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ERIC Number: EJ875424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
"PowerPoint" Is Not Just for Business Presentations and College Lectures: Using "PowerPoint" to Enhance Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Coleman, Mari Beth
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v6 n1 Article 5 Oct 2009
Microsoft PowerPoint software is widely used in business and higher education and is growing in use with school-aged students. A small body of research has demonstrated that it can be effective in enhancing skill instruction for individuals with disabilities. PowerPoint is not a difficult program to learn, but it provides endless possibilities for the creation of instructional materials. This article presents a brief summary of some of the research that has been done using PowerPoint with individuals who have disabilities to promote computer access, reading decoding, and social communication skills. Several examples of PowerPoint presentations that can be created for use in teaching students with disabilities are described with visual examples provided. Brief directions for using several features of PowerPoint to create instructional presentations are given. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A