What is the Backchannel? What is TodaysMeet? TodaysMeet is the premier backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Designed for teachers, TodaysMeet takes great care to respect the needs and privacy of students while giving educators the tools for success. Students join fast, easy to start rooms with no registration, and can immediately start powerful conversations that augment the traditional classroom. What is the Backchannel? The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more.
Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more.
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Kochi@India on 3D geographical coordinates: 9° 58' 0" North, 76° 14' 0" Eastgeographical location: India, Asiaoriginal name: Cochin Google Earth – visit Cochin Welcome to the Cochin Google Earth 3D map site! Original name of this place (including diacritics) is Cochin, it lies in India and its geographical coordinates are 9° 58' 0" North, 76° 14' 0" East. Note: Current version of the Google Earth Plug-in ONLY operates on Microsoft Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
Journal » Archive » Prezi + Webcomics = ? April 6th, 2009 The online presentation tool Prezi goes into public beta this week. It’s a zooming interface designed for presentations which caught the eye of a few of us in the lunatic fringe as having potential applications for you know what. Neal Von Flue posted an in-depth look at the comics implications of this new tool on his Facebook page when a few of us got advanced notice of the private beta in February. Unpack the comments thread for input from Krisztián Kristóf, a cartoonist and developer on the Prezi team who is also considering these issues.
Don’t call me DOM » Prezi vs JessyInk I gave a couple of talks over the past month, where I chose not to use the W3C-traditional HTML-based slides (using Slidy), but instead to use a more graphical approach, using two different tools: Prezi, a Flash-based commercial tool that I used for a presentation I gave on Web 2.0 and beyondJessyInk, an open-source extension to the open-source SVG editor InkScape, with which I built the presentation I gave on W3C and the Social Web. I’m summarizing below my experiences with both these tools. Prezi Prezi is a Flash-based tool, that allows both to build and show 2D-presentations. I stumbled upon Prezi a few months ago, and was rather impressed by the type of presentations it allows to build: instead of working on slides that replace each other as you progress in the presentation, it offers an infinite canvas on which you zoom-in and out, translate and rotate during the presentation.
Prezi: Presentations With a Twist: Business Collaboration News « Just about every presentation app works the same way: Whether you rely on Powerpoint, Keynote or another presentation application, you’re sharing a series of slides that progress in a linear fashion. While you can craft beautiful presentations, you’re up against a format that never changes. One web-based application is working on changing that, though: Prezi has an intuitive interface for both building a presentation and sharing it with your audience. One Big Page Where a typical presentation is based on individual slides with a set progression, the starting point for a Prezi presentation is one big page. On this blank canvas, you place all of your elements for the entire presentation — images, text, even multimedia.
Prezi: presentation junk 2.0 – Jason Priem It’s 2009. I think everyone out there knows that Powerpoint is, at best, overused (at worst:Stalin). Particularly gruesome is the animated slide-transition “feature,” which I think most agree has the same communication effectiveness and subtle charm as “<blink>” tags, mouse-cursor trails, and hilarious animated gifs of cats. So how is it that presentation tool Prezi is suddenly the toast of the town? The quick sell looks like this: “Prezi allows anyone who can sketch an idea on a napkin to create and perform stunning non-linear presentations with relations, zooming into details, and adjusting to the time left without the need to skip slides.”
33 Highly Useful Presentation Tools After the terrific market response to 11 Highly Useful Presentation Tools for Sales and Marketing, we knew that a follow-on post was mandatory to help readers sell and market successfully online (and off). Here is a list of 33 more presentation tools we hope you’ll find helpful. SlideRocket is a presentation creation and management service that I didn’t include in 11 Presentation Tools and I wish I had. They offer useful tools to build presentations and cool analytics tools.