Using PowerPoint for Classroom Presentations . Getting Started . Click on the Start button, the All Programs arrow and scroll down to Microsoft PowerPoint When you open PowerPoint you can choose to open an existing presentation or you can create a new one. Choose a new one.
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PowerPoint provides empty boxes (placeholders) for you to insert text or other objects
Click on the box that says “Click to add title” and type in a title for your presentation
When you type into a placeholder, PowerPoint automatically reduces the text size to fit.
Now click on “Click to add text” and enter the first bullet points of your lessonAdding Text
If you don’t find a picture you like, click on”clips online” if you have Internet access
Click on the link that says “jump to clip gallery”
Type in a word or words describing the picture you want
Click on the forward arrows to look at more options
When you find the right one, click on the bar below the picture. That will add it to your Clip Art GalleryGetting Clips from the Web
To add a new slide, click on the blank slide next to the “globe” on the tool bar.
PowerPoint places the new slide immediately after the current one
You can again select the AutoLayout you want for the new slide
Keep adding slides until you have completed your presentation or lesson.Adding Slides to a Presentation
You can make PowerPoint presentations even fancier by adding animation, sounds or websites
Click on the “star” in the toolbar and select the animation
Then click on the sound icon to add sound
You may choose preset or custom animations and soundsAdding Whistles & Bells