Computer and Equipment Basic Boot-Camp<br />Principals and Vice-Principals<br />
By the end of the day I can:<br />Connect a laptop to a projector<br />Connect speakers<br />Transfer large files<br />Sav...
Connect a laptop to a projector<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8UN761ODCo<br />
Online Search for Help<br />Tip<br />Laptops use different<br />function keys to toggle<br />between the laptop screen and...
Search<br />Any topic<br />Designate filetype:pdf<br />Designate filetype:wmv<br />Designate filetype:ppt<br />
Most connections are very similar<br />http://www.meetingtomorrow.com/how-to-connect-a-laptop-to-a-projector.html<br />
All presenters should use a presentation remote<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccF75-DgJK8&feature=related<br />Use a...
How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />1.  Google search for Video<br />Note – Filter selection by selecting Videos<b...
How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />Bing searches allow a quick preview of videos<br />Hover your mouse over the i...
Search<br />Bing.com<br />Hover your mouse over various videos for a preview<br />
How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />1.  Google search for Video<br />2.  After previewing video, copy the URL <br ...
Become a master at copying and pasting between applications<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA<br />
Open PowerPoint<br />Open an Internet Browser<br />Copy URL from any Internet site<br />Paste the URL onto a slide<br />
Why can’t I just link to the YouTube video?<br />You could link to the  YouTube video on the Internet… but<br />if the Int...
How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />1.   Google search for Video<br />2.   After previewing video, copy the URL <b...
Free online Conversion sites such as ZAMZAR will allow you to convert flash video (flv) to other formats such as Windows M...
Tip<br />To quickly enter a <br />.com URL you can<br />enter the name in the Browser and press Ctrl - Enter<br /><ul><li>...
Find a short video of interest
Copy the URL
Open zamzar
Paste the URL into zamzar and convert it to wmv format
Select to have the converted file emailed to you</li></li></ul><li>How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />Download a ...
How did the screen get into PowerPoint?<br />Download a free capture tool such as:       Jing by TechSmithGadwinPrintscree...
<ul><li>Download a screen capture tool
Capture a portion of any website
Copy the captured portion and  paste into a PowerPoint page</li></ul>*In the practice session you may not be able to insta...
For this video we will practice linking <br />directly to the Internet instead of<br />embedding the video in the presenta...
How do I name a folder to save my work?<br />Right click on the desktop orright click within My Documentsand choose New – ...
<ul><li>Open Notepad
Type any text
Save the file to your desktop (it should have an extension of .txt)
Open the file from the desktop
Close the file
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  1. 1. Computer and Equipment Basic Boot-Camp<br />Principals and Vice-Principals<br />
  2. 2. By the end of the day I can:<br />Connect a laptop to a projector<br />Connect speakers<br />Transfer large files<br />Save and search for files<br />Capture screen images<br />Transfer videos from YouTube <br />Transfer a photo from a digital camera<br />Convert presentations to PDF Share presentations <br />Use a presentation remote control<br />… and more!<br />
  3. 3. Connect a laptop to a projector<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8UN761ODCo<br />
  4. 4. Online Search for Help<br />Tip<br />Laptops use different<br />function keys to toggle<br />between the laptop screen and the projector screen<br />
  5. 5. Search<br />Any topic<br />Designate filetype:pdf<br />Designate filetype:wmv<br />Designate filetype:ppt<br />
  6. 6. Most connections are very similar<br />http://www.meetingtomorrow.com/how-to-connect-a-laptop-to-a-projector.html<br />
  7. 7. All presenters should use a presentation remote<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccF75-DgJK8&feature=related<br />Use a presentation remote whenever you present<br />Simple plug and play devices - USB key from the remote presenter goes in the laptop <br />
  8. 8. How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />1. Google search for Video<br />Note – Filter selection by selecting Videos<br />
  9. 9. How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />Bing searches allow a quick preview of videos<br />Hover your mouse over the image to preview the video<br />
  10. 10. Search<br />Bing.com<br />Hover your mouse over various videos for a preview<br />
  11. 11. How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />1. Google search for Video<br />2. After previewing video, copy the URL <br />Note – Move the mouse over the URL and then hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and press the “C” key to copy the URL<br />
  12. 12. Become a master at copying and pasting between applications<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66pvfilotA<br />
  13. 13. Open PowerPoint<br />Open an Internet Browser<br />Copy URL from any Internet site<br />Paste the URL onto a slide<br />
