[IAEP] View Slides an alternative to PowerPoint?
bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Jul 2 06:31:22 EDT 2009
Since this does not seem to be obvious: It's really simple to create
nice presentations in Etoys, there is not even scripting involved:
0. Start a fresh Etoys copy (in Strawberry, right-click the Etoys icon
and choose "start" rather than resuming the latest project)
1. click "new project"
2. From the "supplies" box in the toolbar, drag out a "book".
3. Use the top-left button to toggle more book controls
4. Use the "+" button to add pages
5. Place text on a page by dragging out a Text from the "supplies"
box, resize after right-clicking by dragging the yellow handle
6. Import images either via the clipboard or directly from the Journal
(using the Journal icon in the top right)
7. Add annotations using the paint tool
8. Add visual and sound effects for turning pages in the book's menu.
9. Play with the options in the book's menu (like "view pages full
... and of course you can place scripted objects / animations on the
pages too if you like.
Also, the Etoys QuickGuides (accessible from the left-most button in
the toolbar) have an entire section on Books.
- Bert -
On 02.07.2009, at 09:43, David Van Assche wrote:
> 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
>>> 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
>>> weekend you *could* use View Slides to create and view
>>> What you could do is create individual slides using the Record
>>> or one of the Paint Activities. These would create separate image
>>> 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
>>> 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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