Teacher's Guide

What's going on?

PowerPoint is a high-powered software tool used for presenting information in a dynamic slide show format. Text, charts, graphs, sound effects and video are just some of the elements PowerPoint can incorporate into your presentations with ease. Whether it's a classroom lesson, a parents' group meeting, a teachers' seminar or an unattended kiosk at the Science Fair - PowerPoint shows you how to make a powerful impression on your audience.

This fun, eight-unit tutorial shows K-12 teachers how to use PowerPoint to present many different forms of information. You'll learn the basics on using PowerPoint's toolbars, laying out your information, saving, moving your information to the place you'll be presenting it - and much more.

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Meet your hosts…

Join our wacky tutorial hosts Sue Special and Jim Jingle as they take you on a talk show tour of PowerPoint's unique features and abilities. Just to tweak your memory, the tutorial includes a quiz question at the end of each new section. You'll also get a kick out of the Cool For School page, which gives you extra tips and tricks for using PowerPoint in the classroom.

What do you think?

If you have anything to say about the tutorial, or if you'd like to share your own ideas about using PowerPoint, please visit our blog. We really appreciate any comments and suggestions you have to offer.

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Can we make this tutorial even better and easier to use? Believe it or not, we can! So check back often as we add these exciting new features.

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Where can I get more IT resources for teachers?

Kevin Muller has a Masters Degree in IT Education but he is a computer geek at heart who can explain technology in layman terms. This site shows teachers real-life applications for online technology and is a fantastic resource. Visit his Edgalaxy blog at www.edgalaxy.com.


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