  14. 14. Why can’t I just link to the YouTube video?<br />You could link to the YouTube video on the Internet… but<br />if the Internet connection doesn’t work when you are presenting then you won’t have a video to show.<br />Tip<br />Don’t rely on a live<br />Internet connection<br />when presenting!<br />The Flash video (flv) file format can be linked to an object in PowerPoint but it requires several steps to play the video.<br />In PowerPoint 2007 it is best to convert the Flash video format to a format such as Windows Media Video (wmv) which is easily controlled in PowerPoint<br />
  15. 15. How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />1. Google search for Video<br />2. After previewing video, copy the URL <br />Paste the URL in an online conversion site such as<br /> http://www.zamzar.com<br />4. Convert the Flash (flv) video to a format supported by PowerPoint such as Windows Media Video (wmv)<br />5. Select Insert Movie within PowerPoint and locate thevideo that you have saved on your hard drive<br />
  16. 16. Free online Conversion sites such as ZAMZAR will allow you to convert flash video (flv) to other formats such as Windows Media Video (wmv) that will play in PowerPoint.<br />
  17. 17. Tip<br />To quickly enter a <br />.com URL you can<br />enter the name in the Browser and press Ctrl - Enter<br /><ul><li>Visit YouTube
  18. 18. Find a short video of interest
  19. 19. Copy the URL
  20. 20. Open zamzar
  21. 21. Paste the URL into zamzar and convert it to wmv format
  22. 22. Select to have the converted file emailed to you</li></li></ul><li>How did the Video get into PowerPoint?<br />Download a free video converter to your computer<br /> Ex. Any Video Converter (It’s really called that!)<br />http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/<br />
  23. 23. How did the screen get into PowerPoint?<br />Download a free capture tool such as: Jing by TechSmithGadwinPrintscreen * Snipping Tool included in Windows 7 … many others<br />
  24. 24. <ul><li>Download a screen capture tool
  25. 25. Capture a portion of any website
  26. 26. Copy the captured portion and paste into a PowerPoint page</li></ul>*In the practice session you may not be able to install an application if the computer has admin restrictions in place – in this case use the PrtScn key<br />
  27. 27.
  28. 28. For this video we will practice linking <br />directly to the Internet instead of<br />embedding the video in the presentation<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOLkoX0BJek<br />Transfer files from a Digital Camera<br />Connect a USB cable from the camera to your laptop<br />Alternatively, insert the memory card directly into your laptop if your laptop/computer has this feature<br />
  29. 29. How do I name a folder to save my work?<br />Right click on the desktop orright click within My Documentsand choose New – Folder<br />Type the name of the new folder<br />If the folder already has a name, right click and choose “rename”<br />Tip<br />If you change theextension of a file name (ie, .txt ) within a folder it will impact the program that opensthe file.<br />Create Folders<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k1d5MHP2fE<br />
  30. 30. <ul><li>Open Notepad
  31. 31. Type any text
  32. 32. Save the file to your desktop (it should have an extension of .txt)
  33. 33. Open the file from the desktop
  34. 34. Close the file
  35. 35. Rename with the extension .doc
  36. 36. Open the file</li></li></ul><li>
  37. 37. Free at Home desktop search<br />Professional version - $49<br />
  38. 38. How do I transfer my presentation?<br />USB Key<br />eMail<br />Google Docs online storage<br />DropBox online storage<br />Other free services<br />Tip<br />USB keys or thumb drives work well… but they can be lost easily andsecurity is a concern.<br />If your presentation includes video files it is important thatyou keep all of the required files inside the same file folder<br />Remember – USB keys can be misplaced/stolen<br />Be careful with confidential student/teacher data<br />
  39. 39. Google Docs available to all staff in 2010-2011<br />
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  41. 41. Why Convert to Pdf?<br />Pdf is a common format with a free viewer from Adobe<br />Smaller file size<br />Does not require PowerPoint for viewing<br />
  42. 42. How do I convert to Pdf?<br />Check to see if you can save as – select pdf<br />
  43. 43. How do I convert to Pdf?<br />Use a free online program like zamzar to convert<br />Check to see if you have a pdf print option on your laptop<br />
  44. 44. How do I share my presentation<br />Be aware of file sizes<br />Provide links to videos instead of embedding the video<br />Convert to pdf and have your designate post it on your website<br />For smaller files, post in your conference site or share entire presentation via email<br />Share in Google Docs or DropBox<br />Post to a free online site such as Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/<br />
  45. 45. Create a PowerPoint presentation<br />It should include the following:<br /><ul><li>A YouTube Video (download / embed)
  46. 46. A graphic from the Internet
  47. 47. A photo from a digital camera
  48. 48. A screen capture of a graph from your school’s EQAO results
  49. 49. A link to a website
  50. 50. Convert to a pdf format
  51. 51. Attach your laptop to the projector</li></ul>Your task:<br />Good Luck<br />T. D’Amico<br />

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