Effective Use of Power Point as a Presentation Tool
What is MS PowerPoint ? PowerPoint is a complete presentationgraphics package. It gives you everything you need to produce a professional- looking presentation. PowerPoint offers wordprocessing, outlining, drawing, graphing, andpresentation management tools- all designed to be easy to use and learn.
Advantages:• Engaging multiple learning styles• Increasing visual impact• Improving audience focus• Providing annotations and highlights• Analyzing and synthesizing complexities• Enriching curriculum with interdisciplinary• Increasing spontaneity and interactivity• Increasing wonder
PowerPoint History : The original version of PowerPoint was created by ThomasRudkin and Dennis Austin of a company called Forethought. The firstrelease in 1987 was called "Presenter", designed for the 4 year oldMacintosh computer. It was soon renamed "PowerPoint" because of toproblems with trademark and copyright issues. In August,Forethought was bought by Microsoft for $14M and became Microsofts"Graphics Business Unit", which continued to focus further on thesoftware . PowerPoint improved dramatically with PowerPoint 97. Prior toPPT 97, presentations were linear, and always proceeded from one slideto the next. PowerPoint 97 allowed users to create transitions andspecial effects in a non-linear movie-like style.PowerPoint 2000 introduced a clipboard that held multiple objects.And then there was the Office Assistant, whose frequent unsolicitedappearances in PowerPoint 97 as a cute animated paperclip annoyedmany users.
PowerPoint as Work Sheet: Instructors who do not have sufficient photocopyingopportunities in their departments may be less likely touse paper worksheets with their students, especially in large classes. PowerPoint offers the ability to approximate worksheets to illustrate processes or to provide "worked examples" that shows problem-solving step-by-step. One valuable technique is to first demonstrate a process or problem on one slide, thenask students to work on a similar problem revealed on the next slide, using their own paper rather than worksheets handed out.
PowerPoint Animation- is a form of animation which uses Microsoft PowerPoint and similarprograms to create a game or movie. The artwork is generallycreated using PowerPoints AutoShape features, and then animatedslide-by-slide or by using Custom Animation. These animations canthen be shared by transferring the PowerPoint file they were createdin, and can be viewed with PowerPoint or Microsofts free PowerPointViewer.
Custom Animation- is a set of effects which can be applied to objects inPowerPoint so that they will animate in the Slide Show. They canbe added under the Custom Animation function or through theuse of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). PowerPoint 2000 andearlier versions introduced basic effects such as Appear,Dissolve, Fly In and so forth. In PowerPoint 2002/XP and laterversions, the Custom Animation feature was improved, addingnew animation effects grouped into four categories: Entrance,Emphasis, Exit, and Motion Paths. The effects were latermodified inPowerPoint 2010.Transitions are effects similar to Custom Animation, but aredifferent in that they can only be applied singularly to individualslides as they change from one slide to another and are limitedin options. More slide transitions were added to the selection inPowerPoint 2010.
Other ideas for use on a PowerPoint presentation include: Change font Shapes Clip art Images Charts Tables Transitions Animations Animating text or chart
The Title SlideWhen you open a new presentation in PowerPoint 2007, the program assumes that you will begin your slide show with a Title slide. Adding a title and subtitle to this slide layout is as easy as clicking in the text boxes provided and typing.
Add New Slide The New Slide button is located at the left end ofthe Home Ribbon. It contains two separate featurebuttons. The default slide layout for a new slide is the Title and Content type of slide.
Add new slide If the currently selected slide is a Title slide, or if this will be the second slide added to the presentation, the default slide layout Title and Content type will be added. Subsequent new slides will be added using the current slide type as a model. For example, if the current slide on screen was created using the Picture with Caption slide layout, the new slide will also be of that type. The lower button will open the contextual menu showing the nine different slide layouts for you to choose from.
Title and Content Slide Layout for Text The Title and Content slide layout replaces both the bulleted list and content layout slides in earlier versions of PowerPoint. Now this one slide layout can be used for either of these two features. When using the bulleted text option, you simply click on the large text box and type your information. Each time you press the Enter key on the keyboard, a new bullet appears for the next line of text.
Title and Content Slide Layout for Content To add content other than text to the Title and Content slide layout, you would click on the appropriate colored icon in the set of six different content types. These choices include - table chart Smart Art picture clip art media clip
Charts Are Commonly Used in PowerPoint Slides One of the most commonly used features shown on PowerPoint slides are charts. There are many different chart types available to reflect your particular type of content. Clicking the Chart icon on any content type of slide in PowerPoint opens the Insert Chart dialog box. Here you will select the best type of chart type to reflect your data. Once you have chosen the chart type, Microsoft Excel 2007 will open as well. A split window will show the chart in one window and the Excel window will show sample data for the chart. Making changes to the data in the Excel window, will reflect those changes in your chart.
Two Miniature Views The Slides/Outline pane is located on the left side of the PowerPoint 2007 screen. The default setting is for Slides. This shows thumbnail views of the slides in your presentation. Clicking on the Outline tab, will show a text outline of each slide in your presentation.
The Layout Button Any slide layout can be changed at any time, simply by clicking on the Layout button on the Home Ribbon.
The Layout Button(2)The list of slide layouts are as follows: Title Slide - Used at the start of your presentation, or to divide sections of your presentation. Title and Content - The default slide layout and the most commonly used slide layout. Section Header - Use this slide type to separate different sections of the same presentation, rather than use an additional Title slide. It can also be used as an alternate to the Title slide layout. Two Content - Use this slide layout if you wish to show text in addition to a graphic content type. Comparison - Similar to the Two Content slide layout, but this slide type also includes a heading text box over each type of content. Use this type of slide layout to - compare two types of the same content type (for example - two different charts) show text in addition to a graphic content type
The Layout Button(3) Title Only - Use this slide layout if you want to place only a title on the page, rather than a title and subtitle. You can then insert other types of objects such as clip art, WordArt, pictures or charts if desired. Blank - A blank slide layout is often used when a picture or other graphic object that needs no further information, will be inserted to cover the whole slide. Content with Caption - Content (most often a graphic object such as a chart or picture) will be placed on the right side of the slide. The left side allows for a title and text to describe the object. Picture with Caption - The upper part of the slide is used to place a picture. Under the slide you can add a title and descriptive text if desired.
It is important to remember that you are not limited to the layout of a slide as it first appears in PowerPoint 2007. You may add, move or remove text boxes or other objects at any time on any slide.
Respectfully Submitted To: Prof. Erwin Globio MSIT
Submitted By: Ian Lorenz Oblepias SY1219http://www.slideshare.net/ianoblepias