How to create a video using Powerpoint as part of your application for the Microsoft Innovative Educator program

Microsoft is looking for self-driven educators who are passionate about their careers and inspiring students with outside-the-box thinking. If you have a collaborative spirit, are resourceful and entrepreneurial, relish the role of being a change agent, and work to achieve excellence in education using advanced technologies and social media – then you may have what it takes to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE). Applications for this amazing program close on 30th October so we encourage you to step out and apply. The application requires a link to an online file of some sort that tells the adjudicators why you feel you should be selected. If you would like that online file to be a video, here is a post that will explain how to go about creating the video if you have created a PowerPoint about why you should be considered. These instructions were sent by Lyneth Crighton from Brescia School in Johannesburg.

1. Open your saved PowerPoint file.

2. Save it as a Windows media video file (see diagram below).


3. Close PowerPoint once your document has been saved as a video file.

4. Open Google Chrome and go to YouTube.

5. Sign in (top right) or create a YouTube account if you don’t already have one.

6. Choose ‘upload’ (top right).

7. In the middle change to unlisted and then click on the big arrow to find your video (red square icon).


8. Upload your saved video file and once processing has completed click ‘Done’ (top right).

9. You will receive the URL for your video. Make a special note of this. Colpy it and paste it into Word and save. You’ll use it for your application

10. You are now ready for the next step. The steps to applying can be found on this SchoolNet website post or on this SchoolNet blogpost

Just do it! Get those applications in!

(Many thanks to Tracy Heath from Brescia House for passing on Steps 1 – 9)

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