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RE: Power point vs. Appleworks slideshows


Date: Fri Feb 11 2005 - 18:24:26 PST

I couldn't agree more about how insulting a poweroint is when we are
just read to from what is on the screen. Questions are ok, a few word
prompts, vocab, etc., but the words on the screen are jumping off points
for discussion most of the time. Or identification of artworks. I just
see it as a way to organize and keep visuals from year to year that
beats anything else for the BUSY AS HECK teachers that we all are. Life
never gets calmer, and I never seem to have LESS to do from year to
year. This is the first thing to come along in ages that once it's done
SAVES me a ton of time. The key is once it's done. It does take time
to create a good one. I just learned a new software today called "Photo
Story" or maybe it's "Picture Story." It puts stills together like a
video. Extremely easy to learn and filled with fun new things not
available in PPT. You can create something in this software program and
import it into a powerpoint very easily, just like any link.

Linda Woods

Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.