I’ve been working on a lot of scenario-based training lately and I have found some helpful extras that I want to share with you. First, I’d like to talk about the programs I use when creating the training. I’ve used several different programs over the last several years and have found the method that works … Continue reading Give it that extra something
I’ve been exploring Photoshop CC 2019 and its new features and want to share some tips that are new and some oldies but goodies. I’m going to limit this post to fonts but will post about other features in future posts. Font Search: Searching for a font can be a pain, if like me, you … Continue reading A Font By Any Other Name
Today, I want to share another method I used to make the information more interesting. The software is Sparkol VideoScribe.
In preparing for a talk I’m giving the week of the 24th at a conference, I started looking at the different programs I use to create interactive learning. I wanted to have a few examples to share rather than just talking about it or showing screen shots with PowerPoint. At the same time, I was … Continue reading Learning can be fun – really!
I’ve enjoyed Content Aware since its inception. I must admit however, that it has its drawbacks. It works great when image conditions are optimum, but I’ve always struggles with it picking up pieces of background patterns, etc. and hated the time I would spend trying to make it just right. Still, it was a big … Continue reading Photoshop CC 2019 Content Aware Update = AWESOME!
Part of the work I do is keeping up with and examining trends in technology and education. Before I recommend anything to our staff, I will try it out myself. I do so in order to keep our educators from spending the time and effort on technology that may be a big waste or not … Continue reading Real Time Translation is the Bomb
Adding a video to a PowerPoint presentation used to be difficult. I remember many times being at a presentation where the speaker could not get the video to work. I would tell people to be sure to have all your files, including videos, in a folder with your PowerPoint presentation. It's still a good practice … Continue reading Improving your video experience with PowerPoint – YES PowerPoint!
PowerPoint 2016 Audio: There are two ways to add audio to a PowerPoint. You can add a pre-recorded file to your slide or presentation or you can record on the presentation. We will look at both methods. If you choose to record an audio, be sure to use a headset and keep the mouth piece … Continue reading Tune in to PowerPoint 2016
You may have need of adding a post regularly to Facebook or Twitter, etc. Rather than recreate each post, set up a design with a text box for future posts. Here’s how you can do it in PowerPoint. Format your background either using an image or choose a solid color. (Hint: Keep it light so … Continue reading Using PowerPoint for Social Media Posts
Recently, I was asked to give a talk on PowerPoint 2016. It's what our staff uses, or at least what they have on their computers. In order to get up to date on the program I did some courses on LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). I was blown away by some of the options available that … Continue reading PowerPoint 2016 – Who Knew?