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ICT Lesson Plan

QCA Unit 6A Multimedia presentation

Year Group Year 6 Number in class 30

Time for lesson 8 lessons of 1 hour No. of computers 15

Preparation
The teacher needs to be comfortable using PowerPoint. These lessons will show children to how to
use PowerPoint to create simple linear presentations, where slides automatically follow one after
the other. Following onto non-linear presentations where the user has a greater range of options
and hyperlinks can be used. Photocopy CD-ROM question sheet.
Resources
PowerPoint
A selection of reference / text books
An assorted selection of CD-ROMs, offering different curriculum resource materials e.g.
CD-ROM question sheet (This file can be downloaded from the ICT Curriculum Team Web
site http://www.bucksict.org.uk/)
LESSON 1
Learning Objectives
Children should learn to:
Understand the potential use of multi media.
Technical Vocabulary
slides interactive
animations hot spot / attach
font size hypertext
frame
Assessment
The lessons are targeted at Level 3/4 activities. The outcomes of each lesson are noted, with an
overall checklist of pupils work and teacher assessment at the end of the unit.
Introduction (20 mins)
Discuss with the class a range of materials to try to initiate comparisons between the way
information is presented in books and CD-ROMs. A good example to use here could be an
encyclopaedia in book format, and something like Encarta on CD-Rom.
How much interactivity exists?
When is it better to use a CD-ROM rather than a book?
When is a book better than a CD-ROM?
Look specifically at occurrences of:
Sound
Text
Video
Still images
Main activity (30 mins)
Allow the children to investigate several CD-ROMs from your Pick n Mix selection, and consider
how the materials meet the needs of the users.
Does the CD-Rom provide what it says it does?
Plenary (10 mins)
Encourage the children to discuss and share their findings from the CD-ROMs.
Does one stand out above the others?
Discuss how books and other topics could be presented in this fashion.
Why does interactivity make the learning experience more interesting?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of multimedia?
Homework
None.
ICT Lesson Plan

QCA Unit 6A Multimedia presentation

Year Group Year 6 Number in class 30

Time for lesson 8 lessons of 1 hour No. of computers 15

Preparation
The teacher needs to be comfortable using PowerPoint. These lessons will show children to how to
use PowerPoint to create simple linear presentations, following onto non-linear presentations,
where the user has a greater range of options.
Resources
PowerPoint
Digital Camera
Microphones
Scanner
demo presentation 1 (This file can be downloaded from the ICT Curriculum Team Web site
http://www.bucksict.org.uk/)
LESSON 2
Learning Objectives
Children should learn to:
Recognise the features of good page design.
To design multimedia pages
Technical Vocabulary
slides interactive
animations hot spot / attach
font size hypertext
frame
Assessment
The lessons are targeted at Level 3/4 activities. The outcomes of each lesson are noted, with an
overall checklist of pupils work and teacher assessment at the end of the unit. By the end of the
session, most children will have a good understanding of how to use PowerPoint to create a simple
linear presentation (adding text, images, sounds and animations). They will be aware of the
limitations of this type of presentation in terms of the lack of user options.
Introduction (20 mins)
Discuss with children what presentations are.
Show the class a variety of multimedia page designs; the design templates in PowerPoint are a
possible starting point, together with the auto layout choice box.

Show demo presentation 1 and discuss how emphasis and location help the user to understand
the page, e.g. how buttons are placed consistently, how bright colours and sizes are used to
indicate importance and how pictures and text compliment each other.
Show demo presentation 2 linear.
Explain that these presentations can combine text, sounds, images and animations.
Show how PowerPoint presentations are made up of a series of slides that are
linked together.
Show how a slide is made up different frames that you place on your page

The Teacher should not demonstrate all of the skills at the beginning, but as and when appropriate,
depending on the ability of the children. Some of the activities they will have come across in
previous work using a word processor.
Start with:
adding text boxes
inserting graphics (from clipart) (revision?)
Changing fonts/font sizes/colours (revision?)
choosing a colour for the slide background
inserting a new slide
Main Activity (30 mins)
Workings in pairs tell the children they are going to produce a simple presentation about the
school, for children new to the school. They can start with a simple front page, with a picture and
text, and two other pages, including a welcome page, and a location page. They will need to draw
a map and be shown how to use the scanner to scan the map in.

If the school has a web site, they can visit this and copy and paste any pictures or text, they will
need to be shown how to do this. If no school web site then the teacher can take a digital
photograph and either store it in a shared area, or provide it on floppy disc for the children to use.

Encourage the children to save their work often.

Most children can view their show using the mouse to click to the next animation or slide. Some
children could be shown how to have their presentation run automatically. (Set animations to
automatically and set slide transitions to automatically take off on mouse click.)

