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How To Insert Stock Images in Google Presentations

How To Insert Stock Images in Google Presentations | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Learn how to add royalty-free stock phographs to Google Docs. Stock images are now available in Documents, Presentations and Spreadsheets.


"Google Docs is integrated with Google Image Search to help you quickly find and insert web photographs in your documents. The results are filtered to only show images that have been licensed under Creative Commons and labeled for commercial reuse so you are legally allowed to insert these images in your documents.


Other than Creative Commons, there’s a new image search option available in Google Docs that will help you find professionally shot photographs for your documents.


Google has partnered with stock photography services like Photos.com to offer royalty-free stock images inside Google Docs, just like Microsoft PowerPoint."


Read more about it: http://www.labnol.org/internet/stock-photos-in-google-docs/20562/ 

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Transform Your Podcast Into a Presentation: Slidestory

Transform Your Podcast Into a Presentation: Slidestory | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Slidestory is a Windows PC downloadable software which allows you to record your audio voice-over to any set of slides or images, while keeping them in sync and with a full text trasncript of what you have said.


Slidestory can also be a great solution for those producing podcasts and needing to have an acompanying presentation, with images, text transcript and links to all the items presented in the show.


The final presentation with audio can be easily posted to the Slidestory online service which will host it and make it available for free. Additionally Slidestory presentations can be easily embedded in other blogs and web sites.


The software plus the online service that stores and distributes your presentations are both free.


Here is a brief video tutorial: http://www.slidestory.com/?page=slidestory&ini=1&index=0&title=How%20to%20create%20a%20podcast%20using%20the%20Publisher&cid=102 


Slidestory FAQ: http://www.slidestory.com/?page=faq 


Download (Windows): http://www.slidestory.com/?page=download 


More info: http://www.slidestory.com/ 


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Create and Deliver Online Lectures and Presentations with Prezage

Create and Deliver Online Lectures and Presentations with Prezage | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Prezage [prez-AHzh] is a suite of advanced web-based software tools for the creation and delivery of online lectures and presentations.


Prezage presentations can be delivered via a web browser with no additional software, and they provide several advanced features such as text and visual indexing of the presentation sections, audio and video/slide sync alongside many management and delivery options.


See several examples of presentations created with Prezage here: http://prezage.com/web/ 


Anyone can apply to become a free Prezage presentation Producer by simply applying with the info provided on tis page: http://prezage.com/producer/ 


Learn more about Prezage through this in-depth Prezage-based interactive presentation: http://prezage.com/player/?p=1 

 

More info: http://prezage.com/ 

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Get Feedback Votes and Ideas Live In Your PowerPoint: Shakespeak

Get Feedback Votes and Ideas Live In Your PowerPoint: Shakespeak | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Shakespeak is a new tool that allows you to get live feedback, votes and responses to your questions via SMS, Twitter and the web to appear right into the presentation you are delivering.


The software is presently available for Windows PC, but a Mac-Keynote version is in the works.


This is an interesting approach to create true, live engagement during a live presentation session.


You can check out a video about Shakespeak right here: http://vimeo.com/17365353 


Find out more: http://shakespeak.com/ 

Pricing: https://secure.shakespeak.com/en/account/plans-pricing/ 

Free PC download: http://shakespeak.com/en/free-download/ 

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Create Your Own Photo Slideshow with Music, Text and Special Effects: Kizoa

Create Your Own Photo Slideshow with Music, Text and Special Effects: Kizoa | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Kizoa is a new web-based service geared to those needing to create family, party and celebrative presentations in the easiest possible way.


The service, which offers a free basic level, it is indeed very easy to use and makes it a breeze to upload btaches of images from your hard disk or directly from your Facebook account.

Images can be placed on a timeline, and effects, transitions and a music soundtrack (provided also in the service) can be added easily via an intuitive and well explained drag and drop interface.


If you want to go beyond this, and embed or publish your presentation on your site, you need to upgrade to a paid account which allows you also to utilize more visual effects, upload your own music and burn your visual slideshows to DVD.

