Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 in the Classroom

Motivate your students with captivating lessons and attention-grabbing classroom presentations. This course provides step-by-step instructions for creating different types of classroom presentations, including lectures and interactive narrations for your students' independent use at computer stations.
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6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting  August 18, 2021
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What teacher couldn't use help motivating students and keeping their interest? In this course, you'll learn how to create captivating lessons and attention-grabbing classroom presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. This course will cover the process of creating slides, using templates, inserting text, changing background colors, creating WordArt titles, using SmartArt graphics, and adding slide transitions. After learning the basics, you'll develop advanced skills such as inserting graphics, sound, video, custom animations, chart animations, timed transitions, and links.

You'll get step-by-step instructions for creating several different types of classroom presentations, including lectures and interactive narrations for your students' independent use at computer stations. You'll also see how PowerPoint helps you address different learning styles, making it much easier to reach every student. Then you will discover how to upload your presentation to a Web server, email a slide show, share a presentation in real time, and take your PowerPoint shows on the road. By the time you're done, you'll be an expert at using PowerPoint to add appeal to any lesson—and you'll even find out how you can help your students develop their own PowerPoint skills!

What you will learn

  • Learn about different templates and slide layouts
  • Explore the File Tab, the Ribbon Tabs, and Task Groups and what all of them do
  • Work with the Clipboard, Font, and Drawing groups to create slides
  • Learn to move, resize, and delete objects on slides
  • Discover how to add, format and manipulate text in PowerPoint
  • Explore WordArt as well as Spelling and Grammar Check
  • Explore Picture Tools and practice applying effects to pictures
  • Learn how to use the options on the Insert tab to add images
  • Discover how to locate, save, and insert sound files from the Internet and learn how to record and add your own sounds and narration to your presentation
  • You will learn to put objects in motion
  • Create an interactive slide show
  • Practice using the Rehearse Timings and Record Slide Sow options

How you will benefit

  • Discover ways Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 can help you teach all kinds of students
  • Gain a great foundation for beginning your own presentations
  • Have the opportunity to practice creating presentations through step-by-step instruction

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led online course
  • 6 Weeks access
  • 24 course hours

Do you have students in your classroom with different learning styles? In the first lesson, you'll explore the ways that Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 can help you teach all kinds of students. You'll view two different types of PowerPoint presentations that you can use in a classroom setting, and also look at some helpful PowerPoint templates and slide layouts.

In this lesson, you'll learn about the File Tab, the Ribbon, Tabs, and Task Groups in PowerPoint, and what all of them do. You'll have an opportunity to explore different functions in the Task Groups using a presentation template. You'll also work with the Clipboard, Font, and Drawing groups. You'll create some basic slides and learn about different slide views. In addition, you'll explore objects on slides and how to move, resize, and delete them. This will give you a great foundation for beginning your own presentations.

In this lesson, you'll explore how to add, format, and manipulate text in PowerPoint. You'll insert text boxes; experiment with different colors, fonts, and styles; and add bullets to important information. In addition, you'll try out WordArt, which will help you add colors, patterns, and fill effects to WordArt titles. To polish up your text, you'll take a look at alignments, colors, and placements, and finish with a Spelling and Grammar Check.

Have you heard of JPEGs, GIFs, and BMPs and wondered what these letters mean? Well, wonder no more! In this lesson, you'll learn the origins and purposes of different graphic formats. You'll look at the Picture Tools and practice applying effects to pictures. Finally, you'll explore some different sources of clip art and see how to add images from a digital device. By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to add all kinds of images to your presentations!

Do you enjoy drawing shapes and experimenting with fill colors? Can you think of some ways you could use shapes in a PowerPoint presentation to teach concepts in class? In this lesson, you'll continue your exploration of the Drawing group. You'll look at Shapes, Shape Fill, Outline, line and arrow styles, SmartArt, and 3D effects. You'll have fun rotating, flipping, and distributing objects on your slides.

You might think of PowerPoint as a great way to make visual presentations in your classroom, but you can do a lot with audio, too! In this lesson, you'll discover how to locate, save, and insert sound files from the Internet. While you're at it, wouldn't it be great to customize a presentation with your own voice? You'll also learn how to record and add your own sounds and narration to a PowerPoint presentation.

Would you like to know how to play a video in a PowerPoint presentation? In this lesson, you'll explore different video formats, as well as sources of videos and motion clips. You'll learn how to insert videos using links, saved video files, and embed codes and then explore a variety of play and formatting options you can apply to videos in a slide show. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to add educational clips to your presentations!

When you've watched television or listened to the radio, you've probably noticed all the transitions broadcasters use. Transitions help people move seamlessly from one idea to the next. In this lesson, you'll learn how to make your slide show more interesting and exciting by using the many visual and auditory transitions available in PowerPoint.

Putting objects in motion is one sure way to get your students' attention! In this lesson, you'll discover how animating text and graphics in your PowerPoint shows can help you bring any show to life. You can animate objects in a PowerPoint presentation with a wide variety of motions and sounds. You'll practice animating objects and see which effects work best in your show.

Have you ever wanted to create a self-paced presentation to show students at a computer station? In this lesson, you'll create an interactive slide show that allows your students to explore information at their own pace. You'll also learn how to design a home slide with hyperlinks to as many individual slides as you need.

If you've ever given a speech, you know how helpful speaking notes are. Did you know that you can add notes to a PowerPoint presentation to help you give a talk that goes with it? In this lesson, you'll learn how to create both notes and handouts to go with your slide show. In addition, you'll practice using the Rehearse Timings and Record Slide Show options to set up a show to automatically advance. You'll see how all these tools can make presenting your shows a snap!

In the final lesson, you'll see how PowerPoint's Package Presentation for CD feature allows you to take your slide show wherever you want! You'll also learn how to email a presentation, create a video of your slide show, discover how to upload a slide show to a Web server, and present a slide show online in real time. Get ready to share your presentations just about anywhere!

Tracy Loffer holds a master's degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been involved in education for twenty years, as a music educator and technology trainer. She has also worked in the private sector as a trainer of domestic and international technology franchisees as well as a writer and developmental editor of educational technology materials.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC.

Software Requirements:

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.