Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Automatically Graded

Work completed by a student will be automatically graded and the grade will be sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook

Available Languages: English, Spanish


Vocabulary: design, design element, focus, hyperlink, linear presentation, non-linear presentation, presentation, slide, slide show


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns how to use software to create and publish non-linear slide show presentations for a small audience or an individual viewer.
  • Student understands the difference between linear and non-linear presentations and the advantages of both designs.
  • Student learns how to adjust the options for how a slide show advances to the next slide.
  • Student learns how to add internal hyperlinks into a slide show to allow viewers to choose how to proceed through the presentation.
  • Student learns how to create and edit a master slide to ensure that certain elements remain consistent throughout the presentation.
  • Student learns how to add navigations tools, such a navigations bars and back buttons to a slide show.
  • Student learns how to update the master slide to make changes to individual slides.
  • Student learns how to add video to a slide show presentation and set up the auto-play feature for video elements.
  • Student understands how to use alignment tools and the ordering of grouped objects to design and edit the layout of a slide.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student learns to consider and use design elements when creating a presentation using software.
  • Student considers the audience and purpose in designing and creating a presentation using software.

Subjects:

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Language Arts > Writing > Visual Aids Expository > Bold Italicized Headings Layout

Create Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Critical / Analytical Thinking

Language Arts > Life Skills Daily Life > Critical / Analytical Thinking

General / Varied Use

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > General / Varied Use

Identify Message

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Main Idea > Identify Message

Power Point /Video

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Create End Product > Power Point /Video

Presentation

Library Media > Information Literacy > ALA Information Literacy > Presentation

Presentation Software 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Software Applications > Presentation Software 

Purpose / Organization / Topic Development

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Purpose / Organization / Topic Development

Question / Develop Opinion / Film / Movie Critique

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Evaluation Critique > Question / Develop Opinion / Film / Movie Critique

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Student Presentations

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations

Library Media > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Student Presentations 

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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  • Students may or may not have previous experience working with presentation software. If you have advanced students, you may choose to pair those students with students that are less experienced.

  • If time allows, give students a chance to practice new skills by changing a linear presentation to a non-linear presentation. If your students have a previously-created linear slide show, they may edit that presentation or you may choose one linear slide show for all students to adapt to a non-linear design. You may also have students work on other students' presentations, if these are available.

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