PowerPoint By Kaycee Flint PowerPoint PMI PowerPoint in Classrooms Multimedia
PowerPoint was developed by Microsoft in the early 1980s It is a presentation program comprised of slides A PowerPoint presentation begins with a title slide which announces the topic of the PowerPoint Content slides follow the title slide and usually includes text, in bullet format, and other graphics The slides are created from a template allowing a consistent look during the presentation When presenting a PowerPoint presentation the presenter can choose to make the slides present at regular intervals or can control the flow manually PowerPoint
PowerPoint in Classrooms • Collaborative Projects – Students can create group projects using PowerPoint to present their findings to the class. PowerPoint encourages students to organise their ideas, and focus on the main points (Brooks, 2011). • Flash Cards – Teachers and students can create templates and insert words or phrases for students to learn. Students can click on these words to reveal its meaning. Flash cards can be used to help students learn sight words or mathematical equations (Brooks, 2011). • Instructional Materials – Teachers can use PowerPoint to create lesson templates that they can modify as required (Brooks, 2011).
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