Final Review / Project
- Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. "Nelson Mandela"
- minimum of 6 sentences.
Assignment - Independent
- Follow the instructions below. Collectively we will vote on one of the presentations to represent our class. Use the guidelines below to be certain that you have all items included for 100% of your grade.
Honors - 1st, 4th Period
Create a checklist graphic in Word / PowerPoint
1. Students will create a PowerPoint
(Titled: Open House - Prospective Students (Freshmen, Transfers) / Welcome - 1st Day)
Students will include 5 slides of Word, 5 slides of PPT to create a presentation based on one of the titles above. The presentation should include:
- highlight features (commands)
- list requirements for certification
- 3 key points for each application (2 slides)
- Types of possible summer jobs
2. Students will create a Word Document that includes shapes: check boxes.
Students will identify x number of key benefits of MOS Word Certifications A checklist has to have check boxes. Although you can search for a text symbol that fits the bill, it’s easier to insert a rectangle. Here are the steps:
- From the Home tab, in the Drawing group, choose the rectangle from the gallery of shapes.
- Press and hold the Shift key as you drag it on the slide to ensure a perfect square.
- To resize it, again hold down the Shift key and resize from one of the corner handles.
- Note that the Post-it note image is slightly rotated. This is how the image comes; I didn’t rotate it.
- Move the square onto the Post-it note image.
- Rotate the square to match the Post-it note using the selected square’s green rotation handle.
- On the Drawing Tools Format tab, expand the Shape Styles gallery and choose the option with the black outline and white fill. If you want, you can omit the fill by choosing Shape Fill, No Fill. That’s probably more realistic but I found that the white fill provided more contrast for the graphic as a whole.
Here’s my first check box.
After that, it’s just a matter of making duplicates:
- Select the square.
- Press Ctrl + D.
- Drag the new square to the desired location based on the angle of the Post-it note and the number of check boxes you want.
- Press Ctrl + D as many times as necessary and the new check boxes will continue the distance and angle of the first duplicate you created. You might find that you need to make small adjustments to get the results you want. If you have a lot of items, use 2 columns.
3. Add the check marks and numbers
If you don’t want to animate the check marks coming in one at a time or if you want to animate both the check marks and numbers together, you can put a check mark and its corresponding number together in one text box. If you want to animate the check marks separately , put them in separate textboxes from the numbers. I put mine together. Here’s how:
- From the Home tab, click the Text box shape in the Drawing group and drag a text box on the screen. Although you’ll want the check mark to be on top of the check box, for now it’s easier to place it elsewhere so that you don’t inadvertently select the check box while working on the check mark.
- The check mark is a symbol. Choose Insert, Symbol. In the Symbol dialog box, from the Font drop-down list, choose Wingdings and use the vertical scroll bar to go to the bottom of the symbols. Near the end, you’ll see the check mark. You’ll notice that there’s also a combination check box and check mark that could be used. I chose the check mark. Click Insert, then click Close.
- Type a few spaces and then type 1 and a period.
- Adjust the size, font and color as desired. If necessary, widen the width of the text box so that the number doesn’t wrap to the next line. I made my check mark green to symbolize progress.
- Rotate the text box to match the check box and Post-it note.
- Duplicate the textbox as you did for the check boxes.
- Edit the numbers so that they count from 1 to whatever.
Finally students will insert the Word Document into PowerPoint.