Engaging Students with
PowerPoint Games and
Animated Videos
Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®
Extension Specialist in Financial...
Personal Introduction
• Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist in
Financial Resource Management
• Rutgers Cooper...
What is Your Experience
With Interactive
PowerPoint Games?
Uses of Interactive Games
• A class activity or Web page to review content
– Example:
http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/revi...
Steps To Creating a Game
• Use grid guidelines to create game board
– Slide #1 (game board) has 25 boxes with point values...
To Drag and Drop Guide Lines
• Hold down CONTROL key
• Hold down left mouse button
• Follow ruler markings
Adding Action Buttons
Slide Show
Select Action Buttons:

• Next
• Previous

• First
• Last

• Home
Suggestion: Write out
Questions and Answers
First and Prioritize
Two Ways to Create a
PowerPoint Game
• Follow Written
Instructions For
– Action Buttons
– Inserting Textboxes
– Hyperlinki...
Be Creative !!!
• Word Art
• Photos
• Digital Clip Art
• Sound
(Program Title) PowerPoint Game
Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

100

100

100
100
100

100
100...
The Answer is:

Text
The Question is:
What is...?
Write a Jeopardy! Game
Answer and Question
The Answer is:

The Question is:
[Game Title]
PowerPoint
Game
Question 1 for $100
XXX

50:50

A. XXX

B. XXX

C. XXX

D. XXX
$1,000,000

$1,000,000
Phone a Friend!
Which student in class would
you like to ask for help?
I’m Sorry!

That is not the
correct answer!
Write a Millionaire Game
Question and Four Answers
The Question is:

The Answers are:
What is Your Experience
With Animated Videos?
Three Key Topics
• Explain educational uses of animated videos
• Demonstrate sample animated videos
• Discuss tips to make...
Virtual World Educational Content
• How many are familiar with Second Life?
• How many regularly use Second Life?
• How ma...
Virtual Learning Platforms
Second Life
• Requires users to be
able to access and use
Second life
• Good for in-depth
conte...
Second Life Introduction
http://secondlife.com/
http://maps.secondlife.com/ (Second Life World Map)
http://maps.secondlife...
Animated Video Web Sites
• Xtranormal- SUSPENDED OPERATIONS
7/31/13- www.xtranormal.com
• Go Animate- http://goanimate.com...
Five Uses for Animated Videos
• Teach concepts and promote the use of
educational materials (e.g., SSHW)
• Provide case st...
#1. Teach Concepts and Promote
Educational Materials
• Rutgers Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and
Wealth™ pro...
SSHW Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYMxgZCtZ8
2. Provide Case Studies for Staff
Training
• Used in training New York Public Library staff about
financial education reso...
Money Matters Pro Web Site
• URL: https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/money-matters/
• Includes all resources developed fo...
Animated Video Use in Training
• Used in training NYPL staff about answering patron
questions using financial education re...
NYPL Xtranormal Videos
(mp4 Files)
https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/mone
y-matters/library-reference-scenarios
3. Student Created Videos
• Personal Finance class (DAFRE elective undergraduate
class) Web site: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~...
Financial Case Study Presentation:
Make Me Say WOW!
• Straight PowerPoint Presentation (bare minimum)
• Poems
• Fairy Tale...
Xtranormal Video Case Study
Presentation
• Case Study Scenario:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqE07zBvb8
• Financial Adv...
4. Promote Saving and America Saves
America Saves Video #1: Saving Money with America Saves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
5. Outreach to a Target Audience
(Service Members)
• Saving Money With Military Saves:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Hq...
Start a YouTube Channel as
a “Home” for Your Videos
• Example:

http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO

• Promote the li...
Start Your Videos With a Plan!
• Video title and purpose
• Number and types of characters

• Key content concepts (2-3)
• ...
Helpful Things to Know
• Review tutorials with screen shots
• Review pricing plans and features

