#37 Power Point Displays - Updated 12/16
Christmas Carol Whatzit! PPT by Linda Barnhart
Nutcracker Jeopardy PPT by Tricia Henderson based on template by Becky Melhus
Star Spangled Banner Jeopardy by Becky Melhus This is a zip file. You will need to extract these files. If you can't right click on the file once it is downloaded and choose "extract all" see these links: Winzip for Windows or MacZip for Apple.
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Treble Clef SB --
Recorder Songs .ppt
Beat Chart (rhythm values, notes/rests)NB
Going on a Treasure Hunt NB
Fruit Loop Rhythms NB
Apple Tree NB
Sleigh Ride SB
Carnival of Animals SB
Melody (Gingerbread Man) NB
Dungeon Crawler (Pitch Match) NB
Rhythm-Christmas Presents ppt
Melody: Pirate Ship ppt
Turkey in Straw NB
Apple Rhythms NB
Orch. Instr. Bingo ppt
Drummer Hoff ppt
Fruity Melodies ppt
Fruity Rhythms ppt
Note Value Dominoes ppt
Snowball Melodies ppt PAGE 3
Winter ppt (Listening)
Louis Armstrong ppt
My Dreydl (Game) ppt
My Dreydl ppt
Sleigh Ride ppt (Listen map) Star Spangled Banner ppt
Apple Rhythms ppt
Mystery Melodies ppt
I can't spell Hippopotamus ppt
Dr. Seuss ppt
What a Wonderful World ppt
Elvis Crossword ppt
Simple BW Chord progressions ppt
Pentatonic Scales ppt
Pick a Pumpkin ppt
Willaby Wallaby Wee.ppt,
Bounce the Ball jpegs.ppt (A simple song/chant you can use with just about any ball. I've use beach balls.),
Boomwhacker Passing Chant jpegs.ppt,
Mallet Madness Set Up.ppt
Hey Who's in Town ppt
DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.musicbulletinboards.net/downloadspage.htm
Bach created by a UGF student in Methods of Music class and contributed by Diane Volkman
Body Percussion (gotta try this one!) PPT by Linda Abbott, illustrations by Laurie Zentz
Boomwhacker Notation (use to notate boomwhacker melodies) PPT template by RaeAnna Goss
Cloudburst Listening Guide PPT by Linda Abbott
Drum Circles ppt by Raeanne Goss
Diagrams PPT by Rick Abbott
Ensemble PowerPoint PPT by Regina Bell (Great to use after reading Zin Zin Zin a Violin!)
The Foot Book by Dr. Suess PPT by Jeanne Hoffman
Instrument Families PPT by Tracy King
Opera PPT by Patty Oeste
Plants: How they Grow Song and PowerPoint by Linda Abbott
Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything PPT by Susan Will
Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin: Listening Map by Meredith Inserra
Orchestra Test PPT by Susan Simandle
Pitch Identification BAG by Tracy King
Pitch Identification CDE by Tracy King
Pitch Identification CDEFG by Tracy King
Pitch Identification Middle C to C by Tracy King
Pitch Identification treble clef LINES by Tracy King
Poison Melody GAB by Martha Stanley
Recorders by Patty Oeste
Recorder Articulation PPT by Linda Abbott
Recorder Fun (patterns for beginners) PPT by Linda Abbott
MR. MUSIC’S BAND (tune: Bingo) to play instruments with – powerpoint, lyrics:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3431420/MrMusicsBandLessonSHARE.ppt --- Martha Stanley
RATTLIN’ BOG: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/469247/The%20Rattlin'%20Bog.ppt
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Link to the easy version:
Link to the advanced version: https://app.box.com/s/zfjj7jatwvgob9o5gz85pa0gefitbui0
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America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee) PPT bySuzanne Vince Cruz
A Time for Love PPT by Nancy Jolley
All Around the Kitchen PPT by Camille Page
All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth PPT by Camille Page
Alligator Pie PPT by Becky Luce
America the Beautiful PPT by Kristin Lukow
Animal Crackers in My Soup PPT by Camille Page
Animal Fair PPT by Camille Page
Are You Sleeping? by Camille Page
The Armed Forces Medley PPT by Camille Page
Armed Forces Medley PPT by Becky Melhus (use with "Hero" CD)
Auld Lang Syne PPT by Meredith Inserra
The Ballad of Casey Jones PPT by Jason Burns
Bare Necessities by Camille Page
The Bear Went Over the Mountain PPT by Camille Page
Beautiful Nebraska PPT by Kristin Lukow
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem PPT by Tracy King
Best Years of Our Lives PPT by Tracy King
A Bicycle Built for Two PPT by Jason Burns
Big Rock Candy Mountain PPT by Camille Page
Blueberry Hill PPT by Camille Page
The Boogie Woogie Ghost PPT by Nancy Jolley
Boom Boom Ain't it Great to be Crazy PPT by Camille Page
Brown Girl in the Ring PPT by Camille Page
Brush Your Teeth PPT by Camille Page
Candle on the Water PPT by Camille Page
Canoe Song PPT by Camille Page
The Cat Came Back PPT by Becky Luce
Catch a Falling Star PPT by Camille Page
Chanukah Is Here PPT by Meredith Inserra
Chanukah Games PPT by Amy Dagenhart
Chatter with the Angels pps by Cynthia Sibitzky
Chicken on a Fencepost PPT by Camille Page
Children, Go Where I Send Thee PPT by Camille Page
Chiapanecas PPT by Suzanne Vince Cruz---Chocolate Cookie PPT by Becky Luce
Coventry Carol PPT by Meredith Inserra
Christmas Sing Along (6 favorites!) PPT by June Home
Christmas Sing-Along (21 favorites! PPT by Laura Bryant
The Christmas Sock Rock PPT by Anne Lyon
The Colors Of Christmas (by Nancy Stewart) PPT by Terese Dayton
The Colors Of Hanukkah (by Nancy Stewart) PPT by Terese Dayton
