[Surfnetkids: 09 Dec 2009] PowerPoint How To

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#1. December 9, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader

Hanukkah is just around the corner, and then before you know it, it will be Christmas. Christmas games are already showing up in my popular game list , so I better share these with you now before it’s too late!

Christmas Resources

Santa Claus Fun

Christmas Coloring Pages

Christmas Jokes

Christmas Nursery Rhymes

16 Pages of Christmas Links
discovered and shared by my brilliant and creative readers
who have joined our Sharing Links project

Hanukkah Resources

Hanukkah Coloring Pages

Hanukkah Jigsaw Puzzle

Hanukkah Coloring Book

Hanukkah links submitted by Sharing Links users

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Printable Christmas Games

Christmas Bingo is the hands-down all-time party favorite for all ages! Find variations for any type of Christmas or Holiday party, whether you want to include Santa, the nativity, or just snowy wintery fun. Find out why printable games are the top party item of the season!
Printable Games for Christmas Fun

#3. PowerPoint How To

by Barbara J. Feldman

PowerPoint How To Printable (** for premium members only)

Like chess, PowerPoint is easy to learn, but hard to master. Today’s tutorials cover both the technical side of creating slides, and the presentation skills needed to give a really good PowerPoint talk.

ACT360 Media: PowerPoint in the Classroom
“The Ribbon is the completely new user interface in PowerPoint 2007, designed to make it easier and faster to create fantastic presentations.” Follow along with cartoon hosts Jim Jingle and Sue Special as they guide you through this move-at-your-own-pace slideshow. This eight-unit PowerPoint 2007 tutorial includes a Teachers Guide and a printable version. If you have PowerPoint 2003, there’s a tutorial for you also ( http://www.actden.com/pp2003/ ).

Garr Reynolds: Presentation Tips
Garr Reynolds is a presentation guru, and his tips address presentation skills and what to put on your slides, not how to make them. Reynolds stresses the importance of setting goals for your talk, knowing your audience, and keeping your slides simple. He argues against the commonly circulated “7 bullets per page and 7 words per line” rule, and suggests that you plan your talk on paper or a whiteboard before opening up your computer. “Simple can be hard for the presenter, but it will be appreciated by the audience. Simplicity takes more forethought and planning on your part because you have to think very hard about what to include and what can be left out.”

Lynda.com: PowerPoint 2007 Essential Training
The online training site Lynda.com does an amazing job with videos for hundreds of software products. But they only offer the beginner videos for free, the more advanced ones require a paid membership. Even so, the quality of the videos earns them a place in my weekly picks. For PowerPoint 2007, the first eleven videos (a total of thirty-eight minutes of training) are free. You’ll notice that the free videos have underlined titles, while the rest of the course segments are listed, but when you click them, you reach a sign-up page. To find the PowerPoint 2003 course, use the site search function.

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

Computer Mouse Developed
Dec 9, 1968

Emily Dickinson’s Birthday
Dec 10, 1830

Human Rights Day
Dec 10, 2009

Dec 11-19, 2009

Geminids Meteor Shower
Dec 13, 2009

Bill of Rights Anniversary (Celebrated as Bill of Rights Day)
Dec 15, 1791

Boston Tea Party
Dec 16, 1773

Ludwig von Beethoven’s Birthday
Dec 16, 1770

Wright Brother’s First Flight
Dec 17, 1903

#6. Quote of the Week

“There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” ~~ John Adams (October 30 1735 – July 4, 1826) second president of the United States. Click here for more John Adams quotes.

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