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Convert Any Slideshare Presentation Into an Animated Short Video: GIFDeck

Convert Any Slideshare Presentation Into an Animated Short Video: GIFDeck | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it
Convert your SlideShare presentations into beautifully animated GIFs in one click
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GIFDeck is a free web app which allows you to convert any published Slideshare presentation into an animated GIF ready to be published.


GIFDeck allows you to specify the URL of the slideshare presentation you want to convert, the number of frames to extract from it and the amount of time you want each image to be displayed.


Free to use.


Excellent way to promote content visually. Works great on Twitter. 

Try it out now: http://gifdeck.in/ 





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Christelle Quillet's curator insight, May 30, 2015 3:53 AM

outil de présentation des résultats d'enquête dynamique, et pour plein d'autres usages..

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 11, 2016 4:47 AM
That is something I would like to try now ;-)
Alex's curator insight, August 1, 2016 10:44 PM
Cool little tool for slideshare users!
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The Easiest Way To Create a Presentation: Slidebean

Slidebean is a new cloud-based platform that lets you create amazing presentations in seconds. No cutting or pasting, no font changing. Just worry about the content.…
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Slidebean is a new presentation web app which simplifies to the max the difficulty required to create a visual presentation.


Creating content is as simple as typing. The design part is kept completely separate, and you don't have to worry about it as you input your text content.


When you decide to go to format your presentation you are offered a set of pre-designed options, just like you get image filters on Instagram. You test and try the ones that are most appropriate for your presentation and you are set to go.


Slidebean presentations can contain text, lists, images and video clips and can be viewed on any device or operating system.


Finalized presentations can be published online, shared, embedded or downloaded as HTML5 presentations in a .zip file.


Free plan available. (up to 5 presentations with up to 10 slides)


Pricing: https://slidebean.com/plans 


Try it out now: https://slidebean.com/ 


(Thanks to Baiba Svenca for discovering it)

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Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, December 6, 2013 1:37 PM

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Ali Anani's curator insight, December 7, 2013 7:57 AM

A design-free fprm of publishing presentations

Ros Peters's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:24 AM

A change from Powerpoints!

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Publish and Share Your 3D Models on the Web with Sketchfab

Robin Good: Sketchfab is a web-based service which allows you to publish, embed and share fully interactive 3D models online without the need to install any special software or browser plugin.


Sketchfab is like a YouTube for 3D interactive models.


To use Sketchfab you only need to create a free account and upload a 3D model file in one of the 25 supported formats. After processing, standard technologies like WebGL and HTML5 are used in your browser to display your 3D models in real-time.


The web-visualized version of your 3D model can then be made public and can be embedded in any web site or blog. You can also easily remove the models you uploaded anytime you want to.


Check this example: http://skfb.ly/kihgfe1a


FAQ: http://sketchfab.com/faq


Free version available.


Plans and pricing: https://sketchfab.com/upgrade


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



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The Giant Presentation Tablet Is Here: Mondopad

Robin Good: Mondopad is a giant multi-touch 55-inch tablet from InFocus, capable of full HD resolution (1920x1080) which integrates a 720p videocam, a microphone array, 50 watts speakers, and a full Intel i5-processor CPU unit that hangs discretely behind the screen.


The Mondopad integrates a suite of apps dedicated to presenting, annotating and collaborating online plus access to the full Windows 7 Pro and Office 2010 suite of apps.


Whiteboard features: http://youtu.be/TN595e2L0p4 


View and Share documents: http://youtu.be/L_MiyYFo5Bw 


Browser mode: http://youtu.be/wzfv8YSszpg  


More info: http://www.infocus.com/mondopad 

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Professional Presentation and Slide Templates: Slidevana

Professional Presentation and Slide Templates: Slidevana | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Slidevana is a set of editable Keynote slide templates that allows anyone to put together professional-looking presentations without needing to be a graphic designer.


Key features include: 

- 130 editable slide templates

- templates for statistical graphs and charts

- easy to edit and customize each slide

- free lifetime updates

- 100% satisfaction-guaranteed - get reimbursement if you are not happy with it


Take a tour of Slidevana: http://www.slidevana.com/tour 


Check out the gallery of slide designs available in Slidevana: http://www.slidevana.com/gallery 


Slidevana works both on Macs as well as on iPhone and iPad devices.


