PowerPoint is a huge part of
the technology that I use in the classroom. Each morning when
students walk in they can find their homework, Do Now Activity, Lesson
Objectives, and Essential Questions posted on the BBC (Blackboard
Configuration). We use an AverKey which transfers the signal
from the computer to the television. Students are able to see
what ever is on my computer. Many school already have this
technology in place.
In addition it is rare that
textbooks have everything I need in order to teach a lesson.
Often times I create PowerPoint slideshows to use either whole group
or in small group instruction. For example, I will be teaching
Japan in about a month, but my social studies series has nothing about
Japan. I searched on Google and found some great pictures of
Japan that I inserted into PowerPoint. Now the kids can take a
virtual fieldtrip to Japan using a PowerPoint slideshow. Wow!
Click on the link below to
see the many ways you can use PowerPoint in the classroom.
PowerPoint is no longer "just" a presentation tool!