3 Powerful Free Alternatives to PowerPoint and Keynote Creating engaging presentations and slideshows is an art that requires a lot of creativity and dedication. From the choice of pictures and graphics to the wording of text illustrating them , everything in a good presentation speaks to the readers inner eye and immediately hook them in and most of all communicate the message in a clear, concise and direct way. Creating good presentations also necessitates using a powerful platform, one that provides distinctive functionalities to set it apart from the rest. As digital immigrants, probably most of us have created their first presentation either through PowerPoint or Keynote but while these are still great presentation tools, there are also some wonderful alternatives to them. The most important thing about these alternatives beside the interesting features they have, is that they are cloud-based and can be accessed online from anywhere both on a desktop as well as mobile devices.
50+ Favorite Elementary School Apps - by TeachersWithApps Rounding up the best and favorite elementary school apps is not an easy task, the market is saturated and there are so many standouts that cover the gamut of grade levels. Obviously, one of the first considerations we focus on when writing a review is, of course, the learning potential of an app. Another important aspect is the shelf life – how long will the app be useful and stand up to the test of time? We want this to be a lasting resource for teachers and parents, the solid go-to list that will serve you well for quite some time. *Notice at the bottom of the page we starred some super apps that cross than more than one content area. We have put together a great list but if you know of an app we may have missed, please let us know about it in the comment section below.
Crop and Export Google Drawing as Transparent Graphics I got inspired by Eric Griffith at the Michigan Google Conference to start using Google Drawing more but I found it limited in that everything was on a rectangle and I didn’t know an easy way to export. Today I discovered you could not only export as a .png graphic with full transparency but that you can also grab the bottom right corner and crop the size of your canvas. This is great for creating banners for websites or letter heads. Northern Ireland's Street Art Belfast is a lively and exciting city known for its music, night life and university. But it was once famous for something which made headlines around the world. Years of conflict known as the Troubles left thousands dead. One community, who are mostly Protestant Christians, wanted Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom. The other community, who are mostly Catholic Christians, wanted it to join up with the Irish Republic. People on the extremes of both sides used violence.
3 Excellent Tools to Create Interactive Posters and Visuals for Your Class February 1, 2014 Interactive visuals are great learning and teaching materials to use with your students in the classroom. From explaining difficult processes to visual brainstorming, interactive graphics are a good way to consolidate students learning and promote their comprehension.
ReadWriteThink Educator Review What's It Like? ReadWriteThink is an online resource that contains lessons, interactive activities, and printables to help kids improve their reading and writing skills. From the IRA (International Reading Association) and NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), the site serves language arts teachers from Pre-K through 12th grades. Listen, learn and teach English for elementary and pre-intermediate English learners There are more vocabulary activities related to these podcasts on the 'extras' page. 132 The road to nowhere What's the best way of driving from A to B without getting lost? (30 Mar 2017) The Basics of Ad Design - Drawing In the Viewer written by: J. Edward Casteele•edited by: Elizabeth Wistrom•updated: 5/23/2011 Designing effective ads requires knowledge of the basics of ad design to better get your point across. Drawing in your audience's attention and placing ad components in the right order will help your ads to be noticed, making readers and viewers more interested in your product, service, or website.
Teens, Technology and Friendships Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends This report explores the new contours of friendship in the digital age. It covers the results of a national survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” refers to those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. The survey was conducted online from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9, 2014, and Feb. 10 through March 16, 2015, and 16 online and in-person focus groups with teens were conducted in April 2014 and November 2014. For today’s teens, friendships can start digitally: 57% of teens have met a new friend online. How to Make Flash Animation Many people who like flash may want to make flash animation by themselves. Here, I will show you some knowledge for making flash animation. The tool you will need is Adobe Flash CS4 Professional. Import Artwork to Flash With flash CS4, you can import many content, such as multiple adobe creative suite CS4 applications.
#Being13: Teens and social media "When I get my phone taken away, I feel kind of naked," said Kyla, another 13-year-old. "I do feel kind of empty without my phone." More than 200 eighth graders from across the country allowed their social media feeds to be studied by child development experts who partnered with CNN. This is the first large scale study to analyze what kids actually say to each other on social media and why it matters so deeply to them. "I think they're addicted to the peer connection and affirmation they're able to get via social media," said child clinical psychologist Marion Underwood, the study's co-author.
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