The Colors Of Winter (by Nancy Stewart) PPT by Terese Dayton
Come Ye Thankful People Come PPT by Camille Page
Court of King Carraticus pps by Cynthia Sibitzky
Deck the Halls PPT by Camille Page
Deck the Halls PPT by Meredith Inserra
Do You Hear PPT by Meredith Inserra
Dog Breath PPT by Regina Bell
Don't Worry Be Happy PPT by Camille Page
Dr. Seuss, We Love You! PPT by Sherry Stahl
Feelin' Groovy PPT by Camille Page
Fifty Nifty United States PPT by Linda Barnhart
Five Green Apples PPT by Camille Page
Five Little Frogs PPT by Camille Page
Five Little Monkeys PPT by Regina Bell
For the Beauty of the Earth PPT by Camille Page
Forever Young PPT by Camille Page
Found a Peanut PPT by Camille Page
Frère Jacques PPT by Jason Burns
Frosty PPT by Camille Page
Ghost of John PPT by Meredith Inserra
Ghosts Go Flying PPT by Becky Luce
God Bless the USA by Patty Oeste
Going Over the Sea PPT by Camille Page
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer PPT by Tracy King
Grasshopper PPT by Camille Page
GUNG HAY FAT CHOY (by Nancy Stewart) PPT by Terese Dayton
Halloween Scale Song PPT by Susan Will
Happy Days PPT by Camille Page
Harvest Time PPT by Camille Page
Here Comes Santa Claus PPT by Camille Page
Hey You! PPT by Anne Lyon
Holly Jolly Christmas PPT by Camille Page
Holly Jolly Christmas by Emily Kelchner Lee
Hometown Holiday PPT by Tracy King
I Can See Clearly Now PPT by Camille Page
I Know an Old Lady PPT by Kelly Fothergill
I Never Touched a Rainbow (by Ruth Artman) PPT by Gail Noullet
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus PPT by Camille Page
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas PPT by Leslie Merryman
In the Snow ppt by Terese Dayton
Jingle Bell Rock PPT by Camille Page
Jingle Bells PPT by Camille Page
Jingle Bells PPT by Meredith Inserra
John Brown's Baby PPT by Camille Page
Johnny B. Goode PPT by Camille Page
Jolly Jingle Bells PPT by Anne Lyon (a medley of "Up on the Housetop", "Jolly Old St. Nick" and "Jingle Bells")
Joy to the World PPT by Meredith Inserra
Jump To the Rhythm PPT by Lisa Rai Trewin
Kookaburra PPT by Camille Page
Kwanzaa (by Nancy Stewart) PPT by Terese Dayton
Las Posadas PPT by Anne Lyon
Landslide PPT by Regina Bell
Life is a Highway PPT by Regina Bell
Little Bunny Foo Foo PPT by Camille Page
Jingle Bell Rock PPT by Tracy King
Jingle Bells PPT by Tracy King
Jingle Bells PPT by Meredith Inserra
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas PPT by Camille Page
Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow PPT by Meredith Inserra
Mail Myself to You PPT by Nancy Jolley
Make New Friends PPT by Jason Burns
Mama Paquita PPT by Susan Will
Must Be Santa PPT by Camille Page
Must Be Santa PPT by Meredith Inserra
Oh My Darling Frankenstein (Clementine Parody) PPT by Camille Page
My Hand on My Head PPT by Camille Page
Nobody Likes Me PPT by Camille Page
Nuttin' For Christmas PPT by Camille Page
Old Mrs. Witch PPT by Becky Luce
O Christmas Tree PPT by Camille Page
O Come All Ye Faithful PPT by Meredith Inserra
O Hanukkah PPT by Becky Luce
On a Christmas Morning (tune of Old Brass Wagon) PPT by Tracy King
On Top of Spaghetti by Nancy Jolley
Once an Austrian Went Yodeling PPT by Camille Page
The Orchestra Song PPT by Linda Abbott---Over the River and Through the Woods PPT by Camille Page
Pass the Pumpkin (score) PPT by Martha Stanley
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree PPT by Camille Page
Rudolph PPT by Camille Page
Run Run Rudolph PPT by Tracy King
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town PPT by Camille Page
Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy PPT by Tracy King
She Waded in the Water PPT by Camille Page
Skin & Bones pps by Cynthia Sibitzky
Skin and Bones PPT by Nancy Jolley
Silver Bells PPT by Camille Page
Snow Songs for Christmas PPT by Nancy Jolley
Super Turkey PPT by Anne Lyon
Swinging on a Star PPT by Camille Page
Ten in a Bed PPT by Camille Page
Thank You For Being a Friend! (Golden Girls Theme) PPT by Kristin Warner
Thanksgiving-We Are Truly Thankful (SBG) PPT by Camille Page
That’s The American Way PPT by Lisa Rai Trewin
The Green Grass Grew All Around PPT by Camille Page
There Are Many Flags in Many Lands PPT by Nancy Jolley
There's a Hole in the Bucket PPT by Camille Page
There's a Hole in the Middle of the Sea PPT by Camille Page
This Land is Your Land PPT by Camille Page
Typewriter PPT by Linda Abbott
Up on the Housetop PPT by Camille Page
Up On The Housetop PPT by Meredith Inserra
Valentine Rock! by Lisa Rai Trewin
We Gather Together PPT by Camille Page
Waltzing Matilda pps by Cynthia Sibitzky
What a Wonderful World PPT by Regina Bell
What a Wonderful World by Patty Oeste
We Give Thanks PPT by Jason Skanes
We Wish You a Merry Christmas PPT by Camille Page
We Wish You a Merry Christmas PPT by Camille Page, adapted by Anne Lyon
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (country version) PPT by Tracy King
Welcome Home PPT by Lisa Rai Trewin
When I First Came to This Land pps by Cynthia Sibitzky
Where Are You Christmas? PPT by Tracy King
Who Did Swallow Jonah? PPT by Camille Page
The World's Greatest ppt by Regina Bell
You’re a Grand Old Flag PPT by Suzanne Vince Cruz
12/11 STREAMING VIDEO – AMAZING WEBSITE: watchknowlearn.org.
