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Learning Exercise: PowerPoint Movies

PowerPoint Movies
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.
Course: American Literature


Submitted by:
Jason Kurtz
Date Last Modified:
April 07, 2006


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.
Additional Information:



  • College General Ed
  • High School


English, Literature, PowerPoint


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.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered

Technical Notes

Students need to have access to computers with PowerPoint.