Stop Killing Students With PowerPoint

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Another take on powerpoint boredom but this time specially adapted for teachers! Because so many of them do not know how to use PowerPoint well and need some inspiration. Musical version also available on the you.

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  • hi thanks for this presentation...i was always telling my freinds in the university how to use effectively a power point presentation and your pouwer point summs it up...so i would really like if you let me have it so i can share it with students for the sake of learning.thank you for considering my request and for this power point :)
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  • @Rajmalviya911 yes and me
    i want send it to my teacher
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    it's Awesome....:)
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  • Just should point out that a lot of this content bears an uncanny resemblance to `Death by Powerpoint'. Which I believe is copyrighted.
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  • Great presentation for both teachers and students on how NOT to do a power point!
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Stop Killing Students With PowerPoint

  1. <ul><li>Q. What's worse than a boring lesson, filled with PowerPoint slides? </li></ul>
  2. <ul><li>A. A VLE crammed with PowerPoint slides from a boring lesson. </li></ul>
  3. <ul><li>*sigh* </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Posted by Sarah Horrigan at 9:45 AM http://kindalearning.blogspot.com/2009/05/boredom-x-2.html
  4. <ul><li>STOP </li></ul><ul><li>Killing Your Students with PowerPoint </li></ul>
  5. can be highly boring for your students and should only be used by authorised PowerPoint Teachers
  6. Warning
  7. PowerPoint
  8. It’s my duty to warn you
  9. How to avoid
  10. a Slow Death by PowerPoint
  11. (No students were harmed during the making of this presentation)
  12. The Top Cardinal Sins
  13. Cardinal Sin 1
  14. The Script
  15. The problem is that most people speak at
  16. 150 WPM
  17. Yet most people read at
  18. 250 WPM
  19. <ul><li>1. Some teachers like to put every single thing they are going to say on their slides. Although this means that you do not have to remember what to say on your slides. This makes your slides boring, text heavy and causes your students eyes to glaze over, the mobile phones come out and the fidgeting begins. They begin to wonder why they are even listening to you as they have already used up all their brain power reading ahead and drawing their own conclusions. All this before you even reach the bottom of your. . . </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  20. <ul><li>1. Continued - first slide </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  21. Cardinal Sin 2
  22. Dodging Bullets
  23. Example
  24. This is a Very Important Slide <ul><li>In case you have not understood the fact that this is a very important slide from the heading I am going to make sure that you read the information again in many different ways </li></ul><ul><li>The problem with very important slides (VIS) is that you try to get as much information on to them as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Because as we all know in teaching you can’t just say something once you have to make sure its said or shown three times in three different ways to get the same message across! </li></ul><ul><li>That way the little blighters can’t say you did not tell them </li></ul><ul><li>The sad thing is this causes Teachers to use PowerPoint's with lots of different levels and bullet points to put across the same key message (over and over again!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here it is again – I am important – read me! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have you got the point yet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Please remember I am important too even if I am a third level bullet point </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>It does not matter how many different ways you try to cram the information in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nobody is going to read it anyway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>So it’s all pretty pointless </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And you end up wasting your time </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Want students to read ? Give it to them on paper! A slide is not the place to do it </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Whoopee! </li></ul><ul><li>Phew is that it now? </li></ul>
  25. Not exactly exciting is it?
  26. To a student this is a signal to
  27.  
  28. Followed with a sprinkling of these
  29.  
  30. And time to catch up on
  31.  
  32. <ul><li>Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Using </li></ul><ul><li>Too </li></ul><ul><li>Many </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet </li></ul><ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>To </li></ul><ul><li>Try </li></ul><ul><li>To </li></ul><ul><li>Get </li></ul><ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Message </li></ul><ul><li>Across </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes <ul><li>To </li></ul><ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Class </li></ul><ul><li>Too </li></ul><ul><li>Many </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Key </li></ul><ul><li>Messages </li></ul><ul><li>Will </li></ul><ul><li>Be </li></ul><ul><li>Lost </li></ul><ul><li>In fact </li></ul><ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Term </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet </li></ul><ul><li>Point </li></ul><ul><li>Comes </li></ul><ul><li>From </li></ul><ul><li>The act </li></ul><ul><li>Of students </li></ul><ul><li>Pointing </li></ul><ul><li>Finger guns at </li></ul><ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>Annoying </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul>
  33. Ditch the bullet points!
  34. Cardinal Sin 3
