TESpro links and references - 161211

All the weblinks and references from the December 16 2011 edition of TESpro in one place

propedagogy - Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Add something extra to PowerPoint

MOUSE MISCHIEF: Enables the use of up to 24 wireless mice linked to the white board

www.microsoft.commultipointmouse-mischief

STAMP: Subtitling tool that allows closed captions to video and audio files in presentations.

http:office.microsoft.comen-uspowerpoint-helpsub-titling-text-add-in-for-microsoft-powerpoint-stamp-HA102540315.aspx

Plex for PowerPoint: Zoom into slide sections and move between slides that are not sequential. Create a master background slide that allows you to zoom in and out of all the slides.

http:www.microsoft.comukeducationschoolsfree-productsplex-for-powerpoint.aspx

Or alternatively.

PowerPoint isn't the only software for putting presentations on screen. Alternatives include.

Prezi

Already gaining popularity with UK teachers, this cloud-based system allows you to create dynamic presentations. Pictures, text and other information can be laid out as a mind-map, or in any way or size you like, and there is a real "wow-factor" as the camera flies between the information. Free licences available for teachers.

http:prezi.com

Impress

The OpenOffice equivalent to Microsoft's PowerPoint (or Apple's Keynote) - so it is free and open source. It can read Microsoft PowerPoints, and export slides as PDFs and presentations as Adobe Flash files.

http:www.openoffice.org

Googledocs Presentations

Googledocs offers a suite of cloud-based work programmes, including one that makes presentations. Although simpler than PowerPoint, it is free, and multiple users can edit a single presentation or document at the same time on different computers - handy for collaborative classroom work.

https:docs.google.com

A Prezi presentation on alternatives to PowerPoint is at:

http:prezi.coma5xedgny1or3alternatives-to-powerpoint

propathfinder

Stockley's Lego Education Centre

http:www.stockleyacademy.compage?title=Extra+Curricularamp;pid=36

probehaviour

Paul Dix is author of `Taking Care of Behaviour' (PearsonLongman) and lead trainer at www.pivotaleducation.com He is on Twitter: @PivotalPaul

Tom Bennett's blog

http:behaviourguru.blogspot.com

To pose your questions to our behaviour experts, add a new thread here: www.tes.co.ukbehaviour

proresearch

Achievement for All National Evaluation: Final report

https:www.education.gov.ukpublicationsstandardpublicationDetailPage1DFE-RR176

procareeclinic

To pose questions to the TESpro Career Clinic, visit: www.tes.co.ukcareerclinic

proeditorial

To contact the editor of TESpro, email: michael.shaw@tes.co.uk

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