Pick-A-Partner PowerPoint Project

Imagine the following scenario. You are a student in a graduate-level multimedia design class. You are an educator or a student of education as are all of your classmates (most of whom are K-12 teachers). It is your first day of class, and the instructor has informed you that you are to complete a final project by the end of the semester. This project should be a significant multimedia project that is useful to you in your teaching. Additionally, the instructor has informed you that your project would best be completed in a group of up to four students. Your dilemma is to find a way to form a group.

Does this scenario sound familiar? It should; it describes your situation perfectly. This project is designed to help you locate one or more partners to form a design team for your final project. Additionally, it will give you some experience using PowerPoint and some experience using a template. The instructor will provide you with a template, and your job is to fill in the template with media and content. You will have some time to complete this project in class. If you do not complete it in class, you will finish it on your own by the beginning of the second class.

For this project, the instructor will provide you with a template, and you are to fill in the information required in the template. This will include information created in various media, including spoken words, pictures, and written words. Once you have completed your presentation, your classmates will go through your presentation, and everyone will be given an opportunity to form groups.

The template can be found in this course's Moodle site. Be sure that you save the template, rather than opening it within your browser.

Warning! You must enable macros in order to edit this presentation. If you are using a computer with macro security set to medium, you will be asked if you want to enable macros; be sure you do. If you are using a computer with macro security set to high, you will not be asked, and your macros might be deleted. Follow the instructions in Chapter 2 of the Marcovitz text to properly set macro security BEFORE you try to open your project. If you are using PowerPoint 2007, 2010, 2011, or 2013, you must open this file and save it as a PowerPoint Macro-enabled File (*.pptm).

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This page was prepared by Dr. David M. Marcovitz.

Last Updated: May 9, 2013