• Simple words are best i...
More Helpful Things to Know
• Publish video on YouTube and save as mp4 file
• Expect some “intonation issues” (like a GPS)...
Go Animate Tutorials
• http://www.youtube.com/user/GoAnimate
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkMCWp4wBA&f
eature=c4-over...
Comments? Questions?
• Go forth and create games and animated videos
• Create games and videos yourself or have your stude...
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  1. 1. Engaging Students with PowerPoint Games and Animated Videos Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP® Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management and Distinguished Professor Rutgers Cooperative Extension oneill@aesop.rutgers.edu
  2. 2. Personal Introduction • Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management • Rutgers Cooperative Extension employee for 35 years • CFP® for 29 years • Teach undergraduate Personal Finance class • Frequent trainer for teachers and library staff • Twitter handle: moneytalk1
  3. 3. What is Your Experience With Interactive PowerPoint Games?
  4. 4. Uses of Interactive Games • A class activity or Web page to review content – Example: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/review/index.html • A pre-test to determine existing knowledge • A Web-based learning activity • Example: http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/jeopardygame-young-adults-moneycolor-changesyellow • A free-standing presentation • A recreational activity for youth
  5. 5. Steps To Creating a Game • Use grid guidelines to create game board – Slide #1 (game board) has 25 boxes with point values – Question slides hyperlink back to it (odd # slides) • Create game show buttons (action buttons) • Insert textboxes for five quiz categories • Create game show slides – Even numbers- Answer slides (25) – Odd numbers- Question slides (25) • Insert Q&A content
  6. 6. To Drag and Drop Guide Lines • Hold down CONTROL key • Hold down left mouse button • Follow ruler markings
  7. 7. Adding Action Buttons Slide Show Select Action Buttons: • Next • Previous • First • Last • Home
  8. 8. Suggestion: Write out Questions and Answers First and Prioritize
  9. 9. Two Ways to Create a PowerPoint Game • Follow Written Instructions For – Action Buttons – Inserting Textboxes – Hyperlinking Slides • Takes 4-5 Hours • Use a Template File on CD-ROM • Takes 1 hour or less
  10. 10. Be Creative !!! • Word Art • Photos • Digital Clip Art • Sound
  11. 11. (Program Title) PowerPoint Game Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500
  12. 12. The Answer is: Text
  13. 13. The Question is: What is...?
  14. 14. Write a Jeopardy! Game Answer and Question The Answer is: The Question is:
  15. 15. [Game Title] PowerPoint Game
  16. 16. Question 1 for $100 XXX 50:50 A. XXX B. XXX C. XXX D. XXX
  17. 17. $1,000,000 $1,000,000
  18. 18. Phone a Friend! Which student in class would you like to ask for help?
  19. 19. I’m Sorry! That is not the correct answer!
  20. 20. Write a Millionaire Game Question and Four Answers The Question is: The Answers are:
  21. 21. What is Your Experience With Animated Videos?
  22. 22. Three Key Topics • Explain educational uses of animated videos • Demonstrate sample animated videos • Discuss tips to make animated videos
  23. 23. Virtual World Educational Content • How many are familiar with Second Life? • How many regularly use Second Life? • How many are familiar with Xtranormal, Goanimate, Plotagon, Creaza, etc.? • How many have made animated videos?
  24. 24. Virtual Learning Platforms Second Life • Requires users to be able to access and use Second life • Good for in-depth content • Requires payment for land, clothes, etc. (Linden dollars) Other Platforms • Users access content through online searching or links sent to them • Good for short content “sound bites” of 2-3 minutes • Requires payment to publish videos or go beyond basic features
  25. 25. Second Life Introduction http://secondlife.com/ http://maps.secondlife.com/ (Second Life World Map) http://maps.secondlife.com/index.php?q=morrill+island&s=Places (Cooperative Extension Morrill Island)
  26. 26. Animated Video Web Sites • Xtranormal- SUSPENDED OPERATIONS 7/31/13- www.xtranormal.com • Go Animate- http://goanimate.com • Plotagon- https://plotagon.com • Creaza- http://www.creazaeducation.com/
  27. 27. Five Uses for Animated Videos • Teach concepts and promote the use of educational materials (e.g., SSHW) • Provide case studies for staff training (e.g., NYPL) • Student-created videos as class assignment • Promote savings and America Saves • Outreach to a specific target audience service members) (e.g.,
  28. 28. #1. Teach Concepts and Promote Educational Materials • Rutgers Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw/ • “SSHW encourages people to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances” (elevator statement) • Second edition published in February 2013 See http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/nra_order.taf?_function=detai l&pr_id=159&_UserReference=484E20A122FFE31150EEE5FC
