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Configuring presentation settings

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Video: Configuring presentation settings

Throughout this chapter, we've discussed the ways to get the most out of Microsoft PowerPoint. However, at the end of the day, it's all about delivery of content. In this video, we're going to discuss the best ways to present your content. As well as configure a Microsoft PowerPoint's Presenter View. To explore a few of these settings, I've gone ahead and open up the Animation Presentation we used early in the chapter. Here on this basic slide, I'm going to go ahead and start a presentation by hitting Shift+F5 to start the presentation from the current slide. When presenting a PowerPoint presentation, there's always two screens that are involved. There's the computer running the presentation as well as the display screen.

Configuring presentation settings

Throughout this chapter, we've discussed the ways to get the most out of Microsoft PowerPoint. However, at the end of the day, it's all about delivery of content. In this video, we're going to discuss the best ways to present your content. As well as configure a Microsoft PowerPoint's Presenter View. To explore a few of these settings, I've gone ahead and open up the Animation Presentation we used early in the chapter. Here on this basic slide, I'm going to go ahead and start a presentation by hitting Shift+F5 to start the presentation from the current slide. When presenting a PowerPoint presentation, there's always two screens that are involved. There's the computer running the presentation as well as the display screen.

Which is often a projector or a monitor at the front of the room that the students are viewing the presentation on. A lot of people will leave these mirrored meaning it's the exact same display on one monitor as the other monitor. The downside to using a mirrored display is if you're using a slide such as the one we're currently looking at. I have no idea what's coming up next. I have no idea when the animation's going to take place. And if it's been a while since I created this slide, that could be an issue. So what we'd like to do is use one of the slides and turn it into the presenter view. The presenter view can be accessed by putting your cursor at the bottom of one of the screens.

Here you'll see a pop up menu that comes up. In fact, this one's really hard to see because it's on white. But that's okay because Here's another trick. If at any time you would like to enter a completely black slide in your presentation. Let's say your pausing for a student question. You can just hit the B key with the presentation running. Automatically you'll have a black slide that takes up the entire screen. To remove that slide you'll hit the B key again. I'm going to go ahead and bring up that black slide so that I can better see icons at the bottom of the screen. Here the three dots is my settings icon. By clicking on it I can choose to switch over to presenter view.

Typically I would like presenter view on my laptop, or computer that's running the presentation. And in students seeing the actual presentation on the projector. Here if I were to leave that black slide I have several things that are happening. First off I have the current presentation in the main part of the screen. The next animation or the next slide can be previewed to the right. Directly below that any notes that I've added to slides would be displayed. I also have the current time. As well as a lapsed time from a presentation. I can pause this lapse time I can also restart this lapse time.

So, let's say that I'm trying to be very consistent of only having 10 minutes of introduction and new material before I go into group work. I could actually restart my presentation at the introduction of new material. And then make sure I'm completed by the time I reach the ten minute marker. I can also use the screen to navigate between animations and slides and I can also choose to zoom in on certain sections on my slide. Here, selecting the magnifying glass and then clicking. I can zoom in and pan around to help students see better sections of the slide presentation.

I can get back out of the zoom simply by hitting the Esc key and I can get back out of Presenter mode simply by hitting the Esc key again. One last thing I'd like to mention. If you're using Microsoft PowerPoint with a smart board. Sometimes you want to have a completely white screen that will allow you to use one of the pens to write on the board with. Here, if we're in Presenter view and I'll just hit Shift+F5 to enter presenter view. With presenter view running, I can use the W key to create a completely widescreen. This is a great way for me to go in, use my Smartboard tools to write on this slide, and then I can go ahead hit the W key to return to the presentation.

I hope these presenter tips and tricks really help you get the most out of presenting your content to your students.

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  1. 2m 9s
    1. Welcome
      40s
    2. Using the exercise files
      26s
    3. Office at Orange Valley School
      36s
    4. What you should know before watching this course
      27s
  2. 1m 37s
    1. Exploring Office versions
      33s
    2. Using Office as an educator
      36s
    3. Using Office desktop and online applications
      28s
  3. 7m 24s
    1. Creating lesson plan templates
      3m 25s
    2. Adding form-field placeholders
      3m 59s
  4. 13m 11s
    1. Formatting headers and footers
      3m 9s
    2. Using AutoText
      2m 9s
    3. Writing math equations
      3m 34s
    4. Using charts and graphs
      4m 19s
  5. 13m 20s
    1. Using tables to create rubrics
      4m 21s
    2. Grading papers with Track Changes and Comments
      3m 49s
    3. Creating grade reports with mail merge
      5m 10s
  6. 4m 23s
    1. Challenge: Create a worksheet template with a dropdown menu
      49s
    2. Solution: Create a worksheet template with a dropdown menu
      3m 34s
  7. 40m 51s
    1. Creating a gradebook
      1m 3s
    2. Understanding cells
      2m 50s
    3. Creating the gradebook layout
      3m 29s
    4. Creating a dropdown list of assignment types
      3m 36s
    5. Writing the grade calculation functions
      5m 44s
    6. Using conditional formats
      5m 45s
    7. Setting the print area
      3m 17s
    8. Adding headers and footers
      2m 28s
    9. Adding list sorting
      2m 38s
    10. Freezing frames and cleaning up
      2m 43s
    11. Replicating sheets
      2m 0s
    12. Challenge: Write a conditional format
      58s
    13. Solution: Write a conditional format
      4m 20s
  8. 35m 28s
    1. Creating a PowerPoint presentation
      22s
    2. Selecting and modifying templates
      4m 1s
    3. Enhancing student engagement with animations
      6m 37s
    4. Utilizing transitions
      4m 42s
    5. Adding graphs and charts
      4m 17s
    6. Adding and configuring media
      4m 18s
    7. Creating handouts and posters
      4m 10s
    8. Configuring presentation settings
      3m 13s
    9. Challenge: Fade transitions to simulate animated graph elements
      37s
    10. Solution: Fade transitions to simulate animated graph elements
      3m 11s
  9. 9m 26s
    1. Installing the plugin NEW
      2m 5s
    2. Recording your presentation NEW
      4m 24s
    3. Adding video NEW
      2m 57s
  10. 8m 57s
    1. Adding a school email account and syncing to a remote calendar
      40s
    2. Setting up email accounts
      22s
    3. Creating calendars by class
      3m 2s
    4. Contact notes and groups
      2m 22s
    5. Challenge: Adding an online calendar UPDATED
      47s
    6. Solution: Adding an online calendar
      1m 44s
  11. 13m 4s
    1. Creating centralized file storage
      3m 59s
    2. Creating a home-office-to-school workflow
      1m 13s
    3. Surveying students UPDATED
      3m 59s
    4. Challenge: Create a shared phone log using a survey UPDATED
      54s
    5. Solution: Create a shared phone log using a survey
      2m 59s
  12. 14m 32s
    1. Creating a class website
      31s
    2. Using SharePoint to share information
      42s
    3. Student collaboration
      3m 58s
    4. Teacher collaboration
      5m 21s
    5. Challenge: Add a grading rubric to a SharePoint student site UPDATED
      49s
    6. Solution: Add a grading rubric to a SharePoint student site
      3m 11s
  13. 41s
    1. Next steps
      41s

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