#29: A PowerPoint Slideshow for Third Graders

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:

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–from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom.


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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