- What exactly
are you selling?
PowerPoint® presentations on the
given historical topic ranging anywhere
from 110-235 slides. The slides contain
information in the form of charts,
diagrams, images, audio, video, and
textboxes. The PowerPoint® is on
both the DVD as well as the CD. The
CD also contains a "Documents" folder
which includes a guided worksheet for
students, crossword puzzles linked
with the guided worksheet questions,
lessons, and an exam.
- What is the
difference between the DVD/CDs
and the CD?
The DVDs are designed for teachers
who do not have access to a classroom
LCD projector but still want to use
our PowerPoint® presentations.
By using the DVD remote, teachers
can advance the slides at the speed
appropriate for their classrooms. The
DVD and CD are both included because
the CD contains the supplemental materials:
guided worksheet, lessons, crossword
puzzles, and exam. The CD also contains
the PowerPoint® presentation. A
teacher who plans on using a classroom
computer might only need to buy the
CD since it contains all of the included
materials. Of course buying the DVD/CD
also gives you an extra copy of the
PowerPoint that you can share with
exactly is internet delivery?
for a teacher who needs the presentation
immediately and at a lower cost, MML
will send you the CD version via "Yousendit.com".
You will get an email in your Inbox from
yousendit containing the file to download.
The file will be identical to the CD
version and you can burn it to a CD if
you wish or simply run it from your computer,
flash drive, etc. In
most cases, delivery will be within an
hour of placing your order. If immediate
delivery is desired, please send an email
we will do our best to send it instantly
during standard business hours Pacific
Time. Please note that the download link
will be emailed to the address given
in your order. At this time, the DVD
version is not available for download.
Please inquire as DVD delivery is possible.
- I don't understand
your return policy.
As with other software companies, we
cannot accept opened products. We strive
to make our customers happy and are
available to answer extensive questions
prior to a purchase. Each presentation
is listed on the website with approximately
20 sample slides from the actual presentation,
so we feel that the buyer has a good
idea of what they are purchasing prior
to the point of sale. There are also
samples to download plus a complete
mini-PowerPoint for you to review.
- Do I have to
have PowerPoint® installed
on my computer to run your software?
It is not necessary to have ownership
of PowerPoint®, however the computer
must have a DVD player to be able to
play the presentation. In fact, a computer
is not needed at all if a teacher possesses
a television and DVD player. Microsoft
also gives away a free
PowerPoint viewer that allows you
to view but not create a PowerPoint.
The viewer is needed to play the CD
on a computer that does not have PowerPoint
- Are there narrations
on your DVDs?
Our DVDs do not have narration. Some
of the titles include historical video
or audio, however there is no voice
over narration. We are currently developing
a line of documentaries which will
be available for sale in the near future,
please check back on our site at a
- Can I add,
subtract or change your slides?
Is there copy protection on your
Once you purchase our products, you
may download them onto your hard drive
and modify the presentation as appropriate
for your classroom needs. However,
these take us many months to produce,
and we do have ownership of our presentation
- Could you
send us a sample so we can see
if want to buy a set?
Our website contains approximately
20 slides from each presentation. Simply
click on the titles you are considering
to view actual slides from the presentation.
Also there are sample presentations
available on the homepage as well as
the Free Downloads page.
- My school has
10 teachers and we all want to
use your PowerPoints®. Can
we make copies?
As classroom teachers ourselves, we
understand that funds are limited and
good classroom resources ought to be
shared. Please inform us of your intentions
and we will certainly work out a mutually
- Do you have
Yes we do, several schools across the
nation have purchased them from us.
Please inquire about pricing.
- What are
the worksheets and other documents
you mention and how are they used?
Each presentation includes supplemental
resources for your classroom use. These
include: guided student worksheet with
answers to be found on the slides as
the presentation is presented or later
as a review for students at the end
of the unit; crossword puzzles with
clues generated from the presentation
and closely linked with the guided
worksheet questions as well as the
exam; lessons that range from primary
source document interpretation with
questions, internet based questions,
creative lessons that involve student
interpretation, and others that vary
with each presentation; an exam or
quizzes that are linked to the information
contained in the PowerPoint®. The
number of resources varies.
- What are
your simulation games?
These games are designed to be used
as part of a unit on the given topic,
either as an opening activity to familiarize
students, during the unit as a fun
way of learning the information, or
as a review at the end of the unit.
Most include a background reading on
the topic in order to inform students
of the issues of the era.
- Can you give
us a few tips on how to use your
We designed and used these presentations
in our classroom as lecture/discussion
tools. Over our many years of teaching
we wistfully wished we had some way
of presenting students with pictures,
maps, original documents, photos, videos,
audio sound clips and, later, web sites
to reinforce content and hold their
interest. When PowerPoint® came
along we realized we now had such a
tool. We suggest using them as part
of a teacher directed lesson with the
teacher covering the material using
the PowerPoint® resources. It can
be used as a review tool along with
the guided worksheets with students
answering the questions as the slides
proceed. Multimedia Learning PowerPoint® presentations
are exceptional tools for review and
individual computer lab assignments.
They can also be used as a "make-up" resource
for students who missed class. Simply
put them at a computer and have them
answer the worksheet questions while
working through the PowerPoint®.
We built our entire history courses
- How are your
PowerPoints® different from
the free ones given away on the
We have seen some interesting free
PowerPoints® but the vast majority
are simplistic and violate many of
the fundamental rules for group presentation
i.e. way too much text on multiple
slides. Our PowerPoints® are well
researched, standards based instructional
tools that are designed to help you
help your students master the content
and standards of your state. They are
designed to hold your students interest
and motivate them to learn. Modern
students are visually/media orientated
and MML PowerPoints® are designed
to take advantage of this. We do not
use distracting special effects or
endless slides of bulleted text. Most
important our presentations cover the
entire standard and can be used as
your main classroom teaching vehicle.
Compare one of our presentations with
your history textbook to see how thorough
Multimedia Learning's PowerPoint® presentations
- How are your
PowerPoints® different from
We started producing and marketing
PowerPoint® presentations in early
2003. Since then several other companies,
large and small, began selling history
PowerPoints®. We have seen most
of these and encourage you to compare
ours with theirs. The majority consist
of slide after slide with one picture
and a few bullets. None of them come
with the lessons, quizzes, worksheets
and the other resources we include
in our Documents folder.