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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.
|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|
Posted July 17, 2006
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.