices and resources to make presentations, classes and professional learning pop!

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:40 AM

Excellent slide show provides suggestions  and tips for students and instructors - no more death by powerpoint!  

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Create a striking slide presentation - Adobe for Academics

Create a striking slide presentation - Adobe for Academics | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Create a striking slide presentation. Tips on using InDesign

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 15, 2014 3:20 AM

Even though Adobe is not a free software, their product InDesign lets you stand out by creating stunning presentations. Watch the tutorial that will give you an insight into the creative process.

InDesign is aimed at academics but in my opinion it can successfully be used in general education as well.

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, March 17, 2014 10:20 AM
Create a striking slide presentation - Adobe for Academics
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 21, 2014 4:11 AM

This link provides a sampling of presentation tools from Adobe. This is a good look at what the software can do.

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, March 10, 2014 3:44 AM

things to think about (but also think about the content you are communicating)

Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 2014 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 2014 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

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The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

The best free presentation software and other alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Want to make a splash with your presentations, but don’t want to splash out any money on a program? Forget PowerPoint, we’ve got some totally gratis...

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Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:54 PM

Ótimas alternativas para variar nas apresentações.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:22 PM

A new compilation of free software to prepare digital presentations.

Of course... alternatives to Power-point or Keynote.


Have a look, and if you're not into any of them, give them a try!!!

Ingrid B's curator insight, April 2, 2014 8:34 AM

Algunos programas gratuitos para hacer presentaciones, como nuevas y más completas alternativas al ppt.

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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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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:28 PM

Can there be more to learn about Power Point? 

Don Karp's curator insight, February 11, 2014 12:41 AM

Very comprehensive with YouTubes for each

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 12, 2014 7:05 AM

Very helpful!

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How to Harness the Power of the Pause

The most telling sign of an amateur speaker is their inability to pace themselves and speak slowly. If you can learn to get comfortable with silence and pauses,

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:03 PM

More good tips to remember for presentations and public speaking.

 

Gavin Keeble's curator insight, November 27, 2013 7:05 PM

"..." we use it in language...we should use it in presentations and speeches too!

gustavo salazar's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:05 AM

Como usar una presentación efectiva y no morir x power point

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6 Presentation Design Dos and Don’ts

6 Presentation Design Dos and Don’ts | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

Great presentation design can be difficult to master because it requires the coordination of many elements, including colors, fonts, images, icons and background. While there are a lot of pieces to the presentation design puzzle, don’t be overwhelmed.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 8, 2014 1:25 PM

A nice list of dos and don'ts in presentation design. The article suggests what you should avoid doing and what you should do instead to achieve the best result.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:13 AM

Great visual reminders of how to prepare effective presentations

eLearningTV's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:42 AM

A must to know.

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Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

Nancy Duarte explains how to create better visual presentations so you can communicate your ideas with efficiency, clarity and impact. She is CEO of Silicon ...

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Mike Donahue's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:59 AM

Nancy Duarte offers some simple ideas for making a more effective slideshow to enhance your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:28 AM

I constantly see video "gurus" telling people to just insert all your script text into PowerPoint slides, read it aloud while recording, and...BAM!...instant video!

 

I've always contended that this is a questionable strategy at best for delivering a visual message. Here is one of the leading presentation experts on the planet explaining part of my contention.

Chris Carter's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:27 PM

Words of wisdom, all in 3 minutes.

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Use the “Vanishing Spell” in PowerPoint

Use the “Vanishing Spell” in PowerPoint | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

...Speaking of the spell, do you remember the scene when Harry wished he knew a good Vanishing Spell to escape his fan Colin’s photograph-clicking spree? Or the time when Bill Weasley used this incantation to make a stack of scrolls disappear while cleaning up after a meeting of the Order of the Phoenix during Harry's first night at number twelve, Grimmauld Place?


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Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:05 PM

Great attention grabber for your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 24, 2014 6:53 PM

Interesting animation using one of the "legacy" effects we tend to forget about...

Anna Costikoglou's curator insight, June 30, 2014 12:44 AM

 Let objects or text disappear slowly behind an object and later make it appear slowly from behind the same object.

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The 5 Metrics You Need to Know to Give a Great Presentation

The 5 Metrics You Need to Know to Give a Great Presentation | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Noah Zandan is the co-founder and CEO of Quantified Impressions , the leading global provid...

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:51 AM

The basis for measuring  the LEC presentations that will form the key deliverables of the "classroom" modules. Test on "best of class" SUPORT items.

Jacqueline's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:47 AM

refer to when planning presentation

 

Bouchut's curator insight, March 7, 2014 5:45 AM

Les 5 points clés d'une présentation multimédia interactive réussie

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The Presentation Planning Checklist - Free eBook

The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...

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Elpidio del Campo Cañizares's curator insight, March 21, 2014 9:19 AM

Presentations Checklist

Marisa Maiocchi's curator insight, March 25, 2014 6:51 AM

Muy buen resumen de las cosas que hay que tener en cuenta a hora de hacer una presentación efectiva, para un auditorio sin ojos cerrados ni bostezos!

Kamian's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:24 AM

Documento recomendado para hacer presentaciones decentes (Muy buenos tips).

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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Cynthia Kivland's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Donna Hudson's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:23 PM

Great Ideas!

 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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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 | Elementary Technology 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.