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High school students prepare a professional information package that explains the attributes of computer components to educate the public to make purchasing decisions. Students develop advanced PowerPoint skills, such as inserting video and sound, designing a master slide, inserting a graphic organizer and table, and more. TechnoSpecialist high school computer activities include all teaching resources: teacher guide, digital student workbook with step by step instructions, checklists, assessment tools, and samples.
- Advanced PowerPoint for High School
Master presentation skills using a personally meaningful task. Assuming the role of an IT specialist, students design a slide show information package for clients about computer hardware.
- Jam Packed With Features
Loaded with virtually anything you can do with PowerPoint, this exceptional project shows students how to design a master slide, create a comparison chart, illustrate an idea using a graphic organizer, insert sound and video, edit images, and output files using multiple formats.
- Promote STEM, ICT, and CTE
Prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow. Project-based learning teaches complex technology skills as well as life skills such as design, logical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. Blend computer and career readiness in an engaging project.
- Hook Students With an Authentic Challenge
The content of the slide show – an explanation of computer components for the public – is relevant and of interest to tech-savvy teens. Actively involve students in the learning process with a motivating theme.
Assignment 1 Become an IT Specialist
Understand IT Specialist job duties. Select an employer.
Assignment 2 What is a Computer?
Read about computer types. Identify the best device for the task.
Assignment 3 Input Devices
Learn about devices such as the keyboard, scanner, or microphone.
Assignment 4 Output Devices
Learn about devices such as a projector, printer, or headphones.
Assignment 5 Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
Explore the parts of the program window.
Assignment 6 Slide Master Design
Customize the template for slides in the information package.
Assignment 7 Understanding Data Storage
Study bits, bytes, binary code, and file sizes.
Assignment 8 About Storage Devices
Learn about a CD, DVD, flash drive, or hard disk.
Assignment 9 Information Package and Storage Devices
Create slides that explain the purpose of storage devices and offer recommendations about purchasing.
Assignment 10 Comparison of Storage Devices
Explore storage capacity of devices.
Assignment 11 Information Package and Comparison Chart
Design a slide that summarizes information in a table to compare the storage capacity of CD, DVD, flash drive, or hard disk.
Assignment 12 About Memory
Distinguish the difference between ROM and RAM.
Assignment 13 Information Package and Memory
Organize information about ROM and RAM onto a slide using SmartArt to illustrate the features.
Assignment 14 About the Microprocessor
Examine how the CPU executes commands.
Assignment 15 Produce a Video Clip about the CPU
Capture a video that describes the CPU.
Assignment 16 Information Package and the CPU
Import a video onto a slide to explain the CPU’s importance upon computer performance.
Assignment 17 About the Monitor and Graphics Card
Discover attributes that affect picture quality.
Assignment 18 Information Package, the Monitor and Graphics Card
Create slides that summarize monitor attributes and explain the function of the graphics card. Format picture styles.
Assignment 19 The Sound Card
Determine how the sound card functions.
Assignment 20 Information Package and the Sound Card
Record an audio clip to describe the purpose of the sound card. Insert the clip onto a slide.
Assignment 21 Spell Check and Speaker Notes
Proofread slides. Add information in the Notes pane.
Assignment 22 Present Information about the Computer
Deliver a presentation. Use the pen.
Assignment 23 Create an Interactive Tutorial
Set the presentation to run as a kiosk.
Assignment 24 Produce a Video
Export the presentation as a video.
Assignment 25 View as a Handout
Print the presentation with a custom header and footer.
Optional Advanced PowerPoint Activities
- About the Computer: Review input and output devices.
- History of the Computer: Edit PowerPoint slides.
- Data Storage: Select the right device for the task.
- Computers in Society: Produce a graphic organizer.
Project Based Learning to Teach Advanced PowerPoint Skills
Make learning about hardware meaningful. Create an information package that explains computer components in simple terms using advanced features of PowerPoint. Include activities as part of a computer application or business studies course. Engage student interest with a real world project.
- Understand computer terminology
- Explain the function of computer components
- Describe features of an efficient computer
- Compare the capacity of various storage devices
- Design a master slide in PowerPoint
- Create a comparison chart using a table
- Illustrate a concept using a graphic organizer
- Insert a video and sound clip onto a slide
- Edit an image on a slide
- Output a file using multiple formats
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TechnoKids is an excellent curriculum for project-based learning. It incorporates all the technology skills that are usable for the workforce industry. Lessons are tailored to students' interests and real-life situations. This helps not only students but educators as well of understanding how technology integration can be put into practice. Thank you.
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Last year I taught 10 homeschool kids in our coop using TechnoWonderland and TechnoSpecialist curriculum. I loved the way it was laid out including all the instruction as well as extra skill reviews to reinforce what was learned. It kept me from having to create so much of the class materials and assignments myself. I'm going to do a TechnoKids spreadsheet project with my youngest in the fall. Wish I could do them all.