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Using PowerPoint in the Classroom

Second Edition


May 2006 | 128 pages | Corwin
'This book is easy to use and follow, and it has helped me successfully create PowerPoint presentations. It certainly is a good reference tool that will help the novice and will serve as a troubleshooting tool for anyone' - Jim Hoogheem, Former Elementary School Principal

Do you want to grab students' attention with dynamic lessons? Wish you could leverage technology to create a learning-rich environment? Now you can, with this updated user-friendly manual that walks you through every aspect of effectively creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations.

Key features of this second edition include:

o PC- and Mac-compatible instructions and screenshots updated for the latest versions

o New tips covering presentation, design elements, and delivery skills

o "Troubleshooting tips," screen shots, specific examples, and "Quick Review" sections

o Strategies for using graphics, graphs, sound effects, and animation

Whether you are new to PowerPoint or already use it in the classroom, this book provides step-by-step, proven steps for creating "Wow!" presentations and lessons.

 
Preface
Acknowledgments

 
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction to Microsoft ® PowerPoint ®: Directions
This Book Contains the Following Helpful Features

 
What PowerPoint Version am I Using?

 
Using the Mouse

 
Launching PowerPoint

 
Starting With a Blank Slide

 
Understanding Menus, Icons (Buttons) and Keyboard Commands

 
Toolbars

 
Undoing Mistakes

 
What Does This Button Do?

 
Help is Only a Click Away

 
Quick Review

 
 
2. Creating a New Slide Show
Book Report Scenario

 
Creating the Title Slide

 
Creating the Second and Third Slide

 
Creating the Fourth Slide

 
Saving a Slide Show

 
Applying a Design Template

 
Viewing Slides in Slide Sorter View

 
Modifying Text

 
Quick Review

 
 
3. Adding Graphs and Graphics
Adding a Slide With a Graph

 
Adding Graphics

 
The Drawing Toolbar

 
Quick Review

 
 
4. Special Effects
WIN XP

 
WIN 00 and MAC

 
All Versions

 
Quick Review

 
 
5. Presentation Delivery
Adding Speaker Notes

 
Printing

 
Final Preparation for Presenting

 
Quick Review

 
 
6. Classroom Applications
Develop a Custom School Template

 
Adding a Gradient Background With School Colors

 
Adding a School Logo (Importing a Picture)

 
Saving a Customized Template for Future Use

 
Creating a Class/Team Yearbook Slideshow

 
Creating a Looping Slide Show

 
Adding Student Narrations to Showcase Student Work

 
Recommendations for PowerPoint in the Classroom

 
Application Ideas for the Classroom Teacher

 
Application Ideas for Students

 
Quick Review

 
 
7. Presentation Pointers
Presentation Design

 
Text and Type

 
Tips for Creating Overhead Transparencies

 
Design devices

 
Graphs

 
Special Effects

 
The Delivery

 
Technology Tips

 
Quick Review

 
 
References
 
Index

I found this book to be easy to use and to follow and it helped me be successful in creating a PowerPoint presentation. It certainly is a good reference tool that will help the novice and will serve as a trouble-shooting tool for anyone.

Jim Hoogheem
Former Elementary School Principal

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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