Lidia Sevilla

Posts Tagged ‘Presentation Tool’

Slide Six

In New Stuff, Web 2.0 on March 12, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Written and shared by  Jennifer Van Grove in the Mashable Website

Slidesix is multimedia enabled presentation sharing. Simply upload, add multimedia, enhance and share!

Slidesix allows users to upload their public or private presentations and share them across all Web browsers. The genius feature, though, has to be that Slidesix supports multimedia creation so that users can record video narration to accompany their presentations and walk viewers through each slide.

Anyone can upload a presentation to the site, but to use Slidesix’s advance feature set, users will need to create an account. Once they do they can start uploading presentations (Keynote file types not supported) to their management console.

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Prezi

In New Stuff, Web 2.0 on February 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm

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Prezi is a zooming digital presentation editor. I’ts simply cooler than powerpoints.

The Free Technology for Teachers Blog post description on Prezi by RecessDuty explains it all.

Description: A zooming digital presentation editor. It’s Powerpoint on steroids! What did he say? STEROIDS! There’ll be mandatory testing in the future. Type text, embed pictures, and insert video are all features that Prezi puts forth to creators. Unlike Powerpoint, Prezi is free and extremely portable. Because it’s web based, Prezi can be created and shown on any computer with web access. If there is no web access available during your presentation, a downloadable version can be obtained to show offline anywhere. No other software needed, not even flash! Prezi also performs quite well in creating a visual organizer. As they claim on their site, “With the help of Prezi you can create maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings and present in a nonlinear way.” As Prezi is in beta, when you apply, you’ll be asked to explain how you will be using their site. I explained that I was a seventh grade math and social studies educator and could use it to inform students of social studies information. I was approved in less than a day!

My implementations are below, but this presentation is an incredible overview of how Prezi works. It’s flat out awesome, or as the students on the playground say, “It’s Wicked!”

Implementation: I have created multiple presentations for a seventh grade classroom on the History of Canada, History of United States, a chapter review, and the all important presentation to professional educators in our school district on a project that included the National Digital Vault, Animoto, and Edmodo.