Computer Mama, Computers, Educational Technology, Elizabeth

Screen Time: Is There Ever Too Much?

“You don’t even have to paint the walls! Just get a bigger monitor.”

For Developers, Educators and Writers: The articles on screen time need to separate constructive vs destructive use of screens. Are these screens building someone up ? OK, I’m good with that. Everybody wins.

For me, the Computer Mama, teaching someone a skill is the best use of my time, talent and energy. That takes about four screens, 60-70 hours a week, to manage an online business, not counting the stupid phone.

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Certification Training, Computer Mama, Educational Technology

Hello, WRLD!

WRLD Places Designer: According to legend, "Hello, World!" was the first greeting displayed on a computer screen.

According to legend, “Hello, World!” was the first greeting displayed on a computer screen.

WRLD is a 3D Mapping program that allows developers to design and integrate feature-rich, dynamic maps for indoor and outdoor use. The applications of such mapping include real-time monitoring, navigation, and positioning.

Mapping, such as with WRLD has uses in the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, VR/ AR, and Connected Lifestyles. It can also be used for service, commerce, and advertising.

Coming soon to Washtenaw Community College: UNITY Maps and Apps.

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Educational Technology

Don Burnett, Microsoft MVP

“It’s All Good!”

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Don Burnett, Microsoft MVP. Don Burnet enjoyed designing lessons for our Connected Car Advanced Transportation courses.  He shared his knowledge generously with both hands.

The list of programs and architecture that Don mastered in his 20+ years experience is dazzling. I added up all of the lessons I would have to take to learn and calculated that I would need two or three lifetimes to catch up with Don Burnett!

Thank you, Don Burnett!

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Certification Training, Educational Technology, Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

Creating Videos with PowerPoint

Using Built-In Software

Microsoft PowerPoint has several options for sharing presentations including handouts and videos. The Microsoft video has good quality. However, the process is limited. In this process, all of the work must be correct before you click on the Export button.

Where Have We Seen This Before? Clicking PRINT does not make your document better. Keep going…

Camtasia Recording

Using Add-In Software: Camtasia

One of the really useful Add-In products for creating videos is Camtasia, by Tech Smith. It is a good video editor that works well with Microsoft PowerPoint. You can download a free 30-day demo version if you want to try it.  When you install Camtasia, several tools will be added to PowerPoint on the Add-Ins Ribbon.

Here is a video I posted on YouTube: Hello Camtasia

Cheers! eBeth

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Certification Training, Microsoft Office Specialist, Outlook

You Are Invited

Microsoft Outlook: Using Tables to Format a Message

The first objective of an email campaign is to create brand awareness: “Who sent this message?” The design tools in Microsoft Outlook can generate effective messages. For example, your message can include pictures of products and Word documents that explain the features and benefits. The second objective is to invite the recipient to act: “Click here to get started! “

Outlook Invitation

This email can be saved as Template and used as part of a Mail Merge with Microsoft Word. You can also program the Rules in Outlook to send this email automatically based on your key words or criteria.

Here is the answer I posted on Quora. This lesson will show how to create an email message that invites someone to take an online course.

Good Question. I had fun writing this post. eBeth

Elizabeth Nofs, the Computer Mama

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