I learned something new today. I found a really good YouTube video about the Bayeux Tapestry.
I was sharing some historical background on England from 1066-1485 with my students, and I wanted to show them the video, but I hadn’t thought about the possiblity of embedding it, so I wound up switching from PowerPoint to the video and back. Not a huge hassle, but later on as I was reflecting over the lesson, I wondered if it might be possible to embed a video in PowerPoint, so I did a Google search and disovered this helpful video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yzUxNbi1h4
Even though I have Word 2007 on my computer at work, I was able to figure out how to embed the video following the instructions. Here’s what’s different:
You must be connected to the Internet for this to work.
Here is the PowerPoint I created. It is licensed under an Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike Creative Commons License.
I strongly recommend downloading this presentation because it probably won’t work for you on Slideshare, or at least all the features won’t work. I cannot get embedded videos to work on my Mac. Does anyone know why or how to make them work? It’s not a huge problem, as my work computer is the one I use for my SMART Board, but I am curious as to how it might be done. If you have any problems downloading it, please let me know, and I can work on it from my work computer tomorrow. Our dinosaur desktop here at home won’t allow me to open the PowerPoint without freezing, my husband’s Windows laptop doesn’t have PowerPoint, and my daughter’s already let me hog her computer enough.