In this post Joshua Kim discusses Google Slides, a great tool for teams collaborating on presentations. Recently I collaborated with two other people on a presentation for a workshop we taught. We imported PowerPoints into Google Slides and made a lot of changes to our original presentation. We uploaded it to Google Drive so we could make those changes. We used Google Slides presenter mode during the workshop. It worked beautifully. The Slides presenter works much better than the PowerPoint presenter, which is sometimes cranky and makes it hard to navigate though a presentation. Google Slides has all the features most people will need without the mostly useless bloat of Microsoft PowerPoint. I really like Slides.
Tired of being stuck in the boring bullet point rut? This article explains how to use other instructional tools, such as hot spots and tabs to get your points across.
I am currently watching a course at lynda.com on Design 101 Presentation, taught by John McWade.. Everyone who gives PowerPoint presentations should watch this course. A fdw of his rules are:
An argument for using Prezi instead of PowerPoint for some presentations.
Pecha Kucha is a presentation strategy developed in Japan. It uses a 20 X 20 presentation strategy, 20 slides presented for 20 seconds each. The slides have very little text, relying on images to present information.
Ask3 “is a tool for quickly sharing text and audio between teachers and students. It allows a user to turn an iPad into a whiteboard, record voice and text to either ask a question or get feedback.”
Green Screen is an app that lets you create green screen effects for iPad videos. I have not downloaded and tried it yet, but I plan to.