Archive for March 16th, 2012
HelloSlide is another, potentially powerful, tool which has a vast amount of different uses, many of them not what it was designed to be used for in the first place. “HelloSlide transforms your slides into a rich audiovisual format. Simply upload your presentation, type the speech for each slide, and HelloSlide automagically (sic) generates the audio”.
1) Take those PowerPoint slides already sitting in your computer, or get pupils to make a presentation of their tale, science experiment, or research. 2) Upload a PDF of your presentation to the website. 3) type the speech for each slide using the editor. Press “play” to hear, and see, your end result.
Text to speech, with images, could be what you need to get some children taking off and flying with many types of texts.
The free version of HelloSlide allows unlimited editing, on up to 50 presentations. You may think about other account types to extend the idea further. Then, you can even hear your text in up to 20 different languages. Just write the speech in your native language, and press translate. Useful right through from your gifted and talented pupils, to those who need some help, encouragement and support, or are usually reluctant writers, or nervous speakers.
Our second day with Clarendon Junior, and today we went all techno. Well, nearly all techno, because our main aim was to remember the power of these tools when used as part of our teaching – the cross between the digital and the analogue. At some points in the day, we went so fast that you could almost see sparks flying. Well done all, for keeping up with the pace of the day, and with all the digital tools we investigated. Continue Reading