1. We picked our topic of having gum in school because most kids like gum and get very hungry before lunch. The gum fills you enough so that you can wait until lunch.
2. If my partner disagreed I would ask him what he wanted the topic to be on and then find a way to bridge the two topics together.
3. Finding the research for our topic was not very easy. Most of the websites we found had a bias. Some said that gum is good to have in school and others said that it wasn’t.
4. We determined the number of slides to do because we had a minimum of six slides. That meant one title slide, about five information slides, and one last slide with all of our resources on it.
5. Before we started this project I knew that a PowerPoint had a title slide, some information slides, and a closing slide.
6. One new thing I learned from this project is that you need evidence to prove something is right.
7. A problem we ran into was, knowing what to put on the PowerPoint for bullet points and what to put into the notes.
8. We never really had any disagreements.
9. The decision was made because I was not very good with the PowerPoint and I was better with research.
10. I think it is better this way because we can come up with ideas our selves and learn how to do it our way.
My partner and I reviewed a lot of ideas before we chose the one that we are doing now. We couldn’t think of any good things to do but then we came up with something that we both thought was a good idea. We resolved our disagreements by saying that if one of us didn’t like an idea we just wouldn’t use it and we would use the one that be both liked. To find information on our topic was a little hard. But then we got help and we got some tips on how to do it. We did find some really good information that really helped us and then once I found a few websites I didn’t think it was so hard anymore. We didn’t really decide on how many slides we were going to do before we started the project. I knew how to make a PowerPoint and how to use them and make them creative. I learned that you don’t have to put all of your information on a slide you just have to put the basics and then you talk about the main stuff. One problem we ran into with only one computer was that we both wanted to type and create the PowerPoint. So what we did was we took turns. On some of them I typed and he created it and on some of them he typed and I designed some of them. When we had differences then we would try and come up with an idea that we both liked. We didn’t decide who was going to make the PowerPoint. We both made it and helped with it and we both had our own part. I wouldn’t really like it if you told us how many slides to use and what should be on each slide because maybe we couldn’t find information like that. This way it keeps everything open to what we want to do. I thought it was fun but kind of hard.
My partner and I just thought of topics and we decided to pick one, obviously the best one. At the beginning of the project we didn’t put too much effort into it. Technically we were just fooling around the whole time arguing about what to pick.
Then we came across a great topic and chose it. My topic was healthier school lunches. It wasn’t hard to find good info, but it wasn’t easy either. We didn’t really determine how many slides we would do we just went along, and the amount that was possible to do we just did it. I pretty much know all you need to know about PowerPoint . I’ve done all different types of PowerPoint, In third grade and 5th grade I did all different types of PowerPoint so I know a lot about them. All I learned about was how to copy and paste a hyper links, also how to send a picture to the back. We had to redo a whole entire slide because we had a lot of false information. We handled our differences by just talking it out. We decided that my partner Kunal would be the info person, and I would be the PowerPoint person but of course he did some of the PowerPoint too. I think overall our project was a great one.
1. My partner and I had to look through a lot. I didn’t want some things, and he didn’t want some things.
2. We disagreed and fixed it, by getting something we both liked.
3. When we tried to find our topic it was pretty hard. We had looked through a lot of things.
4. This didn’t apply to us we used all the information we had to make as many slides as we could.
5. I knew a lot about PowerPoint because my brother does many so I caught on.
6. I knew how to do many things before so this didn’t really apply to me.
7. We said that one of us should do research and the other could do the PowerPoint presentation.
8. We handled differences by just discussing why we thought differently.
9. I just said that I would like to do the PowerPoint and he said it was ok.
10. Yes it would help to know what would be on which slide ect. But even without that it was fine.
PICKING A TOPIC
We picked a topic by suggesting something. If someone didn’t like the suggestion they would say a suggestion and then we finally agreed on starting school later.
It was easy at first, but then it got difficult because all the websites said just about the same thing. We managed to find a lot of information between the three of us.
We determined the number of slides to use by how much information we had. We ended up getting even more information than we already had. When we thought we had a good amount of information in our entire slides, we were done. We already knew a lot about PowerPoint from last year. Last year we did a project on PowerPoint in social studies. When I started that project I knew absolutely nothing about PowerPoint, but when I finished I knew a lot. I used what I had ready known about PowerPoint from that project for this one. I learned how to make the letters really cool and that you can add sound (I didn’t add sound).
We didn’t really have problems. What we did was just go on one person’s account because they were fast at typing and the other two of us didn’t want to type anyway.
