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Learning Exercise

Material: Active Learning with PowerPoint
Submitted by: Jason Kurtz on Jan 09, 2006
Date Last Modified: Apr 07, 2006
Title: PowerPoint Movies
Description: This site inspired me to use another type of PowerPoint presentation, the "PowerPoint Movie." This type of PowerPoint does not rely on regular slides, but flows like a little movie or commercial about the subject you are presenting. In my lesson, students created PowerPoint movies to instruct fellow classmates about Emily Dickinson poems. Students used the poems as focus for Tone, Style and Content of their movies.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered
Time Required 3 hours
Topics: English, Literature, PowerPoint
Course: American Literature
Audience: College General Ed, High School
Prerequisites Skills: Knowledge of PowerPoint
Learning Objectives: Students create PowerPoint movies that incorporate aspects from the poems they are reading.
Students use graphics and design elements to illustrate Tone, Style, and Content.
Technical Notes: Students need to have access to computers with PowerPoint.
Text of Learning Exercise: The Power Point Movie is a unique way of presenting information in a creative
way. By eliminating the slide transitions, and producing a click free
presentation, incorporating unique effects and backgrounds, the slideshow plays
like a short movie and is still informative, and by presenting it in a visual
and entertaining way, learning is enhanced.
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