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The key thing in PowerPoint is having something to say, show, or celebrate. Here are some presentations you can download, open up, and see for yourself how they were made.
PowerPoint on PowerPoint —our intro—has the basic things you'll need to get started, plus how to get simple animations for bulleted lists.
New! PowerPoint sing-alongs—The ABC Song. You can adjust the Custom Animations in your presentation to suit you and your students' rhythm.
Effective Presentations is a quick example of a stand-alone, self-advancing, kiosk-style show that loops until you hit Esc—just the sort of thing for showcasing students and their work on Parent Night.
Making the Connection: Brain Research and Poverty Issues by Tim Mobley of Phoenix-Talent School District demonstrates a simple, effective way to use PowerPoint to organize and highlight timely information on how children in poverty relate to education—and how educators might more successfully relate to them.
Picture This! Fractions and Wholes demonstrates the potential of PowerPoint to create rich, virtual, hands-on lessons. This one takes simple configurations of 1, 3, and 4 blocks and leads students (and/or teachers) into a look at fractions and relationships.
Picture This! Multiply Fractions presents a lesson on multiplying fractions by drawing arrays. There are some good examples of teacher-made graphics and some custom animations that help students understand the process.
Picture This! Reducing Fractions shows how to reduce fractions by referring to a multiplication table, with more examples of homemade graphics and custom animations.
Picture This! Pythagorean Theorem takes you step-by-step through a neat proof that makes a nice use of properties of parallelograms AND makes a nice cut paper activity.
Picture This! Index Card Area #1 takes you from 3x5 index cards to formulae for the area of rectangles and triangles.
Picture This! Dividing by Fractions shows you how to use Pattern Blocks to build and solve 1¾ ÷ ½, the problem made somewhat famous by Liping Ma in her book, Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics.
Picture This! Adding Integers shows how adding integers works on a number line and it showcases the custom animations stretch across (for the number line) and wipe right and left (for positive and negative).
Manipulatives Across the Grades provided the backbone for a workshop at the Jefferson State Math Conference on using concrete and virtual manipulatives, K-12. It has links to resources, sites, and free applications.
Show Your Work is built around a scanned piece of exemplary work, revealing and explaining it line-by-line with its own narration. Download this .zip document and save it to your hard drive; then open it and take a look (and a listen).
Graphics in MS Office #1 shows how to do some basic things with lines, arrows, circles, fill (and no fill) while making a Venn diagram.