I'm interested in making a presentation in either Google Slides or Powerpoint and I'm trying to decide between them.
The topic is "How to learn Computer Science With Me," (I'm a tutor) and will include ideas about learning theory (pedagogic theory). I expect the narration to last about 5 minutes.
But the presentation will be as much visual as possible. The overall type of presentation is, "show slides with visual clues, and put most of the content into the narrated words." The design will be casual. I'm not a designer and I'll do it myself.
I'm interested in having the option of providing a version without narration. Rather, the words would appear in-between slides, or would be handed out as a separate document.
I've never created an important presentation before, so I'm trying to decide between Powerpoint and Google Sheets. I have questions about practical differences.
If I follow this plan of providing two versions-- a video with narration, or a set of slides with accompanying text -- what practical effect does that have on the following issues:
First, for the non-narrated presentation:
- how would the viewer view the non-narrated presentation?
- Would they look at a PDF? Is there free software to let them view it more like a slideshow, with buttons to click forward and back?
- Do some ways of viewing it make more sense in terms of helping the user interact with the document easily and understand it in the way I intend?
- Can the non-narrated version be put on a website easily?
Second, for the narrated version:
- how would I turn the narrated presentation into a video with the slides timed to narration?
- how easy is this with each program, or are there any differences at all?