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Learning Exercise

Material: Life After Death By PowerPoint
Submitted by: Laura Franklin on Jun 28, 2007
Date Last Modified: Dec 31, 2008
Title: Powerpointers
Description: Students will identify common pitfalls with Powerpoint. This assignment is an effective preliminary exercise in any course where students will be using Powerpoint to do class presentations.
Type of Task: Core Activity, Individual, Student-centered, Unsupervised
Time Required 45 minutes
Topics: Powerpoint Effective presentation skills
Course: Any course
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, High School
Prerequisites Skills: Basic Powerpoint skills
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to avoid common pitfalls in Powerpoint. Students will be able to make effective presentations.
Technical Notes: Media player and Internet to watch video Powerpoint to complete assignment
Text of Learning Exercise: 1.Look for Life After Death by Powerpoint in MERLOT. 2.Watch the video. 3.Note ten pitfalls when working with Powerpoint. 4.Make a Powerpoint presentation with three slides containing pitfalls and three slides without pitfalls. 5. Make a creative concluding slide summing up your knowledge after viewing video. Have fun with this exercise.
Assessment: This assignment is worth one quiz grade or twenty points and will be peer reviewed by your classmates.
Assessment URL: Rubric provided in class.
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