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What’s New with the 2019 MOS PowerPoint Certification Exam?

By: Bri Stauffer
September 5th, 2019

Will your students take the MOS PowerPoint certification exam at the end of your course?

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Computer Applications | Microsoft PowerPoint | Microsoft Office | Middle School

The 4 Best PowerPoint Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
April 11th, 2019

Middle school computer teachers need ways to teach students to use Microsoft PowerPoint. But where can you start?

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Computer Applications | Microsoft PowerPoint | Microsoft Office

How to Spice Up Your PowerPoint Lesson Plans

By: Sarah Layton
September 22nd, 2015

Computer and business technology teachers often seek us out when trying to find PowerPoint lesson plans. While using PowerPoints to present material can be engaging, actually teaching how to use PowerPoint can sometimes fall short of the "engaging" label. With so many teachers asking us about PowerPoint lesson plans, we asked why they decided to give us a try. Here's what one teacher's exact words were: "I'm trying to find a way to spice up the Word and PowerPoint curriculum."

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Computer Applications | Microsoft PowerPoint | Microsoft Office

Top 3 Places to Easily Find Microsoft PowerPoint Lesson Plans

By: Sarah Layton
December 10th, 2014

Microsoft PowerPoint is so widely used that it's imperative that your computer applications and business students understand the ins and outs of presentations and slides. Here’s where to find some good Microsoft PowerPoint lesson plans.

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Computer Applications | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft PowerPoint | Microsoft Word | Microsoft Office

Computer Applications Lesson Plans: Fun Projects

By: Sarah Layton
October 7th, 2014

When I was in school, the worst thing a teacher could say was, "Today we are going to start a project..." And the reason why was because in my mind, projects equal work. And isn't that really the point? Projects tend to mean no free rides. They are more than show what you know. They are apply what you've learned and demonstrate that you understand. So don't be surprised if your students look a little put out when you get to the project portions of your computer applications lesson plans.

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