Embedding a web site in a PowerPoint presentation

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By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

Many times, during a PowerPoint presentation you may want to show a live web page.

What we usually do is create a hyperlink that opens a browser and you must leave the PowerPoint presentation to show it.

A more elegant way to do this would be to embed the website in your presentation.

The standard PowerPoint does not allow this. For embedding a web page, you need to download an add-in from the Microsoft App Source. I use “Web Viewer”. You can get it clicking here

Watch the video below to see how to do it. Then, keep on reading.

Some tips to remember:

  • Make sure you embed only a secure site (https://) and that all the pages you are going to navigate to are secure. Test it all at home.
  • Make sure you will have an Internet connection where you will be presenting.
  • Be prepared for the Internet connection failing. For this,
    a. capture screen images of the pages you want to show and add them to your presentation
    b. Hide the pages so they will not show in case everything goes well
    c. If things fail when you test on site, hide the slide with the embed site and unhide the screen captures.

Now, go ahead and try it. Good luck.

Posted in 2018 | Leave a comment

Easy accents for Spanish words

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

This post will be helpful for teachers from Spanish speaking countries that use notebooks with English keyboards or English speakers that occasionally have to type words in Spanish with accents.

This was a problem for me for many years when I used keyboards for English because I had to change the keyboard settings and then remember which key was the accent. This change of settings also changed what other keys did which was also a problem.

Since I started using “Spanish Accents CapsLock” I solved all these problems. I do not need to change the settings on my keyboard and I can easily put accents just holding down the caps lock key and the letter I want an accent on.

You can download the program here http://www.onehourprogramming.com/spanish-accents/.

I hope you enjoy it as much I did.

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Free stock images for your presentations

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By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

Ten websites to get free images to use in your presentations.

Take a look at this link where CG Garcia reviews ten websites where you can download images to use in your presentation: https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/where-to-download-public-domain-images/.

The review presents a short description of each site with tips on how to get the best and faster results from all of them.

Posted in 2017 | Leave a comment

Narrated Feedback for Formative and Summative Assessment

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By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

The best and easiest way to give feedback to a learner on his or her work is to sit down together, review the work and give the feedback. The problem is matching learners and teacher time. This is why most of the time we give written feedback. Written feedback, is very time consuming and usually, it is not as rich in details as when you do it face to face.

A workaround to this is using recorded feedback. A personal example of this is when I review the PowerPoint presentations residents send me before presenting at meetings. As I go through the slides I record the screen using Screecast-o-matic (https://screencast-o-matic.com/) and make my comments. In this way, I am able to point to different parts of the slides and make my comments as if we were together. When finished I can upload the video or send it as an attachment.article we are linking to.

If you were reviewing written work you could use your phone camera or audio recording software to record your feedback.

You can read more on this topic at https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/using-screencasts-for-formative-and-summative-assessment/.

Posted in 2017 | Leave a comment