Tips 2012 iPad App Guide #58: SlideShark for iPad

SlideShark is a multi-award winning app for viewing and sharing PowerPoint Presentations on the iPad – complete with original animations, fonts, colours, and pictures. The app does not currently allow viewing of embedded videos or hyperlinks; however, these features are coming later this year.

SlideShark works by having users upload the PowerPoint file to their free online account, and then use the SlideShark app to download and view on their iPad, or project it using the a VGA connector. The single user account (100MB limit) is free, with more space available via paid subscription.

We recommend this app for anyone needing to share PowerPoint presentations on their iPads. Other presentation alternatives include Keynote and Prezi Viewer.

For: Teachers, Students, Administrators.

Cost: Free (Download)

Requires WiFi?: Yes, to download presentation files.

Tips2012 iPad App Guide #13: Keynote

Keynote for iPad, part of the iWork app suite, is a beautiful and powerful presentation tool, which is almost as good as the Mac desktop version. Users can create slideshows for projects, professional presentations, etc using the built-in templates, graphics, and animations.

Presentations can be shared on external displays or projectors using a VGA adaptor and Keynote Remote ($0.99). Presentation files can be synced to your computer via iTunes, or sent via Email.

For: Teachers, Students, Administrators

Cost: $10.49 AUD (Download)

Requires Wifi?: No

Educational Applications

  • Presentations for projects, school assemblies, PD workshops
  • Animate slides to share thinking, research, science experiment results, and persuasive writing presentations (@MsMagiera)

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