So, our aim is to learn some basics of good design and keep things simple, balanced and above all, Beautiful! Check out “Presentation Zen: Simple ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery” by Garr Reynolds .
Go Visual! Empty space allows us to appreciate what is not there, & makes our visual messages stronger. Make your image fill up the whole slide. Yes, right up to the edge! Place your text inside it. Use less than seven words in each slide. Trust me!
Good presentations target students “left brain” & “right brain”. We are hardwired to understand images. Going visual improves communication. Use your image to draw out students high order thinking skills.
Sample Slides A good image allows students to think, wonder and reflect on an issue. A great image can help tell the story in a way bullet points never can.
What will this place look like in 1000 years time? How would he describe this place in a phone call to you, right now?
Practice before presenting Don’t be tempted to read the text straight from the slide! But what about the detail? Well, the slide should lead to the worksheet, or textbook, so pupils can learn more.