A north Mississippi/Tennessee philanthropist wanted to find a way to help educators.: It is an educator's mashup between youtube and wikipedia, and has a working relationship with both. Basically it is a free (and always will be) source for media streaming in the classroom. You can create a virtual classroom and attach PPT and lesson plans to each video. You can choose Youtube videos (at home) and submit them to the site...they have to be approved by two educators and are usually up on the site within 24 hours. Right now there are 27,000 videos, most between 2 and 10 minutes long, on the site.
To be able to create a classroom, you need to sign up under the confirmed account. Your students can sign up with a simple account.
The originators of this will be traveling the country with a bus emblazoned with watchknowlearn.org. They want us to share it with other educators. If you leave a school, unlike learn 360, you can just change your account information and your classroom and videos will follow you. Completely safe and educator friendly. ---- Lisa McDonnieal
01/07 FONT RESOLUTION: There are two places where you deal with this. The first is when you save the ppt slides as jpegs. Verify that you are saving them as big as you can.... using up as much memory as you can. The second is when you import them to the movie making program. I was using Windows Movie Maker. It gave me a check box for "best quality for playback on my computer", "best fit to file size" and "other." Be sure to check "best quality." My videos look fine. I do see some degradation of clarity but not enough to mention. -- Martha in Tallahasse
01/07 GRAPHICS WEBSITE FOR POWERPOINT: I found this great graphics site with lots of animated graphics that I use for my Powerpoint songs in class.
01/07 HOW I USE POWERPOINT - How I use PowerPoint:
1. Songs for performances (mostly mk8 songs). My ppts are timed with the music andusually has one line of lyrics per slide. This makes it easier for student to read. Iusually don't put a lot of graphics in them, unless it's for the slides that are for theinstrumental breaks. I often will put a video on these slides or some kind of animatedclipart. There are some that do have graphics or pictures throughout the ppt.
2. Music Mania: this is a quick review activity that I do at the beginning of class (grades 2nd - 5th grade). I ask question about different music concepts: note values, naming notes on the staff, rhythm reading, giving lyrics to a song, identifying recorder fingerings, etc.
3. Rhythm and Solfege reading. I usually try to spend 5-10mins reading rhythms or solfege patterns for 1st-5th grade. These ppts are very simple and quick to make. They basically replace the use of flashcards. Though I still use mine from time to time.
4. I have created many recorder ppts for 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Most of these ppts are songs that are from the Recorder Resource Kit 1 by Denise Gagne. I have a few warm-up ppts for recorders. They are just 4 - 8 beat patterns to help reinforce reading notes and playing the notes on the recorder.
5. Songs from the books "Making Music". I will often scan pages from the Making Music books (especially the Reading Sequences). This helps to make sure everyone is reading the music correctly. I use ppt for a lot of different things. I love ppt! I use the school's LCD projector when I can, but otherwise I have my computer hooked to a TV. The TV I have is pretty big and we can usually read everything on it. Students can also look at my laptop screen (17"). -- Tami Mangusso
01/07 FONTS - You can also go into the "tool" (up on the top menu bar) in ppt. Look for the "save" tab > scroll down to options > under "Fonts option for current document only" check the "embed Truetype fonts" then select embed all characters. Now your set when you go to save. You only need to do this once. Everytime you save a ppt it will automatically embed the font. It will only change if you go back in and change it yourself. -- Tami Mangusso< br>---
01/07 MUSIC STAFF: When you want to draw a staff of ANY number of lines, use the TABLE tool. Tell it you want only 1 column and then pick the number of lines (rows) you want. Remember, however that you will get 3 lines for a table with 2 rows, 4 lines with 3 rows, 5 lines with 4 rows. You get an extra row for the top of the table. In PPT and Word, I just size the table to be even with the sides of the slide/paper. Result, the staff goes all the way across the page, without displaying the sides of the table. If you are in a situation where you need a shorter staff and you don't want those end lines, then go to the border tool and click off the 2 sides, i.e., select the icon that turns off the left and right sides of the table.-- Martha in Tallahassee
01/07 BACKGROUNDS Go to Michael's or someplace like that that sells a lot of scrapbooking paper. Find the music papers that you think would be good backgrounds. Buy them. Scan them in as .jpgs and then insert them from the file into your ppt. You can of course colorize and alter them quite a bit with the recolor tool in ppt and you can also do the washout option to make them really light. This is a fun way to get neat backgrounds. Will cost you up to $.50 if you don't catch the paper on sale. -- Martha in Tallahassee