You can try the service out immediately at: http://www.kizoa.com/ 

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Create Easy Visually-Rich Data-Presentations with Piktochart

Create Easy Visually-Rich Data-Presentations with Piktochart | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Ai Ching and Andrea Zaggia are the authors and founders of Piktochart a new presentation tool (pre-beta) which promises to deliver a new approach to creating data-rich and visually engaging slideshows and infographs.

Piktochart leverages a number of tools which include a) the Story Teller, b) the Chart Wizard and c) Visual Themes which facilitate tremendously the presenter work by guiding him/her in the process of submitting relevant data and information that will be then applied to an appropriate visual solution.


The idea is certainly very good, but the novice user may find himself a bit lost in editing and organizing the content inside existing templates the first time around. 

 

Given some more good, high-quality templates, and less leeway for the user to make mistales, Piktochart moves one step in the direction that many communication tools will be taking next: making as easy as possible for anyone to produce professionally-looking presentations without being a graphic designer.

Find out more and give it a spin: http://piktochart.com/ 

 

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Create Prezi-Style Presentations With PowerPoint: pptPlex

Create Prezi-Style Presentations With PowerPoint: pptPlex | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

pptPlex is a concept tool developed by Microsoft Research Labs that allows you to zoom in and out of slides much like what is possible to do in Prezi.

pptPlex has been discontinued and last updated over a year ago, but if you are interested, it is still available for download.

pptPlex uses Plex technology to give you the power to zoom in and out of slide sections and move directly between slides that are not sequential in your presentation.

On this page: http://www.officelabs.com/projects/pptPlex/Pages/default.aspx you can watch a few videos to see how pptPlex can help you organize and present information in a non-linear fashion. 

Download link: http://www.officelabs.com/_layouts/olsite/TryIt.ashx?downloadUrl=http://officelabs.vo.msecnd.net/4fcaa65e-086d-4d49-a292-a5e764667263/1.1.3.4/pptPlex.msi&project=pptPlex
 

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Share your Presentation Slides with a QR Code - Digital Inspiration

Share your Presentation Slides with a QR Code - Digital Inspiration | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

"Let’s assume you are speaking at an event.


Now when you are done with the presentation, some people in the audience would definitely want to have a “soft copy” of your slides. How would you distribute that?


Starting today you may consider using QR Codes to distribute your presentation.


Put the QR code image in the last slide, people can scan the code with their mobile phones and the presentation file would automatically download on to their phones.

No need to write URLs.


There’s a new service in town called TagMyDoc that makes it easy for you to convert documents or presentations into QR Codes.


Find out more here: http://www.labnol.org/internet/share-documents-with-qr-code/20456/
 

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Put Your PowerPoint Presentations on the iPad with SlideShark

Put Your PowerPoint Presentations on the iPad with SlideShark | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

SlideShark is an iPad app which allows mobile professionals to upload and show PowerPoint presentations directly on their iPads.

SlideShark users simply upload PowerPoint files to their free, secure accounts at SlideShark.com, where the slides are converted to an iPad-optimized format.

Then they use the free SlideShark iPad app to download and show the converted presentations on the iPad.

SlideShark provides support for animations, fonts, graphics and colors.

For more information, visit www.slideshark.com

or go the Apple Store page here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slideshark-powerpoint-presentations/id471369684?ls=1&mt=8
 

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Record Your Screen Tutorials in HD and Share Them Online with ScreenPresso

Record Your Screen Tutorials in HD and Share Them Online with ScreenPresso | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

ScreenPresso is a Windows PC only software that allows you to record your on-screen computer actions and movements, both as images and as video clips.


The clips can be easily saved in one among different video formats: MP4(H264), WebM, OGV, WMV, HTML 5 or sent directly to one of these services: YouTube, Twitter, Twitpic, Facebook, FTP, Flickr,
G-Mail, Minus, Dropbox, Imgur, ImageShack.


ScreenPresso can be carried around on a USB drive and it does not require an installation procedure.