WORKING IN A GROUP
We handled differences in opinion by taking a vote and then doing the other person’s opinion in the next slide. We all created the PowerPoint in some sort of way. For example, one person would type, the other would look for information, and the last would look at the back rounds.
I wouldn’t like it better if we got told what information to use and how many slides we needed because then we would barely be doing anything.
Picking a Topic
We all picked a topic and we all got to suggest what we wanted to have in our presentation. We had a couple of choices, but in the end we picked the one that we had more facts about. In our group we had some disagreements about the backgrounds, colors and our writings. In the end we all found something that we all liked and agreed on.
It was easy at first because there was a lot of information. Then we got information, but we found out that some of this information just didn’t help. So, when that happened we had to go back online and find more specific information.
Our group focused on one slide at a time. Every time we finished a slide we would make a new one and add as much information, so every slide can help us prove our point. Also, we didn’t want to squeeze to much information on one slide so we could spilt it up and make two. I did power points through 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. So I’ve seen the program before and worked a lot in it. I knew how to work the backgrounds, affects and more. I learned that you can add sound even though we didn’t. We played around with it and we also learned that there are a lot of different things you can do in PowerPoint to make your writing more interesting, that you can’t do on Microsoft word. We ran into some problems about doing it on one computer, but there were problems when someone changed something. Also, we had problems when there was 1 computer and three of us.
Working in a group
When we had different opinions we would switch off and one person would pick what we do on one slide and another person would pick what we do on the next. Sometimes when it was some ones turn, another person wouldn’t like it and then we would run into problems. That we worked out in the end. I had PowerPoint on and we started to work on mine so we figured just to do it on mine. So, we didn’t have to switch the work onto someone else’s computer.
NO, I would have not liked that because our PowerPoint is so good that we didn’t want to change anything. I wouldn’t want to be told to put this amount of information on one slide and this information on another slide. Also, we would have had different information and more specific directions to follow. In my opinion it would probably make the presentation boring because there would be no opinions. Also, there would make the writing hard to read because it would not be interesting.
In the end our project came out great and was fun and creative!
I thought it was easy because video games are both something we like. We play a lot of video games everyday but, sometimes we don’t. We think that video games would be fun and educational for our school.
If my partner and I disagreed we picked a new topic that we both agreed on. Lucky for us we both had the same idea, video games. We were happy with our decision and went forward with our project. The project topic was very easily decided and we both agreed on it.
When it came to the information part we immediately went to google and typed how to get video games in a school and a perfect website that gave us all the information we needed. We found on the website that video games can be fit and educational and school appropriate to.
We determined the number of slides to use by how much information we had for example, we have an opinion slide two information slides a title slide and a work sited slide. Once we realized that the paragraphs would fit we shortened the number of slides we would use. Originally we thought we would use only 7 now we are only using 5.
My partner and I knew how to create the slides and backgrounds and a lot of other things too. We forgot a lot but it soon came back to us or me at least. Clip Art was another thing that we were good at. We always new how to do clipart in this school year.
Some new things that we learned about the program were how to get the slides to fade or come in a cool way. We also learned that we can fade a downloaded picture from the internet as a background.
Some problems that my partner and I ran into were that when we tried to put a picture as a background we had trouble trying to figure out how to fade it into the background and getting our textboxes in front of the background. Also we started out with two PowerPoint and then we deleted one and we had some different ideas for the power point and we were having a little trouble with only one power point.
In opinion I think my partner and I handled differences very well. We had some differences but, for the most part I think we handled differences very well.
We decided who was going to create the PowerPoint by just who was a little more skilled with the computer than the other one.
I think it would have been better if we wore told how many slides we were supposed to do would have been a lot easier than deciding yourself.
My partner and I just thought of topics and chose one. If my partner and I disagreed on something we would compromise. For example, since my partner is a Bengals fan and I’m a Jets fan, we put pictures of both teams.
It wasn’t that hard to find information, but it could be hard sometimes to find good information.
We haven’t determined the amount of information yet, but we will make a number of slides based on the amount of information we get. I already knew about PowerPoint because in 4th grade we made a PowerPoint. I learned about PowerPoint that you don’t have to write in the text box to write. We didn’t run into any problems because we would compromise.
We handled differences and opinions by compromising. We decided from saying that I would find information and my partner would write the PowerPoint and find pictures.
No because I like being creative.
(New Message) My partner Eric and I, were both mad about the fact that 5th and 6th grade did not have sports after school and wanted that to be our topic to show what we feel.
