Tonight, I've been checking out some of the brilliant 'how to' tutorials on VideoJug and picking up lots of practical tips and tricks for the classroom. The clip above gives a step by step guide on how to create a big book in PowerPoint which could be particularly valuable to primary colleagues who like reading stories to their pupils in a foreign language supplemented with appropriate images and sound effects.
The author Jonathan White mentions a number of useful links to get you started:
- How to create Talking Books in PowerPoint 97 & 2000 - a free guide by Richard Walter
- PowerTalk - free Text-to-Speech software for PowerPoint
- AviScreen - free screen recording software
For embedding sound, I would suggest using Audacity though to create an mp3 file and then use the CDex trick to incorporate it into the presentation as the sound quality will be better than recording straight into PowerPoint.
Other 'jug highlights include:
- Useful Shortcuts For Microsoft PowerPoint
- How To Use Shortcuts For Microsoft Word
- Useful Shortcuts For Windows Media Player
- How To Make A Podcast Part 1: Planning And Preparation
- How To Make A Podcast Part 2: Recording And Editing
- How To Make A Podcast: Part 3 - Publishing
- How To Subscribe To Podcasts In iTunes
- How To Submit A Podcast To iTunes
- Practical RSS: Introduction To RSS - Episode 1
- Practical RSS: Keeping Current - RSS And News - Episode 2
- How To Share Your Digital Photos Online
- How To Set Up Your Own Blog
- How To Watch Your iPod Videos On Your TV
- How To Use Twitter
I think they speak for themselves.