Microsoft Powerpoint Assignments

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Class assignments etc., that I have used from various years, click on the appropriate link

(Some documents require Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and these software applications must be installed on your computer to view certain files)


Presentation Rubric for Grading Purposes

Computers and You

What do you do?  What do you do answers:

Basic Troubleshooting

Computer Terms

Computer Terms Grades 3-8

Word Art Example for demonstration purposes

Setting up a Yahoo E-mail account

Slide Show Project (3rd quarter 6-8th grade) A

Slide Show Project (3rd quarter 6-8th grade) B

Slide Show Project (3rd quarter 3-8th grade) C

Car Data and Car Template (use for projects possibly grades 4-8)

Roller Coaster Project Template (use for projects possibly grades 4-8)

Fast food graph and Fast food worksheet (use for projects possibly grades 4-8)

Shopping Spree (use for projects possibly grades 4-8)

Fun with Fonts, Microsoft Clipart, Microsoft Word Art, and Skittles Activity (Elementary Grades)

Skittles Activity (what it should look like)

Quiz on Microsoft Excel

Excel pictograph lesson provided by Sandy Gonsowski, Holy Cross Elementary School

APA Scavenger Hunt Activity


Projects November 2010 - 2017

Animal Project Using PowerPoint

Chapter Presentation Project Using PowerPoint

Multiplication Table in PowerPoint

50 States Project using PowerPoint (have students select a state and research this)

Black History Month Project using PowerPoint (have students research about Black History Month) (download will take a few minutes, I like the graphics in this powerpoint)

Have students create a Journal using this template with Microsoft Word

Create your own Jeopardy Game with this PowerPoint

How to create interactive Google Presentations by Eric Curts

Jeopardy Game Templates for Google Slides


Scratch Videos

Scratch Video 1

Scratch Video 2


Scratch Guides and Workbooks

Other Technology Projects (found online etc. and used in experiences)


Student Examples

Green Sea Turtle Facts (Third Grade) (pdf download)


Class Projects 2013-2017

Voyage of the Mimi 1 Episodes 1-13

Voyage of the Mimi 2 Episodes 1-12

How to create Notecards:

Example Source Cards Research Writing Introduction Research 3rd Grade Big 6 Doing Research and Writing the Research Paper Big 6 Rubric Nautical Terms APA Example Microsoft Word MLA example MLA Guide for Middle School Guidelines for Bibliography and Documenting Sources MLA example #2 MLA example #3 APA Example (4th-5th Grade APA example word document) (4th-5th Grade APA example PDF document) (APA and MLA in text and reference using Websites)

In Text Citations APA

In Text Citations APA

5th Grade Gifted Research Paper

4th Grade Gifted Research Paper

isearch example

3-5th Grade State Project NEW Math Hunt Activities

3-5th Grade Mad Libs Project

3-5th Grade License Plate Quickies

3-5th Grade Animals

Comic Strips Activity 3-5th Grade

Perfect Vacation

Picture Writing

Locked Locker

Elementary Rubric for Writing

Outline Example Whale

Outline Example Mexico  Mexico

Choice Research Paper 4th Grade

Choice Research Paper 5th Grade

Tic Tac Toe Reading (Grades 3-5) Fiction and Nonfiction Project

Cursive Writing New American Cursive

Cursive Writing Older

Cursive Writing Older

Current Events Assignment 1

Current Events Assignment 2


Research Paper Grades 4-5

Research Paper Grades 6-8

Research Project Guide A Handbook for Teachers and Students

Big 6 Skills Handouts for both younger and older students

Research Project Guides


Middle School

High School

Voyage of the Mimi 1 Worksheets Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12 Episode 13

Packet for Voyage of the Mimi 1

Packet for Voyage of the Mimi 1 Expedition Vocabulary

Packet for Voyage of the Mimi 1 Expedition Questions

Wild About Whales Assignments

Voyage of the Mimi 1 Packet 2018

Voyage of the Mimi 1 Extra Assignments

Word Document:

