PowerPoint as an Interactive Multimedia Lesson

  1. Divide the class into groups of three students.
  2. Assign each group specific pages in the story (i.e. group one will cover pages 1-4).
  3. Distribute storyboards to group members. Direct students to create storyboards based on three significant event sequences that occurred specifically on their assigned pages. The groups will use the storyboard as a guide for creating PowerPoint slides. Each group member should create one slide.
  4. The students will draw arrows to indicate the direction of hyperlinks placed on each slide.
  5. The teacher will collect the storyboards and approve the overall layout design. After approval the students will begin work on creating their slideshow. A sound button can be added to each slide to record the students voice reading the questions and answers.
  6. The teacher will collect all the completed slides and import the slides into one class PowerPoint slideshow.
  7. A student-made multimedia review is now available for reviewing key sequence of events from the literature. Each student can receive a copy of the PowerPoint via Email for future reference or a printed copy can be distributed as study notes.
  8. Students can create interactive storybooks using hyperlinks and buttons. By placing a record button on the page the student can record themselves reading the text on the page. By adding questions and answers in the story the students can engage in interactive comprehension activities while reading.
  9. Students can create a series of questions and answers similar to a Jeopardy game board.
  10. Students can create a book with alternate endings. As the story progresses the student decides which path the character will take, and the choices will determine the next scene.
  11. Students can create a map that contains hyperlinks. As the students click on a different section of the map, a new slide will appear with information pertinent to the state or region selected.
  12. Students can create a slideshow about personal experiences. For example: What we learned in math, reading, writing, physical education, science and social studies... each word could represent a link and when the student clicks on the link a new slide will appear that emphasizes the subject content covered.

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