Julie Wedgwood shared a range of free learning tools for L&D professionals at the Charity Learning Conference 2012.
As well as those listed below she featured music from www.televisontunes.com and shared the resources she talked about on a dedicated Symbaloo page (you need to register to access it).
Live training tools
Read out Loud in Adobe reader – will read PDFs – on Adobe Reader version 5 and more recent versions
Embed audio in MS Word – available since 2003 version.
www.classtools.net – great for the Countdown clock and music, great name picker
Emergency whiteboard – in PowerPoint 10 choose Options and Custom Ribbon and select the developer option
With PPT 2010 you can save files as a Windows media file
Image and graphic tools
www.tagxedo.com – word clouds
www.voki.com – turn voice into a speaking person (good for camera shy)
www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk – great way to use Keep Calm poster image
www.fppt.com – Free powerpoint templates – 200 of them