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