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Document and Presentation
Documents, Spread Sheets, Presentations Documents, Spread Sheets, Presentations The End of Boring Slide Shows
Zoho Show is part of a suite of free
Animoto's tag line is "the end of slide
This guide couldn’t possibly be worth
web based tools offered by Zoho.
shows" and while Animoto has not
its salt if it didn’t start with Google
Zoho also offers document,
stopped the creation of boring slide
Docs. Google Docs gives you the
spreadsheet, and quiz/survey
shows, it certainly has provided a
power to create documents,
creation tools. You can sign into Zoho
great alternative to slide shows.
spreadsheets, and slide shows using
using your Google or Yahoo account.
Animoto allows students to create
any Internet-connected computer.
great looking videos without the need
Zoho Show offers more editing
Google Docs gives users the ability to
for any editing skills. The process of
options and templates than those
collaborate on the creation of
using Animoto is simple, select
found on Google Presentation. Zoho
documents, spreadsheets, and slide
images, select music, click go, and
Show presentations can easily be
shows. Collaboration through Google
Animoto does the rest.
embedded in a blog or shared via
Docs allows for peer-editing of
email. I also like Zoho Show because
Animoto for Education gives you the
documents at any time or place that
my students can work collaboratively
opportunity to register as a teacher.
students can get online. Online
to create group presentations.
Registering as a teacher will allow
collaboration also gives students that
Interestingly, when my students have
you to create videos longer than 30
are working in groups the ability to
to create a presentation I give them
seconds for free as opposed to paying
add to and edit presentations and
the choice of Google Presentation or
the fee Animoto charges regular
papers any time they discover new
Zoho Show and most end up using
customers. The other benefit of
information or have a new thought
Animoto for Education is that you
about their topic of study.
can manage your students’
It should be mentioned that Zoho also
Finally, having students use Google
usernames and passwords.
offers a wiki service and conferencing
Docs eliminates the excuses of “my
service. All of the services in the Zoho
printer broke” or “my computer
suite of products allow for
crashed” that students will sometimes
collaboration between users.
use to justify having a late
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