Tuesday, May 19, 2009

POWERPOINTS FOR TEACHERS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION


Looking for the best Powerpoints to help motivate your students? I would like to share with you the best Powerpoints that I'm using in my English class.

1. Trainer Bubble
Description: This site is not really a website for teachers. It's really more for trainers. It's a website that offers training resources, training materials and courses.
Plus: Lots of free icebreakers and training games. Great Powerpoint games that you can use for motivation and review.
Minus: Not everything's free. You have to pay for some of the training materials.
Rating: 4/5

2. Pete's Power Point Station
Description: This is a collection of free presentations in Power Point format for K-12 teachers and students.
Plus: They're all free! Nice graphics and they have a variety of presentations for different subjects such as English, History, Science, Math, PE. Try their bonus section on Optical Illusions.
Minus: I can't think of any minus.
Rating: 5/5

3. Jefferson County Schools
Description: Project LA of Jefferson County Schools is a website which has cool English activities for Grades 3-5. Among its features include free English powerpoints, worksheets, games and online activities.
Plus: The powerpoints are interactive and they have good graphics.
Minus: They are only for Grades 3-5. I wish they have powerpoints for older students.
Rating: 4/5

4. Academic Vocabulary Project
Description: A website dedicated to improving the vocabulary of K-8 students. It has a lot of games such as excel games, game boards, twister game, etc.
Plus: The powerpoints are inspired by famous game shows like Wheel of Fortune, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Jeopardy, Bingo.
Minus: The website needs improvement in terms of web design. It lacks color and graphics.
Rating: 4/5

5. Parade of Games in Powerpoint
Description: A website that is created to provide teachers with easy-to-assemble educational games to support key learning points.
Plus: Plenty of gameshow-inspired powerpoints such as Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Useful for any subject.
Minus: Another website that is not attractive at first glance.
Rating: 4/5

If you have some other links, please feel free to add your favorites. :)


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