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Microsoft PowerPoint - Pictures

Introduction

Inserting pictures into a presentation is a feature of PowerPoint in the Microsoft Office Suite. You can imbed personal pictures or diagrams downloaded from the Web.

The benefits of multimedia instructional materials for students with diverse abilities and needs are significant. For some students with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to see a visual, either a diagram or picture, of what the text or lecturer is describing, aids in content understanding. Additionally, creating a class roster with imbedded pictures of the instructor and students aids in building a community of learners.

 

Please click below for an audio of the introduction to inserting pictures in PowerPoint.

 

Instructions on How to Use Image Feature of PowerPoint

Please click here PDF download to download a pdf version of the instructional guide to Adding Pictures to PowerPoint.

 

Please click below for a video demonstration of how to insert pictures into PowerPoint.

Demo: Inserting Pictures into PowerPoint Slides

 

For additional information on guidelines for quality and accessibility, please visit the following resources:

Video Quality Standards:

http://msp.sfsu.edu/Instructors/rey/video/bandwidth/filesize.html

Video Accessibility Guidelines:

http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/accessibility/508compliant-and-accessible-multimedia.shtml
http://webaccess.tamu.edu/education/tutorials/video.html

Technical Requirements and Where to Access Microsoft Office Suite

Mac Requirements:

  • Intel, PowerPC G5 or PowerPC G4 (500 MHz or faster) processor
  • Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1.5 GB hard drive

Windows Requirements:

  • 500 MHz processor speed or higher
  • Windows XP SP 2, Server 2003 SP1 or later
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 2 GB hard drive

Go to http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/product.aspx?re_ms=oo&family=officepr... to download a 60 day free trial of MS Office Pro 2007;

 

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/trial-download.mspx to download a 30 day free trial for MS Office 2008 for Mac.

 

Picture of a PowerPoint slide with the a picture of a professor teaching a course imbedded.

Reviews

Every e-Tool in the e-Toolbox was reviewed by either a UDI Online Project research and design team member, or one or several faculty at five partner institutions who incorporated a specific e-Tool into an online or blended course they taught. Faculty from these partner institutions also requested that students review the e-Tool included in a course or products created through the use of the e-Tool (e.g., documents, videos, audio clips, or other items). Likert scale surveys with open-ended questions were used by respondents.  Feedback from the reviewing UDI Online team member or faculty who used a tool is presented in addition to student ratings when available.

 

e-Tool Review Results

Faculty e-Tool Review Results
Number of faculty reviewers: 7

1. The e-tool was easy to incorporate into my course.

picture of results-85.7% of reviewers strongly agreed that this e-tool was easy to incorporate into their course.  14.3% of reviewers agreed that this e-tool was easy to incorporate into their course.

2. I used the e-tool to address the following: (Select all that apply).

picture of result-28.6% of reviewers used this e-tool to state and explain course requirements.  28.6% of reviewers used this e-tool to reduce the physical demands placed on learners and to allow maximum attention to learning.  57.1% of reviewers used this e-tool to facilitate communication with and between students.  42.9% of reviewers used this e-tool to allow students to demonstrate mastery of content.  28.6% of reviewers used this e-tool for other uses (their comments on usage are below).

 

Other:
  • Review of lecture materials.
  • I used the tool to enhance the lecture and review parts of the course.

3. Do you think the e-tool exemplified the construct of UDI within your course?
(UDI is defined as an approach to teaching that consists of the proactive design and use of inclusive instructional strategies that benefit a broad range of learners including students with disabilities.)

picture of results-28.6% of rev iewers strongly agreed that this e-tool exemplified the construct of universal design for instruction in their course.   42.9% of rev iewers agreed that this e-tool exemplified the construct of universal design for instruction in their course.  14.3% of rev iewers felt neutral about whether this e-tool exemplified the construct of universal design for instruction in their course. 14.3% of rev iewers strongly disagreed that this e-tool exemplified the construct of universal design for instruction in their course.

4. Please comment on the benefits of using the e-tool in your course.

  • Quick way to show images in class and also for students to review later.
  • It moved the lecture beyond just words and bullet-points to make the topics come alive.
  • Pictures help to enhance communication. Students could go back and refer to earlier lecture materials anytime -- visual aids (maps, paintings, photos, and diagrams) made history come alive.
  • Make the points in a lecture more interesting and/or relevant to the students.

 5. Please comment on any drawbacks of using the e-tool in your course.

  • Limited by the size of the projector in the classroom. Oftentimes, the projector image is too small for the size of the classroom which impeded some students' view.
  • Copyright issues. These could not be distributed via our Learning Management System. Time-consuming to find pictures. Would like to know about websites we could use and copyright issues associated with them. Technology in the classroom broke several times. High tech classrooms get taken off-line in the summer for upgrades.

6. I will use the e-tool in another course.

Picture of results-100% of reviewers would use this e-tool in another course.

7. In the future, I will use the e-tool to address the following: (Select all that apply)

Picture of results-28.6% of reviewers will this e-tool in the future to state and explain course requirements.  28.6% of reviewers will this e-tool in the future to reduce the physical demands placed on learners and to allow maximum attention to learning.  42.9% of reviewers will this e-tool in the future to facilitate communication with and between students.  42.9% of reviewers will this e-tool in the future to allow students to demonstrate mastery of content.  28.6% of reviewers will this e-tool in the future for other uses (their comments on usage are below).

Others:

  • Same as previously stated.
  • I have my students give presentation with PowerPoint and have them incorporate images.

 

 

Student e-Tool Review Results

Number of students who took the survey: 26

Number of students with learning disabilities who took the survey: 1

1. The tool was easy to use.

Picture of review results "easy to use"

 

2. The e-tool assisted me with the following: (Select all that apply).

picture of result-The e-tool assisted me with the following:(select all that apply)

3. Please comment on the benefits of using the tool in the course.

  • It was very easy to email an attachment of sorts to my teacher.
  • Visual.    
  • Easy to use.      
  • Great for notes.      
  • It was easy and fun.       
  • PowerPoint slides enable me to focus on the lecture, instead of being busy with trying to write everything the instructor is saying.
  • It helped to reinforce what we learned in class.
  • Easy to use.      

4. Please comment on any drawbacks of using the tool.

  • Malfunctions.     
  • I did not encounter any drawbacks from this tool.
  • Had to get the link twice.      
  • As long as it is not too long, PowerPoint is fine. (anything over 1hour of power point is too long).
  • Might not come in clear.