Key Points to Make a Powerful PowerPoint!<br />Text and Fonts<br />Background<br />Slide Contents<br />Images/Pictures<br />Slide Setup<br />For more ideas on technology use in classrooms:<br />http://www.freetech4teachers.com/<br />(Jukes 1-46)<br />("Last")<br />
Text and Fonts<br />Do:<br />Use italics rather than underlining<br />Limit Capital Letters- slows reading flow<br />Make a contrast between font & background with color<br />Use Serif Fonts- allows for better flow of reading<br />Always use large, readable letters to reduce the strain on the readers<br />(Jukes 1-46)<br />("Byrne") <br />
Images and Pictures<br />Add images that are related to content<br />Position images on right<br />Only use 1 image per page<br />Use photos rather than clipart<br />Find images that please the Rule of Thirds and grab attention<br />(Jukes 1-46)<br />
When using images or large amounts of content, don’t place them in the middle of the page.
Focus on off centering the pictures to grab attention- please the eyes.</li></ul>To grab readers attention, use white spaces to enhance the text and picture’s purpose<br />(Jukes 1-46)<br />("Wemple")<br />
Slide Content<br />Keep content short and simple<br />The PowerPoint has minimal information provided<br />PowerPoint is a guideline! Not the script.<br />Take out all unneeded words that are just “fillers.”<br />(Jukes 1-46)<br />
Slide Setup<br />Keep the slides easy to look at:<br />NO overhang sentences<br />Title &text to the left of the slides<br />Keep backgrounds dark and text at a color that will bring attention<br />Use one transition for entire presentation to reduce distractions<br />Don’t use outrageous special effects; keep it professional but interesting<br />Use a basic form for each slide; uniformity is key<br />Slides need to be evenly split for attention between text and images<br />Don’t overload each page with either content<br />(Jukes 1-46)<br />
References!<br />Content<br />Jukes, Ian. "Bringing Down the House: Creating Sensational Knock-Your Socks Off Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power and Pizzazz." InfoSavvy Group May 2005. 1-46. InfoSavvy. Web. 23 Sep 2011. <br />Images<br />"15 Inspirational Quotes on Being Successful." Graphic. "Likeablequotes". First Last. likeablequotes, 2010. Web. 23 Sep 2011. <br />"#2 Secret to Better Motorcycle Photography is to Use the Rule of Thirds." Photograph. Bike Rally Photography. Tim Wemple. Bike Rally Photography Blog, 2010. Web. 23 Sep 2011. <br />"Using Technology to Find Students." Photograph. Free Technology for Teachers. Richard Byrne. Web. 23 Sep 2011. <br />"Technology in the Classroom." Photograph. First Year Teaching Tips. Blogger, 2010. Web. 23 Sep 2011. <br />