Most classroom PowerPoints are about as much fun as a career ed filmstrip. Luckily, PowerPak for PowerPoint has more than 20 engaging PowerPoint templates you can easily fit into your teaching process. They include interactive courses, games, and home assignments themed after such popular TV shows as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Family Feud, and Hollywood Squares. The graphics and sound aren't spectacular, but they're a step up from the usual headlines and bullets. The trial download comes with two sample presentations and an exhaustive manual, so even novices can start customizing. We'd have liked to see a step-by-step wizard, but that's a small quibble. If you want to spice up your lessons, give PowerPak for PowerPoint a try. You have nothing to lose but your dull reputation.
What's new in version 1.2
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedMay 13, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows (all), Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader
This add-in for PowerPoint and Word provides all of the groundwork you need to create professionally designed lessons, presentations, supporting games and assessments. All templates maintain a creative theme throughout the slides and the hyperlinking has been done for you. Simply insert your questions and answers and your lesson is ready for student use. Cover all curriculum areas using these 24 templates to create single student, as well as group activities. Students will love these themed templates, including: Sports Challenge, Cosmic Feud, Academic 500, Mystery Detectives, Sunken Millions. This sampler comes with one limited game templates and one completed course which is yours to keep. The full package integrates with PowerPoint, and includes a complete manual in printed and electronic format.