Microsoft Power Point
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations with your audience than ever before. Exciting new audio and visual capabilities help you tell a crisp, cinematic story that's as easy to create as it is powerful to watch.
In addition, PowerPoint 2010 enables you to work simultaneously with other people or post your presentation online and access it from virtually anywhere using the Web or your smartphone.
Create extraordinary presentations
PowerPoint 2010 delivers new and improved tools to add power to your presentations.
- Embed and edit video from within PowerPoint. Now you can add fades, formatting effects, bookmark scenes, and trim videos to give your presentations a professional multimedia experience. And since the embedded videos become part of your PowerPoint presentation, you don't have to manage additional files when sharing with others.
- Use new and improved picture editing tools—including versatile artistic effects and advanced correction, color, and cropping tools—to fine-tune every picture in your presentation to look its absolute best.
- Add dynamic 3-D slide transitions and more realistic animation effects to grab your audience's attention.
Manage presentations with tools that save time and simplify your work
It's much easier to create and manage presentations when you can work the way you want.
- Compress video and audio in your presentation to reduce file size for easy sharing and improved playback performance. The option to compress media is just one of many new features available from the new Microsoft Office Backstage™ view. Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu in all Office 2010 applications to provide a centralized, organized space for all of your presentation management tasks.
- Easily customize the improved Ribbon to make the commands you need most accessible. Create custom tabs or even customize built-in tabs. With PowerPoint 2010, you're in control.
Work together more successfully
If you are one of the many people who work with others on presentations and projects, PowerPoint 2010 is the perfect tool for you.
- Broadcast your slide show to people in other locations, whether or not they have PowerPoint installed. Create a video of your presentation—including your transitions, animations, narration, and timings—to share with virtually anyone, any time after your live broadcast.
- Use new co-authoring capabilities to edit the same presentation, at the same time, with people in different locations. You can even communicate as you work, directly from PowerPoint.
- If you work in a company running Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, this functionality can be used within the firewall. With Microsoft Lync and Office Communicator now integrated throughout several Office 2010 applications, you can view presence information to see the availability of other authors and initiate instant message or voice calls directly within PowerPoint.
- If you're in a small company or using PowerPoint for home or school work, you can take advantage of co-authoring features through Windows Live. All you need is a free Windows Live account to simultaneously edit presentations with others. An instant messenger account (such as the free Windows Live Messenger) is required to view presence of authors and start an instant messaging conversation.
Access and share your content from more places
Your ideas, deadlines, projects, and work emergencies don't always occur conveniently when you are at your desk. Fortunately, you now have the power to get things done when and where you need to, from the Web or even from your smartphone.1
- Microsoft PowerPoint Web App is an online companion to Microsoft PowerPoint which enables you to extend your PowerPoint experience to the browser. View a high fidelity version of your presentations, make light edits, or view your presentation slide show. Use the familiar PowerPoint interface and some of the same formatting and editing tools, from almost any computer with a Web browser.
- Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile enables you to view and edit presentations on your phone. PowerPoint slides display full screen with rich graphics and animation effects. Give an impromptu presentation or go beyond viewing and make edits to the slide text or speaker notes.
Whether you're creating the pitch of your career, working with a team on an important presentation, or getting work done on the run, PowerPoint 2010 gives you the power to work more easily and with more flexibility to accomplish your goals.
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When I taught middle school and high school, I encouraged my students to complete their class projects using PowerPoint so that they could do it as a presentation. Most times they did use it and did a great job of it as well. However, like any tool used by students to do presentations in class, it can turn out to be a long process viewing every student's PowerPoint presentations.
Within a classroom, this can be an invaluable resource. Not only can this tool be used to engage the students in learning, but it can make a teacher's job easier. No longer is a teacher strapped to using only a voice, print outs, or old projectors. Also, students seem to respond better to active stimulation of moving objects, pictures, or videos.
Powerpoint has become a tool that has become invaluable in the classroom!
Our administrators have also used PowerPoint effectively for demonstrations and presentations. Their use of the program during meetings and staff development makes it easy for me to take notes without missing vital information.
The program has a voice-recording tool, which makes it appropriate for students who may still be learning to read. I can create a lesson with voice prompts in PowerPoint and leave it on the classroom computer desktop. Younger students can then self-direct their learning by simply clicking on the slides and the voice activation tools. If you do not have a copy of Microsoft PowerPoint, I highly recommend investing in a copy.
At least one time throughout the year, I have students create a PowerPoint presentation. Then, we are able to view the entire classes' presentations, thus reinforcing the content. Each student's PowerPoint is unqiue enough that the students do not lose interest, even after hearing the content 5, 10, or even 20 times.
I have used Power Point for numerous presentations. I have used the slide looping ability to showcase student art work, student group work, and other educational activities.
In addition, I have used Power Point presentations during professional development activities with teachers. The ability to include clipart and pictures in my slide presentations allows me to create engaging presentations.
In addition to using it as a teacher tool, I have various projects throughout the year that allow students to create multimedia presentations on a particular topic. Most students are comfortable with the program and are able to incorporate content, images, video, and sometimes even music into their presentations. The only challenge is the time it takes to share all of the presentations in a class, though that's less a challenge of PowerPoint than presentations in general.