Social Inequality Smoothies: The Presentation

To complement the Social Inequality Smoothies blog post I thought it might be helpful to create an accompanying PowerPoint Presentation for those who like to take a more-visual approach to these things. It’s a very simple Point-and-Click Presentation (you Point at a picture, Click it and get some basic information) that covers most of your glass-related favourites (I might […]

Theory Summaries

I was going to tack this on to one or other of my previous Knowledge Organiser posts but then thought better of it because it’s more a classroom presentation than an Organiser per se. Originally a 2019 PowerPoint Presentation by Colette Cradock (I’m assuming – that’s what the metadata says but whether she is the […]

Creating Curious Presentations: the medium is not the message

It’s probably fair to say that when it comes to PowerPoint Presentations the crowd is divided: On the one hand it can be a very powerful teaching tool with a relatively low learning curve that makes it easy to pick up and produce Presentations without having to wade through pages of instructions or endless “How […]

Student Standby’s: Transferable Concepts and Transgressive Thinking

The idea of a Student Standby can be best-expressed as a tip, trick or technique that can be used to generate ideas and information quickly and efficiently, particularly but not exclusively in time-pressured situations such as an exam. One such Standby I’ve posted about previously is the transferrable concept – a key idea students can […]

Microsoft OneNote: For Free

OneNote is just one of a number of Note-Taking / Management programs / apps that have been around in one form or another since the dawn of personal computing (Probably. I haven’t actually checked) and I mention it here for two reasons: Firstly, it’s something I’ve used a great deal over the years as a […]

Sociological Stories: Broken Windows Revisited

This attempt to create something a little different in PowerPoint expands on the first effort by being significantly longer, around 50 slides, split into three separate-but-related sections and dotted with a few choice bits of online video and hyperlinks (for which you will obviously need to be connected to the Internet). Although it’s made in […]

PowerPoint: Defining Mass Media v2

When I posted the previous version of this PowerPoint Presentation I included the rider that I’d have a go at making it “More-Prezi” and “Less-PowerPoint”, by which I meant doing away with the semi-linear structure of the original and replacing it with the kind of open structure characteristic of Prezi Presentations. This, I’m happy to […]

PowerPoint: Defining Mass media

If, like me, you’ve always had a sneaking liking for Prezi-style Presentations you’ll probably be aware that the only way to create them was, oddly-enough, by using Prezi. Which, in the past wasn’t too much of a problem because you could just use it to create whatever you liked for free. But that was then. […]

Custom Software Guides

Custom Guides are free pdf quick reference sheets designed to get you up-and-running quickly and efficiently with a range of Microsoft and Google software (plus one or two others, such as Zoom). The currently available Guides cover: Microsoft: Access, Excel, Office 365, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, Teams, Windows 10, Word. Google: Gmail, Calendar, […]

Using PowerPoint Speaker Notes on Zoom

One problem – not admittedly the greatest problem you’re likely to face, but a problem nonetheless – for any teacher who wants to take their students through a PowerPoint Presentation on Zoom is the fact students see on their screens exactly what the teacher sees. And while you can use PowerPoint’s Presenter View to hide […]