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Creative presentation tools

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Creative presentation tools

  1. 1. CREATIVE PRESENTATION TOOLS By Sally Garza Lawrence School Director of Technology sgarza@lawrenceschool.org
  2. 2. Why? <ul><li>Power Points can be boring and repetitive </li></ul><ul><li>Many students need a visual stimulus to stay engaged with information being presented </li></ul><ul><li>Need to a way to share information with students yet keep students’ interest (or other adults) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ideas for Presentation Tools <ul><li>Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>SmartNotebook </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration 9 </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>SpicyNodes </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi </li></ul><ul><li>Sliderocket </li></ul><ul><li>ImageLoop </li></ul>**Bold items = extra fun and snazzy tools
  4. 4. Power Point <ul><li>Most likely already on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Can be shared if you use Windows / Office Live and share with others but not intuitively a collaborative program </li></ul><ul><li>Must be saved online, on computer or on USB pen to share with others </li></ul><ul><li>Differences in different versions of Power Point and between Mac and Windows versions </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point is a presentation program that runs on your computer from Microsoft </li></ul>
  5. 5. Google Docs – Presentation Tool <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Docs saved online so don’t need to worry about if the place you are at has correct version of Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Same no matter if Windows or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple people can work on the same presentation at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Must have internet connect to use </li></ul><ul><li>Not as many tools and formatting options as Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs is a online tool (free for individuals and schools) part of Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>The Presentation tool in Google is very similar to older versions of Power Point </li></ul>
  6. 6. Smart Notebook <ul><li>Super easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed video, Flash, audio, hyperlinks, pictures, inking and text </li></ul><ul><li>Must have SmartBoard in your classroom/school in order to get licensing for it </li></ul><ul><li>All run from computer; not web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Software for SmartBoards that allows you to make presentations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Inspiration v9 <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need to re-enter data you already entered into Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Not saved online </li></ul><ul><li>Have to purchase the software </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Version 9 of Inspiration will automatically convert your outline/diagram into a presentation slideshow </li></ul>
  8. 8. SlideShare <ul><li>Can link/upload Google Docs and Power Points to SlideShare to share with other people (public or with specific users) </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed into websites (Facebook, MySpace…) </li></ul><ul><li>Auto tags on your home page contents of your slides </li></ul><ul><li>Must have internet connect to use </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot create presentations in SlideShare but rather share existing presentations online with other people </li></ul><ul><li>People can comment/review presentations but cannot edit </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Online tool to share your Power Point and Google Docs slide shows with other people </li></ul>
  9. 9. SlideRocket <ul><li>Free version available </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of formatting options! </li></ul><ul><li>Docs created/saved online </li></ul><ul><li>Same no matter if Windows or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Can publish, share/embed to other websites </li></ul><ul><li>Can import Power Points </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed from Youtube & Flickr accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Must have internet connect to use </li></ul><ul><li>Free version has limited features and only 250 MB of online storage for presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Paid version has ability to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can get slide statistics (# of people who viewed slide…), history of revisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a meeting based on a presentation (up to 50 people) (with upgrade to Paid version only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple people can work on the same presentation at the same time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export/download presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Online presentation creation tool using slides, audio, pictures, video, flash </li></ul>
  10. 10. VoiceThread <ul><li>Free version available </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation all created and saved online </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with Mac/PC </li></ul><ul><li>Very versatile tool that is easy to use even for younger users </li></ul><ul><li>Must have internet connect to use </li></ul><ul><li>Not as many tools and formatting options as Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Free version has a limit to 3 VoiceThreads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School/Class paid versions also available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread is a collaborative multimedia tool that mixes pictures, video, text and voice narration </li></ul><ul><li>It also allows other people to leave comments on a presentation via audio, text,voice or video and even doodling </li></ul>
  11. 11. ImageLoop <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed into Facebook, MySpace and other websites </li></ul><ul><li>All saved online </li></ul><ul><li>Same no matter if Windows or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>People can comment to slideshow and review/rate show </li></ul><ul><li>Some kid-friendly fun features </li></ul><ul><li>No limit to uploads or size of slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Must have internet connect to use </li></ul><ul><li>Not as many tools and formatting options as Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>No sounds or text can be included </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Online tool to create fun picture slideshows </li></ul>
  12. 12. Prezi <ul><li>Created and saved online </li></ul><ul><li>Educational version (free) available </li></ul><ul><li>Can invite editors to a Prezi </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed in other websies (Facebook, MySpace…) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Can link to Youtube videos and insert pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Great tutorials and examples </li></ul><ul><li>Must have internet connect to use </li></ul><ul><li>Offline editor is only available on paid version </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi is a tool to create non-linear presentations on the web </li></ul>
  13. 13. Spicy Nodes <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Docs saved and created online </li></ul><ul><li>Same no matter if Windows or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Embed pictures, Youtube video, text, hyperlinks </li></ul><ul><li>More like a </li></ul><ul><li>Must have internet connect to use </li></ul><ul><li>Not as many tools and formatting options as Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>No audio </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Online non-linear presentation tool more like a concept map/Inspiration web vs a Power Point but still can be run like a slide show </li></ul>

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