Pricing: $69 (includes Mac and iPhone/iPad versions)


P.S.: Slidevana for Keynote (Mac) is available today but also a Slidevana for PowerPoint is already in the works.


More info: http://www.slidevana.com/ 

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HTML5 Goes Beyond Prezi But for Geeks Only: Impress.js

Robin Good: The video opening titles for Museum140 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObLiikJEt94) have been created with a new tool that leverages the power of HTML5 to achieve results that are identical to those that you can achieve with Prezi, the alternative presentation tool.

Impress.js is a presentation tool inspired by the idea behind prezi.com and based on the power of CSS3 transforms and transitions in modern browsers.


Though Impress.js remains for now a tool for geeks and people who can use code, Impress.js heralds the upcoming legion of HTML5 presentation tools that will be likely start to rapidly grow in 2012.


Text, images and graphic elements can be easily positioned on a virtually infinite canvas in which they can be easily scaled, resized and positioned at will. Even a 3D rendering effect is available.


Sample presentation:

http://bartaz.github.com/impress.js/#/bored 

 

Source code: https://github.com/bartaz/impress.js 


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Flash-free Presentations with SlidePoint

Flash-free Presentations with SlidePoint | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Slidepoint is a free web-based presentation tool that integrates all of the functions and features o a standard presentation tool. It allows you to create basic presentations using text, graphics, videos and images that make no use of Flash.


The basic Slidepoint presentation editor offers all of the basic functionalities you would expect in a slide-show creation tool:
- insert text and graphics - ready-made shapes 

- insert list, tables 

- insert YouTube, video, or questions module

- insert audio clip associated to a slide

- duplicate slides and objects

- front and back order of elements on a slide

- font size, style and color choice

- alignment of objects

- precise positioning

- transition effects and actions

- and most any other basic function you would expect


Each presentation created with SlidePoint can be easily shared on the major four social networks Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ as well as being embedded on any site or blog.


Free accounts can create a maximum of 10 presentations and have a free storage space of only 25MB.


To gain more storage space or increase the limit of presentations that can be created, Slidepoint uses a reward system, that gives you more point as you perform more activities inside the service. 
Find out more here: http://www.slidepoint.net/a/account_rewards.php  


PowerPoint presentations can be imported by utilizing the "Windows only) utility available here: http://www.slidepoint.net/files/ppt_to_slidepoint.net.exe 



Find out more: http://www.slidepoint.net 


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The Tiniest Presentation Remote Control Is a Mouse: The Logitech Cube

The Tiniest Presentation Remote Control Is a Mouse: The Logitech Cube | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Logitech has just announced a new type of mouse that is as small as large pencil eraser, has no cables and can act as a perfect remote controller for presenters needing to manage the flow of their slides during a live event.


In fact, as the Cube is lifted from any surface on which it was resting, it auto-swtiches to "remote control presentation mode" allowing you to progress through your slide deck with a simple scrolling movement of your finger on it.


The tiny Logitech Unifying® receiver connects up to six Unifying-compatible devices with a powerful, reliable wireless connection (up to 25 meters). So the Cube works with your other Logitech Unifying devices without taking up another USB port.


Check this video introduction showing how the Cube works: http://youtu.be/AeucWS1Ph4E 
 

Pictures of the Cube: http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/4/2683664/logitech-cube-mouse-pictures#2806094 


The Cube will be on sale this January for $69.99


Read the full review: http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/4/2683651/logitech-cube-mouse-january-70-dollars 


Find out more: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/devices/9472 


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Show Your Favorite Images Live While Talking and Listening with Live Pics.io

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Live Pics.io is a free new web which allows you to showcase in real-time your favorite images, photos or illustrations while talking and listening with the other parties connecting in.


No registration or login required.


You just upload your selected images and share the link to the meeting room that you are given and you are ready to go.


Supersimple.


Free to use. 


Try it out now here: http://live.pics.io 






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Store, Show and Control Your Presentations from Your iPhone or iPad with SlideShark

Store, Show and Control Your Presentations from Your iPhone or iPad with SlideShark | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it
SlideShark is the one and only app used to reliably view and share PowerPoint on the iPad or iPhone. Get it for free now.
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Slideshark is a free mobile app which allows you to show and broadcast PowerPoint presentations to anyone across the desk or around the world while providing you with tens of useful features. PPT presentations maintain all of their original look, fonts, graphics, animations and links.