Eric and I did not disagree for example we both like sports like football and we both like different teams the Bengals (me) and the Jets (Eric) so we made it Bengals and Jets. On another slide we both liked the Mets but did not want to be booed by the Yankee fans so we made it Mets and Yankees. The 2nd slide was just Thunder because I love the Thunder and he agreed on doing it.
Finding the website and information was very difficult for us. For example every time we searched “Why sports are good for you” or “Why kids should have sports after school” we would get links about diets or exercising.
Eric and I went along with the flow on how much slides we used depending on the information, of course.
I knew a lot about PowerPoint because we learned how to use them in 5th grade so it was easy with the whole setup.
I learned how to use animation even though we didn’t use it on the PowerPoint.
One problem we ran into was who was going to do the project on their computer.
We did not have any differences we pretty much agreed on everything for the most part.
We agreed that I would write down the information and he would find the websites.
I would not have liked it if we had to have a specific amount of slides and have been told what to say and do. <3<3
(New Message)1. The way we picked the topic was that we both really like gum and we found evidence showing that in some ways gum has benefits and we think that it should be allowed in school. Also kids get very hungry before lunch. In our research gum can fill someone up and take away hunger.
2. If my partner and I disagreed on the topic and we would try to resolve it by thinking of a topic similar to both.
3. Finding the websites was very difficult. About 80 percent of the websites had a bias. A bias is an opinion. For us the websites that had a bias were giving opinions not real facts.
4. We chose the number of slides because we had to use a minimum of 6 and we had very limited information. A minimum of 6 meant 5 information slides, 1 title slide, and a credit slide listing the sources.
5. I knew about adding new slides, text boxes, filling in backgrounds, coloring the text, clip art, and more.
6. I learned that we need a lot of proof for something to prove what we believe, and I also learned how to use custom animation.
7. A problem we ran into was we didn’t have a lot websites because most of them had a bias so we had limited information.
8. We never actually had a disagreement.
9. The way we decided was that my partner doesn’t like making PowerPoint so we decided that I would do it.
10. I think it would have been easier because if we did it like we’re doing it now we have to come up with the slide’s topics ourselves.
11. I really liked my partner and this project. We learned many new things we didn’t know before.
1. We had a lot of trouble with agreeing on a topic, it even took us a few days to figure it out.
2. When we disagreed on a topic I thought of something to benefit the whole school so it would be fair to everyone.
3. In our first few topics we couldn’t find anything until I came up with the topic and the information, while my partner did the PowerPoint.
4. By using the amount of information we had.
5. I knew most of it because I know that healthy food benefits the body.
6. I learned that baked foods are healthier than fried foods.
7. We didn’t have much of a problem at all.
8. We just thought the same healthy choices for everyone.
9. I decided to gather information for the PowerPoint.
10. I wouldn’t have because I wouldn’t like to gather too little or too much information so I wouldn’t like to use a lot of useless information, or too little information that is too small to understand.
It was easy because we just wanted video games to be in school so we typed in how to get video games in school. It was just what we were looking for. The website gave us all the information we needed like what games are good for exercise and what games are educational.
It went good with picking a topic with my partner because we both are addicted to video games and we think it’s the greatest creation yet. Right away when our teacher told us to pick a topic we immediately chose video games. So we had no problem with picking a topic.
If me and my partner disagreed then we would think of a new topic that we both like. Also if me and my partner disagreed we would probably make a speech from both why and why not to bring video games in school.
We decided the number of slides we were going to by only copying the most important information we need. Also because the rest of the information there was not exactly what we were looking for.
What I already knew about power point was that you make pictures and write paragraphs. You could make slide show when you’re done with all the backgrounds, typing in paragraphs, and pasting pictures from other websites.
I learned something new from the program was that when you paste a picture from a different website and make it turn into a background. I also learned that teachers use video games as much as kids do.
One problem from trying to create a power point was when we tried to turn a picture from a different website into a background. We tried and tried and the picture was still going over the words so we right clicked the picture and found out what we had to do.
We asked each other why and we told our stories and which ever one is better we use it. But if we still can’t decide than we try to look for something else that could help us with the power point.
We actually both worked on the power point. We both thought what to write and what pictures to put on. So I and my partner worked together on everything we did. Like what website to go to and the titles of the slides.
Yes because we had to do all the information, picking the pictures, what to write, what website and what size to do all the pictures. It was really hard to do all the things we did by ourselves, but we figured out what to do with everything we did.