Tip #12: Drag and Drop – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Dddtix_75From Karen Seddon (Field Manager, South FL)

As a teacher, I really didn’t understand the depth of unitedstreaming.  If I needed a video, I searched, found it, downloaded it, played it and that was it.  However, as unitedstreaming is constantly being upgrading and adding content, I thought it was amazing how robust the site really was. One area that was a complete surprise was the Image Library.

Many teachers are seeking safe places to find quality photos and images on the Internet.  The Image Library in unitedstreaming is the answer.  Not only are there amazing images, but they come in small, medium and large format complete with citations!

Here’s the cool tip that flipped me out the first time I saw it:
I did a key word search in the Image Library for monkeys.  I found this great image of two monkeys. I chose the medium sized image, opened PowerPoint and put the two windows side by side.  Now this is the amazing part.  I literally “dragged” the cute little monkeys and “dropped” them on to my PowerPoint presentation!  The same thing actually works for the citations.  Just highlight the whole citation and then “drag” the citation and “drop” it into the notes section on the bottom of your slide.

Now if that was a lot to take it. Watch this!

Download drag_and_drop_3.wmv 

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One Comment;

  1. Tom Turner said:


    Now that’s something after using United Streaming for almost a complete year now that I DID NOT know. That makes the process of adding images to not only the powerpoint as Karen showed, but Inspiration where I’ve found it’s difficult to copy and paste the citations into notes pop up window.

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