Thursday, May 13, 2010

Using PowerPoint to create cue cards

Previously, I wrote about using PowerPoint as a simple design tool to create graphic organizers; it allows for much more flexible use of images, shapes and text than say, Word. Here is an example of how PowerPoint can be used to make cue cards to use in structured conversation in social skill work. These are based on several other concepts, namely Michelle Garcia Winner's discussion of questions as "wondering," comments as "add-a-thoughts," and pieces from Carol Gray's Comic Strip Conversations. The small cards can be handed out at the beginning of the activity; kids hand them back to you as they initiate a comment or question. Conversation really is kind of a game anyway, isn't it?

To view the cards below, click on the preview. Hover your mouse above the pages to get the print menu.

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