Jennifer Ririe Student Book Reports using PowerPoint ElEd Technology Integration Report
Learning objective for technology integrated lesson: <ul><li>Standard 8, Objective 6, Indicator c: Produce informational text (e.g., book reports, cause and effect reports, compare and contrast essays, observational/research reports, content area reports, biographies, historical fiction, summaries). </li></ul>
Assignment Requirements: <ul><li>PowerPoint Presentation should contain 5 slides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide 1: Introduction of book—Title, author, and pictures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide 2: Book Summary—Briefly summarize the book (without giving away the ending!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide 3: Favorite character—Introduce the class to your favorite character (include name, personality traits, ways that the character changed by the end of the book, and reasons why the character is your favorite). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide 4: Book Theme—What is one of the major themes in the book? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide 5: Personal opinion—How do you rate this book? Would you recommend this book to others? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it attractive and appealing! Make it colorful and interesting! Make your classmates want to read the book! </li></ul></ul>
Reflection <ul><li>What went well : The assignment was organized so that each student could show what they learned and be creative. Since the content for each slide was already determined, the students didn’t have to spend a lot of time deciding how they would present their book report. It was nice that all of the students could see the slides at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>What went NOT so well : It took a long time for all of the students to present their book reports. Also, I didn’t think about what to do for fast-finishers. Some of the students were more familiar with PowerPoint than others, so they finished their book reports long before their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>In the future : I would do a lesson beforehand, just on how to use PowerPoint. This would ensure that all of the students would be ready to create their book reports. </li></ul>
Principles of Technology Integration: <ul><li>1. Student Use of Technology : This lesson demonstrated effective technology integration because it involved all of the students in actively using the technology (PowerPoint). </li></ul><ul><li>2. Technology Use is Essential : This lesson was somewhat effective in making the technology essential to the learning activity. The students could have used paper and writing materials to create their book reports rather than PowerPoint Presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Focus on Learning Task : This lesson was effective at focusing on the learning task and not the technology. The book reports were the main focus—not the creation of the PowerPoint Presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Added Value : The technology in this lesson added value to learning by aiding the students in creating professional and quality presentations. It was easier for the students to present their book reports using the technology than if they didn’t use the technology. </li></ul>
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