Make Your Presentations Pop with These Free Tools

Presentations Free Tools

These days audiences expect more from presentations. We want to interact, and we expect access to the presentation again afterwards. We also expect audio and video, not just stills.  Slides seem  to have become synonymous with bad presentations, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Used well, slides are a great medium for communicating ideas, providing visual summaries, analogies and […]

5 Tips for an Effective Class PowerPoint Presentation 

5 Tips for an Effective Class PowerPoint Presentation 

There’s so much teachers can do with PowerPoint in the classroom. Illustrating a complicated scientific process, playing “Jeopardy” as a topic review, showing slides of a recent school activity – the possibilities are endless. PowerPoint is a very flexible instructional tool, and it’s main purpose in the classroom is enhanced learning. To achieve this goal, […]

Present and Discuss in Class with Google Presentations

Google Presentations in Class

Most educators who started teaching in Microsoft’s operating system in its heyday have all created more than their share of Powerpoints. For good reason too. They’re easy, there’s a wide variety of designs, animations, transitions, and it’s easy to embed a data chart in a slide of your choosing. Web 2.0 tools are changing the […]

6 of the Best Sites for Student Graphs and Charts

Student Graphs and Charts

There are hundreds of great sites out there that students can use to turn facts and figures into fantastic visuals for assignments or project work. Guide them towards one of these brilliant online tools to help them improve the presentation of their statistics and really boost their grades!   1. Many Eyes Without doubt one of […]

6 Education SlideShares To Inspire, Improve And Innovate Your School

Education Slideshares

One of the things I love about the modern web is the willingness of talented people to share their amazing content for free. Online communities that encourage individuals to share their work in return for broad exposure and the respect and credibility that this builds. One of the strongest and most vibrant  communities fostering this […]

Create Old Fashioned Slide Shows With Story Wheel

Story Wheel

Remember the magical days of slide nights? The click of the projector as each memory is loaded from the carousel? The yawns and drifting eyelids of unfortunate guests as the seventeenth set is slotted into place? OK, maybe for some of the young ones in the audience this not so much a memory, but a history lesson […]

12 Education TED Talks Not To Miss This Year

Education TED Talks

With TED announcing the lineup for 2012 last week, we now get a glimpse into what ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ are in store this year. With some of the brilliant education TED talks last year such as “Gaming to re-engage boys in learning” and “A next-generation digital book“, it is very exciting to see how many […]

Top 10 Tips For Using Facebook In The Classroom

Facebook In The Classroom

As a special Christmas gift we are rewarding our Fractus Learning community with a FREE Prezi: “Top 10 Tips For Using Facebook In The Classroom”. Get great ideas to use with your class, or download and present it to staff that may be interested in Facebook for education. The Prezi provides an engaging walk-through of […]

5 Presentation Tools To Captivate Every Student

Fast Asleep

Creating a presentation that keeps a captive audience engaged is tough. Creating a presentation that keeps distracted students engaged is a much harder task again. Whether your are demonstrating to a class or presenting at a conference, keeping an audience focused on your content is more challenging than it used to be. Children and adult audience members […]