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PowerPoint & Keynote

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office system. Microsoft PowerPoint runs on Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS computer operating systems.

It is widely used by business people, educators, students, and trainers and is among the most prevalent forms of persuasion technology. Beginning with Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft revised branding to emphasize PowerPoint's identity a component within the office suite. Microsoft began calling it Microsoft Office PowerPoint instead of merely Microsoft PowerPoint. The current version is Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. As a part of the Microsoft Office suite, PowerPoint has become the world's most widely used presentation program.

Keynote icon Apple Computer

Keynote screen grab

Keynote is the Apple® counterpart to Microsoft Office PowerPoint. In a Macintosh environment, rich-looking video transitions are easy to specify.

Powerpoint logo

Powerpoint on Windows

PowerPoint 2007 running on Widnows Vista

Powerpoint Mac icon

PowerPoint running on Mac Leopard

Microsoft PowerPoint:Mac 2008 running on Mac OS X 10.5.

Computer Classroom Furniture Considerations

Room arrangement flexibility is usually better than a fixed formation. A fixed arrangement should allow focused sight lines for instruction (viewing interactive whiteboard) and small groups for interaction for a blended learning approach.

A flexible arrangement might include tables with casters for mobility and the use of WiFi to reduce the need to be tethered.

Mobile technology, such as laptops, iPods and PDAs might be considered, along with docking for these devices in the furniture, if only for charging.


Microsoft PowerPoint. (2008, January 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:14, January 29, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Microsoft_PowerPoint&oldid=187254614

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