5 – PowerPoint

Microsoft Office Online

PowerPoint, presentation software is part of the Microsoft Office suite.

PowerPoint has now reason back to its 2007 ranking of #5 in the list

Website Cost Availability
www.microsoft.com/powerpoint Commercial – Free trial available Download
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
5 8 19 21 13 8 5

Comments from those who selected PowerPoint as one of their Top Tools

I really don’t make presentations with it anymore, but I use it constantly for quick image collection and manipulation, April 2014
Great storyboarding tool, and clip art can be very impactful if used correctly. Just no bean people. Please. Rricia Rasom, 2014

easy to use and make simple interactions, 2013
still one of easiest ways to structure learning content  Danny Ortegon, 2013
would like to move away from it, but still my go to presentation software  Debra Lee, 2013
Basic software for educational quizzes and learning material, 2013
does everything you need to create low-cost engaging elearning  Regina Ward, 2013
used in class for larger groups of students and when presenting at conferences.  Jayne Whistance, 2013
my workhorse tool Jane Hart, 2013

  • “most used, most abused, most versatile (even though most don’t know how to use it well). Besides Keynote, Powerpoint is the tool”  Corinne Burkhert
  • “in it purest multimedia form of image, smooth transitions, words to nudge a thought or fire a synapse. Haven’t the bullet-point-readers have given it a bad image? It’s a super fast way to compose a picture for other places – make slide and save as jpeg” Mags Amond
  • “Slide shows for presentations are still very popular learning resources both among teachers and students. Power Point is very comprehensive although it is easy to use. I do not know better tool for making slide shows”. Vaclav Friedrich
  • “Very easy to use but with enough features to allow the creation of more elaborate learning resources”  Karl Goddard
  • “that’s my everyday tool and I am still waiting for something better” Jochen Robes
  •  ”I continue to use PowerPoint to add a visual touch to my online classes, but the real power lies in coupling PowerPoint with other tools such as SlideShare or Camtasia, adding narrative to the slide deck.”  Britt Wattwood

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