File FormatSierra Verde students will think critically, respond digitally, and communicate effectively ....YES!
Using technology to create and submit your work is a STEAM and Viper expectation. Just like real life, however, sharing digital content for class credit can be a challenge. Sierra Verde Vipers are responsible to understand the digital media available to them, and to submit their work in a format that is universally viewable (and especially viewable by your teacher!).Accepted file formats are:
Here are tips for saving your files in formats that are guaranteed to be acceptable in class.
- PDFs (Portable Document Format) - This is your safest bet for any digital file submission
- Documents: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Google Sheets
- Presentations: PowerPoint, Sway, Google Slides
- Images: JPEG, TIFF, PNG
- Media: MOV, MWV, AVI
PDFsPortable Document Format (PDF) preserves document formatting and enables file sharing. PDFs are universally viewable on virtually any computer. When the PDF format file is viewed online or printed, it retains the format that you intended.Saving Microsoft docs to PDFTo learn how to save any Microsoft Office document (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) as a PDF, follow this link.Saving Mac docs to PDFTo export any Mac iWork document (Pages, Keynote, Numbers), simply click File > Export To > PDF.
PresentationsMicrosoft PowerPoint 2013 is the standard presentation program for Deer Valley. It can open most previous versions as well. If you are using another presentation program such as Keynote for Mac or Google Slides, you should convert the presentation to PowerPoint before bringing it to class.Converting Apple KeynoteJust like exporting to PDF, converting your Keynote presentation to PowerPoint is easy. Simply click File > Export To > PowerPoint. You should always double check your converted presentation; graphics and fancy animations may not work the way you expect them to.Converting Google SlidesSlides is Google's free online presentation software. If you create a presentation in Slides, you can store it online and present it from a web browser. You are responsible for knowing how to do this before you get to class! If you wish to export it to PowerPoint and download it instead, follow these easy steps: just click File > Download as > Microsoft PowerPoint.