My New Syllabus in PowerPoint Format

Taking an idea from a veteran teacher, I developed a PowerPoint presentation for my syllabus this coming year. The syllabus in written form is about 8 pages. Instead of printing a copy for every student, I have it on the class website for reference.

On the first day of school, I’m going to show the syllabus PowerPoint and then give the kids a quiz. I think it might be more effective than just reviewing the syllabus in paper form. I added silly clip art to keep the slides visually interesting.

Below are four sample pages from the PowerPoint presentation. Here is the slide presentation in PDF format (1.9MB). If you want the original PowerPoint file ready for you to adapt for your own needs, email me see below.


UPDATE 8/4/08
Due to popular demand, I am making the PowerPoint version available online.
syllabus_08-09.ppt [6MB]

By Dawn Pedersen

Science advocate, web designer, educator, artist, and mommy.

6 replies on “My New Syllabus in PowerPoint Format”

Wow! I teach in Australia and saw your blog through Edublogs. I had a look through your slide presentation. It is such a good idea to be so explicit with students at the beginning of the year. Amazing effort. I would love a copy of it in order to adapt if possible. Thanks

Wow, this is my 5th year teaching Computer Graphic Design and I’m soooo behind you. I’m really impressed with what you’ve done web-wise and I’m even more grateful that you are open to share your hard work. I love sharing too, but many teachers do not share and network. It’s for the benefit of the students, ultimately, when we do that, so THANKS! I’m motivated by your site.

I will be teaching graphics for the first time this year and your site is so great. Thanks for sharing your lessons and ideas. You have inspired me and given me a place to start.

I am on a search on how to start my class in graphics, since this is my first time to teach the course and I feel so lucky that I stumble your site. I like your site and there are so many ideas to get from it. Thank you for sharing your work.

I am so thankful I stumbled upon your site! This is my first year teaching graphic design and I had no idea where to start! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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