#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital learning and personal/ professional development (learning) · PowerPoint

#558 Practice your presentations with presenter coach

Do you have a presentation coming up and want to practice it? Presenter coach will allow you to do just that! It will listen to you talk through your presentation and make recommendations on how you can improve. Talk too fast? Say umm too many times? It will let you know so that you can… Continue reading #558 Practice your presentations with presenter coach

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Microsoft Office · Office 365

#557 Get a collaborative whiteboard with O365

Do you need an online space where you can draw out your ideas or plans? Microsoft whiteboard, which is part of O365, might be just what you need! The whiteboard has a really simple interface so you won’t get distracted and you can share it by e-mail or with a weblink. It is super easy… Continue reading #557 Get a collaborative whiteboard with O365

#1minuteCPD · Creative Commons · Digital communication · Digital creation · Images

#554 Free Photoshop editing with Photopea

Need Photoshop style editing but don’t have Creative Cloud. Plus you don’t have install rights on your PC or Mac. Photopea is an online picture editor with many of the photoshop functions and you can edit right in browser no need to make an account, download anything or sign up to anything. https://www.photopea.com/ Featured Photo… Continue reading #554 Free Photoshop editing with Photopea

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#552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

In #444 we introduced you to Canva, which allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful designs. Adding images to your designs is a really effective way to make them stand out. Pixabay is my favourite place to obtain free images that don’t have copyright issues. You can now search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

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#548 ZamZar: Online File Conversion

Zamzar is a browser based file conversion software – it provides the ability to convert to a whole range of file formats. It is free (up to a few conversions per day) or there’s a paid version providing unlimited conversions. Image is CC0 which has been taken from here

#1minuteCPD · ICT proficiency · Microsoft Office · Word · Writing

#547 Listen to your writing with Word

A great way to proof read work is to hear the words out loud. Word has an awesome feature that allows you to listen to your words being spoken, straight from the desktop application. Watch the video to find out how:   Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/illustrations/communication-head-balloons-man-1991850/

#1minuteCPD · #iOS · Apple · Digital identity and wellbeing (self-actualising) · ICT proficiency · Images · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Mobile · Top tip

#543 What the HEIC !? Convert HEIC to JPG

Some of the newer iPhones have started saving pictures that you take as a HEIC format. There’s a few ways of converting these to jpg and here’s one that I tend to use. Visit ZamZar.com This video will show you one of the ways in which you can convert the HEIC format to JPG Image… Continue reading #543 What the HEIC !? Convert HEIC to JPG