Electronic Village Online 2008

Teaching with Technology: PowerPoint
in
the Classroom

WEEK 5:
February 11-17, 2008

Syllabus
Getting Started

Week 1

Week 2
Week 3

Week 4

 

Week 6
Important Links
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Objectives

  • complete work on the PPT lesson project and upload the project to the YahooGroup

  • invite feedback from other participants on the PPT lesson project
     

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 Focus on the Learner/Learner Autonomy (see the Reading Choices below)?

  2. How could you use PPT for learner assessment?

  3. What recommendations would you make to someone who wants to create a PPT presentation?  Include some important considerations you have learned over the past few weeks for creating and delivering a presentation using PPT.

Tasks

Participants will have two options for this week's tasks: 

Option A: Consolidate your work on PPT features from previous weeks and expand the basics by working on particular aspects of the PPT tutorials, refining your skills/PPT lesson. 
Option B: Try more advanced features of PPT, e.g. sound, using
Narration in PowerPoint 2002.

OPTION A: Consolidating and expanding the basics
Expected outcome: Action buttons on each slide (Home, Previous, Next) for easy Web viewing/navigation and linking to a file or document
Click on the link to the
PowerPoint 2002 Intermediate tutorial and walk through the tasks on page 10.

Task 1A: View a model PowerPoint presentation in the Yahoo!Group FILES > Model PowerPoint Presentations > Model PPT--Week 5 (Options A + B) > Model PPT-- Week 5 to see how the features for this week are incorporated. (Note: The PPT is there as a link to an 8MB file on my Web site, so it may take some time to download, but it is also there as a link to a small file, compressed with Impatica.)

Task 2A: Continue to work on your PPT lesson/project by incorporating more elements from Weeks 2-4 and adding:

  • Action Buttons (p. 10), Linking to a File or Document (p. 10)

  • Customizing animations--elaborate using the components you added to the Week 3 PPT ("on mouse click," "with previous")

Important note: For any linked or embedded files (sound, Word, Excel, video, etc.), please see the following tutorials

Task 3A: Use the Checklist, Elements of Effective PowerPoints--Week 5 to make sure you have included the necessary components.Upload your lesson/project to the Teaching with PowerPoint YG > Files > Week 5 Participant PowerPointsRequest feedback from the group.  Post a message to the group, inviting feedback from participants.

OPTION B: Working with sound recordings and more advanced functions of PowerPoint
Expected outcome: inclusion of movies, sounds, music or narration in your slide show

Task 1B: View a model Power Point presentation in the Yahoo!Group FILES > Model PowerPoint Presentations > Model PPT--Week 5 (Options A + B) > Model PPT-- Week 5 to see how the features for this week are incorporated. (Note: The PPT is there as a link to an 8MB file on my Web site, so it may take some time to download, but it is also there as a link to a small file, compressed with Impatica.)

Task 2B: Open the tutorial Narration in PowerPoint 2002 and complete the following tasks outlined on pages 1-2:

Movies and Sounds--Recording Sounds in PPT; Recording Sounds Using Sound Recorder; Slide Show Options--looping, pen, Hiding a Slide, Creating a Custom Show; Saving: Advanced Formats; Burning to a CD; Tips and Tricks; Using the Mouse (navigator)

(Optional: PowerPoint Sounds, Music, or Narration -- with screenshots; click Next under the screenshot to advance)

Important note: Sound files larger than 100kb are no longer embedded in the PowerPoint presentation but are linked to the presentation.  They will play if used on the same computer but will not be found when the PowerPoint is transferred and played to another computer.  To understand the difference between linked and embedded files (sound, Word, Excel, video, etc.), please download Training Presentation: PowerPoint 2003--Playing Sound.

Task 3B: For packaging and playing linked files on another computer, please work through the following tutorials:

Possible sources of free sound clips (music) for PPT presentations:

Task 4B: Use the Checklist, Elements of Effective PowerPoints--Week 5 to make sure you have included the necessary components.
Upload your lesson/project to the Teaching with PowerPoint YG > Files > Week 5 Participant PowerPointsRequest feedback from the group. Post a message to the group, inviting feedback from participants.
Important note: To save file space in our YahooGroup, we may have to delete previous week's PPTs or store them in an archival YahooGroup.

Optional: Additional PowerPoint tutorials:

  1. Russell, Wendy.  Add Speaker Notes
    http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/powerpoint101/ss/slide_views_5.htm

  2. Russell, Wendy.  Make a Family Tree in PowerPoint Using the Organization Chart (for younger learners or business students)
    http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/classrooms/ss/family_tree.htm

  3. Russell, Wendy.  PowerPoint Template: Multiple Choice Quizzes
    http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/classrooms/ss/mc_quiz_templ.htm

  4. Russell, Wendy.  PowerPoint Story Templates Can Help Develop Writing and Story Telling Skills
    http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/classrooms/a/story_template.htm

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 below (see Discussion Question 1 above).  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. PowerPoint Tips & Tutorials Create a quiz game (2006)
    http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/powerpoint_tip_quiz_game.html

  2. Geetesh Bajaj. Simple Quizzes in PowerPoint
    http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=210

Topic B: Focus on the Learner/Learner Autonomy

  1. Jones, Jeremy (2001).  CALL and the Teacher's Role in Promoting Learner Autonomy. CALL-EJ Online 3 (1). 

  2. Gonzales, Abigail Hawkins, and Miller Nelson, Laurie (January 2005).  Learner-centered instruction promotes student success T.H.E. Journal Online

Checklist of Tasks for Week 5

I have .....

  1. chosen an alternative and completed the tasks for it

    Option A: consolidated and expanded my PPT lesson/project, using elements from the PowerPoint Beginning tutorial
    Option B: incorporated narration and other multimedia elements and have uploaded my expanded project to the Yahoo!Group folder, PowerPoint projects by participants

  2. 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 6.

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