I needed a specific type of visual for a particular slide I was designing for my Grade 10 CAT classes. I wanted to have a fax machine scanning a piece of paper. Now, I know I could probably find a GIF or video somewhere but I rather like creating my own material. So I created … Read more
Here is a video I made (as part of staff training at my school) showcasing some of the things that I think are pretty cool about PowerPoint. They include using various Add-ins, the Online Presentation feature and Subtitles. Check it out, I think you may find some really useful tools here as a teacher and … Read more
You made the most wonderful PowerPoint presentation with all the bells and whistles…but it’s simply too big to share or upload for your class to access. So, what do you do? Start removing some of those precious hand-crafted slides that took hours to make? No! Did you know you can compress a PowerPoint file down … Read more
Seeing my Grade 8’s for less than 1 hour per week. Now that’s a challenge. I decided to teach them some of the cooler things in PowerPoint before we move on to creating “proper” presentations. I created a video to show them how to remove the background of an image in PowerPoint and then gave … Read more
If you use PowerPoint a lot, like myself, you may find that sometimes you have some slides from another presentation that you would like to include in your current presentation. Before you do what I have seen too many teachers do – have both open and manually switch between presentations while everyone watches and waits … Read more
A fantastic slide transition tool to use with PowerPoint is the morph transition. It takes the objects on a slide and then animates them automatically to their new positions/sizes on the next slide. It definitely takes the hassle out of having to work with motion animations. Watch the video below to see what I mean.
Hyperlinking in a PowerPoint presentation is especially useful if one is creating an interactive presentation which allows a user to navigate about the slides. The zoom feature is also a super-cool way to use hyperlinking but it’s much more visual and has an added extra that normal hyperlinking can’t do. Check out the my brief … Read more