[IAEP] Google Docs and Power Point
nicestep at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 20:07:19 EDT 2009
The issue of what to do with existing Power Point slides can probably
be handled by using Google Docs, which can import existing Power Point
presentations from your hard drive. Once imported you could download
them as PDF's for the Read Activity. I haven't tried importing a
presentation from Power Point yet (people keep sending them to me but
I don't keep them) but from what I've seen of Google Docs so far I'd
be surprised if it wasn't a workable solution. Google Docs can also
import presentations from Open Office.
For teachers authoring presentations Google Docs should be fine.
Students can and should use Turtle Art, Etoys, View Slides, etc. as
they see fit.
On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 10:07 AM, <iaep-request at lists.sugarlabs.org> wrote:
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> 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.
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