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: audience, background, design, design element, graphics, image, layout, presentation, slide, slide show


Primary Objectives:

  • Student learns how to use software to create and publish slide show presentations on a computer.
  • Student learns to use slide show previews and other presentation views to evaluate work progress and edit final product.
  • Student learns how to add and effectively use transitions and transition effects into a slide show.
  • Student learns how to add and adjust animations in a slide show presentation.
  • Student learns how to effectively use the three types of animations in presentation software.
  • Student learns how to add notes to slides in presentation software.
  • Student understands the importance of practicing a presentation before delivering it to an audience.
  • Student learns how to print out a slide show.

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:

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 Presentations 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Digital Communications > Create Presentations 

Critical / Analytical Thinking

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

Formatting and Preparation

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

Formatting and Preparation

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > 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 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

Library Media > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations

Technology Education > 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 adding and using transitions and animations in a slide show that has been previously created. It may be more interesting if all students work on the same slide show, in order to see the different ideas and options your students develop.

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