A Quick Glance At Summative & Formative Assessment eTools: PRESENTATION SOFTWARE Amy J. Lukic Grand Canyon University TECH 546 July 27, 2011
Presentation Software A Summative and Formative Assessment Technology Tool Although presentation software was originally developed for the business world, recent studies have proven that it can be an effective assessment tool in education. A recent study supervised by the University of Tennessee supports the conclusion that Microsoft PowerPoint can be an effective assessment and intervention tool when increasing fluency and automaticity in math facts (Parkhurst et al, 2009). A second study out of Charles University in Prague elicits the efficiency of the creation of presentations as didactic tools that, with trained teachers, can positively influence the instructional effectiveness (Urbanova & Ctrnactova, 2009). Whether it is an interactive Jeopardy game using MSPowerPoint or a student created project, presentationsoftware can be an effective tool in driving anddifferentiating instruction for today’s twenty-first centurylearners.
Presentation Software Computer AND Web-basedComputer Based Applications Web Based Applications Presentation software Prezi is a web-based available for PC or Mac include presentation in the style of a Microsoft PowerPoint and giant poster where important Keynote for Macs. information is zoomed in and Templates are available to use out. with PowerPoint in order to Other online resources for create content driven games creating and viewing such as Jeopardy and presentations include Hollywood Squares (Aronin Knoodle.com and and O’Neal, 2011) SmartDraw.com.
Presentation Software: The CostComputer Based Applications Web Based Applications Microsoft PowerPoint: $100 Prezi.com will upload your http://office.microsoft.com/en- PowerPoint or Keynote slides us/powerpoint/ and create one giant interactive online poster. ($100-200 per year) Apple’s Keynote Software $60 Webex.com (free trial and http://www.apple.com/iwork/ke pay per use pricing available ynote/ starting at $.33 per minute)
Presentation Software: What Assessment Data is Produced? Activity DataFormative Interactive Presentation • Diagnostic slides can be created to check for class prior knowledge and connect understandings to new knowledge. • Partner talks and daily exit slips can be incorporated for monitoring students progress throughout a lesson. Presentation Template: • Games such as Jeopardy can quickly Games assess how groups as well as individuals are achieving content standards through immediate response activities.Summative Student created • Evidence of specific content standards presentation or digital achieved through student created story presentation & rubrics, as well as integrated technology standards.
Presentation Software: How Does it Drive & Differentiate Instruction?Activity How will it help drive and differentiate instruction?Specialized • Diagnostic: These slides can drive instruction and planning by givingslides context for learning and identify needs of a group of students. • Partner Talks: When students are engaged in conversation, the instructor can monitor and redirect instruction accordingly. • Exit Slips: These slides, when presented daily throughout a unit of study, can assist in the development of new knowledge, as ideas are connected to past learning.Game Games such as Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire not onlyTemplates engage the learner, but it can also give real time directed instruction for further investigations in problem solving activities. (edgames.com)Student • Rubrics can be used for assessing students ability to demonstrate masterPresentation of standards. These results can also drive instruction by identifyingor Digital missed points in which may be retaught in the next unit of study.Story • Presentations are naturally differentiated for all types of learning styles, language and content proficiency levels.
Presentation Software: Best Practices An article out of Illinois Institute of Technology inChicago concludes that teachers MUST use guidelines whenusing presentations as instructional tools, (Kraus, 2008).Rudolf Kraus sustains that there are many benefits toutilizing PowerPoint as a significant tool in creating anadvantage in teaching complex concepts in scienceeducation. However, Kraus argues that instructional presentationsmust stray from the original business oriented linear tool, toa more interactive, student driven activity that assessesstudent achievement and drives instruction.
Presentation Software: Conclusion & Resources When used appropriately, presentation software canbe an effective and engaging assessment tool in theclassroom. Presentations, whether used as aninstructional tool or when creating a culminating studentproduct, can yield important real time data used tomonitor goals and drive instruction. For further information resources about how you can integratepresentation software and templates into your instruction andassessment, visit the following websites:• http://www.eduplace.com/edugames.html• http://teach.fcps.net/trt10/PowerPoint.htm• http://people.uncw.edu/ertzbergerj/msgames.htm
References - This presentation was created by Amy J. Lukic TEC 546, Grand Canyon University July 27, 2011Aronin, S., O’Neal, M. (2011). Twenty Ways to Assess Students Using Technology. Science Scope, National Science Teachers Association Publication, Summer, 2011, p25-31.Kraus, Rudolf (2008). Presentation Software: Strong Medicine or Tasty Placebo? Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, 8(1), page 70-81.Parkhurst, J., Skinner, C., Yaw, J., Poncy, B., Adcock, W., Luna, E. (2009). Efficient Class-wide Remediation: Using Technology to Identify Idiosyncratic Math Facts for Additional Automaticity Drills. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation & Therapy, Volume 6, No. 2.Ubanova, K., Ctrnactova, H. (2009). Efficiency of PowerPoint Presentation as a Component of Science Education. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, Volume 17, 2009, page 203-211.