Name: __________________ Due:
The PowerPoint Presentation
completed the research, written an opinion piece, and composed a
heart-wrenching play. You searched the
Internet and databases. You read the books. You made sense of a lot of facts
and wrote a concise research paper. Now, you have the opportunity to educate
dazzle your classmates.
Create a presentation using PowerPoint that will serve as a tool for a brief
speech you will make about your topic. Your job is to educate the class on the
important aspects of your cause. You will have three class periods to complete
research paper is the basis for the presentation, but by no means should you
simply cut and paste your paper into your presentation. This would be
B-O-R-I-N-G! Remember that people don't want to read your paper on the screen,
nor do they want to hear you read it to them. Your presentation is to serve
as an aid. This means that your slides should be visually compelling
and offer bulleted ideas and brief quotes.
Your presentation should contain all of the
- Your presentation should
have at least 8 content slides + a Title Slide & a Bibliography/Works Cited
- You should dedicate at
least one slide to each of the subtopics you defined in your research
paper. Use the research from your paper to teach the class what you have
learned. DO NOT glom information onto each slide. Make it interesting.
- Include an INTRODUCTORY
slide. Introduce the topic, define terms, and.or grab the audience’s attention.
- Include a CONCLUSION
slide. This is where you should make your case about your cause: what
needs to happen in order to make things change.
- Use at least one graphic
per slide from the Internet and/or ClipArt. ClipArt is OK at a minimal
level. A lot of it gets dull. It looks babyish. Find graphics from the
Internet to make your topic come to life. This helps to make your
presentation interesting. USE NETSCAPE to save your Internet images; save
them as JPEGs or GIFs, not as Bitmaps.
[Bitmaps take a lot of memory and will make your presentation crash if it
doesn't make your U drive crash first.] Go to www.google.com and do an image search.
- Use transitions. You have
the power to make your points move, animate, and
bark sounds at your audience. Imagine that your audience has limited
attention span. Your job is to get them to learn something and have fun
- Know your stuff.
Again, the PowerPoint is an aid, a way of taking the attention off of your
lovely mug. However, this does not mean that you cease to exist. You are
there to present the stuff. The PP should inspire your speech. You may
know it by heart, or use your index cards to help your speech. Do not read
off your PP only. Remember, most of us know how to read and we can do that ourselves. Who needs you? Teach us something
that's not there.
- Be creative. Take
advantage of the medium to maximize your lesson for the class. Use yer noggin and make it stick to our minds.