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Week of PowerPoint (2) - Screen Recording

In part 2 of the ‘Week of PowerPoint’ we are going to look at another useful feature that allows you to record your slides, with the option to simultaneously record audio, video and screen annotations. A simple and easy-to-use tool that transforms your presentations into useful videos for your students to watch and study later.

Important Update for Office Mix Users
In previous blog posts we’ve talked about Office Mix, which is a PowerPoint add-in that allows you to record your slides. The ability to install the Office Mix add-in is no longer available, due to the fact that Microsoft decided to integrate it as a built-in feature to PowerPoint - no add-in needed! Instead, all you need to do is turn the Recording Tab on. Click here to see how. Once you can see the Recording tab along the ribbon at the top, you will be able to create a screen recording, export your recordings to a video file format or even export your video directly to Microsoft Stream (DRET TV).

Here are a few ideas of how you can use the Recording tab to transform your presentations to useful resources for classroom use:

  • If you have access to a webcam in your classroom, you can record your lesson and corresponding slides to make a useful recap video. For example, in practical lessons like Design and Technology or Science, you can film the practical activity, having the instructions on the slides alongside it. Simply export the recording as a video and share by uploading the video to Google Drive, Classroom, or DRET TV.

  • Create a one slide presentation and use screen recording to draw out concepts to help students with maths problems or handwriting for example. Loop the slide and play the presentation in Presentation mode. Have the presentation running on a loop whilst they are on task, so they can keep referring to the example on screen.




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