ScreenPresso comes in two versions:

- ScreenPresso Free 
- ScreenPresso Pro - $28
The key difference between the two versions is that the free one leaves a branded logo from ScreenPresso on your final video and images.

Download: http://www.screenpresso.com/download

Find out more:  http://www.screenpresso.com/
 

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Create Custom Multimedia Tutorials on the iPad: Explain Everything

Create Custom Multimedia Tutorials on the iPad: Explain Everything | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

From the official site: "Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations.


You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design.


Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad2 video display.


Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone.


Import Photos, PDF, PPT, and Keynote from Dropbox, Evernote, Email, iPad photo roll and iPad2 camera.


Export MP4 movie files, PNG image files, and share the .XPL project file with others for collaboration."


Find out more: http://www.explaineverything.com/index.html

AppStore link: http://www.explaineverything.com/index.html
 

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Explain everything - is an amazing iPad app that allows student teachers to capture everything and anything created, annotate, narrate, animate, used as a interactive whiteboard export, import multimedia anything really, the uses are endless and this is just a small list of the apps capabilities.

 

All learning theories objectives can be facilitated with this app but I will look at how it is a great vehicle for  the constructivist learning theory as it allows the learner to be active learners and this technology allows learners to go beyond the bounds of their learning instruction. It can be used an endless array of way in the classroom outside of the classroom and enable a continuity of learning spaces. It enable collaboration with others, builds digital literacy and  independent learning and allows to explore curiosity about what they are learning and build on their own knowledge helped along by their educators of course. It teaches student how to critically think and they can offer up  their own evaluation, insights and analysis. Applying the SAMR model this technology fits the Redefinition phase and transformational learning stage of the model. 

 

This tool is useful as it can be used in a vast number of ways - students can create a animated video and then collaborate and share their videos on Youtube or other supported platforms. Content can be peer reviewed and shared with other schools in different countries or regions for instance. This make this iPad app truly transformational as this could not be done in a traditional classroom - learning is greatly enhanced using this technology. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Perfect Live Mark-Up Tools for the Visual Presenter: Aureosoft Has Them All

The Perfect Live Mark-Up Tools for the Visual Presenter: Aureosoft Has Them All | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

I have just discovered Aureosoft, a software house which has created a powerful collection of Windows utilities for the visual presenter, needing highlighters, markup and annotation tools and more.


The Aureosoft line of presenter tools includes:

- Laser Pointer (software based)

- Ediprompter - teleprompter sw

- Handpointers - interactive on-screen markers

- HeyeLighter - dynamic markers

- MegaPointer - collection of on-line live markers

- TimerScope - on-screen timer

among many others.


Check it out: http://www.aureosoft.com

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Turn Any Large Monitor Into A Multimedia Digital Billboard of Information: Dynamic Info Screen

Turn Any Large Monitor Into A Multimedia Digital Billboard of Information: Dynamic Info Screen | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Dynamic Info Screen creates info display on a PC by showing scenes made of media objects assembled in different layouts.


An info screen project consists of one or more scenes where each scene is made of different media objects showing various types of information. These may include:

  • RSS feeds
  • Flash media objects
  • Web pages
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • PDFs
  • Direct TV feeds
  • Webcam feeds
which can be arranged on a virtual layout in a number of different combinations.

A completed info screen project is transferrable to any number of computers simply by copying its folder and files including the runtime content editor.

(Windows only)

Find out more here:  http://www.dynamicinfoscreen.com/ 

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Create Great Screen Instructions With Clarify: The Screenshot Editor

Create Great Screen Instructions With Clarify: The Screenshot Editor | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Clarify is screenshot software that combines image capture, image editing and text authoring letting you turn screenshots into clear instructions, tutorials or workflow procedures to follow.


Available for both Windows and Mac, Clarify is a very powerful screenshot utility having all of those specific features needed when you need to take a series of screenshots to explain how to use a new software or procedure.


