Classroom technology · PowerPoint · Timesavers

#462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint

  Liveslides is a PowerPoint add-on that will allow you to quickly embed a website into your presentation. This useful tool will mean that you will no longer need to switch between several windows whilst giving a presentation. To view the website, you must have the add-on installed, so if you plan on sharing the… Continue reading #462 Liveslides: quickly embed websites into PowerPoint

Images · Media literacy · PowerPoint

#457 Giphy: Animate your images

In #357 we showed you how to add a gif to a PowerPoint, but what if the perfect gif doesn’t already exist? Don’t worry, in just a few simple steps you can animate an image, creating a gif to suit your needs! In this video we will take you through creating and exporting an image,… Continue reading #457 Giphy: Animate your images

Accessibility · PowerPoint · Top tip

#369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!

PowerPoint has an inbuilt tool to help make sure that your slides are optimised for people using screen readers. They also include a really helpful table which highlights some common mistakes that can make your slides inaccessible for people with disabilities.  If you’re also worried about your Word documents, the same feature can be found… Continue reading #369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!

Classroom technology · Digital creation · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Working with Data

#364 Sway [8/8]: Create outline from Sway or Powerpoint

This is the final post in our Sway series. Do you like Sway so far? Why not leave a comment below? In this video we look at generating an outline in Sway either from a PowerPoint file or by adding a topic and letting Sway generate an outline for us.  Once Sway creates the outline we… Continue reading #364 Sway [8/8]: Create outline from Sway or Powerpoint

Assessment · Assessment · Audience response system · Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital participation · Formative assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#363 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [8/8]: Reports

In this last instalment of looking at OMBEA (an audience response system that integrates into PowerPoint) we look at generating student reports from activities they have participated in. Ensure that the file has been saved in OMBEA format and then you’ll be able to generate a number of different reports with just a few clicks.… Continue reading #363 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [8/8]: Reports

Assessment · Assessment · Audience response system · Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Digital participation · Formative assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#359 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [7/8]: Ranking activity

In this seventh instalment of looking at OMBEA we discover the ranking / priority activity. You might want to use this where you ask students to order something in preference. Take a look – it will only take a minute! Here’s a link to the first post of the OMBEA series – click here to… Continue reading #359 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [7/8]: Ranking activity

Digital creation · PowerPoint

#357 Add a moving GIF image to your PowerPoint

In this post (inspired by a question by Kate Cuthbert), we explore how you can add moving images (known as GIFs) to your PowerPoint presentations. For example, this is a GIF: //giphy.com/embed/8snTnjI1qRApa via GIPHY GIFs can be a fun way to liven up your presentations. You can find lots of free ones on the internet,… Continue reading #357 Add a moving GIF image to your PowerPoint