Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Online PDF to PowerPoint Converter as a Useful Teaching and Learning Tool

It's that time of year when things get busy and on top of that my wife is pregnant so I haven't had much time to post over the last 2 weeks. Thankfully here is a guest post from Anna who works for pdfconverter.com. It is a great tool that is quick, easy to use and completely free.

Free Technology for Schools has not received any payment for this post. 

Teachers today have a challenging task to incorporate the constantly changing and improving technology into traditional ways of educating students. Those teachers who readily accept innovation and are already incorporating technology in their classrooms are doing their students a great service.
As teachers are preparing these young individuals for the world of tomorrow, it can hardly be a good thing going through educational program without being in step with technology.
There are many wonderful ed-tech tools and resources that make the classroom more interactive and fun.
Free Online PDF to PowerPoint Converter is one such tool that can be very beneficial to both teachers and students. As its title clearly states, the tool turns PDF files into PPT slides and it works online, so there is no software installation required, which is very convenient for the classroom/computer lab setting.
We all know that MS Office files are best sent/shared in PDF form, because of this format’s most obvious advantages:
  • anyone can open and view the PDF file regardless the operating system or device they are using
  • PDF preserves formatting of the document and ensures that the recipient will see it just as its sender (creator) intended it.
So, when students have an assignment to send a presentation to their teacher or to peers in order to work on it together, the presentations will often be sent in PDF, in order to preserve their formatting when opened on a different computer.
When a teacher or peer opens the PDF and wants to make corrections, the quickest way to do it is to convert the PDF into its original presentation format.
The PDF to PPT converter is very easy and accessible, so it would be fun to practice using it in class. Once you go to the tool’s page here, you only need to follow three easy steps:

  1. Select file to convert.
  2. Type your e-mail address.
  3. Initiate the conversion process by clicking “Start.”
Experimenting with the Free Online PDF to PPT Converter is one way of making the students comfortable with using technology.
If you are concerned about the privacy of your documents, rest assured that the tool provider deletes all converted files within 24 hours of receiving it, and no data is ever shared with a third party. 


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