15 Slide Show Tools For Teachers is a contribution from Karen Schweitzer, a freelance writer and copy editor who is the Business School Guide for About.com. Karen writes:
I have been writing about education (almost exclusively) for seven years. I visit and write for quite a few education/teacher blogs in addition to my About.com business school blog. I found your site in the blogroll of this education blog:
I guest post frequently on other education blogs because I enjoy sharing free resources with students and educators. I appreciate your commitment to universally accessible software. 15 Slide Show Tools for Teachers links to a selection of useful (and free) sites that can be used to create, present, and publish slide shows. A short description of the site accompanies each link. All of the slide show tools included are free to use. All of them are either web-based or work across multiple platforms.
Of course I was very happy to post this article! I haven’t tried all the links, but those I have lead to a variety of useful slide show tools. Some of them are demo versions of more extensive software you can purchase, but in all cases you can make a slide show with what is offered free to use.
Some tools offer a way to set up comments, so that you could post a slide show presentation and have students comment, either in text or as a recording. If you need to distribute information in a multimedia form that many can access, these tools are a great place to start!
Thanks very much, Karen, for sharing this resource and your time with us. Karen’s done a great job finding and organizing this list and testing out all the links. You can read some of Karen’s other posts on the following sites:
15SlideShowToolsForTeachers.pdf (125.5 KB) List of 15 web sites with slide show tools to either download or use online. Acrobat Reader.