  35. Spell Checks
  36. <ul><li>Many teachers do not even run a spell cheek before their presentation! </li></ul><ul><li>BIG MISTAK – Nothing makes you look more stupid that selling errrs </li></ul>Common PowerPoint Mistakes
  37. Cardinal Sin 4
  38. People who love data
  39. Think that more is better ?
  40. More Data
  41. Effectiveness
  42. Lets demonstrate this
  43. By adding more!
  44.  
  45.  
  46. In some desperate attempt
  47. To convince you of their point
  48. Cardinal Sin 5
  49. Bad Colour Schemes <ul><li>Clashing backgrounds and font colours can lead to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thumping headache </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motion sickness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unexplained rashes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental confusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continual fidgeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of bladder control </li></ul></ul>
  50. Cardinal Sin 6
  51. Animation
  52. Can be good
  53. For visual learners
  54. Animation Can be effective But use too much And you end up with your students Going WOW! This is just so cool And not actually Taking Any notice Of what You are trying to say
  55. And your PowerPoint becomes this
  56. Animation Blah Boring Like this one? WOW! Look at me Woo hoo Wheee Yawn Fidget Blah Blah Blah
  57. More Animation
  58. Less Effect
  59. So how do you get away from mindless text and bullets?
  60.  
  61. Example
  62. We’ve all heard the proverb
  63. A picture is
  64. words
  65. Taken from an example of a real GCSE Business lesson
  66. <ul><li>Businesses have benefited in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in storage space and costs as materials are Just In Time (JIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased output as new technology and techniques allow businesses to increase production </li></ul><ul><li>Increased labour productivity as new techniques and technologies enable workers to be more productive </li></ul><ul><li>Increased quality as robots produce to a higher standard </li></ul><ul><li>Automation has decreased production down-time – no tea breaks, 24hr a day working </li></ul><ul><li>New technology is expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to redundancies </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for skilled workers increases </li></ul><ul><li>Money into education to equip the next workforce with the right skills </li></ul>GCSE Unit 4f – Economic and Technological forces
  67. Doesn’t it make you feel like this?
  68.  
  69. Let’s break it down
  70. Technological Forces
  71. Manufacturing products only when ordered (JIT)
  72. I n c r e a s e s
  73. Output & production
  74. Productivity
  75. Demand for skilled workers
  76. Skills education for workforce
  77. Technology costs
  78. Quality
  79. D e c r e a ses
  80. Costs and storage space
  81. Production downtime storage space
  82. Jobs (redundancies) storage space
  83. Its all there except
  84. You nor the students read it!
  85.  
  86. computer Sometimes the best slides have no text at all
  87. Have you got it yet?
  88. Less is more
  89. Communication involves emotions
  90. If you can’t explain it short and simple
  91. Then you don’t understand it
  92. This is bad communication
  93. <ul><li>Businesses have benefited in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in storage space and costs as materials are Just In Time (JIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased output as new technology and techniques allow businesses to increase production </li></ul><ul><li>Increased labour productivity as new techniques and technologies enable workers to be more productive </li></ul><ul><li>Increased quality as robots produce to a higher standard </li></ul><ul><li>Automation has decreased production down-time – no tea breaks, 24hr a day working </li></ul><ul><li>New technology is expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to redundancies </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for skilled workers increases </li></ul><ul><li>Money into education to equip the next workforce with the right skills </li></ul>GCSE Unit 4f – Economic and Technological forces
  94. This is good communication
  95. Only use images that match your message
  96. … and evoke emotion
  97. Too much text & data is
  98. <ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  99. Try to avoid clipart!
  100. L i m i t
  101. <ul><li>Your </li></ul><ul><li>Words </li></ul><ul><li>Per </li></ul><ul><li>Slide </li></ul>
  102. Less text and data is
  103. G d
  104. Make only ONE point per slide
  105. Dodge the bullets
  106. Don’t use bad colour schemes
  107. Check your spelling
  108. Use pictures
  109. Try <ul><li>http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ </li></ul>
  110. Try
  111. Try
  112. <ul><li>Now it’s your turn </li></ul>
  113. <ul><li>2 </li></ul>
  114.  
  115. <ul><li>Killing your students </li></ul>
  116. <ul><li>Don McMillan (Life after death by PowerPoint) </li></ul><ul><li>Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) by Alexei Kapterev </li></ul><ul><li>Dodging bullets in presentations by Rowan Manahan (fortifyservices. Blogspot.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Flikr-Storm </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.co.uk/images </li></ul><ul><li>Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Warped” </li></ul><ul><li>Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “She will stop” </li></ul><ul><li>Music from www.freeplaymusic.com track – “Misfit” </li></ul>With Thanks To
  117. <ul><li>www.prezi.com (free educational accounts – up to 100 users) </li></ul><ul><li>Keynotes – also available for iphone/ ipad </li></ul><ul><li>www.animoto.com (free educational accounts) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Photo Story (free download) </li></ul>Alternatives to PowerPoint
  118. Jacqueline Hicks © 2010 Lead Teacher of ICT [email_address]

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