Free learning tools from Julie Wedgwood


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 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. – 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 – word clouds – turn voice into a speaking person (good for camera shy) – great way to use Keep Calm poster image – Free powerpoint templates – 200 of them

Collaboration tools – voting tool – free for up to 20 and then 8p per person thereafter. – create a room and chat


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