Day 28 (6)

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how to:

  1. Open an existing PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Add background to the slides in a presentation.
  3. Insert Online Pictures & other shapes

RIGHT NOW:

  1. typing.com–log in to your account
    1. TAKE YOUR TIME
    2. SIT UP STRAIGHT
    3. KEEP YOUR FINGERS ON THE HOME ROW
    4. KEEP YOUR EYES ON YOUR SCREEN

COPY & PASTE EVERYTHING BELOW THAT IS IN BOLD INTO BOTTOM OF THE WORD ONLINE FILE NAMED “POWERPOINT NOTES”. Then get that notes file on half of your screen and actually do what the notes are telling you to do on the other half.

  1. OPEN A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION:
    1. Go to your Office 365 account on the internet.
    2. Click ONEDRIVE and click the PRACTICE PRESENTATION that you created first last class to open it.
  2. ADDING BACKGROUND:
    1. Click on the DESIGN tab
    2. The first 6 boxes are different themes. To the right of the last them, point at the down pointing arrow. It should say MORE THEMES. Click it to see all the themes. Click on 1.
    3. The next 4 boxes are different variants that allow you to choose different colors for your chosen theme. Choose one if you want to.
    4. You can also click the FORMAT BACKGROUND button and the DESIGN IDEAS button to experiment.
  3. These are templates that are already made and look professional. You may create your own background, but that takes longer. Backgrounds that are high in contrast are usually the ones that are best for group presentations since they are the easiest to read. Usually a white or light background with black or dark fonts works best or black or dark backgrounds with white or light fonts work well too. 
  4. When creating presentations, always use CONSISTENCY. Use the SAME background for every slide. This way people will pay attention to what you have to say instead of being distracted by your different appearances of each slide.
  5. INSERTING ONLINE PICTURES:
    1. Click on your 3rd slide.
    2. Change the slide layout by click on the HOME tab and then clicking the LAYOUT button (it is next to the NEW SLIDE button). Choose the TWO CONTENT LAYOUT  and click CHANGE LAYOUT
    3. Click on each of the new buttons in the added box. Close or undo everything that pops up EXCEPT the one that pops up the ONLINE PICTURES box.
    4. In the SEARCH box type “Yellow School Bus” and click on the first bus that pops up. Click INSERT.
    5. Resize the clip art by clicking and dragging on a handle (you should see a double-headed arrow).
    6. Re-position the clip art by pointing in the middle of the picture and using the four-headed arrow to click and drag the picture around.
  6. CHANGING THE FRAME AROUND A PIECE OF CLIPART:
    1. Click on the yellow school bus picture
    2. Click on the PICTURE tab
    3. Choose a frame for the picture
  7. FORMATTING A SHAPE:
    1. Go to the first slide and click on your name.
    2. Click the SHARE tab
    3. Choose a different SHAPE OUTLINE & SHAPE FILL
  8. INSERTING SHAPES & ICONS:
    1. Click on your CLASSES slide
    2. Click the INSERT tab
    3. Experiment by inserting different items like a shape, icon, table, smartart, video, text box, etc.
    4. Insert 1 item on all the other slides in this presentation
  9. When using clipart and other shapes/images, it is important to remember that less is more. Never use more than 1 piece of clip art per slide. It is also recommended that you use the same format for a title on every slide. Again, we do not want to take away from what you have to say! The focus is on the presentation NOT on the appearance of the slides!!
  10. When you have finished, raise your hand to show me and then close that PowerPoint Online file.
  11. PRACTICE:
    1. Open the other PowerPoint presentation you created last class
    2. Do to this new file everything you learned today–you will add to it next class…….
  12. Write in your Word Online file for this class and share it with me again.