An archived stack of papers: 'PowerPoint'

Not Just For Presentations

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Jan
  • 31
  • 2011

Wait, wait, wait… Why didn’t anyone tell me that I can use PowerPoint simply to present a writing prompt? Daily agendas in PowerPoint? Sure, why not? I feel like such a huge idiot since it’s nearly a decade and a half into my career and I only now started to think of PowerPoint for this. Here’s the run down:

What I Used To Do

Type the question into Word. Now make... read more

Quick PPT

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Oct
  • 30
  • 2008

Instead of drawing pictures to help make your points, find images that show what you want to draw. Arrange them in PowerPoint, using a black or white background on the slides. Do not use one of PowerPoint’s templates for this.

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That PowerPoint Presentation

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Jul
  • 13
  • 2007

Dim the lights, fire up the projector, load that first slide, design in full effect: that’s exciting and something different. If your content is hot then this gimmick worked to get students in the door and your lesson will do the rest. Sometimes, that’s a good enough reason to go with it. But PowerPoint gone awry… ugh! We’ve created an... read more