Creating a Game Show in Microsoft PowerPoint
Created by Patricia Janann Nicholson
Lesson Plan
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PowerPoint 2007 Instructions
PowerPoint 2003 Instructions

PowerPoint 2007 Instructions:

You will create a game show showcasing questions from one of your core classes. Your homework for this project will be to make up nine questions for your audience to answer. You will have your core teacher check your questions and answers. This should be done outside of class and be completed in a timely fashion. Since this will be a homework grade make sure that you show me your completed questions and answers along with your core teachers signature.

Setting Up the Slide Show
Creating the Stage
Creating the Additional Nine Question and Nine Answer Slides
Applying Actions to Action Buttons
Applying Actions to Invisible Buttons
Playing the Game

Setting up the slide show

Open PowerPoint. The first thing you want to do is create a title slide. By default PowerPoint opens with the Title Slide as your first slide:

Title Slide

Adding Text, Effects and Animations to the Title Slide:

In the first text box type "Welcome to.." and the second text box type "A Game of X's and O's. You will need to move your top text box to the top of the slide and the bottom text box to the bottom of your slide to make room for WordArt that will be placed in the middle of the slide.

Game of x and o

With the Insert tab selected click WordArt and select the wordart format you want.

WordARt

When the WordArt dialog box opens type "Hollywood Squares."

Hollywood Squares WordArt

With the WordArt still selected apply a text effect by clicking on Format then click the text effect button to see all the different text effects you can choose from. Select at least one option to apply to your WordArt.

Format WordArt

Your title slide should look like the one below:

Title Slide

Add Design to Slide Show:

To add a design theme to your slide show with the Design tab selected select on of the themes shown in the themes section or click the more button to see more themes to choose from. Choose a design to apply the theme to your slide show.

Design Themes

My design slide is shown below:

Theme Applied

Add Custom Animations:

Now you will add animations to the text and WordArt on your title slide. With the Animation tab selected click the Custom Animation button to open the Custom Animation pane.

Custom Animations

Click on the Welcome to ..... text to select it. Click on Add Effect, select Entrance, and choose one of the effects from the dropdown list or choose More Effects to view more entrance effects. Choose one of the Entrance effects to apply it to your text. Add an entrance effect to the "A Game of X's and O's text.

Add Entrance Effect

Now you will add an Emphasis Effect to the WordArt on the title page. Select the WordArt on the Slide and choose an Emphasis Effect.

Add Emphasis Effect

Your Custom Animation Pane should look like the one below. The two text boxes show that an entrance effect is applied and the WordArt shows an Emphasis effect:

Effects

Insert a New Slide:

With your Home tab selected click New Slide and select Title Only..

New Slide

Text in Hosted By: and center align it.

Hosted By

I am using Mr. V as my host. You can use a cartoon character, yourself, or a famous person as your host. Whatever you use you will need to find a picture of the person or cartoon character and save it to your student folder.

Insert Your Hot Picture on Your Slide:

With the Insert tab selected click Picture to find your saved picture, the picture you previously saved for your host.

Insert Picture

Navigate to your student folder (Look in) and then click on the picture you want to insert on your slide.

Find Picture

My Host Slide is shown below. Your host slide should contain the text "Hosted by," a picture of your host, and the host's name. Add custom animation to the text "Hosted by" and apply a custom animation to the name of the host.

Host

Game Show

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PowerPoint 2003 Instructions:

You will create a game show showcasing questions from one of your core classes. Your homework for this project will be to make up nine questions for your audience to answer. You will have your core teacher check your questions and answers. This should be done outside of class and be completed in a timely fashion. Since this will be a homework grade make sure that you show me your completed questions and answers along with your core teachers signature.

Setting Up the Slide Show
Creating the Stage
Creating the Additional Nine Question and Nine Answer Slides
Applying Actions to Action Buttons
Applying Actions to Invisible Buttons
Playing the Game

Setting up the slide show

Open PowerPoint. The first thing you want to do is create a title slide. Make sure the task pane is open by clicking View > Task Pane:

Task Pane

At the task pane choose slide layout:

Slide Layout

Choose Title Slide to format the slide to have two text boxes. In the first text box type "Welcome to.." and the second text box type "A Game of X's and O's. You will need to move your top text box to the top of the slide and the bottom text box to the bottom of your slide to make room for you WordArt. Then click on the Insert WordArt icon on the Drawing Toolbar and type "Hollywood Squares."

Insert WordArt

Next you will choose a design template or a solid color for the background of your slide. To choose a design template, at the task pane choose Design Template to open the a variety of choices to choose from.

Design Template

Your title slide should look like the one below:

Welcome to

Next we will add transitions to the text and WordArt. At the task pane select Custom Animation:

Custom Animation

Click on the top text box (Welcome to...) and click on Add Effect

Add Effect

You have four different categories to choose from, entrance, emphasis, exit, and motion. Click on the arrow to see your choices. If you don't like the animation simply get rid of it by clicking the Remove button at the Custom Animation Task Pane.

Remove Animation

Notice the other options available for the animation that you chose. You can modify the start, direction, and speed of your animation. Play around with these settings until you get the look you want.

Continue to add animation to your WordArt and your bottom text box.

Next you will insert a new slide. At the top of your document window click the new slide button to add a new slide to your presentation.

New Slide

On this new slide we are going to create the host slide. This can be a cartoon character or a real live person. Depending on how you are going to layout your slide will determine what type of slide layout you will use. To add a picture to a slide either import it from a camera or right click on a picture found on the Internet and choose Save picture and save it to your student folder. Then click on Insert from the Standard Toolbar > Picture > From file.

Insert Picture

I am using Mr. V as an example of a real live person. Somewhere on this slide you need to include "Created by: Your Name." Your slide should look like the one below but with the addition of your name:

Host

Add animations to this slide the same way you applied animations to your title slide.

Game Show