Christine's How To's
("Walk-through" Online Tutorials and Tech Tips)
General Navigation Information / File Management | Word Processing & Desktop Publishing | Using The Internet | PowerPoint | Using Digital Cameras/Creating Audio, Video | Creating and Working with Web Pages | Computer-Mediated Communication
see also the Davis School District's
Technology Training Handouts and Resources
(Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher (and many more applications)
Access 2002 (to create simple databases and Web interfaces to view the contents of a database)
Microsoft's Hands-on Tutorial Packs (Windows, Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, FrontPage, Access, Outlook)
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Microsoft's Hands-on Tutorial Packs (for Word)
Word 2002 and the Writing Process (This hands-on tutorial with process-oriented features makes writing easy and collaborative.)
Word Tutorials (by Davis School District, Farmington, Utah)
LearnThat.com�s Tutorials for specific functions of Word
Microsoft Word Modules (with tutorials for specific functions in Word)
1. Word 2002; look through the index to find Graphics and work through the tutorial (part of Davis School District's Handouts for Microsoft Word).
2. Click Using the Drawing Toolbar in Office XP (part of Davis School District's Handouts for Microsoft Word) and work through all of the exercises for AutoShapes, Callouts, Textboxes, WordArt, Formatting/Moving Objects, Shadows, etc.
3. See also Hands-on Exercises at http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072471026/student_view0/chapter6/hands-on_exercises.html
Teaching writing online--collaborating, reviewing, and revising writing electronically
Word 2002 and the Writing Process
Download the Word document and walk through the outlining, versions, tracking changes and adding comments components of the tutorial.
Reviewing and Collaborating with Word (part of Davis School District's Handouts for Microsoft Word) Working with comments in Word Using Tracking and Reviewing Features in Microsoft Word 2002/XP Tutorial
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*Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.0 in the Classroom--using Flash video and sound technology
- 1. Surf --Maximize Address Bar AutoCorrect AutoComplete
2. Search --Start a Search Use an Engine Change Engines Use Related Links
3. Store-- Open History Use History Set History Clean History
4. Sort-- Add to Favorites View Favorites Organize Favorites Delete Favorites
5. Screen --Set Advisor Adjust Advisor Turn Advisor On/Off
6. Style--Add Toolbars Add Buttons Add Labels
7. Speed --Set Homepage Create Shortcuts Clean Cache
8. Scoop --Save Text Save Images Save Web Pages Schedule Saves
9. Stretch--Download Programs Install Programs
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Creating PowerPoint Presentations
Creating Presentations -- Working with text, Working with slides, Opening, saving, and Converting, Formatting slides and presentations (layouts, color schemes and backgrounds, templates, bullets)
PowerPoint 2000 (K-12) (using Flash video and sound technology)--Easy-to-Use Online Tutorials designed to show teachers how to use Microsoft software in the classroom
Instructor Presentation (945 KB Microsoft PowerPoint file) -- a step-by-step guide through the process of creating a powerful slide show: design templates, slide design and layout, outline and slides views, inserting graphics, adding custom animation, and importing a chart from Excel, using Pack and Go (very important for embedded files, e.g. sound!), narrating a slide show, and creating an online broadcast (excellent guide with screenshots of cursor movements)
Animations, AutoShapes, hyperlinks, and navigation/action buttons in a PowerPoint slideshow
iSpring <http://www.ispringsolutions.com/products/ispring_free.html> -- turns PowerPoint to Flash in one click; creates high quality Flash movies of standard PowerPoint objects and keeps most of advanced PowerPoint features; keeps hyperlinks, action buttons, animations, slide transitions, embedded music and audio narrations, synchronization of animation and sounds, embedded video clips and Flash movies.
Animate your PowerPoint Web Presentation (PPT 2002/XP) for instructions in using animations.
Formatting slides and presentations for adding Action buttons, placeholders, multimedia, animation, timings, and transitions.
For any linked or embedded files, please see About packaging a presentation to run on another computer.
See Print multiple pages on one handout page for instructions on print options.
Advanced Elements of PowerPoint: Music/Sound - Linked vs. Embedded Files -- instructions for adding sound files; difference between linked and embedded files, necessitating Pack and Go, copied from PowerPoint Help
Creating Online Presentations with PowerPoint (1.0 MB Word doc) -- Create and deliver compelling, information-rich online presentations for students and colleagues. Use the downloadable 14-page tutorial to help get the most from your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation graphics program: Step-by-step instructions, glossaries, tips, and annotated illustrations of PowerPoint screens help you quickly solve everyday presentation tasks and put your message online with ease.
Important note: Although animations are wonderful, they increase file size immensely. Please use your best judgment as to what animations would look good and work well for pedagogical purposes. Please review your slideshow from your audience's point of view; animating each letter to rotate or fly in individually is NOT appropriate in a technical or pedagogical sense! Use the full slide show view to review your work, not just the View Slide Show in edit mode, as it does not reveal how the text animations work.
Important tips for creating effective PowerPoint slide shows:
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*Microsoft Hands-on Tutorial Packs -- Enhance teaching and learning in the classroom using these step-by-step tutorials on Microsoft products.
- 1. A Fresh Start--Add new page Add page color
2. Text--Add text Format text Paint text
3. Images --Add clip art Add any art Move image Position image
4. More Images--Transparent images Interlaced images DHTML animations Cropped images
5. Hyperlinks --Text links Image links Image hot spots E-mail links
6. Tables --Create tables Format tables Add text and images Add columns and rows
- 7. Previews --Preview in browser Browser compatibility Spell check
- 8. Web site --View site Organize site Expand site Expand with Word 2000
- 9. Style-- Add theme Custonize theme Share borders
- 10. Forms-- Add radio buttons Add check boxes Add text boxes
- 11. Data-- Send to e-mail Send to database View database
- 12. Reports --Broken links Slow pages Recently added files
- 13. Publish --Go live Publish
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Microsoft Tutorial: Windows XP 201: Digital Experiences in the Classroom -- Learn how to...
- Simplify photo storage and organization by storing photos on your computer.
- Save money by printing your own high-quality photos.
- Create customized, economical CDs for class projects by using photos, music, and video.
- Create and edit your own documentaries, movies, and more.
- Collaborate with colleagues from any location by using advanced voice and video communications
- Increasing Efficiency by Using Digital Photos
- Using Music and Audio to Enhance Class Projects
- Using Video to Build Dynamic Presentations
- Collaborating with Others by Using Real-time Communication
- Additional Resources
Digital camera, Creating digital video and audio (tutorials)--contributed by Rattiya Panichkul & Hung-che Chen
- Download the free RealPlayer.
- Instructions for Downloading the free RealPlayer
- Some tips on using AUDIO (Karl Sklar)
- Audio Basics and Audio/Video software -- by Randall Davis
- Sound Files (including creating sound files!) --by the WebTeacher
- Movie Files (including creating movie files) -- -by the WebTeacher
Interaction with Windows Media Technologies 7
Use Microsoft Windows Media Encoder to record screen content and your voice in the creation of a high-resolution presentation.
Inserting Sound into FrontPage
Converting sound files (free downloads)
Video (by Greg Kessler)
Connecting a digital video camera to your computer (for Movie Maker) www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/cameratopc.mspx
Download video to computer using Movie Maker www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/downloadvideo.mspx
Easy steps for creating movies www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/videos/create.mspx
Saving and sharing movies with Movie Maker www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/savingsharing.mspx
Online tutorials for iMovie www.apple.com/support/imovie/
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2. Video & Audio Conferencing
4. Share & Collaborate
7. File Transfer
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|Last updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012|