Powerpoint 101 (1)


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The ins and outs of powerpoint, intended to be displayed in a middle school or high school classroom.

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Powerpoint 101 (1)

  1. 1. Powerpoint 101: Use and Misuse of the Cool Stuff Kelly Kristl *This is a presentation I plan to keep handy in case I’m ever demonstrating how to make, or ruin, a powerpoint presentation to a group of middle school-age kids. From that perspective, it is also me having a ton of fun with powerpoint. When else do you actually get to use the neon rainbow background?
  2. 2. Choose a Background • White backgrounds hurt eyes and are harder to read on than dark backgrounds.
  3. 3. Choose a Background • Isn’t this nice? • Slightly off-white fonts work well too (I used very light blue.) • However, not all dark backgrounds are created equal…
  4. 4. This SlideCauses Migraines • A Dark background makes a light font stand out • Some fonts are easier to read than others • Serious fonts fit a serious topic • In Moderation, fun fonts can accentuate a fun topic
  5. 5. Which Font is Easier to Read? • Serif? • Sans Serif? • Bold? • Narrow? • Cursive? • 48 point? • 20 point?
  6. 6. Backgrounds can be different styles • Dive in to my report on lifeguarding, fresh water usage, or fish Join me on a journey through my book report about a fantasy book, set in a time long long aGo
  7. 7. Consider Adding Effects • Bullets can fly in for effect. • Consider if you want the same effect for all of them. • Consider if the effect is going to slow your presentation down. • Consider if the effect might make somebody dizzy.
  8. 8. Clip art can also make a boring slide less boring.
  9. 9. Use Visuals to Make Your Point • Blah blah blah blah blah blah
  10. 10. Transitions: Cool and Eye Catching
  11. 11. Another Transition Expert tip: Consider if your transitions help focus, or distract your audience.
  12. 12. And Finally, A Slice of π • 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716 939937510582097494459230781640628620899862 803482534211706798214808651328230664709384 460955058223172535940812848111745028410270 193852110555964462294895493038196442881097 566593344612847564823378678316527120190914 564856692346034861045432664821339360726024 914127372458700660631558817488152092096282 925409171536436789259036001133053054882046 652138414695194151160943305727036575959195 309218611738193261179310511854807446237996
  13. 13. There is no demonstration of audio content in this powerpoint • I know how to do it • I don’t have headphones • The other library patrons thank you dearly for taking my word
  14. 14. The End!
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