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Technology tip: How to keep the original formatting when copying a slide into a PowerPoint file

At the annual American Accounting Association conference last week, one of my co-presenters had our original PowerPoint file on her computer. I had a slide that I wanted her to insert into that main PowerPoint file we were going to use to present. When she inserted my slide, my slide lost its formatting to take […]

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Technology tip: How to shorten your long web links (URLs)

Do you ever want to give students a link for a document or website during class but the URL is too long to reasonably type? For example, let’s say I want to give students the link during class to a blog post I wrote. The original blog post URL is long – see https://accountingintheheadlines.com/2016/06/07/what-is-the-impact-on-snapchats-balance-sheet-from-its-latest-issuance-of-stock/. However, […]

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Technology tip: How to add closed captions to your YouTube videos

If you use a script to create videos for YouTube, adding closed-captions to your YouTube videos is pretty easy. (The script needs to be saved as a plain text file; you would save it as a “.txt” file in Word.) I have created a step-by-step PowerPoint to show you how to add closed-captions to your video […]

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New type of blog post – Technology tips

Greetings! I wanted to let you know that I am adding a new type of blog post to Accounting in the Headlines. I will be posting Technology Tips periodically. These tips will be short articles about some type of technology that you can use in teaching introductory accounting. I am going to focus on technology […]

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