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.
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.
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.