Back to School: 2 Ways to Make a First Day of School Slideshow You Should Know

Posted By Dupont on August 5, 2012
in Back To School


This summer vocation is destined to be unusual because of the once-every-4-year London 2012 Olympic Games. The Olympics come to the end, so does your summer vocation and you should be prepared for the new semester? Usually on the first day of school teachers will ask you to share your summer vocation with everyone else, what you did, where you do, who you met, etc. If you’re not such a great talker, maybe creating a video slideshow to assist you will be helpful. So in this article we will discuss 2 ways to make a first day of school slideshow with ease.

1. PowerPoint slideshow

Microsoft PowerPoint is a great tool to make a school presentation. It is easy to use and has lots of practical functions like font, color, music, video clips, animations and transitions, etc. You don’t need to write everyone thing on PowerPoint slides, jut the keywords and main points are fine. Use PowerPoint slideshow as aid and you should tell the audience all about the details.

Step 1: Get prepared for the PowerPoint slideshow

Collect all the materials you want to include in the slideshow, like photos, video clips, background music, PowerPoint templates, etc. The PowerPoint template will help a lot to create a PowerPoint presentation fast. While most of them require for payment, you can directly search and download the picture and create your own back to school PowerPoint template.

Step 2: Create content of the video slideshow with PowerPoint

Make a best PowerPoint presentation is a job that needs patience and creativity. You need to insert words, pictures, music and video clips, etc. and tune each animation and transition to make the PowerPoint alive. Preview the effect of the PowerPoint slideshow by pressing F5, and make some modifications if necessary.


Step 3: PowerPoint slideshow to video/DVD (Optional)

The only thing that is more annoying than creating PowerPoint slideshow is to play it on another computer. Due to incompatibility of different PowerPoint versions, inserted hyperlinks, embedded fonts, music and video clips, etc., save PowerPoint slideshow to video or burn to DVD would be a choice.

2. Photo Slideshow

On the other hand, if your back to school slideshow has lots of photos, then creating a photo slideshow will be much better with the help of DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe. It is a professional photo slideshow maker to turn your still photos into stunning movie, and thus all the classmates will enjoy everything you share as if they were there.

After you have inserted the photos and video clips, click Personalize tab and add effects to the photos and videos, including transitions, motion, clipart, pre-audio and intro/credit. Just be patient to choose the right effect for each photo as you like.


This program allows you to export the photo slideshow in 3 ways:

Burn to DVD disc with menu;

Save as popular video formats;

Upload to YouTube directly.

These two methods to make a back to school slideshow are very easy. You don’t need to have professional video making experience. Have a try and make your first day of school a totally fresh start!

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