pt3 subject areas technology tools learning environment

Desktop presentations involve the planning, production, and delivery of a presentation, all on the computer's desktop. You can design slides on any computer system using software such as Microsoft PowerPoint or AppleWorks. Then, use a cable to hook your computer to a large television monitor or data projector. The students watch the image on the monitor or projected on the large screen. You can view the computer monitor as a reference during the lesson.

Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the past several years, many educators have found that Microsoft PowerPoint is a great tool for producing presentations for the classroom. You can print the presentation as a handout, create transparencies, run the presentation through the television, or hook to a data projector and show the presentation on a large screen.

Use the following off-site resources to learn more about using the PowerPoint software:

Others. Although PowerPoint is by far the most popular software for desktop presentations, other packages such as Corel Presentations and Appleworks also have slide show components.

Use the following off-site resources to learn more about using other software:



Funding for this project was provided through a grant from Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) from the US Department of Education.
Principal Investigators
Dr. Berhane Teclehaimanot, Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor, College of Education

Created 2/03. Last Updated 4/06.