Digital presentations are a great way for teachers to integrate technology into their curriculum. This presentation focused on K,1,and 2 but could easily be modified for use by any grade with any subject.
Integrating Technology Using Digital Presentations
Integrating Technology to Meet Required Standards
Kindergarten and First Grade Standard 11. Participate in multimedia group projects. Second Grade Standard 11. Produce a digital presentation.
Some Ideas to Get You Started <ul><li>Make a book </li></ul><ul><li>Make a digital book </li></ul><ul><li>Make a single slide </li></ul><ul><li>Make a slide show </li></ul><ul><li>Make a poster </li></ul>Click a Topic for More Information Exit Show
Make a Book Let each student draw a picture on the computer using your paint program. Let them add some text and then print. Bind these pages together to make a book. Back The Tree The tree grew year after year. It was there in the fall, winter, spring and summer. In the winter, it had no leaves. The birds used the branches to perch.
Make a Digital Book Back Let each student make a single page and combine to make a class book or let each student make several pages for their own individual book. Save these to a CD or upload to your blog for the students to share.
Make a Single Slide Using PowerPoint let each child make a single slide to use as the visual to a presentation. <ul><li>Insert a scanned picture or page from the book to go with an oral book report. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a picture or map to go with a report on a state, country, animal, insect, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a digital picture taken by the student to illustrate a piece of writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to see an example. </li></ul>Back
Back <ul><li>Otters are mammals. </li></ul><ul><li>They eat fish, frogs, snakes, insects, snails, and worms. </li></ul><ul><li>They have 2 to 4 pups a year. </li></ul>Otters
Make a Slide Show Use the students single slides and combine them together to make a PowerPoint slide show. Back
Make a Poster Back The students can take pictures using a digital camera or download pictures from the internet. Then, they can use the computer to type all information to be displayed on the poster. Making titles in a larger font size than the other information. Finally, they cut this out and glue it on to complete the poster or print and enlarge with a poster printer .
These ideas can be used with any subject or topic. Try it with: <ul><li>Math Make slides using different ways to solve the same problem </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts Take pictures of students during Reader’s Theatre and let them explain the scene. </li></ul><ul><li>Science Take pictures of experiments and explain the process and outcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies Choose to make a time period book. Let each student illustrate something different from the same period. For example, famous people from the 80’s, or medical advances, or fashion changes, etc. </li></ul>