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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,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources: Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning


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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