Creating an Animated Sea Aquarium/Getting Acquainted with Power Point

Author: Patricia Janann Nicholson
Curriculum Area: Instructional Technology
Subject Area: M/J Introduction to Computers
Sunshine State Standard Benchmark:
  • Demonstrate awareness of computer systems, i.e., input, process, and
  • Identify the functions of basic computer hardware and software and
    peripheral devices.
  • Demonstrate awareness of telecommunications concepts.
    • LA.D.2.3.4 understand how the multiple media tools of graphics,
      pictures, color, motion, and music can enhance
      communication in television, film, radio, and advertising.
  • Analyze varied tasks and problems to determine when technology is
    useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology resource(s) to
    address those tasks and problems.
    • LA.D.2.3.5 incorporate audiovisual aids in presentations.
    • VA.A.1.3.1 use two-dimensional and three-dimensional media,
      techniques, tools, and processes to solve specific visual arts
      problems with refinement and control.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of technology on careers and
    society and the need for its ethical use.
    • LA.D.2.3.6 understand specific ways that mass media can potentially enhance or manipulate information.
    • SS.A.2.3.3 understand important technological developments and how they influenced human society.
Grade Level: 7th MYP & 7th/8th Grade Wheel
Lesson Title: Creating an Animated Sea Aquarium/Getting Acquainted with Power Point
Resources: Nicholson's Lesson Plan Blues
Learning Objective:

Students will:

  • apply a background to the presentation.
  • include Clipart/Pictures that go along with the theme.
  • include custom animations on several of the graphics.
  • include a midi file in presentation.


Instructions: Students will follow the instructions provided at Nicholson's Lesson Plan Blues Website.