01/07 MUSIC NOTATION: If you have Finale or Sibelius on your computer, you probably have a font or two installed for notation. With Sibelius there is a font called Inkpen, I think. The notation fonts should appear in your pull down menu of fonts within PP or Word. Anyway, a quarter note is Q, a half note is H, etc. The drawback is finding rests. I found some clip art for rests and insert them within the text of PowerPoint or Word. That method works well for rhythms, but scores or melodies on a staff have to be saved as graphics and inserted. One of my favorites is a PP I did for Rattlinâ€™ Bones with dancing skeletons, lyrics and then the notation for the rhythm sticks. For simple melodic songs, I change the font color of the notes to match the boomwhacker colors. -- as posted by Camille Page on (date) in the MK8 archives
01/07 MUSIC NOTATION I use the Finale Graphic Tool to add notation to my PowerPoint Presentations. If a short musical phrase is needed, I write it into Finale then highlight it, and Finale will save it as a TIFF file. It is then ready to be inserted into PowerPoint via the Insert Picture From File function.Finale will save anything you create into a TIFF. To create a single quarter note, I use the Finale Staff Attributes tool. This tool allows you to hide the clef, time signature and staff so that only the quarter note will appear. I create rhythm cards in a PowerPoint Presentation for rhythmic drills. A single clef, time signature, dynamic marking or articulation can also be created in this manner.-- Bill Fatch
01/07 POWERPOINTS TO DOWNLOAD:
Opera, Recorder, Star Spangled Banner, Music in the Middle Ages, Mozart, Physics of Sound, Haydn #94 (all 4 movements), America the Beautiful, Tchaikovsky, World Music, Signs, Music Rules
Patti Oeste -- http://www.rdimusic.com/ (Click on “For Teachers”)
TIPS: Here's a PowerPoint presentation on using PowerPoints in education. It points out some of the dangers. It's the fourth one down on the page, entitled Now That I Know PowerPoint, How Can I Use It to Teach? http://www.netsquirrel.com/powerpoint/pedagogy.html
01/07 NOTATION: I use the drawing tools included in the program. Once you've made one, you have a template. There are several fonts for notation. You may have Maestro in the Character Map on your computer. If you don't know how to find the Character Map, just look in the Archives or email me privately. You can also download the Maestro font for free. Just google Maestro and you will find the sites. I've used the font for clef signs and quarter rests. I've also drawn the signs in Paint and inserted them as a picture. My drawings don't look as standard as the font, but my students like them! There are many ways to do it.
The most important tools to draw notation with are the circle for noteheads and lines for stems. You can color your noteheads by clicking on the fill bucket. I've also used Sibelius and their Boomwhacker font. I've found that I can't manipulate it to be as large and kid-friendly as my homemade version. I've converted Sibelius pages into jpegs and inserted them into Ppt. with some success. I feel more creative with the drawing tools! I made my Ppts. out of a desire to teach those wonderful Music K8 Boomwhacker songs. However...I use the notation for recorders almost all the time (without the colors). I've put Recorder Karate and the Complete Recorder Resource on Ppt. It helps to have your own projector for your computer! I've had more success teaching this way than any other I've used. I've contributed several to the Music Education Madness Site. The slides are converted into jpegs on the site, because if your computer didn't have the Maestro font, it would look like gibberish! -- Monica Autry
01/07 NOTATION: About transferring Sibelius to Powerpoint....If you are working on a Mac, there is a key combination that will allow you to take a screen shot of the desired music and paste it in as a jpeg. You can't manipulate it after making it a jpeg, so be sure that it is how you want it.
On my Mac (I'm running 10.3.9), hold down Shift+ctrl+open apple and then hit 4. Your cursor should change to a little cross-hair thing. Drag over the area you want on a slide.....change to the PPT program.....hit open apple + V, and it should paste into your slide.
I find the best results happen when I increase the size of the Sibelius document to as large as possible (400% usually). Then, I might have to decrease the size of the jpeg once inserted into the PPT (by dragging the corner handle), but you get a picture that has very little pixelation. -- Cynthia in Alaska
01/07 POSTERS: There is a way around PPT to get the poster sized things you want.
1. Make your design on one slide in PPT. In other words, the poster you desire should fit on one slide.
2. Select all and group it into a single item. Copy to your clipboard.
3. Create a second blank slide, and reduce the zoom to something small, say 33% or even 25%. Paste the item that is on your clipboard on to the second slide. Grab the corner and hold down your shift button (I'm on a Mac) and enlarge the size of the picture.
4. Now, you have to think in quadrants. Enlarge that picture until the upper LH quadrant is on the slide and the rest of the quadrants are hanging over the edge.
5. SAVE YOUR WORK!!!!!!!!
6. Create a third slide, by "duplicate slide". Move the picture over so that the upper RH quadrant is now over the white slide. Let it overlap a little from the one previously created.
7. SAVE YOUR WORK!!!!!!
8. Create a fourth slide, as in step 6. Lower LH quadrant is over the slide.
10. Create a fifth slide, as in step 6. Lower RH quadrant is over the slide. Allow some overlap.
11. Print, but there is no need to print the original slide.
12. Trim, if necessary.
13. Use a bit of rubber cement to create a poster that is now 2 sheets by 2 sheets.
You could use the same procedure to make a poster that is 3x3, or even larger. It takes a bit of playing, but it works! I use card stock to make it a little more substantial. -- Cynthia Sibitzky - North Pole, Alaska
01/07 POSTERS IN MSWORD: (add to index) To enlarge a page in ‘Word.’
