5 Ways Students Can Create Audio Slideshows Somewhere between a PowerPoint presentation and a full-fledged video is the audio slideshow. Creating audio slideshows can be a good way to add meaning to slides that otherwise might not mean much without a presenter. Here are some ways that students can create audio slideshows. Narrable is a neat service for creating short narrated slideshows. To create an audio slideshow on Narrable start by uploading some pictures that you either want to talk about or have music played behind. After the pictures are uploaded you can record a narration for each picture through your computer's microphone or by calling into your Narrable's access phone number. Five Must-Have Free Visual Marketing Tools by @jessostroff Spin Sucks By Jess Ostroff I’m no artist. And it bothers me sometimes how easy it is for some people to pick up a pen and paper and create a masterpiece. My imagination, unfortunately, just doesn’t work that way.
Registration open for Jan-May 2015 session of iEARN Learning Circles Looking for a way to connect your students with global peers? Sign up by January 25th (registration deadline extended!) for the upcoming session of iEARN Learning Circles, which will run from January 30 - May 25, 2015 (15 weeks with a 1-week break in April). Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world. There are two sessions each year, September - January and January - May.
How to Present Data When You’re Presenting: Storyboarding Your Data Visualizations in Videos, Webinars, Presentations, and More I remember the exact moment when I discovered–and got addicted to–data visualization. I was an internal evaluator at a 300-person human services organization. Being an internal evaluator means your “clients” are your coworkers who work down the hall from you. Pricing and Plans – Slides Can I cancel at any time? Yes – you can downgrade your account from a paid plan to Free at any time. You’ll still remain Pro up until the days you already paid for run out. Do you offer refunds?
SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations A small, Shanghai-based startup called SlideIdea made its official debut at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley this past week, with a new take on presentation tools built for iPad first. Though this space is rife with competitors, including not only Apple’s own Keynote app, as well as Prezi, Haiku Deck, Flowboard, and others, what makes SlideIdea interesting is its “smart widget” platform, which lets users add interactive elements to presentations in order to better engage and solicit feedback from the audience. Like many of the existing presentation apps out there, SlideIdea makes it easy to create slides directly on the iPad. In this case, the app’s so-called smart widgets speed up the process of slide-building by allowing you to quickly add text, shapes, charts and other interactive functions, and drag them around on the screen, resize them with gestures, and more. Today, SlideIdea is offered for free, and there’s no cap on cloud storage.
3 Tips for Creating Engaging, Visual Experiences This blog post was co-authored with our NEXUS partner, CrowdRiff, a social marketing, analytics and insights platform. When it boils down to it, users are visual. According to Zabisco, 40% of people respond better to visual information than plain text. That’s probably because 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Looking at the numbers alone, there’s a strong case to be made for visual content. To steer you in the right direction, this blog post goes over three tips for strengthening your visual strategy to nurture customer engagement and generate more on-site conversions.
Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. How to Make Your Data Pretty? Utilize These Data Visualization Tools Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to understand million rows of data and you are short on time. The data might be coming from different sources and you may need to compile it to get a holistic view to make a decision on it. In order to make the meaning of the information effectively, Data Visualization is an important answer.Data Visualization is an art for visual communication which enhances the expression of data in to one collective graphic for anyone to digest and action upon. The best of the data visualizations explain something complex in a digestible format and expose something underlying which cannot be visible to the naked eye.
Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - The Ultimate List If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – Look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here. No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing). We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one. ELN Content Criteria 2940 Baker Dr. Springfield, IL 62704 Thank you for sharing your expertise Welcome to Ed Leaders Network. We greatly appreciate your willingness to work with us to deliver high quality, on demand professional development to educational leaders. Your generosity and expertise is at the heart of ELN and we are committed to supporting you throughout the process.
Designer Creates Cute Animated Job Application To Get An Interview With Ogilvy Based in Dubai, art director and designer Saaniya Abbas has created an adorable animated job application for a position at renowned advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Featuring a cute egg-shaped character that represents Abbas, the website that houses this creative application is cheekily named “Yologilvy”—in addition to the application, she has also included her personal branding identity, CV and portfolio on the site. By cleverly merging different words with “Ogilvy”—for instance, “hellogilvy” and “herogilvy”—to bring across her strong desire to work for the agency, she hopes to get an interview and ideally, a job offer.
Self-Study English Grammar Quizzes HTML-Only Quizzes Grammar | Places | Vocabulary | Idioms | Homonyms | Scrambled Words | Misc. Activities for ESL Students has over 1,000 activities to help you study English as a Second Language. This project of The Internet TESL Journal has contributions by many teachers.