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ERIC Number: EJ920103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Using Animation in Microsoft PowerPoint to Enhance Engagement and Learning in Young Learners with Developmental Delay
Parette, Howard P., Jr.; Hourcade, Jack; Blum, Craig
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v43 n4 p58-67 Mar-Apr 2011
Over the past decade, a wide array of instructional technology applications have found their way into early intervention settings. Of particular importance to young learners who evidence developmental delays or are at risk for school failure are those technologies with the potential to more effectively teach basic emergent literacy skills: (1) phonemic awareness; (2) alphabetic principle; (3) word recognition; (4) alliteration; and (5) comprehension. Microsoft PowerPoint holds particular promise for young children with learning issues because it contains a variety of special presentation features likely to enhance the learning experience. Features such as pictures, colors, sounds, animation, slide designs, or slide transitions can be easily customized within an emergent literacy lesson. This article focuses on incorporating animation features in PowerPoint lessons to enhance attending and learning for literacy instruction for young children with developmental delay. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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