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A presentation I gave to my faculty at a staff development last month. Originally posted on my blog here: ...

A presentation I gave to my faculty at a staff development last month. Originally posted on my blog here:

The attention my little slide show has gotten has been truly humbling! What started as a presentation for my staff has taken on a life of its own! THANKS to those who have viewed and shared!



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Taking Your Slide Deck to the Next Level Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Taking Your Slide Deck to the Next Level Content, Delivery, and Design
  • 2. Quick Write What would you most like to improve about your presentations? What do you hope to get out of today’s session?
  • 3. Creating (un)Engaging Content • This slide is an example of what we have come to typically expect from a PowerPoint presentation • There is a lot of text (small text) that conveys a lot of information • Plus we’ve got bullets • Presenters read line-by-line exactly what is on the slide • Students work furiously to copy the slide verbatim into their notes • It becomes the 21st century equivalent of the overhead projector • What’s going on for students cognitively while the presenter reads the notes and they copy?
  • 4. The use of the PowerPoint presentation has been a disaster. It should be ditched. John Sweller, University of NSW
  • 5. We read: Between 250 and 400 words per minute We can hear: About 150 to 160 words per minute We can speak: About 105 words per minute We can copy by hand: About 22 words per minute
  • 6. The PowerPoint Curve Student Engagement Words Per Slide
  • 7. Lecturing is not good for children and other living things. Edward Redish, Ph.D. U of MD Physics Professor
  • 8. Why To make present? meaning
  • 9. If you're not trying to persuade, why present at all?
  • 10. Ask a question Poll the class Think-Jot-Pair-Share Quick writes
  • 11. 10-20-30
  • 12. Design
  • 13. Don’t Design decorate
  • 14. Albert Einstein Born March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany Theoretical physicist Special theory of relativity - reconciled mechanics with electromagnetism General theory of relativity Extended theory to non-uniform motion Created new theory of gravitation Won Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 Died April 17, 1955
  • 15. “Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein
  • 16. But don’t get crazy
  • 17. This is almost as bad.
  • 18. Maybe white will be better.
  • 19. Yes. That’s better.
  • 20. Don’t Design decorate
  • 21. Would you want to be in your class?
  • 22. Where I Got This Stuff PowerPoint for Teachers http://www.slideshare.net/paulwill/powerpoint-for-teachers Presentation Tips http://www.slideshare.net/jhaustin/presentation-tips/ How To: Visual Effects in PowerPoint 2003 http://www.slideshare.net/mjamesno/how-to-visual-effects-in-powerpoint-2003/ Life After Death by PowerPoint http://www.slideshare.net/thecroaker/death-by-powerpoint How I Made My Presentations a Little Better http://www.43folders.com/2007/08/23/better-presentations Presentation Zen http://www.presentationzen.com/ dy/dan http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?cat=24
  • 23. Scott Elias blog.scottjelias.net sjelias@gmail.com