Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Coffee, no cream - Scrambled Slide Show Project

Here's a simple but very rewarding project that gives students a chance to practice pronunciation and transition words like "first," "second," "next," and "finally." Create a simple photo essay using Power Point or other slide show program demonstrating the steps of a process. Make each photo clear and distinct and put one photo on a slide. Don't add any text or timing. Scramble the order of the slides and save the presentation. Include in the saved name "Master" or "Scrambled." Students are to open the presentation, rename it with their own name replacing "Master" or "Scrambled," and save it with the new name.

They then unscramble the slides and add a narration giving directions (instructions) using the transition words.

Download the scrambled presentation here (click on the download link at the wiki).

I'll add actual student projects when I get back to school in January!

Project Enhancment: Once students have finished narrating the scrambled presentation, they can create their own presentation from scratch (Their own photos of a process they've selected.) I'll add some examples of original student projects in January!)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A PowerPoint Project Idea From a Student

This idea was generated completely by a student. I quickly made it a project for everyone! Students work with a list of new vocabulary words every week. My student Karla called me over to look at what she was doing. Turns out she had made a PowerPoint slide show featuring one word contextualized in a sentence and illustrated by an image. It turned out great. It's a simple idea with a lot of utility and flexibility. Her project appears as a SlideShare presentation below. It may take a few moments to load...