Slideshark is a great tool for any professional presenter, who travels, moves from conference to conference but needs to have always access to all of its presentations in a reliable fashion. Additionally Slideshark makes your iPhone/iPad/iPod act as super-efficient remote controller and preview unit for your slide, giving you the possibility to deliver and control your presentations directly from your iPhone or iPad.


Key features included in version 3:


  • Broadcast Slides over the Web
  • Slide Annotation
  • Laser Pointer in iPhone
  • Import Files from SkyDrive, Syncplicity & Google Drive, Box & DropBox
  • Support for .wmv sound effects (PPT 2010)
  • Remote Control via iPhone/iPod of the presentation
  • Support for embedded video
  • Pinch to "zoom in" on slides on iPhone or iPod touch
  • Support for projector or TV (iPhone 4 and later)
  • Access presentations from multiple iOS devices
  • Support for streaming to a projector/monitor via Apple AirPlay
  • View slide notes
  • Slide and presentation timers
  • Animation counter
  • See previous and next slides
  • Hide or re-order slides
  • Share presentations online for on-demand viewing
  • Share via email and social media
  • User & permission management
  • Usage reporting and analytics
  • Auto-advance slides and "looping mode"

  
There are two versions of SlideShark available: a Individual Free version that is completely free and which offers up to 100MB of storage space or a Slideshark Plus version which includes 500MB of space and costs $49/year.


For businesses there is SlideShark Pro version which costs $95/year (less than $10/mo) and it provides 1GB of presentation space for one user. The Team Edition, which costs $149/year offers access to unlimited team members and 5GB of storage space.

Pricing info: https://www.slideshark.com/Products/Compare-Products.aspx


Find out more: https://www.slideshark.com/


Download free mobile app here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/slideshark-view-share-presentations/id471369684?mt=8


(Thanks to Baiba Svenca for reporting on this new release)


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Show Your Presentation Inside Google+ Hangouts: The SlideShare App

Show Your Presentation Inside Google+ Hangouts: The SlideShare App | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Slideshare has just released a new app which allows you to present slides live with multi-party real time video inside Google Hangouts.


Key features:

  • Switch Control Anytime.
  • View slides simultaneously.
  • Present yourself or make any participant a presenter during a hangout.

Find out more or try it out now here: http://www.slideshare.net/hangouts 

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Record Voice-Overs for Your Presentations and Publish Them Online: PresentationTube

Record Voice-Overs for Your Presentations and Publish Them Online: PresentationTube | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: PresentationTube is a Windows PC software plus a web-based service which allows you to record your own screen, add synched voice-over and publish it online.


Key features include:

  • Record your voice in sync with slides
  • Record your webcam video
  • Upload support for PowerPoint files
  • Upload support for video files in .wmv, .flv, or ,avi
  • Whiteboard tools
  • Scrollable sidebar with all slides
  • High-speed video uploader
  • Embed code
  • Share on Facebook and Twitter


Examples: http://presentationtube.net/index_watch.php


Software requirements: 
All versions of MS Windows (XP/Vista/7 32 and 64 bit).

MS PowerPoint® or PowerPoint Viewer 2000/03/07/10
DirectX® 9.0 (if not installed)
K-Lite Codec Pack (recommended for better encoding)


Freeware for personal or educational use only.


Download Windows software: http://presentationtube.net/index_record.php 


Find out more: http://presentationtube.net/ 

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Alaa Sadik's comment, February 23, 2012 2:25 PM
Actually you can record not only voice but even your video view over the slides.
Robin Good's comment, February 23, 2012 2:40 PM
Thanks for mentioning that. I have added it to the features.
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Record, Sync-Up, Store and Publish Audio-Video Presentations: PresentationTube

Record, Sync-Up, Store and Publish Audio-Video Presentations: PresentationTube | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

PresentationTube provides a video presentation desktop recorder (PC) to record, publish and share quality, accessible, and interactive video presentations.


PresentationTube synchronizes presenter's audio and video, PowerPoint slides, whiteboard, drawing board, and Web content.


PresentationTube also integrates a vertical thumbnail slider allowing the user to jump through presentation slides while keeping the video in sync.


