Notes and Stuff

February 7, 2008

Using PowerPoint or Flash to Create a Slide Show

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp08 — jmeschi @ 12:40 pm

A Life Revealed is the Flash movie I mentioned last class — a story done in 2002 about finding a woman in Afghanistan whose picture was on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. It’s not only an interesting story, it’s a great example of using multimedia to teach — in the classroom and on the Web. Click on Sights & Sounds for the movie.

Closer to home — here’s an example of a simple slide show done in Flash. Here’s the same slide show with music.

Here’s another example of a Flash slide show which can be set to advance automatically. (Click on AutoPlay to turn auto advance on and Pause to return to manual advance.)

How could you use a slide show in your classroom? Whether you use Flash, PowerPoint or another application or “delivery system”, using pictures, text, narration, music or all at the same time, start thinking multimedia when developing lesson plans. Especially visuals!!

(Don’t worry, I’m not saying you have to learn Flash. Whew! What I want you to think about is how you would use the slide show concept in your teaching to deliver multimedia that could make you a more effective teacher.)

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