PowerPoint Reskinned & Interactive

Make and Take Presentations for students of all ages
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  • Lectures 92
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2014 English

Course Description

Want to:

  • Add a little interaction to your presentations and take them up a notch?
  • Show your students how to create interactive eLearning modules with one of the most commonly used slide show applications?
  • Avoid complex VBA at least until you are ready to take that plunge?

If so, then this is the course FOR YOU!

As a former elementary computer instructor I found that what worked with my students often helped their teachers. In fact, a project-based, make and take was more effective for retaining skills than working the ribbons one by one!

THROW AWAY those canned slide presentations that come with the text! Teaching with creative, clear and interactive slides will give YOU the reputation as an engaging presenter. Primary Power Projects is Powerpoint unleashed. It’s the “Teacher’s Blueprint for an Awesome Class".

I can give you the template... and you will teach for a day. If I show you how to make your own, you'll INSPIRE for a lifetime!

What are the requirements?

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint. It is assumed that you have created a few presentations already.
  • Access to MS PowerPoint 2007 or higher for Windows or PowerPoint 2008 or higher on the Mac.
  • Don't have PowerPoint? Check out Office Online via a hotmail or live email account!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create interactive presentations as well as master templates to use later
  • Edit existing templates for quick use or to get a feel for the features!

What is the target audience?

  • Elementary and Middle School teachers looking to expand their PowerPoint Skills beyond the regular, linear slide show.
  • Foreign Language or ESOL teachers looking to create simple activities for the classroom.
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Home Schoolers
  • Non-linear, short attention span, cut to the chase, show me how, spare the theory learners!
  • This course is NOT for the die hard techies but you are welcome to stop on by.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: About This Course
Why This Course?
Article
A Message To Students!
Preview
Article
Syllabus
Article
Section 2: Which One Begins With?
Article

Which One Begins With? Sample Template.

09:14

Create a Which One Begins with activity using the template. There are two examples provided below along with one A to Z blank for classroom use.

01:09

This is a simple version of 'Which One Begins With?' that is easy for younger students to complete using clip art of graphics.

07:38

The Which One Begins With? Vowel Sounds version uses Word Art vs Images for linking.

08:24

This video demonstrates how to create the Which One Begins With activity from scratch

2 questions

Section 3: The Alphabet Scramble
Alphabet Scramble Instructions
Article
Alphabet Scramble 1.0
10:36
01:22

Version 2.0 shows you how to make simpler version the Alphabet Scramble game that reveals each letter one at a time.

06:48

Version 3.0 Uses both disappearing and reappearing animations to reveal the letters in the word and place them in the correct order.

Section 4: Quiz & Trivia Games
Article

Text version of the Trivia Game

08:53

Version 1.0 is a VERY SIMPLE version of a Trivia Game that young students can create.

10:00

Version 2.0 Shows you how to create a game that follows the same linear format as version 1.0 with a little added 'bling'!

04:24

Version 3.0 combines the jazzy template in 2.0 but uses an animation effect for the final answer message vs. a slide. This is the most efficient version as it requires fewer slides.

07:33

To give the game a little 21st Century appeal, we will create a tablet version of the template.

07:05

We will continue with the Tablet Template to create a 'What's that App' game.

03:28

Another 21st Century inspired template using a 'Chat' theme as the metaphor.

Section 5: Reveal Activities
Article

Text instructions for the Mother Goose Close activity.

03:03

Create a Mother Goose close activity using text clues. Uncover the answers.

05:40

An overview of the Picture Reveal activity which borrows from the Mother Goose Close activity.

09:57

Learn how to create the picture reveal from scratch.

Section 6: Number Game Presentation Instructions
Number Game Presentation Text Instructions & Files
Article
10:48

Basic overview of the number game.

Number Game Template Creation
06:55
01:24

A look at hyperlinking as it applies to games.

03:33

The last slide viewed is the most efficient way to link slides in quandary or quiz games.

Section 7: Indexed and Kiosk Presentations
Article

Text overview and files to download

02:32

Overview of the All About Me Presentation

13:39

Create the All About Me Presentation from scratch.

08:38

The Yearbook 'Apple' template was created with an Element K template. Please see the Notice section of the course.

13:24

Create your own Yearbook file from scratch.

Article

Text instructions for the Virtual Tour with sample file for downloading.

03:42

Virtual Tour how to video

12:46

Alligator Farm Virtual Tour Part 1 of 2

08:17

Part 2 of 2 of the Alligator Farm video

Section 8: PowerPoint Basics
Article

Three files that you can use to help with the basic skills sections below

Creating a Presentation Overview
Article
Creating a Presentation Video
03:12
Slide Layouts
Article
00:46

Overview of the slide layout options

01:23

Editing Slide Text

Slides can be edited by clicking on the text you wish to modify. Once you click on the text, it is simple to add, delete, or change text. Click in front of the words you wish to edit so the cursor appears as a line. You can backspace or delete the items as needed. To delete whole paragraphs, highlight the passage and press the Delete key.

Saving Presentations
Article
Saving a Presentation
01:58
Printing Your Presentation
Article
00:23

Quitting PowerPoint

Select the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Exit If prompted, click Yes to save your document if you wish to have it for later use. Click No if you do not. You can also select the X on the top right of the program window. You will be prompted to save your files if you have not done so already.