Click PRINT in your FILE menu -
Click on PROPERTIES up by where the printer name is in the window -
Click on PAGE LAYOUT -on the right is a small thing that says POSTER PRINTING. [I asssume WinXP]
If you click on the little circle, then you get to choose how many panels you want. I wasted some paper before I figured out what was the ideal font size to partner with the poster - you have to adjust it.-- Ellen Beebe
01/07 MUSIC GRAPHIC, INSERTING: Here's a great trick: In your music writing program, click Alt/Print Scrn (Screen). This copies the ENTIRE picture you see on your monitor.
Open a blank document in PAINT.
Click Ctrl/"V" (edit/paste) (if nothing happens, make sure the 'highlighting box is selected - this appears on my windows 98 as a broken lined rectangle)
Then select by left clicking mouse, holding and dragging over the portion of the page you want.
In powerpoint, paste this graphic into an empty box (ctrl/V or edit/paste)
You can also use routine this to paste into MSword.-Sandy Toms
NOTE: Many of the songs mentioned below are published by PLANK ROAD PUBLISHING: http://www.musick8.com/)
"AMERICA'S WARS" was created for a presentation Mrs. Morrison's 6th Graders are doing about the history of America's wars.
06/06 DISPLAYING POWERPOINT: I hook my laptop to the TV using a device called "Maxview" by AI tech. I can then put the laptop on one side of the room and put the TV on the other side. Sometimes I wish I had a projector because you can make it as big as you want. But since I can't afford to replace the lightbulb ($400), I'll stick with the TV. This is my first year using Powerpoint and I am loving it. -- Tami Mangusso
06/06 FINALE to POWERPOINT: I can tell you how to convert something you've created in Finale to a graphics file, then you can import the graphic, just like a picture, into your powerpoint. I've imported them into my WORD documents many, many times. Warning: I have Finale 98, so if your version is VASTLY different from mine, this may not work exactly the same way for you. It will probably not be that different though. After you're created your masterpiece in Finale and you have it the way you want it:
1- Go to the "View" menu and select "page view" (unless you're already in page view)
2- From your Main Tool Palette select your graphics icon (with the circle, square, and triangle)
3- Take your cursor, double click and select the area you want to save as a graphic, by dragging your cursor across the area and creating a box around it. You should have a dotted-lined box around the music you want to turn into a graphic. (Make the box as close to the music as possible.)
4- Go up to the "Graphics" menu and select "Export Selection..." You will get a window to fill in.
5- For Type (of file), choose "TIFF".
6- Then pick your resolution. If you want to be able to make it big later on, choose 150 or 300. Those usually do okay for me. If you're just putting something on a web page, 72 is usually okay. Of course, you can try one and if you don't like the resolution, try a bigger number. The bigger the number, the more memory it takes, but the better it looks.
7- Now, click "OK."
8- You now need to save your graphic to a file. Pick a folder or a place to save it to and give your graphic a name.
9- Now, click "Save." You're done.
You can now treat that graphic like any other graphic or picture. I've done one simple measure like this, a phrase, or a whole song! You can also open it with something like Adobe Photoelements or Photoshop and change the format to a .jpeg too, if you want. -- Meredith Inserra
06/06 FINALE or SIBELIUS into POWERPOINT
For everything else I use a computer trick! I have Sibelius but you can do the same in Finale.
1. Write your notation that you want displayed in ppt.
2. Have it displayed on the computer screen so you can see all the notation.
3. Click the print screen button on the top row above the insert/home/page up keys.
4. In paint, or any picture manager program, click "edit" "paste"
5. Crop your picture (in paint, use the select button and 'lasso' the notation) and "edit", "copy" to paste in ppt!
The print screen button is awesome! It takes a snapshot of whatever you see on your monitor and copies it and stores it in your clipboard. (This is all on a PC. If you have a Mac it might be different.) -- RaeAnna Goss
06/06 FINALE into POWEROINT
First you must turn your Finale file into a TIFF. Here's how:
If you wish to have the entire Finale file inserted into a PowerPoint presentation:
1. Open the Finale file.
2. On the top menu bar choose Tools,
3. On the drop-down menu, choose Advanced Tools,
4. On the secondary drop-down menu, choose Graphics.
5. The word Graphics now appears on the top menu bar. Click Graphics.
6. On the drop-down menu, choose Export Pages.
7. In the Export Pages box, click the arrow next to the Type box, choose TIFF. Next click the radio button next to Prompt For Each Name. (This will allow you to name your TIFF file) Next, click the arrow next to the TIFF resolution box, choose 600 or 1200 (however many dpi your printer is capable of printing).
.8. Click OK.
9. In the Save TIFF box, name your file and save it to a handy place on your computer. (I have a file called Finale TIFF's where I save all my Finale Graphics.
10. Now open your PowerPoint presentation and insert your Finale Graphic the way you would insert any other graphic from a file on your computer.
If you would like to insert a small portion of your Finale file into a PowerPoint presentation do the following:
Follow 1 through 4 above.
5.Select the portion of your Finale file that you would like to make into a graphic by double clicking above the area and dragging your curser so that a box forms around it.
6. Click Graphics on the top menu bar.
7. Select Export Selection.
8. In the Export Selection box, click the arrow next to the Type box, choose TIFF. Next, click the radio button next to Prompt For Each Name. (This will allow you to name your TIFF file) Next, click the arrow next to the TIFF resolution box, choose 600 or 1200 (however many dpi your printer is capable of printing).
9. Click OK.
10. In the Save TIFF box, name your file and save it to a handy place on your computer. (I have a file called Finale TIFF's where I save all my Finale Graphics. Bill Fatch
06/06 MUSIC IN POWERPOINT
1. I would first recommend ripping the music to your computer. You can play from a CD, but I haven't been too successful with it.
