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    Killingstudentswithpowerpoint409 1230592283824396 1[1] Killingstudentswithpowerpoint409 1230592283824396 1[1] Presentation Transcript

      • STOP
      • Killing Your Students with PowerPoint
    • can be highly boring for your students and should only be used by authorised PowerPoint Teachers
    • Warning
    • PowerPoint
    • It's my duty to warn you
    • How to avoid
    • a Slow Death by PowerPoint
    • (No students were harmed during the making of this presentation)‏
    • The Top Cardinal Sins
    • Cardinal Sin 1
    • The Script
    • The problem is that most people speak at
    • 150 WPM
    • Yet most people read at
    • 250 WPM
      • 1. Some teachers like to put every single thing they are going to say on their slides. Although this means that you do not have to remember what to say on your slides. This makes your slides boring, text heavy and causes your students eyes to glaze over, the mobile phones come out and the fidgeting begins. They begin to wonder why they are even listening to you as they have already used up all their brain power reading ahead and drawing their own conclusions. All this before you even reach the bottom of your. . .
      Common PowerPoint Mistakes
      • 1. Continued - first slide
      Common PowerPoint Mistakes
    • Cardinal Sin 2
    • Dodging Bullets
    • Example
    • This is a Very Important Slide
      • In case you had not understood the fact that this is a very important slide from the heading I am going to make sure that you read the information again in many different ways
      • The problem with very important slides (VIS) is that you try to get as much information on to them as possible
      • Because as we all know in teaching you can’t just say something once you have to make sure its said or shown three times in three different ways to get the same message across!
      • That way the little blighters can’t say you did not tell them
      • The sad thing is this causes Teachers to use PowerPoint's with lots of different levels and bullet points to put across the same key message (over and over again!)‏
        • Here it is again – I am important – read me!
          • Have you got the point yet
            • Please remember I am important too even if I am a third level bullet point
      • It does not matter how many different ways you try to cram the information in
        • Nobody is going to read it anyway
          • So its all pretty pointless
            • And you end up wasting your time
              • Want students to read ? Give it to them on paper! A slide is not the place to do it
      • Whoopee!
      • Phew is that it now?
    • Not exactly exciting is it?
    • To a student this is a signal to
    •  
    • Followed with a sprinkling of these
    •  
    • And time to catch up on
    •  
      • Avoid
      • Using
      • Too
      • Many
      • Bullet
      • Points
      • To
      • Try
      • To
      • Get
      • Your
      • Message
      • Across
      Common PowerPoint Mistakes
      • To
      • Your
      • Class
      • Too
      • Many
      • And
      • Your
      • Key
      • Messages
      • Will
      • Be
      • Lost
      • And all
      • That
      • Animation
      • And
      • Annoying
      • Sound
      • Effects
      • Make
      • Students
      • Want
      • To leave
      • To go
      • To the
      • Bathroom
    • Ditch the bullet points!
    • Cardinal Sin 3
    • Spell Checks
      • Many Teachers do not even run a spell cheek before their presentation!
      • BIG MISTAK – Nothing makes you look more stupid that selling errrs
      Common PowerPoint Mistakes
    • Cardinal Sin 4
    • People who love data
    • Think that more is better ?
    • More Data
    • Effectiveness
    • Let's demonstrate this
    • By adding more!
    •  
    •  
    • In some desperate attempt
    • To convince you of their point
    • Cardinal Sin 5
    • Bad Colour Schemes
      • Clashing backgrounds and font colours can lead to
        • Thumping headache
        • Motion sickness
        • Distraction
        • Unexplained rashes
        • Mental confusion
        • Continual fidgeting
        • Loss of bladder control
    • Cardinal Sin 6
    • Animation
    • Can be good
    • For visual learners
    • Animation Can be effective But use too much And you end up with your students Going WOW! This is just so cool And not actually Taking Any notice Of what You are trying to say
    • And your PowerPoint becomes this
    • Animation Blah Boring Like this one? WOW! Look at me Woo Hoo Wheee Yawn Fidget Blah Blah Blah
    • More Animation
    • Less Effect
    • So how do you get away from mindless text and bullets?
    •  
    • Example
    • We’ve all heard the proverb
    • A picture is
    • words
    • Taken from an example of a real GCSE Business lesson
      • Businesses have benefited in the following ways:
      • Reduction in storage space and costs as materials are Just In Time (JIT)‏
      • Increased output as new technology and techniques allow businesses to increase production
      • Increased labour productivity as new techniques and technologies enable workers to be more productive
      • Increased quality as robots produce to a higher standard
      • Automation has decreased production down-time – no tea breaks, 24hr a day working
      • New technology is expensive
      • Can lead to redundancies
      • Demand for skilled workers increases
      • Money into education to equip the next workforce with the right skills
      GCSE Unit 4f – Economic and Technological forces
    • Doesn’t it make you feel like this?
    •  
    • Let’s break it down
    • Technological Forces
    • Manufacturing products only when ordered (JIT)
    • I n c r e a s e s
    • Output & production
    • Productivity
    • Demand for skilled workers
    • Skills education for workforce
    • Technology costs
    • Quality
    • D e c r e a ses
    • Costs and storage space
    • Production downtime storage space
    • Jobs (redundancies)‏ storage space
    • It's all there except
    • You nor the students read it!
    •  
    • computer Sometimes the best slides have no text at all
    • Have you got it yet?
    • Less is more
    • Communication involves emotions
    • If you can’t explain it short and simple
    • Then you don’t understand it
    • This is bad communication.
      • Businesses have benefited in the following ways:
      • Reduction in storage space and costs as materials are Just In Time (JIT)‏
      • Increased output as new technology and techniques allow businesses to increase production
      • Increased labour productivity as new techniques and technologies enable workers to be more productive
      • Increased quality as robots produce to a higher standard
      • Automation has decreased production down-time – no tea breaks, 24hr a day working
      • New technology is expensive
      • Can lead to redundancies
      • Demand for skilled workers increases
      • Money into education to equip the next workforce with the right skills
      GCSE Unit 4f – Economic and Technological forces
    • This is good communication.
    • Only use images that match your message
    • … and evoke emotion
    • Too much text & data is
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          • bad
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              • bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad
              • bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad
    • Never use clipart!
    • L i m i t
      • Your
      • Words
      • Per
      • Slide
    • Less text and data is
    • G d
    • Make only ONE point per slide
    • Dodge the bullets
    • Don’t use bad colour schemes
    • Check your spelling
    • Use pictures
    • Try
      • http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/
      • Now it's your turn
      • 2
    •  
      • Killing your students
      • Don McMillan (life after death by Powerpoint)‏
      • Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) by Alexei Kapterev
      • Dodging bullets in presentations by Rowan Manahan (fortifyservices. Blogspot.com)‏
      • Flikr-Storm
      • www.slideshare.net
      • www.google.co.uk/images
      • Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Warped”
      • Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “She will stop”
      • Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Misfit”
      With Thanks To
    • Jacqueline Hicks © 2008 Lead Teacher of ICT [email_address]