Electronic Village Online 2008

Teaching with Technology: PowerPoint in the Classroom

WEEK 2:
January 21-27, 2008

Syllabus
Getting Started

Week 1

 
Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6
Important Links
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Objectives

  • become familiar with PowerPoint

  • share ideas for a PowerPoint

  • develop a brief slide show (3-4 slides) for a lesson on a topic of your choice

Discussion Topics

In the Teaching with PowerPoint YahooGroup (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeachingwithPowerPoint/), click Messages > Post to write your comments to the following questions:

  1. What is your reaction to one of the articles on PowerPoint or Blended Learning (see the Reading Choices below)?
  2. How can PowerPoint be used in the classroom?
 

Tasks

Task 1: Becoming familiar with PowerPoint slide shows (skip if already familiar with PowerPoint)

  • Go to our YahooGroup, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeachingwithPowerPoint/. Click on FILES and open up the folder titled "Sample PowerPoints".  Look at some examples of PowerPoint presentations.

  • Click on the tutorial PowerPoint 2002 Beginning and print it out. Use the information from pages 1-5 to work with the sample PowerPoint slide show you opened: Opening a Presentation, the Office Assistant, the PowerPoint Menu Bar, Toolbars, Outline and Slides Pane, Slide Sorter View, Viewing the Slide Show in Play Mode, Tips and Tricks - Playing the Slide Show

Task 2: Submit your ideas for a Power Point project to the Teaching with PowerPoint YahooGroup.  Click Messages > Post to share your ideas. The project will be completed and presented in Week 6 (examples: a CALL lesson or a student project).

Task 3: Begin to create a Power Point presentation.
Expected outcome:

  • a cover/title page for the slide show with project title, author's name, institutional affiliation, date

  • 3-4 slides (no animation): one with bulleted text; one slide with 2 columns, one slide with text and clipart

  • slide transitions (consistent on all slides)

  • text with font effects and colors to offset important teaching points. 
     
    View the model PPT presentation in our YahooGroup > FILES > Model PowerPoint Presentations > Model PPT--Week 2 to see how the features for this week are incorporated.
    Use the Checklist, Elements of Effective PowerPoints--Week 2 to make sure you have included the necessary components.
    Upload your lesson/project to the Teaching with PowerPoint YG > Files > Week 2 Participant PowerPointsRequest feedback from the group.

You can learn how do accomplish this task by using either of the alternatives below.

Alternative A: Using a tutorial with text and screenshots
         
Click on the tutorial Microsoft PowerPoint XP Quick Reference and print it out. Walk through the tasks on pages 1-4 to create the first 3-4 slides of your lesson: Create a New Presentation, Select a Slide Autolayout (title slide for slide 1), Format Text, Align Text, Insert a New Slide in Slide View, Create Slides with Bulleted Text, Create Indent Levels, Add Clip Art, Different Slide Views, Duplicate a slide, Rearrange Slides, Apply a Transition to Slides, Save the Presentation
Upload your presentation to the folder Week 2 Participant PowerPoints in the YahooGroup, Teaching with PowerPoint.

Alternative B: Using Kent Matsueda's interactive PowerPoint tutorial with video (for fast Internet connections only, NOT dial-up)
          Download and follow the instructions in this tutorial.  Turn your speakers on to hear Kent Matsueda's instructions for on-screen movements.  This tutorial has three parts and may take some time to download.  Please be patient.

Reading Choices

NOTE: The readings are organized around topics related to the use of PowerPoint in face-to-face teaching situations where technology is used as a tool.
Choose
ONE of the articles from the topics
(see Discussion Question 1 above).  Read and post a brief reaction in our Teaching with PowerPoint YG (Messages > Post). Put an abbreviated title of the article into the subject heading of the message.
For additional articles on each of the topics below, please click Additional Reading Choices.

Topic A: PowerPoint

  1. Murray, Katherine (2002, Sept. 16).  10 Tips for Creating Effective Presentations in PowerPoint 2002
    <http://www.microsoft.com/office/previous/xp/columns/column08.asp>
  2. Garber, Angela R. (2001, April 1).  Death By PowerPoint
    http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/article.php/684871
  3. Corbin Ball Associates (2002). Avoiding "Death by PowerPoint"
    http://www.corbinball.com/articles/art-powerpoint.htm

Topic B: Blended Learning

  1. Valiathan, Purnima (August 2002). Blended Learning ModelsLearning Circuits.
    http://www.learningcircuits.org/2002/aug2002/valiathan.html
  2. Rossett, Allison, Douglis, Felicia, and  Frazee, Rebecca V. (July 2003). Strategies for Building Blended Learning.  Learning Circuits.  http://www.learningcircuits.org/2003/jul2003/rossett.htm

Checklist of Tasks for Week 2

I have…….

  1. opened and viewed PowerPoint slide shows in different modes (outline, slide sorter view, play mode);

  2. viewed a model PowerPoint presentation for basic skills to be learned and practiced;

  3. shared ideas for a PowerPoint lesson project;

  4. created the first 3-4 slides of my PowerPoint lesson/project and uploaded them to the Yahoo!Group Teaching with PowerPoint YG > Files > Week 2 Participant PowerPoints;

  5. read an article on a chosen topic and posted a brief reaction to it in the Yahoo!Group.

Next, click on the link to the Activities for Week 3.

EVO PowerPoint team: Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Roger Drury, Kent Matsueda, Jessica Noyes, and Sandy Wagner
Created August 10, 2007; last updated December 19, 2012