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Tuesday Tech Tip: Powerpoint & Projectors

Today, I want to share some tips for Power Point, along ideas for using your projector, wireless keyboard, and wireless mouse.

I ran across this site recently, SlideFest is a “PowerPoint Awards Festival” with Do’s & Don’ts, Slide School 101, Best Of…, and a wealth of tools to help avoid death-by-Power Point (You’ll need to have Silverlight installed… Start >> Troubleshooting >> Silverlight >> Install Microsoft Silverlight) PowerPoint has it’s place but it’s not the only tool for presenting information.  Like any tool, it has it’s strengths and weaknesses.  Here are some other presentation tools, and don’t forget about GoogleDocs Presentations.

Oftentimes, teachers use their projectors for students to share their presentations.  There are lots of other ways to utilize the tools you have in your classrooms.  The wireless keyboard and mouse allow your students to interact with the screen from anywhere in the room!  Here are a few ideas:

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