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MS Power Point Session 1

Digital Literacy(21st Century Literacies) 

Microsoft Powerpoint -1

Lesson Plan

Objective: 

Participants will be able to understand basics of MS PowerPoint and create and present slides using Home, Design and Slideshow options

Total Time: 90 Minutes

Materials Required: 

Computer lab with projector and screen, MS PowerPoint installed on all the computers for students

Instructor Note: 

This session is the beginning of MS PowerPoint. Based on the understanding level and pre-existing skill set of students, use demonstration as a training method and make students practice as much as possible. In this session, Home, Design and Slide Show menus will be discussed in detail.

Opening Protocol:
  • Greet the participants
  • Take attendance
  • In pairs, ask participants to share with each other how they are feeling

5 Minutes

Concept Discussion: Basics of PowerPoint
  • Ask students if they have used MS PowerPoint before
  • Based on their response, tell them the uses of MS PowerPoint. 
  • On projector, show them how to start, open and save a presentation
  • Also explain basic things they see on the screen when they open MS PPT 

10  Minutes

Activity 1: Get started
  • Ask students to open MS PPT on their computers. 
  • Tell them to use a blank slide and type their hobbies on that
  • Check if students are able to open and use the PPT
  • After 10 minutes ask them to close those slides. They do not need to save them as they will be creating new slides in the following activities

10  Minutes

Activity 2: Guess the Icons in Home Menu
  • Because participants have used most of the common options on MS Word, ask them to name the icons they see in the Home Menu.
  • Follow the process for this activity-
  • Ask students to sit in their groups
  • Present your screen and keep the pointer on all the icons one by one
  • Ask group 1 to tell Name, Shortcut Key and Use of the icon you are showing on your screen
  • Ask about atleast 10 icons, while giving equal chances to each group 
  • The group that guesses the most icon correctly, write an appreciation note with date and signature 

15 Minutes

Activity 3- Let us Practice making a Slide
  • Ask students to open the MS PowerPoint lesson in their handbooks and create a new presentation following the instructions given for the activity. Give them 10 minutes for the activity.
  • After 10 minutes, ask them to compare their slides with the slides given in the handbook
  • Demonstrate making the exact slides on projector

15 Minutes

Concept Discussion: SlideShow and Design Menu
  • Using projector, demonstrate the options in the Slide Show and Design Menu

10 Minutes

Activity 4: Practice
  • To make their slide look presentable, ask students to apply maximum options they have learnt today on the slides they have created
  • Give them 10 minutes to do that
  • After 10 minutes ask students if they faced any problem or if they have any questions
  • Use remaining 5 minutes to either make them practice the options or to answer their queries by demonstrating the options they might be finding difficult

 15 Minutes

Closing/Debrief:

Ask participants to practice MS PPT at home if they have computers or laptops available. Check for understanding by asking a few questions on the topics covered in the session. Ask them to read the MS PPT Lesson given in their handbook and attempt the quiz questions.

5 Minutes

Closing Protocol: 
  • Thank the participants for their time
  • Announce the next time you will be visiting them
  • Share the topic of the next session
  • Collect 1-2 most interesting activity sheets/artefacts from students and show to Nodal officer and institution head after session
  • Click pictures of the artefacts for documentation

5 Minutes