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Hello colleagues! The files below are the ones that I presented to illustrate different methods of using PowerPoint in a classroom setting. Just click on the links below to download any of my original PowerPoints and, of course, feel free to use and/or share them.
(You might want to play them for yourself before presenting them to your class. There are a few that are over ten years old, so some may have older links that need to be updated.)
I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED LINKS TO WAV FILES
AND GIFs AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
If you have any questions or need any help, please feel free to email me at:
I. Basic notes (with bells & whistles) One picture is worth a thousand words. If you throw in sounds, movies and animation, maybe 10,000!
Pictures – Google images
Sounds – WAV files
Movies - YouTube
Animation – PowerPoint and online GIF files
Scan a picture book - Tom Feeling “The Middle Passage”
III. Running Quiz
Have students give written answers to questions for each slide. A good way to encourage higher order thinking.
Just what it says - Give an informative PowerPoint and have the last slides have questions that cover the entire presentation.
Reenact or create a situation of conflict and have students read aloud.
Use “links” to move around to different slides depending on a student’s choice.
Create or insert a DBQ, then through animation draw attention to various words or parts of an image that students might not otherwise see.
VIII. Contrast and Compare
Split the screen between to different entities or ideas and have students either take one side or the other or create a “T-chart” that incorporates both.
Insert reading material, have students read aloud then answer a multiple choice question about each reading.
Using only pictures show a presentation that indicates what a coming unit will be addressing and have students try to predict what material this will contain.
WAV files: http://www.wavsource.com/
GIF files: http://gifgifs.com/
Also use the below site to save YouTube videos: