EMS Education Tips

Video: Create a Gameshow Spinner with PowerPoint

I used PowerPoint to animate a game show type spinner. This screencast explains/demonstrates my process.

Another ScreenR user @onEnterFrame made a screencast that demonstrated a better and easier way to make the game show spinner. This screencast explains/demonstrates his process.

What is intriguing for me is that a free web based tool, ScreenR, gave me a tool to record a process and a method to share it with other online educators. Since posting the screencast I have received several tips to improve the process as well as the screencast from @onEnterFrame.

How could you simplify or improve this animation technique? Could you figure out how to add a “Start Spin” button? How about animating so the spinner slows gradually? Use the comments area to link to your screencast improvements and ideas.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.