presentation using PowerPoint.
tools that create and enhance presentations.
Microsoft PowerPoint is the most popular presentation software used by
educators. What was once the tool of trainers and presenters can now be
found in almost every classroom. What is your PowerPoint I.Q.? For rookies,
PowerPoint in the Classroom is a good site. (http://www.actden.com/pp/)
you have limited access to an Internet connection or a computer, you print a
print-version of the PowerPoint in the Classroom tutorial at
PowerPoint in the Classroom tutorial is available, free of charge, for
reprint purposes to nonprofit educational organizations under the following
A reproduced unit must
be in printed paper format (not for Web or software use).
Distribution must be
free of charge. The tutorial, in whole or in part, may not be used for
information found on the first page of each unit MUST be reprinted and may
not be altered or removed.
aware that new and updated versions of PowerPoint bring change. Changes
provide more templates and more options to enhance PowerPoint presentations.
If You’ve Had Some Practice…Microsoft
hosts a PowerPoint web site at
http://www.microsoft.com/office/powerpoint/ You will notice that this
site provides information for the current and previous versions of
PowerPoint. Using PowerPoint at
http://www.microsoft.com/office/powerpoint/using/default.asp is filled
with great ideas, hints, tips, and links to a variety of resources. Even
the most experienced PowerPoint user will appreciate this site.
Advice for Using PowerPoint in the HSTE Classroom
Use pictures, clipart, graphs, etc.
Don’t put too much information on a single slide.
It takes longer than you think to create a PowerPoint
Have a Plan B. Sometimes, things do not go as planned,
and finding yourself with no lesson at all could prove to be a problem.
Print a hard copy of your presentation to serve as a master.
What works on one computer may NOT work on other
LCD projectors can create challenges if the user is not
familiar with the projector. Presentations should be practiced at least
three (3) times.
Using PowerPoint in HOSA
Year in Review – Students can use PowerPoint to assemble a group of photos
using animation and adding music. Result: a slide show about the chapter.
Use close-up shots. PowerPoint photos may be cropped to
remove the fringe area and enlarge the subject.
When showing a PowerPoint to a large group, use a CD
player and synchronize the start.
Run the slides at 3 second intervals if there are photos
In using music with lyrics, don’t put text on the
slides. If you want text on the slides, use instrumental music.
Movement of text or objects on a slide. Use an
animation scheme or manually create animations.
Storage area for a file (object or text) that has
been copied to be pasted on a PowerPoint slide.
design (color, symbols, objects, etc.) on a slide that will be
repeated in subsequent slides. The user adds text as desired. Design
templates can be modified.
Allows the user to see a smaller version of a slide
and add corresponding text notes.
Any element that appears on a PowerPoint
slide, such as clip art, text, drawings, charts, sounds, and video
clips. You can refer to a clip art object, a text object, a title
object, a drawing object, etc.
series of PowerPoint slides that achieve the intended goals and
One PowerPoint page or screen.
Viewing PowerPoint slides in sequence. The slide
show can be run manually or automated.
View of multiple slides on the screen at the same
Special effect as slide changes from one slide to
the next. Transitions include: fade, wipe, zoom, dissolve, appear,
Computers are everywhere in the health care professions. As the
healthcare workplace changes, so must the methods used by Health Science
instructors for teaching and advising students in the HOSA chapter.
For a listing of Assignments to help you
understand this module, click here.
the following to gain a better perspective on the material in this module:
(HSTE OR HOSA)
an interesting way to present assignments, notes and/or information
to your class from a computer to a special TV monitor in your
Notes for a
particular lesson plan or unit of study.
a disease process and explanations of what is happening.
a skill, showing a demonstration of a skill with steps to follow,
explaining the skill. (Works well when you are limited on the
pictures of an event or HOSA activity.
A good way
of showing a “community awareness project”.
what you want to do and plan.
2. Go to
your start button on you computer, then programs and click on
Microsoft power point.
which presentation module that you want to use and click the icon.
4. If you
use a design temple, then you will need to decide which design
temple you will want. You will be able to choose the colors for
5. You will
need to decide which slide presentation you would like to use.
6. If you
want to add anything then you go to the “INSERT” icon at the top of
your computer. It will ask you if you want clip art or your own
picture. This is where you can add tunes, and or animation.
7. Be sure
and save after each slide.
