Typing a Poem in PowerPoint II – Fish Alive!

Typing a Poem in MS PowerPoint

In this lesson, we will use Presentation Software (MS PowerPoint) to write and present a poem, “Fish Alive”

Lesson Objective: Use presentation software to type and make a poem

Open a blank PowerPoint presentation

Choose a design template

Create a introduction slide and insert new slide

On the new slide, add a title and type a well known poem (card provided) or type a poem of your own

Format the text, change font type, size and colour.

Slide 1 Introduction Slide

Slide 2 Poem Slide

The Big Picture

What have we done? We have been using MS Word to practice typing using existing or original poems

What are we doing? We will use MS PowerPoint to present a poem

Where are we going? In the next lesson, we will make a poetry leaflet using MS Publisher

Task

1. Open PowerPoint and choose a blank presentation

2. Choose to the Design tab and choose a nice design

3. Make a title slide, include the title of your poem and your name

4. Add slide, go to Insert > New Slide > Title and Content

Write your poem

If you finish, insert another new slide (title and content) and write another poem

Success Criteria

1. I can open MS PowerPoint

2. I can open a blank presentation

3. I can choose a design template for my poem

4. I can add make an opening slide with title and my name

5. I can add a new slide

6. On the new slide, I can add a title

7. I can type most of the poem

8. I can format the text so that it fits the page

9. I can make another slide and type another poem

10. I have tried my best over the lesson and met my own target

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The PowerPoint Maze Game

Making a Maze Game in PowerPoint

Yes, that’s right. It is possible to make a fun maze game using PowerPoint. It is simple if you follow the steps, but with practice, you can make more complicated levels.

Lesson Objective: Use application software to make a maze game. Use Insert > Action.

Lesson Outcome: Make at least one level with one bend.

The Big Picture

What have we done? We made interactive quizzes on PowerPoint. We have already had some practice making the Maze game

What are we doing? We will look to create a working game in one lesson

Where are we going? We have enhanced our PowerPoint skills and combined this with computational thinking

You will need 4 slides

Slide 1 : Introduction / Splash Screen

Slide 2 : The puzzle

Slide 3 : You Lose

Slide 4 : You Win

Slide 1: The introduction slide / Splash screen. This must contain a start button.

Slide 2 : The Puzzle. Note that the Start button is in exactly the same place as Slide 1. This is important.

Slide 3 : You Lose. Where the user will go if he does not complete the maze.

Slide 4 : You Win. Congratulations.

Making Slide 1

I will link the start button to slide 2 using Insert > Action

……then choose Mouse Click Hyperlink to Next Slide

Before I make slide 2, I will make slides 3 and 4, You Lose and You Win.

Now let’s make the puzzle on slide 2.

The start button is copied and pasted from Slide 1 in exactly the same place.

I have then chosen a rectangle shape and filled the whole page black. I will then send this to the back.

I have used the rectangle shape tool again to make my path. I have chosen sky blue.

I make a finish button.

Now let’s hyperlink 2 things….

Black background to You Lose

Finish button to You Win

I select the black background shape and go to Insert > Action

This time, I will select Mouse Over

I will then choose the You Lose slide

I will also need to link from the Finish Button.

I select the Finish button and go to Insert > Action

Go to mouse over

….and select the You Win slide

You can now adapt your game, you can make more levels and make them much harder.

Success Criteria

1. I can open PowerPoint

2. I can create slide 1 (Splash Screen)

3. I can create a maze slide

4. I can create an “you lose” slide

5. I can create a “you win” slide

6. I can create at least one link

7. I can create 2 or more links

8. My Maze has a nice design

9. I have tested the maze

10. I can make a second more complex maze

Have fun and enjoy this task.

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Interactive Quiz on PowerPoint

Interactive : allowing a two-way flow of information between a computer and a computer-user; responding to a user’s input.

We are going to make a presentation, but this time, it will require user input for it to work. We’ll make a quiz.

Lesson Objective : Make a quiz using presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint)

Add shapes and link them

Create questions for the user to answer

The big picture

What have we done? : This is our 3rd lesson on this topic. We know how to create new slides, add shapes and hyperlink

What are we doing? : We are going to complete at least one question in this lesson, some will create more than one

Where are we going? : We have learned so much about PowerPoint. We could now transfer those skills tio make a maze game,

Task

1. Open a new presentation and create an introduction slide

2. Add a new slide and add a question at the top, e.g. What is the correct spelling?

3. Add 2 more slides, for incorrect and correct answers

“Incorrect” slide

“Correct slide”

5. Now link your slides. Go back to the question slide and select the correct shapes (right click and choose link). Link the shape to the correct slide.

