In the end I decide to make a film about the practical ways you can use powerpoint in the class:
I mentioned in my first posting (and in the video) that the training you need to use it is minimal - one part of that training could be 'custom animation', or the way and the order you make text appear on the powerpoint presentation.
I recently wrote about my teacher toolkit - a way of expressing who I am in the classroom without resorting to adjectives. One of the tools on my list was Powerpoint, and I'll try and set out here why I think it's a great (though by no means perfect) tool for a teacher.
(And I should thank people like Andy Baxter and Michael Rodden for first getting me interested in it and encouraging me to develop that interest!)
One of the most common questions I've come across over the last year or so - both from teachers who have asked it, and from speakers and writers who have answered it is 'What is mobile learning?' (also referred to as m-learning).