Attach multimedia to presentation (Audio and Video)
Add object and slide transitions
Display and/or print the presentation in various formats
Grouping and ungrouping
Students Using PowerPoint: Activities to Consider
What can you use PowerPoint for?
Creative Presentation Ideas
Field Trip Slide Shows
Interactive Book Reports
Simple Classroom Book
Music Class Recitals
Group Slide Shows
Class Yearbook-Type Presentations
Jeopardy Style Games
Personal Story Board
http://www.online.tusc.k12.al.us/tutorials/pptclass/pptclass.htm#ideas What have you done with MS PowerPoint in the classroom or lab? How can MS PowerPoint help with classroom Instruction? With student-teacher engagement?
– Have your students create a personal storyboard, a storyboard of a famous person, or one for a character in a story/book they have read. Include both text and images if you wish. Activity 1
Create a personal story board! Jason Harding
3 Favorite Foods
Personal Symbols Places I Have Visited
Things I did this summer:
Mow the lawn
Attend a Conference
Go to Hawaii
Work on House
Have your students work together and create a class or small group project using PowerPoint Activity 2
Activity 2 Our Solar System
Our Solar System – Group Project
Have each individual complete a single slide on their assigned planet
Each slide will contain
Two to three images from the internet
At least three facts about their planet
A title for their slide
Our Sun is a big star. It is the most noticeable feature in our solar system. It is located at the center of this system. The Sun is so large that our earth could fit inside of it over 1,000,000 times. The Sun's strong gravitational pull holds Earth and the other planets in place. Activity 2 The Sun
PowerPoint for Instruction
“ PowerPoint is where all good presentations go to die” But, it doesn’t have to be this way!
What can engaging content look like?
Content Un-engaging Content
Lots of text
Lots of bullets
Line by line reading
Require students to copy
Limited amount of text
Limited use of bullets
Slides are media rich (music and
Effective use of images
Slides include questions / prompts
Slides include graphs or charts,
cartoons, drawings, paintings,
Content on slides supplements the
actual teaching of the content
The Middle East Try making your PowerPoint both visual and verbal
18. When looking at this map, where do you find Islam the most? 19. When looking at this map, where do you find Islam the least? 20. When looking at this map, what can you tell about Islam in America? Europe? Asia? Africa? Engage students … ask questions on your slides The Middle East
How do we affect our environment? Use images that bring about emotion / discussion
The Iron Curtain Try using less text
1945 1955 1965 1975 1985 US and USSR Fight together In WWII The Cold War 1945 - 1991 (U.S.) (U.S.S.R) The U.S. and U.S.S.R become suspicious of one another. A rivalry begins that is based on military and economic competition. = Wars indirectly fought against one another = Cuban Missile Crisis — potential Nuclear War = Berlin Airlift Use PowerPoint tools to design your own content
Try to avoid …
Dining out during the Great Depression. A family eating at a soup kitchen. Dining out during the Great Depression. A family eating at a soup kitchen. Pay attention to your text and how it interacts with your background
Be Careful of Overload
The Rise of U.S. Imperialism
The period between 1870 and 1914 has been called the Age of Imperialism. Imperialism is the policy of powerful countries seeking to control the economic and political affairs of weaker countries or regions.
Reasons for the growth of imperialism
Resources — Industrial nations of Europe needed raw materials and new markets. They found both in Africa and Asia.
Racism — The belief that one race is superior to another.
Religion — Many Europeans felt it was their duty to spread their religion and culture to other parts of the world. They ignored the fact that Africans and Asians had rich cultures of their own.
Competition — Helped spread imperialism. A European nation might take over an area just to keep rival nations out.
More Overload! Try limiting your slides to one idea or concept each
Try avoiding animated clipart and images
Tools for your Presentation
Use Streaming Video Activity 3 – hyperlink to a video How can I elevate student interest and engagement? Adding short streaming clips to your teacher toolbox can have a positive impact on your classroom and your presentation.
Using Streaming Video Clips Helpful hints on using streaming video in your PowerPoint presentations
Try it out first!
Make sure you have the correct “plug-in”
Download if the file is too large (if you can)
Have direct Ethernet connection to the Internet
Create hyperlink to video in your PowerPoint
presentation (Avoid live video searches in class)
Embed video clips into your blog, wiki, or website
Use video often, but in small snippets (2 – 3 min)
Let freedom ring… Activity 4 - Incorporate Audio
Use Images If you want to publish your presentation on a wiki, blog, or website, use websites that offer free non-copyrighted pictures.
Need help with PowerPoint ideas and techniques, go online!
A few thoughts on technology integration:
Technology in the classroom should complement, rather than replace,
successful methods that teachers use in classroom instruction
The teaching of technology literacy skills should not be separate
from the curriculum
Integrating the appropriate use of technology into the curriculum should
enhance the learning of the content
Jason Harding [email_address] 719-499-8340 Mary Bowie [email_address] 719-499-9759 Doug Larkey [email_address] 719-499-8289 Thank You!