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#29: A PowerPoint Slideshow for Third Graders

Posted by on April 18, 2011

Before starting this PowerPoint project, have students complete these two:

By fourth grade, my students are so good at PowerPoint, I don’t even teach it in fifth grade (I move on to Photoshop). They’ve learned enough to get them through school. Here’s how I do that:

  • First grade: They draw the pictures and I show them how to put them into a slideshow
  • Second grade: They use their own set of pictures to create an Open House slideshow for parents
  • Third grade (this project): They create a slideshow about themselves with all the bells and whistles
  • Fourth grade: they create a slideshow to support a classroom unit of inquiry

Here’s what they do in second grade:

If the lesson plans are blurry, click on them for a full size alternative.

PowerPoint lesson planlearn powerpointpowerpoint rubric

–from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. Preview available on and

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