Powerpoint Made Very Easy!
Timothy Green, PhD
Barnes and Noble
By Shirley Brown, M.A., CCC-SLP
Several weeks ago I received the "gift of
life". Perhaps I exaggerate just a little, but this gift certainly has made my
I struggle with technology. I use an abacus to
balance my checkbook with. I prefer two cups and a string to communicate with. I
have a love-hate relationship with my computer. In my professional career I have
been called upon to give presentations. Charcoal on a piece of cardboard doesn't hack
it anymore. Slides are a thing of the past, overheads are ho hum.
Power Point has taken over my world. Figuring out how to make my power point
presentations interesting and eyecatching has cost me hours of agony, loss of sleep and
a small fortune in books on the subject.
In one fell swoop, Dr. Green has shown me the
way. His book "PowerPoint Made Very Easy!" for grades 4-8, has made it
a breeze for me to add graphics, to use the drawing tools, to play sounds, to
import movies and to produce animation. What more can a neophyte ask for?
This is not just a book for children. It is a tool
that we can all use. It is written in a clear and easy style. It makes
preparation for life on the talk circuit easy and non
It is a worthwhile investment. It is a
worthwhile addition to your professional library. It is the "gift of
About the Author:
Tim Green, Ph.D. is a former K-12 teacher who
is now an Assistant Professor in Elementary Education at CaliforniaStateUniversity, Fullerton. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in
educational technology. He has published and presented extensively in the field of
educational technology. He has co-authored the book Multimedia Projects in the
Classroom: A Guide to Development and Evaluation (Corwin Press, 2002). He enjoys helping
individuals learn how to use technology.