17 Examples of Great Presentation Design
We can all agree that, in most cases, there's more than one way of doing something. For example, some people default to the "loop, swoop, and pull" method when they tie their shoes, while others swear by the "bunny ears" technique. Either way you swing it, your shoes get tied, right? Trouble is, in some areas of life, different approaches don't always return the same results. When it comes to presentation design, for instance, there's no shortage of avenues you can take. And while all that choice -- colors, formats, visuals, fonts -- can feel liberating, it's important that you're careful in your selection as not all design combinations add up to success. Download the full collection of PowerPoint presentation design examples here. We're not saying there's one right way to design your next PowerPoint presentation, but we are saying that some designs make more sense than others. 1) "The Search for Meaning in B2B Marketing," Velocity Partners 2) "You Don't Suck at PowerPoint," Jesse Desjardins
Prezi structure is essential …or “Why most Prezi users should be SHOT”)
Prezi is a great tool full of functions, but if you don’t follow good structure guidelines it can all go terribly wrong…. I admit it sounds harsh to say people should be shot, but actually it’s an acronym for what should be done to most Prezi users: They should be Stopped, Helped or Trained. Why? Read on.. As people start adopting Prezi, many of them forget 2 of the 4 pillars of an effective presentation: Message and structure. What do most people do with Prezi? In this post, I’ll explain how to apply the fundamental presentation concept of message + structure to a Prezi presentation. (And if you are intrigued about how I phrased that last paragraph, read here why it is important to answer the only 3 questions that count!) First, here is an example of what I want you to do… Got it? Prezi is a 3D canvas (surprise!) There are 2 major options for how to present your main message and supporting conclusions. Now let’s talk dimensions… You can move left/right, up/down and in /out in Prezi.
Sites Where Teachers Can Learn Tech Skills
One of the obstacles that some teachers face when trying to use technology in their classrooms for the first time is lack of comfort and or confidence with technology. That's where folks like me can be helpful in getting teachers started on the path to comfort and confidence with technology tools to use in their classrooms. While it's great to be able to get some one-on-one attention, a person new to using technology in the classroom often needs some handy digital or print resources to consult when an expert isn't available. For those times here are three good places to look. Think Tutorial is a site providing free, easy to follow tutorials on a variety of web services and software. On Think Tutorial you will find tutorials for taking advantage of the many features of popular email services like Gmail, Apple Mail, Hotmail, and Yahoo mail. Learn It In 5 is a relatively a site authored by Mark Barnes that features short how-to videos for teachers.
A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author
With the start of this new year Apple launched two major products namely iBook app and iBooks Author. These two releases have caught the attention of media and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was no exception. We posted two detailed articles about the potential of these new products in education. Today we are adding a follow up to those articles. Below are some of the best tutorials to get teachers and educators acquainted with the iBook Author. 1- Selecting a template To start creating an eBook using iBook Author you need first to select a template . 2- Thmbnail and Panels The video below will walk you through the outline and thumbnail panels in iBooks Author. 3- Tool bar This video will show you how the tool bar works and inform you about the different functions of each icon. 4- Inspector Panel This video will make you familiar with using Inspector Panel on iBook Author 7- Inserting Text This tutorial will teach you how to insert and edit text on iBooks Author
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The 28 Best Prezi Tips I Found Today
33 tips for Prezi users to improve their Prezi presentation. Including structure, movement, paths, backgrounds, rotated-text, quality screenshots, images, keyboard shortcuts, using YouTube, adding music and step-sounds, embedding in WordPress … Over the last few months, I have been browsing around for cool prezi tips . This post lists all my favourites. Please share! Given the initial success of this post and my work with Prezi, I now run a training session on the tool. Right, let’s get started… 1 Create your basic structure close up, then add details zoomed-in This is in line with my work on how to make a presentation in 5 steps. For more information about how to use Prezi dimensions properly, check out my post: “Prezi structure tips … or why most Prezi users should be S.H.O.T” 2 Don’t overdo movement Good Prezi movement and structure is explained in detail here: “Prezi structure tips … or why most Prezi users should be S.H.O.T” ..in order to move things from the front/back of the canvas
Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology
I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: "Write your ideas that you want to discuss on the top of the poster board. Each of you can look at all of the ideas and put check marks beside the ones that interest you, and then that will drive the topics that we discuss today." I leaned over to my husband, Brad Flickinger, an "unconference expert," and whispered that I'd love to learn more about educating teachers about technology. I gulped! I was here to learn from others -- not lead a session -- but I jumped into the deep end of the pool of unconferencing. As the Director of Instructional Technology for the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado, I'm responsible for the professional "technology" development of nearly 1500 teachers. What Did I Share? 1) Show, don't tell. 2) Teach with TV. 3) Be "liked." 4) Chirp about your accomplishments. 5) Blog about it.
Great Free Website to Learn Coding for Dummies
Having a blog or website is your first step to let your voice heard but being able to customize its look and appearance is another step that establishes your brand and singles you out from the crowd. There are many free platforms that make it dead easy for teachers and students to create a blog in a couple of minutes ( See the list of such platforms ). But sometimes we are not satisfied with the template offered for us or that we want to add another sidebard or widget or anything else, in this case we need coding knowledge. Don't freak out; coding is not something of high-tech wizardry. Learning about coding is very easy. The websites listed below are among the top platforms that provide free tutorials and guides illustrated by examples and exercises on how to learn coding. Make sure you share the lists with your students and colleagues : 1- W3Schools This is my favourite website where I have learned most of my coding knowledge. 2- Codecademy 3- Code School 4- Codea