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19 Free Presentation Tools To Wow Your Audience

19 Free Presentation Tools To Wow Your Audience
Can you believe it? It’s been more than 25 years since the launch of PowerPoint. In that time, people have both loved and hated it. However you feel about it, most business people need some way to deliver a presentation. The good news is that you’re no longer limited to PowerPoint for this purpose. There are dozens of online tools that either work with PowerPoint files or let you start from scratch to create and deliver presentations that will wow your audience. This roundup includes tools that are free (or have a free level) and excludes tools whose primary purpose is creating video. SlideShare SlideShare has recently gained attention as one of the best business presentation sites around. With SlideShare, you can gussy up your plain PowerPoint with an embedded YouTube video or audio file to make it a more media-rich experience for viewers. Analytics rounds out the reason why SlideShare is worth including here. Google Presentations Prezi SlideRocket Zoho Show AuthorSTREAM Still not satisfied?

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for. General How to get featured in FOX, Business Insider, and More - SumoMe The Two-Step Process for Easy Press Coverage Oct 27th, 2015 by Nat Eliason The press is an enigma. Everyone wants to be featured (free traffic? hell yeah!) but how do you get the big media outlets to pay attention to you?

Baseline For Zettelkasten Software Reviews I’m going to take a close look at applications to find out which are suitable to implement the Zettelkasten note archive. I already talked about reference managers. While reference managers can be switched pretty easily, migrating a database of notes is far from being a trivial task, depending on the software you used in the past. Therefore, we have to chose how to implement the note archive with great care. Here you’ll find my criteria. In the comments, you can contribute to this list.

Intro to Online Course Design "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs As an online instructor, you may find yourself involved in numerous roles related to online course design. Whether you are responsible for the conversion or adaptation of a traditional course for online delivery, assigned to teach courses that were previously designed and developed by others, or relied on for content expertise as a member of a design and development team, your understanding of the online course design process is crucial to the development of an effective learning environment for future students.

How to Create a Logo - Your logo is a visual representation of everything your company stands for. Think of McDonald's golden arches or the Nike swoosh-these two impressive logos embody these companies well. But many companies still skimp on developing this key identity piece. Ideally, your company logo enhances potential customers and partners' crucial first impression of your business. Crafting the ePerfect eTextbook [licensed for non-commercial use only] / week1 Welcome to week 1! We are looking forward to learning together. If you have questions, or run into difficulties with any of the tools, please don't hesitate to ask, we're here to help. Meet the rest of your moderators here!

Personal Wiki System For Knowledge Mgmt ConnectedText is used in a variety of ways and in many contexts. I am always surprised to hear how other people use it, and the way I use it will probably appear just surprising as their use of the program will be to me. This essay is just my attempt to show how and why I use it for my research. I do not want to suggest that my way is the only or perhaps even the best way of using it. In other words, this is just a testimony in which I offer some personal reflections on the role ConnectedText plays in my own research, backed up by some reflections on the way this is related to the way in which I and many other scholars have used card indexes and journals during the precious century for keeping or making notes. I would like to show how a program like ConnectedText improves on this approach, and why I consider ConnectedText the best among such programs.

Understanding by Design Overview Understanding by Design, an excellent book by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, offers a powerful framework for designing courses through what they call “Backward Design.” It seems “backward” in that it starts from the opposite end of the planning process we typically go through to design courses—we usually start by thinking about how to teach our content. Backward Design, in contrast, leaves teaching activities until the end and starts with the desired results of that teaching. In other words, Wiggins and McTighe argue that you can’t start planning how you’re going to teach until you know exactly what you want your students to learn.

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