principal was proud of the work the eighth graders had done on their
Immigration PowerPoints and asked me to sit in on a presentation
session. A majority of the slides had unreadable text, overlapping
pictures, annoying backgrounds, grammatical errors, and distracting
transitions. “Ban All Bad PowerPoints” is a two day lesson where
students view a PowerPoint presentation, record the errors they
found on a worksheet, and then make changes to the presentation
Just showed this lesson today and my
students were glued to the screen. They enjoyed pointing out the
errors and in fact, found one or two I hadn't thought of!
This is so cool! Great job! It's so hard to explain
to students that Less is More! and not everything should be in neon! Thank you!
Love it! Students can learn so much from what
"not" rather than a list of do's. I also like the suggestion of
doing it in small groups. Can't wait to use it when I begin a
presentation unit with my seventh and eighth graders.
Dance Mat Typing (Online Activity)
Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, a fun
way to learn touch typing. There are four levels to play, each
divided into three stages. You start by learning the home row
keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new
letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an
expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed
and get a fun reward.