ERIC Number: ED419511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Creating a Fourth Grade Clarisworks Slideshow Presentation on a Civil War Topic.
The main purpose of this Master's degree field project was for fourth grade students to create a "good" visual presentation of a Civil War topic using Clarisworks slideshow. Students were in charge of determining what constituted a good project. The components of the slideshow included the following: (1) title page; (2) biography; and (3) Civil War topic research. Students hand-wrote their biographies, researched their Civil War topics, planned the layouts of their information, created their slideshows on classroom computers, and presented their slideshows to the class. Students periodically checked their work against a list that they helped to generate. At the end of the project, students self-evaluated their work using an evaluation handout. This paper begins with the purpose of the project and then presents the rationale for using the technology, the background of student participants, and describes the project components. In addition, suggestions are provided on how teachers can plan and implement a similar technology project in their classroom. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Research Paper, University of Virginia.