Power Point Presentations - Requirements

Student PowerPoint Presentations

Overview Read & follow the prescribed format on how the Power Point Presentation should appear.  Please title your file properly. All files have names. I do not want 150 students of mine to name the file in a different way. ALL files should read the same. Here is an example on how the File name should read:     

Ch1 S1 – Early Humans – Pepito Perez - P2  (Do not put my name in this title).

First Slide:  Title Page      

Include:  Title of Section; Chapter and Section #; Your Name: DO NOT PUT MY NAME ON TITLE.

2nd Slide (or more):    Vocabulary             

Include:  1) Pictures of Vocabulary. NO FUZZY IMAGES. 2) Be specific & clear with the definition.  3) Add more slides, as needed. Also, oftentimes, students copy definitions incorrectly from the book. You are required to go to Dictionary.com, or, your own dictionary to secure the correct and appropriate definition.

3rd Slide (or more):     Famous People

Include:  1) Names of people featured in this section. 2) Why are they famous – be specific. 3) Add a picture of each - high definition.

4th Slide:  Map 

Include:    Picture of Global Map, or Continental Map, and more area specific maps. Be specific.

5th  -  25th Slide (or more):    Content

Include:  1) Information from the section in the textbook. Follow the flow of the section. 2)   Use the heading of each section as a guideline. 3) You will now teach the class your topic, so make sure you understand it. There is a Minimum number of slides of content (10 slides, please.) Do not count slides from the title page up to the map page. 

DICTIONARY.COM: You will be required to pronounce words correctly. When you come across a proper name, a new word you are unfamiliar with, a word you might think you are unsure of its pronunciation, and ALL the words you are presenting as your Vocabulary Grade, you will be required to go to Dictionary.com, or another dictionary source. Make sure it is in the proper context. Pronounce and define correctly.

OVERALL GRADE: You will be assigned an "Overall" grade to your presentation. This grade will take into consideration your effort to create a professional presentation. Your eye for details will help you to ace it.


Guidelines and Hints for Perfect Grades


Presentation: Speech:  1- Face the students; 2- Do not read from slides and do not just stand and read from the cards; 3- Use Index Cards as a guideline. You need to memorize enough of the material so that you don't read from the cards. If you use anything other than index cards, I will remove them from you (ex. print out, or typed.) Refer to the Rubric on the whiteboard for the grading requirement.

Slides: 1- Adequate numbers – up to 40 (approx.); 2- Not more than 30 words per slide; 3- Not more than 3 Vocabulary words per slide.

Visuals: 1- A picture per Vocabulary Word; 2- At least 1 picture per slide - NO FUZZY PICTURES. Use high resolution photos. DO NOT PLACE YOUR CONTENT OVER PICTURES, UNLESS YOU CREATE A BANNER THAT BLOCKS OUT THE AREA OF THE PIC THAT CONTAIN WORDS.


Power Point Presentation Requirements and Grading

GRADE #1: ORAL PRESENTATION = 4 grades. You must present WITH Index cards. You can’t read from the projected images, nor rubber-neck. Learn the material and present what you’ve learned from memory. You MUST write out your notes on the index cards by hand. If you have no index cards available, feel free to cut lined paper into 3 x 5, or 4 x 6 cards. No Printing of Notes Allowed. No reading notes from electronic medium allowed

Rubric for Oral Presentation:

A= Two choices: 1) Present without index cards, and you must do so without reading from the projected image. OR  2) Present with Index Cards and you can glance at them from time to time and use them as a reference. You gave constant eye contact with the audience and did little, or no reading from the cards. Understands the content extremely well. Strong use of words and properly pronounced.

B= Some reading from the cards that required you to be distracted from your lesson. Mostly eye contact with audience. Is well versed in the content - with minor exceptions. Well versed in the content - good, but not perfect presentation. Good use of words and grammar.

C= Much reading from the cards; not too well versed in the content. Some areas were strong, others not covered adequately.

D= Mostly reading from the index cards; very little eye contact; rushing to finish; not too well-versed with content material.

F= Reading from the index cards; no eye contact; doesn't understand the topic; can answer few, if any questions posed.

GRADE #2: VISUALS – This will represent 1 grade and you will earn an “A” or an “F.”  

  • No Fuzzy Images – Use High Resolution Photos only
  • 1 picture per Vocabulary word. Use as many slides as you need to be visually clear.
  • One picture per Famous Person. Same as above.
  • Background images (if stretched across the background) that are blurred, or causes the slide’s words to become illegible, are not permitted.
  • 1 picture per slide, minimum. Images used as a background stretched across the slide do not qualify as a picture. Your picture needs to represent the topic you are presenting. Images are powerful, make use of them.
  • DO NOT place words, or sentences over a picture, unless you place that text inside a banner. The banner will serve to block out the image so the words can be seen clearly.

  GRADE #3: SLIDE FORMAT - This represents 2 grades and you will earn an “A” or an “F.” ·       You must not exceed 35 TOTAL slides. Be Concise. Don’t put your fellow students to sleep. Tests will be administered following some of your lessons. TEACH.

  • Not too many words.  You will hear me talk about this often. I will count the words and if you exceed 30 in one slide, you will earn an “F” for this part of the grade.
  • You must have correct: File Name, Title Page, Vocabulary, Famous People, Map, Content Slides (10 Min.), Questions, as required in 1st Quarter. Example given: Ch1 S1 - Early Humans - Pepito Perez - P2. 

 GRADE #4: SLIDE CONTENT - This represents 2 grades and you will earn an “A” or an “F.”

 ·       You must cover the material in the section, not just copy, endlessly. Read the section and determine what you will present. Remember, you are teaching the section in the book. You must cover the material in its entirety. Understand terms and concepts. 

GRADE #5: GRAMMAR - This represents 2 grades. Either an “A” or an “F” grade, only. 

  • Proper names – Capitalized.
  • Proper sentence structure must be observed. No run-on sentences, or sentences without proper punctuation. You are in HIGH SCHOOL and you should know this by now.
  • Spelling – get a dictionary. Focus, you are copying from a book! Read and type carefully.
  • If you don’t care to edit your work, then you don’t care about your grade.  

 GRADE #6: Dictionary & Pronunciation - This represents 4 grades. Either an "A" or "F."

  • You must go get the definitions of the vocabulary words in your section from www.thefreedictionary.com 
  • Review what you copy from the book with what you see on this website. At times, students copy the wrong data.
  • Click on the Pronounciation Icon, and learn how to pronounce the vocabulary word properly.
  • Do this for ALL words you fail to comprehend. Also, for proper names.  

GRADE #7: Overall Grade - This grade represents 5 total grades, ranging from A thru F.

  • You will be graded on the entire Powerpoint you create and how you present it. The devil is in the details. I want my students to develop a can-do attitude and strive to create great works. BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU!!

VIDEO CLIP - This is optional. I will allow you to trade the video clip, or video link for a pass on your regularly scheduled Section Assessment homework assignment that same week you present. For now, it will be assigned as EXTRA CREDIT.   You will start the lesson with a Film Clip. The film must be about the topic. Example: a WWI movie clip about trench warfare can be shown to represent what life was like in the trenches. Go online and download a film clip. Google it. How Stuff Works, Teacher Tube, and others offer this service. Check it out. Save it or make a link to your Powerpoint.