Category Archives: Presentation tools

Tools used to create and host presentations

04 – Google Docs/Drive

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Create and share docs, spreadsheets and presentations – individually or collaboratively. Build online forms for data collection

Cost: Free.
Available: Hosted
Websitewww.google.com/docs
Categories: documentationpdfpresentations, spreadsheetsforms/polls/surveyscodesignfilesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 4  2014: 2  2013: 2  2012: 3  2011: 3  2010: 3  2009: 5  2008: 17  2007: 24

Comments from those who selected Google Drive/Docs as one of their Top  Tools 

“For everyday collaboration and transparent cooperation, these have become my go-to tools. There is a lot of room for improvement, but their wide acceptance makes them very useful.” Ben Carmel, 2015

“This is where students and teachers create docs and designs at school and then finish them at home if necessary” Theresa Corpus, 2015

“This tool enable signals me to collaborate with others on documents. Moreover, I can access important resources on every device I use. I use Google Forms to identify opinions of participants in workshops” Wilfred Rubens, 2015

“Google Forms –  I am making all my quizzes this year in Forms and grading with Flubaroo. Google Google Slides – I use this in lecture and students use to create” 2015

05 – PowerPoint

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Microsoft’s PowerPoint is a presentation tool and part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Download
Websitewww.microsoft.com/powerpoint
Categories: presentations

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 5  2014: 4  2013: 5  2012: 8  2011: 19  2010: 21  2009: 13  2008: 8  2007: 5

Comments from those who selected PowerPoint as one of their Top Tools

“Powerpoint – we use this tool more and more often to create learning and performance support tools, toolkits etc for example our organisation’s induction checklist is now a series of interactive powerpoint slides with a range of context and links to various information rather than just a list of activities in a Word document. Powerpoint lends itself more easily to creativity than some of the other Microsoft tools. Nancy Duarte’s slide docs materials has been really useful for this also.” Fleur Mouchemore, 2015

“For all the grief this tool gets, it’s just a tool. A very powerful tool. A tool that’s abused much more often than it’s used for the forces of good. No list of training tools could be complete, however, without it. It’s the visual foundation for lots of presentations – in person and online/webinar.” Brian Washburn, 2015

“Use to prepare scripts and graphics for e-learning programs” Robert Craigo, 2015

11 – Prezi

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Prezi is seen as an alternative to PowerPoint in that it supports the creation of non-linear presentations. They are also easily shareable online.

Cost: Free and premium versions
Available: Hosted
Website: https://prezi.com/
Categories: presentations

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 11 2014: 13  2013: 15  2012: 14  2011: 7  2010: 12  2009: 28  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some who selected Prezi as one of their Top Tools 

“Prezi has become my defacto presentation medium for projects that do not absolutely require a boring PowerPoint presentation. The movement and uniqueness of this application creates an interactive and engaging experience.” Rob Wiltbank, 2014

“helps me think much more deeply about a subject” Mike Collins, 2014

“an eyecatching way of making presentations” John Wishart, 2014

“provides something other than a PowerPoint when I’m weary of creating 5 of them in a row” Jamie Seger 2014

20 – SlideShare

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Slideshare is a place to find, as well as host presentation slidesets as well as other documents and infographics. Owned by LinkedIn

Cost: Free
Available
: Hosted
Websitehttp://www.slideshare.net
Categories: documentationpresentations, graphics/infographics

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 20  2014: 15  2013: 16  2012: 13  2011: 9  2010: 5  2009: 7  2008: 20  2007: 31

Comments from some of those who selected Slideshare as one of their Top Tools 

“A simple way to share presentations online but I use it (and LinkedIn, which owns Slideshare) in a separate browser to prevent it from tracking me.” Harold Jarche, 2014

“Worth investing time to follow the relevant people/topics” Stephen Dale, 2014

“I spend hours learning from others’ presentations” Despina Kalilali, 2014

“A Documents library like no other!”  Akash Bhatia 2013

50 – Nearpod

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Nearpod lets you present, quiz and report synchronously with your students or else make content available on demand

Cost: Free and premium versions.
Available: Hosted/Download
Website: http://nearpod.com/
Categories: courseauthoring, classroompresentations

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 50  2014: 56  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Nearpod as one of their Top 10 Tools

“Nearpod brings learning to life in my classroom! It’s such an easy tool for me to create an interactive presentation for my students.”

51 – Office Mix

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From Microsoft, a free PowerPoint app to create interactive videos.

Cost: Free
Available: Download for PCs only
Website: https://mix.office.com/
Categories: presentationsvideo

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 51  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Office Mix as one of their Top Tools 

“my “new kid on the block” this year. Why would you invest in expensive and complicated authoring tools if you just want to “convert your PowerPoint to e-learning” (even if that is not always a good idea)? Although this is certainly not a full blown, finished product, I think Microsoft deserves to be in the list because they seem to take this very seriously (SCORM export, LTI compatibility…) Certainly a tool to watch closely in the coming year!.” Jan Van Belle 2015

55 – Keynote

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This is Apple’s presentation software for all Mac and iOS platforms. Keynote presentations can easily be controlled using an iPhone, iPad or even the Apple Watch.

Cost: Commercial.
Available: Download
Website: http://www.apple.com/mac/keynote/
Categories: presentations

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 55  2014: 57  2013: 43  2012: 93  2011: –  2010: 90=  2009: 48  2008: 65  2007: 72=

Comments from some of those who selected Keynote as one of their Top Tools 

“Apple’s presentation application has enabled me to improve my slide presentations, through its simplicity and lack of clip art.” Harold Jarche, 2015

“creating presentations is another way to think through things, and of course a way to share my thoughts and get feedback.” Clark Quinn, 2015

70 – Sway

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Microsoft’s Sway is a free app to create web content. You can embed a variety of resources into Sway, e.g. images, audio, video, maps, animations, presentations from Office Mix etc, and then share it online.

Cost: Free
Available: Download
Website: https://sway.com/
Categories: documentationpresentations

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 70  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Sway as one of their Top Tools 

“A fresh new way to create interesting interactive content” 2015

92 – Haiku Deck

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Haiku Deck is a completely new kind of presentation software, to make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun.

Cost: Public (free plan) and Edu, Pro & Volume plans
Available: Hosted
Websitehttps://www.haikudeck.com/
Categories: presentations

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 92  2014: 66  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Haiku Deck as one of their Top Tools

“Haiku Deck for great presentations” Kandy Woodfield, 2015