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Slideshows That Don't Suck Mini Unit: Engaging, Visually Appealing Presentations

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Are you tired of cringing at students' ugly font choices, plain white backgrounds, and overwhelming text? Are you bored listening to students read word-for-word off their slideshows? I was one more Comic Sans font from going crazy, so I designed this Slideshows That Don't Suck Mini-Unit to tackle the problem of boring presentations once and for all!

In this mini-unit, students will examine examples of slides in a gallery walk, learn about elements of design in learning stations, and then they will get to work creating their own slideshow to demonstrate their new skills. Here's the fun part: Students must choose a ridiculous, weird, or boring topic and find a way to make it engaging.

When I facilitated this mini unit, my students topics included mole rats, milk, shoelaces, rocks, stink bugs, air fresheners, spam accounts, the list goes on... They were instantly engaged by the competitive aspect of making their ridiculous topics entertaining for the audience.

This bundle of resources contains EVERYTHING you need to successfully implement this unit in your own classroom. All resources are completely EDITABLE Google docs/forms:

-Pacing Calendar (2 week mini-unit)

-Teacher Instructions

-Slideshow Gallery Walk Critique Activity

-Slideshow Project Assignment Info

-Slideshow Design Learning Stations

-Slideshow Revision Learning Stations

-Example Slideshow (Perfect for modeling)

-Slideshow Rubric

-Slideshow Peer Evaluation

-Slideshow Self Evaluation

Total Pages
38 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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