Voyage Episode 9 Essay


Voyage of the Mimi 2 Worksheets

Packet for Voyage of the Mimi 2

Episode 1

Episode 2 

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

Map Page The 5 Paragraph (Burger) Essay Hamburger Paragraphs How to write a really great paragraph How to Write a Hamburger Paragraph Hamburger Worksheet The Periodic Table of Elements Chart Worksheet on The Periodic Table of Elements Chart 4th Grade Science Research Paper on Volcanoes Quarterly Reading Project Packet Reading Project 3rd Quarter Reading Project 4th Quarter Using Electricity Intel: Circuits and Switches Activities

Slavery Book Choices

Fourth Grade African American Biography Scrapbook Project (Microsoft Word File) (PDF File)

Peter Pan Study Guide Microsoft Word

Peter Pan Study Guide PDF

Peter Pan Book PDF

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 packet Microsoft Word

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 packet PDF

The Watsons Go to Birmingham Youtube and Chapter Summaries

The Giver Entire Book

The Giver packet

The Giver packet

The Giver Final Project

The Wind in the Willows Packet




HOW TO CITE INTERNET SOURCES (APA AND MLA STYLES) PDF Document for Download 20 Google Tools for Today's Classroom






How to Build a Soapbox Derby Car Videos!

How to Build a Soapbox Derby Car Part 1

How to Build a Soapbox Derby Car Part 2

How to Build a Soapbox Derby Car Part 3


Additional Links on Soapbox Derby Cars


Physics Involved in Soap Box Derby Racing by Paul Gale (Please download document)!



To view online projects, visit these sites: Created by Mr. Shamblin (Updated June 15, 2014) Created by Mr. Shamblin (Updated June 15, 2014) (Easter Egg Hunt for elementary grades, Created by Mr. Shamblin, updated June 15, 2014)

Intel: The Journey Inside (Introduction to Computers, Circuits and Switches, Digital Information, Microprocessors, The Internet, and Technology and Society)

PowerPoint in the Classroom (How to create effective PowerPoint slide shows)

The Erie Canal - A journey through history (Click on this link to download the worksheet to the scavenger hunt)

Internet Sites Supporting Project Based Teaching and Learning

Remember to visit Pete's Power Point Station for more examples of Power Point's that you can use in your classroom

eThemes- an extensive database of resources organized around specific themes Search for WebQuests to use for your students

QuestGarden Search all QuestGarden WebQuests

Travel Around the World: Geography WebQuests for Kids

K5 Computer Lab This is a site with technology lesson plans for elementary school children. There are activities for word processing, spreadsheets and graphing, PowerPoint presentations, graphic arts, multimedia, internet research and more.

Computer Literacy Lessons INFOHIO School Bags!





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Course Content   ::   PowerPoint Lesson 1   ::   PowerPoint Lesson 2   ::   PowerPoint Assignment


Part A:

You are an Instructional Designer (ID) & Subject Matter Expert (SME) tasked with designing an instructional presentation in your area of subject matter expertise. You will first have to do an analysis of your audience and your content. Next, you will need to design your presentation.

Part B:

You are an Instructional Designer tasked with developing and giving a presentation based on an existing design document.

Important Notes:

Instructional Technology department and Masters level students - You will be expected to complete Part A prior to the undergraduate students. You will then swap design documents with another IT/Masters student (will be assigned by the instructor). You will be expected to complete Part B based on the design documents you receive from your assigned partner and they will complete your design.
All other students will complete both parts for themselves.


