- Try making "objects" clickable – for example: lines (which line is the tanget), clickable transparent and non transparent overlays on a map (the transparent overlay is on a river system, when clicked, the nontransparent overlay identifies it as the Tigres Eurphrates), clickable transparent and non transparent overlays on a cell, clickable buttons for a quiz, with single slides for the "right answer" response and "wrong answer" response. This used the button which takes someone back to the last slide viewed. You can also have a clickable periodic table and an interactive time line. Try using sound, like using the effect of having a sound played on mouseover of a hyperlinked object to help explain it. This would be good for a foreign language application.
- Any picture can become a background (ie, a cell, or a map) and any object can be clickable (have actions assigned to it.)
- Try making a jeopardy game with interactivity. Because there are no fancy animations, you can to save it as a web page and post it on the web.
- A neat tool for PowerPoint is an Add-On which is free for the download from the Microsoft Office site. It lets you create a slide show of photographs/images in less than 10 seconds! If you have a large series of still images and want a "quick and dirty" slide show, this is the way to go! It is called "Photo Album" and information can be found about it at: http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/2000/articles/PPTPhotoAlbum1.htm
- The trick that teachers really like allows them to share a screen with a video projector (projecting their PowerPoint slide show) and an overhead projector (to project other illustrative visuals). The trick is to press the "B" key while in the middle of the slide show. This turns the screen "black", allowing you to shine the overhead projector onto the screen. When finished, just press the "B" again to toggle the slide show back on.