Monday, March 5, 2012

Helpful tools for developing presentations

While this is a little off-topic, I wanted to write a quick post highlighting some great tools for those of you who often present on the subject of cybercrime (or anything else). These are services that I have found helpful, and I hope that you will share your own in the comments.

  • Prezi - very attractive presentation tool with a "zooming user interface." Prezi is an online application, but can be downloaded if you wish to pay for it. Otherwise, it is $59/yr except for the free student or teacher licenses they offer.
  • SlideRocket - an even better online presentation tool. It has some of the best tools I've seen out there, but it's a little pricier. For the good functionality, it's $24/mo per user. Schools utilizing Google Apps get it for free.
  • Screen Capture (by Google) - Google Chrome extension that allows you to capture an entire webpage, just the screen, or a selected region and save it as a PNG or JPG. After the capture, you can highlight, blur, add text, and more.
  • ActivePresenter - allows you to record your computer screen while narrating your actions. Free edition has some advanced tools, no watermark, and allows export to AVI, MP4, and WMV. Paid editions provide greater functionality and end-user interactivity.


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