Why PowerPoint? (or any slide show application?)
Ways PowerPoint could be used for students to show what they
Using PowerPoint in the Classroom:
PowerPoint: More than a presentation tool:
More teaching strategies for using PowerPoint:
Online Math skills for primary grades by Monica Yuskaitis
PowerPoint Lessons and Activities (Jeopardy Games)
PowerPoint Tips and Hints
PowerPoint Drawing features to illustrate Mathematics concepts
From the View menu, select Toolbars and activate the Drawing tools:
When the drawing tools are active, there are
several layers of sub-menus available. Be sure to explore the
These are helpful for illustrating math concepts. When creating diagrams, draw lines using the Connector lines as they remain attached to shapes even when rearranged.
Special Word Art effects can be created quickly and easily using the Draw toolbar. Choose a preset style from the WordArt gallery, or create custom color, shadow, and alignment effect.
Click the Insert WordArt icon on the Toolbar: and select a style from the Gallery:
Nearly every part of a PowerPoint chart can be formatted
separately, allowing users control of the appearance of the chart and
the way data is displayed. PowerPoint charts have many different
regions which are not obvious to the user.
Slides containing a combination of text, images and charts should be animated using the Slide Show -> Custom Animation feature. You can select varying Effects, Order and Timing and Options depending upon the item(s) being animated.
Using the Pen to mark slides during the presentation:
Click the bottom left of the presentation to activate the
Pointer Options menu to select the pen (notice the shortcut
Object Size and Placment
Use the Format -> Object menu to precisely size and position objects on your slides.