2. In ppt go under insert and scroll down to Movies and sounds, then select sound from file.
3. Look for where your sound file is and open up your sound file
4. it will ask you if you want it to play automatically or when clicked. I recommend having it play automatically.
5. To get it to play continous throught the whole slide show you will need to set the timing and effects. To do this right click on the sound (there should be a small icon of a speaker)and click on custom actions.
6. Look over on the right hand colum for the sound/music title. Click on the little black arrow. This will bring up a window, scroll down to Effects option
7. Select "start from the beginning" and select "stop after.... then enter which slide number you want it to stop on."
8. Also make sure you have "Start with previous" This way it will start playing as soon as the slide show starts.
The music should now play through the whole show. Tami Mangusso
06/06 Go to Insert -Movies and sounds choose to play from Cd or from file( if you have saved the music on your computer). Then in Slide Show - Custom Animation you can choose the track number and length of time to play. -- Sandy Raff
TEMPLATES & BACKGROUNDS FREE!! http://www.brainybetty.com/MENUPowerPoint.htm
RHYTHM PowerPoint application -flashcards- has been quite useful and adaptable. First set: I made a long PPT show using nothing but 4 beat rhythm patterns per page. I ordered them from quarter notes, to quarter rests, to ti ti, to half note, to syn-co-pa. I saved that ordered show. Then I did "save as" rhythm patterns flash cards. In this show, I mixed the order all up, and then I just click and the kids have to clap, say, play (whatever) the slide as it comes up. The next set I created was keyboard pitch recognition. This one is very useful for me. First of all, I created these slides for just the natural keys. You could easily add the accidentals. What is particularly unique about these is .... one set of slides shows the triplet black keys and then the twin black keys while the other shows the order reversed .So the black key pattern is 2+3 OR 3+2. This keeps the kids from thinking that "C" is always the one on the left. Since my methodology to teach them is "first find the twins and then find the white key on the left", I made sure that the location of "C" was not always the same in my examples.
I created several slides with a keyboard and a blue dot as a marker on one key. I can filter and rearrange the ones I want to "key" in on (groan). The kids can come to the TV and use a malletor finger to point to the keys as they figure out the pitch-letter. Later as they get more capable, I can use it for fast drill or spot checking (Susy, pick a number between one and 14. Name that pitch-letter!) I do this by going in the screen that shows all the thumbnails of the slides and then I just click on the one that she called. It is a simple PPT, nuttin' fancy. Just useful. Example three: I created slides of several Orff bar set-ups so that I could put it on the TV and the kids could refer to it. Man, has that saved time. Music PPT flashcards. You might try them!-- Martha in Tallahassee
07/05 HYPERLINKS: I started really upgrading my PPT's from previous years and the new ones this year. The other main change has been PPT flashcards which I'll have to post separately.. Here are some hyperlinks ideas that I have found extremely useful.
1. I rip listening and song selections to wav files and save them on my puter, readily available for linking and/or those program compilation CD's that I've learned to love so. I downloaded a free and easy program called Audiograbber that does the trick real well. Be SURE to rename your saved tracks or you'll never find the one you want later.
2. Hyperlinks! I've been using them a lot in my classroom PPT's.
A) "Back to the first slide" (on the last slide is where I put the link);
B) a link to my saved wav file for listening selections or accompaniments
C) a link to the web site where I got a lot of information (for bibliographic purposes)or for deeper, enriched information that I may or may not wish to share, depending on the class. Example: A sound clip of John Phillip Sousa's voice on my PPT about himself and his music.
D) to other sites that are related.
A really good example of this last idea is the link to the live cam of Pikes Peak that you can access through Patty Oeste's WONDERFUL ppt of America the Beautiful (download or view from The Music Education Madness Site: www.musiceducationmadness.com) in Tallahassee
11/03 COMPUTER TO TV: I use a large screen TV with a TV view mechanism hooked up to the back of my computer monitor. That means that whatever I have on my computer screen will be displayed on the TV once I push "input" on the tv. It works like a charm! Easy, quick. HOWEVER, if the TV screen isn't large enough, it won't help. I have used the InFocus projector and large screen. That works too, but is harder to deal with. To shine it on your front board??? I'm not sure you would get a good resolution. The screens are specially made to catch color and enhance focus.
How about getting a pull down screen and attaching it above the board and pulling it down when you need it? I do that with my overhead projector. That might be easiest. Then do the "InFocus" thing (which has to be connected to your computer, of course). The problem I had with the InFocus was that you have to be near the computer to be able to hook up and then project to a screen. Tricky! Hope you work it out. I use PPT all of the time. I don't need word sheets or anything like that anymore. I simply put it into PPT and off we go. - Contributed by Patty Oeste
11/03 CREATE BOOKS: I know there are many of us who enjoy creating powerpoints for our students. I have discovered another use for them! I've added them to my reading center. Simply print the frames out, laminate the pages and make a book. The pictures really help young readers. My students are reading so many of those wonderful Music K8 songs. The printing will wear on those color cartridges! However, once you have them, they should last! My students love them. Contributed by Monica Autry
11/03 RESOLUTION: I have to adjust the resolution on my computer when showing it on the TV with my iview connector. Otherwise it only shows up on part of the TV screen and doesn't show all the picture. I have an imac at school so it is easy to change resolution to make the picture larger(smaller resolution numbers, I think). I suspect that it is not near as easy on a PC. Things seem to be more difficult to find on those and the terminology is different.I have much better results(sharper focus when showing computer screen and most programs) with the small projector that hooks up to my computer or can be used with the roving school ibook.
