Business Applications

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Type:Lesson

Estimated Time:15 minutes

Score Type:Auto Score

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Available Languages: English, Spanish


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns how to add and duplicate slides in a presentation using presentation software.
  • Student learns how to insert graphics and images into presentation software.
  • Student learns how to navigate and use basic features of presentation software.
  • Student learns how to use software to create and publish slide show presentations on a computer.
  • Student learns to open, save and close presentation software files.
  • Student learns to use slide show previews and other presentation views to evaluate work progress and final product.

Secondary Objectives:

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

Subjects:

Audience Definition 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Audience Definition 

Awareness of / Adjust For

Language Arts > Writing > Purposeful Writing > Audience > Awareness of / Adjust For

Communication to Others

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others

Communication to Others 

Information Technology > Student Use > Communication to Others 

Create Presentations 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Power Point /Video

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

Presentation

Information Literacy > ALA Information Literacy > Presentation

Presentation Software 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Presentation Software 

Principles of Design 

Information Technology > Digital Communications > Principles of Design 

Student Presentations

Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations

Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations 

Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Student Presentations 
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Teacher Notes:

  • 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.

  • There are other types of software applications available that offer pre-designed templates to create presentations quickly and easily, which makes these applications attractive to students. It is important that students learn and understand the basics of presentation software that is used in the professional world.

Extension Ideas:

  • If time allows, give students a chance to practice new skills by creating a presentation that showcases their ideas for apps. Students may work in teams to brainstorm, design and develop their app and then use presentation software to sell their app to their classmates.

Standards:

S.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.6.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 6 on page 53.)
ELA-Literacy.W.7.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.7.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 7 on page 53.)
ELA-Literacy.W.8.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.8.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 8 on page 53.)
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