Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Big Project

First of all...I like PowerPoint much better than Excel. I have more fun with composing a project that has to do with my content area. However, I feel that this is a HUGE project without that many guidelines and barely anytime. I just feel that the concept of doing an entire 50 minute presentation in such a short time is a hard task to complete. I also don't know if it is because every project I wish to do I have to research a lot of material so as dates are right, publications are correct, information about the books/plays/literary works are exact, etcetera. I just feel a little overwhelmed because it is such a big project and we are required to make it better than our best presentation. Which I do not know about anyone else, but my best project took me about two weeks to complete.

However, I do enjoy the online tutorials offered to give and refresh new ideas when it comes to PowerPoint, I just wish that we had more time in class to go over newer ways to enhance our projects. I have a difficult time straying away from linear/symmetric projects because I am kinda OCD about that. However, I am enjoying the concept of preparing a unique presentation.


sbptchr said...

I totally agree with how you are feeling. I do like Power Point much more because there is so much more that you can do and I think it is more applicable to the classroom or whatever you want to do because it helps relate to kids. I also agree about feeling overwhelmed and thinking that it is a lot of work to do in a short amount of time. I remember my best presentation was a culture presentation and it took me weeks to complete so that it was that good and there isnt that much time with the deadlines to make it that good.

Luci said...

I agree with you both about the overwhelming nature of this project. I feel that we got better directions on this project, but I still felt a little unprepared for the task. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be preparing a lecture, or some kind of activity for the kids. The links that we were given were really neat, for example I really liked the poetry reading idea, but that doesn't help me teach or prepare and appropriate PowerPoint for my class. I think my presentation is coming along pretty nicely though, so we'll see.