ABINGTON HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
~PowerPoint in the Classroom~
Computer presentation programs allow
you to create professional presentations that combine word
processing, drawing, graphics and multimedia capabilities. How
can it be used in school and classroom environments? This course
is designed to cover the "need to know" features of
presentation programs for teachers. In this course, participants
will view, discuss and practice the following skills:
What is PowerPoint?
Powerpoint is a complete presentation graphics program. It gives you everything you need to produce professional looking presentations. Simply, PowerPoint is a program for creating presentations -- content to be brought before the public. Because the work you do in PowerPoint can printed out, onto overhead projection film for example, the program is not strictly for computer-based presentations. However, users will get the the most out of the software when it is used to to create presentations to be viewed either on a computer screen or via some type of projection equipment.
Classroom Applications of PowerPoint
Once you've learned to use PowerPoint, what do you use it for?
PowerPoint has a variety of classroom applications, regardless of how many computers you have in you classroom and whether or not you have projection equipment. Teachers can use PowerPoint to :
PowerPoint" - Using PowerPoint in the
Primary Classroom has some good examples of presentations created
by teachers for classroom use. Check them out
More uses of PowerPoint
Some of these are web- based presentations and will load like a web page, others will be downloaded to your computer and can be seen by opening the file.
|Classroom Use Examples|
Lesson Plans that use PP
Kathy Schrock's PowerPoint Page
PowerPoint Presentations on the Web
Great PP Site !!! Examples, worksheets, rubrics
Below are a list of links where you can find things to use to spice up your presentation.
Ditto - A great image search engine.
Powerpoint in the Classroom - a cutesy tutorial
|PowerPoint on the Web|
|Other Multimedia Presentation Programs|
KidPix - A great program for elementary students
KidPix Slideshow Lessons
Kid Pix - How To
HyperStudio - Great for elementary middle and early high school
The Official HyperStudio Site
A Good HyperStudio Tutorial