PowerPoint for Teachers

Learn How To Create Engaging Lessons & Projects With PowerPoint
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Published 9/2012 English

Course Description

Do you hesitate to use technology in your classroom, because you don't understand how to use it? Or worse; you don't want to look like a fool in front of your students, because you think that they know more than you do about technology? Then PowerPoint for Teachers is the course for you! This introductory PowerPoint course was created for teachers that feel challenged by educational technology, yet want to learn how to use it in their teaching practice so that they can engage their students.

Through a series of video tutorials and exercises, you will learn how to use PowerPoint in your teaching practice. Your students will be  amazed with your Ed Tech skills after you have completed this course.

PowerPoint for Teachers teaches you:

  • how to create, add, and delete PowerPoint slides
  • how to manipulate images in PowerPoint
  • how to insert video and audio clips into your PowerPoint presentations
  • tips and tricks to help you teach your students how to create engaging presentations

You will also receive:

  • Classroom-ready PowerPoint presentations that you can use to teach your students PowerPoint concepts
  • Lesson & Project  ideas that you can implement in your classroom

This course lets you control how and when you learn PowerPoint and its potential uses in your classroom.

Imagine learning PowerPoint on your own terms...

  • Imagine learning how to use ed tech applications in the comfort of your own home. Picture yourself in your jammies, sitting on your couch with your laptop and a cup of coffee learning how to use PowerPoint.
  • Imagine sitting on your patio, the sun is shining on your face, and you’re learning how you can use ed tech in your classroom.
  • Imagine being able  to review a course video as often as you need to until you grasp a particular concept (PowerPoint concepts are fairly easy to grasp, but if you don't fully understand you have the option of rewinding the course video).
  • Imagine being able to answer a student's question about a PowerPoint concept that he/she doesn't understand - you simply log on to this course from your classroom and find the answer for the student. Imagine that! 
                                                    Stop imagining and register for PowerPoint for Teachers.

What are the requirements?

  • Powerpoint and internet connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Video Tutorials
  • Exercise Files
  • Classroom-ready PowerPoint Presentations
  • Use Powerpoint to create engaging lessons

Who is the target audience?

  • Teachers that feel challenged by educational technology, yet want to learn how to use it in their teaching practice so that they can engage their students.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: About This Course

All animations in the videos for PowerPoint for Teachers are courtesy of PresenterMedia.


 What PowerPoint for Teachers is about.

Section 2: What Version of PowerPoint Are You Using?
 Most schools are now using PowerPoint 2010. However; there are still some schools using older versions of PowerPoint - PowerPoint 2003 & PowerPoint 2007. There are some differences with the older versions, but the concepts that are taught in this course apply to the older versions. You will find no…
3 pages
Brief notes on the differences between PowerPoint 2003 & 2010.
2 pages
Brief notes on the difference between PowerPoint 2007 & 2010.
Section 3: What Is PowerPoint?

 A brief introduction to the uses of PowerPoint in the classroom.

Section 4: PowerPoint Basics
 The chapter contains video tutorials and exercise files. Please watch the video before working through the exercise file.Feel free to print the exercise file. You will  find an image file attached to the lesson about inserting pictures into a PowerPoint presentation - feel free to use these picture…

 In this lesson you will learn how to create and edit PowerPoint slides.

12 pages
Put into practice what you learned in the video How to Create PowerPoint Slides. These exercises will take you through a step-by-step process to help you create PowerPoint slides.

 In this lesson you will learn how to insert pictures into a PowerPoint presentation.

11 pages
These exercises will help you to practice what you learned in the video: How to Insert Pictures into PowerPoint.
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Use the images in this file to complete the exercises in Practicing What You Learned: How to Insert Pictures into PowerPoint. Download these files to your computer for easy access to the file.


 In this lesson you will explore how to insert ClipArt into PowerPoint slides.

8 pages
These exercises will help you to practice what you learned in the video: How to Insert ClipArt into PowerPoint.

 In this lesson, you will learn how to insert video clips into your PowerPoint presentations.

