PowerPoint's Effectiveness in the Introduction of Weekly Vocabulary in the High School Classroom
Master of Education (MEd)
Educational Technology, Innovative Learning
Dan A. Beltramo, Jim O'Connor
PowerPoint comes loaded on most every new computer today and is great as entry-level presentation software. It is easy to learn to use and research has shown that kids in classes openly embrace it although they may be more impressed with the change in presentation than any change in content material. This study will examine whether the use of PowerPoint makes vocabulary more accessible to kids in a California, standards-based, high school English class. This study compared scores on weekly vocabulary tests when the vocabulary was introduced to the students using a digital projector but projected as a standard Word document with vocabulary scores after the vocabulary was introduced to the students using PowerPoint presentation.
Blanset, T. (2009). PowerPoint's Effectiveness in the Introduction of Weekly Vocabulary in the High School Classroom. Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/tucgsoe/214