Engagement options in each presentation include a discussion board and a self-assessment quiz.


The video part of each presentation can be uploaded to PresentationTube or imported straight from YouTube.


Presentations created with PresentationTube can be easily shared across social media networks as well as embedded on any site or blog.


Free, with no ads, no banners.

Unlimited bandwidth and storage space.


Presentation showcase: http://presentationtube.net/index_watch.php 


Presentation Recorder software (free) for Windows and how to use it tutorial : http://presentationtube.net/index_record.php 


Find out more: http://presentationtube.net/ 


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jgiraudeau's comment, February 2, 2012 3:14 AM
ça a l'air intéressant mais le lien de téléchargement ne fonctionne pas
Frédéric DEBAILLEUL's comment, February 2, 2012 3:21 AM
Fonctionne ici au bureau ce lien de téléchargement... Pb de firewall peut-être...
jgiraudeau's comment, February 2, 2012 4:11 AM
merci sur pc ça a marché
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On-Screen Highlight and Mark-up Toolkit for PCs: Presentation Marker

On-Screen Highlight and Mark-up Toolkit for PCs: Presentation Marker | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Presentation Marker is a Windows-only downloadable software utility which makes it easy to highlight, amrk-up, annotate and draw on any computer screen, on top of what is already being displayed.

This is a great tool for presenters, teachers and professional trainers who often need a toolkit to help them direct and focus attention of their students/viewers to specific parts of their screen.


Presentation Marker integrates among others:

- Text tool

- Arrow pointer

- Pen brush

- Shapes

- Magnification lens

- Spotlight

- Clock

- Screen capture


Find out more: http://www.presentation-assistant.com/pmarker/index.htm 


A free 30-day trial is available here: http://www.presentation-assistant.com/download/presentationmarker.exe 


A full version, usable on three different PCs costs $19.95: http://www.presentation-assistant.com/pmarker/register.htm 

 

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Create a Presentation With Curated Social Media Content: Slidestaxx

Create a Presentation With Curated Social Media Content: Slidestaxx | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Slidestaxx is a web-based service which allows anyone to easily create a shareable and embeddable visual slide-show by selecting and bringing together existing images, video clips, web sites and other content already available online.


My take: I like the idea of being able to produce presentations that contain properly "credited" third party content, but it would be even better to have these functionality integrated in your existing favorite presentation tool rather than elsewhere.


I think that this curation-presentation format suffers from the natural constraints of how we look at presentations. One slide at a time. I think that any curated-format benefits from providing the possibility to see both the detail and the larger picture and in this case I feel that the ability to see the presentation, also as an album, woud greatly benefit the value and benefits of this tool.


The service is free to use.


See a few examples: http://www.slidestaxx.com/about-slidestaxx 
http://www.slidestaxx.com/explore 
 

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



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On-The-Fly Portable Presentation Projector: The 3M Pocket Projector MP180

On-The-Fly Portable Presentation Projector: The 3M Pocket Projector MP180 | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

The 3M™ PocketProjector MP180 is a superportable data and image projector capable of 32 lumens and integrating 4GB of on-board memory as well as both bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.


The file formats supported include: DOC, PPT, XLS, TXT, PDF, BMP, JPG, MP4, MP3, PAL, NTSC, H.264, AMR, AAC.


The video resolutions supported by this portable porjector are VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA (1280x768). Battery life is apx. 2 hours. 


The projected image can fill a screen up to 80 inches (though at that dimension the image is awfully dim-- 24 inches is about as big as you should go).


Input / output ports include: VGA, Composite Video, Component Video, USB Mini 2.0, Audio Out (3.5mm Stereo jack), microSD™ Card Slot.


The LED light source on the 3M PocketProjectors MP160 and MP180 can be used up to 20‚000 hours and there are no replacement lamps.


Price: Varies by retailer (from $409 to $600)


See a 3D view of the MP180: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Pocket/Projector/Main/Uses/SeeItInAction/


Compare the MP180 with its two brothers:

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Pocket/Projector/Main/Products/ 


Relevant accessories: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Pocket/Projector/Main/Products/Accessories/ 


More info: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Pocket/Projector/Main/Products/MP180/ 


Where to buy: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Pocket/Projector/Main/WhereToBuy/ 


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