Advanced PowerPoint Presentations - Due Dec. 19
We are going to enter into the realm of Advanced PowerPoint, which means we're going to design a presentation using all the various best and most compelling methods we can to keep our audience informed and interested.
The text file below holds the last verse of the Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. In this song, someone sings of what their true love has sent them for each of the twelve days of the Christmas season.
We are going to make a slide presentation filling a slide with each day's present, with the song text superimposed over the image, and with smooth transitions between slides. We will start with the twelfth day simply because it names all the presents in one sequence.
Four issues will be uppermost in our presentations:
Phase 1 (This part is due Dec. 19):
Your first slide will hold nothing but the Title: The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Your second slide (Prelude) will have the words: "On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..." Put the words inside a frame on top of a very simple background.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MAY NOT USE ANY TEMPLATES FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT!
Each slide after that will be one of the days, counting down from 12.
Your last slide will hold your credits, which include your name, and the page source of EACH day's images. If you use PowerPoint clipart for any of the days, you must say that instead. Altogether, you should end up with exactly 15 slides = The main title, the prelude, twelve days, and the credits = 1 + 1 + 12 + 1 = 15.
The image part for each gift must fill the slide, and there must be the required number of repeats of the image for the day.
The pictured item is not animated, so that the viewer sees the image immediately followed by the words.
The text on each slide must be in an appropriate and legible font. It must be visible over or alongside the imagery but cannot dominate the slide.
The text must appear via animation, BUT ONLY THE FIRST TIME IT IS SEEN and must enter smoothly and quickly.
Every slide will use the same form of animation.
The transition to the next slide must be quick, but it also must be smooth.
Every slide will use the same form of transition.
Once I've seen and approved your 12th Day sequence, your next task is to create the entire song, copying and re-using the slides you've already made. Don't build the entire song UNTIL I've approved your 12th Day collection.
NOTES for PHASE 2:
Coding for the Web
Time to go deeper into what goes on behind the scenes of a webpage. We will use Google Sites to create another set of webpages, including using HTML code to make things more to our desires.
Building Your Personal Website
Using the website you've been assigned, you are to create a multi-page website that has at least five separate pages (tabs):
Home: This is the overall introduction to your site. Do not include any "Welcome to..." lines, just get to the point and lay out what your site has with big section headers and links to other pages. A call-out of some kind on the first page is a nice way to feature something current you want your viewers to know about.
Page 2: This is your first sub-section. It has to be about something you are very interested in, but it SHOULD NOT BE ABOUT YOU. Find useful information about your subject that you think others may want to know about, including relevant articles, images, videos, and so on. It must include more than one of these things.
Page 3: This is your second sub-section and can be a blog page, or a portfolio page. Put things on here that you are going to talk about. Make them relevant to a single topic, even if the topic is very broad. Make sure your viewers know what you're talking about. This page brings more of YOU into your site. Have a conversation with your readers!
Page 4: This is simply a page of interesting links. The only requirement is that the links be grouped and labeled, or individually annotated. All links must work! See either my Cool Links page for organizational ideas, or my Link-A-Day page for annotation ideas.
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