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Introduction to PowerPoint

Instructor Notes

1.  Opening Class (10 minutes)
a.  Introductions
Why are you interested in PowerPoint?
b.  Goals of the class 
Be able to navigate your way around PowerPoint
This is just an basic introduction
Play, have fun, approach the computer like a child 
2.  What is PowerPoint? (5 min)
a.  PowerPoint is a powerful, multimedia program 
Incorporates pictures, text, shapes, sounds, and animations 
b.  Good for business presentations, greeting cards, fliers, etc.
c.  Often used in teaching and marketing 
3.  Parts of the Screen (15 min)
a.  Workspace
b.  Menu Bar
c.  Toolbars 
Autoshapes and drawing toolbar 
d.  Scrollbar and ruler
e.  Different Views 
Presentation mode
4.  Inserting Text (10 min)
a.  Fonts, colors, styles, alignment
b.  Text box format 
5.  Inserting Pictures (15 min)
a.  Using clipart v. inserting a picture from a file
b.  Shapes, lines, and autoshapes
c.  Wordart 
6. Screen Layout (15 min)
a.  Slide layout
b.  Background colors and color schemes
c.  Applying a design template 
7. Practice Exercise #1 (20 min)
a.  Business slide 
Applying design template, entering text, inserting clipart, applying slide layout 
8. Practice Exercise #2 (20 min)
a.  Advertisement 
Inserting clipart from the Internet, using text boxes, WordArt,
Basic graphic design concepts
Reading from left to right, keep it simple, etc. 
9. Conclusion 
a.  You have a basic understanding of Powerpoint, but there is a lot more to learn.

Exercises 1 and 2 are attached below. We recommend either opening the exercises on a projector or providing students a printout and then having them create them from scratch.
Tammy Connell,
Mar 7, 2012, 11:56 AM
Tammy Connell,
Mar 7, 2012, 11:56 AM
Tammy Connell,
Jan 13, 2012, 1:46 PM