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Wednesday, September 16, 2009



If you haven't already watched this programme on Teachers TV, then you really need to.
And if you haven't already bought a FLIP (or similar) video then you really need to....
Paul Cornish, of the excellent GEOGRAPHER website helps a colleague from a different school to explore the use of video in the classroom.

This is a wonderful resource, which includes a range of ideas for using video in the classroom, and certainly went beyond how I used it: an excellent "living" climate graph example...

It led me to a new tip which I hadn't been aware of before, which provides a particularly neat method for embedding "live" YOUTUBE (or other TUBE) videos into powerpoint.
Of course, this requires the videos to be hosted on a site which is accessible in school, which may be an issue for some colleagues. You need to have a live internet connection for this to work.

I used a video from YouTube with very straightforward instructions (and then recursively used that same video when I tried the method myself):
  • If you have an older version of powerpoint CLICK HERE
  • If you have Powerpoint (Office) 2007 CLICK HERE

Had a go and it worked very well.
Needs to have a cut and paste, and then some changes to the PROPERTIES of the Shockwave flash object (video). You also have to enable the DEVELOPER tab in powerpoint if you haven't already got that enabled.
This creates a window on the slide with a video which can be made to LOOP or not, and START AUTOMATICALLY or not...
These can be included with other text and graphics (and other videos) on the same powerpoint slide in an appropriate place.

All the resources that Paul uses in his lesson are contained on the TEACHERS TV PAGE.

Would be interested to hear from colleagues who have used this method, and how they used it...

Started to put together a PPT with step by step instructions which I shall add here when I've finished it - got a few other priority things to finish first...

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3 Comments:

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Andy said...

Great post! Incorporating YouTube videos into PowerPoint presentations is an exciting feature of the application. Video can present information in a whole new, powerful ways. If you haven't seen it already take a look at this video for PowerPoint 2010 which has video editing tools right in the slides!

http://www.microsoft.com/video/en/us/details/496b666f-b3bf-481e-a6f2-b3ecf39fbefb

The Office community on Facebook could benefit from you knowledge and expertise check it out at http://www.facebook.com/office

Cheers,
Andy
MSFT Office Outreach Team

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger GeoBlogs said...

Thanks for commenting Andy
I'm looking forward to using this feature further with other geography colleagues: I'm sure that "geolocation" and further interaction will become an increasing element of office software over the coming decade(s) which is great news for us geographers !

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Andy said...

Your welcome! Keep up the great posts!

 

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