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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:10 minutes

Grades:3-5

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: background, design, design element, graphics, image, layout, presentation, slide, slide show, template, text, white space


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns to alter the background of a slide show.
  • Student learns to insert and alter text in a slide show.
  • Student learns to use white space effectively in placing components on a slide.
  • Student learns to use a layout template to create a slide.
  • Student learns to insert and re-order new slides.
  • Student learns the main components of a slide and the design elements that are involved in a presentation.
  • Student learns to add and place graphics to a slide.
  • Student learns to move and resize elements on a slide.
  • Student learns to use preview panes and other viewing options to help in the design of a slide show.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Student understands the importance of clearly presenting ideas and concepts.
  • Student learns to consider design elements when creating slides in presentation software.

Subjects:

Create Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Critical / Analytical Thinking

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

Formatting and Preparation

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Student Projects/Presentations > Formatting and Preparation

Formatting and Preparation

Library Media > Information Literacy > Student Use - Digital Media > Student Projects/Presentations > Formatting and Preparation

Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Graphics/images (insert/modify) 

Identify Message

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

Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Basic Operations and Concepts > Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, Remote Control, etc 

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 

Student Presentations

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations

Library Media > Media Literacy > Student Presentations
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  • As a warm up to this Lesson, students can look at a newsletter or magazine page and identify the background, text areas, pictures, white spaces, and overall page layout. Students can also look at online or printed text to examine various fonts, font formatting (such as bold, italic, and underlining), and font sizes.

  • The class can work together to create a slide show about a particular topic, such as the U.S. Presidents or famous people in music history. Each student or pair of students can create a single slide that uses a chosen template and add text and pictures to present information on a particular subject. Compile the slides into a single slideshow and present the slideshow to the class.
S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
S.6.d Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.SL.4.2 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ELA-Literacy.SL.5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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