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LDT Online: PowerPoint

LDT Online: PowerPoint

Alicia Marie Alicia Marie King earned this badge on Jul 11, 2017

PowerPoint is a tool that allows you to create slide show presentations with text, pictures, animation, shapes, charts, and graphs. It is part of the Microsoft Office Suite.

Challenges

  • PowerPoint as a tool

    Reflect on the various ways that PowerPoint could be used in the educational, training, or personal learning environments. From your selected perspective, describe two different examples where PowerPoint could be integrated and used. In both cases, explain why PowerPoint could positively impact learning.

    Use the open text area to submit your reflective response. As a suggestion, you may want to first compose your response in a word processed document, check for all editing that needs to be completed, save your response so that you can access it later, if needed, and then copy and paste your response in the open text area for this challenge.

    Powerpoint can be a great training tool. It can offer a step by step process on how to learn a new skill. Hyperlinks and media can also be added to training powerpoints to serve as additional resources. Powerpoints and similar tools are some of the most frequently used platforms during trainings or professional developments.

    Powerpoints can also be used by students and learners as a type of assessment. Learners can demonstrate their knowledge on a certain topic by creating a powerpoint. Learners can add further media as resources to support their knowledge. Powerpoints can also be easily shared by students for collaboration purposes as well as with an instructor.
  • Using PowerPoint

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    Step-by-step instructions for completing this challenge 

    1. Review these PowerPoint tutorials
    2. Complete each of the following:
      • Choose a topic of your choice that you will create by using PowerPoint.  Suggestions include creating a PowerPoint presentation about how to complete some type of instructional task (e.g., explain how to use the rule of thirds in photography, how to divide by two-digit numbers) or a presentation about some historical event, or even a presentation about a specific item or fact (e.g., brain anatomy, parts of a musical instrument).
      • Brainstorm and create a draft outline of a brief presentation about your selected topic.  You can do this by simple paper and pencil, word processor, or even the outlining function within PPT.  
      • Upload your brainstormed outline as an attached file to this challenge level.
      • Create a short presentation of 6-10 slides
      • Select and use a consistent presentation theme throughout.
      • Insert the following into your presentation to help the viewer to visualize the words and thoughts of the presenter. Be conscious of your space. Don’t overwhelm the slide, and consequently, its viewers with too much information.
      • Text on at least 4 slides
      • Images (graphics/clip art/pictures) on at least 4 slides
      • At least 2 slides with animations
        • Include transitions between slides
        • Include brief presenter's notes for each slide about what the presenter will be saying while that slide is being presented.
        • Take a Screencast (see note below) of your PowerPoint presentation. Narrate as appropriate. At the end of your slideshow, be sure to show us your presenter notes in your screencast.
        • Upload your screencast (sceencast.com, YouTube, etc.) and upload a copy of your link.
        • Upload your full PowerPoint presentation as an attached file to the challenge level.
    3. Create a screencast of your PPT presentation.  Narrate as appropriate. At the end of your slideshow, be sure to show us your presenter notes in your screencast.
    4. Upload your full PowerPoint presentation as an attached file to the challenge level.  Also upload the link to your screencast.

    Criteria for successful completion of this challenge

    1. Deliverables have been uploaded in the appropriate format, with all the required items described (see below), and are fully accessible by the grader.
    2. Screencast demonstrates professionalism in the following ways:
      • Narration is clear and coherent
      • Movements on screen highlight/complement narration

    Deliverables for this challenge

    1. 1 attached PPT file of the brainstormed outline of your presentation that demonstrates your ability to create such outlines.
    2. 1 attached PPT file of the entire PPT presentation including speaker’s notes
    3. 1 link to a screencast video of your PowerPoint presentation. The presentation should include:
    • A consistent theme used throughout 
    • Text on at least 4 slides
    • Images (graphics/clip art/pictures) on at least 4 slides
    • At least 2 pages with animations
    • Transitions between all slides
    • Brief presenter’s notes for each slide
    • Clear, coherent, and appropriate narration throughout.

    NOTE: If you don't know what a screencast is or how to create one, then click on the following links. You will quickly find a variety of uses for these easy to use applications.


    The outline preview is at the end of the Screencast along with presenter's notes. 

    https://youtu.be/kWkVGLkxG7c
    Video Club Upload Process.pptx Video Club Upload Process.pptx