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June 26, 2011

How to Build a School Orientation Presentation


I hope you had a great weekend.  I have been creating video tutorials to add to YouTube to share with you.  Here is one I want to share with you today. If you click on the picture below, you can learn how to build a School Orientation Presentation for You or Your School Administrators.

Here are the instructions for the video tutorial:

You will build a School Orientation Presentation for your school administration.  The presentation will consist of 6 or more slides that you can use when having student and parent orientation meetings.

Step 1: Open up PowerPoint 2010 or 2007

Step 2. Learn how to create 6 slides

Slide 1: Type the title of your School and subtitle of (Your Name or Your Administrators Name)

Slide 2: Type the title "School Administrators" and the names of your administrators

Slide 3: Type the title "School Hours" and the hours of your school

Slide 4: Type the title "School Supplies" and the supplies your students will need.

Slide 5: Type the title "Important Phone Numbers"

Slide 6: Type the title "Uniform/Dress Code" or a Welcoming Statement for your staff, parents or students

Step 3. Add the Back to School Design Template to your PowerPoint.  To get the design click here.

If you follow these steps in the video tutorial, you will be able to create an effective PowerPoint.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I will see you next week with another exciting topic.  Take care.

June 19, 2011

The A to Z of PowerPoint'ing'


I hope you had a great Father's Day.  Today I am blogging about special effect animations you can create using PowerPoint.  If you click on the picture above you can download the free presentation.  Remember all the animations you will see were made in PowerPoint. 

If you look below you can download an activity that will let you build control text boxes.  You are probably asking what are control text boxes?  Have you ever wondered if you could type while a PowerPoint show was playing?  Well control text boxes allows you to do this.

Click on the picture above to download the Control Text Box Activity.  This is an activity in which you can type in the text boxes while the show is running.  For more details on this activity you can view my YouTube Video tutorial by clicking here.  Stay tuned for more exciting blog topics to come.  Take care.

June 5, 2011

Have You Started Broadcasting on YouTube?


Today I am so excited to let you know that I am now on YouTube. That’s right I have created my own broadcasts  or TV shows on YouTube. You can share ideas, how to videos and resources for free on YouTube.  To check out my channel, you can click on the picture above or simply click here.  As of today, I have posted 13 videos with more to come over the summer.

You can start your own broadcast with a digital camera and using Windows Movie Maker.  You can check out the blog article I wrote November 29, 2009 for the free online tutorial.  If you have the new Windows Live Movie Maker that comes with Windows 7, then click here for a free video tutorial or click on the video below.

Once you have viewed that tutorial and tried a few of the exercises, you can visit this second video tutorial by clicking here or clicking on the video below.

For more video tutorials click here.

To start your own YouTube channel simply visit:   and follow the instructions on how to start your own YouTube account. If you are an elementary, middle school or high school student, make sure you get your parents permission before starting your own YouTube channel.

Students remember never to give out any personal information online such as your real name, city, address, age or school. I hope you enjoy my videos I have posted on YouTube. I will be sharing more videos in the future.

If you want to start downloading any YouTube videos, make sure you check out my article I wrote on May 3, 2010.  This article will give you all the details you need to start you own library of videos.  We will see you next week with another exciting topic.  Take care.