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General Description

Teachers often use Powerpoint – but it is without a doubt one of the most under-used tools in our repertoire! This course shows teachers how to harness the Power of the Powerpoint – leaning how to use features such as animations, motion paths, hyperlinks and other actions – to create exciting and engaging powerpoint shows, quizzes and even movies!!!


All teachers from Primary to Tertiary will benefit from this course.

Teaching Standards

2.6.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Information and Communication Technology (ICT):  Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice:   Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Animations - Moving Objects and Animating Text

    • Welcome to The Power of Powerpoint - A Course for Teachers!

    • Reflect on Your Technology Story

    • Module 1 - Press Play

    • Move the Cat

    • Animate the Text - Move Forward and Send Backward

    • Activity: Stories

    • Some Ideas for Applying Movement

    • Activity: Animation

  • 2

    Module 2: Animations - The Animation Pane

    • Module 2 - Press Play

    • How the Animation Pane Works - Drag and Drop

    • Activity: Animation Pane

    • Time and Delay the Animation

    • Reorder the Animation and Timings

    • Activity: Multiple Animations

    • Activity - Create a Math Slide with Multiple Animations

    • Challenge - Reorder to Recreate

  • 3

    Module 3: Animations - Triggers

    • Module 3 - Press Play

    • Why use Triggers - What can they Do?

    • Activity: Why use Triggers - What Can They Do?

    • Use Triggers to Cause Actions

    • Simple Triggers in a Text - Making Math Fun!

    • Activity: Simple Triggers in a Text

    • Triggers with Images - The World

    • Using Triggers with Pulse - An Interactive Dictionary

    • Activity: Use Triggers to Disappear or Pulse

    • Triggers and Timing

    • Activity: Triggers and Timing

    • Challenge - Create a Quiz using Triggers

  • 4

    Module 4: Adding Sound and Vision

    • Module 4 - Press Play

    • How to Insert Audio/Video

    • Add a Sound File and Create a Trigger

    • Insert a Video and Create a Trigger

    • Activity: Insert a Video and Create a Trigger

    • Activity: Some Applications for Using Sound and Video & Reflection

    • Further Application

  • 5

    Module 5: Turning your Slides into Videos

    • Module 5 - Press Play

    • Activity: Videos from PowerPoint

    • Single Slide Show to Video

    • Activity: Single Slide Show to Video

    • Transitions, Timing and Narration

    • Embedding Your Video into Blogs or Websites

    • Challenge - Create a Video (Optional)

  • 6

    Module 6: Creating an Interactive Board

    • Module 6 - Press Play

    • Interactive - Animations and Triggers

    • Activity: Quiz

    • Disappear vs. Pulse

    • Activity: Pulse Effect

    • Reimagining the 'Big Book'

    • Activity - Uses for a Simple Interactive Resource

  • 7

    Module 7: Hyperlinks and Actions

    • Press Play

    • Things to Do, Places to Go

    • Manage Actions and Hyperlinks

    • Challenge - Application of Your Own Hyperlinked Resource

  • 8

    Module 8: Now What?

    • Final Reflection

  • 9

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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