Apps That Offer Alternatives to the Traditional Slide Decks
Explore these tools to add to the traditional lecture teaching format. These tools can add another layer to presenting and delivering information. This list is only a smattering of the available tools on the web.
PowToon is web-based animation software that allows users to create animated presentations by manipulating pre-created objects, imported images, provided music and user created voice-overs.
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Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones..
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instaGrok makes reasearching engaging using interactive concept map, that you can customize and share! Key Facts show important facts about the topic (with links to the original content page). Interactive visual interface allows the user to quickly grasp important concepts, key facts and relationships. Integrated journals allow easy note-taking or writing of research reports
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Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoom-able canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them.
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Bubbl.us allows users to easily create bubble maps, that can be exported in various formats, saved (by exporting and re-importing them in an appropriate format), and yes … edited collaboratively.
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Padlet is the ultimate bulletin board. Faculty use this application as a forum to have students introduce themselves or as a brainstorming tool. Embed video, attach documents, create web links. etc. This application can be embedded right into BlackBoard so students will not have to go outside of the LMS or sign up for an account to use. Dive into this creative world.
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