Showing posts with label alternatives to power point. Show all posts
Showing posts with label alternatives to power point. Show all posts

Saturday, March 12, 2016

New Playback Options Added to Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is my favorite alternative to using PowerPoint or Google Slides to create presentations. Haiku Deck's themes, templates, and integrated Creative Commons image search tool have made it a popular tool in schools. This week Haiku Deck added some more features that teachers and students will probably appreciate.

Now in Haiku Deck you can set timing for automatic advancing of your slides. As was suggested in the Haiku Deck blog, this could be a good option to use during Pecha Kucha or Ignite style events.

Sometimes it is easier to organize your ideas when you see them laid out in a grid format. Haiku Deck offers a grid format for your slides.

In case you missed the news late last year, Haiku Deck offers a "share to Google Classroom" option.

Subscribers to one of Haiku Deck's premium plans now have the option to use an integrated YouTube video search tool. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Share Your Haiku Deck Presentations to Google Classroom

Haiku Deck is an excellent alternative to using Power Point or Google Slides to create presentations. Haiku Deck's themes, templates, and integrated Creative Commons image search tool have made it a popular tool in schools. Haiku Deck recently added a "share to Google Classroom" option that should make it easier for you and your students to share presentations with each other. Watch the video below to see how it works.


And if you're curious about how Haiku Deck works, check out the tutorial here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Animation Options Added to Google Slides

When I started using it with students Google Slides was a very basic slideshow creation tool. Over the years it has evolved and new features have been added. In fact, at one point there wasn't an option for building-in transitions or animations. When those were added they were still rather basic.

The latest update to Google Slides introduces more animation options. Now you can have objects simply appear or disappear in your slides on your click. Previously objects had to fade or fly in or out. Speaking of the fly in option, you can now set the direction from which objects fly onto your slides.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Now You Can Edit Images In Google Slides

Google Slides has come a long way since its early days of offering very basic collaborative slideshow creation. Today, Google released a new Google Slides option for editing the images in your slides. You've always been able to re-size images in your slides, but now when you add an image to a slide you can crop it, apply borders to it, and apply masks to it. To do any of these things simply select the image then select an editing option from the new image editing menu. See the screenshot below for the location of the new image editing menu. Click here for Google's post with directions on using the new image editing tools.

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