10 pages
These exercises will guide you through how to insert video from the Web and from files into PowerPoint presentations.

 Use this video file to practice downloading videos from files in Practice What You learned: How to Insert Video Into PowerPoint Exercise File.


 Learn how to insert sound clips into your PowerPoint presentations.

8 pages
In this set of exercises you will practice inserting audio files into PowerPoint slides.
Section 5: Design Skills for PowerPoint
 In this chapter you will learn design techniques that you can use to enhance the look and feel of your presentation.There are no exercise files with this chapter, but I do encourage to put into practice the design skills that you will learn after watching the videos.

 This video introduces PowerPoint design concepts. You will find a downloadable storyboard file in the Downloadable Presentaions & Worksheets section of this course.


 This lesson teaches you how to use themes to spruce up your PowerPoint presentation.


 Learn how to enhance the look of your PowerPoint presentation with these tips and tricks on how to play around with fonts.


 Learn how to enhance the look of images in your PowerPoint presentations.


 This video shows you how to easily create PowerPoint animations.

 Teachers tend to assume that their students know how to create PowerPoint presentations. They assume that teachers in previous grades have taught the students about PowerPoint, but often times that isn't the case. Assume that your students know nothing about PowerPoint design. Teach them how to cre…
Section 6: Effective PowerPoint Presentation Skills
 The videos in this chapter provide you with information on how to present and automate your presentations. Encourage your students to use the presenter view to present their PowerPoint presentations.

 In this video you will learn how to add speaker notes to your presentation and how to use them to engage your audience.


This lesson provides tips on how to present. See the accompanying downloadable classroom PowerPoint presentation in the Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations &Worksheets section of the course.

One of the toughest things to teach to students is how to present before an audience. We assume that by the time that they have reached middle school that they should know how to present, but often times they don't have the skills. Here are a few tips that should help: Don't memorize! Pretend that y…

 This is the last step in creating your PowerPoint presentation. In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to add audio clips to your presentation
  • How to hide the audio icon
  • How to set slides to play automatically
Section 7: Lesson & Project Ideas
 This chapter is worth its weight in gold!  Use the lesson and project ideas as a springboard to creating exciting lessons and projects for your students. I have also included a video that teaches you (or your students) how to create a Jeopardy-type of trivia game, which is a great tool for reviewin…
5 pages
Some ideas of how you can use PowerPoint in your teaching practice.

 This video shows you how easy it is to create a Jeopardy-type trivia game, which you can use with your students.

Section 8: Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations & Worksheets
Feel free to download these PowerPoint presentations to show to your students. They are great teaching tools. You will notice that there are versions of each PowerPoint presentation - one is a PowerPoint 2010 version, the other is to  be used if you are using an older version of PowerPoint. You will…
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 This PowerPoint presentation will give your students a good idea of how PowerPoint can be used as an educational tool.

9.9 MB

 Download this file if you are using an older version of PowerPoint (1997-2003).

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Use this downloadable PowerPoint presentation to teach your students the basics of PowerPoint Design.

2.9 MB

 This file will work for those of you that are using PoerPoint 1997-2003.

2.5 MB

 Download this presentation to your computer and use it to teach your students how to present their PowerPoint presentations.

3.9 MB

 Download this file to your computer if you are using an older version of PowerPoint (1997-2003).

1 page
Use this storyboard as a visual outline for your PowerPoint presentation.
Section 9: Thank You
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Instructor Biography

Steve Gillis, Teaching Teachers How To Use Technology In Their Classrooms

Steve Gillis is President & Chief Learning Officer at Net Learning Solutions Inc; a company that creates learning materials that are rich in content, realistic in nature, and relevant to the student.

Steve believes that any teacher can learn how to implement technology in their teaching practice no matter what their comfort level is with technology. His philosophy is that teachers should learn one or two Ed Tech applications, master them, then implement them into their teaching practice. With that in mind, Steve designs courses that show teachers the basics of Ed Tech applications and how to implement them into their classrooms.

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