In the past, I have shown many of our staff members how to put an image into text. It’s fun, easy and looks really nice, particularly if you are trying for some wow (i.e. poster title, etc.). Photoshop CC has made it a lot easier to not only add the image to the text, but … Continue reading Having fun with text and Photoshop CC 2018
Using the Select Tool in PowerPoint
I mentioned in a previous post that I make games for our staff for a variety of programs. Recently, I created a game called the pollinator game or the garden game, depending on who you ask. It is 48” x 36” and has lots of animals, insects, flowers, etc. It is colorful and hopefully fun … Continue reading Using the Select Tool in PowerPoint
Finally – PowerPoint Video
Recently, I was asked by a dear friend to create a PowerPoint presentation for her mother’s memorial service. I took the scanned photos from her son and created a presentation in minutes, using the photo album option. This is easy to do, but not often known by PowerPoint users. Here’s how to create a Photo … Continue reading Finally – PowerPoint Video
Let me tell you a story
A good story, grabs you because it makes you feel what the speaker is feeling and paints a picture in your mind.
Razzle Dazzle – Good or Bad When Presenting?
I had a conversation with some colleagues this morning about the use of technology for technologies sake, rather than for the purpose of communication. We’ve all been subject to seminars where the presenter is using the latest technology to present and end up frustrated, annoyed and without any real learning experienced. It started me thinking … Continue reading Razzle Dazzle – Good or Bad When Presenting?
Recording your PowerPoint
As we started the new school year, I got several questions about adding a PowerPoint (or other presentation software) with voice over to a course/YouTube for free/cheap easily and of good quality. I’ve talked about video before, but feel it is a good idea to visit again. Here are some options that are available to … Continue reading Recording your PowerPoint
With all the turmoil going on in the world right now, it’s made me think a lot about listening and how often we don’t do it well. When we are passionate, in particular, we tend to want others to listen to us and even when we allow them to speak, we are formulating our comebacks … Continue reading Listen Up!
Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
Yesterday, I met with two colleagues to work on a teaching adult’s workshop. Part of the discussion was about finding ways to change old teaching habits. For example, having a one hour class that is a one hour lecture and or PowerPoint. We’ve all been there. We’ve all tried to keep our eyes open or … Continue reading Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
Let’s Play a Game
I usually talk about online, but would like to talk today about games for face-to-face presentations. I mentioned in an earlier post that in person is easy, but what I should have said was that it is easier. People can interact with each other in person, you can keep control, hopefully, of the progress and … Continue reading Let’s Play a Game
It’s all about community
After finishing my B.S. in Adult Education, I decided I wanted to continue in the field. The only problem was that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) had decided to fold the Adult Ed program into the K-12 program. They did not choose to offer any new courses and I had taken all the graduate … Continue reading It’s all about community