For some reason Powerpoint presentations are much clearer on my TV than most other things I show from the computer. - Contributed by Julie in IN
DISPLAYING: I've used a few different types of connectors to show computer info on a TV and even did a presentation to an FSU educational media class about it. It so happens that I have a distinct favorite. Beware of the "So basic it hurts but it's cheap" award: If you use a connector cord, try to get the S-Video one. It transfers data at a much better, cleaner rate. It however has NO features that can help make your teaching life more effective, efficient and attractive.
Instead a much better choice is a SC - SCAN CONVERTOR. The most basic ones convert the monitor video signal to a TV video signal. The lower-end models may have a bell or whistle, but they're actually a waste of money in the classroom in my opinion. The high-falutin' ones do a whole lot more. But all you need is one of the mid-priced ones, a SPECIFIC mid-priced one.
BRAND: **Averkey Gold 300** is the absolute best scan convertor you can get for the money. It's $179.99 and can often be found for $20 or $30 less. It's not the top or the bottom of the line at www.aver.com
I've not seen any other competitors with the features for the price and I've looked often and hard. It has consistently "won" the computer-to-TV race for about 10 years. My research still favors, hands-down, the Averkey Gold 300.
It is a piece of equipment called a scan converter. It's a box - smaller than a cigar box - that plugs between your computer and TV. It is very versatile being Win/Mac/IMac/laptop, plug and play, S-Video, composite or RGB connectors, plus other options. Using the remote you can point, zoom, freeze, etc.
Here are some features that are really nice, nay - necessary:
---underscan/overscan: (very important feature) if your computer signal sends a picture that is bigger than your TV can handle, you will see a TV pic that is cut off at the edges. If you are trying to teach kids how to use a particular software program by viewing it on the TV monitor, all the words on the upper and lower toolbars might be GONE and this spells disaster because the kids can't see how to operate the program you are trying to show them how to operate. This feature allows you to shrink or enlarge the picture to match your TV ability. Connecting with the cable only often results in this problem.
---Zoom: if you are wanting to show the kids a certain part of the pic up closer, you can zoom to it easily. This is great if you are using an artwork and wish to notice the details, for example.
---pointer: you can be at your computer keyboard or holding your remote and use the little pointer laser light thingee on the TV. There are also a couple of different "spotlighting" tools that I've also found useful.
FREEZE FRAME: My personal favorite. This feature allows the teacher to freeze a picture on the TV and then go fiddle around on her own computer to find the next thing to show WITHOUT the audience having to see all the backgroup machinations. One of my favorite uses is to have a question/test item, etc. frozen and while the kids are working on it, I can dig through the files for the answer that I want. They don't see it till I want them to. I was surprised how often I used this feature. It makes things much neater. And more private.
---flicker control: this just plain makes the picture easier to see. It has a 7 level control, while others tend to have only 3.
--- horizontal/vertical adjustments: useful similar to the under/overscan feature. And more. See it at: http://www.averusa.com/#
It is worth its weight in floppy disks drives!!For less money, you can get the next lower model but it only supports an 800x600 screen which is significantly lower resolution and isn't worth it.-- Contributed by Martha in Tallahassee
04/03 CREATOR: if you highlight the icon for a powerpoint, your computer will show you the details, including who created it.
04/03 For Veteran's Day I also used photographs the students brought in of family members who had served in the armed forces. We also used "For the Heroes" and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. The kids loved watching it and had already primed parents and family members as to which number their person was in the presentation. Many of the parents who had sent pictures wrote notes about the family member, so I added some additional information to the slide, such as John Smith, Grandfather of Kaley Smith, WWII, Army, Germany, having the lines "fly" in from different directions. The entire pp was very impressive. -- Contributed by Mary Irwin
01/02 PROJECTION: To project a Power Point Presentation you need a computer with audio/video out capabilities. If you can show your presentations from your computer to a large TV, you have this option. Unfortunately, this costs more and many districts do not routinely buy computurs with AV out, however it can be added to existing set-ups. If it is not built in, check your specs to see if you have a slot to add a video card to your desktop set-up. Another option is to use an external connection like an Aver-Key. Maybe you can borrow a machine from the same place that has the projector. Many laptops DO have AV out; commonly S-video plug-ins. Once your presentation is on a computer (or CD in the computer) with AV out, cable it to your presentation device. Be sure to check all cords and cables WAY ahead of time. You may need to get adapters to get the cables to connect. Do a dry run at least a day ahead of time. Things that can go wrong: (Otherwise known as Been There, Done That) projector bulb burns out while warming up, cable is run over by a cart and shorts out, too much light coming through the windows, built-in speakers are not loud enough, conflict with another device plugged in to the projector, adapters are too heavy for the connection and fall out, etc.
01/02 TEACHING SONGS: I have used Powerpoint to teach songs to my students for several years. Like others on the list, I have found a greater student interest, better student behavior, and a great freedom to teach motions. I am very fortunate to have a lot of access to technology in my classroom. My computer is connected to a large screen TV and a smaller TV as well as to my sound system. The key to using Powerpoint with smaller screen TV's is making the font large enough to be seen. I only put 4 lines of text per slide. I also use a 36 - 40 size font. This makes the words larger on the small TV.
01/02 SENDING PP PRESENTATIONS: Sending PowerPoint presentations via e-mail attachments takes a little advance planning. You need to make sure that the receiving end has a version that will open yours. For example, I do my presentations in Office 2000. If I'm sending a PP presentation to someone who uses Office or PP 95, I need to do a SAVE AS in an earlier version. Unfortunately, some of the transitions, bells and whistles may be lost. For those of you that do your own web pages, PowerPoint slide shows can be saved as HTML and posted to your web site. There are several tutorials on line that explain how to do that. They can also be exported to Flash where you can make movies for the web.
