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