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


Primary Objectives:

  • Student understands the importance of reviewing and editing in order to create a polished and effective slide show presentation.
  • Student learns to use existing themes or create a new theme to ensure consistency in the visual design of the presentation.
  • Student learns to adjust and change text and color elements in slide show presentation software.
  • Student learns to use bulleted lists and other organization tools to create effective slides.
  • Student learns to adjust and resize graphic elements on a slide.
  • Student learns to add new blank slides and add design elements to a slide in a presentation.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Students use public online communication to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
  • Students understand the benefits of public online communication.
  • Students explore aspects of various public online communication media, including videos, audio podcasts, apps, and websites.

Subjects:

Audience Definition 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Audience and Purpose 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Audience and Purpose 

Bold Italicized Headings Layout

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

Create Communication Products 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Communication Products 

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

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

Language Arts > Communication > Media Literacy / Viewing > Purpose

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

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing
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  • To introduce this lesson, it may be a good idea to have students explore examples of visual design in both print and digital publications. Have students work in groups to find good and not-so-good examples of visual design. Student groups can share their examples and analyses of the examples.

  • Ask students to work in pairs to create a short slide show using the tools introduced in this lesson. Have students create or use an existing theme and color palette, add and adjust elements and graphic elements. You may choose to have students create a slideshow that presents a topic of interest to the students, or you may choose to have students choose a topic that relates to another subject topic or a current event. Have students insert one slide into their slide show that do not fit into the overall design of the presentation. Have student teams present the slideshow and have students give feedback on why the mismatched slide does or does not work in the overall quality of the presentation.

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