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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Power of Powerpoint

8 year old “M” taught himself to use “Paint” on the classroom computer earlier this year. Since then, it has been his medium of choice. He has collected, titled and stored a dozen or more images. Sometimes he works in series. Sometimes he adds words and artist’s statements right on the image. He likes to print them out, but sometimes they arrive in two pieces, and we have to crop and glue them together. We are on our second ink cartridge…
Last week I suggested that he might want to make a power point slide show of his work, and quickly showed him how to add a new slide and import an image. By the end of class, he had his slide show, and triumphantly displayed it for his classmates, using a video projector hooked up to my laptop.

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