Effective Presentations Danny Nicholson Think Bank Ltd
or PowerPointless? PowerPoint
Benefits of ICT Presentation <ul><li>“ Better quality” presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access to multimedia resources ...
Golden Rules <ul><li>Some golden rules: </li></ul><ul><li>Make it clear </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul>
Make it clear <ul><li>Make the font large enough to read. </li></ul><ul><li>12 point font </li></ul><ul><li>20 point font ...
Make it clear <ul><li>Choose a clear font.  </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid fancy fonts. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arial </li>...
Make it clear <ul><li>Use colour wisely </li></ul>For many pupils  a pastel coloured background makes the text much  easie...
Make it clear <ul><li>Use contrasting colours </li></ul>Use dark text on a  light background. Or light text on a dark back...
Make it clear <ul><li>Be aware of colour blind pupils… avoid certain combinations. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg:  Red / Green </li...
Make it clear <ul><li>Use text sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Six points per page </li></ul><ul><li>Break text up into bullet...
Make it clear <ul><li>Avoid distracting backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to flat colours </li></ul><ul><li>or a slight ...
Keep it Simple <ul><li>Use appropriate images </li></ul><ul><li>Images to support not distract </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ove...
Keep it Simple <ul><li>Don’t overload slides with text </li></ul><ul><li>Keep slides concise </li></ul><ul><li>Split over ...
Can you read it? <ul><li>Test out your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the back of your classroom and see if you can ...
Add interactivity <ul><li>When using an IWB, build in activities where the pupils can interact with the board. </li></ul><...
Just because you can..... Doesn't mean you should Remember:
Shared resources <ul><li>PowerPoints are available on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Can purchase presentations </li></ul><ul><...
Summary <ul><li>Keep them simple </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the slides clear </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure it’s legible </li></u...
<ul><li>www.whiteboardblog.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.whiteboardweb.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.think-bank.com </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. Effective Presentations Danny Nicholson Think Bank Ltd
  2. 2. or PowerPointless? PowerPoint
  3. 3. Benefits of ICT Presentation <ul><li>“ Better quality” presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access to multimedia resources (images/video etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation of backbone of lesson in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Easily stored, shared, printed and recalled </li></ul>
  4. 4. Golden Rules <ul><li>Some golden rules: </li></ul><ul><li>Make it clear </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul>
  5. 5. Make it clear <ul><li>Make the font large enough to read. </li></ul><ul><li>12 point font </li></ul><ul><li>20 point font </li></ul><ul><li>36 point font </li></ul><ul><li>44 point font </li></ul>
  6. 6. Make it clear <ul><li>Choose a clear font. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid fancy fonts. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arial </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comic Sans </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tahoma </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Make it clear <ul><li>Use colour wisely </li></ul>For many pupils a pastel coloured background makes the text much easier to read… … than the same text on a plain White background. It reduces glare.
  8. 8. Make it clear <ul><li>Use contrasting colours </li></ul>Use dark text on a light background. Or light text on a dark background.
  9. 9. Make it clear <ul><li>Be aware of colour blind pupils… avoid certain combinations. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg: Red / Green </li></ul>And this Avoid this
  10. 10. Make it clear <ul><li>Use text sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Six points per page </li></ul><ul><li>Break text up into bullets </li></ul><ul><li>ALL CAPITALS IS HARD TO READ </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed case text is clearer. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Make it clear <ul><li>Avoid distracting backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to flat colours </li></ul><ul><li>or a slight graduated tint </li></ul>
  12. 12. Keep it Simple <ul><li>Use appropriate images </li></ul><ul><li>Images to support not distract </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t overload slides with clipart </li></ul><ul><li>Memorable images </li></ul>
  13. 13. Keep it Simple <ul><li>Don’t overload slides with text </li></ul><ul><li>Keep slides concise </li></ul><ul><li>Split over several slides if necessary. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Can you read it? <ul><li>Test out your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the back of your classroom and see if you can read it </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just assume it can be read. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Add interactivity <ul><li>When using an IWB, build in activities where the pupils can interact with the board. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow thinking time for all to attempt it. </li></ul><ul><li>Kinaesthetic learning. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Just because you can..... Doesn't mean you should Remember:
  17. 17. Shared resources <ul><li>PowerPoints are available on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Can purchase presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Some are better than others. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate them before buying / using </li></ul>
  18. 18. Summary <ul><li>Keep them simple </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the slides clear </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure it’s legible </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on the message, rather than special effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Add interactivity where possible </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>www.whiteboardblog.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.whiteboardweb.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.think-bank.com </li></ul>Thank you for reading
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