Archive for October, 2008

Computer to TV Instructions – Going Through Displays (NVIDIA)

If your desktop does not list the ATI Catalyst Control or it is not available when right clicking on your screen, chances are you have a different graphics card and will set the TV settings through the displays menu – or desktop properties.    This video covers the steps needed to get everything talking to each other.

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Embedding YouTube in Powerpoint 2002

In the past few weeks I have seen several good lessons that include showing video clips from YouTube. Sometimes switching from a website, back to a powerpoint or other file can be a little confusing while you are also trying to teach and keep the kids engaged.

Embedding the YouTube video into your Powerpoint allows it play right in the powerpoint instead of having to open another window for the internet.  Here is a quick video tutorial on how to do this:

Here are the written directions from a previous posting:

Find the movie you want to embed and find the URL:

  • In the address bar is the url  – highlight that info and copy it.
    Ex. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcqJoE_78a0
  • You must change the url by deleting the “watch?” and replace the “=” with a “/” |
    Ex. http://www.youtube.com/ v/YcqJoE_78a0
  • Note: http://www.youtube.com/ – will always be the same
    The end string “YcqJoE_78a0” is specific for each video.

To Embed it into PowerPoint:

1.   Open a Slide

2.   Go to View – Tools – Control Toolbox

3.   Click on the more controls button (hammer) and scroll down to find Shockwave Flash Object.

4.   A cross-hairs will appear for the cursor – so click and drag a box where you want the video to appear.

5.   Right click in the box and choose “properties”

6.   A properties box will appear  – scroll down to the item titled “Movie” and paste in the URL for the video.

7.   Save – view show.  The video will play once you double click on it, just like embedding on a website.

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Laptop Cart Basics

Having the laptop carts can be a little overwhelming at times if you are not familiar with how to get them started.  Here is a quick video that covers what to plug in, what to look for and what to do when things don’t work!

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Computer to TV Instructions – ATI Catalyst Control Center

Getting your computer to connect to your TV is not difficult when you know the steps.  This video covers all the information you need to complete this when your computer has an ATI graphics card.


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New Look – New Efforts

I was looking over my blog tonight and realized how LONG my posts have gotten lately.  So along with a new appearance I want to try to get back to short and sweet tips on using technology in the classroom.  The ideas are there, but I need to slow down and break them into smaller chunks.  At least I think so.

Any comments or input?  :)

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