I will show you how to create an interactive presentation aimed at year 6 students coming into secondary school (year 7). The first thing you’ll want to do is open Microsoft PowerPoint; I’m using this piece of software because it’s simple, quick and effective. You can also change things like transition effects, font size and colour and also create links to other slides on the presentation. How you open Microsoft PowerPoint
First click on the start button which looks like the window’s logo with a blue tinted circle around it.
This will open a menu-type box just above the start button (window’s logo)
Now you should see Microsoft PowerPoint, if you cannot see Microsoft PowerPoint search “Microsoft PowerPoint” in the “search programs and files” section of the menu box, which is highlighted in red… If you cannot find it make sure the program is installed.
Now once you’ve located the program click on it with your curser.
Now the program should open; you’ll see a box pop-up saying “Microsoft PowerPoint 2010”
Once everything has loaded you should see a screen that looks like this:
How to start your presentation.
Firstly decide how many pages you want on your presentation, it’s good to do this first so there are no complications later in the creation of the presentation. For example I want four pages, first page will be a welcome page, next page will be one with the students’ time tables on, and the third page will be one that includes the buddy groups; I’ll get the information from my database I created previously. And the last page will be on top-tips, this will include all together 10 tips on being a good student at the school.
To add new pages you’ll want to go to the tool bar, which is located at the top of the screen and looks like this.
Now find where it says “home”
Next you’ll want to clicked on where it says “New Slide”, this will add a new slide, you can add multiple slides by clicking on it more than once; for example if you want four slide click on the “New Slide” button three times, you click on it three times because there is already a default page. Now four slides have been added. You will see the slides being added on the left side of the page.
How to change the appearance of the presentation and adding buttons
Make a presentation that will be appealing and attractive to your target audience (in this case it’s year 6 students) you have to make the correct choices in the following; background, font and font size. Also adding buttons will make navigating yourself through the slides easier.
How to change the presentation’s background.
First you’ll want to head to “Design”.
Now you’re on design you’ll want go look on the left side of the window and you’ll see “Background Styles”. You will need to go on this if you want to change the background of the slide(s).
When you have clicked on that a window appear, this is where you change the colour of the backdrop. As you can see below there are a variety of colours to choose from, but if you want another colour you’ll have to go to “format background”.
Now you have click on “format background” you will see a window that will pop-up and look like this…
But to only change the colour of the wallpaper you’ll want to click on the small box that says “color” But to only change the colour of the wallpaper you’ll want to click on the small box that says “color” The “color” section will change the whole background colour, there are more advanced options like changing the transparency of the background. The “color” section will change the whole background colour, there are more advanced options like changing the transparency of the background.
Now a box is going to open asking you to choose which colour you want, if have to think carefully about what colour u choose. For example my presentation is aimed at year 6 student boys and girls, so a unisex bright...