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Teachers, your time is valuable. Learn to reduce your workload, streamline grading and lesson planning, and share resources with students and other teachers with Microsoft Office. Aaron Quigley teaches you how to use Word's templates to create lessons and worksheets more efficiently, use Track Changes to digitally grade papers, build gradebooks in Excel, give presentations from PowerPoint, collaborate over SkyDrive, and connect using Outlook and SharePoint. These lessons are explored using sample lessons, homework, and tests like you'd find at a real-world school. And at the end of each section, Aaron invites you to test what you've learned in a video challenge.
Here's how I solved the Animated Graph challenge. Open the Challenge Animated Graph starting PowerPoint slide, I have the graph with the data already loaded up. Here, I can see that there's three different data points. And I want to animate the distance that each student's paper airplane throw, for each of the three trials, added to their total distance within this competition. To do this, I'm going to use a really basic fade transition, and filter out certain levels of data. To get started, let's go ahead and click on the slide we'd like to duplicate on the left-hand side. I'm going to right mouse click, and select Duplicate Slide.
I'm going to do that exact same thing, a second time, so we end up with three slides that are exactly the same. The first thing I want to do, is take away two, of the datasets for the first graph. I could click on the graph, I could go to design. And I could edit the data. Here to have the opportunity to delete one or two of the trials in order to change this graph. However, Microsoft Power Point has a quicker way for us to simply filter out some of the data. With the graph selected, I'm going to go ahead, and choose the filter data option to the right.
Here, I'm going to turn off trial three, and trial two. And click apply. I'm going to do the same thing for the second slide down, but this time I'm only going to turn off trial 3. And then my third slide it will have all 3 of them there. So now looking at where we're at so far, I have the first slide containing trial 1. You can see that team 4 is in the lead, and team 3 is close behind The next slide shows team four still in the lead with team two now slightly behind, and then the fourth slide shows team four in the lead, quite a distance away from the other three teams.
However, you'll notice, too, that the scale for all three of these changes as I move through the slides. I think this would be a better presentation to the students, if you saw the exact same size square for each data trial, just stacked on top of each other. To do that, we need to change the scale for these three graphs. Here, in the final graph, I have a scale that goes from 0 to 14. On the second one, it goes from 0 to 8. And the third one it goes from 0 to 4.5. What I'm going to do is, go ahead, and use this 0 to 14 scale for all three graphs. To do that, I'm going to select the second graph.
I'm going to click on its scale, and I'm going to come over to the format access options. Here you can see that the bound limits are between 0 and 8. I'm just going to go ahead and change that 8 to a 14. Click out of the box to see change take effect. I'm going to come to the first graph. I want to change it's scale under axis options from 0 to 14. Quit out of the box to see changes take effect. Now the last thing, I'm going to do is just ad a common fade transition. Between all three of these slides. Here I'm just going to select fade.
I'm going to make sure that it is fade smoothly. I'm going to do the exact same thing for the rest of the slides, fade and make sure it's fade smoothly. And the last one will be fade,and fade smoothly. Let's go ahead,and take a look at our animated graph. I'm going to use F5, to start the PowerPoint presentation. And here we can see that we start off with a graph of the first trial. We slowly add on the second data point. We slowly add on the third data point. So our students can now see the total distances, for the paper airplane competition.
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