An easy way to incorporate technology into the classroom is with the use of engaging presentation technology and tools like PowerPoint.

How I use PowerPoint to make learning more engaging


One of the easiest ways to incorporate technology into the classroom is with the use of engaging presentation technology and tools

An article by LearnSafe mentions: “However, don’t let PowerPoint be the teacher.” This means that although they can be a helpful tool, teachers cannot simply just read off slides. There must be more interaction with the students.

Making presentations more interactive

There are strategies to ensure that presentations, including PowerPoints, are more engaging. One method is to add interactive elements. This can be done by adding videos, pictures, and animations. These can be found on copyright-free and public domain sites, and presentation tools also offer the option to select from a bank of existing images, videos, and animations.

Another fun tool is Pear Deck. This tool allows students to go through each slide at the same pace as the teacher. The student cannot edit the slide, but they can answer questions, draw, and select multiple choice. Those answers can then be shown
on the board and be discussed.

Drexel University School of Education mentions another option for a review, called Kahoot!: “Educational apps in the classroom like Kahoot! can be used to review information after a lesson or unit.” Kahoot is a great way for students to practice skills by playing games with other students. It also is a great resource for studying. PowerPoints are study resource on their own–students can study right from the slideshow and can also take information from each slide and put it into the Kahoot!.

One of the easiest ways to incorporate technology into the classroom is with the use of PowerPoints. They keep students engaged, and are an easy resource to use. This can be a very valuable resource–as long as teachers are using it the correct way.

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