One of my favorite, all-time, web 2.0 sites for the classroom is Vuvox. It’s so cool I can’t stand it!
One component of Vuvox is Vuvox Express. This tool allows you to easily create ridiculously awesome slideshows with completely innovative looks. Sure, you can use it to show vacation photos, but try is as a presentation tool alternative.
Go ahead and build a presentation in PowerPoint but make sure you use big, bold images. Cover the entire slide with an image if possible and definitely keep text to a minimum. Then, save as jpeg images: File > Save As > File type = jpeg. So now, all of your slides are image files.
Load all of your images to either Picasa or Flickr. I like Picasa because you can make an album called, “Presentation” and place all of the images in it. Flickr does not allow this level of control when importing into Vuvox…just trust me on this.
Go to Vuvox and create a new Express creation. Choose the style and variation you like (and there are many cool variations). Load images from your Picasa account and make sure you choose the correct album. Done! Now just view your creation and make sure you click full screen. Your audience will be blown away!
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