Author Topic: Write over a powerpoint presentation like SMART floating tools  (Read 10560 times)

Offline Timoty

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Hello everyone.  I have the wiimote set up and working greeat.  I can draw pictures in paint etc, open and close windows.  However, the main reason I wanted to get this working was so that I could write over top of powerpoint presentations, word docs, and excel spreadsheets to emphasize key points etc.  Is there any software out there that will allow this (preferably free since I have no budget) that will allow this.  I have seen floating tools by SMART that allows a person to write on almost any window including videos.

Thanks



Offline wiipenmaker

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Welcome to the project

Powerpoint has a built in writing tool. I guarantee the members on this site will help you find what you need.

Wiipenmaker



Offline benpaddlejones

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Timoty
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;id=17

Does exactly what you need.

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Offline puppetman723

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In powerpoint once you start a slide, bring you mouse to the bottom right corner and hit the button that will give you several mouse options, one of them it to turn your mouse into a pen or felt tip marker (i like the marker better because it's thicker). I use this almost everyday in my class



Offline hagoh88

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If you are using smoothboard, you can use the outside toggles to create a shortcut menu for your powerpoint presentation. You can set pen mode, eraser, black screen, right click etc. you just need to remember where they are.

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Good thinking 88!

When I use the outside toggle areas on a desk display I use all 12 as small display. On a large whiteboard display I tend to allocate whole side to a task so I don't need to think too much.

The keystrokes would be:

  • Shift+F10+O+F = Felt pen (thick pen)
  • Shift+F10+O+B = Ballpoint pen (thin pen)
  • Shift+F10+O+A = Arrow (return to cursor)

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Offline hagoh88

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Ben

There are even shorter keystorkes for some of the selections

  Ctrl + P       felt pen mode
  Ctrl + A       return to arrow cursor
  Ctrl + E       eraser
  E                 erase all

normally I would set toggle for pen/arrow mode, hence clicking in same position would alternate from 1 to the other. Use of the toggle mode would save keys for outside toggles

hagoh



Offline Timoty

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Excellent information from all.  Thank you for all of the ideas and input.



Offline wiipenmaker

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How does one setup outside toggles to create a shortcut menu for your powerpoint presentation using smoothboard



Offline schmitzmatt

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Classroom Present allows you to import PowerPoint slides and build your own custom decks that you are able to annotate on.  Also allows you to pull up a students computer during your class to demonstrate from their desk.  Great for 1:1 environments with tablets, but useful for the instructor alone.  I don't have a lot of experience with it, but so far, so good.

http://classroompresenter.cs.washington.edu/



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Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 07:38:16 PM
How does one setup outside toggles to create a shortcut menu for your powerpoint presentation using smoothboard

Hi,

You can add the file to be launch when a specific screen area is clicked.

For example, you can add your lesson's powerpoint files to the outside screen toggles and when you need them, just click on the area.

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Boon Jin

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I use powerpoint every day.  Writing on the slides works well in the way others have mentioned.  If I just want to write on the board, I will open powerpoint and put in a few blank slides then start the show.  I write whatever I need to and save the ink at the end of the last slide.  Then I can print it and had it out to the students as notes.   I use a "plug n play" presenter in my left hand and hold the IR Pen in my right.  The presenter has mouse functions so a right click is no problem.  Also, after about ten minutes of using a presenter with an IR pen you will find that some things are easier to do with the presenter and some things are easier to do with the IR pen.  I'm right handed so if I need to click something on the left side of the board, I usually use the presenter. This way I don't block the screen for my students.  So, I'll use the presenter to open my list of writing tools in powerpoint and change between the felt tip pen and the highlighter.  Sometimes I'll change up the colors.  The kids love that.  Having the presenter also allows me to walk around the classroom and still be able to interact with the board.

Eric Holshoe

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Moreno Valley Unified School District

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