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PowerPoint in the Classroom

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PowerPoint in the Classroom

 

DON'T DO THIS!!!

Hilarious movie about how NOT to use PowerPoint (downloaded from TeacherTube)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for learning about Power Point

If you need more information about how to make PowerPoint presentations, check out these online resources.

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tutorials/ew_ppt.htm

http://www.actden.com/pp2003/index.htm

http://learningelectric.com/powerpoint.htm

 

Rubrics for scoring student PowerPoints 

If you assign PowerPoints to students, try using a rubric to evaluate the final products. Giving students the rubric ahead of time provides guidance as they work.

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/pptrubric.html

http://www.schools.lth5.k12.il.us/aviston/KBLesson8.html

http://fno.org/sept00/powerpoints.html

 

 

Templates for PowerPoint presentations

Someone has already done the work for you! Check out these templates to make your life easier!

Templates/ideas http://www.vickiblackwell.com/ppttemplates.html

Blank Seasonal Templates http://www.templateready.com/Powerpoint/Free/Templates.html

**A page with examples and templates for a number of activities that go beyond just read the slide outloud

http://ngildart.com/JASCD_PPT_Workshop

-Several math PowerPoints that you can download and use

http://www.modelschools.org/mspmathsci/mathlessons.html

 

Free Sound Effects

 

PowerPoint Game Templates

You need to add the content, but the structure is already created.

http://facstaff.uww.edu/jonesd/games/index.html

 

Free PowerPoint Viewer

For computers that don't have PowerPoint installed- this allows you to see, but not modify, PowerPoints.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=048DC840-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en

 

Need a reminder about your standards? Click here to go to the California Content Standards Page.

 

 

Many Uses, One Program

*** When getting students to create a PPT, have them draft/plan beforehand on paper (storyboard).  This keeps them focused and makes time on the computer more productive.  They don't need to write the text, but plan titles and links and content.  It can be as simple as a folded piece of paper, with one box for each slide. You can also provide a structure for students to follow- tell students what needs to be on each slide.***

 

Social Studies

 

Create interactive calendars for a topic- For more info http://www.microsoft.com/education/aroundtheworld.mspx  (Template below)

  • Important dates in California History, with links to more information
  • Birthdays of important historical figures (such as Revolutionary War icons, World War II figures, etc.) with links to more information, and dates related to the topic

 

Create a timeline of a person's life in a calendar

  • Biographies of historic figures

 

Create an interactive map (Template below)

  • 3rd grade- map of the city/town, showing important places like the school, library, grocery store, fire station.
  • 4th grade-map of California Missions, with each mission linked to a slide with information about it
  • Intermediate- map of explorers' routes with markers on significant locations
  • Map of historical locations with significant locations linked to more information (WWI, Civil War, Civil Rights movement)

 

Reports- Here's an outline for a country report presentation- it could be adapted for states or regions- it's fairly detailed and could be a good first project to get kids started using PPT

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:YeIcSWM5nisJ:lms.saisd.net/resources/Doc/Passport%2520to%2520Europe_student%2520handout.doc+%22social+studies%22+%22Powerpoint%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=67&gl=us

 

Create a subject alphabet book (Template below)

  • Each student can submit one letter or students can be responsible for creating their own alphabet for the topic
  • Can be adapted for different grade levels- primary can be responsible for choosing a word and using it in one sentence; intermediate and up can be responsible for  writing a paragraph defining the word and/or explaining its releveance to the topic
  • To model for middle through high school, use G is for Googol or Q is for Quark by David Schwartz.
  • To model for intermediate, use G is for Golden: A California Alphabet by David Domeniconi or A is for America by Devin Scillian.

 

Science

 

Labeling diagrams and linking for non-linear PPT

  • Cycles- rock, life, photosynthesis, water...
  • Diagrams- cells, plants, body systems...     
  • Charts and Tables- the Mohs Scale of Hardness, the Periodic Table (modeled after this online version: http://www.chemicool.com/)... 

Periodic Table.ppt 

 

 

Create a subject alphabet book (Template below)

  • Each student can submit one letter or students can be responsible for creating their own alphabet for the topic
  • Can be adapted for different grade levels- primary can be responsible for choosing a word and using it in one sentence; intermediate and up can be responsible for  writing a paragraph defining the word and/or explaining its releveance to the topic
  • To model for middle through high school, use G is for Googol or Q is for Quark by David Schwartz.
  • To model for intermediate, use G is for Golden: A California Alphabet by David Domeniconi or A is for America by Devin Scillian.

 

Language Arts

 

Choose your own adventure story

 

Create a timeline of a person's life in a calendar

  • Autobiographies at beginning of year

 

Create a story map (Template below)

 

Graphic Organizers that work well in PowerPoint- these can be a way for students to show their understanding of the story or book.  They are traditional activities, but may be more engaging for students when they can add a little extra flare, such as having the problem appear on the page first, then use an interesting effect to bring in the solution.

  • Cause and Effect or Problem and Solution

 

Create a class Big Book

  • Use a story that follows a template, and each student can contribute a page
  • Students may use clip art to illustrate the page, or use a drawing program to illustrate
  • Examples
    • Things that are MOST in the World by Judi Barrett (great for hyperbole)
    • If... by Sarah Perry (imaginative thinking)
  • "Book" can be projected and read as a class because everyone can see it (and later posted on a class wiki for parents to see!) 

 

Create a patterned book

  • Patterned stories are great in PowerPoint because you can use animations to emphasize the pattern
  • Example books
    • Fortunately by Remy Charlip
    • That's Good! That's Bad! by Margery Cuyler
    • My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman

 

Templates for seasonal stories

 

Math

Create word or story problems and put them in a PPT

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

PowerPoint Templates and Storyboards with Examples

 

Calendar/Timeline

 

Calendar Template.ppt

Calendar Storyboard.pdf

Holiday Calendar.ppt 

 

 

What Would You Do?

 

What Would You Do Template.ppt

What Would You Do Storyboard.pdf

Example-Napoleon Seizes Power Find Your Fate.ppt*

Example-Gold Rush WWYD.ppt 

 

 

Multiple Choice Quiz

 

TEMPLATE - Multiple Choice Q&A Activity - 10 Question.ppt *

MC Quiz Storyboard.pdf 

MC Quiz Example.ppt 

 

 

Interactive Diagram

 

Interactive Diagram Template.ppt

Interactive Diagram Storyboard.pdf 

Example-  Digestion.pps 

 

 

 

Interactive Map

 

Interactive Map Template.ppt  

Interactive Map Storyboard.pdf

Example-American Colonies.ppt

 

 

 

20 Questions

 

 TEMPLATE - 20 Questions.ppt*

20 Questions Storyboard.pdf

20 Questions rocks and minerals.ppt - It's not actually 20 Questions- I ran out of questions! Oops!

 

 

 

Interactive Alphabet

 

A (Fill in the Blank) Alphabet.ppt 

Alphabet Template.ppt 

 

 

*Idea or template courtesy of David Berry and Nathan Gildart of the Japanese American School

http://ngildart.com/JASCD_PPT_Workshop

 


Copyright Resources

Click for a page with resources for learning about PowerPoint

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