Plenary (10 mins)


Some children could demonstrate their presentations. Ask children if there is any reason why they
should print out their presentations. Ask children if the audience or the user of the presentation
has any choice about how to use the presentation. (This is just a linear presentation that moves
from the first slide to the second and so forth the audience just watches the presentation - there
are not any user options involved that will be addressed in the following sessions.)
Homework
None.
ICT Lesson Plan

QCA Unit 6A Multimedia presentation

Year Group Year 6 Number in class 30

Time for lesson 8 lessons of 1 hour No. of computers 15

Preparation
The teacher needs to be comfortable using PowerPoint. These lessons will show children to how to
use PowerPoint to create simple linear presentations, following onto non-linear presentations,
where the user has a greater range of options.
Resources
PowerPoint
Digital Camera
Microphones
Scanner
demo presentation 1 (This file can be downloaded from the ICT Curriculum Team Web site
http://www.bucksict.org.uk/)
LESSON 3
Learning Objectives
Children should learn to:
Recognise the features of good page design.
Design multimedia pages
Technical Vocabulary
slides interactive
animations hot spot / attach
font size hypertext
frame
Assessment
The lessons are targeted at Level 3/4 activities. The outcomes of each lesson are noted, with an
overall checklist of pupils work and teacher assessment at the end of the unit.
Introduction (20 mins)
Revise the activities started last lesson, and remind them of the features of good page design.
Remind them how emphasis and location help the user to understand the page, e.g. how buttons
are placed consistently, how bright colours and sizes are used to indicate importance, how pictures
and text compliment each other
Revise:
adding text boxes
inserting graphics (from clipart) (revision?)
Changing fonts/font sizes/colours (revision?)
choosing a colour for the slide background
inserting a new slide
Demonstrate:
How to use the scanner and/or digital camera (revision?)
The animation facilities
Main Activity (30 mins)
Workings in pairs the children will continue working on their simple presentation about the school,
for children new to the school.
Remind them they should have started with a simple front page with two further pages, including a
welcome page, and a location page showing a scan of a map they can draw.

Encourage children to save their work often.


Most children can view their show using the mouse to click to the next animation or slide. Some
children could be shown how to have their presentation run automatically. (Set animations to
automatically and set slide transitions to automatically take off on mouse click.)
Plenary (10 mins)
Some children could demonstrate their presentations.
In recognising the features of good page design, have they helped the user to understand the
page?
Are buttons placed consistently?
Are bright colours and sizes used to indicate importance?
Do the pictures and text compliment each other?
Homework
None.
ICT Lesson Plan
QCA Unit 6A Multimedia presentation

Year Group Year 6 Number in class 30

Time for lesson 8 lessons of 1 hour No. of computers 15

Preparation
These lessons will follow-on from the previous sessions showing children how to use PowerPoint
to create non-linear multimedia presentations where the user is given different options.
Resources
PowerPoint
Digital Camera
Microphones
Scanner
LESSON 4
Learning Objectives
Children should learn:
that computer software can include a range of media and gives the user a range of options
to design multimedia pages
to create a page of sounds which are activated by appropriately named and positioned
buttons
Technical Vocabulary
multimedia hypertext
hyperlink frame
interactive slides
Assessment
The lessons are targeted at Level 3/4 activities. The outcomes of each lesson are noted, with an
overall checklist of pupils work and teacher assessment at the end of the unit.
Introduction (10 mins)
Revise:
adding text boxes
inserting graphics (from clipart) (revision?)
Changing fonts/font sizes/colours (revision?)
choosing a colour for the slide background
inserting a new slide
Animations
Demonstrate:
How to insert sounds onto slides
How to record and save sounds using the microphone
How to label sound icons with a text box below
How to link a graphic to play the sound
Main Activity (30 mins)
Workings in groups ask the children to create a page, which includes a menu of sounds. The page
could be a page of sounds recorded from musical instruments, or an interactive birthday greeting
for an infant class, or a page of farmyard animal pictures, which includes hot spots linked to
sounds.
If a microphone is not available, appropriate sounds could be dragged and dropped from a CD-
Rom.
Encourage children to save their work often.
Plenary (10 mins)
Some children could demonstrate their sound slides.
Are buttons placed consistently?
Homework
None.
ICT Lesson Plan
QCA Unit 6A Multimedia presentation

