Speaking at the sold out ALL London January Event yesterday was a real privilege. It was brilliant to see a hundred and twenty MFL teachers willing to give up their Saturday morning to come to The London School of Economics and hear Rachel Hawkes and Leigh McClelland from Comberton Village College in Cambridgeshire speak about Music, song, rhythm and movement in language learning as well as my own talk Whizzo ICT Ideas.
Helen Myers, superb compere/photographer and ALL president elect captured the warm and relaxed atmosphere beautifully with her Photo Story of the event with Nick Mair, MFL HoD at Dulwich College shooting some lively footage from the front. Click below to see the results.
As normal I recorded the audio of my session which went without a hitch apart from a few mobile phones going off and the odd 'intentional mistake' which I think I may have got away with, fingers crossed. My presentation is here to download too which includes my email address. So you can get in touch if there is anything you get stuck with or you want to share your ideas. You can also peruse the comprehensive accompanying weblinks below and have hours of fun trying the ideas out for yourself. For those who couldn't attend, here is a sneak preview of my 'top ten this week'.
10 Whizzo ICT ideas
- Triggers in PowerPoint
- Drag and Drop in PowerPoint
- Making photo-stories in PowerPoint and in Photo Story 3
- Writing frames in Word
- Format Painter in Word
- Teacher's Pet
- Desktop Messager
- On Screen Keyboard
What are yours? Please share!
Drag and Drop presentation created by Hans Werner Hofmann and Ute Simon
Computer tips mentioned in the session
1. To annotate over a PowerPoint slide, click CTRL+P to change the cursor into a pen pointer. To remove any annotations, click the E key and CTRL + A to change the cursor back to the standard cursor
2. To group two objects in PowerPoint, select them both. Right click the selected image and select Grouping and then Group. To ungroup, right click, then select Grouping and Ungroup. The keyboard shortcuts are CTRL + Shift + G to Group and CTRL + Shift + H to Ungroup.
3. To order objects in PowerPoint, so one appears on top of another right click the one you want to be uppermost and click Order and then Bring to Front. To place an object below another, right click it, select Order and click Send to Back.
4. To save your PowerPoint slides as individual images, click on the File menu and then Save As .. In the dialogue box which then appears click on the dropdown menu next to Save as type and click JPEG File Interchange Format. In the next message click Every Slide.
5. To go to a slide in PowerPoint in slideshow mode, click the number of the slide on your keyboard and press Enter.
6. To change the size of your text in Word, PowerPoint etc, hold down the Ctrl key and then next to the Enter key, hold down either the squiggly bracket on the right to make it bigger or on the left to make it smaller.
7. To make a webpage go full screen, press the F11 key in Internet Explorer and then right click the bar at the top and click Auto-Hide. Reverse these instructions to go back to previous state.