  29. 29. SSHW Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYMxgZCtZ8
  30. 30. 2. Provide Case Studies for Staff Training • Used in training New York Public Library staff about financial education resources • Short videos (approx. 2-3 minutes) featuring a library staffer and patron • Ends with a question posed to the library staffer • Segue to group discussion
  31. 31. Money Matters Pro Web Site • URL: https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/money-matters/ • Includes all resources developed for NYPL staff training (PowerPoints, handouts, resource lists, etc.) • Video link is included in each training module
  32. 32. Animated Video Use in Training • Used in training NYPL staff about answering patron questions using financial education resources • Short videos (approx. 2-3 minutes) featuring a library staffer and patron • Ends with a “resource” question posed to the library staffer • Segues to a group discussion
  33. 33. NYPL Xtranormal Videos (mp4 Files) https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/mone y-matters/library-reference-scenarios
  34. 34. 3. Student Created Videos • Personal Finance class (DAFRE elective undergraduate class) Web site: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/ • Financial Case Study Analysis assignment: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/assignments/casestudy.html • Capstone activity: integrates entire semester’s content: topics, financial analysis tools, etc. • Teams of 3-4 students; requires both a paper and a presentation
  35. 35. Financial Case Study Presentation: Make Me Say WOW! • Straight PowerPoint Presentation (bare minimum) • Poems • Fairy Tale: http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/personalfinance-class-group-case-study-project-slides-1211 • Skits • Xtranormal Videos
  36. 36. Xtranormal Video Case Study Presentation • Case Study Scenario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqE07zBvb8 • Financial Advice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FV6KkXJT6w
  37. 37. 4. Promote Saving and America Saves America Saves Video #1: Saving Money with America Saves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yChFVQvzOGc America Saves Video #2: Saving Money on a Tight Budget http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV0Ib07WXOM America Saves Video #3: Set a Goal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bc8VmugNE4 America Saves Video #4: Make a Plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWyCQz91N8 America Saves Video #5: Save Automatically http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bhJ0ck2qSA America Saves Video #6: The America Saves Challenge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UZPZUcwvww
  38. 38. 5. Outreach to a Target Audience (Service Members) • Saving Money With Military Saves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0HqKb1xx5k • Saving Money in the Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDY0Cc4kqZQ • Debt-to-Income Ratios: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loV5ff8rt5o • Credit Reports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUXvc-jyrsk Plus 6 other videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO
  39. 39. Start a YouTube Channel as a “Home” for Your Videos • Example: http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO • Promote the links in print and social media • YouTube will track the views
  40. 40. Start Your Videos With a Plan! • Video title and purpose • Number and types of characters • Key content concepts (2-3) • Key marketing concepts (2-3) • Title slide text content (e.g., organization Web link, mission statement, meaningful quotation )
  41. 41. Helpful Things to Know • Review tutorials with screen shots • Review pricing plans and features • Simple words are best in video scripts – Example: “maybe” instead of “possibly” • Spell words out as they are pronounced – Example: Four oh one kay plan for 401(k) plan
  42. 42. More Helpful Things to Know • Publish video on YouTube and save as mp4 file • Expect some “intonation issues” (like a GPS) • Consider building a multi-video story line with the same characters
  43. 43. Go Animate Tutorials • http://www.youtube.com/user/GoAnimate • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkMCWp4wBA&f eature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL5E41BB6F9F397D1C • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33IjFmUoAPs&list =PL5E41BB6F9F397D1C • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCOCJKGi6xY&list =PL5E41BB6F9F397D1C
  44. 44. Comments? Questions? • Go forth and create games and animated videos • Create games and videos yourself or have your students create them • Write video production costs into grant applications • Make content presentations fun!
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