Powerpoint for young children

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Powerpoint for young children

  1. 1. Powerful PowerPoint Presentations In the VPK Classroom for Young Children Julia Curtis EME 2040
  2. 2. Why use technology ? <ul><li>Technology provides tools that can be used as engagers and facilitators of thinking, helping young children construct their knowledge of the world (Jonassen & Howland, 2003, p. 12). </li></ul>Using Microsoft® PowerPoint™ to Support Emergent Literacy Skill Development for Young Children At-Risk or Who Have Disabilities - Jack Hourcade
  3. 3. Things to think about…. <ul><li>When presenting PowerPoint presentations to young children… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep slides simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a recognizable font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use clipart and pictures to complement print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not make presentation too long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have an interactive element to the presentation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Recognizable Fonts <ul><li>Children who are learning letters and numerals need to have fonts that are familiar and readable. Many fonts do not have a complementary lower case. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Choice Good Choice </li></ul><ul><li>ABCDEFGHIJK ABCDE / abcde </li></ul><ul><li>ABCDE/abcde ABCDE / abcde </li></ul><ul><li>12345 12345 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Use Minimal Text <ul><li>Rule of Seven </li></ul><ul><li>No more than seven lines with seven words per line. </li></ul>Teaching and Learning with Technology / Fourth Edition. Judy Lever-Duffy, Jean McDonald
  6. 6. Clipart! Using visuals are important to create and enhance learning for the young child.
  7. 7. Pictures Real life pictures are important to connect a young child to their world and provide realism.
  8. 8. Use of White Space Young children can be confused when the page is too busy or has too many colors and distractions. “ White space is needed to provide the contrast that catches the reader’ s eye. But white space is much more than just background. It lets the design breathe & allows important objects or words to stand out.” Bringing Down The House: Creating Sensational Knock Your Socks Off Presentations By: Ian Jukes
  9. 9. 3 Three 2 Two 1 One Three Little Snowmen Example Slide
  10. 10. Don’t be afraid to use technology…many times the kids know more than you do!

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