  • Written audience and content analysis
  • Design document
  • Evaluation rubric
  • PowerPoint file
  • Class presentation
  • Evaluation of design implementation


  1. Identify your audience and content. ( Example analysis document )
    • Identify aspects of the content that need to be presented to your audience, as well as any audience specific characteristics which affect the presentation of the content.
    • Write a two to five page summary of your audience and content. (APA formatting is required for IT and Masters students. If you are unfamiliar with APA, talk to an instructor.) [Note: Consider this practice at writing an executive summary for a full analysis.]
    • IT and Masters students - Turn in two printed copies.
    • All other students - Turn in one printed copy.
  2. Create a design document. ( Example design document )
    • Based on your audience and content analysis, and the required components for this course (listed below), create a blueprint for the actual presentation. This should include:
      • Breakdown of content per slide
      • Graphics and data per slide
      • presenter's notes per slide
      • Audience visual and/or audio limitations
      • Content or audience specific elements (e.g. school logo, content specific colors)
    • Write-up your design document in an appropriate manner for your design. (i.e. You do not need to use APA formatting. You may use whatever written format best conveys your design.) Remember that someone else, who does not know you, your audience, or your content, should be able to design and give the presentation based on this document! Be as detailed as you need to be.
    • IT and Masters students - Turn in three printed copies.
    • IT and Masters students - Post any electronic files (e.g. graphics, charts, digital version of analysis and design) to a folder named "presentation_lastname" within your course folder. Make sure you note the name and location of all digital files in your written design document!
  3. Create and use an evaluation rubric. (IT and Masters students only; Example rubric document )
    • When your analyses and design documents are completed, create a rubric to evaluate the final digital presentation file and the final presentation given to the class.
    • Make sure you assign a total of 30 points. A total of 20-25 points should be assigned to the digital file with the remaining 5 - 10 points being assigned to the class presentation.
    • Make sure that all aspects of the rubric are included in the design document. Your counterpart will not have a copy of the rubric, they are working solely off of your analysis and design documents.
    • Turn in three printed copies
  4. Create a PowerPoint folder in your course folder.
    • The name of the folder should be presentations.
    • Your .ppt or .pps file, as well as any supporting files, will go directly in this folder.
  5. According to class directions and the required components listed below, create your presentation
  6. Prepare an evaluation of the analysis and design documents. (IT and Masters students only)
    • Turn in a three to six page (yes, in APA format) report.
    • Based on your experience developing a presentation, provide an evaluation of the analysis and design documents you were given.
    • Include both the strengths and weaknesses of the both documents.
    • Include a brief section on what you have learned as a designer, as a result of producing analysis and design documents which someone else is developing.
    • Include a brief section on what you have learned as a developer, having to develop a presentation based on someone else's analysis and design documents.

Required Components

  • The presentation must be in line with the audience and content analysis.
  • The presentation must correspond with the design document.
  • The presentation must be professional or instructional in nature. Examples of appropriate presentations are instruction, subject specific information, and how to's.
  • The presentation must have a minimum of 5 slides.
  • The presentation must last at least 6 minutes and no more than 8 minutes.
  • All pages must have an accessible color scheme. Specifically, font colors must contrast with the background color.
  • All fonts must be of a reasonably large size and with differing attributes (e.g. color, size, bold, italics, underlining) kept to a minimum.
  • All pages must be spell and grammar checked.
  • All copyright guidelines must be followed.
  • There must be a title slide. For the IT and Masters students, include both your name and your designer's name.
  • All slides must have a slide title.
  • There must be at least one presentation appropriate, non-text element. (i.e. A graphic or sound element that is directly related to the subject being presented.)
Additional components and points for Instructional Technology & Masters students
  • Your analysis and design documents will be evaluated based on your partner's evaluation report, and the ability to create a presentation based on the design documents. (15)
  • Your rubric will be evaluated according to your analysis and design documents. (i.e. Was your rubric in line with your analysis and design documents.) (5)
  • Your digital file and class presentation will be evaluated according to the rubric created by your partner. (Note: You will not be given a copy of this rubric.) (15)
  • Your evaluation document will be evaluated based on your evaluation write-up, the identification of strengths and weaknesses, and what you learned. (15)

Student Examples

Here are some example presentations:

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