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This resource is a collection of YouTube videos and other resources to help you with the technology and computer tools you may need.

Technology themes

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Microsoft Word 2010 collection

Indents and tabs - Using the ruler for indenting paragraphs, and creating tabs.

Setting margins - Ruler techniques and how to use the margin settings on the ribbon.

Complex page layouts - Mirrored pages, section breaks and other layout features.

Different first page headers - with a twist - different first page, different odd and even pages.

Page formatting - Page numbering, page breaks, and page sections

Cover pages - how to inserting a cover page into your document (30 second video).

Automatic table of contents - Useful for longer documents and research reports.

Google applications

Hanging indent in Google Drive - How to prepare a hanging indent for your reference list.

Google Drive Quick reference - Instructions on the basic functions of Google drive.

How to use Google+ Hangouts - A beginner's guide.

Animated videos

Making movies with KerPoof - Introductory video on making movies. Designed for children to use.

GoAnimate tutorial videos - A series of tutorials on making animated movies. A good place to start.

Making movies

iMovie in under five minutes - Quick overview of the basic iMovie features

Audio Podcasts

PowerPoint collection

Starting a presentation - Opening PowerPoint, adding slides, transitions and animations, and saving.

Editing the background - You can choose colours, gradients, textures, or images for your background.

Using the slide master - Designing master slides that are available when you build your presentation.

Slide design - Adding in your personalised style on the master slide.

Inserting hyperlinks into your presentation - If you want to use a link to open a webpage from you presentation.

Inserting YouTube videos into PowerPoint - To play when you make your presentation (with internet connection).

Transitions between slides - Adding interest with the range of slide transition styles.

Animations for images - Interactivity with your images (which can also apply to your text).

Prezi collection

Getting started with Prezi - (First set up your account)... and become familiar with the most common features.

Transferring presentations to Prezi - Importing slides from other presentation software.

3 steps to a great Prezi - Principles of design using Prezi

Fade-in Animation - Adding visual interest with the fade in feature.

Navigation - Orienting yourself with the frames on your canvas.

MS Publisher collection

Getting started with MSPublisher 2010 - finding templates, inserting images and printing.

Quick tour of Publisher 2013 - Same functionality, but new look.

Creating large posters - How to make extra large sizes for conference posters.

Working with text - format and fit your text around your publication and images.

Hanging indent in Google Drive - How to prepare a hanging indent for your reference list.

Google Drive Quick reference - Instructions on the basic functions of Goodle drive.

Excel videos

Excel for beginners - from navigating the ribbon to starting and saving a spreadsheet.

Another beginner tutorial - featuring the autofill function and resizing columns.

Working with columns and rows - inserting columns and rows into an existing spreadsheet that already has data.

Sum function - adding the totals for columns or rows.

Minimum, Maximum and Average - calling functions for the data in a range of cells.

Graphs and charts - presenting a visual representation of your dataset.

t-Tests - calculations that present statistical probabilities against your sets of conditions.

Pivot tables - Functionality that simplifies complex data to allow you to manipulate it for different purposes.

Google Drive spreadsheets

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