Powerpoint 2007

Powerpoint isn't just for creating a one-sided communication tool. You can use Power Point to make some interactive presentations to work with your students. Use Powerpoint to make a seating chart for your classroom or a Jeopardy style game. Use interesting designs and colors to add some "zing!" to your presentations.

Below is a video from TeacherTube that shows how to start using Powerpoint to make an interactive multiple-choice quiz.

Training Module for June 16, 2008

Introduction Video to Power Point 2007

Digitizing Content vs. Rich Multimedia Experiences

Book recommendation: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds
Food Example of Zen Use

Key topics: Interface, Ribbon, Live Preview, Command Tabs, Context Tabs, Quick Access Toolbar, Status Bar, Slide Concept, Adding Text, Layouts, New Slides, Adding Images, Adding Tables, Adding Charts, Inserting Media, Themes, Animations, Compatibility Issues

Learning on your own:
Microsoft Help - The blue question mark button on the top right of each Microsoft Office program
Office Help Online
Office Podcasts
Atomic Learning
YouTube - Search "Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 Tutorial"
Google Search - Search "Powerpoint 2007 Introduction"

PDF document walk-thru

FREE Powerpoint Alternatives
Animoto - Leonardo Project
Microsoft Photostory 3
SlideShare.net- lets you upload presentations to share online
Google Presenter
Adobe Buzzword
Slide Story
Slide Rocket

In the Classroom:
Microsoft links for Educators
Templates for Students

Grading Rubrics for Powerpoint
Free online templates

Classroom Uses for Microsoft Powerpoint:

  • Flash Cards - Create Flashcard presentations for individual and group reinforcement. You can create a template and choose whether you or your students will insert the words or phrases. Topics may include: reinforcing math concepts; practicing parts of speech; practicing spelling; reinforcing story problems; and reinforcing numbers, letters, or colors.
  • Field Trip Slide Shows - Develop field trip slide shows to review and apply knowledge learned on a field trip. Students can work together to make a slide show that presents what they saw, as well as what they learned.
  • Autobiographical Stories - Students can create short autobiographical stories about themselves. Scanned photos can be inserted for interest. Once the slides are complete, you can put them together in a presentation to show an audience, such as an open house or parent night.
  • Interactive Book Reports - Have students create a PowerPoint presentation about books they read.
  • Music Class Recitals - For music teachers, PowerPoint is a useful tool for creating slide shows of student recitals. During a recital, take pictures of the students while they are performing and record a small portion of their music. On slides, include both each student's picture and music.
  • Group Slide Shows - Give your students a topic (such as zoo animals) and tell them to choose parts of the topic to focus on (such as specific zoo animals). Have students research their assigned portions of the topic and develop slides to serve as a part of a group presentation about the topic.
  • Seating Chart - Teachers can customize shapes to build a replica of their classrooms for sub folders or keeping track of where students sit.
  • Poetry Readings - Students can create slides exhibiting their personal poetry along with a voice recording.
  • Science Presentations - Use PowerPoint to teach processes and how things work. Teachers or students can add additional items to a diagram to illustrate how a process grows and changes. Science principles work well using this format.
  • Student Portfolios - PowerPoint can be used to create portfolios of student work.
  • Class Yearbook-Type Presentations - Collect photos; information about special events; examples of class and student projects, etc. throughout the year and create a year-in-review presentation.

What these projects look like:
Ancient Greece
Oh Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Solving Algrebra Equations
Stick Figure Tours
Star Trek Next Generation Intro
Writing Tips
WHS Vietnam Memorial Project