01/02 PP SLIDE SHOWS FOR CLASSROOM: I use PowerPoint every day in almost every class. I just transferred my files from my Mac to a PC, so I know I have about 600 PP slide shows. Yes, I'm really IN to it. I am fortunate to have my computers hooked up to a 27" TV monitor, so anything I have on my computers can be shown to the class. There are many advantages to this. Papers or books in the hands of children can be distracting and disastrous with rustling, floating or folding. They also limit what can be done with hand motions. PowerPoint, Show, MovieWorks or other similar programs, can be used to create slide shows of the lyrics, phrase by phrase. Adding color and graphics provides memory cues. I advance the slide show manually while a recording of the accompaniment or song is played. Sometimes I only use one or two slides as a cue set for the lesson or to annouce news. Using slide shows has greatly increased the level of discipline in my classes and is fiscally and environmentally sound. Think of all the paper that I discovered a way to teach rounds through Powerpoint. I make slides with each voice in a different color. Yes, there will be multiple colors on each slide, so I can say, "This group sing the red words while this other group sings the blue words." Works like a charm! Newer versions of PowerPoint (98 and up I think) will let you insert MIDI files or movies and sounds to automatically play. There are more methods of incorporating sounds, but they probably violate copyright laws. The key to using imbedded sounds is setting up the custom animation to begin playing the sound and continue while the slide show advances. In the custom animation box, set the timing and animation order, then go to play settings. Check "play using animation order, continue slide show, and stop playing after XX slides."
01/02 In the 4.2 version I have, there is a music background with a staff at the top. It is for titles, so I could type an O as a note and drag it to any line or space. Slide 1-Title-Lines and Spaces-Treble Clef Slide 2-Musical Alphabet ABCDEFG abcdefg No H, No H, No H Slide 3- Line Notes E G B D F Every Good Boy Does Fine E G B D F Put one through each line Slide 4-Space Notes F A C E That spells face F A C E Put one in each space Slide 5 (note on the staff) Line or Space? Space Which Rhyme do I use? F A C E Name the note- A Slide 6-(Note on the staff) Line or Space? Line Which Rhyme do I use? Every Good Boy Does Fine Name the note- B Slide 7 and 8 are just like 5 and 6, but with different notes. Each line I put in flies in after the class has answered the question. We had also established what a line vs. a space note looks like before we did the powerpoint. I hope this helps. I'm sure I've made it clear as mud.
01/02 We use Sony digital cameras at our school because we can put the pictures on a regular disc and send the camera on the next person who wants to use it. We just got a new one that will film short video clips with sound. My dream is to record some kids playing recorder songs that would be part of the public domain and put it on my web site. So far , I have recorded my son and have managed to open it up in netscape and in powerpoint. I haven't played with the possibilities from there. It sounds like you are on the right track. I'm sure your friend from the University will be able to figure it out. You might want to look on your camera settings and make sure you are using a lower resolution to record pictures to send e-mail and for web pages because it will load faster. The higher resolutions are best for when you are printing your pictures.
01/02 RESIZING PICTURES FOR WEB/PP PRESENTATIONS: Some photo software has the option to compress pictures. I have Paint Shop Pro, and it has this option. This REALLY cuts down on the file size. Quality is lost, but for web pages and PowerPoint presentations memory and loading time is most important. I'm sure that other photo software have this option. But if not, you can also resize the picture until it's smaller. Sometimes this will help. If you are unsure of the size of your picture, just right click on the file, and choose "Properties". A window will pop up that will tell you the KB of your pic. Having done many Powerpoint slide shows for concerts I would make one suggestion in addition to those offered. Do NOT scan your photos in. A scanned piece takes up so much memory!! Use a digital camera. Re-photograph everything with a digital camera and insert in your document. You could then show your slides on a screen and re-photo them to get them it. It is quick and very easy, and doesn't take nearly the memory.
01/02 PP REQUIREMENTS: "I know nothing about what I need. "
PowerPoint program needs to be loaded onto your computer first off. You need windows 98 or above. You will definitely want to save this program you are creating(pics take SOOOOO much space) on discs (more than 1, that's for sure). You will need a large screen (your library probably has one) or a blank wall works (although you lose clarity because the screens are made of a certain material that enhances and sharpens the colors of the images and walls don't). You will need a projector that hooks up to your computer and projects the image onto the screen. You will need to set the projector as directly aimed as possible. If it is on the floor, it distorts. Your school computer services should have one of these. They are expensive. > Also, does anyone know whether I can scan old slides from a regular > camera onto the program???? As far as I know, you can NOT scan a slide. You can scan a picture, however.
So, make the slide into a picture, or get the original picture, scan it, save it to a file, import it then onto the slide that you are creating. Remember, pictures take LOTS of memory. > Is the timing of a Power Point presentation easy to manage - I like to > have the pictures change right on the downbeat! EASY as pushing the enter button on your computer! You can also pre-time things, but it sounds like you would be better off steering yourself. Thanks in advance for any input you may have. Tari: I would also recommend (highly) getting a really good Sound Effects CD. I bought one with 6000 sound effects ($6). Now, it might be a bit tricky converting the sound files to wav files, but once you do it - it is really a simple process. The sound effects really enhance the presentation and add the humor and personal touch to a PowerPoint program. My kids are always waiting to see what sounds will appear! (I'll do just about anything to get their attention - know what I mean?) Also, don't be afraid to play around with the graphics - it is a blast!