Microsoft PowerPoint

Course Syllabus and Lesson Planner

Course Info: Download PDF  

This course is written for grade level 6-12. In this cousre students will learn how to use PowerPoint to make amazing presentaitons as well as some of the settings you can edit inside of PowerPoint. There are videos and quizzes throughout the course that will teach you skills and then test those new skills.


In this course there are 10 modules that cover everything from basic navigation to sharing your presentation.

  • Module 1 covers basic navigation of the course.
  • Module 2 covers Design and Organization
  • Module 3 covers Adding Text and Objects
  • Module 4 covers Modifying Formatting and Themes
  • Module 5 shows you how to add Photos and Graphics.
  • Module 6 covers Charts and Graphs
  • Module 7 shows you how to properly work with SmartArt
  • Module 8 covers Animations and Transitions
  • Module 9 covers Presenter View Secrets
  • Module 10 covers Sharing your Presentation

Course Length:   

As an elective course, we recommend one or two modules / week. Therefore, we feel that this course should take approximately 6 weeks to complete all modules/quizzes, and leave time to study, and take, the final exam. (See Lesson Plan below)

Course Prerequisites (if applicable):


Course Requirements:    

    Computer– Students must have access to a computer with internet access and an internet browser.  Simply STEM has been successfully tested using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.  In addition, we have tested many versions of smart phone/tablet browsers as well.

    Internet Access – Although results may vary, based on connection type and speeds, we have tested our online videos on DSL, Satellite, Cable, and cellular connections.  Our courses cannot be download and require internet access to view them.

Course Grading:  

Grading will be based on quizzes, project uploads, and teacher requirements.

Lesson Plan:
Module 1 – The Basics Week 1
Module 1 – Quiz   Week 1
Module 2 – Design and Organization   Week 1
Module 2 – Quiz   Week 1
Module 3 – Adding Text and Objects   Week 2
Module 3 – Quiz   Week 2
Module 4 – Modifying, Formatting, and Themes   Week 2
Module 4 – Quiz   Week 2
Module 5 – Adding Photos and Graphics   Week 3
Module 5 – Quiz   Week 3
Module 6 – Charts and Graphs   Week 3
Module 6 – Quiz   Week 3
Module 7 – SmartArt   Week 4
Module 7 – Quiz   Week 4
Module 8 – Animations and Transitions   Week 4
Module 8 – Quiz   Week 4
Module 9 – Presenter View Secrets   Week 5
Module 9 – Quiz   Week 5
Module 10- Sharing Your Presentation   Week 5
Module 10 – Quiz   Week 5
Study for Final Exam   Week 6
Final Exam Week 6