Energize your presentations with Prezi

September 27, 2010

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.

Create professional slide shows quickly with Empressr

June 15, 2010

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.

Manage your class online with LectureTools

June 3, 2009

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 … Continued

Tuesday by the numbers

May 26, 2009

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 … Continued

A shortcut to PowerPoint!

January 21, 2009

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 … Continued

Create better slide shows with SlideRocket

November 25, 2008

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, … Continued

Animate your lessons with Animoto

October 27, 2008

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 … Continued