How to Show Student PowerPoint Presentations on an iPad

By Sam Gliksman

If your students make a great presentation on their iPads, you will want the class to be able to view their hard work. Keynote is a great program, but it’s traditionally been regarded as the little cousin of PowerPoint. Most people who have been giving presentations for years have been using PowerPoint and looking for ways to migrate those presentations over to iPads.

Luckily, if this is a situation you find yourself or your students in, you have a potential solution.

It has taken a while, but Microsoft finally released long-awaited versions of the Microsoft Office suite of apps for the iPad in March 2014. The Office suite includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, One Note, and more. Download the free PowerPoint app from the App Store and you can view and show your presentations.

If you want to create and edit presentations on your iPad, you need a subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365 service. Subscriptions give you access to the full Office suite of apps on up to five PCs or Macs in addition to five mobile devices. Contact Microsoft for details if you’re interested in Office 365 for your educational institution.

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