Compressing a PowerPoint presentation

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 Compressing a PowerPoint presentation

Grade 8 ICT – Removing the background of an image in PowerPoint

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 Grade 8 ICT – Removing the background of an image in PowerPoint

Inserting a PowerPoint presentation into a PowerPoint presentation

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 Inserting a PowerPoint presentation into a PowerPoint presentation

Slide and Screen Recording in PowerPoint

PowerPoint is not just for slides and pictures. It allows one to create fully-engaging presentations with multimedia and narration. Yes, multimedia and narration have always been around but live annotating, a presenter cam and screen recording make PowerPoint a very powerful tool when creating content for your students. As we learn how to handle this … Read more Slide and Screen Recording in PowerPoint

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