ppticon.JPGPowerPoint is often bundled with Microsoft Office Suite and is generally considered the "go to" presentation software.

PowerPoint 2013 comes with a significantly revised Presenter view in presentation mode. While the audience only sees the presentation itself, the presenter can read notes on his screen including a useful clock, and a preview of the next slide in the presentation. A magnifying glass view allows you to target specific sections of presentation without the need for a virtual laser pointer (though this is also an option) or offer viewers a film overview.

PowerPoint Resources

While some of these resources may appear outdated, designed in the "earlier" days of Powerpoint, they stay offer some great tips, useful information, and some interesting lessons, all that can be adapted to the most current version.

Brainy Betty http://www.brainybetty.com/
Internet4Classrooms Training Modules http://www.internet4classrooms.com/technology_tutorials/powerpoint_general_links_technology_tutorials.htm
Lesson Plans and other Teaching Resources for Powerpoint http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/classrooms/
Pete's Powerpoint Resources http://www.pppst.com/
Resources for Teaching Well with Powerpoint https://kaneb.nd.edu/rsrcs/PowerPoint/
Talking PowerPoint Books (offered by Lourdes Day of FDLRS Sunrise )
Digital Text Essential PowerPoint Books https://digitaltextessentials.wikispaces.com/PowerPoint+Books

PowerPoint Book Templates
Jeopardy Game Templates

Just a reminder...Death by PowerPoint

Keynote icon.PNGKeynote comes preloaded on iOS devices.

Keynote for Mac provides the user with a platform to create and deliver beautiful presentations. Keynote employs powerful tools and dazzling effects that bring your ideas to life. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft PowerPoint.

Visit http://www.apple.com/productivity-apps/whats-new/keynote/to to learn about the specific Keynote features on various iOS devices.

Tips for Using Keynote to Create and Present Digital Slide Presentations http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2191418
How to Create a Basic Keynote Presentation http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-basic-keynote-presentation--mac-57364
Accessible Keynote and Powerpoint Presentations https://www.swarthmore.edu/sites/default/files/assets/documents/academic-advising-support/Accessible%20Presentations.pdf

photostory3.PNGPhoto Story 3
Microsoft Photo Story 3 and Microsoft Movie Maker are free applications that allow users to create a visual story (show and tell presentation) from their digital photos. (Wikipedia)
The file size of each may be smaller than that of a Powerpoint rendering easier uploads to various sights that may have size requirements. Also, the format of each make them viewable to a greater audience, specifically those that don't have Powerpoint, or a Powerpoint viewer on their computers.

Using Photo Story

Pulling a Power point into Photo Story

YouTube video on how to create videos from your existing PowerPoints using MS PhotoStory 3. It is very easy to use!! Perfect for Moodle or Wikispaces creations!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8kSIh2cFus
Photo Story 3 for Windows download from CNET

Photo Story 3 for Windows You Tube tutorial http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=145185
Ideas for Photo Story projects http://21stcenturyteaching.pbworks.com/w/page/833439/Ideas%20for%20Photostory%203%20Projects
Photo Story step-by-step directions http://www.jakesonline.org/photostory3.pdf

videopad.jpg VideoPad Editor
Alternative to Movie Maker, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. This program appears to be a close to the original Movie Maker. This free version (upgraded version available) has many options for creating personal movies.

No longer supported by Microsoft but left here for those still using Movie Maker

moviemaker.PNGMovie Maker is bundled with the Microsoft Essentials package. During the download process, you will have the option of downloading only those parts of the picture you wish to use. Movie Maker
Movie Maker Tutorial by a student

All about Movie Maker, with a teachers guide and tips on the Microsoft site http://www.pil-network.com/Resources/Tools/Details/0ba790e9-d0b2-450a-aedc-1a7f679a1b07
Movie Maker step-by-step http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/printouts/Using_Movie_Maker.pdf
Movie Maker in the classroom http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/moviemakerlessonplans/

Prezi - a different way to present your ideas in a format similar to PowerPoint. http://prezi.com/ Youtube video-teach on Prezi

Other Resources for using Video or Graphics
Thinglink - Web based presentation platform - Free or business accounts- upload your image (photo, jpg, etc) and add links containing information about the image. Look at this example
Screencast-O-Matic - Taken right from its website - One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE! http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/

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