Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Power of PowerPoint

For my SEDU 183 class, I was asked to create part of a lesson plan using PowerPoint, that met objectives I generated from a standard I selected at PennDot. Before this project I have used PowerPoint an awful lot, so I felt comfortable that I would be able to produce a brilliant project in a short amount of time. However, as I was creating my project I realized there were numerous tools and functions PowerPoint had to make my PowerPoint more interactive I never knew existed. One key feature I found very useful, yet frustrating, was hyper linking. Using a hyperlink was risky because sometimes the hyperlink wouldn’t work properly, which would lead to frustration, but when it was used successfully it made the PowerPoint much more interesting and interactive.
Rewinding back in time, before actually making the PowerPoint, is where my first complication came into place: deciding which standard I wanted to use. I wanted to make sure I chose a standard I could make a fun, interactive homework assignment from. After choosing the perfect standard I then had to make objectives, which was probably the easiest part of the project.
After the PowerPoint was complete, came the last part of the process: presenting our project to our peers. This part of the process was my favorite, because I enjoyed observing other’s projects and evaluating them on how well put together it was. Also, unlike other people, I don’t mind speaking in front of people so I enjoyed sharing my PowerPoint with them, and getting their feedback.
Overall, I found this project to be enjoyable. Although there were a few problems, I believe I was able to figure everything out and create a decent PowerPoint. After completing the process, I feel more confident in my ability to create wonderful PowerPoints.

If you wish to view my final product here it is:

10 comments:

  1. That's amazing, I loved your thoughts on how you dealt and felt throughout your creation with your powerpoint.

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  2. It was a good powerpoint I enjoyed it.

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  3. A model post and experience. I am glad you found the project both frustrating and rewarding - this means learning happened:)

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  4. I also thought finding the standard was a real challenege

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  5. Nice job duder! After reading your post I wish I would have gotten to see your powerpoint!

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  6. I agree that the parts about choosing which standanrd was easy. I too had lots of experience with power point and i had somewhat of trouble doing it at parts.

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  7. Great to hear about your experience working with PowerPoint!

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  8. Not many people like public speaking, so kudos to you. And it is always important to make your lessons fun!!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your thoughts so clearly about the entire process :)

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