Productivity Suite

Q6 Insert

11. Powerful Presentations

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Part 1 of 3 Videos. This demonstrates how to: 1. Locate and download an image,insert it onto a slide, resize and move it. 2. How to add text in a textbox, hyperlink it to a web site, and resize the textbox.


Now your work begins! Each person is responsible for their slide (or slides) and for completing the following steps. We have provided three videos to help you with the process. 

I Can Statements

  • collaborate online to create a presentation
  • understand the features and attributes of effective presentations
  • create a multimedia presentation using a variety of tools


1. Add your name or initials to each slide you are assigned in the title area.  After the title of the slide, write a more descriptive name, if applicable.

2. On your slide or if you have more than one slide assigned to you, include the following: (slide requirements may be modified by your teacher)

  • Two pictures (photos or images) with proper citations
  • Four types of information in text boxes (one could be the picture citation)
  • A link to a website about your slide content that you found in your research
  • A shape to enhance the design and content

There are 3 videos to demonstrate how to complete these insert activities. The Part 1 video is located at the top of this page.

Complete directions and steps can be downloaded or viewed from this Insert Directions.pdf  document.

Part 2 Inserting an image

Part 2 video demonstrates how to insert an image onto a slide. It shows searching, taking a screenshot, adding it to a slide using the shortcuts for Paste.

Direct link to the Part 2 video.

Part 3 Add a textbox, hyperlink, and shape

Part 3 video demonstrates how to add a textbox, hyperlink it to the source to give credit, and add a shape.

Direct link to Video 3

Step 3 Slide contents

3. In Quest 5 there are 9 slides listed and one or more has been assigned to you or a group member. In step 2 you are asked to make sure and include bullets A-D on your slide/s. When you are fulfilling these requirements there are many things you can research to support your slide topic. You are required to include a location (country you have chosen) on the slide first.

Then you may include the following:

  1. Personal Reflection

  2. Interesting Facts

  3. Population

  4. Definitions

  5. Culture

  6. Climate

  7. Geography

  8. Famous People

NOTE: The Bibliography/Credits could be on a separate slide at the end of your presentation.  If you do this make sure your teacher is able to determine who created each slide. Creating a Credits Slide would give you more room on your main slides. The tools to create the Bibliography were easy using BibMe and NoodleTools.

  1. Inventions

  2. Resources and Economy 

Steps 4-6 Research resources

4. When you complete your research you may use databases from MeL (Michigan Electronic Library). Most schools in Michigan have a direct link to MeL from their school media center. Great databases to choose from are: Kids Infobits, Britannica School, General Reference Center Gold, Research in Context. 

Note: In addition, MeL links to Homework Help for Kids.  

5. You may also use the sites below for your research:

  1. The World Factbook

  2. Nation Master

  3. Pure Michigan

  4. Wow Works - Michigan

  5. BrainPop - Geography 

6. When you do research, the Information that you use must be cited properly. You can use any of the below examples to cite your work: 

  1. LInC Online 

  2. BibMe

  3. Citation Machine (Click on CMachine after reading the instructions)

Steps 7-8 Image resources for your presentation

7. When you do your research for images, you will need to look for public domain images. 

  1. Pixabay - a great site for free images. Note- do not use the top row as they are Shutterstock images and there is a fee to use them


  3. Wikipedia Images  are generally licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 license.  After you do your search double click on an image to see the license.  Make sure you give credit to the photographer if you use it.

  4. Iconfinder - Type in the name of the clipart or icon you are searching for, then select ALLOWED FOR COMMERCIAL USE for images that are free to use.

  5. You could  also take your own pictures.  Remember not to include people in your pictures unless they are over 18 and they have given you permission.

8.  If you are using pictures from the Internet you must cite the image properly:

  1. TeacherVision Guide to Citing Internet Resources

  2. Noodle Tools  (How to cite an Image, photograph or work of art)

Completing this Quest

Check with your teacher when the group has successfully completed these steps.

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

Ready for Quest 7

Additional Resources

Google Help for Presentations

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
c. use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
d. understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

6. Creative Communicator
c. communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
d. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for a variety of audiences

7. Global Communicator
b. with guidance from an educator, students use technology tools to work with friends and with people outside their neighborhood, city and beyond
c. contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.