Learners will understand the prior knowledge they need to watch this course, and potential prerequisite courses for this content.
- [Voiceover] While an in-depth knowledge of PowerPoint isn't required for this course, it'll be important to have a basic understanding of the key functions and features of the application. You should know how to format slides, and insert and edit pictures. You should have created a few presentations prior to taking this course, and know your way around the various ribbons and menus. PowerPoint Essential Training with Jess Stratton would be a great resource for reviewing these features and tasks. Many parts of this course will also involve projecting your slides onto a whiteboard or some other type of surface that your students can interact with.
Having some sort of projection device will be hugely valuable for successful application of what you learn here. Finally, I encourage you to actually try specific ideas or strategies as you move through the course. You don't need to wait until the course is finished to begin transforming your instruction. In fact, if you frequently practice one or two concepts along the way, rather than waiting 'til the end to apply everything, you'll make the ideas stick, and really embed these skills into your teaching practice.
Join Faith Brill as she demonstrates how to create dynamic, student-centered, hands-on learning activities using PowerPoint. If you've used PowerPoint as a book replacement in the past, learn how to transition to using it as a tool, enhancing your instruction with discussion, activities, and multimedia. Get ready to try new techniques so you can embed these new approaches into your practice. This course helps teachers of any grade level, K–12 and higher ed, to move beyond passive teaching with bullet points to teaching with interactive lessons that engage students.
- Transition from traditional use of PowerPoint to dynamic use
- Use speaker notes
- Design effective teaching slides
- Evaluate and revise your classroom setup
- Create activities in PowerPoint
- Teach using games
- Organize your day and your curriculum