6. Go back to the question slide and select an icorrect shape (right click and choose link). Link it to the incorrect slide. Do this with all the other 3 incorrect shapes.

7. Test that it works. Fix any issues that you may have.

8. Change text colours, fonts and size. Format your shapes, change colours, etc.

Success Criteria

1. I can open PowerPoint

2. I can create slide 1 (Splash Screen)

3. I can create a question slide

4. I can create an “incorrect” slide

5. I can create a “correct” slide

6. I can create at least one link

7. I can create 2 or more links

8. My Quiz has a nice design

9. I have tested the quiz

10. I can make a second question

More examples

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Introduction to HTML

The HyperText Markup Language

Behind any webpage, HTML is the code under the hood.

Learning Objective : What is HTML and what does it stand for? What are tags and how to use them.

Learning Outcome / Task : Create a simple webpage using HTML

  1. Use Notepad to script HTML code,
  2. Save it as a HTML file
  3. Open the file in a web browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge)

The Big Picture

What have we done? This is an introduction to HTML. Students may have had previous knowledge of coding concepts

What are we doing? We will create a simple web page using Notepad, with a heading and a paragraph

Where are we going? We can develop our knowledge of the source code, learning how to change colours and fonts and creating tables.

Starter : view the source code of existing web pages

Here is a webpage

Underneath the hood of the webpages, is the source code, known as HTML

Learning HTML helps you to understand how web pages are put together.

You can see the source code of any webpage.

On Google Chrome, right click on the webpage and choose View Page Source

Main Task : Let’s make our own webpage

You can actually code HTML by using Notepad

Here, I have scripted HTML code for my page to display the heading, Mr Neil’s Coding School. Then I have used a paragraph to say, Welcome to my first web page.

I will need to save the file as a HTML file

Tags and Elements

Source: https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_elements.asp

Tags : Notice that I am using a series of tags

<html> Let’s use HTML

<head> The heading information

<title> The title of the webside

<body> The main body of the code

<h1> The heading, 1 indicates the size of the text

<p> A paragraph

I will go to my saved file. I will see that it has the Google Chrome icon, which is my default browser


I will open the file and this will appear in my web browser

Extra extension task : investigate how to use tags change colours and fonts

Success Criteria

1. I can open Notepad and write some HTML code

2. I can use tags to script a title <title>

3. I can use tags script a heading <h1>

4. I can script a paragraph <p>

5. I can save my code as a HTML file

6. I can open the file and view the page in a web browser

7. I can go back to the original code and make changes

8. Extension or Next lesson: I can change the font of the text

9. Extension or Next lesson: I can change the colour of the text

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Question 1

Question 2

What was the lesson objective?

Question 3

Teachers question, Is there anything else you would like to say?

Poetry Presentation on PowerPoint

Typing a Poem in MS PowerPoint

In this lesson, we will use Presentation Software (MS PowerPoint) to write and present a poem, “I’m a Little Cat”

Lesson Objective: Use presentation software to type and make a poem

Open PowerPoint

Choose a design

Add slides

Add titles

Write text

The Big Picture

What have we done? We have a some practice using a word processor

What are we doing? We are now learning to use PowerPoint and we will create a presentation with poems

Where are we going? We are learning a variety of Microsoft Office products

Open PowerPoint and choose a blank presentation

To choose a nice design go to the Design Tab

Make a title slide

Add slide, go to Insert > New Slide > Title and Content

Write your poem

Success Criteria

Some Success – I can open a blank presentation and make a second slide. I can change the design

Success – Nearly all of a poem is typed, punctuation is mostly correct. There is some evidence of change of font type, colour and size

Super Success – The whole poem is typed, punctuation is correct and every line has a different font type, colour and size. the presentation looks amazing

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MS Word : The Emirates Challenge

Introduction to MS Word

What is MS Word and what do you use it for? Typing and using the Enter key.

Part 1 : Typing characters and changing font sizes

Task : Open MS Word and type the 7 Emirates. Press Enter to go to the next line.

Change the font type, colour and size of each Emirate

Rearrange the Emirates in either alphabetical order or size of Emirate

The Big Picture

What have we done? We have got ourselves familiar with the keyboard with online typing games

What are we doing? We getting ourselves familiar with MS Word. We will type words and make the text bigger.

