Office 2013 PowerPoint Transitions are Fantastic

Office 2013 has added many new transitions that make using PowerPoint FUN!

What is a transition?

A transition is an action that occurs between slides, when changing from one to another.

Why use a transition?

Transitions are more than just “razzle dazzle.” When used thoughtfully, they can improve a presentation.

Transitions can:

  1. begin a presentation with excitement
  2. emphasize a message
  3. enhance information about a topic
  4. divide ideas
  5. match the purpose of a presentation
  6. create viewer interest


What New Transitions are in Office 2013?

The good news is that Office 2013 has included some new transitions that will transform an average presentation into something EXTRADINARY. Here are a few of my favorites:

Begin a Presentation with Curtain: In Office 2013, the CURTAIN transition is a great way to begin a presentation. It transforms the slide into a curtain that gradually parts to show the next slide. This transition will attract immediate attention.

Emphasize a Message with Crush: A transition can emphasize a message to the audience. In Office 2013, the CRUSH transition is great for slides about an environmental topic related to recycling, garbage, or waste. This transition really makes a point.

Enhance Information about a Topic with Airplane: A transition should suit the topic of the presentation. In Office 2013, the AIRPLANE transition is a great choice for a presentation about flight or a famous aviator. It is also fun to watch!

Divide Ideas using Fall Over: A transition can be used to separate ideas to signal the audience you are changing topics. In Office 2013, the FALL OVER transition divides one topic area from another in a presentation effectively.

Match the purpose of a presentation using Page Curl: A transition can be used to match the purpose of the presentation. In Office 2013, the PAGE CURL transition is perfect for a digital story. It makes it easy to read the story as you change from one page to the next, simulating the action of a real book.

Create audience interest with Fracture: A transition can be used to create audience interest. In Office 2013, FRACTURE is a transition that attracts viewer attention because it is different and unique.

Transitions Make a Presentation BETTER!

TechnoToon is a unique and fun technology project in which students use PowerPoint or Google Slides to create a graphic story that looks like a cartoon or animated comic strip.

Christa Love

Christa Love, Vice President - Christa Love has a passion for education and technology. A graduate from Brock University she has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior divisions, and Masters of Education in the area of Curriculum Studies. Her work at TechnoKids Inc. began more than twenty years ago as an instructor at a local learning center. Since that time she has operated the summer camp program, taught at the research and development center at John Knox Christian School, trained educators throughout the province on issues related to technology integration, and overseen the curriculum development of hundreds of technology projects. In recent years, Christa has become the vice president of TechnoKids Inc.

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