=Presentation Solutions and More=

The following links are from a workshop designed to give tips, tricks, and advice for improving the standard PowerPoint presentation as well as offer some alternatives for presenting content.


PowerPoint - A Favorite Project Choice

Students need to be taught effective Powerpoint skills. The following resources are from my own teaching toolbox for how to have an effective presentation. Slides and content have been borrowed from many educator friends to pull together this presentation, and it is a guide of what too do and what NOT to do. The concepts here can be applied to other presentation vehicles as well. In teaching effective presentation techniques to classes, I emphasize that teachers teach it, model it, and then assign it. This is true for all components of the research process.

Other presentation solutions:



Prezi


With the help of Prezi you can create maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings and present in a nonlinear way. Zooming presentation maker. See some resources for learning more about Prezi here.



VoiceThread
It's an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world. Ed.VoiceThread.com is reserved for K-12 education only. There is a VoiceThread Ning where you can share ideas and examples with other educators who use VoiceThread. There is also a VoiceThread wiki and a VoiceThread directory. In the directory, educators can add their contact information, VoiceThread project description, project dates and grade level if they are looking for collaborators on projects. Be sure to see the library page and examples. More examples and ideas can be found in Voicethread Examples in Education. Here's an example of VoiceThread being used to share favorite Web 2.0 tools. You can click on the comment button to add your own right from here!



Animoto
Upload photos, select music and Animoto renders a music video for you. Quick and easy. A 30-second video is free;
a4e_190x110.jpglonger is $3. An all-access pass ($30) lets you create all the videos you want for a full year. Also, check out the Animoto Education program and features. Animoto Education newsletter subscription and more here. See a sample: Stupeflix is a paid version similar to Animoto that might be worth checking out too. that offers See the Stupeflix gallery for some examples and styles available,



Google Docs (Presentation) (Google App)
While many think of this as a collaborative online writing or word processing tool, it also offers a presentation maker similar to Powerpoint or Keynote. You can upload Powerpoints or Create your own original presentation online then publish them on the web, email them, embed them on your website, etc. Several people can edit at once, too. Google also has templates for documents, spreadsheets and presentations available for students and teachers. ZohoShow is similar and also free.




Spicynode
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sample: http://www.spicynodes.org/a/865e50f642723e724eacaf39a595393e
http://www.spicynodes.org/a/5ae77724ad160260061f5e5111ff9e43
SpicyNodes is a way to visualize online information that mimics that way that people look for things in the real world. Bits of information — such as text, links, photos, and other media — are placed into "nodes," which are then linked together in an appealing interface that invites exploration. SpicyNodes can be used for everything from mind maps and content portals to organizational charts and lesson plans.


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Popplet

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Hello Slide
Allows you to upload a presentation, type the voice-over (instead of recording it), and play it using a synthesized (but quite realistic) voice. Also, you can make your talks available in multiple languages.



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