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Learn to use PowerPoint in ways you never thought possible. Marcovitz shows how, providing practical instruction for using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create learning environments and educational materials that support and enhance student success. With the widespread availability of PowerPoint (every copy beginning with version 1997 comes with VBA built-in) schools have all the tools they need to create powerful and interactive multimedia resources. The true power of multimedia lies in its ability to engage students' minds. Professional multimedia tools are too difficult to learn, too expensive, or both, and although many teachers and students use HyperStudio or PowerPoint to develop multimedia projects, these projects often lack true interactivity. Using VBA with PowerPoint gives teachers and students an accessible way to easily create interactive multimedia resources and projects.

After introducing the basics of educational planning, the design process, and the benefits of designing and using multimedia, this book offers the practical knowledge you need to create powerful educational resources. Learn to create projects that include pictures, videos, recorded voices, and links to websites, interactive menus, and quizzes and short-answer questions with automatic user-feedback. The possibilities are endless. Anyone with basic PowerPoint skills can use this book to create powerful educational material for themselves, their colleagues, their students, or their own children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591580959
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID M. MARCOVITZ is Associate Professor and Educational Technology Director, Department of Education, Loyola College, Baltimore. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he studied support for technology in elementary schools. He has taught computer applications and computer programming at the high school level, and he has worked as a technology specialist in a high school. Prior to teaching at Loyola College, he taught in the Educational Technology Program at Florida Atlantic University. He was hired by Loyola College in 1997 to develop a Masters program in Educational Technology, a program he coordinates and for which he teaches many of the classes, including Multimedia Design in the Classroom. He is the author of several articles about educational technology.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Ch. 1 Multimedia Design 1
Ch. 2 Traditional Multimedia Features of PowerPoint 13
Ch. 3 Introducing Visual Basic for Applications 33
Ch. 4 Getting Started with VBA 41
Ch. 5 Let's Get Scripting 49
Ch. 6 A Scripting Bag of Tricks 63
Ch. 7 Quizzes and Tests 91
Ch. 8 More Tricks for Your Scripting Bag 117
Ch. 9 Debugging Tips 153
Ch. 10 Templates 173
Epilogue 185
References 187
Index 189
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2006

    It's Powerful! It's Productive! and It's Packed Full of Just What You Need!

    Since I consider myself a practical trainer, and therefore seek practical assistance I can use, David Macrovitz's 'Powerful PowerPoint for Educators' really hits the mark! Every page takes you through a well-written, step-by-step approach to helping you meet any vba scripting objective you have or will need going forward. David offers a down-to-Earth, conversational writing style that is as easy to understand as it is to read. If you're like me, very experienced in PowerPoint, but have been reluctant to enter the powerful, yet challenging world of vba, get this book. It is your surest and quickest way to 'get up and running' with vba so you can see results right away!

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