Building Up Your Technology Toolbox

A Webinar Series - Session 3 - Presentation Tools

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Webinar Link for January 19, 2015 -

Before we start...

Please introduce yourself in the chat window. (Name and campus)

Time to Create a Presentation...

You need to create a presentation for a class or training. What is your go to tool?

I'm guessing most people said PowerPoint.

Why do we like PowerPoint?

  • It's familiar.
  • It's easy to navigate.
  • We probably have one already created that we can tweak.
Why we dislike PowerPoint?
  • It's overused.
  • Bad design elements.

Have you ever created a presentation or had to sit through one like this?

Regardless of the tool, try to keep these tips in mind when creating a presentation.

Don't "Overdo" the colors, animations, clipart, etc. ~ Keep it simple!

Just keep a few questions in mind when you are looking to create a digital presentation:

  • Who is your audience?
  • What is your purpose?

Now let's look at some alternatives to PowerPoint

Other Web Tools - not so much like PowerPoint

  • Zooming Technology
  • Easily embed and link to other sites and videos
  • You can also import PowerPoints and PDFs
  • Templates ready to use
  • Learning curve
  • Can be time consuming to create
  • Examples - Social Media in the Classroom


  • Animated videos and presentations
  • Templates ready to use - quick to use
  • Learning curve
  • Can be time consuming to create from scratch
  • Example - Meet Your SMART Board

Join us next week when we add tools for engagement and collaboration to our toolbox.


  • Session 1 - Communication (January 5)
  • Session 2 - Classroom Management (January 12)
  • Session 3 - Presentations (January 19)
  • Session 4 - Engagement and Collaboration (January 26)
  • Session 5 - Assessment (February 9)
  • Session 6 - Just Cool Tools (February 16)

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