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Presentation tools

  1. 1. May 2010 Tech Talk, LSU Libraries<br />Rebecca Miller<br />(Next Generation)Presentation Tools<br />
  2. 2. “We Have Met the Enemy and He is PowerPoint”: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/27powerpoint.html<br />What’s wrong with ppt?<br />
  3. 3. “PowerPoint makes us stupid” (Gen. James N. Mattis of the Marine Corps)<br />“…it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control…some problems in the world are not bullet-izable”<br />PowerPoint “stifles discussion, critical thinking, and thoughtful decision making”<br />
  4. 4. Teaching & learning<br />Collaboration<br />Storyboard approach<br />Additional value for viewers<br />Engage audiences<br />Easy access (to the software)<br />Online applications (move to the Internet)<br />Reveal information in a nonlinear fashion<br />Promote greater audience interaction<br />Think differently about content of presentations<br />Keywords/phrases in this discussion<br />
  5. 5. There is nothing inherently wrong with PowerPoint<br /> This Tech Talk will focus on demonstrating ways to use PowerPoint effectively, and then demonstrate a few “next generation” tools<br /> The underlying emphasis, though, will be the new attitude toward presentation and learning, the “reinterpretation” of traditional slideshows <br />What’s wrong with PPT?<br />
  6. 6. PowerPoint: Insert live webpage:http://skp.mvps.org/liveweb.htm<br />
  7. 7. PowerPoint: Insert a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hChq5drjQl4<br />
  8. 8. For the “live web page” tool, you will ALWAYS need to check (and most likely manipulate) the software on the machine that you are presenting on!<br /> These are just two ways you can manipulate PowerPoint to work a bit better for you; are there others that you rely on?<br /> Disclaimer!<br />
  9. 9. OpenOffice<br />Browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, SeaMonkey)<br />Chat & Instant Messaging<br />Email<br />Media editors<br />Games<br />RSS<br />Wikis<br />FLV player<br />Many others…<br />Portable/USB (free) software: install on your flash drive & take with you!<br />Pendriveapps.com<br />Portableapps.com <br />
  10. 10. Many presentations have a life after they are initially used. They can be uploaded, embedded, and shared, like many other items in our media-rich world. <br />SlideShare, Google Presentations, Zoho Show, and various screen capturing tools are all potential places for this second life…<br />Storing & Sharing Presentations<br />
  11. 11. SlideShare basically allows users to upload and share PowerPoint presentations: all of these Tech Talks have been uploaded to my personal SlideShare site!<br />It now links into LinkedIn, Facebook, and even Twitter. <br />It’s searchable, will suggest “similar” presentations, and will generate an “embed” code for presentations<br />
  12. 12. SlideShare<br />
  13. 13. Zoho Show & Google Presentations<br />Both of these presentation tools are web-based<br />Resemble PowerPoint, but “reinterpret the traditional slide model”<br />Allow for sharing and collaborating in real time (which SlideShare does NOT do)<br />
  14. 14. PRESENTATIONS<br /><ul><li> Up to 10 people can simultaneously view and edit a </li></ul> presentation<br /><ul><li> A presentation can be shared with up to 200 viewers </li></ul> and collaborators<br /><ul><li> If a presentation is published, anyone can view it! </li></ul> Embed code available<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li> Presentations can be viewed/edited by collaborators </li></ul> anywhere<br /><ul><li> Allows for remote presentations (a simple kind of </li></ul> web conferencing); has chat features (like Google Share dialog<br /><ul><li> Searchable (public presentations), and give embed </li></ul> code <br />
  16. 16. Adobe Captivate (commercial, but available) <br />Camtasia/CamStudio (commercial/free)<br />Jing <br />uTIPu<br />Wink<br />Web-based (no download)<br />Screenjelly : http://www.screenjelly.com [demo]<br />Screenr : http://screenr.com [demo]<br />ScreenToaster: http://www.screentoaster.com/ [demo]<br />Screen capture software<br />
  17. 17. These are the tools that present information in a “nonlinear” or “storyboard” fashion<br />Prezi is the most popular example right now<br /> The tool is web-based, free, and offers various security levels. Simply open an account and starting creating prezis (yes, that is the operative noun)<br />The “Next Generation” of Tools<br />
  18. 18. Prezi: “the zooming presentation editor”<br />
  19. 19. Vyew: http://vyew.com<br />free “always-on collaboration & live web conferencing”<br />Web-based (like Prezi, Zoho Show)<br />Conduct meetings in real-time<br />Text chat & desktop sharing<br />Participants can collaborate & annotate content during the meeting<br />Meeting can be recorded for playback<br />Skype: http://www.skype.com<br />Must be downloaded <br />Does have desktop sharing <br />Offers chat, but not real-time collaboration<br />Collaboration/Real-time Web conferencing/presenting (free)<br />
  20. 20. CoverItLive: http://www.coveritlive.com/<br />TwitterFall: http://www.coveritlive.com/<br />Thanks to Angela for these suggestions! <br />More collaboration, etc.<br />
  21. 21. Any other tools you use that weren’t mentioned here? Let’s discuss!<br />

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