Where are we going? We will be able to write a poem on MS Word and change font type, size and colour

You will need to have MS Word installed on your computer. If you have an Office 365 account, you will have access,

Alternatives : You can use Google Docs

Open MS Word. Go to the window button on the bottom left of the screen and search for Word. Choose your Word app.

Open a new blank document.

Type the 7 Emirates. Press Enter to go to the next line.

Change the font colour

You can change the font size

You can change the font type

Success Criteria

1. I can type 7 Emirates

2. I can use Enter to go to the next line

3. I can change the size of my text

4. I can change the colour of my text

5. I can change the font type

Extra Tasks

Plenary Task : United Arab Emirates – Map Quiz Game

Click here to the UAE Map Quiz Game

Plenary Task 2 : Red, Green, Black and White Flags Quiz

Click here for the Red, Green, Black and White Flags Quiz

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MS Word : The Colour Challenge

Introduction to MS Word

What is MS Word and what do you use it for? Typing and using the Enter key.

Part 1 : Typing characters and changing font sizes

Task : Open MS Word and type six colours. Press Enter to go to the next line.

Change the colour of each colour to a different colour

The Big Picture

What have we done? We have got ourselves familiar with the keyboard with online typing games

What are we doing? We getting ourselves familiar with MS Word. We will type words and make the text bigger.

Where are we going? We will be able to write a poem on MS Word and change font type, size and colour

You will need to have MS Word installed on your computer. If you have an Office 365 account, you will have access,

Alternatives : You can use Google Docs

Open MS Word. Go to the window button on the bottom left of the screen and search for Word. Choose your Word app.

Open a new blank document.

Type your name. Press Enter to go to the next line.

Change the font colour

You can change the font size

You can change the font type

Success Criteria

1. I can type 6 colours

2. I can use Enter to go to the next line

3. I can change the size of my text

4. I can change the colour of my text

5. I can change the font type

6. I can change to a colour which is the not the colour

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Enterprise and Innovation

Lesson Objective : What is enterprise and innovation?

Come up with a creative way to help a business attract more customers.

Show your ideas in a presentation (PowerPoint)

Task : Watch a short video brief from an existing business.

Discuss and present ideas on how we can help the business

The Big Picture

What have we done? This is the first lesson we have done on this subject in Computing

What are we doing? Learning about enterprise and business and creating ways to help them get more customers

Where are we going? We will keep developing our ideas and eventually submit a plan to that business

First, watch the video shown by the teacher. The teacher will play just one of them, but if you have watched the others before the lesson, then you can choose to work with that company.

The Videos

Desert Dwellers

Sandaly

Print Art Crow

Italtouch

Speedy Spanners

Task : Create a PowerPoint presentation about your chosen company

  1. An introduction slide
  2. In one sentence, what does the business want?
  3. Find out what the business already has and present it (screenshots)
  4. Add your own ideas

Speedy Spanners example

Slide 1 : Title slide, include your name

Slide 2 : In one sentence, what does the business need?

Slide 3 : What is the business already doing?

Slide 4 : Add your own ideas

Success Criteria

  1. I know what is enterprise
  2. I know what is innovation
  3. I can understand, by watching the video, what a business is looking for
  4. I have an idea on how I can help that business
  5. I can present those ideas using presentation software

Click here for more information about the Adam Burfield Enterprise Award

Let’s begin using Scratch

17th – 21st January : Let’s begin using Scratch Desktop

Learning Objectives: 

Introduction to Coding software.

Use a forever loop to make sprite (cat) keeping moving from left to right

Change rotation style so that the cat doesn’t walk on head.

Extra Task : Add letter sprites to make the word, CODING

The Big Picture

What have we done? We have used online coding games on websites such as code.org. We may have also used Scratch Jr.

What are we doing? We are going to get familiar with Scratch, we will use a forever loop to make the sprite walk from one side of the screen to the other

Where are we going? We will make a virtual FishTank and use interactivity

Forever Loop to make the sprite (cat) move left to right on the stage
Change Rotation Style so that the cat doesn’t walk on his head

Success criteria:

1. Open Scratch Desktop and get familiar with how it works

2. Use a forever loop to make cat move from left to right

3. Change rotation style so that the cat doesn’t walk in his head (see below)

4. Add a background (backdrop)

5. Super: Add sprites, letters, to make up the word, CODING 

6. Super: Add more sprites and make them move too.

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