Tech Tip Friday

Recently I’ve had a great many students ask me about using PowerPoint for their presentations. While PowerPoint (or something similar) is okay in a pinch, why not explore something new and a tad more interesting? Here are just a few things (I have loads more) you might want to look into.

Use Stupeflix to mix photos, video and music into your own creative video.



One True Media is similar to Stupeflix.




Prezi is an excellent alternative to a boring Powerpoint.




Want a really fun way to gather some information and opinions? Check out aMap.



One last tip that I know many of you already know about…

When you want to perform a search you don’t have to go to Google or Yahoo (or whatever search engine you have set as a default). Simple type your search query into the address bar of your browser. It works with all browsers and saves you a step or two.

Check-out more tools and tips in my

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More Blogging Tips

A blogger/educator that I follow is Richard Byrne. He has great tips about everything, but I think his 11 Things You Should Know About Blogging post is highly relevant to all of my students. You are all bloggers now, and while in the future I’ll share this at the beginning of the year, it’s never too late to refresh, remind and renew one’s commitment to their blog. Oh, and the “niche” that he refers to…remember “your sentence”?

Print Friendly Button

See that cute little print button that’s now at the bottom of each post ↓. That’s a cool little print and/or e-mail feature. Try it. Go ahead and click it. I dare you. Okay…silly, but might come in handy. I’ve enabled it sitewide so that if you want the feature on your blog you can have it too.