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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.

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  • 1. Technology for
    Teachers
    Creating PowerPoint presentations
    An interactive workshop
    Teachers’ Professional Development May 2010
    Lena Rogers
  • 2. The Basic Rules of
    Power Point
  • 3. Backgroundissues
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6. Background issuesContrast
    Use light objects on a dark background
  • 7. Background issuesContrast
    Or dark objects on a light background
  • 8. Low contrast is difficult to read
    Even with strongly contrasting colors
    Low contrast is difficult to read
    Even with strongly contrasting colors
  • 9. High contrast has more impact!
    (Darker than background)
    What looks good on your monitor
    (Lighter than background)
    May not look good projected
  • 10. Type issues
  • 11. Type issuesLegibility
    • Bigger type is easier to read
    • 12. If you need to use smaller type, you probably have to much on the slide.
    • 13. 36 pt minimum for all text.
    • 14. 24 pt. minimum for graphics
  • 15.
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  • 20. Basic Rules
    Avoid too much text!
    One common suggestion is to adhere to the 6x6 rule:
    *No more than six words per line, and no more than six lines per slide.
  • 21. The strength of presentations
    • One idea per slide
    1
    what
    • Don’t dilute your message
  • or
    Put as little as
    you can on
    each slide
  • 22. Basic Rules
    Using graphics…
    Don’ttellme!
    Show me!
  • 23. Basic Rules
    Use
    diagrams
  • 24. Pictures
    Cool!
  • 25. Charts
  • 26. Align
    Group
    Layer
    The power of computer graphics is at your fingertips
    Power
  • 27. Less is more
    Appleburg
    Winneburg
    Oshburg