Discovering It Come Alive in PowerPoint : Scott A. Sinex Prince George’s Community College Presented at Powering Up with Technology held at Northern High School on 16 November 2002. Animations, Cartoons, and Video Clips
PowerPoint Induced Sleep <ul><li>Too much on a slide (overloaded) especially text </li></ul><ul><li>Fact after fact after fact - boring </li></ul><ul><li>And then read it to your students and say goodnight </li></ul>Can we make it dynamic and enhance the visualization of concepts? Can we get students engaged in the class?
<ul><li>Do you want your students to participate in class? (less lecture, more discussion) </li></ul><ul><li>Do they need to predict what is going to be an outcome? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you poll your students on issues or an answer? </li></ul>Active Learning
The power at your fingertips… <ul><li>Custom animation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>entrance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>motion paths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Images or pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with more processing tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animated gif’s </li></ul><ul><li>Cartooning </li></ul><ul><li>Movies and sound </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to local files on your computer </li></ul></ul>Help prevent PowerPoint induced sleep! N E W
Three shooters with three arrows each to shoot. Can you hit the bull's-eye? Both accurate and precise Precise but not accurate Neither accurate nor precise All done using animation in PowerPoint! Click on object, then right click and select custom animation. How do they compare? Can you define accuracy and precision?
Turbidity and Light Penetration What is the biological importance of light penetration to submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV)? As turbidity increases, light penetration decreases. SAV
time height What does the time of flight graph for throwing the ball straight up look like? Is this your prediction? The ball has a straight line motion path with auto-reverse.
The anatomy of stick man head foot leg hand – three digits torso hip shoulder Is this too busy?
The anatomy of stick man head foot leg hand – three digits torso hip shoulder Use of entrance and exit animation.
Animated gif files Go to insert and then select picture from file. Results that are accurate and precise are the best. To aid in a summary statement Always active in slide show! Are you looking here! What is the direction of the rotation of Hurricane Floyd? To pose a question Hurricanes do not occur in the interior US. WHY? Higher order thinking http://eliassen.atmos.colostate.edu/images/movies/floyd/ml-00006.gif
http://geography.uoregon.edu/envchange/clim_animations/index.html cold hot How does global temperature vary? equator pdf handout
Are we in Kansas anymore? Tornado film footage with narration Go to insert and then select movies. Place cursor on image and click to start. http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/videos/videos.html
Using hyperlinks <ul><li>A good site for technology-based lessons </li></ul><ul><li>The author’s environmental science webpage </li></ul>To place in slide, highlight text, right click while text is highlighted, and select hyperlink. Type in URL or file location on your computer. and click on link
Slide loop as separate file (12 slides of monthly maps) Play- DO in Bay waters (Links to another PowerPoint file that is set up to start loop on opening and close by pressing “Esc” key on your computer, which places you back into the original presentation file.) Would the shark be happy? Images from http://noaa.chesapeakebay.net/data/interp1.htm
The anatomy of stick man A little cartooning! A sequence of frames or slides - a flip book using technology! Draw, duplicate slide under Insert, and modify!
The anatomy of stick man THAT’S ALL FOLKS Thanks for coming!!!! … and sometimes it’s just to get your attention!
For more animated PowerPoint 2002 stuff in chemistry and environmental science: CHM 101 CHM 102 CHM 103 Environmental Science Go down page to PowerPoint topics For a guide to using PowerPoint 2002: http://academic.pgcc.edu/psc/DPP_guide.pdf T his presentation is available http://academic.pgcc.edu/~ssinex Click on presentations
More Internet Resources <ul><li>Good source of PowerPoint use in instruction at all levels- http://www.west.asu.edu/achristie/powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Free PowerPoint XP viewer from Microsoft- http://www.microsoft.com/office/000/viewers.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Quick tour by Microsoft- </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/office/powerpoint/evaluation/tour/ default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Two detailed handouts- </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eiu.edu/~booth/pub/IntroPPointXP.pdf (introduction) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eiu.edu/~booth/pub/InterPrpointxp.pdf (intermediate) </li></ul><ul><li>A collection of K-12 examples by teachers- http://www.nebo.edu/nebo/ppt (A great sound clip library) </li></ul>
NOAA My thanks to Barb Gage and Bob Osinski for being great collaborators. Support from the BLT Project and especially from Stan Bennett of UMCP.
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