This unit is designed to introduce middle school students to Powerpoint. This unit teaches them how to make their own Powerpoint presentation in order to conduct a student led parent/teacher conference. It is designed to be taught twice a week for 45 minutes sessions. However, the design of the unit is extremely flexible and can be adapted to fit your own needs.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Powerpoint technology conferences student led



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TEC.K-12.1.B: Education Technology

Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

TEC.K-12.2.B: Education Technology

Effectively communicate and publish to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

TEC.K-12.2.D: Education Technology

Contribute to project teams. Produce original works or solve problems in a team setting.

TEC.K-12.3.B: Education Technology

Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.

TEC.K-12.3.C: Education Technology

Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

TEC.K-12.3.D: Education Technology

Analyze, evaluate, and summarize information or data and report results.

TEC.K-12.4.A: Education Technology

Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.

TEC.K-12.4.B: Education Technology

Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.

TEC.K-12.4.C: Education Technology

Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and or make informed decisions.

TEC.K-12.5.A: Education Technology

Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and digital technology.

TEC.K-12.5.B: Education Technology

Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.

TEC.K-12.5.C: Education Technology

Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

TEC.K-12.6.A: Education Technology

Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.

TEC.K-12.6.B: Education Technology

Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-09-30.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This rich resource has 3 children or parts, each robust with more parts. The first is a Scope and Sequence outlining nine weeks of lessons on power points with a web quest activity. The second child, Student Resources, has several parts which offer detailed lessons about Power Points - including, vocabulary, definitions, purpose, presentation, pictures. Also provided are detailed rubrics – a Power Point rubric, a webquest rubric and a rubric for oral presentations. Sample student PowerPoints are linked as well, along with valuable tips for creating PowerPoints. The Teacher Resource section of the resource is the third part and is a wealth of information all alone. It contains specific detailed weekly lessons, replete with KWL charts, quizzes and answers, criteria to consider in creating Power Points and materials needed, all procedures and assessments.
K Patterson
September 20, 2010

K Patterson
September 20, 2010

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