A. Instruction - 7.4
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 9.3
PowerPoint: A Must-Have App
Summary : PowerPoint on Your iPad!
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PowerPoint is the popular Microsoft program in app form. With it, users are able to create slides; add images, texts, and tables to their slides; share their presentation via email; and save it in the app or by uploading it to a cloud (e.g., Dropbox and OneDrive). To create a presentation, users must tap the “new” button on the main screen’s left side and then tap the template they wish to use. Once tapped, users will be able to add content to their presentation by either tapping on the slide and positioning the content to their liking or by selecting the content they wish to add (e.g., an image, table, or video) from the menu and then positioning it on the slide. To view their presentation, users must tap the “Play” button on the top right of the screen. To save their presentation, users can tap the “arrow cycle” button on the top left of the screen and turn on the “AutoSave” option, or they can tap the “left” arrow from the top left of the screen. When this button is tapped, the app will let users save the presentation before returning to the main menu. Additionally, from the main menu, users can tap the “Recent” button to access presentations they made, or the “Open” button to access presentations saved on a cloud or in the PowerPoint app.
Please note: Users will need to create an account or login using their Office 365 account.
- With this app, students can create PowerPoint presentations to supplement a research paper or serve as visual aid while making an oral presentation.
- When learning vocabulary words, teachers can have students create a PowerPoint slide using this app that represents the word. The slide can include the word’s definition, synonyms and antonyms for the word, images that represent the word, and an example sentence that uses the word contextually.
- When learning about a topic, students can take notes using this app. For example, when learning about WWII, students can make a slide for each significant person, historical event, and key battle studied. Or, when learning about a cell’s parts, students can make a slide for each cell part. Then, when students study for a test, they will have a PowerPoint presentation that they can review.
- When assigning students a writing project, teacher can have students write each paragraph on a different slide. This format may help students proofread and workshop their writing. Teachers can add a twist by having students include an image on each slide. For example, in Science, students can create a slide for each part of a lab report and a picture they took during the experiment that relates to the writing. Or, students can write their introduction in a slide, each body paragraph in a different slide, and their conclusion paragraph in a final slide. An image can be included for each paragraph that complements the writing’s content.
- Students can create a picture book or graphic novel using this app. To do so, students can add multiple images and limited text to each slide, and each slide will represent a different page. That way, when the presentation is viewed, students will be able read their book or novel. Students can share their work by emailing it to their teacher, who can post it to a class website.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|