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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Essentials is Perfect for Students

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: EssentialsAre you looking for a Microsoft PowerPoint teaching tool that will engage your students, utilize real-to-life simulations and extend the learning curve far beyond the basic textbook pages? It sounds like Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Essentials will be right up your alley.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Essentials

One of the most exciting things about Microsoft PowerPoint is that students can begin applying what they learn immediately. It’s the go-to resource for class projects and presentations so the skills they learn now will benefit them in their other classes as well as when they enter the work world. The new Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Essentials textbook, paired with the principles of our Labyrinth Instructional Design, increases retention of course materials and allows students to move at their own pace.

The textbook is available in traditional print format as well as an enhanced eBook. The eBook includes all of the information contained in the textbook as well as additional features, like direct links to interactive content and embedded videos. Additional features in the new Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Essentials textbook include:

  • Lessons that are set up to accommodate both instructor-led or self-paced learning.
  • A real-world focus so students can see the relevancy of the lessons and begin applying them immediately in their own school and/or work environments.
  • Critical thinking exercises that expand on Microsoft PowerPoint applications to provide usable skills like collaboration, public speaking and effective writing techniques.

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Enjoy Teaching With the FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a tool that is not only commonly used when giving presentations in the classroom, but also out in the business world, which means it’s incredibly beneficial to learn the program. Trying to learn it on your own can be a difficult task, especially since PowerPoint has countless features that can be used. This is why the FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Level 1 textbook is so helpful.

FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Level 1 textbook
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The level one version of this FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 textbook is perfect for introducing students to the PowerPoint software. It allows new computer users who want to get a decent grasp of PowerPoint to learn beginner-level PowerPoint skills. There are a number of topics covered in-depth within the textbook, including:

  • An introduction of the software’s Ribbon interface
  • How to use document themes
  • How to create bulleted lists
  • How to create outlines
  • How to format text
  • How to print presentations
  • How to create transitions
  • How to use clip art and graphics
  • How to do slide show delivery
  • How to use charts

The textbook teaches these topics through 4 lessons that uses a step-by-step and skill-based approach so that students can learn the program as quickly and easily as possible. Once the student becomes well versed in these beginner topics, they can move on to level 2 for learn about PowerPoint’s more advanced features.

Find out more about the FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 textbook, as well as our other software guide textbooks, by contacting us at Labyrinth Learning today.


How to Create an Effective Powerpoint Presentation

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PowerPoint is the go-to program for presentations both in academia and in the professional arena. Creating an effective PowerPoint presentation is key when it comes to making an impression on student peers and colleagues. Don’t forget to teach your computer students these useful tips when learning to use PowerPoint. They will create a more effective presentation, which can help them boost their grade or make that next big sale.

One slide per point. Most audience members read the slides quicker than you can speak about the points. Therefore, a slide with multiple points means the audience is waiting for you to catch up. By presenting one thing at a time, the audience and presenter remain on the same page, or slide, which makes for a more engaging presentation.

Keep it short. Each slide is there to highlight key points, statistics, and/or a graphic. If you write paragraphs, it defeats the point. Think of it like a book; your voice is the narration and the slides are the illustrations.

Attractive Formatting
. Don’t get too carried away with PowerPoint bells and whistles, it can make your presentation difficult to follow. Keep things spaced nicely, use easy-to-read fonts, and try to use light backgrounds with dark text. Centered text is hard to read so only center titles. Avoid cluttered slides. It’s a sign you are over-formatting or including too much information on one slide.

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The Importance of Learning PowerPoint

PowerPointWhen is the last time you attended a meeting or presentation that didn’t include some form of a PowerPoint presentation? Microsoft PowerPoint is the go-to source for business professionals, students, and professors who want the audience to benefit from an engaged presentation.

  • Students  Ideally, students would learn Microsoft PowerPoint by the time they reached high school. In addition to creating impressive class presentations and reports, they will also have a skill they can take with them into the workplace. With the proper PowerPoint skills they can create compelling presentations that will help prepare them for life after school.
  • Professors – There is nothing worse than speaking to a sea of glazed eyes. Today’s PowerPoint features ensure teachers and professors can create lectures that will keep students visually stimulated and engaged. PowerPoint can also be used to conduct learning assessments.
  • Professionals – Microsoft PowerPoint is used at all levels of business. From hiring and training sessions, to upper-management and shareholder meetings, high-quality, visual presentations are a wonderful way to get your message across to all audiences. In fact, many companies choose to pay for their employees to learn Microsoft PowerPoint in order to increase sales and customer/client confidence.

Labyrinth Learning can help your organization gain the skills they need to get ahead with training software, learning materials and training courses to help you get ahead. Call our professionals today to learn more about how our PowerPoint learning materials can help you.


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