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.
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 JASON DON FORSYTHE Here at Instructify, there are a few terms that make us sit up and pay attention. One of them is formative assessment. Just saying those two words can send Dr. Hobgood into an hour-long session on the importance and practical applications of formative assessment with an ear-to-ear smile the whole time. […]
BY BILL FERRIS Students have gotten used to doing things electronically. Your classroom doesn’t have to be an exception thanks to LectureTools, a learning management thingy from the University of Michigan. Developers designed LectureTools with huge, impersonal college lecture courses in mind. However, there’s a lot here that K-12 teachers can use, too (though some […]
Six Ways to Transform your Presentation I’m still learning the whole presentation thing. I’ve probably made every classic presentation mistake, from mumbling to mistaking my PowerPoint slide show for an outline. Stepcase Lifehack has a great list of presentation tips for n00bs like me. Number one: ditch PowerPoint. I tried this for my last presentation […]
Maybe Microsoft’s PowerPoint is one of the easier tools out there for bringing multimedia into the classroom, but it is still time consuming. In the chaos of the school year, few of us find the time to develop text, search for images, or download audio to create the kinds of multimedia presentations that can turn […]
Sometimes I think about how the internet has become such a dominant presence in our lives and how it’s changed everything about how we communicate with each other around the world, and I get scared. I mean, I once used Skype in order to have a quick meeting with a professor who was in China, […]
The holidays are nearly upon us, and so is all the stress that accompanies them. I don’t just mean the stress from exploding turkey fryers or engaging in hand-to-hand combat with other holiday shoppers. I’m talking about midterms, research papers, and presentations—and you get to grade them! SlideRocket isn’t really going to help you with […]
Let’s face it, PowerPoint presentations and slide shows can be pretty darn boring, especially for students. So wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to jazz up your lessons a little bit with engaging slide show videos without needing lots of technical video editing skills? Well, there is! Animoto automatically generates professional-quality videos […]
For those of you who use PowerPoint (or are willing to, when it’s useful), you might consider creating a series of short slide shows that can run in automated mode as your students are entering your classroom. I’ve been doing this for several years now at conference presentations, and it works really well to get […]