Tips for Downloading and Using the Slideshows

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Technology being what it is (a unpredictable horse that bites), we thought you might appreciate some tips about how to download and use the slideshows NICHCY has created to help trainers frame their presentations.

For the English Slideshows

  • Click on the link for the ZIP folder of the slideshow you’d like to download.
  • The computer will give you two options: OPEN or SAVE. Pick: SAVE.
  • The computer will ask you where you’d like to save the slide show.
  • Navigate to the location of your choice–maybe your desktop, maybe a folder you’ve set up to store all the IDEA training modules.
  • Click SAVE.

There! You’ve downloaded the ZIP file of the slideshow presentation. Now:

  • Extract the ZIP folder by double-clicking on it. You will likely be asked (by the computer) where you’d like to extract that folder to–somewhere on your computer.
  • Navigate to the location of your choice, and click OK.
  • Within the folder of extracted files, you’ll see one called PLAY.BAT. Double-click on that, and the slideshow will launch.

Note:
The slideshows were originally created in PowerPoint. But they’ve been saved so that you don’t need the PowerPoint software to use them. Double-click on the PLAY.BAT file, and you’re ready to roll the training.

Ahhhh! There’s text on top of the pictures!
Don’t be alarmed that, in their unlaunched state, slides have text over the pictures. This will disappear when you launch the slide show by double-clicking on the PLAY.BAT file.

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For the Spanish Slideshows

The slideshows in Spanish were created in PowerPoint and have been saved differently than the English version: as SHOWS. This approach reduced the file size considerably (hence, no zip folders), but it also means that, if you do not have the PowerPoint software, you’ll need to download the free Viewer that allows you to use the SHOWS. If you don’t have PowerPoint, download free Viewer now and install it.

To download the slideshow in Spanish from NICHCY’s website:

  • Click on the link for the SHOW you’d like (for example, 1slideshow-SP).
  • The computer will give you two options: OPEN or SAVE. You can open the slideshow right online and view it, if you like, or you can SAVE it to your computer.
  • If you choose SAVE, the computer will ask you where you’d like to save the slideshow.
  • Navigate to the location of your choice–maybe your desktop, maybe a folder you’ve set up to store all the IDEA training modules.

There! You’ve downloaded the SHOW for a module.

  • Double-click on its filename, and the slideshow will launch. It will follow the commands and clicks described in the Trainer’s Guide in Spanish.

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NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.