Presentation Tools

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PowerPoint Tutorials

Convert PowerPoint to Flash

  • Zamzar is a converter found free on the web with no download required. Files are uploaded to their site and an email is sent with a link to download the converted file. The file remains there for 24 hours. File format conversion possibilities are divided into 5 categories: document, image, music, video and other.
  • AuthorGen Technolgies offers AuthorPOINT Lite for free to create rich content for sharing across platforms from PowerPoint. AuthorPOINT Lite description and tutorial page.
  • AuthorSTREAM is a free web platform to upload and share PowerPoint, slideshows in blogs, in iPods, and YouTube.

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Other Presentation Tools

  • Prezi A free non-linear online presentation tool. Create a map of your ideas, images, videos, then show overview, zoom to details. Here is an example of its use: George Siemens on classrooms and learning.
  • Jing: The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere
  • What is this thing called Jing? Video tour.
  • Turning Poing Clickers -Training to use the clickers in the classroom, and tutorials.
  • ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image.ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.
  • Search and download video from many sites, including You Tube. You can save the video in a variety of formats for sharing. Service is free, but requires registration.
  • netvibes is personalized start page much like Pageflakes, My Yahoo!, iGoogle, and Microsoft Live. It is organized into tabs, with each tab containing user-defined modules. Built-in Netvibes modules include an RSS/Atom feed reader, local weather forecasts, a calendar supporting iCal, bookmarks, notes, to-do lists, multiple searches, and other features.

Image Sharing

  • Slideshare is a way to share your presentations with the world. You can add audio, voice narration, music or effects, and share publicly or privately.
  •  Slideshare FAQs Find Tips and Tricks, tutorials and a video explanation here.
  • Online Photo Sharing in plain English video in You Tube.
  • Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world,
  • Fotki is a free photo hosting site for blogs. It is searchable and allows you to add comments for photo sharing.
  • PhotoBucket to upload images and video and share with others.
  • Bubbleshare Create a free account and upload photos to share; offers Unlimited storage. Add clipart, audio captions, video captions to your albums.
  • My Plick is a slide sharing site that allows you to upload slides and created audio commentary. These are shared and open source.

Image Searching

  • Tag Galaxy - 3D visual search of Flickr, google and other image databases.
  • PicLens creates a 3-D fly-through of images. It's moving, immersive and creates a fast, visual search.
  • Picitup.com is a visual image search engine.

Image Tools

  • Voice Thread provides the platform for group conversations around images, docs, and videos.
  • 10 Tips for Great Photos. Simple things to improve the photos you take.
  • www.photagious.com allows you to do rollovers, slideshows, - hot spots and interactive areas.
  • IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE graphic viewer (for non-commercial use) for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.