3 Tips for Professional Looking PowerPoint Slides PowerPoint slides have long been an essential component of most business meetings and professional presentations, and for almost as long as people have been using PowerPoint for these functions, they have been searching for fresh ways to make their slides more engaging and eye catching. In an effort to spice up their presentations, however, many business people fall victim to the over-cluttered slide…or the chaotic image collage slide, or worst of all, one of those slides that has so much going on that no one quite knows where to focus their attention. Well fear not, we can help you avoid the pitfalls of PowerPoint “over design” with these three simple PowerPoint tips for more professional slides. Below I have outlined each PowerPoint tip, with before and after examples, and then at the end of this post I have included a brief video tutorial to show you how to put these tips into action on your own slides. PowerPoint Tip #1: Using borders to give uniformity to images Follow @brainshark
Simple fixes with Photoshop Elements 11 Community Translation Your transcript request has been submitted. Adobe TV does its best to accommodate transcript requests. It can take a few weeks for the transcript to become available in the Community Translation Project, so keep checking back. Join the Community Translation Project iPad in the Classroom – Can we make it simpler? With many educational institutions choosing to use tablets for learning, it can be quite intimidating for teachers when faced with so many applications. The diagram below serves to illustrate that less than 20 core apps can play a significant part in the learning process and hopefully temper any trepidation. (with thanks to Greg Hughes @deepexperience1 for his ideas and input) The apps indicated serve to enhance or modify existing practice with scope to be transformational.
10 Royalty Free Music Sites Every Online Video Creator Should Know Finding free, legal music for your online videos can be difficult. As an online video creator you want the perfect soundtrack for your video masterpieces, but you also want to make sure that you don’t break any copyright laws. After all, there’s nothing more frustrating then working hard on a video only to have YouTube take it down because of a music copyright violation.
The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects Over the past few years, I’ve been accumulating links to — and experimenting with — various online photo editors and sites for photo effects. There are certainly a zillion of them out there. I finally decided it was time to narrow all the links down into some kind of “The Best…” list, and have divided this post into two sections. The first part lists sites where you can upload your own images and, with no registration required (or, perhaps, in one or two instances, an extremely minimal registration process) easily edit the photo or add effects. The second section lists sites that I’ve specifically used with my English Language Learner students. These sites let you easily grab an image off the web, lets you add add a speech bubble to it, and then gives you a more or less permanent url address for your creation that you can post on a student or teacher website/blog.
iPad uPad wePad; Going 1-1 at St Oliver Plunkett A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to St Oliver Plunkett to be a part of their 1-1 iPad rollout to the very excited Year 6 class. Led by their fabulous teacher librarian, Ann-Marie Furber and fearless class teacher, Brooke Maguire, with consultation from the very dedicated and talented Education Officer Learning and Teaching Technologies, Danielle Carter, the Year 6 class participated in a series of workshops in order to develop their skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices. Cannon Hill Feb 2013 Presenter - Prowise Prowise Presenter is screen-independent cloud software that you can access anywhere, such as at home or at work, and from every type of a notebook, tablet, PC or digital board.
Our 3 Favorite Free Online Image Editors For Education Learning how to use image editing software can be difficult and time consuming. And, teaching students how to use it can be even more challenging. Luckily, there are several free, online alternatives to bulky editors like Photoshop. Best Twitter Chat Tools With the sale of TweetChat – formerly the most popular, and the first, Twitter chat tool – to Internet Media Labs, the Twitter chat market is a bit of a Wild West these days. People are still engaging in these hour-or-so long live chats on Twitter, but the tools they’re using are quite fractured. Tweet chats popped up on Twitter around the same time the community created the hashtag, with people gathering for short periods of time to chat about business, hobbies, politics and much more using a single hashtag to organize the conversation. Today, you’d be hard pressed to find a topic that doesn’t have a weekly or monthly tweet chat. In fact, there are over 600 recurring chats listed on this community-curated Google Doc, and that doesn’t even include the hundreds of one-time chats that pop up every week featuring sports stars, celebrities, brands and more.