I've been playing around with a new Office add-in for several months now. pptPlex introduces a fresh look at how Powerpoint can be used for presentations and teaching. Have you ever been frustrated with the typical linear format of a powerpoint presentation? Would it be useful to think of your content as being on a great big canvas that allows you to focus in on the relevant content at the appropriate time and re-visit it quickly and simply.
I could go on, but if you are looking at bringing a new style to your presentations, lectures, briefings and/or tutorials then pptPlex could be for you. On the site there's access to the download, FAQ, Blog and discussions about pptPlex. My favourite things about pptPlex are:
- Using live content (documents, spreadsheets etc)
- Zooming in and out of slides
- Organising presentations into sections for the "Tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them, tell them what you've told them"
- Navigating through the content the way I want to navigate - not just left to right
Take a look at the video for a snapshot of what it does:
I've also just read that some one is using a Nintendo Wii controller to navigate.