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Genre Investigation

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A Stand-Alone PowerPoint presentation that is interactive for students. The presentation contains media and check-ins for students. The first part of the presentation is a review of genres and story elements. The second portion is an interactive test for students that contains instant feedback.
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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PowerPoint
Date Added to MERLOT: December 05, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 11, 2018
Submitter: Kelly Mahoney
Keywords: presentation, story elements, genres


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Primary Audience: Grade School
Mobile Platforms: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Students must have access to computers.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
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Avatar for Edwina Lawson
6 years ago

Edwina Lawson (Student)

This lesson provides an opportunity for each learner to experience learning through different modalities.  The STaIR provides alternatives for  learning by using visual and audio information.  It provides an opportunity for learners to presents key concepts in the form of video, photographs, text and animation.  It provides an opportunity for comprehension.  The lesson activates prior knowledge, highlights vocabulary and helps to  successfully transform the content into measureable learning.

This STaIR provides an opportunity for the learner to respond, select and compose. Finally, the content of the STaIR increases the opportunity for student to sustain interest, effort and persistence.

Technical Remarks:

The videos presented in the STaIR were inoperable.  This first played until the middle and the 3rd video never loaded.

Time spent reviewing site: 35 minutes

Avatar for Joseph Schmidt
6 years ago

Joseph Schmidt (Teacher (K-12))

I think this is a well done StAIR. There were some functionality issues that I would assume relate to me viewing it on Open Office. Issues included text running out of view, videos unable to play, and the page arrows not responding always. As I said, I think those are issues relating to using different platforms than one another. As far as the content of the presentation, I think you do a very good job of presenting the material. The strongest aspect might be the use of examples. Even though I am an adult and know these genres already, it made the study of genres seem almost vivid to have such classic examples. I can only assume the videos added a deeper and more intricate form of teaching. I am not a huge fan of animations in general, and felt at times spinning and moving words distracted from the purpose. The quiz questions were great, and I liked that they each had a written response. I used sounds and felt retrospectively that they may be misleading to one who misinterprets, and leaves out those who cannot hear. Overall this was a very good presentation with multiple intelligences targeted, and concrete goals and objectives.

Technical Remarks:

Some functionality issues that may be realted to the use of open office for viewing as opposed to issues with the file itself.