Seven more unexpected (and great!) ways to use PowerPoint in your classroom

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Seven more unexpected (and great!) ways to use PowerPoint in your classroom

  1. 1. Seven more unexpected (and GREAT!) ways to use PowerPoint in lessons by Fiona Beal
  2. 2. 1. Use Powerpoint as a brochure This idea comes from a website Oakdome
  3. 3. Side 1 of the brochure
  4. 4. Side 2 of the brochure
  5. 5. Skills used in this lesson (Grade 5 Social Sciences – heritage trail) • Research Heritage sites to find one in the assigned province • Create the brochure • Insert required information using text boxes • Add clipart or other images related to task
  6. 6. An example
  7. 7. 2. Use Powerpoint to make a 3D museum This idea comes from a lovely shared resource in Simple K12
  8. 8. Topic subheading (3 rooms) Hyperlink to a Word document of information Add a sign to next room Insert a downloaded video or an audio podcast that you make yourself – or two separate pictures Change colour of walls and texture of floor in each room Add a clipart figure that walks across the room Picture
  9. 9. Skills used in this lesson (Grade 6 Social Sciences – medicine) • Follow instructions • Insert video, MP3 audio and pictures into shapes • Change colour and texture of shapes • Create an animated person • Hyperlink to a word document of information
  10. 10. An example
  11. 11. 3. Use Powerpoint to make an animation for weather Grade 3 This idea comes from a lovely TeachMeet presentation from East London presented by Megan Skelly from Hudson Primary School
  12. 12. Clipart A great source of free, high resolution, background-less clipart is www.clker.com
  13. 13. Skills used in this lesson • • • • • • • Moving shapes around Create four slides relating to seasons Create the scene from the clipart and add colour Add a verbal recording about each page “Bring to front” and “Send to back” Inserting and animating WordArt Animation: entrance and motion effects, reordering
  14. 14. An example
  15. 15. 4. Use Powerpoint to make an animation for learning about the water cycle in Grade 4 This idea comes from a lovely TeachMeet presentation from East London presented by Megan Skelly from Hudson Primary School
  16. 16. Grade 4 - Photosynthesis
  17. 17. oxygen Photosynthesis sunlight carbon dioxide sugar water
  18. 18. Photosynthesis oxygen sunlight carbon dioxide sugar water
  19. 19. Skills learned in this lesson • • • • • • • Slide transitions Inserting, colouring and rotating shapes Inserting and animating textboxes Formatting the background Ordering Grouping Animation: entrance effects, reordering
  20. 20. 5. Use Powerpoint to reinforce learning about Direct and indirect Speech This idea is, I think, my own!
  21. 21. Skills used in this lesson • Creating speech bubbles and characters • Creating a conversation • Using animations to make the speech bubbles disappear as they are said.
  22. 22. 6. Use Powerpoint to learn about life cycles in Grade 5 This idea came from Mary Lou Berndt from Stirling Primary in East London who presented it at a TeachMeet. This adaptation comes from Oakdome.com
  23. 23. Skills used in this lesson (from Oakdome) • Learn about life cycles • Use images, text boxes and arrows to create a life cycle • Arrange the life cycle in the correct order • Animate images • Give a verbal run through as the animation happens
  24. 24. 7. Use Powerpoint to make stop animation videos in PowerPoint This idea came from Gaye Pieterse a High School teacher from Durban Girls College
  25. 25. How to do Stopframe Animations in Powerpoint By Gaye Pieterse
  26. 26. Step 1 Show the class the PPT on animations if want to teach both animation & transitions. Then get them to do the animations as an exercise.
  27. 27. Step 2 Show the class the YouTube tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02A_-3ZwE6w
  28. 28. Step 3 Show the class how to add sound: From file:
  29. 29. From clip audio:
  30. 30. From recording own sound file:
  31. 31. From recording whole slideshow – timing & sound (best option) or can do a mixture of all of the above
  32. 32. Step 4 Test sound and transition duration & adjust Voila!!
  33. 33. Skills used in these lessons • • • • • • • • Browsing internet & inserting images Drawing images in PPT Editing images in PPT Grouping & ungrouping images in PPT Copying & pasting slides in PPT Using timing in PPT Creating animations in PPT (with shapes) Adding sound in PPT (from file, clip audio, own recording) • Recording slide show in PPT • Trimming audio in PPT • Creating a stopframe story
  34. 34. *Some of these will be placed on the SchoolNet blog as lesson ideas *That’s all for today. *Thank you.

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