MS Power Point Session 1

Digital Literacy(21st Century Literacies) 

Microsoft Powerpoint -1

Lesson Plan


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


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

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