[IAEP] View Slides an alternative to PowerPoint?
sverma at sfsu.edu
Fri Jul 3 10:57:31 EDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 2:43 AM, David Van Assche<dvanassche at gmail.com> 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...
There is also the issue of existing materials that are already
authored in Powerpoint and need to be "imported" into a format that's
processable by an activity on the XO. Re-doing all such material in
yet another format is painful. Maybe something that can take a ppt
file and push png of each slide to the Journal for view slides or TA
to pick up. Powerpoint itself will export each slide to a jpg or png,
but I haven't had much luck with OOo for batch export (it does the
export one slide at a time). The other option is to run PDFs full
screen like evince. All these approaches take care of display, but
still do not address authoring in Sugar.
> 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
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