Slide View Options
Article
Viewing Presentations
00:40
Packaging for CD
Article
Section 9: Animation
Slide Animation
Article
Animating Words and Images
03:40
Animating - The Cow Jumps Over the Moon
Preview
04:16
Animating Smart Art and Charts
01:27
Animated Gifs and Video
Article
Slide Transitions
Article
Slide Transitions
01:40
Section 10: Design Elements
Graphics Practice File
Article
Word Art
Article
Word Art Video
02:51
Auto Shapes & Drawing Tools
Article
Visual Elements Of Design - Playing with PowerPoint's Drawing Tools
14:20
Customizing the Slide Master
Article
Design Templates & Slide Masters
06:17
Adjusting Color Schemes
Article
Color Schemes For Images and Templates
17:15
Design Tips
Article
3 questions

Related to Slide Masters and Global Settings

Section 11: Sound Studio
Sound, Animation and Hyperlink Practice File
Article
Recording Sound
Article
This is FUN! Recording
01:32
Adding Sound & Importing Sound
Article
The Cow Says Moo!
03:15
Recording a Narrated Presentation
03:53
Section 12: Miser's Movie Maker
The 5 Minute Slide Show
Article
Creating a Photo Slide Show in Under 5 minutes
03:02
5 Minute Slide Show Sample Video
04:13
Exporting a Narrated Presentation as a Video (Windows)
02:03
Exporting Presentation as Vide with Soundtrack (Mac)
02:28
01:50

This is a presentation that was converted to a quicktime movie on the Mac. It has a soundtrack vs. narration.

Inserting a Video to Play in PowerPoint
02:34
2 questions

Which versions of PowerPoint allow you to export presentations as movies?

Section 13: Hyperlinking Tips and Tricks
Hyperlinking in PowerPoint
Article
Hyperlinking to Action Buttons
05:12
Linking to an Index
06:33
Hyperlinking Text to URLs Email & Other Slides
04:03

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Instructor Biography

Sabrina Colvin Sterling, Technology Instructional Specialist

My name is Sabrina and I am a technoholic. By day I am a Technology Instructional Specialist in a K-12 School System. My main focus is administering our student longitudinal data and test-generating tool. We use both to make data-driven instructional decisions. I also teach computer applications working primarily with multimedia programs including Google Apps in Education, iLife for iOS, PowerPoint, Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, Photoshop Elements, and any other high-energy program that's thrown my way. I have also worked as an elementary computer lab instructor, a regular education teacher as well as a training and curriculum specialist for the military's child care system.

EDUCATION

Ed.D. Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Thesis: “The relationship between temperament and technology preference and proficiency in middle school students"

Ed.S. Instructional Technology – Technology Leadership Concentration
Thesis: “Online Problem-based Learning"

PRESENTATIONS & RELATED EXPERIENCE

2008 Presenter, International Society of Technology in Education Conference NECC ISTE – Conference, San Antonio, TX: Kinesthetic Computing & K-12 Books with Byte

2008 Presenter, Georgia Educational Technology Conference -Kinesthetic Computing

2008 Co-Presenter, STAGE Conference – Using Excel for Academic Progress Monitoring

2007 Presenter, International Society of Technology in Education Conference NECC ISTE – Conference Atlanta, GA Kinesthetic Computing & K-12 – Books with Byte

2003 & 2004 Presenter, Georgia Educational Technology Conference,– PowerPoint with an Educational Punch

2001 Presenter, Oklahoma Early Childhood Conference – Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom

2000, 2001 Presenter, Mid-Del Early Childhood Association

TECHNOLOGY RELATED PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

Sterling, S. (2001, 2008) Primary PowerPoint Projects - FTC Publishing

Sterling, S. & Zahner, J. (2005) Donning the Wizard's Hats: Online Students Learn to Teach Online, Distance Learning 2(1)

Hay, L., Sterling, S., & Wooden, M. (2004) Now We Are Cooking in Technology. Ed Tech Magazine

Minkel, W. (2004) Talking tutorials. School Library Journal Interview

Sterling, S. (2004) Online Problem-based Learning. Valdosta State University Action Research Exchange

Sterling, S. (2003) Saving My Sanity with Robo Demo.

Sterling, S. (2001) E-Gems Article

COMPUTER LITERACY

Computer Operating Systems – Microsoft Windows 7; Macintosh OS X, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, iOS 7

Productivity – Google Apps in Education – Individual Certification 2013, Microsoft Office – MOS Certified 2003, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Publisher

Multimedia
Presentation: PowerPoint, Apple Keynote; Video Production: Adobe Captivate, CamStudio, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie; Audio Editing: Audacity

Creativity
Adobe Photoshop Elements, Pixelmator, Inspiration, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom

Internet
Google Sites, Weebly, Microsoft Sharepoint Designer & Expression Web

Online Course Development
Udemy, GoView, Quia, WebCT, Blackboard

ONLINE RESOURCES AND COURSE DEVELOPMENT

2013 Tech By Type YouTube Channel for Google Apps in Education. Created as part of the Google Certified Trainer program

2013 Camden County Schools Google Training Hub

2004 Digital Dilemma – An online problem-based learning project on computer ethics. VSU Ed.S. Thesis Project

2003 Mrs. Sterling's Word Pad – Interactive word processing tutorials for students of all ages

Independent Contractor with Smart Stuff Software®

Designed online lesson plans called xcursions® for the site xcursioncentral (Now Riverdeep)

MEMBERSHIPS

International Society of Technology in Education
Macromedia (Now Adobe) Robo Demo K-12 Advisory Council, 2004

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

Graphic design, multimedia and web design & photography

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