Powerpoint and Video: The Alt-Tab tip.

Using the ‘ALT-TAB’ Keys One of the features that Windows gives us, is to allow us to run several programs at the same time. Typically in an assembly, I will have one window with my PowerPoint show, and another window with an AssemblyTube video about to play. Often, I find ... Read More
 

Powerpoint: The Blanking Key Tip.

Use the Blanking ‘B’ Key: Probably the handiest tip to use when presenting material via PowerPoint is the “B” key. Pressing the “B” key when presenting in PowerPoint immediately puts a black, blank slide on the screen until some other key our mouse button is pressed. This feature is more ... Read More
 

Tired of Boring Assemblies?

Looking for ways to make your school assembly more exciting? Your student audience has grown up with computers, the internet, mobile phones, 500 TV channels, Youtube, ipads, 24 hour TV etc. When you were at school, a lot of this was only just being developed, (or did not exist at all!) Do your students learn ... Read More
 

Assembly Content: Using a Template

When you are planning your assemblies, do you use a proforma to help you put all of the component parts together? Probably not.     One advantage of using a standard format is that you have prompts to make you think about the different aspects of the assembly. By using a form you also have ... Read More
 

Assembly to Deliver?

Important messages but students find it hard to concentrate? What is the best way of keeping their attention? Well there is not just one way. But having an interesting topic for your assembly is clearly vital. If you can add visuals that they can focus on, so much the better. ... Read More