Technology for<br />  Teachers<br />	Creating PowerPoint presentations<br />	An interactive workshop<br />Teachers’ Profes...
The Basic Rules of <br /> Power Point<br />
  Backgroundissues<br />
Background issuesContrast<br />Use light  objects on a dark background<br />
Background issuesContrast<br />Or dark objects on a light background<br />
Low contrast is difficult to read<br />Even with strongly contrasting colors<br />Low contrast is difficult to read<br />E...
High contrast has more impact!<br />(Darker than background)<br />What looks good on your monitor<br />(Lighter than backg...
Type issues<br />
Type issuesLegibility<br /><ul><li>Bigger type is easier to read
If you need to use smaller type, you probably have to much on the slide.
36 pt minimum for all text.
24 pt. minimum for graphics</li></li></ul><li>
Basic Rules<br />Avoid too much text!<br />One common suggestion is   to adhere to the 6x6 rule:<br />*No more than six wo...
The strength of presentations<br /><ul><li>One idea per slide</li></ul>1<br />what<br /><ul><li>Don’t dilute your message<...
Basic Rules<br />Using graphics…<br />Don’ttellme!<br />Show me!<br />
Basic Rules<br />Use<br />diagrams<br />
Pictures<br />Cool!<br />
Charts<br />
Align<br />Group<br />Layer<br />The power of computer graphics is at your fingertips<br />Power<br />
Less is more<br />Appleburg<br />Winneburg<br />Oshburg<br />
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  • Charts can visually tell a story that can be grasped immediately that would be difficult to glean from a table of numbers. There are built in charting features which create charts that can presented sequentially.
  • Charts can visually tell a story that can be grasped immediately that would be difficult to glean from a table of numbers. There are built in charting features which create charts that can presented sequentially.
  • Or dark objects on a light background
  • Low contrast is difficult to read, even with different colors like red and blue. This may seem readable, butLook how more dramatically it pops out with high contrast.
  • Charts can visually tell a story that can be grasped immediately that would be difficult to glean from a table of numbers. There are built in charting features which create charts that can presented sequentially.
  • With on screen presentations (Computer display, overheads, TV, slides), bigger is better. Keep in mind the folks in the back of the room who haven’t updated their eyeglass prescriptions in a while.Type size criteria for printed text are a little different by the way.
  • When we read, we recognize the unique shapes of words and phrases.All upper case makes words the same shape so we have to slow down to read the letters and assemble them back into words - a lot of extra mental work.
  • There does seem to be an excessive use of text in Powerpoint, but you can really add impact by using graphics.There does seem to be an excessive use of text in Powerpoint, but you can really add impact by using graphics.The first rule we learned in AV school was Show me, don’t tell me.
  • Powerpoint has tools to create graphics that can be presented sequentially for better understanding.
  • Charts can visually tell a story that can be grasped immediately that would be difficult to glean from a table of numbers. There are built in charting features which create charts that can presented sequentially.
  • Charts can visually tell a story that can be grasped immediately that would be difficult to glean from a table of numbers. There are built in charting features which create charts that can presented sequentially.
  • Powerpoint workshop 1

    1. 1. Technology for<br /> Teachers<br /> Creating PowerPoint presentations<br /> An interactive workshop<br />Teachers’ Professional Development May 2010<br /> Lena Rogers<br />
    2. 2. The Basic Rules of <br /> Power Point<br />
    3. 3. Backgroundissues<br />
    4. 4.
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    6. 6. Background issuesContrast<br />Use light objects on a dark background<br />
    7. 7. Background issuesContrast<br />Or dark objects on a light background<br />
    8. 8. Low contrast is difficult to read<br />Even with strongly contrasting colors<br />Low contrast is difficult to read<br />Even with strongly contrasting colors<br />
    9. 9. High contrast has more impact!<br />(Darker than background)<br />What looks good on your monitor<br />(Lighter than background)<br />May not look good projected<br />
    10. 10. Type issues<br />
    11. 11. Type issuesLegibility<br /><ul><li>Bigger type is easier to read
    12. 12. If you need to use smaller type, you probably have to much on the slide.
    13. 13. 36 pt minimum for all text.
    14. 14. 24 pt. minimum for graphics</li></li></ul><li>
    15. 15.
    16. 16.
    17. 17.
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    19. 19.
    20. 20. Basic Rules<br />Avoid too much text!<br />One common suggestion is to adhere to the 6x6 rule:<br />*No more than six words per line, and no more than six lines per slide.<br />
    21. 21. The strength of presentations<br /><ul><li>One idea per slide</li></ul>1<br />what<br /><ul><li>Don’t dilute your message</li></li></ul><li>or<br />Put as little as <br />you can on <br />each slide<br />
    22. 22. Basic Rules<br />Using graphics…<br />Don’ttellme!<br />Show me!<br />
    23. 23. Basic Rules<br />Use<br />diagrams<br />
    24. 24. Pictures<br />Cool!<br />
    25. 25. Charts<br />
    26. 26. Align<br />Group<br />Layer<br />The power of computer graphics is at your fingertips<br />Power<br />
    27. 27. Less is more<br />Appleburg<br />Winneburg<br />Oshburg<br />

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