Electronic Village Online 2007

Teaching with Technology: PowerPoint in the Classroom

January 15-21, 2007

Getting Started


Week 2
Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6
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  • Establish an online learning community with other session participants

  • Become familiar with the environment for learning

  • Understand why teachers need or want to learn PowerPoint

  • Review sample PowerPoint Presentations and discuss what we liked or disliked about them


Discussion Topics

In the Teaching with PowerPoint YahooGroup (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeachingwithPowerPoint/), click Messages > Post to write your comments to the following questions:

  1. Why do you need or want to learn PowerPoint (PPT)? 

  2. After viewing sample PPT presentations in Task 5 below, discuss a PPT presentation that you particularly liked and why.


Task 1: Personal Introductions and Introduction to YahooGroups:

  1. You must have a YahooID to access the Teaching with PowerPoint group.  Follow the instructions at Getting a YahooID. You may provide only minimal information, and you can designate any of your current e-mail addresses to receive mail from our YahooGroup (YG).
  2. Note the settings when you register: You have two choices for receiving e-mails from this group. They are:
         -- Individual e-mails
         -- A daily digest
    For more information on what these options mean to you, click on http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/messages/messages-01.html
    You can set your options in our Yahoo Group to one of the above choices by logging on to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeachingwithPowerPoint/.  Click on Edit My Membership. Under Message Delivery, check either Individual Emails or Daily Digest. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Introduce yourself to the group by posting a message to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeachingwithPowerPoint/ Click on Messages and then Post Message. Tell us about your teaching background (type of school, learners, areas you teach; include any online experience), what you are hoping to gain from this session, and any other personal or professional information you'd like to share.
  4. Optional: Upload your photo to the Photos area of our YG or to Frappr.com. Notice our group is set NOT to allow attachments to emails, so don't send your photo as an attachment to a message.

Task 2: Teaching with PowerPoint User Survey (skip if already completed)
Please click on the link <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=452672798744> and complete the few questions in the survey. This will help us to determine where extra help may be needed to navigate Yahoo Groups and with PowerPoint.

Task 3: Read the Getting Started information (skip if already completed).

Task 4: Netiquette: Please take time to read the Guide to Netiquette and to take the short Netiquette Quiz that follows as well as the "10 Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online". These are very quick and will inform or confirm some good habits to practice while participating in this or any online session.

Task 5: Becoming familiar with PowerPoint

  1. Open the PowerPoint 2002 Beginning tutorial and scroll to page 2.  Use the information from the tutorial on opening and viewing the PowerPoint presentation (page 2).
  2. Go to the Teaching with PowerPoint YahooGroup, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeachingwithPowerPoint/. Click on FILES on the left. Then open up the folder titled Sample PowerPoint Presentations -- <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeachingwithPowerPoint/files/Sample%20PowerPoints/> (Note: Be sure you open the SAMPLE PowerPoint folder and not the MODEL PowerPoint folder, which we will be using later.)
  3. Look at sample PowerPoints, download, and save one that you like or find interesting to share with the group. What did you like and why (see Discussion Question above)?
  4. Look at a model PPT presentation in our YahooGroup > FILES > Model PowerPoint Presentations > Model PPT--Week 1 to see a basic PowerPoint about the moderators.

Task 6: PowerPoint Project
Think about a PowerPoint project for this session and share your idea with the group.  It could be a lesson on one of the skill areas or a content area and should be about 10-12 slides by the end of Week 5.  It could also be a project that your students collaborate on in PowerPoint (PPT).

Reading Choices
(will begin next week)

Checklist of Tasks for Week 1

I have…….

  1. Introduced myself, set my e-mail preferences, and uploaded a photo (optional).
  2. Completed the survey/needs assessment to give the moderators important background information for this session.
  3. Read the Getting Started information, including the Guide to Netiquette, taken the self quiz, and read the "10 Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
  4. Downloaded, reviewed, and saved a sample PowerPoint presentation.
  5. Posted responses to the Discussion Topics.
  6. Thought about a PowerPoint project for this session and shared my ideas with the group.

Next, click on the link to the Activities for Week 2.

EVO PowerPoint team: Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Paula Emmert, Roger Drury, Kent Matsueda, Jessica Noyes, and Sandy Wagner
Created November 2, 2006; last updated January 02, 2014