Flash and Self-Contained File Formats
This page contains links to the PowerPoint presentations that I will be using in class. Though I place them here to give my students 24/7 access, they may also be used by any teacher or student who can benefit from this resource. I have broken my old Powerpoint files into smaller pieces and modifed the content. I have found that it is much easier to incorporate small, topical presentations into my course. Also, I believe that these become more useful to other teachers when I allow you to organize topics as you choose.
I am no longer going to place the Powerpoint-as-webpage files here. The pages exported by Powerpoint are so proprietary in their code that they do not run on browsers other then Internet Explorer. Instead, I am providing them as Flash embedded in web pages, a format that seems to have excellent cross-browser compatability. For people who would like to download a presentation for offline use, I am offering the self-contained (.ppsx format) as well.
A NOTE ABOUT THE SELF-CONTAINED POWERPOINT FILES: You need to have Powerpoint installed on your computer to take advantage of the self-contained Powerpoint slideshow files. Windows users, your computer will probably try to save the file as a .zip file. You must change the file extension to .ppsx in order for it to open correctly. If you are not using Office 2007, you will have to download a compatability pack from Microsoft to use this file type. Macintosh users, you must download a conversion utility for Powerpoint 2004 on your Macintosh that allows you to view this file type. It is available for free from Microsoft. Your version of Powerpoint will prompt you to download the file when you try to open a .ppsx file.
The .ppsx files are editable in Powerpoint 2007 if you open them through Powerpoint rather then clicking on the file itself..