in a Secondary Laptop Environment                 Jim Kinsella     University High School – Normal, IL           Michael K...
The K-12 ClassroomPeoria Christian School                                          Middle School in Maine(circa 1950)     ...
An Exception• WebQuests - http://www.webquest.org• a creative instructional strategy that  guides students through a set o...
Another Exception• schools typically have  access to PowerPoint• teachers already have some  facility with the tool• stude...
US Studies Project•   2 classes of approximately 25 students    in each•   taught essentially an online course in a    lap...
Creating a PPT Game1. Introduce PPT games2. Sharing game ideas and stories3. Different levels of questioning4. Create prot...
Methodology• the multiple-choice portion of the mid-term  exam was divided up into ten questions on  each of the seven top...
Findings• from a statistical standpoint, there were no  significant difference in student  performance (F value = 1.324 / ...
Conclusions• project is still in progress (results of the  final exam still being formatted and  analyzed)• PPT Games were...
Its better because its homemade!http://it.coe.uga.edu/wwild/pptgames/index.html
Contact InformationJim Kinsella  Teacher  University High School – Normal, IL      jkinse@ilstu.eduMichael K. Barbour  Ass...
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Kinsella, J. & Barbour, M. K. (2007, October). PowerPoint games in a secondary laptop environment . Paper presented at the annual National Association of Laboratory Schools Symposium, Johnson City , TN.

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  • What has changed? Desks in rows, students facing forward / Chalk board has gone from black to green / Technology has changed some / Teacher is the sage
  • While a positive step in using technology in the classroom, still very teacher focused.
  • Describe the class and essentially what they did
  • These are the six stages, which can also correspond to six class sessions, that the students undertook to make their games.
  • Essentially our research question was “Is there a difference in students scores when you compare the topic they used to create their game and the other topics?”
  • While there was no statistically significant difference when the student scores were run through SPSS, if you look at the descriptive statistics there was a small improvement of the students scores in their game area, particularly in Class 1.
  • In addition to final exam results, the project will continue to collect more data this year.
  • For more information about the Homemade PowerPoint Games project.
  • If you’d like to contact us.
  • NALS 2007 - PowerPoint Games in a Secondary Laptop Environment

    1. 1. in a Secondary Laptop Environment Jim Kinsella University High School – Normal, IL Michael K. Barbour Wayne State University Detroit, MI
    2. 2. The K-12 ClassroomPeoria Christian School Middle School in Maine(circa 1950) (circa 2005) Images from http://www.peoriachristian.org/index.php?section=26 and http://www.mamleonline.org/thumb-classroom.jpg
    3. 3. An Exception• WebQuests - http://www.webquest.org• a creative instructional strategy that guides students through a set of specific tasks, using pre-selected resources, to complete an assignment• based on what teachers already do – design instruction for students – use Internet resources – make good use of student time• teachers feel good about integrating technology into their classroom
    4. 4. Another Exception• schools typically have access to PowerPoint• teachers already have some facility with the tool• students are also familiar with the tool• everyone would like to be Its better because its homemade! able to use it for more than just another PowerPoint presentation
    5. 5. US Studies Project• 2 classes of approximately 25 students in each• taught essentially an online course in a laptop supported environment• worked in groups of three• created PPT Game on one of seven topics covered by the mid-term exam
    6. 6. Creating a PPT Game1. Introduce PPT games2. Sharing game ideas and stories3. Different levels of questioning4. Create prototype of the game5. Peer review6. Share games with the class
    7. 7. Methodology• the multiple-choice portion of the mid-term exam was divided up into ten questions on each of the seven topic areas• compared student performance in the topic area that the created their game in, with their performance in the other six areas
    8. 8. Findings• from a statistical standpoint, there were no significant difference in student performance (F value = 1.324 / α = 0.253)Student Average Scores By Class By Topic On Mid-Term Exam Class 1 Class 2 TotalExam Score in Game Area 5.76 4.72 5.35Average Exam Score in Non-Game 5.10 4.71 5.01Areas
    9. 9. Conclusions• project is still in progress (results of the final exam still being formatted and analyzed)• PPT Games were as effective as the other methods students used to review for their mid-term exam• both the teacher and the researchers that they enjoyed this activity
    10. 10. Its better because its homemade!http://it.coe.uga.edu/wwild/pptgames/index.html
    11. 11. Contact InformationJim Kinsella Teacher University High School – Normal, IL jkinse@ilstu.eduMichael K. Barbour Assistant Professor Wayne State University – Detroit, MI mkbarbour@gmail.com http://www.michaelbarbour.com

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