Showing posts with label clicker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clicker. Show all posts

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Presentation Remote I Use With Google Slides, PPT, and Keynote

I don't often make suggestions for physical products to purchase. The exception being if I am if it is for a low-cost product for an individual teacher and it is a product that I have extensive hands-on experience using. That's why I was happy to recommend the Targus Laser Presentation remote to a reader named Therese. Therese asked me if there is a presenter-clicker-pointer that works well with Google Slides and PowerPoint.

I have used the Targus Laser Presentation remote for at least the last five years. It's a plug-and-play remote that I've used on Mac, Windows 7, Windows 10, and Chromebooks to run Google Slides, PowerPoint, and Keynote presentations. To use it all you need to do is plug the receiver into a USB port on your laptop, turn on the remote, and you're good to go. If you need it, the remote includes a black-out function for hiding your slides.

There are more expensive remotes on the market, but at $30-35 on Amazon the Targus Laser Presentation remote is hard to beat.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - Use Your Phone to Control Presentations and Share With Your Audience is a service that helps your audience follow along with your presentations. does this by allowing the members of your audience to see your slides on their laptops, iPads, and Android tablets and watch them change when you advance your slides. This ensures that everyone is on the same slide at the same time. This week added a new option that allows you to use your cell phone as a remote to control your slides.

To start using upload a PPT or PDF to your free account. then gives you a URL to distribute to your audience. When the members of your audience open that URL they will be able to see and follow along with your presentation. When you're done with your presentation just click "stop presenting" and the synchronization stops. To use your phone as a remote just start your presentation and will send you a text with a link to make your phone a remote. Simply upload your presentation, click "Settings" and then "Use mobile phone as controller."

The free version of keeps your presentation on file for four hours before it expires. This is adequate for most classroom presentation situations.

Applications for Education could be a great little service for teachers to use in a 1:1 environment to make sure that their students are all following along with the presentation. You may also want to use the service to have your students share their presentations with you and their classmates when they're presenting to the class.