PowerPoint

This blog post is cross-posted from Margaret Simon's site: Reflections on the Teche Today is Digital Learning Day, a day when educators join together and take the pledge to make digital learning a priority.  To learn more about the movement, click here. To celebrate digital learning day, things didn't look all that different in my class.  My students are very connected to the computer through...
Students are eager to begin working on Powerpoints and they love to give their presentations. They need clearly defined expectations, a tangible list of expectations with minimum guidelines, to view before they get started, and to review as they continue working. We use the Direct Explicit Instruction model to convey objectives and requirements for every Powerpoint. Here they are: Eight slides,...
Students can show depth of self-expression and the extent of their understanding of their own education with Powerpoint presentations to an attentive audience. They can demonstrate academic learning. The first student example is done by a fourth grade student with moderate behavior issues but a clear understanding of his own strengths and weaknesses in an educational setting: exit_0.jpg...
All students, even those in fourth and fifth grades, demonstrate their exuberance and self-esteem and technological prowess when they create and present their own life story through Powerpoint presentations. Beginning Powerpointers will need to focus as much on learning to use the software as much as they do articulating the topic. A self-reflective, educationally introspective topic is a great...