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Multimedia software has become an essential part of today’s teaching and learning process. While many interactive multimedia software programs certainly exist, Microsoft PowerPoint is one the most widely available and used programs today.

1. Microsoft PowerPoint can be used for teacher-led presentations or student-led projects such as digital storytelling, reports, or instructional gaming. Microsoft Power Point can help organize and enhance the delivery of content across curriculum areas while accommodating students of various ages, cultures, and learning styles. PowerPoint format is easy to edit and can be adapted to any student population.

2. Whether young or old, you can master the basics of PowerPoint within an hour.

3. Many instructors, however, do not use the program’s features beyond creating basic slides with text, clip art or pictures and hyperlinks, which can be very monotonous and boring. They do not take advantage of the many other capabilities such as Custom Animation in designing their presentations.

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1. Problem - Using technology in the classroom, whether in elementary or secondary school, is an expectation in the curricula of just about every grade level. Some teachers are at a loss as to how to do this.

2. Target Learners - Teachers and Staff Developers

3. What is to be learned - This course will ease the anxiety which many teachers experience when they are not comfortable with the many ways of using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.

4. Goal - No matter what your comfort level is when it comes to using technology, my goal is to show you how to engage students to integrate technology across all curriculum with Microsoft PowerPoint.

5. Prior Concept - You will need to have a basic knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. It would also be advantageous to have worked on an interactive whiteboard prior to this course, although this is not a requirement.

6. Skills - Keyboarding skills, proficiency in internet usage and knowledge of how to access and download clipart, sound effects and videos. Knowledge of conversion of files would be helpful but not a requirement.

7. Attitudes - My goal in teaching you this course is to help you to think of ways to create innovative and enaging lessons for your students. If you get excited about seeing your students excited about learning, then this course is perfect for you.


Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most widely used programs in both business and education. This course will help teachers create fun, effective and engaging classroom lessons using Microsoft PowerPoint software, while exposing your students to 21st century skills. It can be your secret that they are learning as well.

By the end of this course, learners will have the ability to:

1. Develop techniques to make use of multimedia features in Microsoft PowerPoint to engage your students.

2. Develop instructional activities that use interactive features and capabilities to engage your students through the use of Microsoft PowerPoint software.

3. Develop the ability to support your students to learn valuable skills in making effective presentations by creating their own PowerPoint Presentations.

4. Develop instructional activities that will fit your curriculum needs and increase students' willingness to engage and persist in instruction by editing lessons already created in Microsoft PowerPoint.



Teachers and students alike can be exposed to 21st century skills. Since Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most widely used programs, this course will make your teaching and learning experience fun for students as well as teachers. It can be your secret that they are learning as well.



This is a hands-on course. You will need to have the following prerequiste skills in order to accomplish all the the performance objectives:

  1. Own or have access to a computer.
  2. Have proficient keyboarding skills.
  3. Have basic knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
  4. Have knowledge of searching the Internet.


  1. Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, you will be able to create multimedia presentations to integrate technology into all curriculum to create lesson plans that will engage you students.
  2. Using PowerPoint in the classroom you will teach more effectively to help students learn the lessons you are teaching.
  3. For students who are visual learners, adding visual components to lessons that would otherwise be auditory, can be a good way to reach visual learners in your classroom.
  4. Teaching with Microsoft PowerPoint in your classroom can make your lessons much more engaging, fun and memorable.
  5. Using all the skills you've learned in this course, you will be able to teach your students how to create effective presentations of their own using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
  6. PowerPoint is only a tool. Of itself, it will not improve learning or engage students in the learning process. It is up to the teacher to design and present interactive presentations that will organize and enhance the content across curriculum areas while engaging students of various ages, cultures and learning styles.


Click on the link to view the curriculum map for this course. Media:PP_Lessons_curriculum_map.pdf‎


Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 to Engage Your Students


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