Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Today, as I reflect on my experience with the use of Microsoft PowerPoint, I cannot help but smile as I feel a sense of great accomplishment. For this portfolio piece, we were asked to create a PowerPoint presentation accompanied by a lesson plan for a class of our choice. In our presentation, pictures, audio/movie, chart or labelled picture, animations and slide transitions were of utmost importance. After creating this piece, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in which I plan to use as I re-enter the classroom. I plan to utilise Microsoft PowerPoint in my lessons as it is a very convenient method to use to help assist in the teaching-learning process. However, creating this piece was not an easy task. I encountered a few challenges as I created this piece. Firstly, when creating a hyperlink, I got stuck when I reached a certain part. I sought assistance from the text book but I was still lost. Hence, I had to surf the net in order to understand what I was suppose to do clearly. After receiving valuable information from the Internet, I was able to resolve this problem. Another problem I faced was when I had to insert a movie or audio. I found a nice video on Youtube but I could not get it downloaded. After fiddling with it for some time, I remembered my lecturer informing us of a downloadable software (Mp3 rocket) that could assist us in downloading videos from Youtube. After creating this piece, I realised that I could have made some improvements to my piece. I believe that my presentation could have had one or two more slides giving information about the eye.