Powerpoint for teachers

If you have the right facilities in your classroom, powerpoint can be a very useful addition to your teaching toolkit.

If you're interested in some of the techniques mentioned here, there's another video that explains how to create the 'word bank': 

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Submitted by Tails on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 21:21


I really enjoyed that, I need to learn powerpoint!

Submitted by Abdu Ben Ali Brahim on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 00:36


Thanks for leading our attention to a very effective and attractive tool which brings variety into the classroom. It also provides a totally different way of assessing students’ existing knowledge in large classes in a shorter time.

Thanks everyone for your comments! I think your point is a good one which I hadn't thought of, Abdu Ben Ali, that it's very useful for larger classes.


Submitted by Fidan 23 on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 11:32


Thanks very much.I think that its very useful for all teachers.

Submitted by allot@laposte.net on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 22:03


Thanks a lot Rob, that was great and useful I'll try it this week at school.

Submitted by zohidjon on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 20:47


it's Pretty good presentation about presentation. :)))


Submitted by Ruby2007 on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 23:34


wow , i'm trying to improve my powerpoint

Submitted by zidabrahima on Sat, 01/07/2012 - 12:04


 It is very useful to use powerpoint for classroom teaching , however in my country the facilities are not available. As English language teachers' trainer, I currently use power point for my training session and it really helps a lot.


Thanks to everyone for your positive feedback. It's good to hear that you've found this video useful in your teaching and teacher training.

All the best


Submitted by vohaixuan173 on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 03:03


Power point is really interesting. My students like it very much.However, It is not always effective.

Submitted by Tisbe Franco on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 19:08


PPT is a powerful tool for teachers. I’ve been using it for two years in my classes and I really enjoyed the tips Rob Lewis gave us, mainly the ones related to the use of pictures and vocabulary revision. I’ll surely try them out.

Thanks Rob!

Submitted by pomidorka on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 14:50


Thanks. this video is really actual for me!In the nearest future I"m going to learn how to use powerpoint!It'll make my preparation for lessons quicker and modern


Submitted by DragancheR on Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:51


I have used PP in the classroom for several years, and I consider it very practical, especially when you are teaching several classes of the same grade. It is a real nightmare to write same things on the blackboard for several times. :)

There are lot of activities for presenting, practising and revising vocabulary and grammar, by using the PP.

Activities my students like the best for revising are 'submarine' and 'reveal the picture', where there is a question behind every number. In 'submarine' they get more points if they find out submarine field and answer correctly, and in 'reveal the picture', by answwering correctly they reveal the part of the picture in the background.

All kinds of variations are applicable, such as number of questions, shipwreck - the group miss a turn, blured picture for revealing, etc.

And it is easy to learn necessary applications with almost basic computer skills. It needs time to practise, but every presentation takes less and less time for preparation.

Thank you for the tips, I find them very interesting and applicable.



Submitted by Aam on Sat, 05/12/2012 - 03:19


absolutely Power Point (PW) needed on teaching and learning process activities.until now i still use it.but, in the limit time its does'nt important. so if we want to use PW, we must be aware about the time...i think so


Submitted by lakehil laila on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 14:47


It's very interesting to know that misusing the power point; Thank you for the lesson is very usefull

Submitted by mahabubor rahman on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 15:09


Thanks a lot for this provision to increasing skill about PowerPoint. -Mahabubor Rahman

Submitted by sylvie g-g on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 16:59


thank you so much for your ideas Rob. I was just wondering how I could use powerpoint in my classes. Now I can't wait to learn how to master it.

Submitted by idylledu on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 16:06


Thanks for the sharing information.It is very useful for all teachers to use it in teaching.80% teachers at my school are using it for their teaching everyday.I teach students to use Powerpoint to make their stories,to design any they wanted to narrate with words,pictures,as well as sound(music,self-recording)I teach them Word and FrontPage too.All students in my classes they must learn'Word,FrontPage,Powerpoint those microsoft office softwares well.When I had classes together with students.I encouraged them to use those softwares to illustrate what they wanted to design,to share their ideas,thinkings with others in their own creative ways.That's lots of fun:)

Submitted by akilamel on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 16:28


Thank you so much for this wonderful and useful information. It's for this kind of staff that I consider this site as my favourite.

Submitted by Paul Balogh on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:33


Very useful intro to creating effective powerpoints. Once you're done with the powerpoint file you can upload it to https://hypersay.com and get (for free) a live session, complete with easy polling, note-taking and open questions. Try it out!

Submitted by volkant on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:06


Thank you for the video. I've found some uses of powerpoint in your video very helpful. Here are some ready powerpoint games for ESL classes at http://www.photocopiables.com/type-resource/powerpoint-activity

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