Tuesday, November 27, 2007

PowerPoint for Cell phones!

A really neat idea created by Doug Belshaw is to convert your PowerPoint to a mobile Ready device such as a cell phone. Doug has posted a really easy tutorial on his blog. I would only extend the tutorial by saying that once you convert the slides, you can use an easy free uploading site such as cellfish to send them to your cell phone. You can also use this tutorial to convert your slides to iPod-ready format for itunes. It's a great way to give students more access to class PowerPoint presentations (they can study the slides while they are in line at McDonalds). Students may also be more motivated to create a "mobile" PowerPoint to share with their peers and community members. Great Idea! You could also use this concept to create charts and graphs to be read on cell phones. Students could collect data and graph them in PowerPoint. Then they could export the graph/chart as a jpg from PowerPoint and upload it to their cell phone. They could also share their charts/graphs with others (for example if they were in charge of presenting about the 2008 election, students could put the data into a chart and send it out to students the night before the presentation so their classmates can start to ponder the issues in presentation the next day).


Anonymous said...

Glad you like the idea and thanks for the heads-up on Cellfish!

Keep up the good work on this blog - we need someone with your focus. :-)

Liz Kolb, Ph.D. said...

Thanks for commenting Doug. Wow! Don't you just love the ability to communicate in cyberspace. I really enjoy reading your blog, you have fantastic and practical ideas!

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