Using PowerPoint Effectively in the Classroom


This interactive session will focus on how PowerPoint can facilitate learning. Incorporating images and other media, for example, can help make difficult concepts easier to understand. The workshop will outline techniques for using PowerPoint effectively, and will also offer tips and caveats on designing and delivering a presentation. While this is not a hands-on session, participants will find out where they can learn how to use PowerPoint or receive assistance in creating a presentation.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • describe a strategy for teaching more effectively with PowerPoint.
  • name a feature of PowerPoint they would like to use better, other than displaying text.
  • make PowerPoint slides more readable or attractive.

What to Bring:



Handout prepared by Chris Clark (ND only)

In the Library:

Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Powerpoint To Create Presentations that Inform, Motivate and Inspire.  Atkinson, Cliff
HF 5718.22 .A87 2005

Online Resources:


Can apply toward this graduate student/postdoc certificate:

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