PowerPoint

PowerPoint is one brand of slide presentation software that comes as part of the Microsoft Office suite. It is widely used by business people, educators, students, and trainers. PowerPoint is a powerful tool for use in the school and classroom. It can be used extensively for presentations during lessons. It is also an excellent medium to use for presentations to the larger school body or to external stake holders. It is possible to insert pictures, images, graphs, charts and videos with little fuss. PowerPoint can also be used to create talking books or conduct a quiz in class by making use of ‘buttons’ and ‘hyperlinks’.

Basics

Animating Diagrams in Power Point

Conducting a Presentation in Class

  • PowerPoint in the Classroom
    A very comprehensive site designed for teachers. Animated “show hosts”, Jim and Sue show how Microsoft PowerPoint can add “multimedia ZING to any classroom”. Pages include creating and modifying slides, adding images and charts, and adding motion and sound. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Education World > PowerPoint > Creating Classroom Presentations
    Explains why you should use PowerPoint in the classroom and provides links to tutorials, along with ideas for simple, teacher-created projects. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Florida Gulf State University. PowerPoint 2000 tutorial
    Comprehensive tutorial. Topics covered include getting started, working with slides and text and adding graphics and special effects. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)

Creating a quiz in Power Point using buttons and hyperlinks

  • Make a PowerPoint Multiple Choice Quiz
    How to make a PowerPoint presentation interactive by creating a multiple choice quiz. You can get the audience involved and test their comprehension using these easy steps. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)

Creating a talking book

  • Add sound effects
    How to add sound effects to your presentation in PowerPoint and how to play a CD with your show. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Creating Talking Books
    Creating talking books in PowerPoint. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)
  • Parade of Games
    Created to provide educators and trainers with easy-to- assemble educational games in a technology- enhanced environment to support key learning points. The site demonstrates the creative use of popular game shows and other familiar games to reinforce learning. Educators and trainers can select and download those PowerPoint games that support the desired learning objectives and are compatible with the technology capabilities of the learning environment. (retrieved Feb 2, 2011)

Inserting a video into a Power Point presentation