"Jeopardy Template for Classroom"
InFocus in the Classroom Cammy Monroy Auburn Elementary School 5th Grade Classroom Uses for InFocus Projector: 1. Website or Internet demonstrations At Auburn we have a mobile laptop lab, so I can bring that to the classroom and each student can have his or her own computer on which to work. I utilize the InFocus projector to demonstrate what I want the students to do while working on their individual computers. One such website I have used that was a lot of fun was for an art lesson on Pablo Picasso where students can create their own works of art: www.picassohead.com 2. Team Games My students really enjoyed the Jeopardy game that I prepared to review a unit on interdependence. Each table group played as a team, and if they got the answer wrong another group could steal. This kept them engaged because they tried to come up with the answer even if it was not their team’s turn. The Jeopardy template was created in PowerPoint. 3. PowerPoint Presentations During media my class had a long-term assignment to create a PowerPoint presentation over a Native American tribe of their choice. The media teacher had created a scaffold for them to follow, wherein they had to use a minimum of 8 slides, including a title slide and a bibliography slide. The content slides each had to have a minimum of 4 sentences about the tribe as well as pictures. In turn I used these presentations that they had already created and used them for a speaking work sample. I downloaded the presentations from the media computer lab to a flash drive and then brought the mobile lab to the classroom. The students were given time to review their presentations and practice the speech with peers. Then they were displayed on the screen using the InFocus projector as they gave their speech (I changed slides for them so they could concentrate on their speaking). They were scored and graded according to the state speaking scoring guides. These are just a few things I have used the projector for, but I have many more ideas and plans. I will soon be getting a Smart Board that will work in tandem with the projector. I also plan to have my students record short movies using a digital video camera. We will be using these during our spring play, which we will format as a “film festival”. They will learn to use the Windows Movie Maker program in order to edit their movies, and the movies will be projected on screen for the audience during the play performances.