We started with the basics of Powerpoint such as adding slides and text. WE discussed what a bullet point is, how to edit and revise bullets to make them clear and concise, and how to add create appropriate and relevant content.
Once the slides were done students looked to relevant and appropriate pictures using Google to add to their presentations.
Once all the elements were in (titles, bullets, pictures) students added Animations to all the elements.
After animations students added Transitions to all the slides, set with timings, so the slides would advance automatically after the viewer read the information.
Once everything was complete, students would watch each other's presentations to provide feedback and help each other with any final editing and revising.
When they were ready to turn in, students did a "Save as Movie" to turn the presentations into .mov files.
(side note - unfortunately when saving out as a movie the animations, transitions, and timings don't carry over, so not all elements are readily available via YouTube - we'll be addeing PowerPoint shows to this page shortly to showcase the full compliment of student work)
They they used the class DropItTo.me site to upload it to Mr. Casal's Dropbox. From there Mr. Casal added them to his ps10.org YouTube channel and embedded them here...
(4 students are finished and currently posted. these 4 studies are in the process of assisting the other 7 in completing, exporting, and uploading their movies)