Get a basic idea of how it works: http://www.bluemangolearning.com/clarify/how-it-works/ 


Check out the video tutorials: http://www.bluemangolearning.com/clarify/video-tutorials/ 


Find out more: http://www.bluemangolearning.com/clarify/ 


Download trial bersion: http://www.bluemangolearning.com/clarify/download 


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Highlight, Markup, Annotate Live Any Web Page with Markup.io

Highlight, Markup, Annotate Live Any Web Page with Markup.io | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Markup.io is a web-based free tool which allows you to annotate and mark-up any web page.


You can use this tool during live webinars or online classes to highlight and pinpoint specific parts of a page. 

Markup.io can be activated via a one-click bookmarklet and it consists of a handful of simple tools to circle, type or highlight with different colors and shapes any web content you happen to be on.


Very useful. 8/10


Find out more: http://markup.io/  

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Professional Presentation Service Integrates Analytics, Testing and Branding Functions: Knoodle

Professional Presentation Service Integrates Analytics, Testing and Branding Functions: Knoodle | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Knoodle is a new powerful presentation service geared toward corporate and enterprise use. 

Knoodle while offering all of the standard features that other presentation services provide, including the ability to sync video to presentations and the ability to add voiceovers to existing ones, integrates a series of advanced functions and capabilties not generally available is similarly priced services.

On top of this Knoodle adds serious analytics capabilities, branding, tests and surveys as well as social functions like the ability to annotate, discuss, and chat, while supporting users across both desktop PC and mobile devices.


Presentations created with Knoodle can be shared on social media, and can be embedded on web sites or blogs.


Features and video tutorials: http://www.knoodle.com/features 


Free 30-day trial version available here: http://www.knoodle.com/start-free-trial 


Pricing info and plans: http://www.knoodle.com/pricing 


Find more about it here: http://www.knoodle.com/  

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Webcast Your PowerPoint: The PowerPoint 2010 Broadcast Slide Show Feature

Webcast Your PowerPoint: The PowerPoint 2010 Broadcast Slide Show Feature | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Did you know that: "You can broadcast your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation over the Internet to a remote audience?


While you present the slide show inside PowerPoint, your audience follows along in their browser."


Uh? Oh? never heard of that?


Well, here is a great, well documented and illustrated tutorial from Microsoft that helps you find out exactly how to do it.


Check it out: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/broadcast-your-powerpoint-presentation-to-a-remote-audience-HA010382418.aspx 


Recommended. 8/10


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Create Simple Charts and Diagrams for Free: Chartle.net

Create Simple Charts and Diagrams for Free: Chartle.net | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Chartle.net is a web-based service which allows you to create very easily simple bar, pie, line graphs as well as diagrams and maps and more complex charts.


Data can be input manually or imported from standard Excel files.


The final work can be easily embedded on your own site or blog.


The service is free and requires no registration.


Try it out here: http://www.chartle.net 

 

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Draw and Share Your Own Word Map: GraphWords.com

Draw and Share Your Own Word Map: GraphWords.com | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Similar but not as effective as Wordle or the orignal Visual Thesaurus from Thinkmap, GraphWords is a free visualization tool that helps you explore the English dictionary and thesaurus, by generating instant word-maps around the term you suggest.

Ty it out now: http://graphwords.com/  

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Present, Illustrate, Brainstorm and Collaborate Visually Using Mindmaps: MindMeister 6

MindMeister is an excellent and very powerful mindmapping tool, which allows you to easily create directories, lists, procedures or tutorials that are visually organized. 

MindMeister allows you to protect your mindmaps with passwords or to let them publicly open and to invite other people to collaborate and contribute to them.

Best of all each node in a map can be formatted with images, texts, icons, links and notes. Maps can be exported in a variety of file formats and embedded on any site or blog.

There is also a mobile version for your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone.

The basic service is free but allows you to create only three maps.

