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Contrast Contrast Contrast

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:44:51 +0000

CRAP.  Every great PowerPoint has lots of CRAP. Contrast Repetition Alignment Proximity All four elements are important in a great PowerPoint, but contrast is far and above the most important component of any single slide.  Without contrast there is no … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:22:54 +0000

Merry Christmas! We feature Ohio State’s newest recruit in our Christmas picture. Congratulations Maria! It’s also Taffy’s tenth Christmas.

SignCommand Good, PowerPoint Better

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:17:25 +0000

This fall, Liberty-Benton installed an electronic sign in front of the high school.  I was asked to help with the management of the content that is displayed on the sign and to train others who would help with content creation. … Continue reading

Ten Years of Scratch

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:04:16 +0000

Ten years ago, I was teaching a multimedia graduate class in which we were looking at different multimedia environments that could be used to develop educational content.  The course culminated with an Adobe Flash project, but we explored other applications … Continue reading

PowerPoint the new Microsoft Video Editor

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:59:47 +0000

A long time ago on an operating system far from Windows 10, there was a video editor called Movie Maker.  At some point, someone decided a video editor was too much for most people to handle, and it was removed … Continue reading