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Teacher Tech Trainings 2.0: Slideshows

| November 19, 2011 | 16 Comments
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Hello, educators. Welcome to the KQED Education K-5 Teacher Tech Trainings. After today’s workshop, you should be familiar with the concept of slideshows in the elementary science classroom. You should also know the basics of PowerPoint via Google Presentation, some design ideas for structuring and creating a slideshow, and how to navigate the web for good quality images.

The goal of this workshop is to get you to think about slideshows in your classroom and to develop a PowerPoint that covers a unit of science study that you can present to your students.

 
Here is Nancy’s beautifully engaging PowerPoint about birds. It is a great example of using slideshows for elementary science.

 

How To Use Google PowerPoint
The following two videos explain how to use Google Presentation. The first is a video about how to register with Google and create a Google Account. Note: You must have a Google Account to use any of Google’s free web-based tools like Google Presentation. The second video explains some of the basics of using Google Presentation.

 

Below, is a video that explains how to use Google’s PowerPoint application. It is very simple to use, but it much more limited than Microsoft PowerPoint. If you feel a bit apprehensive with the latter, then give a try with Google. You can easily create slideshows and present them to your students. This video covers the program’s basic interface, and how to create backgrounds, text, and images. It allows explains how to present the slideshow.

 

 

Remember, when you want to bring an image into your Google PowerPoint project, there are two ways to do this.

1) Copy the image URL and paste it.
2) Save the image to your computer and upload it.

 

I feel that it is easiest to do #1 because you can also paste the URL in your citation slide at the end of the PowerPoint project.

To copy the URL of an image, you right-click and select “Copy Image Location”

 

Here are the projects that our educators created during today’s workshop
Click on the link to view a project.

The Water Cycle — by Michelle Belding
Vegetable Life Cycle — by Anne Sinclair
The Wind — by Sylvia Trillia
Bears — by Lynn Balestreri
Biology Intro — by Minda Cabral
Apples: Local Fruits Kids Like in California — by Kenneth Fax
Butterfly Lifecycle — by Sylvia Trillia
Plant Seeds — by Trudie Pan
San Francisco Seasons — by Laurie Baker-Flynn
Popular Animals — by Jennifer Phillips
Our Friends the Butterflies — by Elissa Matross

Below, is the comments section. At the end of the workshop, please take a moment to reflect on what was covered today. What did you learn? How may this add value to your teaching practice?

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Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.
  • Sylvia Trillia

    This workshop was great, as usual.
    Thank you Matt and Nancy for all you do for us.

  • Sylvia Trillia

    This workshop was great, as usual.
    Thank you Matt and Nancy for all you do for us.

  • elissa matross

    this was kqed’s usual fantastic opportunity for teachers to join science with technology. matt and nancy presented us with clear instructions that allowed all participants to add new slide show techniques to our teaching. our students will be excited by this addition to their classroom learning. thanks for everything!

  • elissa matross

    this was kqed’s usual fantastic opportunity for teachers to join science with technology. matt and nancy presented us with clear instructions that allowed all participants to add new slide show techniques to our teaching. our students will be excited by this addition to their classroom learning. thanks for everything!

  • http://Googlepresentation Anne Sinclair

    I loved the training and since I am new to this process of technology tools, I learned a lot. I want to start using this right away, as a way to remember what I learned.

  • http://Googlepresentation Anne Sinclair

    I loved the training and since I am new to this process of technology tools, I learned a lot. I want to start using this right away, as a way to remember what I learned.

  • Lynn Balestreri

    Excellent class!
    Outstanding Teachers!
    Very Informative and helpful!

    Thank you sincerely for everything!

  • Lynn Balestreri

    Excellent class!
    Outstanding Teachers!
    Very Informative and helpful!

    Thank you sincerely for everything!

  • Laurie Baker-Flynn

    Thank you for showing me how easy it is to find images and use them in a slide show for my students. I loved that we all created slide shows on different topics and that we’ll be able to access all of them to use in our classrooms.

  • Laurie Baker-Flynn

    Thank you for showing me how easy it is to find images and use them in a slide show for my students. I loved that we all created slide shows on different topics and that we’ll be able to access all of them to use in our classrooms.

  • Trudie pan

    Overall pretty great workshop!
    There are a lot of limitations of google presentation, nevertheless it should be enough for anyone to create an engaging slideshow. For now though I probably will stick with Microsoft Powerpoint. I noticed before that when I uploaded Microsoft slides to google doc, not all the features were shown.
    I enjoy the great ideas and creativity demonstrated by other teachers, it definitely helps me make greater slides :)

  • Trudie pan

    Overall pretty great workshop!
    There are a lot of limitations of google presentation, nevertheless it should be enough for anyone to create an engaging slideshow. For now though I probably will stick with Microsoft Powerpoint. I noticed before that when I uploaded Microsoft slides to google doc, not all the features were shown.
    I enjoy the great ideas and creativity demonstrated by other teachers, it definitely helps me make greater slides :)

  • Kenneth Fax

    KQED Education K-5 presented outstanding value and shared great process for Media Planning.

    The highlights were how to select proper images, add text and proper citations.

    Thanks,
    Kenneth Fax
    @KennethFax

  • Kenneth Fax

    KQED Education K-5 presented outstanding value and shared great process for Media Planning.

    The highlights were how to select proper images, add text and proper citations.

    Thanks,
    Kenneth Fax
    @KennethFax

  • Anna Fulton

    Hey! I love that teacher in the picture! She is an amazing resource in herself! Love you Lynn!

  • Anna Fulton

    Hey! I love that teacher in the picture! She is an amazing resource in herself! Love you Lynn!