Typically I use this my grade 9 ICT course as a group assignment. Students are to develop a Power Point that showcases their school, specifically the business department. In the slideshow, they will need to include information such as courses, why take the Grade 9 class, examples of work, and student reviews of the course. This allows students to use critical thinking, planning, and organizational skills when developing their slideshow. As well, the slideshow would need to include certain features of MS Power Point including transitions, animations, video clips, and advanced slide timings...to name a few.
Normally, the best Power Point from the class gets used on the actual Grade 8 Open House evening!!
**This assignment can easily be modified from a Grade 8 Promo Slideshow to, for example, a Grade 12's Promo Slideshow for College/ University, OR from Business Department to English Department, etc.