The building principal was proud of the work the eighth graders had done on their Immigration PowerPoints and asked me to sit in on a presentation session. A majority of the slides had unreadable text, overlapping pictures, annoying backgrounds, grammatical errors, and distracting transitions. Oh how I wished I was able to teach them this lesson before the students started their projects!
“Ban All Bad PowerPoints” is a lesson where students view a PowerPoint presentation, record the errors they found on a worksheet, and then make changes to the presentation before saving. When all students have completed their work, the class can discuss the errors found in each slide and describe their improvements.
This lesson is ideally taught in two computer lab sessions, but is suitable in a classroom setting using a SmartBoard or projector. Students can work individually or in small groups. Teachers can assess student learning by examining the student worksheets and the updated PowerPoint presentations. Enjoy!
Computer Lab Titles and Software:
★ 'Computerless' Computer Lab Puzzles #1
★ 'Computerless' Computer Lab Puzzles #2
★ 'Computerless' Computer Lab Puzzles Combo
★ 'Computerless' Computer Lab Trading Cards
★ 'Computerless' Computer Lab Bingo & Slideshow
★ Computer Lab Trading Cards, Bingo/Slideshow and Puzzle Combo
★ I Found It on the Internet (It must be true!)
★ Information Safety (Internet Safety)
★ Think Before You Post (Internet Safety)
★ Internet Lesson Combo
★ Files and Folders
★ Voice Recording Using Audacity
★ Creating Music Clips Using Audacity
★ Music & Audio Computer Lab Combo
★ Crossword Puzzle Machine
★ Word Search Machine
★ Crossword Puzzle - Word Search Combo
★ Word Wall Brick Factory
★ Get Motivated! (Creating Motivational Posters)
★ No More Video Disasters!
★ Graphing: Survey Says!
★ Foreign Language Talking PowerPoints