Year Group Year 6 Number in class 30

Time for lesson 8 lessons of 1 hour No. of computers 15

Preparation
These lessons will follow-on from the previous sessions showing children how to use PowerPoint
to create non-linear multimedia presentations where the user is given different options.
Prepare a set of A4 pages to represent each page; it is not necessary to give details on these
pages other than the title to distinguish one from another. See demo presentation 2 non-linear
Resources
PowerPoint
Digital Camera
Microphones
Scanner
demo presentation 2 non-linear (This file can be downloaded from the ICT Curriculum
Team Web site http://www.bucksict.org.uk/)
Printout of slides of demo presentation 2 linear
LESSON 5
Learning Objectives
Children should learn:
How to organise sample screens and identify appropriate choices and links
Children who find connecting pages easy to understand could be introduced to the idea of
branching structures and web-like structures
Technical Vocabulary
multimedia hypertext
hyperlink frame
interactive slides

Assessment
The lessons are targeted at Level 3/4 activities. The outcomes of each lesson are noted, with an
overall checklist of pupils work and teacher assessment at the end of the unit.
Introduction (20 mins)
Revise:
How to insert sounds onto slides
How to record and save sounds using the microphone
How to link a graphic to play the sound

Using the A4 pages (demo presentation 2 linear), discuss with the class how each of the pages
can be linked. On the board create a flowchart of the links with arrows. Explain the notion of a
Home Page
Demonstrate
How buttons can create links between pages
Set up four simple pages to demonstrate how to link each page
Main Activity (30 mins)
Workings in groups ask the children to create four simple pages and link them together
appropriately.
Ask the children to draw their own flowchart showing the links they have created.
It is not necessary to give details on these pages other than the title to distinguish one from
another. Some children who complete this task quickly could be encouraged to practice inserting
graphics and recording welcome messages.
Plenary (10 mins)
Are buttons placed consistently?
Do they work?
Why might they need a Home Page Link?
Does the slide show still operate in a linear fashion? If so, how do we stop this?
Homework
None.
ICT Lesson Plan
QCA Unit 6A Multimedia presentation Assessment Task

Year Group Year 6 Number in class 30

Time for lesson 8 lessons of 1 hour No. of computers 15

Preparation
These lessons will follow-on from the previous sessions showing children how to use PowerPoint
to create non-linear multimedia presentations where the user is given different options.
Photocopy plan demo presentation 2 non-linear plan (This file can be downloaded from the ICT
Curriculum Team Web site http://www.bucksict.org.uk/)
Resources
PowerPoint
Digital Camera
Microphones
Scanner
demo presentation 2 non-linear plan
LESSONS 6 8
Learning Objectives
Children should learn:
How to organise sample screens and identify appropriate choices and links
To design pages and links which represent the user with clear information
Technical Vocabulary
multimedia hypertext
hyperlink frame
interactive slides
Assessment
The lessons are targeted at Level 3/4 activities. The outcomes of each lesson are noted, with an
overall checklist of pupils work and teacher assessment at the end of the unit. By the end of the
session, most children will be more confident using PowerPoint. They will have a good
understanding of how to use PowerPoint to create non-linear multimedia presentations using text
and images as hyperlinks. They will be beginning to think about different formats and showing an
awareness of the intended audience.
Introduction (15 mins)
This session will probably spread over 3 lessons, with a review of progress at the beginning and
end of each of the following lessons, and a reminder of the key points:

In small groups, the children should use what they have learnt to create a multimedia presentation,
which includes images, sounds and text.

Revise briefly all of the activities they have covered previously.

The focus for the introduction for each session could be e.g. 1st lesson - planning; 2nd lesson -
consistency of presentation; 3rd lesson - organising and refining

In small groups, they should be asked to choose a subject for their presentation, and draw a
diagram showing how the pages link.

Any topic that does not take extensive research could be used; it could be an Historical theme they
have researched, e.g. The Victorians or Ancient Greeks. It could be Geographical like the Rain
Cycle, or it could be A holiday I have been on.

The teacher could determine who the audience will be younger children, secondary schools,
parents evening, other classmates, or they could choose.

Main activity (35 mins)


They need to plan (on paper) the presentation, making notes of where the links will be. (See
example diagram/plan) They should be thinking about the layout of the pages trying to make
the pages different and interesting to the audience. They do not need to write out the whole
presentation on paper just a short note about the text, images, sounds, etc on each page.
They need to think carefully about their home page.

Explain that they need to make sure that the only way that the user can move through the
presentation is by clicking on a hyperlink. (This means that transitions need to be taken off on
mouse click and off automatically.)

Ensure that if any animations are used that they are set to happen automatically, not on a
mouse click.

Remind children to save their work often and to view their presentation.
A printed version of the presentation and all of the evidence could be put together in a booklet
or used as part of a display.
Plenary (10 mins)
Similarly the Plenary could be focussed on e.g. 1) planning; 2) consistency of presentation; 3)
organising and refining
Children should have the opportunity to share their presentations with the intended audience and
to get feedback from the user.
How could their presentations have been improved?
Was the presentation appropriate to the audience?

Homework
None.