8. You can
have as many slides as you want, but remember that if it is lengthy
then students will become board.
This is a good
way to present new information to the students. This will be a
great review and assessment tool, to understand what the students have
learned and what they need to review before a quiz.
This lesson is available in Microsoft Word
Information technology (IT) relates to the use of computer technology to
store, manipulate, analyze and use information in an electronic environment.
Information technology is changing the delivery of health care.
Carmen created a wonderful “Year in Review” PowerPoint, and
downloaded the perfect song into the PowerPoint program.
When the moment arrived to share the presentation with the 200
people in the school auditorium, it turned out that the sound on
Carmen’s laptop sounded like a whisper in such a large room.
The PowerPoint was very well done, but the music could not be
Publisher, Graphics and Photos
What is Microsoft
Publisher is a desktop
publishing program. It is used to create newsletters, brochures, business
cards, letterhead, flyers, and more. It is a software program that must
be purchased and loaded on the computer. Check with the technology
director to determine the availability at the school. Microsoft has
online hosts that provide step-by-step instructions. MICROSOFT PUBLISHER
What can Microsoft
Publisher do that Word does not?
customizable templates, design guidance, and a complete collection of
desktop publishing tools. In addition, the AutoConvert feature enables
users to convert any publication for use on the Web. Publisher offers full
support for commercial printing, including four-color separation and spot
How can Microsoft
Publisher be used in the classroom and in HOSA?
Publisher can be used
to create materials to market and promote the HSTE program.
Publisher would be a
valuable tool for HOSA. Chapter members could use the software to create
a chapter newsletter, chapter letterhead, business cards for officers,
promotional brochures, etc.
CrystalGraphics is the
leading provider of add-on products and services designed to add energy and
Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, publications, and more. The
software adds creative and attractive elements to a presentation.
http://www.crystalgraphics.com. Some of the tools available in
PowerPlugs are used with PowerPoint. They provide 3D transitions, 3D title
fonts, fancy design templates, charts, headings, shapes, and more. Visit the
to see a sampling of
what PowerPlugs can add to a presentation.
PowerPictures Gallery offers professional photos that can be used in
presentations and publications – royalty free. Check out the Medicine and
Health Gallery at
CrystalGraphics offers Web design products that can energize a Web Site with
extraordinary 3-D graphics, animation and backgrounds.
Brochures are often made using
several of these programs. For a lesson template that you could use in
your class, review the following:
information regarding a particular subject to help others.
To design a
brochure on baby care, a disease project, and/or surgical procedure.
students what HSTE is all about.
students what HOSA is all about, the benefits, the activities, and
To teach a
woman how to breast feed.
brochure works well for community service.
what you want your brochure to be. Are students working together on
a particular project.
your brochure, pick out pictures, and be sure to provide an email
address for other information.
3. Click on
the start button at the bottom of your computer.
4. Go to
Microsoft publisher., click on brochure.
which design that you would like to use, click on that design that
interests you. (You can change the color if you would like to).
your brochure and place information regarding your brochure, just
begin typing, you can insert pictures and/or clip art from the above
icon. You can change the colors and design it to benefit your
subject. If you want to add pictures that you have taken you can
use a scanner and transfer them to your brochure, just remember to
size them appropriately.
7. Be sure
and get signed consent from a person that allowed you to take a
picture of them to use in your brochure. They legally have the
right to refuse.
carefully to type within the lines, the way that you will be folding
you brochure, this can prevent a problem for you later if your not
one side, then replace the printed copy back in the printer the
right direction and print the back side. (Do not be discouraged,
you might mess up a few at first).
The Brochures are very helpful to a lot of people, and the students
enjoy making them. I have found that it can be expensive when you
start making color copies for lots of people. Sometimes different
businesses will help with the cost as long as they get some free
This lesson is available in Microsoft Word
There are countless
photo galleries on the Internet. These sites allow the user to purchase a
CD filled with photos on a selected subject, or pay to download desired
photos from the web. A search engine that connects to these sites is
CLIPART AND SOUND
Design Gallery Live is
a Microsoft Office product that contains clipart, sounds, photos, and
motion graphics on the Internet. To access the Design Gallery from a Word
document, select Insert – Picture – Clipart – and then “Clips Online” or
click on the “globe icon.” You can visit the Design Gallery at
When you are ready, let's move on to
Go to the Assignments page for a listing
of assignments for Module 4!
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