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SlidesCarnival: it will make you feel better about templates (and about Slides in general)

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I make lots of presentations and I use presentations as a platform for instruction. For so many reasons, Google Slides is my go-to platform for creating presentations these days: It’s collaborative. I often work on presentations with partners. So do our students. It updates easily and save automatically. I can easily examine revision histories and […]

PopBoardz: a media dashboard for instruction and presentation

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So, what would happen if Pinterest and Symbaloo and Blendspace had a baby?  Well, it might look a little like PopBoardz, one of my new favorite options for personal curation and presentation. PopBoardz allows you to organize the content you need and easily present from your iPad, iPhone or Mac desktop.  For educators, it can […]

Interactive presentations: a round-up


Sometimes it’s just hard to know. When you look at the faces around you, in your audience or your classroom, or increasingly, in remote spaces with folks you cannot see,  you just don’t really know if anyone is with you. What do they understand? What are the issues? If they are on their devices, are […]

Five new(ish) presentation and publishing alternatives


PowerPoint is robust and Google Presentations is very sweet for collaboration, but some of us simply crave beautiful new design options for our presentations and publications. Here are four worthy options, and another one about to be born. Canva allows its users to create beautiful slides, posters, Pinterest covers and headers for Facebook and Twitter […]

presotv is a free, sweet, little tool that will allow you to easily present/broadcast your slideshows, pdfs, docs on desktop and mobile or projector screens at the same time. No registration required. Upload a presentation and get a short URL to share. Your presentation may be viewed on any device with a Chrome, Safari, Microsoft […]

Google Slides and images news


Among the reasons I’ve been reluctant to build more of my presentations in Google Slides was, frankly, that working with images in Google Slides was a painful process. But then, collaborating anywhere else is a painful process. This morning I got a sweet little surprise when I began a new preso. The little note said: […]

The emerging scribe (slightly updated, crowdsourced, enhanced)


Scribe: 1 : a member of a learned class in ancient Israel through New Testament times studying the Scriptures and serving as copyists, editors, teachers, and jurists. Let’s hear it for the scribes. Especially those who take their craft to a place well beyond copying.  A new age of scribe is emerging.  We’ve seen the work of sketchnoters at […]

An interactive video round-up (seven tools to explore)


Interactive video is a powerful new tool that allows teachers and learners to enhance video they make themselves–as well as the videos they discover on the Web–with text, images, maps, links, and other media. It transform video from static to dynamic, enabling the traditional medium to morph from monologue to conversation, often crowd-sourced style. It […]

How would you fill an Edcanvas?


I am adding Edcanvas to my toolkit for curating, flipping, and presenting. The flexible platform allows teachers and students to organize and share teaching and learning materials, or their research products, in the form of a attractive visual grids composed of tiles. Pick a topic, choose a theme (tile layout) and create a canvas by […]

Some slidesharing and screencasting options


Recently I’ve been exploring the options for slide-casting and screen-casting. Why? I know that so much of my library business is remote.  I know from my stats that my LibGuides are heavily used.  But I also know that lists of links and pretty images, and other people’s videos are not really enough. I need, for […]