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10 Best Powerpoint alternatives

10 Best Powerpoint alternatives
No one can dispute that PowerPoint is the most popular presentation tool out there. In the Business world, Powrpoint is the absolute standard. Ever since Microsoft released PowerPoint businesses have used PowerPoint for sales presentations, idea pitches and even for webinars. Until recently there has been no real alternative to PowerPoint and a “Top 10 best PowerPoint alternatives” list was not even possible. But slides, slideshow, presentation have become synonymous with BORING and the Term “PowerPoint alternative” has been rising in google trends. 4 Reasons why your PowerPoint presentations suck and what you can do to fix it Our number one in our top 10 best PowerPoint alternatives is PowToon (no surprise here). The Pros: Free, super cool, easy to use, unique, great for linear story tellingThe cons: still in Beta mode, styles are still limited (new styles coming out in March 2013) 10 Best PowerPoint Alternatives: Prezi is great for non-linear presentations

Educational building blocks: how Minecraft is used in classrooms With its open-ended nature and robust creation tools, Minecraft has been used to create some amazing things. And as one teacher learned, those very same elements that make the game so compelling also make it a great educational tool. Around two months ago, Joel Levin, a computer teacher at Manhattan's Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, decided to start using the game to teach an entire unit to his first- and second-grade students. The lessons took place almost entirely in the world of Minecraft. And it was a huge hit. Ars spoke with Levin about what a lesson in Minecraft looks like and why the game is such a good teaching tool. Prior to the Minecraft experiment, Levin had used a variety of tools to make his computer class more enjoyable for students. "l chose Minecraft specifically because it's so open-ended," Levin told Ars. Levin also made some changes to the core game to make it more suitable for the classroom. "Over half of my students signed up to take it," he told Ars.

Basic tasks in Excel 2010 In this article What is Excel? Excel is a spreadsheet program in the Microsoft Office system. You can use Excel to create and format workbooks (a collection of spreadsheets) in order to analyze data and make more informed business decisions. Specifically, you can use Excel to track data, build models for analyzing data, write formulas to perform calculations on that data, pivot the data in numerous ways, and present data in a variety of professional looking charts. Common scenarios for using Excel include: Accounting You can use the powerful calculation features of Excel in many financial accounting statements—for example, a cash flow statement, income statement, or profit and loss statement. Top of Page Find and apply a template Excel 2010 allows you to apply built-in templates, to apply your own custom templates, and to search from a variety of templates on To find a template in Excel 2010, do the following: On the File tab, click New. Create a new workbook Save a workbook

10 PowerPoint alternatives that make meetings fun 1. PreZentit With PreZentit, all you need is a Web browser to create a presentation with its own URL. You can download the presentation for display without an Internet connection. It has limited functions, but the ease of use makes it worth a try for on-the-spot pitches. 2. Convert your PowerPoint for the Web or create a presentation right within your browser. 3. Anyone with a Google account can create presentations right inside Google Docs. 4. Sorry PCs, but this one is limited to Mac users. 5. Brainshark—along with its mobile app, Slideshark—essentially converts your existing PowerPoint presentation to an online video. 6. Vuvox lets you blend pictures, audio, video, and text to create personalized stories, not just presentations. 7. Turn your PowerPoint into a screencast and reach beyond the conference table. 8. Flair is definitely not free, but it enables you to build exciting Flash-based presentations without knowing a lick of Flash. 9. 10. (Image via, via & via)

How to Give a Killer Presentation A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from lions—especially at night. Richard had noticed that placing lamps in a field didn’t deter lion attacks, but when he walked the field with a torch, the lions stayed away. The story was inspiring and worthy of the broader audience that our TED conference could offer, but on the surface, Richard seemed an unlikely candidate to give a TED Talk. But Richard’s story was so compelling that we invited him to speak. Since the first TED conference, 30 years ago, speakers have run the gamut from political figures, musicians, and TV personalities who are completely at ease before a crowd to lesser-known academics, scientists, and writers—some of whom feel deeply uncomfortable giving presentations.

Briefing paper 1: MLEs and VLEs explained This paper explains the terms now being used to describe the various components in which learners and tutors participate in the learning experience within the college or university environment. What are VLEs and MLEs? While recognising that the world at large will continue to use terminology in different and often ambiguous ways, the term Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is used to refer to the “online” interactions of various kinds which take place between learners and tutors. The JISC MLE Steering Group has said that VLE refers to the components in which learners and tutors participate in “online” interactions of various kinds, including online learning. The JISC MLE Steering Group has said that the term Managed Learning Environment (MLE) is used to include the whole range of information systems and processes of a college (including its VLE if it has one) that contribute directly, or indirectly, to learning and the management of that learning. What does a VLE do? MLE landscapes

YouTube Video Converter and Download - Online Testing Free Quiz Maker Create the Best web-based quizzes ClassMarker Chris Anderson shares his tips for giving a killer presentation Watching curator Chris Anderson in speaker rehearsals before a TED conference feels like witnessing the zen of a longtime coach who knows his sport both inside out and backwards. Whenever a trial run of a talk feels just a little askew, a few simple sentences are whispered. Magically, the next time the talk is given publicly, it is mesmerizing — and without a hint that it was ever anything but. In a new essay in The Harvard Business Review’s June issue, Anderson shares his fine-tuned advice for delivering a powerful talk. A few choice tidbits: “We all know that humans are wired to listen to stories, and metaphors abound for the narrative structures that work best to engage people. “Many of our best and most popular TED Talks have been memorized word for word … Most people go through what I call the ‘valley of awkwardness,’ where they haven’t quite memorized the talk. “Perhaps the most important physical act onstage is making eye contact.

How to be an educational blogger - Article Comment:5 average rating | Comments (4)Last Updated:20 February, 2014Section:Article Tom Bennett is a man who believes that the beginning of wisdom lies in understanding that you know nothing. In other words, he knows nothing, and he knows it. I’ve been blogging for a few years, so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on what does and doesn’t work for me. I got started by reading blogs that resonated with me: Oldandrew’s Scenes from the Battleground and Birbalsingh’s spoke truths to me that were rarely discussed in the traditional Fourth Estate. 1. This is important. 2. 3. If a paragraph doesn’t help the whole thing, cut it out. 4. 5. 6 Be prepared for the bouquets and the brickbats. But first you have to write the damned things. Read the article on the rise of the teacher blogger from the 23 November 2012 issue of TES Read Tom’s previous blogs; Who is Tom Bennett

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