I’ve been playing with the idea of putting together a short video to present class expectations to students… y’know, the “attend class, hand in assignments, ask questions, be nice to each other” ground rules. I want to do something that’s more engaging than just a paper document, and I don’t want to take a huge amount of class time to develop these expectations with students. I’m hoping to create something that will be a bit unique, flashy, and attention-grabbing. Plus I think playing with digital media is kind of fun.
My big question was “okay, what program do I want to use?”. I have Premier, but I’m not planning on using any actual video, so this seems like overkill. And I have Flash, which could probably do what I want, but it doesn’t have much in the way of built-in effects.
What about PowerPoint? To be clear, I don’t want what I create to look like a “traditional” PowerPoint. At all. But PowerPoint has some reasonably advanced animation features. Still, I wasn’t sure it would be up to the challenge. Then I stumbled across this…
All I can say is “wow”. I thought I knew PowerPoint… but apparently I still have a lot to learn.