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  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Up #5 –ZoomIT

    It’s about time I returned to my passion, (or as some are referring to it, my obsession) for highlighting how brilliant Microsoft PowerPoint is. If you have missed my previous posts you can find them here. When presenting it would be really useful to zoom in and navigate around to highlight...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Up #4- Mind control !

    Don’t panic this not a latest add-in for PowerPoint , but research from Denmark suggests that careful use of fonts and colours in presentations can have an effect on the audience's concentration. I first encountered this research from Ole Lauridsen, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, a...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Up #3–Logos and Vectors

    When I first started using PowerPoint (many moons ago), images had to manipulated and edited in a graphic package, then imported into a presentation. It could be a lengthy process and I suspect it was one of the reasons teachers filled up their hard drives with clip art to get instant images. But...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Ups #2–Interactive text boxes in presentations

    Following on from our last Power Up tip for PowerPoint ( which was a while ago now !) This is another great idea,so that you don’t have to exit your presentation to let students share their ideas during a lesson. It’s really useful to collect feedback and ideas from students during a presentation and...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Power Ups #1– LiveWeb View add-in

    This is series of posts prompted by a recent tweet from Mike McSharry - @mikemcsharry , asking for some inspiring ideas for Microsoft PowerPoint. Now, it’s very easy to criticise the use of Microsoft PowerPoint and suggest other alternatives, but from experience those just end up getting used in the...
  • Blog Post: Free Stuff from Microsoft #3– Ribbon Hero & the sequel Ribbon Hero 2

    A Ribbon Hero enthusiast At our recent Easter Camp one of the most warmly received free applications was Ribbon Hero . This simple plug-in for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 uses a ‘game format’ to test and improve your skills in using Word, Excel PowerPoint and OneNote. In each application...
  • Blog Post: New Office resources for Back to School

    I’m still not used to the British summer. Here it is, time to head back to school already, and I’m still waiting for the summer weather. (Did I blink and miss it back in June?) In honour of this exciting back-to-school time, Microsoft has released new, free education add-ins for Office...
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