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PowerPoint for Teachers: Dynamic Presentations and Interactive Classroom Projects (Grades K-12)

ISBN: 978-0-7879-9717-5
352 pages
October 2007, Jossey-Bass
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PowerPoint for Teachers is written for especially for teachers like you, who want to use PowerPoint in the classroom to enhance your presentations, teach your students how to use the application, and create interactive educational projects.

No matter what your level of expertise—just getting started or seasoned pro—PowerPoint for Teachers gives you the step-by-step information you need to introduce PowerPoint into your classroom and offers a great selection of creative projects for your students.

PowerPoint for Teachers includes the dos and don'ts for best results and

  • shows you how to use PowerPoint most effectively for classroom presentations
  • demonstrates how to use PowerPoint to create interactive applications—including clickable maps, interactive quizzes, and games—all through simple steps, with no programming knowledge needed
  • offers tips on how best to teach PowerPoint to your students
  • contains suggestions for creating the most effective presentations and projects for different age groups.
In addition, this handy resource includes sample customizable presentations and interactive games and activities that are available for free from the companion website.
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Introduction.

Is This Book for You?

Structure of the Book.

Conventions.

Icons.

Fonts, Symbols, and More.

Companion Web Site.

Enjoy!

PART O N E Why PowerPoint?

ONE Supporting All Aspects of Learning.

TWO Creating Your First Presentation.

THREE Multimedia and Learning with PowerPoint.

FOUR Understanding Best Practices.

PART TWO Creating Great Projects Using PowerPoint.

F I V E Interactive Reviews.

S I X Interactive Maps.

SEVEN Menu-Based Projects.

EIGHT Class Games.

NINE Graded Tests.

PART THREE Projects and Resources.

TEN PowerPoint Projects for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1.

ELEVEN PowerPoint Projects for Grades 2 to 5.

TWELVE PowerPoint Projects for Grades 6 to 12.

T H I RTEEN Online Resources for Teachers Using PowerPoint.

PART FOUR Teaching PowerPoint to Students.

FOURTEEN Teaching PowerPoint in Elementary School.

F I F T E E N Teaching PowerPoint in Middle and High School.

S I X T E E N Teaching and Using PowerPoint at the College Level.

APPENDIX A Research on Multimedia and Learning.

A P P E N D I X B What’s on the Companion Web Site.

INDEX.

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Jonathan Finkelstein is the founder and executive producer of LearningTimes and the president of the LearningTimes Network. As an educator, technologist, industry expert, and producer, he focuses on creating engaging Web-based programs and practices that help reinvent collaboration and community.
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  • Author with a great track record: Ellen Finkelstein’s PowerPoint books (not to mention her other technology books on AutoCAD and Flash) have sold consistently well.
  • Shows teachers how to use PowerPoint most effectively for classroom presentations, and how best to teach PowerPoint to students.
  • Demonstrates how to use PowerPoint to create interactive applications—including clickable maps, interactive quizzes, and games—all through simple steps, with no programming knowledge.
  • Sample customizable presentations and interactive games/activities will be offered for free download from author web site.
  • Includes tips on creating the most effective presentations for different age groups.
  • Authors will do heavy marketing promotion themselves.
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"A clever idea told with great imagination and vivid detail--just like every good fantasy novel, incidentally. This is an excellent resource for soon-to-be-popular teachers, but just between you and me, I can think of a few fantasy authors who would benefit too." Brent Hartinger, author of Dreamquest and Geography Club and MFA professor in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College

"Follow step-by-step, or pick and choose from Gust's exhaustive strategies for teaching setting, characterization, plot, dialogue, figurative language, and mechanics.  A treasury of information and imagination for middle-grade writing teachers whose goal is to provide students with a means to discover the joy and accomplishment of good story writing." —David Gifaldi, MFA Professor in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College, 5th-grade teacher, and author of Listening for Crickets 

"As the complexity and sophistication of educational technology increases exponentially it is easy to overlook the simple but still powerful teaching tools available to us all.  Finkelstein and Samsonov do us a service in reminding us of just how useful and flexible PowerPoint can be as a powerful, creative, and user-friendly interactive teaching tool.  With this book, any teacher interested in bringing technology into their teaching can do so, and to their students' benefit."Robert Slater, Ph.D., Professor, Texas A&M University, founder of "Inquiry and Creativity" charter schools  

"This how-to guide on the use of PowerPoint helps educators move into more visually oriented, interactive levels of teaching, where students are more likely to remember and use what we have taught them. I'd recommend every teacher add these simple technologies to their repertoire of teaching strategies." —Christopher Jones, chairman, Department of Education, Maharishi University of Management (Fairfield, IA)

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