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  • Before you open PowerPointWhen you open PowerPoint Presenting or Lecturing with PowerPoint Alternatives to PowerPoint
  • Do this FIRST!!!
  • Fake it in Google DocsShow outlining in PowerPoint and in WordIf you have an outline, you can structure your piece in a way that will make it flow smoothly. An outline will show you where to put important elements of your writing before you actually sit down and write the entire piece.And once you’ve figured out where to place particular elements of your piece, you prevent it from meandering from one thought to the next. What you get is a tight piece that your readers would easily understand.
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    1. 1. PowerPoint in the Classroom<br />Tech Talk – April 2010<br />
    2. 2. 2<br />
    3. 3. Using PowerPoint effectively<br />3<br />Before: What do to before starting<br />During: Some best practices & features<br />After: Presenting/lecturing with PowerPoint<br />Followup: Enhancements/Alternatives<br />
    4. 4. Before<br />What to do before starting<br />
    5. 5. Brainstorm<br />What's the subject and why does it matter?<br />What is the desired outcome or action?<br />What do you want audience to remember?<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Outline<br />What are the main topics? (brainstorm)<br />Logical grouping of subtopics<br />Scalability<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Make an outline<br />Word demo<br />OmniOutliner Mac<br />Google Docs<br />PowerPoint demo<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Try visual brainstorming<br />Stimulates thinking and taps creativity<br />Ideas are recorded quickly and represented visually<br />Popular applications<br />MindManager<br />Inspiration<br />Webspirationbeta<br />8<br />
    9. 9. Some best practices for slideshows<br />During<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Keep it simple<br />10<br />Fewer slides<br />Less text <br />Simple slide transitions<br />
    11. 11. Text<br />11<br />On a screen a sans serif font (e.g. Arial) will display better than a serif font (e.g. Times). <br />Use a decent font size. <br />Font size of 28 to 34 for subtitles<br />Avoid Title Capitalization<br />Avoid long blocks of text<br />
    12. 12. Color<br />12<br />White background is harder on eyes. <br />Use contrast: light on dark or dark on light.<br />Use consistent backgrounds <br />For a long presentation, you may want to change background designs when shifting to a new topic<br />
    13. 13. Graphics<br />13<br />Graphics should make a key concept clearer, otherwise, don’t use them. <br />Place in similar location within each screen.<br />Photos of people help people relate<br />Avoid clip art <br />
    14. 14. Make it enticing!<br />14<br />Try for a memorable opening and closing<br />You can insert video and audio clips into PowerPoint. You can also insert hyperlinks.<br />Animation effects can be interesting when used in moderation.<br />Beware of flying bullets<br />
    15. 15. Some useful features in PowerPoint<br />During<br />15<br />
    16. 16. Get started<br />16<br />Start from scratch (blank template)<br />Or start with existing template, theme, or presentation<br />What’s the difference between a template and a theme?<br />
    17. 17. Themes<br />17<br />Colors <br />Fonts<br />Backgrounds<br />
    18. 18. Templates<br />18<br />You can repurpose any presentation file; just rename it<br />A template is any presentation you plan to reuse<br />Theme<br />Background images<br />Headers and footers<br />Placeholder text<br />
    19. 19. Slide Layouts<br />19<br />Apply canned layouts<br />Try to apply before typing text<br />Can move elements around<br />Home > Slides > Reset<br />
    20. 20. Extras<br />20<br />Headers & Footers<br />Can apply to all or some<br />Slide sorter<br />Quick Access Toolbar<br />
    21. 21. Presenting/lecturing with PowerPoint<br />After<br />21<br />
    22. 22. What do you think?<br />22<br />For what kinds of presentations would PowerPoint not be suitable?<br />
    23. 23. What do you think?<br />23<br />Does PowerPoint enhance or detract from a presentation and/or lecture?<br />
    24. 24. Enhancements / Alternatives<br />Followup<br />24<br />
    25. 25. 25<br />Share the presentation<br />Slideshare.net<br />Google docs<br />Narrate it<br />PowerPoint<br />ProfCast iTunes<br />
    26. 26. 26<br />http://prezi.com/hgjm18z36h75/why-should-you-move-beyond-slides/<br />