Folk Tale Project Purpose: To learn several computer skills including: PowerPoint basics, cut and paste, navigating a web page, using clip art, select all, inserting slides, saving to flash drive presenting to the class, and editing a selection.
To begin: <ul><li>Create a blank PowerPoint slide and Minimize it. </li></ul>
Folk Tale Project <ul><li>Go to the website below and read four (4) of the stories. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.storyarts.org/library/nutshell/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>After you have read the four stories, choose one to use as your project. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Select the story by clicking and dragging your cursor from the beginning to the end of the story. Once it is selected, go to the toolbar and under “Edit, Select “Copy” </li></ul>
<ul><li>Now return to your PowerPoint and click on the slide you created. </li></ul><ul><li>Under “Edit” this time select “Paste” and the story will appear on the slide. </li></ul><ul><li>(If the lettering is too big, click on it and choose Control + A to select it all. Then you can choose the font size that will fit.) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Choose a font that fits your story. If it is Scary, you might want to use Chiller , or Black Adder. If it is funny, you might use Jokerman or Forte . Use your imagination. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Now separate the story into at least four parts and paste each part on a separate slide. </li></ul><ul><li>(To create a new slide, go to the toolbar and select “Insert New Slide”) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Once you have pasted the story on the pages, go to clip art or to the internet and find illustrations to help tell your story and paste them in. Create a beginning and ending page for your story. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Finally, save your story to a flash drive and read it as you show it to the class on the Promethean. </li></ul>
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.