PowerPoint Reskinned & Interactive
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Make and Take Presentations for students of all ages
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 34 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create interactive presentations as well as master templates to use later
  • Edit existing templates for quick use or to get a feel for the features!
View Curriculum
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint. It is assumed that you have created a few presentations already.
  • Access to MS PowerPoint 2007 or higher for Windows or PowerPoint 2008 or higher on the Mac.
  • Don't have PowerPoint? Check out Office Online via a hotmail or live email account!

Want to:

  • Add a little interaction to your presentations and take them up a notch?
  • Show your students how to create interactive eLearning modules with one of the most commonly used slide show applications?
  • Avoid complex VBA at least until you are ready to take that plunge?

If so, then this is the course FOR YOU!

As a former elementary computer instructor I found that what worked with my students often helped their teachers. In fact, a project-based, make and take was more effective for retaining skills than working the ribbons one by one!

THROW AWAY those canned slide presentations that come with the text! Teaching with creative, clear and interactive slides will give YOU the reputation as an engaging presenter. Primary Power Projects is Powerpoint unleashed. It’s the “Teacher’s Blueprint for an Awesome Class".

I can give you the template... and you will teach for a day. If I show you how to make your own, you'll INSPIRE for a lifetime!

Who is the target audience?
  • Elementary and Middle School teachers looking to expand their PowerPoint Skills beyond the regular, linear slide show.
  • Foreign Language or ESOL teachers looking to create simple activities for the classroom.
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Home Schoolers
  • Non-linear, short attention span, cut to the chase, show me how, spare the theory learners!
  • This course is NOT for the die hard techies but you are welcome to stop on by.
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Curriculum For This Course
92 Lectures
About This Course
3 Lectures 02:51
Why This Course?

Which One Begins With?
5 Lectures 29:05

Which One Begins With? Sample Template.

Which One Begins With? Text Instructions

Create a Which One Begins with activity using the template. There are two examples provided below along with one A to Z blank for classroom use.

Preview 09:14

This is a simple version of 'Which One Begins With?' that is easy for younger students to complete using clip art of graphics.

Which One Begins With? Overview and Simple Version

The Which One Begins With? Vowel Sounds version uses Word Art vs Images for linking.

Which One Begins With? Vowel Sounds

This video demonstrates how to create the Which One Begins With activity from scratch

Which One Begins With? From Scratch

Slide Transitions for Game Based Presentations - Quiz
2 questions
The Alphabet Scramble
4 Lectures 19:57
Alphabet Scramble Instructions

Alphabet Scramble 1.0

Version 2.0 shows you how to make simpler version the Alphabet Scramble game that reveals each letter one at a time.

Alphabet Scramble 2.0

Version 3.0 Uses both disappearing and reappearing animations to reveal the letters in the word and place them in the correct order.

Alphabet Scramble 3.0
Quiz & Trivia Games
7 Lectures 43:13

Text version of the Trivia Game

Trivia Game Text Instructions & File

Version 1.0 is a VERY SIMPLE version of a Trivia Game that young students can create.

Trivia Game 1.0 Instructions & File

Version 2.0 Shows you how to create a game that follows the same linear format as version 1.0 with a little added 'bling'!

Trivia Game 2.0 Add a Little Jazz Instructions & File

Version 3.0 combines the jazzy template in 2.0 but uses an animation effect for the final answer message vs. a slide. This is the most efficient version as it requires fewer slides.

Trivia Game 3.0 Jazzy and Efficient Instructions & File

To give the game a little 21st Century appeal, we will create a tablet version of the template.

Tablet Quiz Show Instructions & File

We will continue with the Tablet Template to create a 'What's that App' game.

Tablet with Apps Template Instructions and File

Another 21st Century inspired template using a 'Chat' theme as the metaphor.

Preview 03:28
Reveal Activities
4 Lectures 19:15

Text instructions for the Mother Goose Close activity.

Mother Goose Close Text Instructions & File

Create a Mother Goose close activity using text clues. Uncover the answers.

Mother Goose Clues - A Close Activity

An overview of the Picture Reveal activity which borrows from the Mother Goose Close activity.

Picture Reveal Activity Intro & File

Learn how to create the picture reveal from scratch.

Picture Reveal Activity Create From Scratch
Number Game Presentation Instructions
5 Lectures 25:24
Number Game Presentation Text Instructions & Files

Basic overview of the number game.

The Number Game 1.0

Number Game Template Creation

A look at hyperlinking as it applies to games.

A few comments on Hyperlinking Games

The last slide viewed is the most efficient way to link slides in quandary or quiz games.

Hyperlinking to Last Slide Viewed
Indexed and Kiosk Presentations
9 Lectures 01:08:49

Text overview and files to download

All About Me Text Instructions & Files

Overview of the All About Me Presentation

All About Me Intro

Create the All About Me Presentation from scratch.

All About Me From Scratch

The Yearbook 'Apple' template was created with an Element K template. Please see the Notice section of the course.

Digital Yearbook Overview & Files

Create your own Yearbook file from scratch.

Digital Yearbook From Scratch

Text instructions for the Virtual Tour with sample file for downloading.

