Practice for Powerpoint
In the Spreadsheets portion of the TCA, you will be required to use Microsoft Powerpoint to produce a document similar to the example shown on this page. We have identified 10 basic skills that are tested by this assessment. The skills are listed below.
Never used Microsoft Powerpoint before? Here are some great tutorials created by Microsoft that will teach you the basics of spreadsheets: Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 Tutorials. For additional help, use these step-by-step tutorials to complete the practice test. There is also a video tutorial that you can use to reference the skills needed to complete the Powerpoint practice.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TCA PRACTICE
Create a presentation to use with your students about the Civil War following the instructions given below. The presentation should look identical to the example shown below (same layout, colors, font, etc). You can use the content for the presentation provided in the link above (to help you save time). When you are finished, save your presentation as a file called "civil_war.ppt". Make sure you include the following:
- Choose any presentation theme with a green background.
- Change all title text to Trebuchet MS, white, any size.
- Change all body text to Times New Roman, yellow, any size.
- Add the slide transition, "Wipe", with effect option, "from top", for a duration of 2 seconds on all slides.
- Insert a picture of Lincoln and a picture of Davis from the links provided, and format the pictures on the slides as shown in the example .
- Insert a textbox at the bottom of Slides 2 and 3 and provide a hyperlink to the images you use. (Check to make sure it works.) This needs to be a link to the actual page where the picture was found, not the google page.
- Add the animation effect, "Fly In", to the image of Abraham Lincoln onto Slide 2 with the effect option, "from right".
- Add the animation effect, "Fly In", to the image of Jefferson Davis on Slide 3 with the effect option, "from left".
- Insert two star shapes on the last slide.
- Download the audio clip with clapping from the content webpage, and insert it on the last slide of the presentation.
- Record audio narration of the entire presentation by reading the text on all four slides.
- Make the entire presentation run automatic when played (sound, narration, animation, transitions, etc.)
- One additional item. [Since technology proficiency includes the ability to find help when you need it, on the assessment you will be asked to demonstrate one additional skill. You will not know what that skill is until you come to take the assessment. If you do not know how to do the skill, you may use any helps built in to the presentation program. You will also be able to use any website (msn.com, google.com, wikipedia.com, etc.). You will not be able to ask another person (friend, relative, lab assistant, etc.) by any means (chat, email, cell phone, face-to-face, etc.) or use the EdTech Lab website practice material.]
Click on image to see sample Powerpoint presentation