Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Back-To-School Presentation

Last year I made an “about me” presentation that I used when introducing myself to teachers and students. The goal was to show teachers and students how they could easily create one on their own using the Promethean software our district has.

Since a lot of my readers do not have Promethean software I created two tutorials highlighting how to make this easy back-to-school presentation. The first is using Promethean’s ActivInspire software and the second using PowerPoint - both are around 5 minutes.  

As you can see, it is a fairly simple process. I've done this project with third graders on up and they catch on fairly quickly (and they like it a lot better then being forced to write a paper about their summer vacation). I do make them type details about their picture (so there is some writing involved) and I limit them to one piece of clipart from the internet…otherwise the process gets bogged down by picture searching. When they are done I either let them share whole group or within their table groups.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment area below and I will do my best to answer them.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!


Anna said...

Thanks! I learned more about using my Promethian board in your quick video tan I did in a half day inservice training!

Eve Heaton said...

Thanks Anna! Your comment made me smile :)