It's a TpT Trick {with a video}

On Sunday I participated in my very first LIVE Periscope.  If you aren't sure what Periscope is... check out THIS Blog Hoppin' post!  My username is @stepinto2nd :)

In my little session (which is automatically deleted after 24 hours) was all about fixing up your social media profile pictures so that you can include your name and/or blog name!  Well, I was all kinds of nervous during that Periscope, so I just couldn't post the original... but, I did want to share the tutorial with y'all!  So, I made a new version that you can check out below!  Hopefully next time I won't be so embarrassed of my Periscope when I re-watch it, ha!
You can also click HERE to watch!
Is there anything you'd like to learn about using PowerPoint?  I hope to do more tricks and tips in the future, but would love ideas on what is needed out there!

31 comments:

Torrie Deville said...

You did a great job my friend and you had a fabulous little helper too. :)

Julie Stowe said...

Wow Amy! Thank you for posting your tutorial. Not only did I learn About periscope the but I learned how to change the slide size that I work with in PP. it has never occurred to me to do this. Obviously I choose the hard way to do things - thanks for showing me a better way! All tips and tricks most appreciated.
I've just had breakfast and am now ready for a new day here in Austalia. Enjoy your evening!
Julie
Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

Jessica Berggren said...

Looks great! I'm going to have to try this.
Jessica
Tales of a First Grade Teacher

Curly Q's Chalkboard said...

Thank you for posting the video. I wanted to see what tricks you used to do this and it helped alot!

Chelsea

Curly Q's Chalkboard

Marisa-The Teacher said...

Thank you so much for posting this helpful tip!!! You just cut my time in half to do something like this. :)
Marisa
Yee-Haw in Kindergarten

Michelle Hudgeons said...

Always adorable...even when youre nervous! Loved it!

Laurie Newbigging said...

Thank you so much for this! I learned a lot!

Debbie K said...

Excellent tutorial, Amy. It's so helpful and easy to follow. Thanks!
Always Primary

Mrs. Richardson said...

You're the best!! Thanks so much! Drab to fab, #amylemonsstyle ;)

Carriecarrie said...

I am SO glad you posted this! I've been trying to figure out how to make a profile picture all weekend, so this was serendipitous timing! Thank you!

CreativelyCrazy WithLearning said...

Thank you for sharing!

Easy Teaching Tools said...

Thanks for sharing this! I do it the same way but have been at it for hours trying to figure our how to make the background transparent! Your tutorial showed me that making a transparent background isn't necessary. Also, thanks for posting this to You Tube for all of who haven't jumped on Periscope just yet.

Jean Adams said...

Amy, I am so thankful for finding this today! You have just saved me hours of time. I always seem to find the hardest way to do things. I appreciate this tutorial. How about a tutorial showing how to make that nifty video on your blog? Thanks again!

Mrs. Frost said...

I would love to know how to make worksheets on PowerPoint!

oblockbooksblog said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to create this video tutorial. I learned a lot of new tricks and tips for PowerPoint! I have a hard time with the circle pics on social media so I'm hoping this will help with that! You did a wonderful job!

Ashley Schmidt said...

Thank you so much for showing this tutorial! I was just trying to change my profile picture the other day too- with not as much luck. Thank you! :-)

Ashley Wright said...

Thank you so much this was great. I DO have a question about Power Point! I am trying to get better at making my products a little more appealing to the eye so any tips would be great. Also... how do you make things editable? I have had users ask about making things editable and I never can because the clip art I use has a copyright. I have seen that teachers somehow anchor their products so that we can add a textbox over them. How is this done?

(I hope that makes sense!)

Thank you so much!!!!!!

Catherine Wiist said...

Thanks a bunch! I've been wondering how to do this for the longest time!!

Catherine @Abc123is4me

Miss Case said...

Thanks so much! I cannot wait for the day when I can click through things on PPT as quickly as you can! Great tips! :)

Casey
Miss Cases Classroom

It's Kinder Time said...

When I realized I missed your scope I was so sad!! Thank you for Blogging about this!! It is so helpful!!
Kimberlee
It’s Kinder Time

Rachel Vincent said...

I was so glad I was able to catch this live!! It was a great tutorial and I made my profile picture today! This is so helpful to me because my TpT store is also my name and my blog is something different. I love being able to share both across all social media platforms!

Rachel
A Tall Drink of Water

2 Super Teachers said...

AWESOME tutorial Amy...Thank you for sharing!!! I'm SO sad I missed your Periscope though. LOL I look forward to seeing a new one...soon I hope;)
Love & Hugs~
Victoria & Tricia♥

Morgan Elliott said...

Thank you for the tutorial!
If you are looking for other tricks to teach, I would LOVE to know how to create editable PDF files, or how to lock items into PP so only parts can be edited by others.
I hope you can help.
Thanks, Amy!

Leigh Davis said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to try this out!

Teaching Little Miracles said...

Okay, Amy! It is your fault that I signed up for Periscope! Ha! I was holding back until I saw you were doing one on Picasa. I'm glad you shared this one here since I was dragging my feet to join and missed it. Thanks!

Crystal
Teaching Little Miracles

Sarah Cooley said...

Thank you Amy!!! I feel so stupid, but I never knew some of those little shortcuts you used on PPT!! So SMART! I am going to go try this now. Also, those EARRINGS!!! Oh, I NEED that color!!!!! xoxo! Sarah

Tanya Gary said...

Just did it! Your video was so helpful! Thanks!

Melissa Dailey said...

Now I really wish I met you in Vegas because you sound so adorable! I love that this is on YouTube! Thanks so much, Amy!
Melissa Dailey

Meenal Parikh said...

I am sitting here weeping tears of joy Amy! In one EXCELLENT blog post/video, you taught me more about Powerpoint than anyone else ever has! You answered about 100 questions and your shortcuts were AMAZING! i will be following you to see what other great things you can teach me about Powerpoint. I struggle with lining things up perfectly. How do I use the rulers and other tools to help me with this? Also, if you turn one page into a square, will they all be squares or is there a way to control that?
And lastly, can I create a blogpost using Powerpoint and then cut and paste it into Blogspot? Or are there better alternatives?
Thanks in advance.
You made my night.
Now I'm off to figure out what Periscope is!
Meenal Parikh
www.twonot.com

Teacher Stuff said...

Thanks! This was very helpful! Especially the part about making it a circle. I'll have to go check out periscope now, too!

Shakin' It Up in 3rd Grade said...

Hi Amy!
This was super informative! Thanks for sharing!
Do you mostly make your TPT products in Powerpoint? Or is there another program you use, also?
Thanks for your help!