This lesson introduces students to PowerPoint vocabulary during a hands-on lab. Students will explore essential functions of PowerPoint in order to familiarize their self, so they can develop their own personal PowerPoint presentation.
45 minutes (one class period)
Students will learn seven essential functions/terms for designing their PowerPoint presentations.
Students will become familiar with hands-on experience of the seven functions/terms and where they are located.
Are you ready to start exploring PowerPoint?
A computer for each student with PowerPoint software
A teacher's computer connected to a projector
Vocabulary List (can be found in teacher resources)
Vocabulary List with Pictures (can be found in teacher resources)
(Optional) Software that allows the teacher to manipulate student computers from the teacher's station and point out things
- Begin by asking students the Guiding Question: Are you ready to start exploring PowerPoint?
- (Optional) Ask students if they remember a word/term they learned yesterday. If so have the student share the word/term, where to find it, and its function.
- Students need to be sitting in front of an individual computer
- Students need to take notes about the seven different terms, where to find them, and there function
- Begin walking students through the seven different terms and/or vocabulary words. You need to discuss each term, its' function, and where it's located
- Have students find it on their own computer workstation (monitor carefully)
- Allow students to experiment with the funtion/term a little before introducing the next function/term
Informally assess students as you observe and walk around the classroom. Formally assess students by their notes.
Answer Key or Rubric:
You are checking for understanding as well as completeness and funtionality of each student's notes.