Find out more: http://www.mindmeister.com 

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Mindmaps Simplified: Wisdomap

Mindmaps Simplified: Wisdomap | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

"Wisdomap helps you to organise your thoughts in a powerful mindmap format, and allows you to attach notes, videos, pictures, links and files to it"


Robin Good: If you are looking for a simpler and easier to use mindmapping tool, Wisdomap may be the type of alternative presentation tool you have been looking for.


Clean look and lean preentation style are the key characteristics of this British mindmapping new startup, which offers both a free version (up to 3 mindmaps) as well as a paid one.

Like other existing mindmapping tools, Wisdomap also allows you to attach notes and media to your map nodes. Specifically, Wisdomap utilizes a dedicated sidebar for video, images, files, links and notes, which is easily accessible at all times. This approach allows you to keep nodes in your mindmap short and memorable, while using the notes and media to add supplementary information.
 

More info: http://wisdomap.com/welcome

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Presentation Tools for Smartphones | TechRepublic

Presentation Tools for Smartphones | TechRepublic | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it
Deb Shinder suggests some Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone apps that can help create or simply enhance your next presentation.


Robin Good: This article contains a truckload of useful resources, tools and services you can use right now to upgrade your smartphone to become a great presentation partner.


"The next time you need to give a presentation, don’t overlook the role your smartphone can play. From creating and playing a “quick and dirty” presentation from scratch to enhancing a presentation that you give in the traditional way with a laptop, there are many ways you can put your phone to work while you’re on stage."


Highly recommended. 9/10

Read it all: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smartphones/use-your-smartphone-for-slideshow-presentations/3812
 

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Create Your Own Video Slideshow: Stupeflix

Create Your Own Video Slideshow: Stupeflix | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Stupeflix is an online service which allows you to create video slideshows where you can integrate the photos, clips, text and music you want.


Stupeflix provides the user with a set of pree-cooked themes-templates (http://studio.stupeflix.com/gallery/)that fit a variety of needs and communication styles while leaving you with the ability to select timings, specific transitions and to add any text or map.


The basic service is free, but as you want to step up with features and start downloading your videp productions in medium (360p) or HD video quality (720p) you will need to pay a low monthly price.


A personal account is $5/month.


Find out more about pricing here: http://studio.stupeflix.com/pricing/

Completed videos can be downloaded or shared on major social media networks.


Find out more: http://studio.stupeflix.com/

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A New Way To Present Yourself Online: SlideRocket Unveils the Présumé

A New Way To Present Yourself Online: SlideRocket Unveils the Présumé | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

A Presume is a resume-in-a-presentation.


Sliderocket has released three different templates to create your own Presume.


Five characterizing traits of Presumes:


Make a splash – traditional resumes are dry, black and white affairs with no life. But with images, transitions, animations and even video, your SlideRocket presentation resume will showcase your background and skills in a while new light.


Present like a pro – the SlideRocket présumé templates enable you to quickly turn a stock resume into an engaging, interactive presentation.


Reach executives directly – because your presentation resume is online, you can easily share it via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, which presents you with the opportunity to reach hiring managers directly, in a wholly unique way


Monitor responses – SlideRocket comes equipped with presentation analytics. So you’ll know which employers are viewing your présumé, and how long they spend on each slide. This presents you not only with the opportunity to discover who’s interested, but also where you need to spruce up your presentation resume.


Customize – the SlideRocket presentation resumes can be targeted to any number of job functions and industries by quickly and easily adjusting the message and imagery.


Find out more here: http://www.sliderocket.com/blog/2011/11/presentation-resume/

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Record and Sync-Up Video and PowerPoint Presentations: Presio (Windows)

Record and Sync-Up Video and PowerPoint Presentations: Presio (Windows) | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Presio is a Windows PC downloadable software which allows you to match and sync up your video recording with your own set of PowerPoint slides.


Download a free trial, fully-functional version of Presio capable of producing and saving a maximum of five presentations here: http://www.ipresent.net/support/presio-download.php


Two versions of Presio are available. A Standard one for $89 and a Professional one, which adds extra video formats for export at $199.


Find out more here: http://www.ipresent.net/

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