Presentation Design Tips - How to Make Text Look Exciting by Adam Noar When you are creating a PowerPoint presentation and want it to look as snazzy as possible, there is a lot you can do to make your slides shine with the brightness and glory of a thousand suns. You can add beautiful background textures, have perfectly complimentary fonts, or avoid the hassle of doing it yourself and just buy a ready-made template from the get-go. Even so, if you are not careful your text can look boring. Another way to make your presentation slides look spiffy (and certainly not boring) is to change up the way you add text to a picture. Here are ten clever and easy to implement presentation design tips for mixing up your text display and maximizing your PowerPoint potential.
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Adobe Slate- A Great App for Creating Beautiful Visual Stories with Students August 8, 2015 Adobe Slate is an excellent free iPad app for students to use in digital storytelling.The app allows you to animate and bring to life any type of document and turn it into a beautiful visual story. Adobe Slate offers a wide range of interesting features that make it easy for students to design appealing stories without the need for any design knowledge. Some of the things Adobe Slate offers include: professionally designed lay-outs, beautiful magazine-like themes, multiple fonts and colours, call-to-action buttons and many more. Additionally, Adobe Slate is very simple and easy to use, you simply pick a lay-out, add photos and images, talk or type to add text to them and when you are done, you can share your work with others through social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook or via email or text message.
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40 Sites and Apps for Creating Presentations Creating a presentation or slideshow is one of the staples of any 21st Century Classroom. This is a skill that almost every educator has and is a must known skill for any successful student. It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations. However, now there are lots of sites and apps that not only creating stunning presentations but also make it easier then ever. Below is my list of some of my favorite tools for creating beautiful looking presentations/slideshows. *This list is in alphabetical order.40 Sites & Apps for Creating Presentations
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3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class May 29, 2015 Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes. You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful quote posters for your class. These picture quotes can be used as warm-up activities or entry events to project based learning. They could also serve as prompts to brainstorm ideas around a given topic or as educational posters to embellish your classroom walls with nuggets of wisdom. 1- PixTeller “PixTeller is a new and simple way to make beautiful posters and to share them with your friends and family.
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