[IAEP] Google Docs and Power Point
sverma at sfsu.edu
Sun Jul 5 11:15:22 EDT 2009
On 7/3/09, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Googledocs is fine, but I am looking at environments where we don't
have net access. Additionally, Read can display PDFs but I was looking
for fullscreen presentation mode of evince.
> For teachers authoring presentations Google Docs should be fine.
> Students can and should use Turtle Art, Etoys, View Slides, etc. as
> they see fit.
> James Simmons
> 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.
> > cheers,
> > Sameer
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