There are several stations in the room. At each station there is a particular activity to be accomplished.
Located at this station are several digital cameras. Use your own camera or the cameras located at this station. You should go to http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/Consumer_Products/Tips_Projects_Center/Learn_new.htm then the tab "Tips and Project Center." Check out all the tips and ideas plus the great project ideas in the education section. In the section 10 Top Tips, you will move through several tutorials that inform you about the ways to improve your digital images. Be sure to check out Camera Basics (Digital Camera Modes, Picture Quality Settings). You should take several pictures. At least two using the flash and in daylight (Saturday), hopefully it will not rain, at least two in the daylight. Finally, take a look at Enhancing and Restoring (Editing and Restoring). These two sections let you become familiar with camera software. Every camera will come with a software package and most of them offer the same options. Kodak EasyShare is the package for this site but your camera has software that does the same thing. Be sure to check out the quality and view that you want. Take one picture of yourself to insert into your PowerPoint to identify you as the author. Save the images to disk for use in your final documents.
Located at this station is a scanner. If you have never scanned an image, please take this opportunity to work with a scanner. You may scan in any picture, slide, or negative that you want. Be sure to check for the quality you want. You may want to convert this picture for use on the web. Scanning is a wonderful way to preserve fragile images.
Link to United Streaming is available to all teachers in Chesapeake Public Schools. Your media specialist is the gateway to a login for you. If you don't have one, check with your media specialists. You should have been trained to use the software. Check out the wide variety of material available here. Select at least one clip you wish to download and do so. We will save your clips and work to a flash drive at the end of the class. Once you have downloaded the clips, you can insert them in your PowerPoint.
The links above will take you to a set of guides that explain the basics of PowerPoint in each version. It will review the general information about the program and give you quick steps to complete each type of activity in the program. Many of you will want to use clip art in PowerPoint but will find that not much was installed in the typical installation. From PowerPoint you can get to the Microsoft Clips Online site. Here are all the clips that come with Microsoft Office as well as other items like sounds, some music, and Microsoft's video (really animated images). Be sure to click the link in PowerPoint ClipArt that takes you to Clips Online. A printed copy of this handout will be given to you in class.
Images--Working with Clipart, Digital Images, WordArt, AutoShapes, Textboxes, Charts
Microsoft PowerPoint is a wonderful tool for creating presentations but can also be used to create posters and transparencies for classroom use. It is available on all computers in the lab. Creating presentations, transparencies, posters, and other items for projection can be accomplished in this program.