[IAEP] View Slides an alternative to PowerPoint?
David Van Assche
dvanassche at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 03:43:33 EDT 2009
A real simple alternative to powerpoint/impress that looks and smells
like it, but with maybe really limited functionality would be loved by
teachers everywhere, At least, all the teachers I have met rely very
heavily on powerpoint in one form or another, be it integrated into
other software like moodle or an LMS, or used with an interactive
whiteboard/touchpad soft, or just used by itself. But normally it is
used in a very limited fashion, and without much of the fancy
transitions/coloring/themeing/graphing and all that stuff... IF they
want something like that, it would make sense to steer them to
turtleart... but there needs to be something much much simpler...
On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 11:33 PM, Walter Bender<walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> And we also have Turtle Art as a presentation option (it can keep to a
> prearranged order :)
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 4:04 PM, James Simmons<jim.simmons at walgreens.com> wrote:
>> I deleted the digest that contained someone asking about putting Open
>> Office on an XO to get alternatives to Excel and PowerPoint, but I'd
>> like to suggest that with the features I added to View Slides over the
>> weekend you *could* use View Slides to create and view presentations.
>> What you could do is create individual slides using the Record Activity
>> or one of the Paint Activities. These would create separate image files
>> in the Journal. Then you'd fire up View Slides to add these images to a
>> slide show, arranging them in sequence by renaming the images in the
>> show, and deleting images that aren't needed. Then View Slides could be
>> used to view the presentation. You can even hide the mouse cursor and
>> view the images full screen.
>> It isn't Power Point, but on the other hand, it isn't Power Point.
>> The pictures at http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4039
>> tell the story. Unfortunately they tell the story out of sequence.
>> There doesn't seem to be any way to arrange the pictures in order.
>> James Simmons
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> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
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