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Annotating presentations

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The writing tools can also be used in this is now balanced.

Annotating presentations

The writing tools can also be used in conjunction with any presentation you're giving on your screen. So for instance, here I'm using the presentation's example flip chart, which can be found in chapter three of the exercise files. This particular flip chart is designed to be an interactive experience, where students can come up and actually move information around on the page itself. However, sometimes we'd like to highlight various things. So for example, if students aren't understanding where the force of motions are, we can actually annotate directly on top of this presentation. I'll go and select the pen tool. I'll add a width of 18. I'm going to come over to this aqua color.

And I'm going to show students exactly where one of the forces of motion is coming, by drawing an arrow. Now, during my lesson, I wanted to animate this particular force of motion. But sometimes, in the middle of a presentation, all you want to do is quickly remove every single annotation, so you can move forward with the lesson. I come down and select the spray bottle inside of my tool bar. And here, I have the option to quickly clear annotations. Using the pen tool or the highlighter in conjunction with the clear annotation allows you to quickly add text information onto the whiteboard, itself, during a presentation, without messing up the flow of your presentation.

However, sometimes, you want to add annotation, and actually save them as part of the slide. So, for example, if I wanted to find out where five grams and ten grams balance, I could go ahead and select five grams for the left hand side. I could select ten grams for the right hand side. And I could position them until the balance is perfectly level. Then, what I can do is I can go and select my pen tool. I'm going to come down to a width of six, I'll select black for the color, and I will say this is now balanced. In order to make this change permanent, all I have to do is go to File, and select Save, and that annotation will automatically be added to this page as an object.

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  1. 2m 6s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. Using the exercise files
      39s
    3. Using challenges
      39s
  2. 6m 34s
    1. Understanding the Promethean technical setup
      1m 47s
    2. Accessing the Promethean Knowledgebase
      48s
    3. Downloading ActivInspire software and Promethean drivers
      1m 58s
    4. Syncing your computer with your Promethean board
      2m 1s
  3. 28m 55s
    1. Exploring the ActivInspire interface
      4m 32s
    2. Creating new presentations
      2m 7s
    3. Using ActivInspire as a whiteboard
      3m 26s
    4. Annotating over your desktop
      2m 30s
    5. Handwriting and shape recognition
      3m 52s
    6. ActivInspire presentations
      4m 40s
    7. Recording videos
      3m 56s
    8. Challenge: Create a video that demonstrates how to use a website
      39s
    9. Solution: Create a video that demonstrates how to use a website
      3m 13s
  4. 20m 39s
    1. Writing tools
      4m 53s
    2. Annotating presentations
      1m 48s
    3. Math tools
      3m 47s
    4. Adding objects and connectors
      4m 41s
    5. Adding clocks and timers
      2m 56s
    6. Challenge: Create a self-answering, timed quiz question
      34s
    7. Solution: Create a self-answering, timed quiz question
      2m 0s
  5. 37m 22s
    1. Considerations for interactive presentations
      1m 31s
    2. Using the Resource Browser
      4m 9s
    3. Styling objects in the Property Browser
      8m 17s
    4. Controlling interactions with the Property Browser
      6m 30s
    5. Adding property actions
      2m 57s
    6. Drag-and-drop actions
      1m 4s
    7. Using Magic Ink
      4m 33s
    8. Locking items
      3m 21s
    9. Utilizing prometheanplanet.com
      1m 19s
    10. Challenge: Create a button that will save page annotations
      39s
    11. Solution: Create a button that will save page annotations
      3m 2s
  6. 59s
    1. Next steps
      59s

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