Virtual Tour Text Instructions & File

Virtual Tour how to video

Virtual Tour Video

Alligator Farm Virtual Tour Part 1 of 2

Alligator Farm Virtual Tour Part 1 & File

Part 2 of 2 of the Alligator Farm video

Alligator Farm Virtual Tour Part 2
PowerPoint Basics
13 Lectures 13:20

Three files that you can use to help with the basic skills sections below

Download the Practice Files

Creating a Presentation Overview

Creating a Presentation Video

Slide Layouts

Overview of the slide layout options

Slide Layouts Video

Editing Slide Text

Slides can be edited by clicking on the text you wish to modify. Once you click on the text, it is simple to add, delete, or change text. Click in front of the words you wish to edit so the cursor appears as a line. You can backspace or delete the items as needed. To delete whole paragraphs, highlight the passage and press the Delete key.

Editing Text

Saving Presentations

Saving a Presentation

Printing Your Presentation

Quitting PowerPoint

Select the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Exit If prompted, click Yes to save your document if you wish to have it for later use. Click No if you do not. You can also select the X on the top right of the program window. You will be prompted to save your files if you have not done so already.

Quitting PowerPoint

Slide View Options

Viewing Presentations

Packaging for CD
7 Lectures 13:35
Slide Animation

Animating Words and Images

Animating Smart Art and Charts

Animated Gifs and Video

Slide Transitions

Slide Transitions
Design Elements
10 Lectures 47:23
Graphics Practice File

Word Art

Word Art Video

Auto Shapes & Drawing Tools

Visual Elements Of Design - Playing with PowerPoint's Drawing Tools

Customizing the Slide Master

Design Templates & Slide Masters

Adjusting Color Schemes

Color Schemes For Images and Templates

Design Tips

Related to Slide Masters and Global Settings

Customization Quiz
3 questions
5 More Sections
About the Instructor
Sabrina Colvin Sterling
3.7 Average rating
47 Reviews
6,706 Students
3 Courses
Technology Instructional Specialist

My name is Sabrina and I am a technoholic. By day I am a Technology Instructional Specialist in a K-12 School System. My main focus is administering our student longitudinal data and test-generating tool. We use both to make data-driven instructional decisions. I also teach computer applications working primarily with multimedia programs including Google Apps in Education, iLife for iOS, PowerPoint, Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, Photoshop Elements, and any other high-energy program that's thrown my way. I have also worked as an elementary computer lab instructor, a regular education teacher as well as a training and curriculum specialist for the military's child care system.


Ed.D. Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Thesis: “The relationship between temperament and technology preference and proficiency in middle school students"

Ed.S. Instructional Technology – Technology Leadership Concentration
Thesis: “Online Problem-based Learning"


2008 Presenter, International Society of Technology in Education Conference NECC ISTE – Conference, San Antonio, TX: Kinesthetic Computing & K-12 Books with Byte

2008 Presenter, Georgia Educational Technology Conference -Kinesthetic Computing

2008 Co-Presenter, STAGE Conference – Using Excel for Academic Progress Monitoring

2007 Presenter, International Society of Technology in Education Conference NECC ISTE – Conference Atlanta, GA Kinesthetic Computing & K-12 – Books with Byte

2003 & 2004 Presenter, Georgia Educational Technology Conference,– PowerPoint with an Educational Punch

2001 Presenter, Oklahoma Early Childhood Conference – Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom

2000, 2001 Presenter, Mid-Del Early Childhood Association


Sterling, S. (2001, 2008) Primary PowerPoint Projects - FTC Publishing

Sterling, S. & Zahner, J. (2005) Donning the Wizard's Hats: Online Students Learn to Teach Online, Distance Learning 2(1)

Hay, L., Sterling, S., & Wooden, M. (2004) Now We Are Cooking in Technology. Ed Tech Magazine

Minkel, W. (2004) Talking tutorials. School Library Journal Interview

Sterling, S. (2004) Online Problem-based Learning. Valdosta State University Action Research Exchange

Sterling, S. (2003) Saving My Sanity with Robo Demo.

Sterling, S. (2001) E-Gems Article


Computer Operating Systems – Microsoft Windows 7; Macintosh OS X, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, iOS 7

Productivity – Google Apps in Education – Individual Certification 2013, Microsoft Office – MOS Certified 2003, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Publisher

Presentation: PowerPoint, Apple Keynote; Video Production: Adobe Captivate, CamStudio, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie; Audio Editing: Audacity

Adobe Photoshop Elements, Pixelmator, Inspiration, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom

Google Sites, Weebly, Microsoft Sharepoint Designer & Expression Web

Online Course Development
Udemy, GoView, Quia, WebCT, Blackboard


2013 Tech By Type YouTube Channel for Google Apps in Education. Created as part of the Google Certified Trainer program

2013 Camden County Schools Google Training Hub

2004 Digital Dilemma – An online problem-based learning project on computer ethics. VSU Ed.S. Thesis Project

2003 Mrs. Sterling's Word Pad – Interactive word processing tutorials for students of all ages

Independent Contractor with Smart Stuff Software®

Designed online lesson plans called xcursions® for the site xcursioncentral (Now Riverdeep)


International Society of Technology in Education
Macromedia (Now Adobe) Robo Demo K-12 Advisory Council, 2004


Graphic design, multimedia and web design & photography