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Rather than dividing a presentation into slides, with Prezi you place everything on a single canvas.. Then you set the “path” the presentation will follow, moving and zooming from one phrase or picture to another. You can also select no path and freely move around the canvas with your mouse.

Before your school newspaper or yearbook shells out the big bucks to license Adobe InDesign CS5, take a moment to consider Scribus, a free, open-source desktop-publishing option.

Empress lets you put together a decent-looking slide show presentation in a matter of minutes. The controls feel very intuitive if you’ve ever used PowerPoint, and even if you haven’t, just playing around with it for a few minutes should be enough to figure things out.

BY BILL FERRIS Aviary, the web-based image-editing suite, used to charge for some premium features like saving private files and allowing access to tutorials. I say “used to” because they’ve stopped charging money for it. This is a great development for art and design teachers looking for a viable alternative to Adobe Creative Suite. Aviary […]

BY BILL FERRIS It’s that time of year again when lazy bloggers rehash old material under the guise of “Best of” lists rather than come up with new stuff. Instructify is no exception. Below are the top 10 Instructify posts of 2009. The rankings were determined via a combination of Google Analytics, retweets, and the […]

BY NICK YINGLING We are currently right in the middle of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, having started on May 28th with Tropical Depression One and traditionally running until November 30th. All in all, it has been a pretty quiet season. Only one formation, Hurricane Bill, has achieved hurricane status, but even then it was […]

BY NICK YINGLING One of my fondest memories growing up was this time when my friends and I found an old treasure map. We eventually ran afoul of a family of gangsters, but my one heavyset buddy was able to befriend the deformed son of the head gangster, Mama Fratelli. Just as the gangsters caught […]

BY NICK YINGLING I’m just going to come right out and say it: this posting is going to be about a presentation app. Yeah, I know, its terrible, another presentation app. Stick with me, though, this one is honestly worthwhile. The thing that sets Prezi apart is that it is quite visually stunning. This dynamic […]

Edit, add effects, create vector graphics and choose color palettes BY NICK YINGLING Human eyeballs are delicate organs, while bird talons are razor sharp and unforgiving. Go ask the citizens of Bodega Bay if you don’t believe me. Or ask this actress. In the aesthetic world of visual design, though, a bunch of birds can […]

U-2 Spy Plane in Google Earth Nothing says Cold War quite like the U-2 spy plane incident. Free Technology for Teachers provides a link to a Google Earth file in which your students can find out fascinating facts about this seminal event in American history. How To Learn Photoshop In 24 Hrs As long as […]