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Introduction to PowerPoint

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Author:Candice Martell
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  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 3722

Title:

Introduction to PowerPoint

Overview/Annotation:

Second grade students will view a teacher-made digital slideshow. The teacher will then walk the students through the process of opening PowerPoint or other presentation software, picking a slide format and adding text.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
19 ) By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the Grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RI.2.10]

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will find and collect information about a specific topic using a digital tool.
  • will use key words in a search engine to find information out about a specific topic.
  • will use search techniques, such as using a + sign or quotations, to make the search more specific.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • video
  • text
  • image
  • webpage
  • ebook
  • search engine
  • key words
  • phrases
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • search engines use key words and phrases to find specific information.
  • devices give access to many different forms of information.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • choose and type key words and phrases into a search engine that results in specific information pertaining to a topic when given support and guidance from an adult.
  • use + symbol which combines to words/phrases and quotation marks which tell the search engine to look for an entire phrase.
  • find information about a specific topic or to answer a specific question using a digital resource such as a webpage, ebook, and/or video.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a search engine will find specific resources and information for you based on key words.
  • answers to questions can be found in many different digital resources such as a webpages, ebooks, and/or video.
  • one can focus a search by using the + symbol and quotation marks around words or phrases one wishes to search for as a whole.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
12) Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will determine the right key words to use in a search about a topic.
  • will use the plus (+) sign in searches so that all my words are searched or the minus (-) sign to exclude words from my search.
  • will use quotation marks around words or a phrase so that that exact set of words is searched.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • search engine
  • quotation marks
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a search engine searches exactly what you type.
  • a search engine may only produce search results for one or some of your keywords.
  • using a plus (+) sign between words tells the search engine to search for all of the words and using a minus (-) sign before a word will exclude that word from your search.
  • putting quotation marks around a set of words or a phrase tells the search engine to keep those words together in a search.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • state important key words that pertain to a topic
  • use the plus (+) sign to tell the search engine to search for both words in a resource and use a minus (-) sign before a word to remove it from your search.
  • use quotation marks around a phrase to communicate to the search engine that they want that phrase to be found with the words in that order.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • search engines have to be told exactly what to search.
  • a search engine will search each word separately unless it is told it to search for a phrase or multiple words or to exclude words.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will collect, organize, and show what was learned about a topic using a digital tool.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • online
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • information can be gathered about a topic using a digital tool.
  • information can be organzied about a topic using a digital tool.
  • how to use an appropriate online digital tool to present information about a topic.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research about a topic.
  • collect information about a topic.
  • organize and display what they learned using an online digital tool.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • An online digital tool can be used to organize and display information and ideas.

Local/National Standards:

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, Page 7, Objective #5 "Technology Research Tools"

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will gain an understanding of how to use Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation software, complete two slides to add to a classroom slideshow, and be able to use pre-selected Internet web sites to read and learn about a topic of interest.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to enter text into a PowerPoint slide.

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

31 to 60 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

 

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with Internet access, PowerPoint, KidPix, or other presentation software, teacher-made slideshow to share with the class, LCD projector other other computer projection device

Background/Preparation:

The students will have the opportunity to view several web sites that the teacher has previously bookmarked on the computers to read and learn about topics related to the curriculum. The students will need to have knowledge of how to log in to the school network if required.

  Procedures/Activities: 
1.)The teacher will introduce the PowerPoint lesson by sharing a completed PowerPoint slideshow with the class. The teacher will point out different aspects of PowerPoint such as text, charts, clip art, and pictures.

2.)The teacher will give directions for opening the PowerPoint program.

3.)The teacher will walk the students through the different slide layout formats, including title; title and text; title, text, and graph; chart, graph and title; and text and graphic object.

4.)The students will then pick a slide layout with which to work.

5.)Next, the teacher will show the students how to add text to the slide. Students will type two or three sentences about the topic they picked to research.

6.)The teacher will then tell the students how to add a new slide and instruct them to pick slide layout #2. The students will need to put their names in the title bar and the subject they are researching in the text box.

7.)After the students have had time to ask any questions they have and get help with any problems they may have with the slides, the teacher can give the instructions for printing the slides.

8.)Later the teacher can assemble the slides into one slide show to be viewed in the classroom. Each student can stand up when their slide is shown and tell about their topic. The printed slides can be assembled into a class booklet.

  Assessment  

Assessment Strategies

Each student will be evaluated on the accurate placement of his/her name in the title bar and the subject matter on the PowerPoint slide.

Acceleration:

 

Intervention:

 

View the Special Education resources for instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.